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Scissors are necessary tools for homes, offices and schools. They have different handles, blades, tips and sizes for cutting paper, fabric, tape and envelopes. Staples carries many options in single and multiple packs.

Choosing the Right Scissors
For general purposes such as cutting construction paper for school projects or wrapping paper for presents, all-purpose scissors are an excellent choice. They can also cut through most fabrics including leather and twine. General purpose shears can slice through up to two layers of cardboard. Use all-purpose models to cut up boxes for recycling purposes or cut through a variety of materials while scrapbooking.

If you are using them strictly for crafts, crafting shears are a good choice. For crafts that involve a lot of cutting such as trimming multiple patterns for quilts, consider an electric pair. These cutting tools run on rechargeable batteries and can shear through paper, leather, cardboard and thin metals.

Scissors for schools and children have safety features for young and inexperienced cutters to prevent injuries. They have short, small rounded handles and the blades are 5 inches in length or less for small hands. Kid's shears don't have a point. Instead, they have round, plastic coated ends and safety edge blades that can only cut through paper.

Finding Scissor Handles that are a Comfortable Fit
Choose a style with comfortable, well-fitting handles. Shears are available with left-handed, right-handed and ambidextrous handles. For general office and school use, consider ambidextrous options for multiple users. Handles come in stainless steel, plastic, plastic covering stainless steel and rubber. Choose between bent handles for more comfort while cutting on flat surfaces, and straight ones that allow more movability while cutting intricate patterns.

How do you Choose Scissors' Blades?
Most blades are made of stainless steel and vary in length between 5 inches and 9 inches. Shorter options allow for more control while cutting and weigh less, putting less stress on your body during use. Longer blades are useful for reducing the cutting time on long pieces of paper or fabric.

Do you Need Non-stick Scissors?
For office scissors that cut tape, envelopes and other surfaces with adhesives, non-stick shears are a good choice. This feature non-stick coatings that protect the blade from sticky substances that can cause uneven cutting and dull the blades after multiple uses.

How do you Maintain Scissors?
To properly care for shears, wipe them down with a dry washcloth after cutting any surface that leaves a residue, such as a tape. Even non-stick blades should be wiped down before storing to prevent damage to the blade. For tough to remove spots, use a light soap and thoroughly dry them before storing in a dry location.

