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Scissor Care Guide

Scissor Care

Storage and maintenance-As with any precision equipment a little simple maintenance of your scissors will ensure that optimum performance is maintained to extend their working life.

After use wipe the scissors clean with a soft cloth and apply a light coating of oil to the blades, a drop of oil to the head of the screw and under the joints, wiping off any excess oil. Oiling after use takes only a few moments and is particularly important for carbon steel scissors. Carbon steel is usually harder than stainless steel but is prone to corrosion, particularly if used or stored in humid conditions.

Store scissors in a closed position, preferably protecting the blades in a wallet or case,and either hang them or place them flat where they cannot be damaged. Avoid them being placed loose in a ‘toolbox’ where constant rifling for equipment can cause unnecessary damage.

Scissors Blade Damage

If scissors are dropped during use or are knocked onto the floor they often land with the blades open and this is likely to result in a 'nick' in the blade edge.

With straight scissors this can be felt as a resistance when closing the blade and cause a ‘miss’ in the cutting action. Continuing to use may result in further damage and unsatisfactory cutting. Damage to the blade edge is repairable in most cases.

With thinning scissors a nick can cause the blades to ‘catch’ and not close at all. DO NOT force the scissors closed as this may cause more damage or result in a broken tooth. If your thinning scissors catch and won’t close, gently lift the blades apart to clear the nick and close them, do not use them until you have had them repaired.

The Diamond Edge Sharpening and Repair service will help maintain your scissors and prolong their life.

Created On  11 Aug 2015 13:40 in Animal Grooming  -  Permalink


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