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...for cutting wire. That is pretty much all they are useful for. The are very tight and the blades don't mesh together well. Also they are not very sharp. They barely even cut some 140 denier thread. I gave up and just use them for cutting wire. LAME. <i><u>J. Stockard replies:</u> Jesse, sorry that you weren't happy with these scissors. We'd be happy to replace them with a pair we've thoroughly checked out, or refund the purchase price. We've had almost no other complaints like this for these very popular scissors.</i>
First, let me be very transparent - I borrowed these, and didn't purchase them. Now that that's out of the way, I have some pros and cons. For wire, these are stellar. Pretty nice for hair as well. They have their use for thicker materials. In my personal opinion, however, they aren't meant for a general use scissor; they aren't fine-tipped enough, and don't close as crisply / tightly enough. The sharpness, honestly it is nothing to write home about, and I actually had nanothread run BETWEEN the blades (there was that much of a gap), but for bass bugs or the likes tied with mega-denier (my verbiage... high denier, i mean) threads, you should be ok. Frankly, if you're really - i mean REALLY - tight on cash, these will get the job done (barely), but if you have any more pennies, get the next step up. Yeah, other scissors cost more, but for "general purpose" or "standard" scissors, I personally would get the next step up. Again, these are "ok" if making do, but they aren't that comfy in the hand, and aren't for anything smaller than a size 8 (?) I'd say, assuming you proportion the thread accordingly. Just my 2 cents worth, your results may vary. I've heard some guys who love these, but then, I've seen their flies... very buggy, I'll leave it at that...
Serious these are pretty bad. The blades aren't very sharp and lack any sort of precision. They are also really uncomfortable to use. The handles have square edges where they contact your hands and that hurts. I really just use these for cutting wire now.
<i><u>J. Stockard responds:</u> We are researching different models of scissors that would have higher quality at a reasonable price. Although the current scissors are fine for most beginners they're not for everyone. Please don't hesitate to call us with any quality problem and we will replace the item immediately.</i>
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