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Fiskars 8 Inch Amplify Mixed Media Shears

4.6 out of 5 stars 105 customer reviews
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  • All-purpose blades are ideal for cutting multiple layers and all-purpose cutting through thick and heavy mixed media materials
  • Amplify technology senses blade separation when cutting thick fabrics and forces the blades back together for crisp clean cuts
  • Premium-grade stainless-steel blades with a precisely honed edge cut cleanly all the way to the tip and stay sharp
  • Sculpted thumb and finger loops with Soft grip touch points enhance comfort and control and a sheath keeps the blades safe
  • Lifetime warranty
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Size:8-Inch
Product Dimensions 10.3 x 3.8 x 0.1 inches
Shipping Weight 5.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Item model number 170820-1001
ASIN B00DRIWZC8
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4.6 out of 5 stars 105 customer reviews

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Size: 8-Inch

Amplify

Amplify technology

When Amplify technology senses blade separation, the floating blade tang transfers energy to the torsion bar to adjust the blade to its optimal angle. View larger.

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Premium blades

All Amplify Mixed Media Shears feature premium-grade, stainless-steel blades that cut all the way to the tip. View larger.

Discover the world's first smart scissors!

Our Amplify Mixed Media Shears are premium shears designed for cutting extra-thick mixed-media materials. They sense blade separation and force the blades back together to cut cleanly through thick materials. Amplify Mixed Media Shears are available in three sizes for cutting in tight spaces, all-purpose cutting and large-scale projects requiring long, clean cuts. For crafting and mixed media enthusiasts hoping to make their next project their best, nothing on the market outperforms Amplify Mixed Media Shears. All include a sheath to protect the blades and a lifetime warranty.

How it works

Amplify technology senses blade separation when cutting thick materials and forces the blades back together. The floating blade tang allows the transfer of energy to the torsion bar which adjusts the blade to its optimal angle for crisp, clean cuts every time.

Expand your creativity

Expand your creativity with scissors designed to cut thick materials like chipboard, leather, balsa, canvas, vinyl, magnet, faux fur, fiberglass cloth and much more. With so many new options, there's no limit to what you can create.

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Sizes for all your needs

Our 6-inch Amplify Mixed Media Shears feature short blades perfect for cutting in tight spaces or making detailed cuts through multiple layers. Amplify Mixed Media Shears measuring 8-inch offer excellent all-around performance and a portable "trimmer-like" solution for cutting thick materials. Our 10-inch Amplify Mixed Media Shears feature longer blades for large-scale projects requiring long, clean cuts, plus larger handles to fit bigger hands and provide added leverage.

Cut thick and heavy mixed media

Sculpted thumb and finger loops fit the shape and natural movement of the hand, and Softgrip touchpoints enhance comfort and control.

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Cut thick and heavy mixed media

Expand your creativity with Amplify Mixed Media Shears designed to cut thick materials like chipboard, leather, balsa, canvas, vinyl, magnet, faux fur, fiberglass cloth and much more.

Cut Thick Materials
Cut Thick Materials
Cut Thick Materials

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Try Amplify RazorEdge Shears for thick and heavy fabrics

Now you can use more adventurous materials than ever before - leather, velvet, suede and much more -thanks to Amplify RazorEdge Fabric Shears designed to cut thick materials that other scissors can't.


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By TooManyHobbies TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 23, 2013
Size: 8-Inch Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
When this scissor arrived I decided to do a "cutting comparison". People thought I was crazy as I walked around the office randomly cutting things with 2 different scissors. I cut paper and cardboard, plastic, and fabric. First I would cut with the Fiskars Amplify and then with my old tried-and-true scissor.

Both scissors were able to cut "normal" stuff equally well, but the Fiskars did a better job of cutting through thicker, denser items. The Fiskars was able to cut through the plastic case of a day calendar, a #2 pencil, a thick suede beanbag, plastic zip-ties, 3-ring binder, etc., but sadly the Fiskars was not able to cut through a penny or a metal paper clip.

The Fiskars also gave a cleaner cut when cutting through stacks of paper. When cutting through a 100+ page magazine the cut line from the Fiskars was straight and clean, but the cut line from my old scissor was twisted and jagged. With the old scissor the upper and lower blades separated during the cut causing the wad of pages to twist during the cut. This twisting gave the cut a fan-like look. But the Fiskars blades stayed together while cutting the 100 page magazine so the cut looked perfect on every page in the stack.

The ergo shape of the handle was also very comfortable. I had no finger discomfort even after cutting a company phone book in half.

So for just everyday tasks this Fiskars Amplify might be overkill, but if you have thicker, denser material to cut this scissor would be a perfect fit.
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These crafting scissors are a crafter's dream. They cut through all types of heavy and/or thick mixed media like cardboard, chipboard, fabric, leather, wallpaper, etc. leaving a sharp clean even cut. I did not try out anything super-thick, as they are just scissors, not industrial quality cutters, intended to be used for crafting--I had no trouble cutting anything in my craft supply. The grip is soft and comfortable, and easy on my hands.

Unfortunately, I started out by running my index finger over the blade to see how sharp it was, and found out that they are incredibly sharp! (I had a long, painful cut as a result, but that was my own stupidity, and a credit to the scissors; I honestly have never owned scissors that were so sharp before!) The scissors have a blade protector and I would highly recommend using it and warn anyone else who does that the scissors are super sharp.

In the enclosed literature, Fiskars includes information about other scissors they have for mixed-media, varying the length and function a bit. They are all quite expensive, and in my opinion, worth the money. They make scissors that are one size bigger (10 inch) and one size smaller, but with a different blade, more like a longer snip at 6 inches.

Highly recommended.
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This is my second set of Fiskars. Which is good, because I needed strong scissors to cut the zip-tie that bound this pair to the package. My other Fiskars are the 5-in-1 Multi-Purpose Scissors. Both that and these Mixed Media Shears are top-notch scissors that will cut with precision through some pretty gnarly stuff.

These shears are expressly for "thick and heavy mixed media" like "fabric, paper and more" and they do have more cutting power. I tested them first on the 1/16 inch cardboard of the packaging. It cut right through, although it did require some thumb muscles. I think you'd get pretty tired if you had to use them for more than a few minutes. The action is pretty tight, but I believe some WD-40 would improve it, if you had a project that required you to use them all day. The ergonomics for my smallish man hands is very good.

(I didn't test the WD-40 because I don't want to get these dirty -- even though they have a lifetime warranty. The other day I caught my wife opening up a package with our previous Fiskars, slicing right through the tape. Nothing gums up scissors faster than cutting packing tape. For that reason, I may just hide this second pair :) .)

These shears have "Amplify" technology, which as near as I can tell is just a pin that extends on one side to give a bit more leverage. How much does it help? Hard to know. I tried to cut a penny but it couldn't do that. It cut through thin leather no problem, though.

Overall, I think I prefer my Multi-Purpose Fiskars for everyday household scissor use. The extra leverage in this pair is overkill for me, personally.
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I broke my girlfriend's regular old Fiskars, and replaced them w/ these b/c she does all sorts of mixed-media stuff and needed to be using a bit more robust set of shears for it. And these things have not disappointed! Very comfortable for her (and I, though infrequently) to use, they cut great, and do so just as well on really thick/heavy paper or media as they do w/ a single sheet of printer paper.

If you're in the market for scissors/shears and do a lot of arts & crafts, or just a lot of cutting of heavier-duty materials these are probably for you.
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