Another very common type of scissor lift by the Saxon Manufacturing Scissor Lift, electric and diesel lifts and this is the most used out of all other types. Electric scissor lifts are operated using electric power supply while diesel scissor lifts are run using the liquid medium diesel oil. They both work in the same manner and the mechanism also is the same and the only difference is this medium that runs or operates them. Since diesel run lifts produce lots of fumes, they might not be suitable to be used in enclosed spaces where the electric lifts come in handy. But when it is in a space outside, these diesel lifts can be used. Another disadvantage with the electric lifts which is an advantage to the diesel lifts is that when there is a power shortage the electric lifts will not work while diesel lifts can be used in any situation irrespective of the environment.