Definitely...August 3 2012 at 11:15 PM
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DANGEROUS! That is why I mentioned using the paper towels to protect one's hand should the scissors slip. This is a zero cost "technique" left over from my early days of amateur watchmaking before I learned about such things as case and pin wrenches.
I also recommend that anybody working with watches and clocks ALWAYS wear some sort of eye protection. One never knows when a spring will go flying straight toward his eyes!