Difference between revisions of "Scissors"

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==Standard Scissors==
 
==Standard Scissors==
 
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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 Tinsnips.
 
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 Tinsnips.
  
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*Fabric
 
*Fabric
 
*Thin materials that will not harm the blades.
 
*Thin materials that will not harm the blades.
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==Carbon Fiber Scissors==
 
==Carbon Fiber Scissors==
 
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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.
 
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'''
 
'''Approved Materials'''
 
*Carbon fiber (pre-infiltration)
 
*Carbon fiber (pre-infiltration)
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==Tin Snips==
 
==Tin Snips==
 
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Tinsnips are designed to cut and trim sheet metal and other thin yet tough materials.
 
Tinsnips are designed to cut and trim sheet metal and other thin yet tough materials.
  
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*Sheet metal (up to 22 gauge, 1/32")
 
*Sheet metal (up to 22 gauge, 1/32")
 
*Thicker hard to cut materials (see a staff member for assistance)
 
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Revision as of 16:04, 27 March 2020

Standard Scissors


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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 Tinsnips.

Approved Materials

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


Carbon Fiber Scissors


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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


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Tinsnips 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)