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Scissors

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Different types of scissors: sewing, kitchen, paper

Scissors are a tool used for cutting thin material which requires little force. They are used for cutting, for example, paper, cardboard, metal foil, thin plastic, food, cloth, rope and wire. They are also used for cutting hair and nailss.

Unlike a knife it has two hinged blades. Most types of scissors are not particularly sharp; it is primarily the friction between the two blades which cuts. Children's scissors are even less sharp, and are often protected with plastic.

Better than a knife, scissors can be used for cutting out a newspaper article, a picture, etc. Scissors also must be made to fit left-handed or right-handed, as using the wrong hand is very difficult.

Specialized scissors


Scissors is also a party game as is Rock, Paper, Scissors.