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the top blade of a pair of scissors or shears that
contains the thumb bow.
shears with an assembly (usually nut and bolt) that
can be adjusted so that they open and close with the
amount of effort preferable to the operator.
refers to floor mat products sold by Clauss to reduce
the fatigue of workers who have to spend most of the
time on the job on their feet.
used to describe products that reduce or eliminate
static; critical to electronic assembly areas and
laboratories where static electricity could ruin the
a reverse-action tweezer used to prevent heat from
melting the insulation on wire when soldering.
found on pruning shears; the top cutting blade descends
upon a flat "anvil" surface located on the
bottom blade to produce the cutting action.
the bottom blade of a pair of shears which has the
bow in which one or more fingers are placed.
a ball forged on the tip of the "B" blade
to assure that the point will not puncture the material
being cut. Used principally in the poultry processing
scissors or shears that have bent handles to allow
the blades to cut materials on a flat surface and
at the same time place the operator's hands up off
the surface for operator comfort.
the "handles" on a pair of scissors or
shears in which the operator's fingers are placed.
found on most cutting tools; the top and bottom blades
"pass" each other to produce the cutting
the process of pouring molten metal into a mold to
the more carbon in the steel, the longer the life
of the tool. High carbon cutlery grade steel usually
means high uniformity and strict control of trace
elements in the steel. Clauss USA- made scissors and
shears are manufactured of high carbon cutlery grade
usually found on office shears or shears for the
garment industry. The "A" blade has a sharp
point and the "B" blade has an angled end
so that "clipping" can be done with the
shear blades are formed in high pressure hydraulic
presses from carbon steel raw material that has not
a descriptive term for scissors and shears and other
products produced for home and office use.
blades that are curved to the right or left on a
die. Used principally in the poultry processing industry
where it is necessary for the material being cut to
fall away from the blades into a trough rather than
falling straight down.
the process of plating tool blades with nickel for
luster and then plating over the nickel with chrome
for durability to assure a product that is rust and
the points of both blades of scissors or shears are
ground to a sharp point to provide close tolerance
cutting capability. Used widely for embroidery work.
a descriptive term for products, including wire strippers
and tweezers, produced for the electronics manufacturing
scissors or shears that have handles with paint over
the metal surface. Black enameled handles are the
the points of both blades of a scissors or shears
are extra rounded so that they will not puncture the
material being cut. Usually found on sewing or school
the latest technology for communications. Glass fiber
instead of wire is installed to carry communications
between two given points.
a tool used to process the terminating or adjoining
ends of optical fiber to assure an accurate matching
a tool used for nicking and breaking optical fiber.
a tool for removing the buffer coating from optical
the art of making assembled scissors and shears cut
properly throughout the full length of the blades.
a descriptive term for products including scissors
and shears, pruners, wire cutters and knives produced
for the professional florist trade.
heavy duty, high leverage shears used in the floral
General Services Administration; a government agency
that contracts with suppliers to procure products
for use by various U.S.Government departments.
wide thicker blades to help prevent spreading at
the tips and give full cutting action when cutting
thick, dense materials.
extra cutting power is developed by increasing the
cutting leverage of the tool.
the process of heating rods or strips of steel in
a furnace, then placing them into a drop hammer to
achieve the desired shape and grain structure of the
steel. Recognized as the most expensive but the best
method to produce quality tools. Clauss U.S. made
scissors and shears are hot-forged.
A descriptive term for a variety of scissors and
shears and other products produced for use in manufacturing
a variety of shears manufactured for and used in
auto plants, rubber plants, apparel and textile plants,
and numerous other industries.
a pivot assembly in shears that joins the two blades
and enables the user to adjust the run of the shears
to fit the individual's preference.
a shear used for cutting DuPont KevIar® Aramid fiber
and cloth, a very difficult material to cut, used
widely in fiberoptic communications and the aircraft
an angle more acute than normal is placed on the
cutting edge to make cutting thick, dense materials
easier and place less stress on the operator.
shears that are manufactured especially for left-handed
people and have a cutting action opposite of that
a term usually used to describe scissors or shears
with stainless steel blades and plastic handles.
a high grade cutlery steel that, when hardened, forms
a very durable, tough and uniform grain structure
and prolongs the useful life of the tool. Used to
manufacture tools for heavy duty cutting needs.
National Association of Scissors and Shears Manufacturers.
the process of covering scissors or shears blades
with nickel to produce a shiny surface.
a chisel-type cutter used in electronic assembly
areas to trim wire leads and printed circuit boards.
a proprietary trademarked name for Clauss fiberoptic
and wire strippers because the blades will not nick
the conductor material when removing insulation from
wire or buffer coating from optical fiber.
the assembly of shears with a nut and bolt rather
than a screw or rivet. Usually found in heavy duty
A variety of shears produced for multiple uses in
Handles that are bent perpendicular to the scissors
or shears to allow the operator's fingers to be up
and over the material being cut. Usually found on
carpet cutting shears.
the basic shape of a pair of scissors or shears or
other hand tools.
shears used in the sewing industry to cut a ravel-free
decorative edge on textile materials.
Scissors and shears handles made of acetate, polypropylene,
blades that are buffed only and not nickel and/or
the use of multiple levels of effort on pruning shears
to cut through materials; duplicates the action of
a car jack to reduce cutting stress for the operator.
shears used to cut and shape decorative ribbon.
two bows on a pair of scissors that are oval-shaped
and the same size.
the "feel" you get when you cut with a
pair of scissors or shears. A "good run"
gives you an even, clean cut for the full length of
the blades without hesitation or roughness.
usually 6 inches long or less; both bows are the
same shape and size.
fine "teeth" are produced along the cutting
edge of one or more of the blades because some materials
and round objects tend to slip ahead of the cutting
blades while being cut and need to be held by serrated
Usually 6 inches long or longer with one bow for
the thumb and one elongated bow for two or more fingers.
a tool used for cutting sheet steel or light metal
into various configurations. Basic to the heating
and air conditioning trades and sheet metal industries.
the use of a spring in a tool for extra cutting action
and to open the tool automatically when the cut has
cutlery grade alloy steel - usually 410 to 440 grade.
blades that are cold blanked from a strip of stainless
shears with a thumb bow and an elongated bow in-line
with the cutting blades.
the process of heating treating cutting tools until
they are harder than some striking tools, then treating
the steel until it is as pliable as spring steel and
in its most desirable state for grinding.
an electrically powered tool that uses heat to remove
the insulation material from conductive wire.
a tool used for rapid, short cuts of thread or string;
the process of hardening cutting tool blades throughout
the entire thickness of the blade as opposed to case-hardening
which only hardens the surface.
a tool for removing the insulation from wire in order
to work with the conducting material.