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Old 02-25-2005, 06:38 AM   #1
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How long or how many stamps can you cut before the Craft & Rubber Scissors need sharpening??
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Old 02-25-2005, 06:43 AM   #2
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I'd like to know this too because mine are getting pretty dull and I haven't had them that long. I heard they have to be brought to someone that sharpens.
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Old 02-25-2005, 06:53 AM   #3
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I've had mine for years. I notice they get dirty from the adhesive and then they won't cut as well. I use Goo Gone to remove the sticky residue and then they are good as new! I've never had them sharpened.
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Old 02-25-2005, 07:13 AM   #4
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I clean mine with rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball after cutting stamp sets. It is really easy and fast!
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Old 02-25-2005, 07:17 AM   #5
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I used my first set for nearly two years, cutting all of my stamps, and all of my mothers stamps, and between the two of us, we've got a lot!!! Mine kept getting "gooey" so I used "goo gone" as well, and it seemed to dull mine over time. I bought a second pair of scissors, and have not used goo gone at all on them, and they seem to be retaining the sharpest edge. When they get a little gooey, I just wipe it off or scrape it off with my fingernail. I mean really, it is just the sight of the gooey stuff that is annoying! (it doesn't interfere with the cut really!) They are the best scissors ever!!!! And showing them at workshops, really sells them!
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Old 02-25-2005, 07:24 AM   #6
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They are the best scissors ever. I recently purchased them while purchasing 7 new stamp sets. I was able to cut all of them that night and stamp until 2AM. They work really fast. I will try alchol on mine even though I don't mine the goo.
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Old 02-25-2005, 07:27 AM   #7
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My husband said (haven't tried this yet) that you can go to a camping/hunting/other store and buy a wet stone. I think this is what he called it. He said that ppl use a wet stone to sharpen their knifes, etc.

I think that you can take your scissors to your local butcher and he can sharpen them for you.

Also, I think that you can take it to your local sewing/craft store (not Michael's but like JoAnn's) - and they can sharpen them for you.

As you can see, I have lots of I thinks.... I hope one of these options work for you.
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I think that you can take your scissors to your local butcher and he can sharpen them for you.
My local grocery store only sharpens knives ... no serated edge knives and no scissors .

I'm going to try JoAnn's, although I think they only do it at certain times.
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have any of you tried cutting severall layers of tin foil with them??? I found that this sharpened both my C&R Scissors and my paper snips really well.....

Just try it before you spend money having them sharpened.

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I use 91% alcohol to clean off the goo and I have not had any problem...
Rae, you have cut through tin foil with yours and have not had any adverse effects?
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Joanns and Hancock Fabric (probably other fabric stores) sharpen scissors on set days. They usually have a sign at the check out counter that indicates what days/times the person will be there. It isn't too expensive.
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I just asked my demo this last week and she said that she coats hers with Versamark before she uses them and the helps cut down on the stickiness. I haven't tried it yet...but will next time I sit down to mount stamps!
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I have never had a problem doing this. I have found that it works quite well. It is also great for sharpening punches....

Have you had a problem???
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I have never tried it... I just wondered if you had actually done it! Neat trick...
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I would not recommend using a whet stone on the craft & rubber scissors to sharpen them. Have them professionally sharpened. Sewing/fabric stores are a good place to take them. I have taken mine to A-1 Vacuum and Sewing (in Provo, Utah) and it was VERY inexpensive, less than three dollars. Most places charge "by the inch" and since they are small, it shouldn't cost you more than $5 to have them sharpened. I had my scissors for about a year before I had them sharpened and I've been using them for a year since I had them sharpened. It is about time to have them sharpened again.
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I use my good Stampin' Up scissors for cutting the rubber only and never use them on paper or anything else as I have heard that may dull the edges more quickly. I agree with the previous post of having it professionally done, you wouldn't want to ruin an expensive pair. I always have my sewing scissors sharpened at Joann's and have never been disappointed. Haven't had to do my SU ones yet though, just have to keep them clean for easier cutting.
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Old 02-27-2005, 05:35 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone for all the info!
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