Multitool.org Forum
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
+-

Hello Lurker! Remove this ad and much more by logging in.


Fiskars Cuts+More Review 5448

No Life Club Posts: 3,796 Hack Virtuoso
Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« on: December 29, 2011, 07:38:49 AM »
The Fiskars Cuts+More (CPM from now on) aren't new, however, they are new to me. During the same trip to the hardware store where I acquired the Fiskars ShopCut, I discovered that the CPM was also on sale. $13 removed from my bank card and I was on my way home to cut anything and everything needed and didn't need cutting.



When I first saw the Cuts+More, I thought to myself, how the hell did they improve and add features to a pair of scissors? Aren't scissors something that so specific in design and function that any deviation or features added would make them inadequate as a multi-functional tool and as scissors. I was wrong, those clever Fiskars folks did it right.

Form

The CPM is a pair of scissors and like it's name and MORE. Full of facets, cuts, and grinds make the two bladed scissor really a 4 bladed tool, more on that later. From butt to tip, the CPM measures 9", a bit longer than your standard off the shelf scissors, more in tune with kitchen shears.

The CMP comes with a multifunctional scabbard, extending the utility of this tool, even more.
 
Looks



The CPM looks like a pair of scissors with a few odd looking cuts. The blades are thick and menacing. One of the blades is coated with black TiNi and connecting to an injection moulded black finger handle. The stainless blade is matched up with the Fiskars orange thumb handle. There is also some faux serrations on the black blade, upping it's tacticool factor.

When inside the scabbard, the CPM screams serious, 'use-me-hard', and 'I-will-cut-you-so-bad'. There is a bit of ninja tactical jimping on the black blade, a feature only realized to be well placed until you use the bottle opener. Oh yah, the CPM has a bottle opener....why? why not!

Function

The CPM has two smooth blades, so it is more suitable for cutting smoother, softer materials. Paper, cardboard, fabric, souls and whatever you can think. The CPMs are capable of cutting more robust materials, but having other tools that do that better, I see it as a chance to keep the CPMs sharp.

Closer to the pivot, there is something they call the Power Notch, a indented and raised portion of the blade meant for cutting rope. I cut some 3/8" cord with no problem, one snip.

On the bottom side of the black blade is a small notch for cutting twine and string, this is a nice feature to avoid having to pick up the scissors, gripping the finger/thumb holes, opening and snipping the material. It reduces the amount of moves needed to cut string. To cut light wire, a notch is made in the black blade and engages a sharpened portion of the stainless blade. This is all under the handle side of the pivot, allowing maximum force be placed on shearing the wire in twain.



Moving the stainless blade, the very noticeable feature is the bottle opener. I can see that being useful if the CPM is destined to be a pair of kitchen scissors, but beyond that, I don't anticipate carrying around a pair of scissors at my buddy's sunday afternoon BBQ (or maybe, if I feel fancy). There is a row of jumping, and upon initial inspection, I had no idea what this was for. Then used the bottle opener and magically, my thumb was embraced by a mega gripping force of a row of small tender spikes.



The bottle opener is accessible even if the scabbard is on. Nice.



I have medium sized hands and the handles can accomodate 4 fingers, but they are a bit tight. Also, the shape my thumb doesn't fit 100% perfectly into the thumb hole. I imagine with use, I won't really feel it.

The tip of the stainless blade is rounded and slides over the sharp tip of the black blade, making the CPM safer to carry closed, and if dropped would have a much lower rate of injury.

One of the best features of the CPM is it's ability to be maintained. The two blades of the CPM can be separated, cleaned and is dishwasher safe. The scabbard houses a sharpening ceramic stick system that is easy to use and can sharpen any scissor that fits in the slots. Bonus.



Carry Potential

The CPM is meant to live on bench/countertop, the scabbard does not have a belt loop or a clip. The CPM isn't compact so carrying these on person would be awkward. One feature I forgot to mention on the scabbard is the cello tape cutter at the front. If the CPM lives in a crafty or packing friendly environment, this little plastic poker is a nice thing to have without drawing the CPM out. 
 


