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EC Cutter, portable electric scissors
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EC Cutter Electric Cordless Scissors Customer Questions and Answers

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I need to cut through four layers of fabric,35/65 weight of each layer is about 3.5. Can it do the job to cut through this. I was using the Black and Decker power scissors but it's been discontinued and need to find a reliable power cutter. The Black and Decker was 3.6V went pretty fast. But is there an on off? Deb

Asked on 05/21/2012 by Deb G

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I suspect they will work OK. We use them to cut carbon fiber fabric when we need need to make small trim adjustments after the large machine finishes its cuts. About the only problem we have encountered has to do w/ build-up on the blades of residue when making long cuts.

Answered on 05/23/2012 by WILLIAM ELLIOTT
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I have tried Black and Decker and the dont work for very long. The battery wears out in 20 Minutes and the knife dulls quiickly. For the money the EC Cutters work great an you can buy the different parts seperatly. I love these scissors! No on and off switch that i can remember.

Answered on 05/23/2012 by DEBRA PHILLIPS

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Deb, I highly recommend these electric shears. They are comfortable to use, and I like the cordless feature, so I have extra batteries constantly on my chargers, as you can tell I have more than one. The AC adapter gives you good strong constant power especially if you are cutting heavier fabrics but than you have the cord in the way. You control the off and on by pressing the trigger, as soon as you release your finger it shuts off. It you don't have to put a lot of pressure on the trigger to turn it on, it's just like a normal grip, so you hand won't get tired. We are a Not-for-profit organization called Aid4greys that manufacture Martingale dog collars and dog toys and have to cut through some very thick furs for the toys, although it is only one layer and I'm not sure how to tell you the weight of the material. You can visit our website and look at our bunnies and toys to see the types of fur I'm talking about. These are exactly the same as the original Dritz Electric Cordless Scizzors, so I've been using them for years. In fact I just ordered another pair for one of our volunteers that is helping me cut. I've tried many brands including the Black and Decker and these work the best. I especially like the way the blade is constructed, so the furs don't get caught in the blade like they did with some of the other brands. The blades on the EC Cutter stay sharp for a long time. Hope this helps, Pat.

Answered on 05/23/2012 by PATRICIA LEWANDOWSKI

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Hi Deb, I love these electric scissors. They easily cut four layers of calico weight fabric. Although it can cut through four layers of blizzard-like fleece, the cutting speed is slower. I found that cutting two layers of fleece allowed the blades to cut faster. If there was an electric scissors out there that could cut heavier or thicker layers of fabric, I would love to hear about it. Until then, these are great scissors for four layers of light to medium weight fabric or two layers of fluffy or heavy weight fabric. Sandie

Answered on 05/23/2012 by SANDIE LOHISER

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Deb we use these EC cutters to cut fiberglass material 1581 dry cloth one ply at a time. It doesn't do a very good job cutting more than one ply. I am not sure how thick the material/fabric is that you are cutting but if the Black and Deckers were cutting it, these will cut it. We used the Black and Deckers also but they didn't last very long. We also use them to cut polyester breather material used in vacuum bagging parts.

Answered on 05/23/2012 by DON GRIFFIN

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I have used many pairs of Electric Scissors thru the years and I can say these are the best I have found. I can cut 4 layers of heavy fleece, no problem and the battery life is great. Maxine

Answered on 05/23/2012 by DEXTER BALENTINE

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Black and Decker scissors are past history. We bought E.C. Cutter and it works fabulously. We cut double layers of polar fleece all the time. I t should cut your four layers of 35/65 without any problems. My 94 year old father has cut hundreds of double polar fleece items including polar fleece socks and serges them up.. He throughly enjoys the E.C. Cutter and you would too. TheseE.C. cutters are a must for thosee who sew. I use the cutters too when their not being used by my Father.

Answered on 05/24/2012 by betty Ilg

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These are great cutters. I cut through 6 - 7 layers of fabric with no problem whatsoever. I bought the rechargable battery as well and that works very well, no loss of power. I am cutting fabric all the time as I manufacture dog items and these are really great.

Answered on 05/23/2012 by MARY KENKEL
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Will it cut PVC that is 1/32" ?

Asked on 08/31/2014 by Mark Gazo

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it p Probably will cut p_v_c that is 1 32nd inch as long this is Flat.you guys sell a rotary skill cutter that definitely will

Answered on 09/01/2014 by STUART DANEMAN
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If you are talking about PVC pipe, the answer is no, it will not cut it. I love my electric scissors, but they would not cut plastic pipe. By chance, if there is such a thing as PVC fabric, I believe it would cut that. I have cut VERY heavy fabric with it. Hope this helps.

Answered on 09/01/2014 by KATHY PERISICH

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No not if this is pipe. They only cut fabric and not too thick.

Answered on 09/01/2014 by NANCY FERGUSON

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Thanks anyway.

