Reported by Maria del Pinto
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I recently had a chance to test out the Fiskars Cuts + More Multi-Purpose Scissors which have titanium blades and come with pretty cool extras.
The Fiskars Cuts + More Scissors are really great multi-purpose craft scissors with great functionality and ease of use that can even be used to cut a wooden popsicle stick!
One of the extras that the scissors comes with is that on these scissors the blade protector doubles as a scissor sharpener.
Once you are done using the sharpener, it slips on to protect the blades.
There is a handy tape cutter located at the bottom of the black colored blade which is helpful when crafting.
The scissors also have a designated wire cutter at the top of the black blade which I used to cut universal electric trimmer line (.65″).
The packaging said the scissors would cut through thin wire, so I tried it on 22 gauge wire. It cut through it easily with the wire cutter feature. Then I tried it with the blades, which is probably not recommended but I tried it anyway (since our job at Craft Critique is to push things to their limit). I ended up having to sharpen the scissors afterwards to fix the nicks the wire left on the blades. It probably would not affect cutting most items but fabric requires sharp clean blades to make a clean cut, so I would avoid using the blades to cut wire and only use the wire cutting tool for that.
There is a twine cutter just beneath the black handle which I also used to cut light rope.
I was also able to cut small branches with it.
And, of course, as I mentioned earlier – these will also cut a popsicle stick! You can see how clean of a line that these scissors cut. These are perfect for summer crafting fun. Another cool feature is that the tip of the black blade is designed to be used as an awl.
Just below the handle on the silver-colored blade is a bottle opener, which is handy for soda and beer bottles. It also worked to loosen the lid on my honey jar.
Another cool extra on these scissors is that they are easy to take apart and are also dishwasher safe. If you have cut something sticky, you can appreciate scissors that can be easily cleaned. I ran the scissors through the dishwasher before I tried them on various produce.
The take-apart feature also allowed me to use the blades individually to open packages. They were almost like knifes in how easy they cut through various materials. Another bonus was that they cut through the plastic packaging that my new stylus came in.
These scissors can cut through a lot of different items – here is a small list of some of the items I tested the scissors on:
- 22 gauge wire
- a 1/8″ thick postal box
- Assorted types of paper
- Assorted fabric (cotton, muslim, wool felting, etc.)
- Assorted threads and yarn
- herbs, salad, spinach and celery (after I washed the blades)
- A less than 1/8″ thick soft leather
- A less than 1/8″ thick piece of balsa wood (use power notch)
- A popsicle stick (use power notch)
- A soda can
- Amaco ArtEmboss Metal sheet (use care, the scissors cut a very clean line and could give you a nasty paper type cut).
- Amaco Contour Wire Mesh #80
- Plastic toy packaging (it cut right through that annoying plastic packaging but I did need to use the power notch to get it started due to the weird shape of the plastic)
- Rino-Tuff Electric Trimmer Line (.65″ or 1.65mm)
I also used the scissors to trim my roses and they did provide me with a nice clean cut.
Due to the shape of the blade at the power notch, using these for cutting fabric is not really recommended. It is really challenging to get a perfect line unless you use just the lower part of the blades to cut the fabric. I would rather use these for all the other materials that I craft with daily and cut fabric with a designated pair of scissors.
These scissors are, in my opinion, the ultimate multi-purpose scissors.
- Very multi-purpose – Great for cutting a variety of materials.
- Made of quality materials.
- Good value because of all the great extra tools on it.
- Dishwasher safe. (You probably don’t want to do this often but at least being able to clean it well before using on produce is great.
- Blades nick if you cut wire with them.
- Not optimal for cutting fabric due to the design of the blade
- Tape cutter feature is a stabbing hazard when pushing the blade sheath onto the scissors.
Do you have the Fiskars Cuts + More scissors? What have you tried to cut with them?