The perks of being on Team CTD include getting to try out fancy new toys. You thought this review was about a simple pair of scissors? Yes they are scissors but they are so much more. The Fiskars Cuts+More Scissors are multipurpose scissors that will help you to perform a variety of jobs around the house. Here is what the Fiskars website has to say about them:
The Cuts+More™ Scissors puts the power of multiple tools in the palm of your hand, helping you get more done without rummaging through every drawer in your house. High-quality blades provide excellent cutting performance on a wide variety of materials. Large, ergonomically sculpted finger and thumb loops provide excellent comfort and control when cutting. Additional features include a power notch for cutting light rope, wire cutter, twine cutter, pointed awl tip and bottle opener. You can even take the Cuts+More™ Scissors apart and use the titanium-coated blade as a knife. It’s also dishwasher safe and includes an innovative sheath with a built-in tape cutter and a ceramic scissors sharpener to keep the blades on your Cuts+More™ Scissors performing at their best.
That is a bunch of jobs for one pair of scissors don’t you think? I broke my pair free from the packaging and started running them through the wringer. The package includes the scissors and a sheath for storage/sharpening.
I started by running through the list of material and features. First up was rope. There is a curved portion of the blade that is intended to cut rope easily.
Really a perfect cut with very little effort. I was very impressed. Yes as a home decor blogger with a farmhouse spin cutting rope can be an intricate part of my blog. These scissors had my attention.
Next up is wire. See that notch that the wire is sticking out of? That is where the package said to cut wire.
It snapped this fairly thick floral wire right in two with minimal effort.
Next up is twine. There is a small recessed cutting edge on the side of the scissors for twine.
A little frayed on the ends but all in all it was a convenient way to cut twine. I also used that area on baker’s twine and it worked like a charm.
Now let’s look at that sheath a minute. On the underside there is a small tip that you can run along tape that is holding boxes closed. On the top there is actually an area to sharpen your scissors.
I am loving that I can sharpen the scissors easily.
Now lets actually use them as scissors. First I made some pom poms and used these scissors to trim them up. Yes I actually trimmed them to look like Easter eggs. The tutorial can be found on my blog for these great eggs. The scissors worked great on the yarn with no issues.
Next I grabbed some fabric. I actually used them to cut some circles from this green bandana. Again no issues with the scissors.
What did I use those circles for? I actually made a kanzashi flower pin for St. Patrick’s Day. You can find Vicki’s great review on the flower maker here.
Next up was felt. I grabbed a few sheets of felt and my Fiskars Cuts+More Multipurpose Scissors.
First I did some straight cuts on the felt with no issues.
So I folded up the felt and made some curved cuts. That thick folded felt was extra tough to cut and I was actually pleasantly surprised at how well the scissors performed.
What do you do with felt that you have cut almost like a snowflake? Why wrap a present of course!
As a bonus project, I also cut some burlap and fabric to make a rustic bunny garland. I did something similar last year and loved it so much I had to repeat it.
After all that crafting, I was ready to try out the only feature left on these scissors…the bottle opener! Won’t you join me?
Now I am writing up this review and realize I really don’t have any negatives to say about these. I really enjoyed these Cuts+More Scissors from Fiskars. They truly are multipurpose and can help with a variety of jobs around your home. Testing on rope, twine, wire, yarn, fabric, felt, and even burlap were very successful. I highly recommend these scissors for your craft needs.
This scissors retail for $17.99 USD, but you can find good deals in our Amazon widget below. Please note that they are affiliate links, and CTD will receive a small percentage if you purchase them. Thank you!
Disclosure: Sample provided for review.
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Dee in NH says
Those look like great scissors to have. Kind of like the swiss arrmy of shears.
What a great thing. I can use these in the garden and not have to worry about looking for all the different cutters I need and keeping them sharp. They’ll give me a much lighter tool basket! Do you think they can handle light to medium plant cutting?
Wow I think i need a pair or two one for inside and one for outside. There so many things that scissors are needed for on my farm.
Jean Bullock says
Thanks for the great review. I didn’t realize that the scissors have a sharpening feature. I wanted them before and now I want them even more.
Dale Rose Stream says
Angie, you did a GREAT & THOROUGH review of the Fiskars scissors…..awwwesome! It’s SO VERRRRY nice to have a crafter testing products for us and publishing their thorough and honest reviews of them before we spend our hard-earned money on an item! Thanks again to all of you for your services!
Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says
I definitely think they would hold up for plant cutting but I did not test them for that. 🙂
Caryn S. says
Scissors that have a bottle opener? Oh YEAH!!! The only things that would have made this more complete would be a corkscrew and a screwdriver, then I’d have the larger equivalent of my husband’s Tool Man LOL! I actually think if I got these he’d be borrowing them a LOT (I have actually caught him with my heat tool a couple of times so borrowing my tools is not beyond him!)
One question though: Do the blades come apart? It looks like there is a mechanism on the hinge to allow them to separate and that would be a plus for me since it would make cleaning residue off the blades easier. I notice a few of the comments here mention use in the garden and I admit the thought crossed my mind, but garden shears would need to be cleaned.
Caryn S. says
Oh well duh I only read your part of the review and skipped over the commentary on the website. It says they come apart AND are dishwasher safe! SCORE!!! This is definitely on my Amazon wish list now!
Beth W says
I’ve had a pair since they first came out-LOVE THEM! Need to get an extra pair so they men in the family will stop borrowing mine.
I am truly impressed. Things that are touted as multipurpose usually don’t work very well – but these, I gotta have.
Caryn S. says
OK just got these yesterday! They are as amazing as they seem!