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Looking for the best shears/scissors

Discussion in 'Razors, Scissors, & Personal Grooming' started by ignatiousR, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. ignatiousR

    ignatiousR Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    I've started searching for a really nice pair of scissors for my office, to be used for daily tasks mostly cutting paper and the like. But something I might enjoy using - like a nice knife. Don't really know where to look, figured you guys might. Any thoughts approeciated!
  2. Skidoosh

    Skidoosh Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 21, 2016
    I've always liked fiskars but you can go down a rabbit hole with the scissors, just like anything else. There are some good German ones out there that I have seen for tying flies but I don't have any names to give you.
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  3. ignatiousR

    ignatiousR Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    Ha! Thanks, was sure there was a rabbit hole. That's what I'm looking for, lead the way...
  4. gadgetgeek


    May 19, 2007
    Look for vintage, and stuff with an adjustable pivot. Something that can be shimmed, and have a sprung washer in. I'd suspect there would be a subreddit for those who do papercraft, stationary and such. Also nothing beats a really well tuned guillotine!
  5. ignatiousR

    ignatiousR Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    I guess in looking it really comes down to how you're going to use them. It appears there are many higher end brands of hairdresser shears, but for cutting paper and office work I really don't see anything. The Fiskars mentioned I'm sure are great and inexpensive scissors, I'm sure the way to go. Just figured there'd also be a line of some interesting ones like everything else.
  6. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    Consider Cutco scissors. Lifetime warrantee and they can resharpen when necessary
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  7. ignatiousR

    ignatiousR Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    Hey, we're getting somewhere! Those look interesting... thanks
  8. Night Rider

    Night Rider Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2018
    A knife maker on this board was showing some scissors that he was producing and they were very well made. His name escapes me at the moment but it will come to me. If anyone else remembers his name please chime in becouse I was in the market for a nice pair myself.
  9. Sharp Steel

    Sharp Steel

    Aug 10, 2009
    I thought Fiskars, Gingher, and Wiss were the big names?
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  10. Barabus


    Jun 15, 2013
    Shun shears 2pack. Nothing better IMHO
  11. ignatiousR

    ignatiousR Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2011
  12. kn4wd


    Jan 20, 2014
    kai 7000 series, the best on the market. I have used them over 10 yrs daily at work and still on my first pair. not cheap but they last. Fiskars and wiss aren't even close to them
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  13. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    @FortyTwoBlades here on the forums had a bunch of old time shears made and has them for sale. When I say old time I mean shears that are heavy with tight tolerances that can cut large amounts of paper without any stress. I’d rate them as excellent for home/business use.
    FortyTwoBlades likes this.
  14. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
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  15. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    They'll cut through 1/8" polycarbonate sheet! :D

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  16. ignatiousR

    ignatiousR Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    These look amazing - I will check them out, thanks!
  17. David T. MacNeill

    David T. MacNeill Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 12, 2017
    Klein electrician scissors. $17 at Home Depot.
  18. domiro


    Sep 10, 2018
    Another vote for Kai scissors. They have a nice handle.
  19. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    I used mine from 42B today to cut up an old, dirty rug today so it would fit into our garbage can, made short work of it. John
  20. GoldSkula


    Jun 14, 2018
    I've been using Fiskars scissors for years and I can't complain.

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