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    Sharpening Scissors

    Wonder what is the preferred method INGO edge experts use to sharpen scissors?

    I've taken stabs at it with my sharpmaker, but never took the time and effort to keep going long enough to get really good results.

    My specific predicament is that my trusted kitchen Gerber game sheers will not cut the foodsaver vacuum bags.

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    A piece of tempered glass with some 1000 grit wet/dry sandpaper rubber cemented to it. The idea is to square the corner up. Do not touch the flats where the shears meet but lay the ground face of the shear on the paper with some water and, maintaining the angle, slide the scissor longitudinally. A bit of the old "in out, in out" if you will.. the game shears can usually benefit from a bit of tightening. If they are the take apart kind the tightening process involves removing the center bolt and stoning the flats that butt up against the inside of the shear. I bought a set of shears designed for EPDM roofing at the hdwr store and they are the berries. Large, tough and very sharp.
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    I always have scissors professionally done. I can't remember who we used, it's been almost 20 years since I've had to get a pair sharpened. I want to say his name was John, and he ran a mobile service. I'll check and see if I can find who it was.
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    My handy dandy tool belt knife sharpener has a scissors application. It is hard to describe but it will put an edge on the shears.
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    Buy The Razor's Edge Book of Sharpening.
    It will show you how to do it properly.
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    Scissors are unforgiving of deviations from the angle at which they are beveled. I would use a guided sharpening system of some kind that helps or forces you to maintain the same angle. A Tormek would work well.



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    My 30 year old SpiderCo Tri-Angle sharpening set handles scissors effortlessly as well as keeping knives in the kitchen very sharp. Very occasionally I have to re-profile a knife edge as the bevel gets too large to quickly sharpen at the fixed angle. Highly recommended.
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    I just buy new ones.
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    Plinker

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    I have a knike sharpener that has a scissor sharpener on them.. Smiths sharpener. Sold at lowes, menards, rural king, walmart. Its an orange yellow with scissor sharpener, ceramic sticks, carbide tungsten sharpener. Puts a good edge on my knife too..

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    Grandmaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    I just buy new ones.
    That has been a thought, if it's not practical to sharpen them. Maybe just sprinkle around some cheap medical "penny cutters"?


    Quote Originally Posted by ndawoods25 View Post
    I have a knike sharpener that has a scissor sharpener on them.. Smiths sharpener. Sold at lowes, menards, rural king, walmart. Its an orange yellow with scissor sharpener, ceramic sticks, carbide tungsten sharpener. Puts a good edge on my knife too..
    Interesting. Ten bucks...


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