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A Scissor Sharpener

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Fiskars Scissors Sharpner

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

The Bottom Line

This tool is a very economical way to keep your scissors and shears at home and sharp.
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Pros

  • Inexpensive - Under $15
  • Small and compact
  • Lightweight
  • Works quickly for the intended job
  • Not complicated to use

Cons

  • Slippery Base

Description

  • This sharpener is a lightweight tool, designed to sit on a tabletop rather than tossed in a drawer.
  • The compact sharpener measures 4" X 4 1/4" X 1 1/4".
  • The body of the product is black with gray at the working area of the sharpener.

Guide Review - A Scissor Sharpener

Sharp scissors aid in accurate and neat cutting jobs. To test this product I sharpened a pair of dressmaker shears that were approximately fifteen years old. Before being sharpened the scissors chopped and hacked at plain muslin when trying to slide the shears to make a cut. After sharpening with the Fiskar Sharpener the shears slide through the same fabric leaving a smoothly cut edge.

The lack of any non slip base makes it necessary to keep a firm grip on the tool while sharpening a pair of shears. This could easily be overcome with a small piece of no-slip shelf liner. I found it easy to simply hold the tool while using it to sharpen the shears.

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