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Scissor sharpening

AnneFrances

Scissor sharpening
« on: July 27, 2017, 12:14:08 PM »
I have two pairs of good scissors (one 6 inch and one shears) that really need sharpening. I have been looking at these people: http://www.scissor-sharpening.co.uk/hairdresser-scissor-sharpening-for-london who seem to do "tailors" scissors as well as hairdressers, and also these: http://www.prosharp.co.uk/services.asp?c=c2 who also say they do dressmakers scissors and even pinking shears. I have never thrown away my grandmother's pre-war pinking shears and might see if those could be rendered usable too. But I am a little nervous about this and wondered if anyone had experience of either of these companies or could recommend anyone else. Many thanks Anne

Kad

Re: Scissor sharpening
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017, 13:05:42 PM »
I've recently used: http://www.sharpening-service.co.uk/prices.html

for both overlocker blades and a pair of dressmaking shears that had had a bad encounter with a pin ( or two )  :'(

The prices were reasonable and the turn-around quick even though I didn't pay the extra for 1st class return postage and the shears are in back to new condition with no sign of the nasty gouges left by the pins and the overlocker blades also cut perfectly even though they were previously unusable.

I was very impressed and am thinking about sending them my Nan's pinking shears to revive.

(Just remember to package them up well to make sure the Post Office will accept them)
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b15erk

Re: Scissor sharpening
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 13:20:20 PM »
I had a couple of pairs of mine done last year, and while the company did an excellent job of the shears, the pinking shears didn't come up so well.

Can't complain, I think he only charged me £8 for two pairs.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.


Surest1tch

Re: Scissor sharpening
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 16:01:08 PM »