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    I just saw a thing on Crafty's website using a steel wool pad to sharpen scissors.

    Has anyone tried this If does it work?

    Also I wonder if it works for our rotary blades.

    They don't say what number of the steel wool pad is, anyone know?

    Thanks,

    have a blessed day
    Have a blessed day
    Pam[/I]
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    Re: sharpening

    I would NEVER treat my good scissors that way. Might be why I'm still using the ones I bought in 1983. Hand-held sharpeners are cheap, and get a professional to sharpen them every few years to keep the edges correct.

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      #3
      Re: sharpening

      I looked and couldn't find a number. This chart might help.

      http://steelwooldirect.com/grades-and-applications/
      🌺 Lorie

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        #4
        Re: sharpening

        I've done it with OLD scissors, it does help to remove rust & built up dirt/grime but doesn't really put a sharp edge on them or smooth out dings & pits. Keep in mind these were what I refer to as my "garage scissors" and are usually used for opening boxes, cutting twine, and other type of jobs. Like Shirley, I wouldn't use this method for my good scissors as it just doesn't sharpen them enough for fabric.

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          #5
          Re: sharpening

          Thank you for your input. I have really good true left handed dressmaker scissors and sure wouldn't want to ruin them.

          Will give it a try for my kitchen and garage ones.
          Have a blessed day
          Pam[/I]
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