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Old 09-17-2011, 01:47 PM
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Has anyone had pinking shears sharpened? Was it successful? I have three pairs which are not cutting well although they are good makes. Also does anyone have experience of someone in England who does a good job on them. Thanks.
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Has anyone had pinking shears sharpened? Was it successful? I have three pairs which are not cutting well although they are good makes. Also does anyone have experience of someone in England who does a good job on them. Thanks.
You can have them sharpened ... the challenge would be to find someone who can do the job! Scissors are hard enough .... pinking shears would be harder.

From a discussion the other day ... what about using a rotary cutter with a pinking shear blade?
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:01 PM
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My grandmother used to take her shears to the shop that repaired her machines. Out of business now, unfortunately.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:02 PM
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I really would like my 8yr old grand-daughter use them. I am reluctant to let her use a rotary cutter yet.~She has just started - today we made bunting. But thanks for the suggestion.
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Gingher, for instance, will sharpen their brand of scissors in their North carolina location. Just google it.
http://www.gingher.com/pages/repair-and-maintenance/4/

I haven't had my Gingher pinkers sharpened, but have had other shears of theirs done with great satisfaction.

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i have my great grandmother's pinking shears- she passed away 60 some years ago- she passed them on to my grandma, who gave them to me- i have had them sharpened twice in the 30 years i've had them- i love those shears! find a good reputable person- who specializes in them- not everyone who sharpens shears has experience with pinking shears- and the wrong person can ruin them- the right person however can make them good and sharp for many years
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Try putting a drop of oil where the screw is.
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My husband sharpens mine with a chainsaw file. I wouldn't try it myself, but he has been sharpening chainsaws for a long time. I have a pair that belonged to my Grandma, they were really dull. Hubby used the file and they are very sharp now.
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:21 PM
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Thanks everyone
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try crumpled up foil, making several cuts in the foil helped to sharpen mine, along with oil at the screw
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