Reported by Dana Vitek
At the risk of sounding like a Ginsu knife infomercial, the Tim Holtz Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors by Tonic Studios can do (almost) anything! I’ve used them for things well beyond the scope of the crafting world, like trimming my daughter’s bangs, cutting apart the 150 twist ties they use to hold toys in packaging, and yes, I’ll admit it, even…trimming my toenails! (I know… too much information)
My husband earned his very own pair for the tool box after I found him cutting carpet with mine. And you know those plastic blister pack nightmares that everything is packaged in these days… no sweat for these beauties. Double-sided carpet tape, red-line tape, clear packing tape, strapping tape… no problem!
Now then, back to crafting…. I’ve used them for trimming unmounted rubber stamps (no turtles were harmed in the trimming of this stamp…):
I’ve even used them for ribbon (their micro serrations grip the ribbon as they’re cutting, so it doesn’t slip), and for cutting yarn while crocheting.
- Non-stick coating makes a huge difference when cutting stamps with sticky-backed foam. Just give them a swipe with a baby wipe and you’re good to go.
- Well-engineered pivot point give these scissors enough oomph to cut through tough stuff.
- Light weight and sharp points give them enough finesse for detail work.
- They come with a protective slide-on cap to keep the points covered when not in use. (Safety first!)
- I’m left-handed, and these scissors don’t seem to mind. No trouble there!
- Price…retail price is $11.99 and they’re worth well more than that in my opinion.
- Their micro serrations will leave marks on paper and cardstock; there are better tools for those media.
- I’d love to see a variety of handle colors to keep them organized by task. With multiple pairs in my household, I’d like to know at a glance which ones are mine and which are my husband’s. Plus, I’m partial to pink things.
- Getting them sharpened might be tricky, but since one of the blades is not serrated, maybe it wouldn’t be. I’ve not tried it yet.
- I lost the protective cap. But that’s not their fault.
I got mine at White Swan Rubber Stamps, the cutest little stamp shop in Delaware (home of tax-free shopping!). I encourage you to shop locally whenever you can. You can also find them at these small, independent web-sellers that I can personally recommend (not affiliated, just a happy customer): AllThatScraps.com, EclecticPaperie.com, and CornishHeritageFarms.com.
I love my Tim Holtz Micro Serrated scissors, and highly recommend them. What do you think? Have them and hate them? Love them to pieces? Let us know!
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