Stainless steel will rust when exposed to moisture. To keep shears cutting smoothly, apply a small amount of oil to the pivot. The pivot is the screw that holds the two blades together. If the blades are loose, you can tighten the screw with any flathead screwdriver after cleaning away any dirt and debris that will reduce the blades effectiveness.
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Westcott® Titanium Bonded 8" Straight Scissors, Left/Right Handed Use, 2/Pack
Item: 569577 / Model : 13901
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  • Titanium Bonded® blades are 3X harder than steel and stays sharper longer
  • Soft-grip holes let you maintain a comfortable, yet firm grip around the scissors
  • 8" long for ease of use
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Westcott® Value Line Stainless Steel 8" Scissors, 3/Pack
Item: 229690 / Model : 13023/13403
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  • Durable and rust-resistant 8" stainless-steel blades
  • Ideal for every day use at school, office or home
  • Suitable for left or right handed use
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Singer 00450 Sharp Tip 8" Multi Purpose Scissors, Red/White
Item: 292042 / Model : 00450
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  • Household scissors are ideal for everyday tasks
  • Stainless Steel blades offer durability
  • Pointed tip helps you achieve an even edge
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Westcott® Kleencut® Kid's 5" Blunt Scissors, Assorted Colors, 12/Pack (04252)
Item: 407720 / Model : 04252
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  • 5" length
  • Stainless steel blades
  • Comfortable plastic handles
19.69 $19.69
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Scotch 8" Stainless Steel Precision Scissors, Straight-Handle
Item: 752095 / Model : 1448
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  • Precision-sharpened blades
  • Straight-handle
  • 8"
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Fiskars Original Stainless Steel Scissors, 8"L
Item: 817249 / Model : FSK94517797
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  • Premium Stainless Steel Blades
  • Ergonomic Handles
  • Lifetime Warranty
14.99 $14.99
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Westcott® All Purpose Scissors, Pointed Tip, 8", Straight Handle, Red
Item: 389248 / Model : 4061-8
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  • Rust-resistant stainless steel blades are durable and long-lasting
  • 3.5" long blades enable you to cut faster and straighter
  • 8" long body for stable and precise cuttings
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Westcott® 10571/Contract Scissors, Pointed Tip, 7", Stainless Steel, Black
Item: 505255 / Model : 10571/10575
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  • Multi-purpose scissors can be used to create flawless designs
  • Strong and lightweight, these all-purpose stainless shears are perfect for use in home, office, school or industry
  • Rust-resistant, nickel-plated stainless steel blades for durability
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Westcott® 13130/Kids Value Scissors with Blunt Tip, 5", Assorted Colors, 1/pk
Item: 320820 / Model : 13130
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  • 5 year manufacturer warranty
  • Suitable for right and left handed children
  • Kids' scissors are ideal for DIY activities for your young ones
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Fiskars® Premium 8” Softgrip Titanium Scissors
Item: 1236575 / Model : 142440
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  • Contoured handles designed to fit your hand
  • Softgrip® handles for added comfort
  • Precision ground, premium stainless steel blades for sharp cutting
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X-Acot X3038 Sharp Tip 8.5" Heavy Duty Scissors, Gray
Item: 864149 / Model : X3038
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  • Heavy-duty scissors can withstand regular industrial use
  • 3 mm tough quality stainless steel blades are durable and long-lasting
  • 8.5" body for stable and precise cuttings
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Fiskars® Pointed Tip Softgrip® Scissor, 8"(L)
Item: 1145951 / Model : FSK01004761J
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  • Softgrip® handle design adds comfort and control
  • Length: 8"
  • Handle color: Gray
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Westcott® Non-Stick Titanium Bonded® Straight Scissors, 5"
Item: 791185 / Model : 14881
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  • 5x harder than stainless steel
  • Titanium performance with non-stick
  • Perfect for cutting tape, Velcro® fasteners or other adhesives
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Westcott® 8" Pink Ribbon Stainless Steel Scissors, Straight-Handle
Item: 917206 / Model : 15387
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  • Comfortable plastic handle for left- or right-handed use
  • All-purpose cutting
  • A portion of the proceeds will be donated for breast cancer research
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Fiskars Pointed Tip All-Purpose Bent Scissor, 8"(L)
Item: 1143273 / Model : FSK01004250J
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  • Contoured handle for comfort
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Singer Titan Elite D50004 Sharp Tip 8" Heavy Duty Scissors, Black
Item: 1176520 / Model : D50004
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  • Heavy-duty scissor multi-purpose or heavy duty are suitable for heavy industrial usage
  • Tempered for increased sharpness and longer life
  • Individually inspected and hand tested to ensure quality
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Westcott® 14609/Ultra Soft Handle Student Scissor with Anti-Microbial, Assorted colors, 7" Straight
Item: 640371 / Model : 14609
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  • Soft grip handles for maximum comfort
  • Inlaid stainless steel blades
  • Built-in anti-microbial protection provides an added level of cleanliness by preventing bacteria that can cause stains and odors
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Fiskars® 5" Softgrip® Kids Scissors, Precision Tip, Assorted
Item: 180870 / Model : 194230-1001
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  • #1 teacher recommended brand
  • Available in assorted colors
  • 5"
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Staples® 5" Scissors, Navy
Staples® 5" Scissors, Navy
Item: 1684943 / Model : 51750-CC
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  • 5" Length
  • Stainless Steel Blades
  • Plastic Handle
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Acme® Westcott® Straight Teacher/Office Shear, 9"(L)
Item: 883549 / Model : ACM10573
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  • Length: 9"
  • Handle color: Black
  • Tip type: Pointed
14.29 $14.29
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Fiskars® SoftGrip® 5" Kids Scissors, Blunt Tip (9422)
Item: 580121 / Model : 9422
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  • Kids Scissors
  • 5" Blunt Tip
  • Steel Blades
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Westcott® 13132/Kids Value Scissors, Pointed Tip, 5", Assorted Colors, 2 Pack
Item: 738401 / Model : 13132
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  • Extra strong and durable stainless steel blades.
  • Molded, symmetrical handles allow for either left- or right-handed use.
  • Easily cut through paper, fabric, string and other craft materials.
1.99 $1.99 4.79 $4.79
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Fiskars® Safe Scissors for Kids, 7" Pointed Tip
Item: 285320 / Model : 9458 7097
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  • Student safety scissors feature shorter blades and a safer cutting angle
  • Finger and thumb loop handle in assorted colors. Color can't be specified when ordering.
  • 2 3/4" cut
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Fiskars 01004249 Pointed Tip 8" Multi Purpose Scissor, Gray
Item: 291285 / Model : 01004249
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  • 8" Multi-Purpose Scissors can be used to create flawless designs
  • Stainless steel make for lasting sharpness
  • Pointed tip helps get rid of any fine or small bits of thread
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