I use pinking shears daily to cut the fabric for ascots for pets after their grooming. I decided to splurge and invest in a "better quality" scissor that would help with this laborious chore. Unfortunately, these are the very worst pinking shear that I have used. They were returned the day after the purchase. My lower pinking priced shears do a far better job.
My hands are crippled with arthritis. I cannot cut a full length with any type of scissors. I love these and can do a great job with them-large or small. Easy to line up cutting spot.
Unlike the others I have read, my review is good. I have 3 pair of pinking shears and NONE of them cut as well as these do. I am used to using this type scissor from when I began sewing in large quantities. It just takes some getting use to. Keep trying, you will remember how to hold them so you don't pinch yourself.
Thought the Fiskar Pinking Scissrs would work better for me then traditional because of my arthritis. You need farely large hands and a lot of patience to use them. Cannot recommend them.
Just got them & in testing them 'in the air,' (not cutting material) got my palm pinched repeatedly. I have a small hand and I get pinched below the index finger. My hubby has no problem as his hand is larger. A waste for me! Don't they test these with real sewists??
I have a pair of garden scissors with the same premise - spring-loaded to open the handles to the maximum for most efficient cutting. However, the spring does NOT open the handles to the max and efficiency is greatly reduced. Returned the sewing scissors, unfortunatley, the garden ones were on clearance "no returns"