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Thread: Sharpening scissors

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    Junior Member Laura1557's Avatar
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    What's the best way to sharpen scissors (using the diy approach)? I have my Mom's sewing scissors and I like them, but they're duller than I'd like. She didn't use them much that I recall, but they're probably 30-40 years old.

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    Super Member shequilts's Avatar
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    I've never sharpened scissors with any success. I think it's worth it to pay the 3-4 dollars to have them professionally done.

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    I have one of those things ur supposed to use for knives,,but I use it for my scissors instead...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsdralshhadeh
    I have one of those things ur supposed to use for knives,,but I use it for my scissors instead...
    I have a sharpening steel from my only-ever set of good knives, I will have to try it on my scissors. Great idea!!

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    Fiskars makes a pretty good sharpener but DON'T put your Ginghers in it. For other scissors it works pretty good.

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    Fiskar makes a great scissor sharpener. It looks like a small book, maybe 4 x 5. You put your left hand on the top of the sharpener and with your right hand, you insert the scissors into the two small slots and work the scissors back and forth like you are cutting something. Wal Mart used to carry them and the cost was about $6.00. Other than that, a professional is best.

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    If they are good scissors and you want to make sure it's done right, have them professionally sharpened. It's well worth it. If sharpened incorrectly, it can ruin them.

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    Thanks for the tips: I went out and got the Fiskars sharpener and it seems to have worked quite well!

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