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Wiss Spring-loaded shears (review)
« on: November 06, 2016, 06:51:25 PM »
Hey all,

Wasn't sure if this was ok to do or not, but while in Home Depot a few weeks ago, I picked up a spring-loaded pair of Wiss serrated scissors. I cut everything manually at present, sometimes with an Eastman electric rotary cutter, but I wanted a "beefier" pair of shears to use with materials such as 1000D and webbing. Well, these sure fit the bill! For $15 or so, they seem to have been a great investment, and my hands seem to not get as tired as before, when I didn't use spring-loaded scissors.

Before I found these, I was considering upgrading to a pair of Kai shears, but now I think I'll stick with these. Cuts cordura like a hot knife through butter, right up to the tip. I haven't seen any walking of the materials, even down to 70D ripstop(cutting single ply)

I was so impressed by the big ones, I picked up their smaller version as well, to keep on my machine when I'm binding. Cuts through 5038 and 1" webbing like nobody's business :)

Yes, they're made in PRC, but truthfully, what really isn't these days...

Here are the pages for each:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Wiss-Single-Ring-Shop-Shears-W11TM/206738174
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Wiss-7-in-Utility-Shears-W7T/205034026

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Re: Wiss Spring-loaded shears (review)
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2016, 07:55:39 PM »
Hey all,

Wasn't sure if this was ok to do or not, but while in Home Depot a few weeks ago, I picked up a spring-loaded pair of Wiss serrated scissors. I cut everything manually at present, sometimes with an Eastman electric rotary cutter, but I wanted a "beefier" pair of shears to use with materials such as 1000D and webbing. Well, these sure fit the bill! For $15 or so, they seem to have been a great investment, and my hands seem to not get as tired as before, when I didn't use spring-loaded scissors.

Before I found these, I was considering upgrading to a pair of Kai shears, but now I think I'll stick with these. Cuts cordura like a hot knife through butter, right up to the tip. I haven't seen any walking of the materials, even down to 70D ripstop(cutting single ply)

I was so impressed by the big ones, I picked up their smaller version as well, to keep on my machine when I'm binding. Cuts through 5038 and 1" webbing like nobody's business :)

Yes, they're made in PRC, but truthfully, what really isn't these days...

Here are the pages for each:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Wiss-Single-Ring-Shop-Shears-W11TM/206738174
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Wiss-7-in-Utility-Shears-W7T/205034026

-Dan
I love my Kai's so much I bought a second one. I usually sharpen them with the machine every few months, but I run a stone on it about once a week. I also have a fiskars "thread" nippers that Can be used for webbing and binding.

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Re: Wiss Spring-loaded shears (review)
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2017, 09:07:46 AM »
KAI is the way to go as japan steel is the top of the echelon. Now you could get away with using $1 shears but the edge life degrades after each cut. I myself own 5 KAI shears, one pair have been in service for over 5 years and the cutting edges are still out-of-the-box sharp and that's what your really paying for, reliability.

On a side note, you may want to give razor blades and exacto knives a go. 90% of the time I free hand cut with disposable blades then use the shears for more complicated shapes (concave/convex), helps with building hand-eye coordination which also comes in handy on the machine.