Answered on 08/31/2014 by Mark Gazo

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I'm sorry I can't answer your question because I only use these on fabric. They work wonderful o. All weights of fabric. Sorry I can't help

Answered on 08/31/2014 by NORMA OWINGS

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Sorry, I cannot answer. We use only for cloth.

Answered on 09/02/2014 by ROBBIE COMPTON

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Yes, it is a PVC sheet that is a 32nd thick and 4 foot long. I need to cut about 48 pieces and doing it with snips seems like a lot of work. These scissors could be just the thing. Thanks.

Answered on 09/01/2014 by Mark Gazo
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Would this scissor be suitable for cutting carpet and fiber carpet pad?

Asked on 02/06/2016 by Sean Clark

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We cut through fabric with these all of the time. I have never tried cutting carpet with them but I think carpet would be a little bit too heavy for these small scissors that we use. Sorry I couldn't be of more help but I wouldn't want to mislead you. I know they cut through our thickest fabrics that we have quite easily but these are fabrics without a backing on them that are used for sewing purposes.

Answered on 02/06/2016 by H MAUREEM SMITH
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Hi Sean, I have found this scissor will cut about 4-5 layers of light weight cotton well, but they are not strong enough to cut carpet.

Answered on 02/06/2016 by EDITH CASTLEBERRY

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I would say no. About 1/4" of thickness is the most I would cut with these. Perfect for fabric or layers of paper.

Answered on 02/06/2016 by ROCHELLE RODRIGUEZ

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Not sure. We have only used them to cut fabric.

Answered on 02/06/2016 by DANIEL LEIGHTON

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Pas maybe but I don't think they would cut carpet very well

Answered on 02/06/2016 by JAMES GALLUP

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I love the scissors but no, I don't think they would cut carpet but they would cut the foam padding that goes under carpet.

Answered on 02/16/2016 by ROB THROCKMORTON
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I arrange silk flowers for the church, but because of arthritis in my hands, I am unable to continue using the manual stem cutter. I need this tool for cutting the rubber-covered wire stems on the silk flowers, approximately 1/4" to 3/4" in diameter. Will this item successfully cut these stems? Thank you. Joan

Asked on 09/12/2015 by Joan Anderson

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Thanks, Sean.....was so hopeful this product would work for me.

Answered on 09/12/2015 by Joan Anderson
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I am sure cutting the wire stems would very soon damage the cutting tips if not the motor also. I would recommend a GOOD pair of diagonal wire cutters. I also have arthritis and do some similar work and use these cutters. Not all cutters are created equal so try them before you buy them or don't buy them. Good Luck

Answered on 09/13/2015 by DEXTER BALENTINE

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I wouldn't advise. I think you run the risk of damaging the blades with the wire stem.

Answered on 09/15/2015 by ELAINE PERKINS

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No they will not, they are mainly for cutting vinyl in flat goods. I used them for cutting fiberglass mat and cloth. They work very well. Maybe you should try getting some cantilever wire cutters,

Answered on 09/13/2015 by STUART DANEMAN

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Thanks for your response. I was in error about the diameter; should be 1/4" to 3/8" so maybe these scissors would work? I'll also research the diagonal wire cutters that you suggested. Joan

Answered on 09/13/2015 by Joan Anderson

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Joan, No, these can't handle cutting through wire/metal of any kind. The thickest stock they can handle is medium weight canvas and fiberglass cloth. I hope this helps!

Answered on 09/12/2015 by SEAN SULLIVAN
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Will they cut demin?

Asked on 09/03/2012 by Undisclosed

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I love them. I use them for cutting fiberclass cloth.

Answered on 09/05/2012 by GLENN FEILHAUER
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Yes. The scissors cut denim very well.

Answered on 09/05/2012 by DEBBIE EVANS

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Yes, I have a custom drapery shop and cut all types of fabric. I cut very heavy upholstery fabric often with them. They do have trouble cutting 2 or three thickness but they are the best battery operated scissors on the market and I have tried many. Only problem I have is batteries not charging correctly. I have about 6 pair and some of the batteries will not charge and some of the chargers do not charge.

Answered on 09/05/2012 by JOYCE HENDRIX

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yes for a short while unless plugged in to wall

Answered on 09/06/2012 by CLIFF ROSSIE

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We are a fiberglass/ composites manufacturer and have only used them on dry carbon fiber and fiberglass cloth. That they work very well with these products makes me think they would work on denim, but I couldn't be sure without trying them.

Answered on 09/05/2012 by DEBORAH STENBERG-SERVICE

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Ive never cut denim with them but i imagine they would have no problem with it.

Answered on 09/05/2012 by BRAD HARPER
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After charging the battery...it doesn't work on scissors. what am I doing wrong?

Asked on 09/25/2013 by Claudia Jayne

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Thanks Sean! I'll try the hitting it!

Answered on 09/25/2013 by Claudia Jayne
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perhaps the battery is defective.

Answered on 09/26/2013 by DAVID PORONOVICH

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I have been using this brand of scissors for 8 years. The last battery I bought is a dud also, it barely holds a charge and I have to hit it with the palm of my hand to get it started. When it does start is cuts out over and over. The scissors work great with the batteries are right. I've been meaning to contact Jamestown about this but haven't had the time. Hopefully they read this.

