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Different types of scissors: paper, kitchen, sewing

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 nails.

Unlike a knife it has two hinged blades. Most types of scissors are not sharp; it is the friction between the two blades which cuts.

Better than a knife, scissors can be used for cutting out a newspaper article, a picture, etc.

Specialized Scissors

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