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Rubberized scissors

Does anybody know if this exists? It would be nice to have a rubberized outer shell for trimming near the glass safely.

I was thinking about lining a scissor blade with some silicone, and hope it cures well enough. I'll post a pic of how it turns out.

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Not sure exactly what you want.

These are probably as rubberized as you'll get. A metal blade embedded in a plastic frame.

http://www.harborfreight.com/multipu...ors-47877.html

If you wait for a coupon, you can get them for free.
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There is a product called PlastiDip. It is liquid rubber and dries to a tough rubber coating. You can paint it on anything/anywhere you want.
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They make it in a rattle can too.
Plasti dip EVERYTHING.
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plastic scissors for preschoolers.
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Scissor metal might chip glass if you hit it hard, but it won't scratch glass just from touches. Acrylic, yes, glass no.

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Scissor metal might chip glass if you hit it hard, but it won't scratch glass just from touches. Acrylic, yes, glass no.
+1. If your working with glass I think your trying to fix a problem that does not exist.
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Grow a thumbnail out a little and pinch them off. Works fine for me.
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plastic scissors for preschoolers.
Imagine a metal scissor with a rubber shell on the outside. It would be just as effective as regular scissors, only it would have no chance to scratch your glass or acrylic.
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Scissor metal might chip glass if you hit it hard, but it won't scratch glass just from touches. Acrylic, yes, glass no.
I beg to differ. If you are trimming a carpet that is pushed up against the glass, it will have a high chance of scratching.

Although acrylic scratches easier, glass can still be scratched easily.
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