We first mentioned the Fiskars Cuts + More scissors back in November and ordered one for review and personal use shortly after it was released. To my disappointment, the scissors’ performance was much lower than expected, and so I returned them to Amazon for a refund. Here’s why:
In theory, Fiskars came up with a great design for the Cuts + More “5 in 1” multipurpose scissors. The scissors’ blades are removable for cleaning, with one blade specially shaped into a usable knife blade. A curve in the blade was added to provide additional leverage for cutting rope, and similar materials. Fiskars even added a built-in sharpener and a box-opening nib in the scissors’ sheath.
In practice, the scissors’ “power notch” is a severe design flaw. When trying to use the scissors on any material, the two blades snag at the leading edge of the power notch. I worked the scissors back and forth and tried cutting a few things to see if it helped, but it didn’t.
There were no visible burs or defects on the blades, so I was puzzled as to why the blades were catching each other. Looking over the scissors, it seems that the issue was unavoidable. The only solution would be to bend the blades away from each other slightly, but this would greatly reduce the cutting performance of the scissors.
So I then tried using the sharpener that was built into the sheath. Not only did this not help at all, but it added burs to the blade that made it catch even more. Knocking down the burs didn’t help either, and the blades continued to catch.
There was another slight issue. Opening the scissors too far made the blades separate from the pivot. While I actually prefer scissors whose blades can be separated for cleaning and sharpening, the feature’s implementation on the Cuts + More was not ideal for my medium sized hands.
Looking at the scissor’s reviews on Amazon, I’m not the only one disappointed with these scissors as most of the reviewers complain about the same issue.
Right now I cannot recommend these scissors at all. They do have great potential as general purpose DIY and multipurpose scissors, but not until the blades are redesigned to fix the catching issue. Maybe the issue has already been fixed, but I’m not going to try out a second pair of these scissors to find out.