General Scissors

Scissors are sharpened according to the angles shown below.

Unless the scissors need to have a really honed edge, honing is not recommended for scissors. Stop after the sharpening step (but with a high grit level - 1,000 or so).

Some scissors have differing angles for the Thumb Blade (shown in red on the picture below) vs. the Fingers Blade (shown in blue on the picture below). In those cases, separate angles are shown in the table below.

The picture to the right shows a sectional view of the cutting blade.

General Guidelines
Type βThumb βFingers Notes
General Scissors 120º
Bandage scissors 110º
Cast iron paper scissors 95 - 195º
Children's safety scissors 90º
Cuticle scissors 115 - 120º
Nail scissors 115 - 120º


Notes & Comments
Information regarding Grindstones




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