Review | Fiskars 8″ Amplify Mixed Media Scissors

Reported by Patti Sokol

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Like their bigger sibling the 10″ Amplify Mixed Media Scissors that Deena looked at yesterday, the idea behind the new Fiskars 8″ Amplify Mixed Media scissors is that they are premium shears designed for cutting extra-thick mixed-media materials.


Fiskars’ brand name is synonymous with quality and these scissors live up to that and more.  Sculpted thumb and forefinger loops fit the shape and the natural movement of the hand and allow you to cut through many types of media without your hand tiring.  The patented technology, which causes the blades to sense separation,  and then transfer the energy to a torsion bar, which adjusts the blade and allows it to shift to its optimal cutting angle is quite ingenious.  All of this essentially means that you can pick up any kind of mixed media item that you can envision and use these incredible scissors to cut it into the shape required for your project.

The scissors come with a lifetime guarantee which is fantastic reassurance.  The protective sheath that comes with the scissors fit them perfectly and the button that is designed on the side of the scissors prevents the scissors from slipping out.

I put the scissors through my own mixed media test.  I tried to think of something quite tough and hard to cut through that I would use in making my everyday mixed media collages and then tried to make it very challenging.  Here is what I came up with:

First, how well can they cut through an entire magazine?

This is an art magazine with 80 pages and a front and back cover. And here is how the scissors performed:


They cut through it effortlessly!

And next up is a piece of cardboard:

Once again, these scissors lived up to their reputation with a nice clean cut:

I can honestly say that these scissors are worth every penny for my crafting needs.  And with the lifetime warranty and included sheath to protect the blades, it’s even harder to say no. For crafting and mixed media enthusiasts hoping to make their next project their best, nothing on the market outperforms Amplify Mixed Media Shears.

Fiskars 8″ Amplify Mixed Media Shears have an MSRP of $29.99, but are currently available on for only $10.99.

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6 Responses to Review | Fiskars 8″ Amplify Mixed Media Scissors

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    Sandi November 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Thanks, I just ordered a pair! There is just a few left on Amazon, hurry!

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    KathyinMN November 6, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    Yep, just what I thought when I tried them at I need another pair of scissors. After…yes,yes I do! Thanks for the heads up on the price at Amazon.

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    Kayla R. November 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    Good brand, scissors and product at a great price. Wht’s not to love about that?!

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    Ann Marshall November 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    Thanks for the great review and tip on Amazon pricing. However (today, Nov. 7), the Amazon price I found for the 8″ pair is $15.21 for Prime customers (meaning shipping is included). Still, it’s a good deal for what you’ve demonstrated is an excellent pair of heavy-duty scissors.

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      Nancy Nally November 12, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

      Sorry to hear that the price went up Ann! The price we published was accurate at press time but Amazon changes its prices automatically on an hour by hour (sometimes minute by minute) basis in response to various market factors and so it is impossible to keep up with them.

      And from one Prime customer to another…they’ll pry my Prime from my cold dead hands! Worth every penny!

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    Kathy adams November 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    I got a pair of these in a class kit and could not use them. The handles are made only for right-handed people and are very uncomfortable for left-handed people to use. I don’t see anywhere in your review mentioned that they make a left-handed version. I think it’s important to inform people of this fact. Many lefties can adapt to most situations but I find that using right-handed scissors is not one of them. I can do almost everything but write and cut accurately with my right hand.