I have a much simpler method of sharpening scissors. I hold a 1/16" drill bit (even a broken one will work) by the flutes in my left hand and just try to cut the round shank with the scissors. Use heavy pressure. The drill bit should be angled at the same angle as the original sharpened edges of the scissors. The scissors just slide along the drill bit and that hones the edges. A half dozen such strokes is usually enough. I then dry cut with them an additional half dozen times to remove any burr.
Quick and simple and it produces a very good edge. This method has the additional advantage of not removing any metal from the scissors so they last a lot longer. In some cases a very light dressing with a fine stone can improve the edge after this procedure. VERY LIGHT.
This method will not work if there is moderate or severe damage to the cutting edges. In this case, the more drastic methods above should be used. Personally, I would use my slow speed, wet wheel for that.
Last edited by Paul Alciatore; 09-21-2012 at 03:29 PM.
Make it fit.
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