Scissors

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Standard Scissors


Various scissors

Scissors are hand-operated shearing tools. A pair of scissors consists of a pair of metal blades pivoted so that the sharpened edges slide against each other when the handles (bows) opposite to the pivot are closed. Scissors are used for cutting various thin materials. For thicker more difficult materials, consider using Tin Snips.

Approved Materials

  • Paper
  • Fabric
  • Thin materials that will not harm the blades.


Carbon Fiber Scissors


Carbon fiber shears

Carbon Fiber shears are scissors for cutting CARBON FIBER ONLY, BEFORE EPOXY. Do not attempt to cut any material, of any thickness or toughness, with these scissors.

Approved Materials

  • Carbon fiber (pre-infiltration)


Tin Snips


Offset (red) and Straight (yellow) Tinsnips

Tin Snips are designed to cut and trim sheet metal and other thin yet tough materials.

Approved Materials

  • Sheet metal (up to 22 gauge, 1/32")
  • Thicker hard to cut materials (see a staff member for assistance)