PaperModelers.com

Go Back   PaperModelers.com > >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-30-2016, 07:15 PM
VinceM's Avatar
VinceM VinceM is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 406
Total Downloaded: 47.92 MB
Thumbs up Use report: Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors

Last week I reported that I got a pair of Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors for Christmas. Wyvern asked for a use report, so here's my impressions of them.

They are available in USA from Wal-Mart and Bed, Bath & Beyond, both in the store and online. Probably available in other craft and hobby shops also. In USA, about $13-17. On Fiskars website, several color handles available.

The scissors have two unique features: First, the handles are straight like pliers instead of finger loops. The ones I got are spring loaded, and be locked closed. I have Osteo Arthritis in my hands, and sometimes it's hard to hold regular scissors. These are much easier for me to grip and squeeze together.

The other neat feature is the "micro tip". The blades are only 2" long and come to an almost needle-sharp point. I'm currently working on a ship which I calculated as 1/335 scale (weird scale, go figure!) so some parts are quite small. The micro tips easily cut the little triangular flaps for curved pieces.
Overall, I'm very happy with them and highly recommend investing in a pair.
Attached Thumbnails
Use report: Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors-fiskars-micro-tip.jpeg  
__________________
Completed: SS Ivernia, 1/200, RMS Mauretania, 1/250, RMS Titanic 1/350
In the shipyard: SS Canberra 1/250, SS Kronprinzessen Cecelie, USS Mount Vernon
Future builds: IJN Akagi, SS Edmund Fitzgerald
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
  #2  
Old 12-30-2016, 08:43 PM
missileer missileer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 509
Total Downloaded: 411.20 MB
And another paper cutter converted! I am glad to hear that they are still being manufactured with quality. I picked up a pair years ago, when they first hit the stores and never looked back. I'm on my second pair (I don't try to sharpen them)and I have a spare sealed in a ziplock bag stashed in my model cabinet. At the time I bought them, I was afraid that they might have been a test case, rather than part of the permanent line. Also, they were only a little over $3 when I bought them.

John
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-30-2016, 09:53 PM
Darwin's Avatar
Darwin Darwin is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Eastern Idaho
Posts: 2,029
Total Downloaded: 210.13 MB
I have a half-dozen or so of these little gems. The best scissors I have ever used.
__________________
It's not good to have too much order. Without some chaos, there is no room for new things to grow.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-31-2016, 05:43 AM
SCEtoAUX's Avatar
SCEtoAUX SCEtoAUX is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 5,047
Total Downloaded: 178.72 MB
I had been using some for a while and noticed my father having trouble using some regular scissors, so I bought him some many years ago. He was left handed. The Fiskars Microtip scissors work with either hand and were perfect for him.
__________________
~Doug~
AC000000 EAMUS CATULI! Audere est Facere
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-31-2016, 08:53 PM
VinceM's Avatar
VinceM VinceM is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 406
Total Downloaded: 47.92 MB
I'm left handed too, using those backwards right handed scissors is something I've had to live with all my life. And don't get me started on schools that mount all the pencil sharpeners for right handers!
__________________
Completed: SS Ivernia, 1/200, RMS Mauretania, 1/250, RMS Titanic 1/350
In the shipyard: SS Canberra 1/250, SS Kronprinzessen Cecelie, USS Mount Vernon
Future builds: IJN Akagi, SS Edmund Fitzgerald
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
  #6  
Old 12-31-2016, 09:17 PM
rickstef's Avatar
rickstef rickstef is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hockessin, Delaware
Posts: 5,991
Total Downloaded: 127.72 MB
Send a message via AIM to rickstef Send a message via Yahoo to rickstef Send a message via Skype™ to rickstef
I use this version of the Micro tip scissors
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000950PY...ure-scomp-wm-4


I have big hands and fingers, and I like the bigger loops, and not the small eyes on the standard pair

Rick
__________________
"Rock is Dead, Long Live Paper and Scissors"
International Paper Model Convention Blog
http://paperdakar.blogspot.com/
http://picasaweb.google.com/rickstef
"The weak point of the modern car is the squidgy organic bit behind the wheel." Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear's Race to Oslo
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-01-2017, 08:26 AM
KCStephens's Avatar
KCStephens KCStephens is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,959
Total Downloaded: 0
I have been using these scissors for a long time and absolutely love them. As a matter of fact I have two pairs. I use my older (duller) pair exclusively for cutting heavy formers and other parts mounted to thicker card board. The newer pair is only used to cut card stock.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-01-2017, 05:42 PM
OgdenBob's Avatar
OgdenBob OgdenBob is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Martinez Ca. USA
Posts: 254
Total Downloaded: 22.73 MB
My housemate is a seamstress and she turned me onto these Fiskers several years ago. I think these are the best scissors a paper modeler can own. They are well worth the cost.

Bob
__________________
"Don't curse it, use it to your advantage"
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-10-2017, 02:45 PM
darter's Avatar
darter darter is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: BRIGHTON, Tasmania, Australia.
Posts: 137
Total Downloaded: 210.40 MB
When I read all the great reports on these scissors I went investigating.

Spotlight have a large selection of Fiskars products here in Tasmania.
They have two types of the spring loaded straight handle style.
The fabric ones depicted at the start of this thread at nearly $40 and Titanium multimedia ones suitable for paper at $30.

I couldn't justify that expense on a pair of scissors.

Last week I visited Spotlight as I needed a new can of fixative spray.
Low and behold 30% off store wide sale.

At $20 I allowed a pair of the Titanium ones to follow be me home.

Well, they instantly fell into place and fitted like an old glove, it was like I'd always had them.
They are just brilliant to use and I can't see myself using any of my other scissors except the large ones I use for rough cutting out sections of pages.

I should have bought them sooner.
As a retired auto technician I know the value of quality tools.
Why should I exclude my hobby.

Clive.
Attached Thumbnails
Use report: Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors-fiskars-004.jpg   Use report: Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors-fiskars-003.jpg  
__________________
"This planet is now property of the Sontaran Empire. Surrender your women and intellectuals."
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-10-2017, 04:01 PM
Wad Cutter's Avatar
Wad Cutter Wad Cutter is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Pacifica, Calif. near the coast over looking the Pacific Ocean near San Francisco
Posts: 1,636
Total Downloaded: 435.75 MB
I couldn't agree more. My wife was into indoor plants at the time through hydroponics and a pair of these were included. After I tried them realized I would need a pair. So now I have two. Back up you know. Great add to the tools. wc
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 8.33%
Parts of this site powered by vBulletin Mods & Addons from DragonByte Technologies Ltd. (Details)
Copyright © 2007-15, Paper Modelers.com