Balancing (Optional)


A correct tension of your scissors will ensure you get the best use out of your scissors.

They can be adjusted by tightening or loosening the nut at the pivot. Properly adjusted scissors should open and close easily without hurting the hand, but the blades should never be so loose that they flop open or closed if you hold them up by one handle. (Be careful of the blades if you try this!) The cutting motion should always feel smooth but firm.