Pros: Keeps my hand and thumb from feeling any strain, pressure or pain.
Cons: The one thing I would like to see improved is the orange lock.
I absolutely love my Fiskars Soft Touch Scissors. During my physical therapy to possibly prevent me from having surgery, it was suggested by Occupational Therapist to purchase one to help eliminate the wear and tear on my thumb joint.
Using my Fiskars Soft Touch Scissors saves me from having to open the scissors, it saves you an extra motion with the basal joint of your hand. It is spring loaded to open once I have cut my fabric, paper, cardboard, etc. I just press my scissors closed and it automatically releases and open once I move my thumb. It has a small orange button on both sides of the scissors that locks my Fiskars in a closed position.
The shape of the bottom handle gives me enough room to put all my fingers in the opening with room to spare. I don't get that cramped feeling as I do with other scissors. The top handle is shaped to fit the curve of my hand and causes no strain with my thumb joint. I especially like that they have a cushioned easy to grip feeling, when pushing down on the handle, I do not have pain in fingers like I would with the hard plastic handles. The Fiskars Soft touch Scissors will not slip out of my hands, the cushioned grips have a texture the helps prevent slippage. The blades are made of titanium are 8 inches long and hold there sharpness, no matter what I am cutting. The Fiskars soft touch scissors keeps my hand and thumb from feeling any strain, pressure or pain, even after and extended amount of time using it.
I use my Fiskars Soft touch Scissors for cutting hair, cutting fabric, or crafting materials, cardboard, paper, etc., and my blade stays sharp. I plan on purchasing another one to be used strictly for my sewing, and one for cutting my husbands hair, otherwise he will be using my scissors.
I wish I had known about the Fiskars Soft Touch Scissors years ago. It would have have prevented a lot of pain, and possibly saved the basal joint.
The one thing I would like to see improved is the orange lock. It works great for locking my scissors when not in use. But, it has a tendency to slip between the handles and blades when I am cutting. This is only a small annoyance.
You can purchase the Fiskars Soft Touch Scissors and any of your local fabric stores. Mine was purchased through a catalog that my Occupational Therapist has for making her patients lives a little bit more easy and pain free.
Cost: $26.99 (my insurance companies price through the catalog) You can get them between $14.99 and $26.99 at Joann Fabrics, Ben Franklin, and other Fabric Stores. Also you can order them on line. Through Joann Fabrics www.joann.com
I highly recommend purchasing the Fiskars Soft Touch Scissors, whether you have discomfort or pain in your hand or thumb. Why not try and prevent the pain from happening in the first place.
This scissors has made sewing, and quilting fun again.
right now they are on sale at Joann's online. Regular price $26.99, sale price $18.99. I think I will be going shopping with my Christmas money.