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Old 01-12-2022, 03:11 PM   #1  
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We all have them. How do you care for them?
i clean mine with goo gone and alcohol when needed and that does the job just fine..
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I cut sticky stuff all the time so adhesive remover is essential. I stock up on Westcott scissors when I see them on sale for $3 for general use. If the blades get dull or nicked, out they go. I have one pair dedicated to ribbon only and another to fabric only.
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I use goo gone to clean them and then simple green.
I use the same thing Martha does to sharpen them. I don't have good enough ones worth sending in for pro sharpening.

I have to say I was very disappointed with the TH ones that are supposed to be coated so stuff does not stick to it. Cutting cling from jump always stuck to it. Not a big deal.
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A few years ago I found the best scissor set for my purposes at Ross, 5pc including 9" blades, for $2.99. After a good cleaning when needed they cut like brand new. I recently picked up another set as a back up.
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Every art session when I clean up I clean my scissors with alcohol and then I sharpen them. I use to work in a fabric department. Every night we would sharpen our scissors. Ever since then I have done the same for my own scissors. My scissors are super sharp & have never failed me. I have scissors that are thirty years old.
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If they get sticky on them, I use goo gone rubbed on with a paper towel and they are like new.
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I use Avon Skin So Soft to clean the sticky off my scissors. Quite a few years ago, they had individual sss towelettes, and I find I can use one for years. Yes, years. I rub the sticky off the blades, then remove the residue with clean paper towels. If I think they still might be oily, I clean them again with stamp cleaner and paper towels. While I like my CutterBees, my go to pair is embroidery scissors of my mom's. I've never had to sharpen any scissors, wouldn't know how to do it.
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Alcohol cleans scissors just great, takes off everything. I keep the tiny wipes in my desk, so easy and quick, open a packet and swipe!
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I use meths to remove sticky bits from scissors and other cutting blades, and occasionally a whetstone to sharpen what's dull.
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Every art session when I clean up I clean my scissors with alcohol and then I sharpen them. I use to work in a fabric department. Every night we would sharpen our scissors. Ever since then I have done the same for my own scissors. My scissors are super sharp & have never failed me. I have scissors that are thirty years old.
How/what do you use/ to sharpen them?
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How/what do you use/ to sharpen them?
I have used this for over twenty years- https://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-SewSh.../dp/B0002JT0PK

You can get it cheaper at your craft store or WalMart. Hope that helps.
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