The finest quality shears. Manufactured by a Wiss special process, the resulting shears are durable and have a long lasting cutting edge. Inlaid trimmers with adjustable easy pivot make sense of our resetting and re-sharpening service, which for lesser shears would not be worthwhile. WISS shears are designed for the professional or anyone who simply wants the best.
William Whiteley & Sons (Sheffield) Ltd is officially recognised as first starting the manufacture of scissors in the year 1760, although it is believed the business began trading even earlier. The business has passed in direct descent through eleven generations to the current day.
The firm of Thomas Wilkinson & Son, Manufacturers of Tailors Shears and Scissors, was also founded in the 18th century and was appointed Manufacturers of Scissors in Ordinary to her Majesty Queen Victoria and Cutlers to H.R.H. Prince Albert on October 16th 1840.
A complete range of products manufactured with high quality characteristics
A professional line with an unbeatable calibre and value for high demanding customers who want the best performance from their tools.
The majority of the articles is manufactured using AISI 1050 carbon steel, wihich guarantees a high cutting ability and endurance. Some articles are manufactured also AISI 420 stainless steel, which offers high resistance to corrosion and a optimal cutting ability and endurance.
The scissors are assembled with a screw that allows the regulation and an eventual disassembly for a professional sharpening.
The blades are hardened with chemical salt heat treatment to a hardness of 52-26 HRC, to guarantee a good cutting edge resistance and blades flexibility.
The raw materials undergo several polishing and grinding steps in order to obtain an excellent appearance. The articles manufactured with carbon steel are nickel-plated to protect the steel from corrosion and give a brilliant look to the product. Only the inner blade and the cutting edge are sharpened to improve the cutting performance. It is advisable to avoid contact with water, steam and generally humid conditions.
Some articles are available also with chrome-plated finish, which offers more resistace to corrosion, in comparison with nickel-plated items. Upon request we can produce any article manufactured with carbon steel in the chrome-plated finish. Some items are gold-plated, sand-blasted or lacquered.
Care of the product
Premax scissors require little care to last a lifetime:
they are designed for specific jobs. Use the right one and it will make your job easier and faster;
keep the blades clean by wiping them with a soft, dry cloth;
occasionally use a drop of oil on the blades and joint of scissors;
after long use have your instrument reground and reset by a professional grinder.