Best Scissors iMore 2021
A pair of scissors is a necessary tool for the home, office, or school use. Its ubiquitous nature causes us to hardly ever think about the origin, material, or any specific purpose. Yet many adults and children use it daily. There are different scissors for different uses, and we have researched a large number to create the following shortlist of the best ones available.
- Best overall: Fiskars Razor-Edge Softgrip Scissors
- Close runner-up to the staff pick: Kai 5210 8-inch Dressmaking Shears
- Premium level: Craft Design Technology Scissors
- Use in the kitchen: OXO Good Grips Multi-Purpose Kitchen & Herbs Scissors
- Ceramic material: Slice 10544 Ceramic Scissors
- On a budget: Westcott 8" Titanium Bonded Scissors
- Best fabric scissors: Havel's 30212 Serrated Fabric Scissors
A great pair of scissors for all-around cutting, the Fiskars Razor Edge cuts through heavy material with little effort. Ideal for cutting things like leather and multi-layers of fabric. The hardened stainless steel blades, ground to a razor edge, provide lasting durability. A comfortable soft-grip handle reduces fatigue on the hand in case of extended use.
The Kai Dressmaking Shears is another excellent all-round pair of scissors. Cut into random objects easily and watch the hardened stainless-steel blades slice through. The plastic handle is both comfortable and comes in a range of colors. Please make sure the plumber or electrician of the house doesn't get their hands on it, for you won't see it again.
The award-winning design and quality of the Craft Design Technology scissors are available in both black and natural stainless-steel. The flat and sleek looking scissors are ideal for adults, students, and children. It's also suitable for left-handed users as well as right.
The Oxo Good Grips Multipurpose scissors will cut not only meat and vegetables but also cardboard, twine, and flowers, etc. The soft, comfortable grip has pads to cushion and absorb pressure while slicing. A herb stripper, just above the handles, quickly remove fresh herbs from the stems, and the hardened micro-serrated blade grips and cuts securely.
When hygiene is a priority, like preparing baby food, then the Slice Ceramic scissors are the only choice. It's a food-grade, lead-free alternative to the regular scissors. These scissors will cut through paper, cardboard, fishing wire, and Kevlar Fiber, but are safe for the fingers. The soft-touch finger grips are comfortable on the ambidextrous designed handles.
You get two pairs of Westcott Titanium Bonded scissors that have blades that are much harder than stainless steel. They are corrosion resistant and stay sharp longer. The contoured soft grip handles comfortably cut anything from paper, cardboard, fabric, and other materials.
These serrated fabric scissors come with a blade cover and are the fabric equivalent to a steak knife. Its blades hold the fabric in place during the cutting, allowing cutting of multiple layers of material at once. The Havel's scissors are also ideal for cutting delicate fabrics.
Get the right pair of scissors for all the "wrong'" cutting
Scissors are for cutting a multitude of things, many of which are more suitable for proper tools, but if it works, then why not. Getting the right pair will last many years and give consistent service. Buy the low-quality pair, and it won't cut past next month. In buying that right pair, our staff recommends the Fiskars Razor-Edge Softgrip Scissors. It's razor edge blades are made from hardened stainless steel to stay sharp for a long time. That further adds to the quality of this all-round scissors' ability to cut through a wide range of items. The handle is comfortable to make your work lighter and not tire you over prolonged usage.
People who love cooking will also like to own the OXO Good Grips Multi-Purpose Kitchen & Herbs Scissors for its cutting power on meat, vegetables or herbs. It will prove to be an invaluable kitchen tool with the micro-serrated blades that separate for hand cleaning or in a dishwasher.
Make sure to keep any scissors out of reach from toddlers but especially handymen.
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