Axus Wallpaper Scissors Review

Updated May 23, 2024 | Posted Mar 10, 2020 | Product Reviews, Sundries | 6 comments

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.

Are Axus Décor Wallpaper Scissors Any Good?


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.


The Downside

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.


My conclusion


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.

Another wallpapering tool to look out for is the Olfa Knife. Again, this is probably the best choice available on the UK market and will help make your work easier. Click here to see latest prices.


Axus Wallpaper Scissors Review - Decorator's forum UK

These scissors come in two sizes and are mostly used as a tool for cutting wallpaper.

Product Brand: Axus Decor

Editor's Rating:


  • Very sharp, all the way to the tip.
  • Very well made.
  • Widley regarded as ‘the best’ by Professional Decorators.
  • They last a lifetime!
  • Easy to use.


  • Can feel heavy.
  • The screw comes loose after a couple of years of regular use, but you can hand-tighten in and carry on.

Big shout out to HDL Photography for supplying the feature image.

Updated May 23, 2024 | Posted Mar 10, 2020 | 6 comments

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Gregory is a Professional Painter and Decorator who works in the Northwest of England. He mainly sub-contracts for large decorating firms and works on a wide variety of projects.
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  1. Peter

    Recently bought a pair of these. My only downside with them is with me being left handed they are very uncomfortable to use. Got the dremel onto the handle and soon sorted that

    • Kris

      “The paper can twist with the force of the blades, rather than cut. Not with the Hamilton though!!”


      “So much so I through all my other pairs away.”



  2. Mark Finlayson

    Totally agree…they are worth every penny

  3. Mick Lambert

    Brought a pair three years ago at the decorators show still shape now , must agree the only small problem is the screw coming loose but can soon be tightened with your fingers . The best scissors I have used well worth the price .

  4. John hamsher

    Can’t remember last time I used Shears. Always cut with a snap off blade

  5. Vince Robinson

    Great shears. I’ve had the same pair for years and still sharp, but I have a small chip out of the blade which has buggered them a bit.

    Today I bought a pair of 8in, which seem very small in comparison, but I haven’t actually used them yet so will reserve judgement.


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