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True Utility sciXors (sic) keychain scissors

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by tso, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. tso

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    They're a cool concept. I don't see a spring mechanism though. They could be pretty useless. I think the handle's also too small for any serious cutting.
     
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    The text claims a hidden spring. Could be attached via the screws or whatever that holds the rubber parts in place.
     
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    If you look at the open picture, there are black pieces screwed as handles on the scissor blades with one screw each. I bet that is a toggle that gives them the spring.

    Not having a pair I dont actually know. :)
     
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    Not that I need scissors that often... but :censored: I want one.
     
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    I have folding scissors. They work really well, are pointed, and not much bigger than those.
     
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    Mine are like that, made in USA, and branded Fuller Brush. I have had them since about 1984.

    I have seen similar design scissors but the quality was/is lacking on most of them.
     
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    Depending on how well they are made, I think they could be at least on par with Victorinox scissors.

    Personally, I carry a Vic Midnite Manager primarily for the scissors. These may be more functional as scissors.

    I'm going to wait for our UK members to evaluate these before I have a pair sent across the pond, though. :popcorn:
     
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    Look at the third picture - there's a hole in the blade on the back, probably where the spring attaches. I suspect the spring loops around the pivot, is anchored in that hole, and levers against one side of the handles. Just a guess based on an old Gerber multitool that I had.
     
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    Yep, that is my bet as well. A small torsion spring, around the pivot. A little arm that goes into the blade, and it anchors against the opposite blade. All hidden inside a little counterbored pocket hidden inside the mechanism. The LM crunch has a similar mechanism I believe.
     
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    Care to share what kind of scissors you have?
     
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    Thank you for the better explanation!
     
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    Would love to hear a review when someone buys and uses the True Utility sciXors ...
     
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    they look pretty cool for what they are,, i also like that flashlight with hidden stash area too..
    true utilltey makes some nice products ,, mostly not meant for heavy duty use,, although my TU keychain system is working just fine
     
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    Since they have no hole for one's finger and thumb to go through, like real scissors always have, they look nearly impossible to operate with one hand (often necessary so the other hand can hold and negotiate the work) without them flopping over 90 degrees. Count me out.

    I think this is why there are no videos to be had of it in operation.
     
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    They have a spring, operation would be no different than a LM Micra or the like. I don't see it being a problem IMO.