Matchup

The CPM matches well with most tools, and the Fiskars' orange makes them easy to find in a pile of scrap fabric, paper and string. The back TiNi is nice but without full, two blade coverage, the stainless blade is still at risk of rusting, say in a damp garage. A gold TiNi coating would of been nice on the stainless blade (which is common on other Fiskars products)

Finale

The CPM is a very capable set of scissors, and with practise, will offer lots of on board tools beyond the main blades.



Pros:
1. Easy to maintain, sharpen and clean.
2. Large and in charge, sharp as *insert bad-a$$-thing*
3. Jimp...JIMPING!

Cons:
1. Scabbard is already showing signs of wear, uses the pivot bolt as retention, scratches on entry and exit. No belt or clip feature on scabbard. 
2. So many features that it'll take practise to use them all correctly
3. The power notch will take some getting use to, on a full extension, the notch would get caught on softer materials.

Why stop now?

Visit the whole Skinth family here: http://www.skinthsolutions.com

Keep up with The Skinths on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkinthSolutions

Shapeways - Metro's Q-branch:
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/metro-qbranch

PayPal: metrogradegoods [at} gmail. com
Jr. Member Posts: 68 KOH
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 07:45:42 AM »
I always thought that it came apart so you could use the black side like a knife.
No Life Club Posts: 3,796 Hack Virtuoso
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011, 07:53:01 AM »
I always thought that it came apart so you could use the black side like a knife.

They would make a very poor, blunt, chisel ground knife. It's more for cleaning.

Why stop now?

Visit the whole Skinth family here: http://www.skinthsolutions.com

Keep up with The Skinths on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkinthSolutions

Shapeways - Metro's Q-branch:
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/metro-qbranch

PayPal: metrogradegoods [at} gmail. com
No Life Club Posts: 2,549
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011, 07:59:19 AM »
Why does a pair of scissors need jimping?
No Life Club Posts: 3,796 Hack Virtuoso
Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2011, 08:03:42 AM »
For better leverage and grip when using the bottle opener. Other than that, there is no other reason.


Why stop now?

Visit the whole Skinth family here: http://www.skinthsolutions.com

Keep up with The Skinths on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkinthSolutions

Shapeways - Metro's Q-branch:
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/metro-qbranch

PayPal: metrogradegoods [at} gmail. com
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,448 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011, 02:02:15 PM »
I got a set of these last year and I love them!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,603 Bored

dks cy

********* *
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2011, 09:21:38 PM »
very interesting.
Shame it can not be made into two knives, one for each hand (Think bad Ninja movie style fighting)

I am watching Enter the Dragon as I type this..  :D (Good movie!)

Kelly: "Daddy, what makes men cheat on women?
Al : "Women!"

[ Knife threads ]  [ Country shopping guides ]  [ Battery-Charger-Light threads ]  [ Picture threads ]
No Life Club Posts: 1,657 Shop smart, shop S-Mart.
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2012, 07:03:18 PM »
Quote
The CPM has two smooth blades, so it is more suitable for cutting smoother, softer materials. Paper, cardboard, fabric, souls and whatever you can think.

Souls.  :rofl:


Mike

Common sense ..... so rare, it's virtually a super power.
Ambidangerous Mistress of Mod Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,038 I'm not all bad, I'm just drawn that way.
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2012, 09:35:07 PM »
Hmm... will these things cut through poultry?

A dyslexic man walks in to a bra...

All my music for free: http://soundcloud.com/chrissyvandyke
No Life Club Posts: 3,796 Hack Virtuoso
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2012, 09:38:53 PM »
With great speed and accuracy.

BUT it doesn't have a serrated edge..so not THAT great, you can take them apart to clean.

Why stop now?

Visit the whole Skinth family here: http://www.skinthsolutions.com

Keep up with The Skinths on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkinthSolutions

Shapeways - Metro's Q-branch:
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/metro-qbranch

PayPal: metrogradegoods [at} gmail. com
Ambidangerous Mistress of Mod Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,038 I'm not all bad, I'm just drawn that way.
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2012, 09:42:44 PM »
Cool - looks like a serious contender to replace the current "chicken scissors" we have :)

A dyslexic man walks in to a bra...

