Get to Know Yours Scissors

HGTV Magazine shares the lowdown on six clippers that make the cut for nearly any job.
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Fabric

These ultrasharp shears cut cloth cleanly, so it’s less likely to fray. Don’t use the blades on paper or other materials. That can dull them. Gingher 8" knife edge dressmaker’s shears with plastic sheath, $45, joann.com

Nonstick

Because the blades have a special coating, these scissors can snip tape and other sticky materials without getting gummy. Duck Edition 8" scissors, $14, fiskars.com

Heavy-Duty

A special joint helps these blades automatically adjust to slice through thick materials, like cork, foam core, and balsa wood, giving you a neat cut every time. Amplify 10" mixed media shears with protective sheath, $40, fiskars.com

Paper Edgers

Use these to create decorative borders—the blades make designs, such as scallops and zigzags. Recollections classic decorative scissors, $25 for a mixed set of 6, michaels.com

Detail

Small, finely honed blades get around tight corners and into sharp angles so you can cut intricate shapes. Cutter Bee precision scissors with safety cover, $11, eksuccessbrands.com

Fringe

This pair has five blades that cut simultaneously to instantly make fringe—perfect for shredding paper and snipping up confetti. Martha Stewart Crafts fringe scissors, $13, michaels.com

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