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					Scissor Selection Guide
The following guide should help a consumer select the Mundial ® scissors or shears that are ideal for a
particular task.


                  •   Embroidery Scissors are used for                        •   Hobby/Craft Scissors are used for
                      light work that entails close detail.                       detailed cutting of items that
                      The blades are slim and sharp with                          include: paper, yarn, cloth, thread
                      fine, precise points.                                       and other crafting materials.



                  •   Sewing Scissors are used for light                      •   Multi-Layer Shears are used for
                      to medium cutting tasks such as                             cutting through multiple layers of
                      trimming and clipping seams and                             fabric as well as single layers of
                      loose threads. Featuring one                                thicker craft material. These shears
                      pointed and one rounded tip on the                          feature heavy-duty, extra long,
                      blade.                                                      stainless steel blades with a double
                                                                                  knife edge.

                  •   Buttonhole Scissors are used for                        •   Pinking Shears are used for
                      opening the buttonholes without                             finishing seams with a resistant
                      stretching or damaging the stitches.                        jagged edge, which prevents the
                      This pair of scissors features an                           threads in the fabric from coming
                      adjustable screw so all of the                              undone and loose. They are also
                      buttonholes can be cut at an even                           used for decorative appliqué
                      length.                                                     cutting.

                  •   Thread Clips are used for quick                         •   Take-A-Part Kitchen Shears are
                      snipping and tight seam stitch                              used for cutting meats and
                      cutting. The ring fits over the ring or                     vegetables, cracking nuts and
                      middle finger and the implement                             uncapping bottles. Notch snaps
                      rests in the hand. The thumb and                            small wood and wire. Also great for
                      index finger work the spring action                         plastic canvas crafts. Shears are
                      blades. shears do not harm the                              all-purpose lightweight stainless
                      cutting surface.                                            steel with take-a-part blades for
                                                                                  easy, thorough cleaning.

                  •   Appliqué Scissors are used for                          •   Dressmaker Shears are used for a
                      trimming excess fabric or loose                             wide range of cutting tasks. These
                      threads in layered applications.                            shears are able to cut through
                      They are designed with one blade                            fabric of many weights. They are
                      that is narrow and one blade that is                        designed with bent or offset
                      wide. The wider blade protects the                          handles so that whatever is being
                      fabric underneath while the top                             cut does not have to be lifted off
                      layer of fabric is being cut by the                         the cutting surface and to ensure
                      narrow blade. They are also                                 that the shears do not harm the
                      important for trimming sheer and                            cutting surface. The most popular
                      delicate fabric in lace insertion.                          length of dressmaker shears is 8”.

                  •   Quilting Scissors are used to cut                       •   All Purpose Shears/Straight
                      easily through heavy quilting                               Trimmers are used to cut anything
                      material. They feature stainless                            “around the house.” Also known as
                      steel blades with a special knife                           all-purpose shears.
                      edge. Also known as all-purpose
                      shears.
•   Barber Shears are used for cutting   •   Pocket Scissors are commonly
    hair. Barber shears will have            used by children. They have blunt
    serrations on one blade.                 ends that prevent the point from
                                             tearing or ripping.

				
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