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« on: February 05, 2011 11:35:31 AM »



Does anyone have suggestions on how I could sharpen my pinking shears?  I have inherited 3 heavy duty pairs of these and have no idea how to sharpen them.

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011 01:40:17 PM »

Dad used to take a sheet of aluminium, and snip away in that with the scissors... Worth a try?
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011 02:14:47 PM »

I heard from someone else to snip through foil to sharpen all scissors. I did it with my all of mine and my pinking shears. Worked like a charm.

Good luck!
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011 05:32:07 PM »

I also inherited pinking shears, and I went and got both pairs sharpened at hardware store that does sissor sharpening. 

I think it cost maybe $5.
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011 06:32:46 PM »

Aluminum does work to sharpen. If they are rusty, or worn at the edges, I would suggest a professional to do it, though. It really does not cost that much. And they will adjust the tension on the scissor bolt, too. You will be more than satisfied with the result (less hand fatigue, and callouses.).
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2011 05:19:18 AM »

One other tip with tin foil use the heavy duty kind.
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2011 06:35:20 AM »

thanks!!  much better than my hubby's suggestion to go buy new ones!  (I don't think he realizes how much that could add up to!)
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2011 08:23:08 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMeYXf9DxxI

Explains some, too. I get mine professionally sharpened through my local fabric store. It's FAR less expensive than a new pair!
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011 10:09:35 PM »

That's a neat suggestion to cut aluminum foil.  I'll have to remember that when it's time to sharpen my scissors.  Thanks!
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2011 10:05:50 AM »

Just get them professionally done. Our Hancock Fabrics does scissors for $4 and pinking shears for $6.
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