I purchased these scissors for paper crafting purposes. Both pair were extremely difficult to use - blades sticking and rubbing and difficult to open and close. I went to Fiskar’s site and did recommended ‘tweaking’, i.e., loosening bolt slightly and applying oil. Though these measures helped slightly, blades still rubbed together in three places; to eliminate this I would have to loosen the screw so much the blades would flop and not cut at all. I purchased this brand because of their good reputation, but will not purchase again. Too much trouble to return. Beware.