A cutting instrument.
An instrument consisting of two blades, commonly with bevel edges, connected by a pivot, and working on both sides of the material to be cut, -- used for cutting cloth and other substances.
A similar instrument the blades of which are extensions of a curved spring, -- used for shearing sheep or skins.
A shearing machine; a blade, or a set of blades, working against a resisting edge.
A large pair of scissors, made from a single strip of metal, used for cutting leather. Shears appear in the medieval artwork as well.
Material can be cut with a pneumatic, foot, or hand shear. Typically hand shears (the most common), can accommodate material that is up to 12 inches wide by any length. While there are two versions of the shear, one for plastic and one for metal, they are actually the same device, but have different upper blades. The plastic-cutting shear has a knife-like upper blade with an extremely fine edge and is intended for cutting flexible engraving stock to a maximum of 3/32” thick. It is not intended for cutting ridged plastics like acrylic and phenolic. See saw cut for additional cutting methods.
Like tin snips, available with various shaped cutting edges, straight, duckbill, etc., used for trimming the lip and otherwise cutting away glass. ca Diamond Shears Putsch $32, Steinert $85, Moore $50
(usually plural) large scissors with strong blades
a scissor-like tool used to cut glass while in the molten state.
Glassmakers scissors that are used for the cutting, trimming and shaping of hot glass. Usually very primitive in design with heavy gage steel.
Equipment used to cut scrap metal.
scissors made for kitchen use. These are usually helpful in leaves such as banana leaves used for decoration.
A tool used to trim excess hot glass from an object in the course of production.
A pair of shears is any scissors-type tool of relatively large size. Like scissors, shears combine slightly offset jaws to cut material through physical shear, and combine this with levers to apply a considerable shear force. Shears are usually intended for cutting much heavier material than scissors though.