These scissors are easy to use simply requiring a pushing down action on the "T" shaped handle. The spring will automatically reopen the scissors once the pressure is released. Ideal for children or adults either with poor strength or who are unable to use scissors with conventional loops. The scissors can be used in two ways: By maintaining the paper in fixed position it can be cut by "scooting" the scissors along the table; alternatively you can keep the scissors still (placing it on a non slip mat may assist with stability) and moving the paper towards the scissors. Blade guard supplied for safety. Ultra lightweight.