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Shears
Shears
Shears

Type

Tool

Stackable?

No

First Appearance

Version 0.2.0

Shears are a type of tool in Minecraft Pocket Edition. They are mainly used to shear Sheep and to obtain Cobwebs, Leaves, Vines, Dead Bushes, and Tall Grass.

Uses

Shears have many uses in Minecraft Pocket Edition:

  • Shears are used to harvest Wool from Sheep without killing them. Upon shearing a Sheep, the player will get 1-3 Wool, the color of which will depend on the color of the Sheep sheared.
  • Shears are used to mine Leaves, Vines, Dead Bushes, Tall Grass and ferns to obtain the respective blocks.
  • Shears are used on Snow Golems to remove the Pumpkin on their head.
  • Shears are used on Mooshrooms to turn them into Cows and obtain Mushrooms.
  • Shears are also used to destroy Wool Blocks faster while it takes no durability damage.
  • Shears also can remove string from Tripwire Hooks without activating it.

Crafting

Trivia

  • Unlike most other tools, Shears have no upgrades.
  • Shears break Stone slightly faster than hand.
  • After Update 0.12.1, Shears can be used to remove the head of a Snow Golem. This is no longer a Version Exclusive feature as of PC Update 1.9.
  • Shears are unique in that they are one of few tools to not require Sticks to craft, the others being Flint and SteelClocks and Compasses.
  • Shears make a clicking sound when used after 0.12.1.
  • Shears can have enchantments on them through Anvils and Enchanted Books.

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