Scissors

Scissors are one of the most common and widespread instruments and consist of two blades fastened in the middle, which allow an open and closed action when operated by a thumb and fingers inserted through the finger holes in the handles. They are used for an expansive variety of applications across innumerable industries, from cutting paper and fabric for crafts to industry-specific models for everything from dressmaking to hairdressing and many industrial applications, too. The right scissors can be used to cut various materials, such as tarp, wire, underlay or plastics.

At RS Components, we stock a wide range of scissors for use across industries and applications. From general purpose to surgical scissors, we have what you need.

Scissor Types

  • Electricians scissors are specially designed to cut Kevlar and other tough fibres that are almost impossible to cut with conventional scissors and shears. These purpose-designed scissors incorporate a sharp cutting edge and the blades are also thick to resist bending. Available with ergonomic grips that allow excellent power transmission.
  • General purpose scissors are ideal for cutting tasks at home or office. Used for cutting paper, card and laminated materials. There are various handle options such as metal, plastic or rubber.
  • Side bent scissors are designed for use in applications such as textiles, canvas, rubber, carpet and underlay. Offer strong blades with offset handles and adjustable pivot screw and locking nut.
  • Surgical scissors designed for miniature work. Typical applications include medical devices, microscopy and laboratory, watch-making and jewellery, electronics manufacturing.

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Description Price Blade Length Blade Material Overall Length Handle Material Adjustable Pivot Height Safe Scissor Type
RS Stock No. 509-9960
BrandRS PRO
£9.40
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- Stainless Steel 150 mm Plastic - - General Purpose
RS Stock No. 487-135
BrandRS PRO
£16.78
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1 5/8 in Stainless Steel 5.5 in Bi-material Yes - Electricians
RS Stock No. 509-9948
BrandRS PRO
£13.80
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- Stainless Steel 200 mm Plastic - - General Purpose
RS Stock No. 487-224
BrandRS PRO
£16.62
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1 5/8 in Chrome Steel 5.5 in Nylon Yes - Electricians
RS Stock No. 444-4088
BrandRS PRO
£13.74
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37.0 mm Stainless Steel 160 mm Stainless Steel - - Clamp
RS Stock No. 182-442
BrandRS PRO
£10.51
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- Stainless Steel 220 mm - - - General Purpose
RS Stock No. 835-2706
BrandRS PRO
£10.77
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- Stainless Steel 203 mm Plastic - - General Purpose
RS Stock No. 835-2719
BrandRS PRO
£17.54
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41.0 mm Carbon Steel 159 mm - - - Kevlar
RS Stock No. 835-2700
BrandRS PRO
£38.26
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63.5 mm Carbon Steel 203 mm Plastic - - Kevlar
RS Stock No. 487-101
BrandRS PRO
£12.08
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- - 200 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 835-2703
BrandRS PRO
£18.53
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- Stainless Steel 254 mm Plastic - - General Purpose
RS Stock No. 487-117
BrandRS PRO
£15.13
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- - 250 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 487-107
BrandRS PRO
£12.28
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- - 250 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 487-050
BrandRS PRO
£13.94
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- - 230 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 487-139
BrandRS PRO
£16.09
Each
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- - 290 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 136-9853
BrandRS PRO
£11.86
Each
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37.0 mm Stainless Steel 162 mm Stainless Steel - - Clamp
RS Stock No. 146-6443
BrandRS PRO
£28.64
Each
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48.0 mm Stainless Steel 160 mm - - - Electricians
RS Stock No. 707-3055
Mfr. Part No.1920BS-10
£34.90
Each
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- Steel 254 mm - Yes - Sidebent
RS Stock No. 314-3706
Mfr. Part No.RSSB-8
£12.93
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- Steel 203 mm - Yes - Sidebent
RS Stock No. 910-3256
Mfr. Part No.841A.3SLS
BrandFacom
£41.34
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40 mm - 160 mm Bi-material - Yes Electricians