Skip to content
Click here for more info on the Wolff/Edge Pro Sharpening Seminars
Click here for more info on the Wolff/Edge Pro Sharpening Seminars
My Scissors are Sharp. Now What?

My Scissors are Sharp. Now What?

Your scissors are now very sharp. Close them several times normally, wipe clean, and test as follows:

Pinking Shears: 1 to 2 layers, 8 to 11 oz. double knit cloth

Kitchen Shears: 3 to 4 layers, 8 to 11 oz. double knit cloth

Industrial Scissors: 4 or more layers, 8 to 11 oz. double knit cloth

Fabric Scissors: 6 or more layers, 8 to 11 oz. double knit cloth

Knife Edge Shears: 2 to 24 layers, 8 to 11 oz. double knit cloth

Paper Scissors: test on 2 layers of newspaper

Barber Shears: 1 layer paper towel or hair if available

Thinning Shears: 1 layer of 20lb copy paper or paper towel

Surgical Shears: 1 layer of latex rubber

Notes:
Some latex has talcum powder on it and must be wiped off both shears & latex. Cutting 1 layer of heavy nylon tricot will test for burrs. If scissors do not perform properly, hone or resharpen if needed. With a little practice, you should be able to sharpen 20 to 30 pairs an hour. Industrial scissors for hard to cut materials will be covered in a later post.

As always, if you have any questions, give us a call at 800-888-3832 or shoot us an email at customerservice@wolffind.com.

Previous article What Kind of Maintenance Should I Do on My Twice as Sharp® Scissors Sharpener?
Next article How to Sharpen Different Kinds of Scissors on the Twice as Sharp® Scissors Sharpener

Leave a comment

Comments must be approved before appearing

* Required fields