“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Scissors „
We'd lost the scissors and I needed to buy some quick as my son was doing GCSE art and scissors are essential, although it's surprising how much we all use them. I grabbed a pack of 3 value ones whilst in Tesco for only about a pound, they're £1.50 at the moment. I bought mine atleast 12 months ago and I know I didn't pay that much for them.
They came in a pack of 3 one large pair, one medium and one small stuck to cardboard. They've a simple black handle and various sized blades. The handles are a moulded shape making them comfortable to hold and are a good size- plenty big for men's fingers. They don't have any sharp plastic areas poking out.
The blades are various lengths and widths but all strong and sharp. These are firmly attached to the handle, however the medium scissors did break pretty quick- the handle came off that pair.
We mainly use the large pair, although my son uses the small ones for more intricate cutting. I use them for all sorts of things- cutting paper, opening packets, cardboard even fringes. The blades are sharp and strong enough for all jobs- especially the large pair. They don't bend under use and cut in a precise straight line. I've never sharpened them and don't need to. I usually keep them on the draining board because I use them as kitchen scissors and they haven't rusted.
I can't fault them, even though the medium pair broke early on. If I disregard the middle ones they still only work out at 75p each. The Pound shop ones were flimsy in comparison and they all broke.
We've used these multiple times especially the large pair with no problem.
I would say that just about every household will have scissors somewhere about and when we first moved into our own place we were no exception so we bought a packet of Tesco Value scissors along with just about the rest of the Tesco Value range, I do admit to going a little mad in Tesco.
The scissors now sell for £1.53 which is fantastic value although they were even cheaper than this when we moved out 6 years ago. The scissors come in a set of three and like I said are from the Value range of products which I must say the majority of what I have tried has been perfectly capable of the job and these scissors are just as good.
Being from the value range these scissors had next to no packaging simply having a plastic style cable tie arround the three pairs together and then a little piece of cardboard attached with the Tesco value logo in red, white and blue and then the name of the product and of course a warning to keep away from children.
The scissors come in three different sizes which I think is good as it gives a good variety, the smaller scissors have a blade of around 2.5 inches, the next size scissors have a blade of around 3 inches and finally the biggest size scissors have a blade of around 4 inches. The handles of all of the scissors are made of black plastic and the two smaller pairs have two circles for putting your thumb and finger in however the bigger pair has a circle for your thumb and a more like oval shape for your fingers so you can hold them more firmly to cut bigger things.
These scissors are really handy to have and they cut really well, I have kept one of the smaller pairs especially for cutting my daughters fringe and they are sharp enough for this and when they seem to be blunting my husband sharpens them with his knife sharpener which seems to work really well. The scissors can cut through cardboard and plastic so would say you don't need anything stronger, the joins of the blades have not loosened at all in 6 years and the plastic handles are in one piece with just a couple of scratches.
These scissors are well worth the money and when they are finally no good I will buy the same set again.