3 Things You Should Know About Your shears
Finding the right pair of shears is kind of tough when you put them through household-hell—trimming flowers, cutting up cardboard boxes, etc. That’s why you should always keep the following three tips in mind when using your shears:
1. Buy Budget-Friendly
It would be wise to buy the best shears you can afford. One price could last you for years while making your sewing easy and comfortable. Cheap scissors may be sharp when you first buy them, but over time, they begin to dull. Don’t over spend on sharpening your shears when you could just buy the right pair the first time.
2. Shears Vs. Scissors
Scissors are considered an all-purpose tool that can be used for a variety of jobs such as cutting boxes, twine and paper. Scissors are usually made out of plastic or aluminum while shears are usually made of a tougher metal. Specific dressmaking shears are also angled to cut smoothly, whereas scissors are not.
3. Think About Your Comfort
If you’re left-handed, it’s best to buy a pair of left-handed scissors, or you’ll more than likely ruin your fabric by cutting it with the wrong tool for you. Most scissors and shears are available in right and left-handed models.
If you need further help picking out a high-quality pair of scissors or shears Feiner Supply can help. We also offer the highest quality cutlery steel. Call us at 1-800-645-3256 now!