Fiskars Cuts & More Multi-tool Scissors

Fiskars Cuts & More Multi-tool scissors are more than just a normal pair of scissors they are a great and very handy all in one tool, with 7 different cutting features they can take on a host of different jobs. These right handed scissors have the orange ergonomic handles that all Fiskars scissors have, but with the blade cover they include: wire cutting, twine cutting, power notch for light rope, pointed blade tip, tape cutter, scissor sharpener and a bottle opener.

Known for innovation and design, it’s the Fiskars Classic orange-handled scissors, selling over one billion pairs worldwide, that turned Fiskars into an internationally recognised and renowned brand. From the very first nails, hoes and knives made in 1649, to launching the world’s first plastic handled scissors in 1967, and producing gardening tools in 1985 Fiskars continue to design and innovate to this day.

 

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I have found that keeping the Fiskars multi tool in my gardening kit has been invaluable and the perfect solution to having to nip back into the house for my kitchen scissors. The protective blade sheath keeps them safe and dry, while the tape cutter is great for opening compost bags without having to take the sheath off. I like to use twine for my roses and wire for my climbing plants the Fiskars Multi tool can cope easily with both and didn’t have a problem cutting slightly thicker wire for my trellis. The scissor blades have a titanium nitride blade coating which says its 3x harder than steel so I expect the blades will last very well in the hard environment of the garden. They certainly have shown no signs of wear so far,if they do the built in sharpener will bring them back to life easily.

Just like the other Fiskers tools I have tried these are great quality with a RRP of £15.99 they are not cheep, but I know these will outlast all the scissors I have previously purchased. Fiskars also offer more gardening tools, I had no idea of the range on offer, including axes, something Dad M has a thing for!

If you would like to try the Fiskars cuts and more tool for yourself then there are many retailers who stock the Fiskars range including Hobbycraft, The Range, as well as online retailers. You also have the chance to win a pair of Fiskars Cuts & More Multi-tool scissors then here is your chance simply fill in the rafflecopter below.

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Getting into the garden with Twigz

The sun has been shining and this has been making me feel like I need to get back into the garden. Dad M has mown the lawn and the daffodils are greeting me with their cheery faces. Over the half term I managed to get out with the boy and start some of our vegetable growing preparation.

We were sent a fantastic set of garden tools for the boy to use by Bigjigs who are the UK distributers of the Twigz brand. These are proper gardening tools and not toys, so we set about seeing if they were up to the job. We were sent a shovel, hoe, rake, broom and soil rake and each of these has an RRP of £8.99 which I think is about the right price for tools of this quality. We were also sent some gardening gloves which have a RRP of £3.49 these are great value and fit much better than others the boy has tried.

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First we needed to lightly dig over the vegetable bed ready for our garlic, onions and a rhubarb crown which I had bough earlier in the month. Now it is a little late to plant garlic, I know it grows better if it has a frost, but having had good success in the past I thought it worth a try. The boy used the shovel to dig out the odd winter weed before using the soil rake to level off the surface.

The Twigz range of tools are perfectly sized for the boy, so I was in no danger of long handles being wheeled around like I am when he uses my tools. They have nice smooth wooden handles, and brightly painted working ends which wiped clean easily after use. They seem very robust and certainly did the job they are intended for, although the shovel does have the shape of one you use for sand castles rather than a veg patch!

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It didn’t take us long to prepare our vegetable bed and start to lay out our vegetables for planting. The boy loved separating the garlic into individual cloves. The onion sets were easy and I left him to plant them neatly a few cm’s apart. The boy really enjoyed being in charge and having the tools to do the job made my life much easier, I could go off and use mine knowing he wouldn’t come looking to borrow them. We found we had too many onion sets so the boy ran off to share them with our neighbour. I could hear him excitedly telling her all about his new tools and what he had been planting.

We are all looking forward to the summer now, and hopefully I will be able to keep the boys enthusiasm alive and we might get to eat some of our produce in the coming months too.

For more information on the Twigz brand they have Facebook and Twitter pages and you can also buy directly from the Bigjigs website HERE.

Twigz believe the more children understand about plants the greater their understanding will be of the environment they live in and will one day be looking after.

 

and I couldn’t agree more!

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Disclaimer we were sent a selection of Twigz tools to review and keep the opinions remain our own and have not been changed.