How to Sharpen Your Fabric Scissors

How to Sharpen Your Fabric Scissors

These tips help you during the sharpening of scissors. Learn how to sharpen your fabric scissors at home using the sharpening stone.

How to Sharpen Your Fabric Scissors, step 1

A special electric emery is used for sharpening the scissors. But in home conditions, you can try to sharpen the scissors with a stone for sharpening kitchen knives.

How to Sharpen Your Fabric Scissors, step 2

To properly sharpen the scissors you need use an abrasive stone. Scissor sharpening with sandpaper, aluminum foil is fake. The metal surface of the shear blades can be sharpened well only by abrasion treatment.
Tailor's shears are made with a flat, rather than a convex edge, so they can easily be sharpened by hand.

How to Sharpen Your Fabric Scissors, step 3

It will be much more convenient to sharpen the scissors if you disconnect both scissor blades.

How to Sharpen Your Fabric Scissors, step 4

Some scissors can be untwisted with a screwdriver.

How to Sharpen Your Fabric Scissors, step 5

But there are types of scissors that cannot be disconnected.

How to Sharpen Your Fabric Scissors, step 6

Now you can start sharpening.
Best way is to run the whole length of the stone along the blade, with keeping the correct angle of blade.

How to Sharpen Your Fabric Scissors, step 7

The blades of all tailor's scissors are sharpened at a certain angle. Keeping the correct angle of blade along surface stone is main condition of good scissors sharpening.

How to Sharpen Your Fabric Scissors, step 8

If your scissors can not be disconnected, be careful while grinding them. Wear a pair of leather gloves or wrap the blade with a towel.

How to Sharpen Your Fabric Scissors, step 9

Shears can be oiled. One drop of oil will suffice.

How to Sharpen Your Fabric Scissors, step 10

A well sharpened scissors should cut the fabric with the entire edge of the blade.

How to Sharpen Your Fabric Scissors, step 11

To check the quality of the sharpening you need to try to cut the thin fabric with the tips of the scissors. If the fabric will be cut easily, then you have sharpened the shears well.

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