For anglers that are constantly out in the elements, the reality that your tools will wear out is one that most begrudgingly accept. When fishing line scissors wear out, line frays. When line frays, it’s nearly impossible to thread through eyelets or tie knots, and you aren’t catching fish. The Neat Freak takes the guesswork out of maintaining line – it’s designed to work every single time.
In order to build the best braided line scissors, Gerber took the time to painstakingly design a tool that could take a beating. It all started with the blades: micro-serrations are ground into the blade to create a surface that literally grabs ahold of the braided line and holds it in place for a precise cut. In addition to the serrations, the blades are intentionally thick to provide a stable camber, or the interaction between the blades as they cut. This ends up being crucial, as it allows for stable follow-through as you are cutting through thick line or even fillets.
It’s an unavoidable fact that tools will cause fatigue over time, especially when putting in long hours in search of elusive fish. Gerber aimed to remedy that fatigue with an ergonomic focus that translates into the design and construction of the Neat Freak. Bearhand Control™ is a system of features working cohesively together to provide the user with greater control and comfort. First, the Precision Paddle™ provides an extended leverage point for a finger while cutting or utilizing the split shot crimper. Second, a generous forefinger pad is placed where the finger naturally falls for a natural grip. Last, the tool is strengthened with full tang construction so you won’t be able to rock the handles off the blades – it also allowed for a built-in tether point that won’t break off.
Gerber tools are built to last a lifetime. To ensure optimal performance, rinse your tool with fresh water and dry thoroughly with a clean towel. Apply oil to hinges and moving parts on a regular basis.