Sharpening scissors

Discussion in 'Hardware & DIY' started by jueloo, 11 Aug 2009.

  1. jueloo

    jueloo Member

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    Has anyone ever tried sharpening their curved scissors?

    Mine have got a few chips in them from trimming roots with bits of gravel still in. Wondered if you could do it in the same way you sharpen kitchen knives.
     
  2. bugs

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    Not the same as sharpening knives of any sort. Knives have two bevels whereas scissors have only one. If you have nicks that you want to remove then you you're more in to a re-grind of the bevel followed by sharpening rather than sharpening alone. Unless the nicks are really affecting cutting then I'd forget about removing the nicks and just sharpen. From memory you sharpen just one side and don't remove the wire edge that develops on the flat side.
     
  3. mattyc

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  4. Gill

    Gill Member

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    Thats a great video.
    I am lucky in that my dad hords diy stuff and I have access to a Grinding wheel, and just use that.
     
  5. jueloo

    jueloo Member

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    wow Matt, well found! :clap:
    Not sure what sort of stone that was he was using tho.
    (youre probably going to tell me it was a 'scissor sharpening stone'. :p
     
  6. bugs

    bugs Member

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    If they're curved then you may find a slip stone easier to use.
     
  7. taylsimon

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