What’s the Difference between Scissors and Shears?

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Do you know the difference between scissors and shears? They seem like the same thing. We use the words interchangeably. They are not the same, though. They have different features and are used for cutting different objects. If you want to work with carpet, getting a good pair of shears is a must. 

What Are Scissors?

Everyone knows what scissors are, right? Surprisingly, no. Scissors are a specific type of cutting tool. They have a blade length of less than 6 inches, and the finger holes on their handles are equally sized and symmetrical. All-purpose scissors, also known as office scissors, have straight blades. They are generally inexpensive and used for a variety of tasks. 

Scissors should not be used on both paper and fabric because that will cause the blades to dull. Dull blades are more likely to rip paper or fabric or leave a jagged edge. If you are working with fabric or carpet, you’ll want a quality pair of shears instead. 

Scissors vs. Shears

Shears are more expensive than all-purpose scissors because they are tougher and more versatile. Shears have different sized finger holes. The smaller finger hole on one handle is for your thumb, and the larger is for your fingers. Because you can hold shears using more than one finger, you can apply more pressure and have extra control when you use them to cut. The blade on shears is usually longer and sharper than on a pair of scissors. This will cut cleanly without ragged edges. The sharper blade and better grip makes this the sturdier tool.

Bond’s Smooth Cut Shears

Bond Products offers six different options of the highest quality, ergonomically designed smooth cut shears. These are the sharpest, best cutting pair of shears you’ll ever purchase. We guarantee you’ll be satisfied with their performance. Their razor sharp edges will last indefinitely. We have shears for both left-handed and right-handed people, but most of our shears options are ambidextrous and can be used by either. 

The shears come in options that range from 8 inches to to 12-inch heavy-duty shears. Their handles are made of soft elastomer plastic, and the tension of the shears can be adjusted. The shears have sharp, stainless steel blades, and nickel-plated brass nuts. The 9-inch shears with an offset handle is especially good for working with carpet

If you need shears, please take a moment to look through the variety of shears we sell. You can always direct questions to our customer service representatives by calling us at 1-888-800-BOND. We will be happy to direct you to the best option for your cutting needs. 

 

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