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Review | Fiskars Amplify 10″ Mixed Media Shears

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I was so excited to try out these shears. I’ve long been a fan of Fiskars scissors for all my crafting and was looking forward to giving these a trial run in my mixed media projects.

The Amplify shears are designed with a large handle and long blades which makes cutting a variety of materials pretty easy.

Here’s a few highlights of the outstanding qualities of these shears:

Multiple layers. I was able to cut several layers of canvas at once for stretching over frames, and the shears cut it with ease. Additionally I’ll add that the shears cut evenly and with very clean edged cuts.

Large Handle Loops. I don’t have the smallest hands, and I found the handle loops to be the perfect angle and comfortable while in my hand.

Blades. While I was cutting leather for a recent project, the stainless steel blades cut all the way to the tip of the blade. Unlike other shorter blade scissors the 10” blade made for fewer cuts. Overall the cuts were smooth and precise.

Safety Sheath. I can appreciate the plastic sheath that is included with the Amplify shears. While I do have to be disciplined to place the shears in it at the end of a work session I know that using it will keep my shears in good shape protecting the $39.99 (MSRP)  investment – and also any kids that may be around.

I will say that these shears are slightly on the heavy side but, that comes with the territory of using a good pair of scissors. Without the weight and construction of these shears, they couldn’t get the job done nearly as well.

In closing, I would recommend these scissors to any mixed media artist. In fact I could find a use for these shears in many different crafting arenas. If you’re looking for a heavy duty cutting workhorse for your craft room you’ll be pleased with the addition of the Fiskars Amplify Shears.

Pros:

  • Ability to cut thick materials
  • Clean cuts from base to tip of blade
  • Comfort

Cons:

  • Weight

Fiskars Amplify 10″ Mixed Media Shears are available now and have an MSRP of $39.99, but currently can be purchased for $23.21 on Amazon.com.

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Deena Ziegler

Deena Ziegler has been a crafter for as long as she can remember. Her Mom, Grandma, and Aunts were always crafting up some project and they were happy to teach her everything they knew. Baking, sewing, needlework, you name it, they did it! As a young mom Deena became a professional crafter, and now she works at Sizzix as a Craft Designer, teaches card making classes, teaches online at My Creative Classroom, and owns and operates a small card kit business – and she bloga all about it. Deena enjoys finding ways to be creative in daily life by repurposing, giving handmade and creating with her daughters.

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6 Responses to Review | Fiskars Amplify 10″ Mixed Media Shears

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    KathyinMN November 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    Tried these at the Fiskars booth at Scrapfest, they had you cut through multiple layers of burlap type fabric. Was very surprised with how easy they cut through thick material. They said it could cut grundge board too.

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    Barbara in FLA November 5, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    From the picture, it looks like they were designed for right handed people. Am I correct? As a Lefty, if I used them, they’d wear a blister pretty quickly.

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    Elinor Stecker-Orel November 5, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    I had the exact opposite experience. The scissors did no better than my other Fiskars scissors. In fact, they could not even cut the cardboard they were packaged in. What a dissapointment.

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    Kristine November 5, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    would of liked to see some pictures of uses

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    Kathy adams November 26, 2013 at 11:43 pm #

    CON: NO LEFT HANDED VERSION!!!!

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