Best Ergonomic Handle Scissors
The most common type of scissors are those with handles made from hard plastic or metal. These types of scissors have been used since the beginning of time and they work well enough. However, these types of scissor blades do not provide good grip on human skin and tend to cut too deep into your flesh when you use them.
Another type of scissors are those that have handles made out of soft materials such as leather or even fabric. These types of scissor blades tend to cut too shallowly and leave a very small amount of blood at the wound. They are usually used for tasks like trimming eyebrows or removing facial hair.
Finally there are the scissor blades that have no handle at all. These types of scissor blades are used mainly for household chores and cleaning purposes. Some examples include:
These types of scissors are generally considered to be less comfortable than other kinds because they do not offer any kind of grip and they cut too deeply into your flesh when you use them. You may feel pain if you accidentally hit yourself in the eye with one of these types of scissors.
There is another way of classifying scissors and that is by how they are powered. There are three main types:
Manual (or Hand) Scissors
Manual scissors are the most basic and traditional type of scissors. These scissor blades are connected by a pivoting bar and are powered entirely by hand. You have to move your hand back and forth in order to open and close the scissor blades. The main advantage of manual scissors is that they are very cheap and easy to manufacture. The main disadvantage of manual scissors is that it takes a lot of hand strength in order to use them properly.
Most people (except for surgeons and butchers) prefer not to use these types of scissors because their hands get tired after a while.
Manually Powered Scissors
Manually powered scissors are exactly like manual scissors except that the hand movement translating to scissor blade motion is done by an additional mechanism. Some manually powered scissors are powered by a crank which you must turn in order to make the scissor blades open and close. Other manually powered scissors have an inner motor which rotates a gear, which in turn makes the scissor blades open and close.
Electric scissors, also known as electrician’s scissors, are an improvement upon manually powered scissors. These scissor blades are connected by a pivoting bar and are powered by electricity. When you push a button, an electrical current runs from the inside of the scissors and makes the scissor blades open and close. The main advantage of these scissors is that they never get too dull or too sticky to use. The main disadvantage of these scissors is that when the batteries run out or if there is a short in the wiring, then the scissors become useless.
They are also more expensive to buy than either manual or manually powered scissors.
Which kind of scissors are the best?
The answer to this question is not so simple. Scissors are like people in the sense that they all have their own advantages and disadvantages. The right scissors for you to use may be either a pair of manual scissors or a pair of electric scissors depending on your specific needs. It all depends on how much hand strength you have, how much you want to spend and what exactly it is that you plan to do with the scissors.
Sources & references used in this article:
Ergonomic handle for scissors and other tools by JC Escobar, JJ Adelff, DA Mariano – US Patent 7,458,160, 2008 – Google Patents
Ergonomic handle for scissors by CP DeBolt – US Patent 6,584,693, 2003 – Google Patents
Retrofit handle attachment for scissors by DN Hesprich – US Patent 6,272,754, 2001 – Google Patents
Scissors with handle opening overmold and ribbing by M Peterson, L Buchtmann, D Brady… – US Patent App. 11 …, 2006 – Google Patents