Scissors with table support

Adapted scissors for persons with impaired hand function

Scissors with table support, closed
Scissors with table support, closed

Description
Scissors with adapted handle and spring-loaded handle. The scissors can be placed on edge and the spring makes it return to its original position (i.e., the scissors in ‘open position’).

Users comments
The scissors is old and the spring is broken. The user still uses it by placing it on the table and getting a good stable grip on the handle. Truly a shame that it is no longer available (if this is the case); the user feels it is really great. He cuts paper, meat and even his beard with it. When he cuts his beard he has a mirror standing on the counter. He uses a two-handed grip when he cuts.

Paid for by
The user

Editors comments
Varsam has similar models that are less stable (‘scissors on a plate’ or ‘scissors with table support’), www.varsam.se (last checked May 2017).

This tip is from 2005

Scissors with table support, open
Scissors with table support, open
User cuts his beard with the scissors; he uses both hands to press the scissors together
User cuts his beard with the scissors; he uses both hands to press the scissors together

Tipsare: Gert

Gert lives in an apartment. He is working half time and is a politician in the local government. He was injured in 1973 and has a tetraplegia, C5-C6. He has two hours help daily provided by the local government.