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Pinking Shears Problems

Old 12-01-2013, 06:25 AM
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I just broke down and bought a pair of pinking shears at Joann this weekend- $25 pair for about $11. the new ones are Sharp and so much lighter. I did not really know how dull my older shears were. I use them frequently so this will be a while investment. the old shears were not really giving a clean cut on the fabric and it was still raveling. Also I has asked my local Joanns and they no longer offer sissors sharpening.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:26 AM
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I took a pair to a scissors vendor at a large quilt show where they sharpen scissors. He commented that the angles of the teeth make sharpening a pair of pinking shears a special skill and the workman needs to know what he is doing or the shears can be permanently damaged.
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:29 AM
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Default Shear Repair

I mailed mine out to a company that has offices in TX & WI
They are called" Simply Sharper". They quoted me reasonable prices & said if they can't be repaired that they won't charge me.

Originally Posted by LavenderBlue View Post
My non-sewing friend gifted me with a pair of 9" Wiss pinking shears from a neighbor's home after the lady passed away and my friend helped the son disperse her belongings. Although they are heavy and obviously good quality (Wiss no longer in business), there is a slight rusting on the blades and the shears are very tight and uncomfortable to use. Can the tension be adjusted? Should they be oiled where the blades form a V? Use a simple de-rusting product? THX for any help.
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