Discussion in 'Professional Fireworks' started by Flowerpot Master, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Flowerpot Master

    Flowerpot Master Pro Firer/Crew

    I broke my trusty scissors whilst rigging last weekend.

    Gaffa tape saved the day by giving an ok temporary fix but they'll need replacing. Just wondering what decent options there are when I go looking for replacements..?

    Thanks :D
  2. dogsbody

    dogsbody Pro Firer/Crew

    I use ck scissors
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  3. gareth71

    gareth71 Pro Firer/Crew

    The CK 492001 electricians' scissors are a very popular choice. Cheapest from Ebay sellers.

    There are two schools of thought regarding whether or not they're an appropriate choice for cutting quickmatch ...
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  4. Flowerpot Master

    Flowerpot Master Pro Firer/Crew

    Thanks I'll take a look. First glimpse on eBay suggests lowest price is £13.43 with free postage.
  5. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Forum Editor

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  6. Flowerpot Master

    Flowerpot Master Pro Firer/Crew

    Ah thanks, that multi tool looks great and is a 'snip' for 7 quid!
  7. Dodgey

    Dodgey Pro Firer/Crew

    Looks bulky to me, and not much cop for splicing into match, I'm another CK user
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  8. Sean Smythe

    Sean Smythe Supports UKFR

    CK's user as well.
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  9. gareth71

    gareth71 Pro Firer/Crew

    I've got a Draper 14412 anvil-pattern cutter which I tend to use for cutting match. Picked it up a long while back on Ebay for a couple of quid - not too bulky and does the job quite well. There doesn't seem to be anyone selling them on Ebay right now, though.

    For splicing match, I don't use cutters or scissors at all - I'm a big fan of the hole-punch method.
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  10. Flowerpot Master

    Flowerpot Master Pro Firer/Crew

    Thanks all, it's a tough one as not any holy grail option to pick. Hmmmm
  11. B19_TLG

    B19_TLG Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    My Gerber EOD multitool is pretty much near perfect for both precision tasks and more careless cutting tasks. Also has a C4 punch which really makes fusing into shot tubes a doddle. Sadly it’s lacking any sort of snipping action so I use a pair of strong snips which work beautifully. A lot of my colleagues use the CK scissors and I think if you can achieve a quick cut without having to “saw” the pipe match then scissors are fine. But I wouldn’t use anything other than the CK electricians scissors.
  12. Andy Pittam

    Andy Pittam Pro Firer/Crew

    CK for me.....just be careful with them.....I knew how sharp they were and still managed to nearly cut my finger in half first outing
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  13. Mathew Griffiths

    Mathew Griffiths Pro Firer/Crew

    Me too, always used them..
  14. MrDan

    MrDan Pro Firer/Crew

    Another vote for CKs here.

    Great for cutting pretty much everything I've tried.
  15. shaner142

    shaner142 Pro Firer/Crew

  16. shaner142

    shaner142 Pro Firer/Crew

    From screwfix
  17. Flowerpot Master

    Flowerpot Master Pro Firer/Crew

    So many use CKs and actually I did borrow some a few weeks ago - They did seem pretty good. Think I'll have to give in and get some.
  18. These are decent
  19. Damp Squib

    Damp Squib Supports UKFR

    My Multi-Cut has just arrived - very sturdy piece of kit, but weighing in at .6kg - so much heavier than the CK and far bigger. Clearly designed to do different jobs, I'll be keeping both.

    Trouble is that the multi-cut sells itself as a garden/pruning tool, so I expect it to go missing before the w/e is out...
  20. B19_TLG

    B19_TLG Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    Ordered one myself. Hopefully it won’t take too long to arrive.

    Also got some CK scissors on amazon for £13 delivered.

    One way or another I’ll have the tools I need lol.