All my music for free: http://soundcloud.com/chrissyvandyke
No Life Club Posts: 3,796 Hack Virtuoso
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2012, 09:44:47 PM »
I think the 'power notch' would be perfect for cutting through bones.

I also like the grip for small to medium hands.

Why stop now?

Visit the whole Skinth family here: http://www.skinthsolutions.com

Keep up with The Skinths on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkinthSolutions

Shapeways - Metro's Q-branch:
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/metro-qbranch

PayPal: metrogradegoods [at} gmail. com
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,448 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2012, 03:39:37 AM »
Hmm... will these things cut through poultry?

More importantly will they shoot through schools?

It shoots through schools

 :D

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 4,534
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2012, 08:40:55 PM »
Good Review!  I was tempted to buy one of these a while back, but the bottle opener on it just screamed "don't do it".   I've decided that since I own a number of other Fiskars pruners, scissors, axe, and your review was mostly positive that I would give it another chance. 

It won't be for kitchen duty, since it's primary advantage there is that it come apart for cleaning and my kitchen shears already do that (great feature), I'm smelling patent/design ripoff somewhere.  Maybe it's an old idea that we just don't see enough. 

I would have liked to see a belt attachment (clip probbaly) on the holster given the variety of tasks it tries to perform.

I think they might sell more if they remove the bottle opener.  Sometimes you have to know when enough, is enough.
No Life Club Posts: 3,796 Hack Virtuoso
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2012, 08:48:49 PM »
yah, but for $10 I didnt think twice about it.

Why stop now?

Visit the whole Skinth family here: http://www.skinthsolutions.com

Keep up with The Skinths on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkinthSolutions

Shapeways - Metro's Q-branch:
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/metro-qbranch

PayPal: metrogradegoods [at} gmail. com
No Life Club Posts: 4,534
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2012, 08:36:42 PM »
My Fiskars Scissors Collection.  Looks like the number stamped on the "Cuts+More" scissors is a date code of some kind.


No Life Club Posts: 3,796 Hack Virtuoso
Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2012, 09:03:55 PM »
Ah but do you have the new ShopBoss?

I haven't had a chance to review it yet. Using it next week on location.
Matches my BO MUT nicely.




Why stop now?

Visit the whole Skinth family here: http://www.skinthsolutions.com

Keep up with The Skinths on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkinthSolutions

Shapeways - Metro's Q-branch:
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/metro-qbranch

PayPal: metrogradegoods [at} gmail. com
No Life Club Posts: 4,534
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2012, 06:14:09 AM »
Wow the match is amazing!

You're right I don't have that one yet. I guess I better get it.  It actually looks very useful.  I guess I can stop looking for that Wenger Ranger 13 now, I think I have anough scissors that are better suited to what I wanted the R'13 for.
No Life Club Posts: 3,796 Hack Virtuoso
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2012, 06:16:00 AM »
They were super cheap if you are stateside. I had to get a friend to buy 2 for me and ship em up here to Canada. Oddly, they aren't available here.

Why stop now?

Visit the whole Skinth family here: http://www.skinthsolutions.com

Keep up with The Skinths on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkinthSolutions

Shapeways - Metro's Q-branch:
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/metro-qbranch

PayPal: metrogradegoods [at} gmail. com
Full Member Posts: 106
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2012, 05:22:02 PM »
Did you also look at the CRKT Crossover? It's a little more money but guess a lot better quality being a knive compagny

Someone who wants finds a solution
Someone who doesn't want finds an excuse
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,550
Re: Fiskars Cuts+More Review
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2012, 08:07:06 PM »
For Canucks it's $5 at CT this week, pretty good deal even if you don't need another scissors.  :D

 

Donations

Operational Funds

Help us keep the Unworkable working!
Donate with PayPal!
October Goal: $300.00
Due Date: Oct 31
Total Receipts: $109.46
PayPal Fees: $6.30
Net Balance: $103.16
Below Goal: $196.84
Site Currency: USD
34% 
October Donations

Community Links


Powered by EzPortal
SMF 2.0.17 | SMF © 2020, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.088 seconds with 39 queries.
© 2018 Defender Web & Tool