Do you have great scissors in your household tool kit? Or are you the type to use office scissors and kitchen knives for the bulk of your everyday cutting tasks?
Here are 5 of my favorites scissors, ranging from keychain-sized to jobsite-tough.
All of these also make for great gift ideas, too.
Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Classic SD
Victorinox’s keychain-sized mini Swiss Army Knife is a fantastic tool. It’s compact, packed with useful tools and features (scissors, knife, nail file, screwdriver, toothpick, tweezers), and durable – especially for its size.
They are available in many different colors, patterns, materials, and even graphical themes.
This is a great way to get into EDC (everyday carry).
Engineer Multi-Function Compact Scissors
The Engineer PH-55 compact scissors is one of my favorite tools. It can cut through a wide range of materials and takes up little space in a drawer or cabinet.
I bought my first pair at least 10 years ago, and have had no regrets.
Milwaukee Jobsite Scissors
Milwaukee’s jobsite scissors are about as tough as they come.
Throughout my childhood, my parents had two heavy duty pairs of scissors in the kitchen tool drawer, and they were the go-to for everything.
Milwaukee scissors play a similar role in my home – and workshop – and have become the go-to scissors for my family.
Wiss Utility Shears
These Wiss 7″ utility shears are not quite scissors, and not quite snips. It features spring-action handles, short blades for controlled cuts, and a serrated bottom blade to better grip different materials.
I wouldn’t consider this a must-have, but it could be a versatile addition to your tool kit.
Leatherman Raptor Rescue
Designed to meet the needs and demands of rescuers and emergency personnel, the Leatherman Raptor Rescue can be used for all sorts of everyday cutting tasks.
Leatherman says it can be used as “emergency response shears, industrial shears, fabric shears, kitchen shears, and garden shears.”
The scissors fold up and can be stowed in the included utility holster.
Additional features include a carbide glass breaker, US standard oxygen tank wrench, strap and ring cutters, and pocket clip.