Reported by Sara McKenzie
This tool is the brain child of two women in Illinois, with the first names of Lisa and Miriam. (Hence, LIMIRI). I don’t know this for a fact, but one can guess that they are two crafty ladies who had both a great idea and the gumption to go out there and make it happen. For that I say: “You go girls!!”
Quick Snippers are designed along the concept of the Swiss Army knife. When everything is collapsed, it is a handy shape with no sharp edges or points, and could be thrown in a traveling bag without fear. Each scissor design can be pulled out pretty easily, one at a time, for use.
It is 5 inches long, 1 inch wide, and 1-1/2 inches thick. It feels substantial in your hand, and weighs in at a hefty 10 ounces (i.e. more than half a pound). I could handle it with ease, but I am bigger than the average woman at 5’8″ tall, with a glove size of 8. I think women with hands smaller than mine might not find this tool very comfortable or easy to use.
In principal, Quick Snippers really are a clever idea. You can throw it in your craft tote, not worry about poking or tearing anything with it, and have 6 different cutting edges at your disposal. But the biggest problem with it? It doesn’t cut well.
That is from the straight blade. And it is easily visible without looking at a close-up camera shot.
In fact, I could feel that it was not cleanly cutting the paper.
The blade on each scissor design is only 1-5/8″ long. So to cut anything for a scrapbook layout or a card, you have to keep cutting and cutting and cutting…. Just to get one edge done. Plus, on some of the blade, I found that the scissors would not even close all the way to the tip while I was trying to cut plain paper- so this made the effective cutting length about 1-3/8″. And when I tried it on cardstock and did try to cut all the way to the end of the blade, it sometimes tore the cardstock at the end instead of cutting it.
The lightening bolt is the only one that seemed to give a clean cut.
Below: Victorian scissor, and the Zig Zag scissor. Neither one cut cleanly,
and the Victorian scissor had a tendency to tear the cardstock at the end of the cut.
- 6 scissors in one tool
- collapses completely so that you don’t have to worry about damaging any other tools or supplies in your craft tote
- Can be used by righties or lefties.
- The blades don’t cut cleanly, even the straight edge.
- The cutting blade is very short.
- It is relatively heavy and bulky; women with small hands may not find it comfortable to use.
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What do you think about the Quick Snippers? What do you love or dislike about this new product?
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