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You can sharpen dull scissors with foil.Take a sheet and fold it over four times,make cuts into the foil 1/4 inch apart like fringe,do this about a dozen times and your scissors will be much sharper w
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Aluminum Foil

posted at 1/6/2011 10:38 AM EST
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You can sharpen dull scissors with foil.Take a sheet and fold it over four times,make cuts into the foil 1/4 inch apart like fringe,do this about a dozen times and your scissors will be much sharper when you finish.

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posted at 1/6/2011 10:52 AM EST
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I will definitely try this!

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posted at 1/6/2011 12:02 PM EST
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thanx,GALE ; I appreciate the helpfull advice.I had not previously known that( using foil to sharpen dull scissors)Surprised
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You can sharpen dull scissors with foil.Take a sheet and fold it over four times,make cuts into the foil 1/4 inch apart like fringe,do this about a dozen times and your scissors will be much sharper when you finish.
Posted by gale g

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posted at 1/6/2011 1:49 PM EST
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I didn't know that!!  Wow --- dull scissors are so difficult to deal with and so expensive to replace.  Thanks.

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posted at 1/8/2011 5:44 AM EST
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Great idea!

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posted at 1/8/2011 6:47 AM EST
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I have a few dull scissors. I will definitely try this.

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posted at 1/8/2011 6:48 AM EST
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Thanks. I need to sharpen a few scissors and will try this.

Re: Aluminum Foil

posted at 1/8/2011 6:49 AM EST
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Getting them sharp again will be great...Now, does anyone have an idea about getting husband to put them away after he has used them?

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posted at 1/9/2011 9:12 AM EST
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Getting them sharp again will be great...Now, does anyone have an idea about getting husband to put them away after he has used them?
Posted by Pat A


Use a long piece of string.
Attach one end of the string to location of scissor storage.  Attach the other end to either your husband or the scissors.  That way neither can wander very far from storage location.

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posted at 1/9/2011 10:27 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Aluminum Foil : Use a long piece of string. Attach one end of the string to location of scissor storage.  Attach the other end to either your husband or the scissors.  That way neither can wander very far from storage location.
Posted by nikki p


Hi Nikki, that is a great idea but my husband would just cut the string with the sharpened scissors.lol Laughing

Re: Aluminum Foil

posted at 1/9/2011 5:20 PM EST
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Gale - all of my scissors get BAD treatment.  I must have more than a doz scissors and they are a mess*.  Your aluminum foil method of sharpening is WONDERFUL.   Thank you.

*of course I wouldn't use my good sewing scissors for rough stuff .... they stay sealed up in my ~
shudder~ sewing box and are as sharp as the day I bought them.  lol

Re: Aluminum Foil

posted at 1/10/2011 8:54 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Aluminum Foil : Hi Nikki, that is a great idea but my husband would just cut the string with the sharpened scissors.lol
Posted by gale g

Hmmmm, hadn't thought of that.  Back to the drawing board for another idea.

Re: Aluminum Foil

posted at 1/10/2011 1:58 PM EST
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Use a little chain Wink

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posted at 2/2/2011 8:38 AM EST
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This sounds like a great tip.  Thanks!

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posted at 2/4/2011 7:57 AM EST
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I hate dull scissors!   This will really help.

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posted at 2/4/2011 8:42 AM EST
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Great tip!!!  Thank you so very much!!! ♥

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posted at 2/15/2011 11:25 PM EST
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Great idea.  I will try it.  I have several pairs of scissors which need sharpening.  Thanks!

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posted at 2/17/2011 4:39 PM EST
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Thanks for the tip Gale.  I will have to try this since the kitchen scissors really get a workout.   Someone on another site said she cuts Brillo pads with the scissors to sharpen them, not too keen on getting all that soap all over though.

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posted at 2/17/2011 5:26 PM EST
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Hi H.M. I do this all the time and it works great,if they are not sharp enough keep on doing it until they are.

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posted at 2/23/2011 9:09 AM EST
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I will have to try this.  Everyone has aluminum foil on hand.

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