There are things I love about these scissors and things I really don't care for. Unfortunately, the things I don't like about them pretty much overshadows what I do like. I like the feel of the handles when you are using them. The soft grip is very comfortable, which comes in handy if you have a lot of cutting to do. I really wish the blades weren't serrated. I use them for card making and you can see the serrations in the paper after cutting. But, the thing I really don't like about these scissors is that they are horrible for detail cutting. Trying to get these puppies to turn in small, tight places is like trying to turn the Titanic. Maybe they're just not made for detail work though. Will continue to use them, but going to give the Elizabeth Craft detail scissors a try.
These are the best scissors and equally as good as the smaller version! I own 2 pairs of the smaller, only because I find I misplace them under project papers etc and I intend on ordering another of this size as well!! Superior product Tim Holtz!
I admit it, I am a scissor hoarder. And when it comes to Tim Holtz scissors, I saw May Flaum using them in a video and I knew they had to be mine. I cannot give you specifics as to WHEN they make a better scissor cut but I keep them close by and use them often. I do a lot of mixed media and they go thru chipboard and heavier materials like butter. I love, love, love them.
I LOVE that these have such a long blade that you can cut a large area at once. The only drawback is that the blades are so sharp I find it difficult to make a straight cut or control the cutting over any length greater than 4". The blade just continues moving forward without any pressure so I tend to curve my cut line.
I just used these scissors on an old, worn out hoodie and was surprised that these scissors didn't seem to be as easy to use as I had hoped! I buy Tim's products all of the time and always rate them the highest, but either they aren't sharp enough or don't do well on anything thicker than paper. Sorry Tim! I had to tell the truth.
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