Axus wallpaper scissors are made from stainless steel and are imported from Japan. They are very heavy duty and come in two sizes, 12 and 8 inch. As a decorator I tent to use the bigger size. You can pick them up online by clicking here.
The scissors are very sharp when you first take them out of the packet. They cut any paper with ease. Not just that but they are one of the only wallpaper scissors I have used that stay sharp for a long time. Bare in mind I hang wallpaper for a living, my tools are used day in / day out and I can say without doubt they stay sharp for longer than any other wallpaper scissors I have ever used, years in fact.
They seem to be sharp all the way to the point too. Some other wallpaper scissors seem to struggle cutting little snips of wet paper. The paper can twist with the force of the blades, rather than cut. Not with the Axus though!!
Another feature that helps with longevity is the stainless steel and hardened plastic these scissors are made from. I often throw them in a bucket of water to soak at the end of a job so I can clean off any paste. I would never dream of doing that with any other brand I have tried for fear of rusting. Honestly, I’ve used a lot of different brands over my years and I can say with hand on heart that these are the best wallpaper scissors on the market! Better than any other brand I’ve used anyway.
They do have one or two minor drawbacks. Because of their build quality and material, the Axus wallpaper scissors feel heavy. It is something that you notice at first, but you get used to it very quickly. I have big cumbersome hands anyway, so I find beefy scissors easier to use, but I know other decorators prefer something more refined.
The other minor point is the screw which holds the two blades together can become loose after a year or two of constant use. It is a minor point because you can just tighten it with your hand every now and again while you’re using them. You just need to be conscious of it.
It sounds from my review like I’m some sort of Axus fanboy, but you genuinely can’t find better wallpaper scissors than Axus. It isn’t just me who thinks so, DFUK surveyed a load of decorators recently, and they came back with the same results. You can buy Axus Wallpaper scissors online by clicking here.
Axus Wallpaper Scissors Review – by Mike Gregory
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