What You Need To Know About Scissors ©
Guest Lecturer: Ole Larsen, Yamamoto Scissors, Denmark
Topic: Ergonomic Hand Positions
Injuries from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that are related to using scissors, evolves from the haircutter applying thumb pressure, overextending and bending the wrist, again and again, in a unnatural way. The Butterfly Handle by Yamamoto Scissors is easily used in an ergonomic way. It is a sculpted design advancement of the eyeglass handle.
Acquiring this knowledge about ergonomics and then utilizing what the manufacturer recommends, you will achieve the best performance from your scissor. The reward will be the benefit of a healthier career and a better performing scissor.
When cutting, position your hands right in front of the chest, hands and fingers should be relaxed, and adjust your body alignment when necessary. Research suggest that these practices will be significant in avoiding wrist, neck, and shoulder complications.
I have provided some photographic examples of the four universally accepted, ergonomic scissor hand positions. There are three pictures of the Natural Grip, four of the Thumb Grip, five more of the Point Cut Grip, and finally two unique pictures of the Back Stroke Grip.
When you use these accepted ergonomic hand grips, adjust your tension setting, and maintain your scissors edge appropriately, you will achieve a more perfect haircut. Happy cutting.
Butterfly Handle by Yamamoto Scissors