Answered on 09/25/2013 by SEAN FELL

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This battery used to work...and still takes a charge ok...but won't run the scissors. I have cleaned all the contact points.

Answered on 09/27/2013 by Claudia Jayne

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Sorry to say I never had that trouble. Our unit works perfectly. I would check the contacts and make sure the were not bent or broken while charging. Dan

Answered on 09/25/2013 by DANIEL NOLAN
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how well would these power scissors work cutting cardboard?

Asked on 01/25/2013 by Dee Kelvy

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Devore Aviation Corp. purchased the electric scissors to cut thin fiber glass sheeting material. We have not used the scissors on any other materials.

Answered on 01/28/2013 by ROSINA CARREJO
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We don't use these to cut cardboard. Haven't tried.

Answered on 01/25/2013 by SERGIO CORRAL

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We use it to trim wool fabrics. Work fine. Just tried it on 1/8 corrugated, bit slow but work. Cutting paper really dulls blades so buy extra.

Answered on 01/28/2013 by DAVID PORONOVICH

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We use them to cut our 13 oz banner vinyl before we hem them. Never used on cardboard, but they cut great on vinyl. Wrap Partner 931-432-4448

Answered on 01/26/2013 by MJ LUSK

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we only cut fiberglass with them. - so I couldn't tell you how they cut cardboard. They are AMAZING for cutting fiberglass though!

Answered on 01/25/2013 by JOHN THOMPSON
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How many layers of material can the power scissors cut at once? Thanks Ellen Maryland

Asked on 01/19/2013 by Undisclosed

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Ellen, These cutters have been a great investment for our company. Currently we only cut one layer at a time for the purposes we use them for. However depending on the thickness and density of what your cutting, I would guess they could cut multiple layers. The blades are really tough and hold their edge for a long time. We have even found a way to sharpen them. Thanks, David

Answered on 01/22/2013 by DAVID GOOCH
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I don't know. I have only cut thru two pieces of fabric (cotton).

Answered on 01/22/2013 by DEBBIE EVANS

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We use these in an industrial situation and only cut one layer at a time. It would depend on the weight of the fabric, but not very many.. They are fast and hold up well, but do not have a lot of power.

Answered on 01/25/2013 by RONALD WAGNER

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What type and weight of material?

Answered on 01/22/2013 by GARRY HOJAN

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It depends on the fabric... I used it on Kevlar and Spectra, and it definitely couldn't handle more than 2 layers. If you're cutting nylon or something similar, I'd say maybe 3 layers. In my opinion, rotary or straight blade cutters work better for layer cutting.

Answered on 01/22/2013 by LUKE MATHERS
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How do these electric scissors cut?

Asked on 09/18/2012 by Undisclosed

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Cut thin fiberglass cloth slowly. May work well on regular fabric. Buy some Wiss scissors for heavy glass cloth.

Answered on 09/22/2012 by DAVID MCNEIL
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The scissors cut very well and can do precision cutting. We are using them industrially for cutting diifficult coated materials such as kevlar and vectran. You need to have spare batteries fully charged if you intned to use all day for cutting.

Answered on 09/20/2012 by KEVIN CONLON

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These scissors are wonderful! I have a cottage business where I cut at least 4 layers of satin and cotton on a regular basis. Many times I cut 6 layers of satin, and I have no trouble cutting through that thickness with the EC cutters. I use them all the time. They are money well invested for me.

Answered on 09/20/2012 by EDITH CASTLEBERRY

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They're are amazing, given their size. They just run forever. I've bought two of these, because I figured they'd wear out with protracted usage cutting polartec and heavy laminated micro-fiber fabrics and have never had the need to take the second one out of the box. The cutter heads last very long, IF you don't hit a metal pin. Even though the battery seems to last for hours, you might want to get an extra battery if using to cut thick items all day long.

Answered on 09/20/2012 by STEVE RIPATTI

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So far so good. They seem to work really well. Haven't used them a lot, yet.

Answered on 09/21/2012 by BILL BOYETT
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What is the legth of the jaw?

Asked on 09/06/2011 by Undisclosed

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don't know the length but it works great..got two..

Answered on 09/06/2011 by MIKE MATLACK
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THERE ARE TWO BLADLE UNITS THAT COME WITH THESE SCISSORS. BOTH BLADES ARE UNDER 2"- I HOPE THIS HELPS.

Answered on 09/06/2011 by LESLIE CARPENTER

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Overall it is 1 1/2 inches. Length of the mouth is 1 inch.

Answered on 09/06/2011 by DEBBIE EVANS

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The cutting blade is 0.37 inches long.

Answered on 09/06/2011 by PAUL BAUER

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They are about an 1.00 to 1.250. It cuts so fast, that length is fine. I think they are great

Answered on 09/06/2011 by GLENN FEILHAUER
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