What is a scissor lift is a question in many. It is not the regular lifts or elevators that we seen in all shops and shopping malls but is a motorized vehicle with a platform on rails that can be raised straight above to the roof. The opening and closing of these lifts look like the mechanisms and functioning of a scissor and hence the name scissor lifts. The only difference between this and the other type of elevators is that this opens up a criss-cross metal support that enlarges and pushes the platform to a higher level. These lifts are movable and hence can be used anywhere for any type of work at any height. And transporting them from one place to the other is also very simple since they can fold and become a compact piece. These lifts are mainly seen in the construction sites and the repairing units.