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.
- Thin materials that will not harm the blades.
Carbon Fiber 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.
- Carbon fiber (pre-infiltration)
Tinsnips are designed to cut and trim sheet metal and other thin yet tough materials.
- Sheet metal (up to 22 gauge, 1/32")
- Thicker hard to cut materials (see a staff member for assistance)