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Thread: Can pinking shears be sharpened?

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    Can pinking shears be sharpened?

    Can pinking shears be sharpened?

    Or is it easier to toss them and replace them?

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    They can, but you need to find someone with experience with them.
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    I'm pretty sure you can, the trick is finding someone to do it! We used to drop off shears at the sewing store (could possibly have been a singer store years ago) and a guy picked them up there, sharpened them, and dropped them back off. I still have my mom's old ones (Weiss?) and a pair of Fiskars. Never needed to sharpen either, although I'm sure mom's have been sharpened before (>30 years ago!). Good luck.

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    Just be carefull who you use, as they can as easily ruin them and sharpen them....especially pinking with all those angles.....prefer my pinkling roller blade, can by a replacement at more than half the cost of sharpening a pair of scissors......

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    Yes, they can be sharpened. My pinking shears are 45 years old! I've taken really good care of them and have had them sharpened only a couple of times, but it can be done.

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    You can also try cutting thru a few layers of alumium foil. It helps sometimes until you can find someone to sharpen them professionaly.

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    Thank you for asking this question bearisgray. I just received my MILs pinking shears as she has moved into assisted living facility and I was wondering the same thing.
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    Some of the fabric shops have one day a month, when someone comes in and sharpens scissors, knives, etc. Our Hancocks store does that here in Wisconsin.
    Karen from Appleton, Wisconsin

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    pinking shears can be sharpened as others have said but the hunt will be to find a 'professional' to do the task. during my clothes sewing days i kept a piece of fine grit sandpaper to cut through. i have the heavy pair of pinkers so they sit in a container and i use the pinking rotary blades now. much easier and lighter to use. good luck in your quest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith View Post
    Thank you for asking this question bearisgray. I just received my MILs pinking shears as she has moved into assisted living facility and I was wondering the same thing.
    gagasmith i was just in the secret pal swap with a partner from finger lakes ny. what a coincidence to see this location name again. maybe finger lakes is a large city i don't know. peaceandjoy sent me two postcards for your respective city.
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