Crafting Hint of the Day - Sissors 101 - Part 1 - Buying Sissorsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Cooking & Crafts : One Thread
What To Look For When Buying Scissors
- Comfortable - Women's hands are usually smaller than men's, and they generally have a shorter reach. Try all scissors for a good, comfortable fit.
- Lightweight - The scissors should provide comfort after hours of extended use.
- Cut through multiple layers of fabric - If possible, test scissors before purchasing them. Bring in scraps of materials so you can see how the scissors performs.
- 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.
- Blade tips - The tips of your scissors/shears should meet at a precise point.
- Manufacturer's warranty - Choose tools that come with a warranty. (Beware of listed imitations)
- Name brands - Look for names you know and trust.
-- Karen (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 18, 2002