How to fit finger inserts into shears

October 25, 2021

We get it, the finger inserts can be a little tricky to insert into your shears. Whether they came with them already in and you want to take them out OR they didn't come with them in and you want to insert them OR you want to stack them on top of each other to make the finger holes that little bit smaller. Whatever you want to do - we've got you covered on the 'how to' with finger inserts. In this article we will go over the 3 mentioned above with a step by step process on how to insert or take out the finger inserts.


Inserting the finger inserts -

Step 1 - Firstly, you'll need to make sure the finger inserts you have are the right fit for your shears. Any good reputable shear company should include or sell finger inserts of at least 2 different sizes when you make your purchase (one larger set and one smaller set), especially extra inserts! Let's be honest, the extra inserts are tricky things that can easily get lost if not stored correctly.

Step 2 - `Next is quite simple, all you have to do is put the finger insert into one side of the inner finger hole and guide it all around the inner finger hole until the whole thing is in.

Step 3 - Repeat step 2 on the other finger hole and you're done! Simple right!?

Stacking finger inserts -

Stacking the finger inserts is a lot like inserting the finger inserts in the finger holes. Essentially you can use the same steps as the above just in the form of inserting the extra inserts into your current ones and then continuing to put them into the finger holes required.

Keeping in mind you will only be able to stack the smaller finger inserts into the larger ones - if you try the other way we’re sorry to say but they simply wont fit. It will be fairly fiddly when trying to fit them but once they’re in you wont need to think about them anymore, rest assured they’re in for good until if or when you choose to remove them. 

Taking finger inserts out -

Now for this it's quite simple and you don't have to be a genius to do this - in fact we don't even have to do a whole step by step method for this action. It's as simple as grasping the shears in a safe manner and simply sliding/flicking them out. It's that easy! Why? Well that's because bladesmith's didn't glue them in or make them non removable, they know that scissors aren't a one size fits all. Some take both out, some take none out and some might even just take one out for comfort/sizing reasons, everyone is different! So if you need to take them out it's as simple as getting a firm grip and sliding them off/out.


Bottom line -

Look, it's not hard at all! Yes, it may be a little fiddly and yes, it may take more than one go to get it but it's still simple. Professional hair cutting shears and shear maintenance is not in any means hard at all, BUT if you're really having trouble check out this video we created for a more visual step by step on how to insert your finger inserts. Good Luck! 

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