Scissors are essential for various uses at home, work, and school. They make cutting easier, faster, and more accurate, enabling one to finish packaging in a short time or make the perfect pictures for do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. They come in different sizes and materials and serve a variety of purposes. There is almost always a scissor for every task. Staples offers a wide variety of scissors and other office basics for all requirements.

Consider the different types of scissors
Embroidery scissors trim and snip away additional threads, keeping embroidery work tidy on the reverse side. Some general-purpose models have straight loopholes for fingers, while others have loopholes bent at an angle. Both designs are convenient for users. They have a fine sharp tip that can get close to clothes and garments without causing fray or damage. Craft shears are convenient for use in arts and crafts, in the kitchen, for packaging, and even sewing purposes. Some have curved handles that are comfortable in the hands of users when they are at work. Blunt tip designs add safety, and the sharp blades cut easily through papers and other materials.

Scissors ideal for children
Children's scissors have a special training lever that opens blades with ease after each cut. This helps children learn to cut more easily without hurting themselves or damaging the material they're working on. Safety scissors for toddlers come in straight, wavy, and zigzag styles that feature plastic blades all round to safely cut paper only. The design is especially for little hands and cannot cut hair or skin. Some designs for children come in a pack of 18 different scissor-patterns for the creation of imaginative and unique artwork. Blunt tips in children's scissors prevent accidents, while rotating storage racks keep all the shears in place, reducing chances of loss or misplacement.

Heavy-duty purposes
While scissors are useful in light duties, some heavy-duty materials also require cutting, and scissors serve this purpose. Their design is ideal for cutting a wide range of heavy-duty materials, and some feature easy blade change locks that makes switching blades effortless. They're suitable for cutting foam, plastic, cardboard, and wood. They're compatible with a wide range of blades to ensure the use of the correct blades with different materials.

Are there multipurpose scissors?
Some models serve most home, office, and craft needs. They come with different blade lengths, and sharp blades enable clean cuts.

What materials do scissors comprise of?
Children's scissors are usually plastic that can cut paper, while adults' scissors feature stainless steel materials that stay free of rust to avoid staining materials when in use. This also helps them remain sharp for long periods. Some have durable plastic handles, making them convenient for regular use.

Are there scissors for left-handed people?
Most scissors designs are difficult for left-handed people to use, but there are several whose design is suitable for use by both left and right-handed people. They have symmetrical handles and strong pivots that enable the blades only to rotate and not move laterally.
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Westcott Titanium Bonded 8" Titanium Multi-Purpose/Heavy Duty Scissors, Sharp Tip, Gray/Yellow, 3/PK
Item #24395089
Model #17532
  • 8" Soft Grip Titanium Bonded Scissors
  • Titanium Bonded blades are 3X harder than stainless steel; blades stay sharper longer
5 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
$18.90
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14.59
Westcott Titanium Glide 8" Multi-Purpose/Heavy Duty Scissors, Sharp Tip, Gray/Yellow, 2/Pack (13901)
Item #569577
Model #13901
  • Multi-purpose scissors are suitable for heavy industrial usage
  • Blade length: 3.5"
4.5 out of 5 stars with 572 reviews
$14.59
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7.69
Fiskars Performance Stainless Steel Standard Scissors, Pointed Tip, Gray (1004249)
Item #FSK01004249J
Model #01004249J
  • These scissors with appealing handles will certainly come in handy for all sorts of cutting
  • Made of stainless steel
4.5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews
$7.69
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12.99
Fiskars Premier Home-Office 3.5" Stainless Steel Standard Scissors, Pointed Tip, Orange (34527797J)
Item #FSK34527797J
Model #34527797J
  • These scissors with appealing handles will certainly come in handy for all sorts of cutting
  • Blade length: 3.5"
0 out of 5 stars with 0 reviews
$12.99
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10.99
Westcott 8" Stainless Steel Multipurpose Scissors, Pointed Tip, Black, 3/Pack (16907)
Item #24403732
Model #16907
  • Multipurpose scissors are great for light use, cutting through paper, ribbon, and photos
  • Overall length: 8"
3.5 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
$10.99
3/Pack
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8.79
3M Multi-Purpose Scissors, Pointed, 8", Red/Gray
Item #MMM1428
Model #1428
  • High-quality scissors for demanding cutting needs such as card stock and mailers
  • Soft grip handles for comfort
0 out of 5 stars with 0 reviews
$8.79
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2.57
Westcott All Purpose Value 8" Stainless Steel Standard Scissors, Pointed Tip, Red (40618)
Item #389248
Model #4061-8
  • These scissors with appealing handles will certainly come in handy for all sorts of cutting
  • Blade length: 3.5"
4 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews
$2.57
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13.99
Westcott® Lefty Titanium Scissor; 8"(L)
Item #ACM15917
Model #15917
  • Length: 8"
  • Material: Titanium blade
0 out of 5 stars with 0 reviews
$13.99
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12.69
Westcott KleenEarth 8" Stainless Steel Sewing/Craft Scissors, Pointed Tip, Black, 2/Pack (15179)
Item #329493
Model #15179
  • Create flawless and beautifully styled pieces with the help of the these scissors
  • Blade length: 8"
4.5 out of 5 stars with 74 reviews
$12.69
2/Pack
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22.79
Clauss® Pointed Tip Hot Forged Shears; 8" Length
Item #ACM10257
Model #10257
  • Length: 8"
  • Handle color: Nickel plated
0 out of 5 stars with 0 reviews
$22.79
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