Classic - Foldable Scissors
- How to care for Scissors?
Buy several pairs > Decide which scissors will accomplish what tasks and use them for only those purposes.
Wipe blades after each use > This prevents build-up of lint and other debris that can get caught in the pivot area and interfere with the way your scissors performs. For normal cleaning, wash your scissors with soap and water. Wipe off and dry scissors before using or storing.
Oil Scissors > Oil your best scissors/shears every once in a while at the screw assembly and between the blades at the pivot area. Wipe excess oil off the blades to prevent staining.
Don't force cutting > This damages the blades and alignment. If it's too hard to make the cut, your scissors are too light or too dull to complete the task. Cut heavy things near the pivot, NOT near the tips of the blades. Cut carefully hitting a pin can cause jags or nicks in the blades, making it difficult to cut.
Don't drop your scissors > Dropping can break or knock your scissors out of alignment.
Store scissors > Keep scissors in a safe, dry, cool, clean place. This will avoid damage to them and prevent accidents.
Sharpen or replace blades > Do this as needed to ensure optimal cutting performance.
Test for sharpness > Draw a five-point star about the size of a dime on a sheer piece of fabric. Start in the center and cut out to the points. If the star edges are clean, your scissors are sharp enough. If the edges are jagged, you need to sharpen your scissors.
- What to do when scissors don't cut very well?
You can sharpen scissors with the Fiskars® Scissors Sharpener.
It can be used with right-handed scissors and straight blades.
- What to do when scissors are too tightened?
You can adjust the tension of blades according to the cut material thanks to the adjustment screw for some scissors.
- What to pay attention at when buying scissors?
Comfortable > Try out all different kind's of scissors for a good, comfortable fit.
Lightweight > The scissors should provide comfort after hours of extended use.
Cut Through Multiple Layers of Material > If possible, test scissors before purchasing them. Bring in scraps of materials so you can see how the scissors perform.
Cut fabric sharply from pivot to point even an incredibly dull pair of scissors will cut paper, but only a quality pair will cut fabric without sticking or stopping.
Bent-Handled Scissors > These special handles encourage accuracy when cutting on a flat surface.
Contoured Handles > These handles give you more comfort because they follow your hand's natural curves.
Spring Action Scissors > These scissors will make your job easier by doing more of the work and reducing hand fatigue.
Look for durability and easy-to-use locking mechanisms.
Test scissors' tension > When you open and close the blades, they shouldn't feel too loose or too tight. They also should sing (!?)
Blade tips > The tips of your scissors/shears should meet at a precise point.