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Use as Intended as a Craft Scissor for Maximum Performance

  • Mar 16, 2012
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I received my Wescott Titanium Scissors in the knick of time: I had a large craft project order and needed a good scissor to trim both sticky and non-sticky labels. I completed the job by alternating the use of this newer scissor with my older Scotch Precision Scissor, 8-Inches (1448)

Both scissors cut well and cleanly. Personally I like the styling of the Scotch Brand Precision Scissor a little better as it is tapered to the tip which allows me to make a more accurate cut and not waste my material. The Wescott did not stay clean when cutting the self-stick labels; I had to constantly remove little trims from the blade to ensure that the scissor did not become gunked with the adhesive. All in all both scissors preformed with the same degree of efficiency and ease of use.

Whether or not either of these scissors will remain as sharp as they guarantee has yet to be experienced. I only use these scissors for precise craft projects, meaning they are only cutting paper. I do not use scissors for cardboard cutting as I do not think they accurately cut--I use facilitate the use of a razor blade and a straight edge to acquire the precision cut that I need for such jobs. For simple box cutting I use a knife meant to slice through thick cardboard.

Neither the Scotch brand nor Wescott brand scissor has the torque strength to slice through heavy cardboard without risking breaking the handles (plastic) or the connecting axis.

You could try these for simple kitchen functions like nipping off chicken wing tips or clipping lettuce--but why not have a designated scissor for this and leave your crafts to food-free scissors? Seems much more sanitary to me in the long-run.

Bottom line? The Westcott Titanium Bonded Scissors With Soft Grip Handles is priced well and works well as a craft scissor. The plastic handle and plastic connecting mechanism will NOT serve well when attempting to cut box material or anything thicker than construction paper with any degree of accuracy. This scissor will perform well if used in the way it is intended. Recommended.
Diana Faillace Von Behren
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July 14, 2012
Thanks for sharing.
 
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Lighter, Stronger, Sharper. The original…Titanium bonded scissors are lightweight yet durable enough for any cutting job. The #1 scissors in the USA. Ideal for paper, cardboard, light line, fabric and other materials. Manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty.
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