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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.

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