|Uses||Cutting leaves, shearing sheep|
|Data Values||Hex: 167|
Shears are a tool used for obtaining Wool, Ferns, Tall grass, Mushrooms (from a Mooshroom), Leaves, Vines, All flowers from 1.7.2, and Cobwebs, which will drop String. You can also use a Sword, though. If it is enchanted with Silk Touch, it will drop the actual cobweb.
To obtain Wool, the player must right-click on a sheep with the shears and the sheep will drop 2-4 blocks of its corresponding shade of Wool. It won't damage the sheep, but it will change the sheep's texture to give it a sheared look. You cannot harvest wool from a sheared sheep until it turns a Grass Block into a dirt block (and grows back its Wool). Its appearance will change back to normal when the wool has grown back.
To collect other materials with shears though, you must left-click the object.
Shears are strong and will last for a long time. It can obtain leaves as a regular block, instead of completely destroying it, and Vines that will act as Ladders instead of building those, allowing you to preserve your resources for more valuable products.