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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Product Review Tonic Studios and Cutter Bee Scissors

Hello Crafty Peeps!
I've been used the Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios Serrated Scissors for quite a while now and have already done a product review once before.  I still love them as they are very versatile, however I have just found another pair of scissors which I have fell in love with and I thought would go write another review comparing them both.
Tonic Studios / Tim Holtz Serrated Scissors
This is what Tonic Studion say about these scissors…..
 "The Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors by Tim Holtz and Tonic Studios have all-purpose blades that won't get gummed up when cutting adhesives. They are rust and corrosion-resistant. The micro-serrated edge works great when you want to cut fine details. These scissors slice through all types of material with ease, whether you're cutting sheet rubber, adhesive-backed papers or vinyl. The brightly-coloured Kushgrip handles are extra-large, making it easy for right- or left-handers to use, and reducing hand fatigue.
These scissors have been around for a while now, in fact since 2008.  However I only started using them about two years ago and this is what I like about them:
 What I  like about the  Tim Holtz Scissors:
This is one big handle and I love that, it’s also red in colour so easy to spot if it goes missing under all your mess. They are good for people who suffer from arthritis, (not that I do as yet), It cuts through anything ... chipboard/grungeboard with total ease, but also have a small tip and the sharpness can be used for detailed cutting.  Putting it simply – they are just a tough tool and very hard wearing.  These scissors will last forever……
 What I don't like about the Tim Holtz Scissors:
If your into fussy cutting then they're probably not the best. Don’t' get me wrong you can use them for fussy cutting, I just prefer something a little smaller and being a lefty (left handed). I am not the best at fussy cutting.
In relation to the serrated blade, sometimes when I cut I notice that there is a little serrated edge on the small bits and pieces I cut out, but I also found it depends how you hold the scissors.
If you have small hands then these may be a little difficult also, (they are not suitable for children) unless under strict supervision.
EK Success - Cutter Bee Scissors
This is what EK Success had to say about their scissors...
"The Cutter Bee scissors are cute and compact for all your scrapbooking needs. The precision-ground tips are great for precision cutting and expert at cutting right up to the tip and the unique comfort grip handle is easy on your hands. Includes a protective safety snap-on, safety cover."  
What I Like About the Cutterbee Scissors:
They are small and are perfect for fine detail cuts. I live the way I can manoeuvre around the small details.  I haven’t had these scissors for long as yet, but they seem to be very durable. They are also very cute and are yellow which one of my favourite colours. You may end up burying them in your stash – so be careful.
What I Dislike About the Cutterbee Scissors:
As above, because they are small they are easily lost amongst clutter.  They are pretty small so if you have large hands – they may be difficult to use. Not good for cutting chipboard, etc.
Overall it is difficult for me to choose a favourite. Both scissors are so different that I find myself using them for differently.  I use my Tim Holtz scissors for large cuts, cutting tough materials and  I use my Cutterbees when I want to do fine fussy cutting and when I need to snip something small.

Both of these products are so well made, you really can't go wrong with either one. If you want to see them in the store then click here for Cutterbee and here for the Tonic Scissors which will take you to the tool section of the store.
 

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