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How to Purchase New Shears

Your scissors are one of your tools that make you money.
They also affect the health of your muscles. Make sure you
buy scissors that are comfortable and that you love to use.


For Right Hand Stylists
When cutting in the thumb down position you should be
looking at the outside edge of the finger blade.

For Left Hand Stylists
When cutting in the thumb down position you should be
looking at the outside edge of the finger blade.


In either case when cutting in the thumb down position if you are seeing the outside edge of the thumb blade the scissor will not work properly.


Kinds of Scissors
Convex edge scissors
* Preferred by stylists
* Designed for cutting hair wet after washing
* Can be used for slide cutting
* Most common lengths are 5" 5.5" or 6" lengths
* Scissors have a smooth quiet feel to the cut


Bevelled edge scissor
* Preferred by Barbers
* Designed for cutting hair dry
* Usually inexpensive
* Available in longer lengths like 7" 8" and even 10" lengths
* Scissors have a rough noisy feel to the cut

Steel is a Mixture of Alloys & Carbons Designed to Resist:
Corrosion, abrasions, bending & breaking


Parts of a scissor
* Bushing, pivot pin, lock & thumb nut (joint)
* Finger rest (removable or integral)
* Outer blade (convex or bevelled) 
                  
* Inner blade (concave or bevelled)
* Tips (blunt or more pointed)
* Bumper (thread in or heat shrink)
* Finger inserts

                                   
 
* Right hand design
 
 
* Left hand design
 
 
 
 
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