When I was first given these Westcott ExtremEdge Adjustable Tension Titanium Bonded scissors, I thought they looked like they would work well as a pair of general crafting scissors.
Here is what the Westcott website says about these scissors:
Our best performance scissors! ExtremEdge Titanium® Bent Scissors. Titanium Bonded® Blades are used for improved durability, increased corrosion resistance and a sharper, longer-lasting cutting edge.
* Lightweight yet durable
* Cuts multiple layers of fabric or a few layers of paper
* Ergonomic nylon handles
* Includes a key to adjust the tension of the blade
* Limited Lifetime Manufacturers Warranty
I had a weekend filled with cutting projects, so I decided to take these scissors for a serious test drive.
I started by clipping the corners off of my half square triangles. I had 400 blocks, which meant 800 little corners to be clipped. I have wrist problems, so about 100 blocks in I was starting to get hand fatigue. I grabbed the tension key and loosened the scissors about 1/4 twist. It didn’t take much to loosen the blades significantly, making the scissors much easier for me to use.
Though they are not designed for detail work, I decided to try anyway. The scissors did a great job cutting into small spaces.
Nothing dulls a blade as fast as paper, so I always hate cutting fabric with paper stuck to it. I used the scissors here, and they cut the felt and paper beautifully.
Finally, I cut fabric. The fabric cut smoothly, giving that satisfying “snip” noise that I love.
These scissors were a great companion to have all weekend long. I did notice that they were a little on the heavy side, compared to the scissors I’m used to using. However, the grip was comfortable, and being able to use them all weekend was fantastic.
I really enjoyed testing these scissors out, and they’ll be a great addition to my traveling craft bin, so I can always have a great pair of scissors close at hand.
Disclosure: sample provided for review purposes
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