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Acme Scissors

Sewing, hobby, kitchen caddies, and many office desks usually contain a pair of all-purpose scissors to meet the demands of everyday use. These scissors are available in various lengths, styles, and colors designed for specific usages. Available at Staples®, Acme scissors are well-known for their innovative design and high-quality cutting blades that are resistant to corrosion. With kid's scissors, snips, and shears available, it's easy to find the right type of scissors for any use.

Compare Types of All-Purpose Scissors
Children's scissors have blunt tips to avoid injury, and many have plastic handles for longevity and durability. Most have pointed ends, so kids cut through paper quickly, and right and left-handed handles for better gripping.

Most models range in length from 4 to 9 inches and have sharp tips for flawless cutting. Scissors with a straight handle ensure the blades line up, so you cut straighter and easier. Four fingers should fit through the bottom grip hole, allowing your thumb to rest on the top opening. Shredding scissors cut paper into small pieces useful for shredding personal documents. Consumers can use them as a kitchen gadget for cutting herbs, creating confetti, or making arts and crafts projects.

Consider the Versatility of All-Purpose Scissors
The hand-operated device cuts open a package of meat, snips off a clothing tag, or serves as a go-to cutter for DIY projects. Users can cut paper for a scrapbooking project, open a box, or keep a pair within easy reach on their desktop. For optimal performance, crafters can set aside one pair of scissors to use exclusively for sewing projects to cut through fabrics, yarn, and floss.

How Do All-Purpose Scissors Differ In Composition?
Carbon-steel scissors are one continuous piece of metal, including the handle, and may have a nickel or chromium-plated coating to ward off rust. Scissors made from stainless steel are lightweight, rustproof, and fit comfortably into a plastic handle. Titanium-bonded scissors stay sharper longer, have a non-stick coating, and are about five times harder than stainless steel.

How Should You Care for All-Purpose Scissors?
Sewing scissors for cutting material and wipe after use with a clean cloth to maintain sharpness. Oiling the joint where the blades meet every few months keeps them working smoothly and wiping down the blades with vinegar or paint thinner to remove dust and grit ensures cleanliness and optimal lifespan. A protective case such as a pouch or box keeps the scissors from coming into contact with other objects that may damage or dull the blades. Consumers should avoid adding moisture to the metal by keeping the case closed.

How Do You Sharpen All-Purpose Scissors?
You can hire a professional to sharpen scissors or do the sharpening yourself. Cut a piece of 150-200 grit sandpaper into strips. With the rough edge facing outward, make sure the paper touches the full length of the blades. You may try cutting through aluminum foil to achieve similar results. Another method is to take apart your scissors and use a wetted sharpening stone to sharpen the inner side of the blades practicing on an old pair first. You could also purchase a manual or electric scissor sharpener .
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Acme KleenEarth ACM15584 Sharp Tip 8" Standard Scissors, Black
Item : 1111949
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  • Bent standard scissors can be used to create flawless designs
  • Stainless steel blades for lasting sharpness
  • Sharp tip helps you achieve an even edge
$6.89
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Acme ACM13301 Blunt Tip 5" Kid's Training Scissors, Red
Item : 905398
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  • Stainless steel blades are durable and long-lasting
  • Blunt tip ensures user safety
  • Plastic handles are resistant to wear
$6.89
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Acme® Westcott® Straight Teacher/Office Shear, 9"(L)
Item : 883549
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  • Length: 9"
  • Handle color: Black
  • Tip type: Pointed
$12.79
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Acme ACM10545 Blunt Tip 5.5" Economy Safety Scissors, Multi Color
Item : 879087
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  • Standard scissors are ideal for use in homes and offices
  • Blunt tip ensures user safety
  • Plastic handles are resistant to wear
$21.39
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Acme ACM15515 Blunt Tip 5" Ultimate Kid's Safety Scissors, Green
Item : 875317
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  • Stainless steel construction for lasting sharpness
  • Blunt tip makes these scissors safe to use
  • Plastic make renders them ideal for regular use
$15.29
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Acme KleenCut ACM04253 Pointed Tip 5" Kid's Scissors, Multi Color
Item : 931860
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  • Kids' scissors are ideal for DIY projects
  • Stainless steel make for lasting sharpness
  • Pointed tip helps get rid of any fine or small bits
$29.99
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Acme® Westcott® Straight Blunt Scissor, 5"(L)
Item : 931851
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  • Handle color: Assorted
  • Tip type: Blunt
  • Material: Steel
$22.99
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Acme ACM15315 Blunt Tip 5" Kid's Scissors, Violet
Item : 881858
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  • Blunt tip makes these scissors safe to use
  • Nylon construction renders them ideal for regular use
$13.89
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Clauss Hot-Forged Thread Snips, 4-1/2"
Item : 292027
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  • Thread Snips
  • Stainless Steel
  • 4-1/2"
$15.29
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Acme Westcott ACM14754 School Scissor Caddy with Anti-Microbial Protection, Multi
Item : 875918
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  • Designed with Microban protection, making it safe to use by children
  • Comes with four removable cups to easily divide scissors among groups
  • Made of durable plastic for long-lasting use
$26.19
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Acme 13731 Sharp Tip 8" Sewing/Craft Scissors, Gray/Yellow
Item : 942164
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  • Titanium blades are durable and long-lasting
  • Fine tip helps you achieve an even edge
  • Soft-grip handles are resistant to wear
$13.29
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Acme ACM42516 Blunt Tip 5" Kid's Scissors, Multi Color
Item : 931852
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  • Stainless steel blades are durable and long-lasting
  • Blunt tip for added safety
  • Plastic handles are resistant to wear and tear
$27.49
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Titanium Thread Snip, 4"
Item : 292108
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  • Thread Snip
  • Titanium
  • 4"
$7.89
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Westcott® Kleenearth® Scissors, Pointed Tip, 8", Straight Handle, Black
Item : 384326
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  • 8" length
  • Sharp, stainless steel blades
  • Handles are made from 70% total recycled plastic, 30% post consumer content
$7.99
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Acme All-Purpose Shredder Tip Scissors 8" (15471)
Item : 1798478
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  • Shredder scissors for small projects
  • 8" scissors are great for office and kitchen
  • Stainless steel blades with red handles
$13.49
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Westcott® 14882/KleenEarth® Recycled Scissors with Anti-Microbial Protection, 8", Straight Handle, Assorted Colors (2 pack)
Item : 791183
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  • Handle Made from 30% Recycled Plastic
  • Sharp, lightweight stainless steel blades
  • Corrosion-resistant, stainless-steel blades
$7.99
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