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    Spyderco Forum Registered User SpyderEdgeForever's Avatar
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    Sharpening Scissors: I just found this out

    I discovered something new today, I am sure others here already knew this: A new way to sharpen scissors:

    http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/phot...994193,00.html

    You can take aluminum foil and cut it and it sharpens the blades.

    Has anyone on the forum tried this?

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    I really can't see how cutting something can make something sharp. Maybe there's some kind of burr action happening, but I wouldn't call that "sharpening".

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    I remember seeing some "tip" from a magazine or somewhere, suggesting to sharpen scissors by cutting sandpaper. I wasn't real impressed with the results when I tried it.

    The sharpmaker does have an angle setting for sharpening scissors, if I recall.
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    I'm going to call B.S. on this. The aluminum is so soft that it can't have much effect on hardened steel blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodloos View Post
    The sharpmaker does have an angle setting for sharpening scissors.
    Indeed, I use the Sharpmaker to sharpen scissors and it works great. You just use 1 rod which fits the cutout on the side of the Sharpmaker.
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