General Information on Sharpening Scissors and Rotary Cutters


Typical Grinding Media Used
  • SB-250 Original Grindstone, graded course
  • DC-250 Diamond Wheel Course
  • CBN wheel : 100-150 grit
  • Very friable grindstone : 100 - 180 grit
  • Sandpaper : <200 grit

Shaping the Tool - Scissors are reshaped very rarely. That could be done when the scissors have a broken point off the end (or other significant damage). But then it does need to be considered if simply replacing them is a better choice.

Rotary cutters are also not reshaped. Frankly, the danger of cutting yourself is too high, so this is NOT recommended.


Typical Grinding Media Used
  • SB-250 Black Grindstone, graded fine
  • DE-250 Diamond Wheel Extra Fine
  • DF-250 Diamond Wheel Fine
  • CBN wheel : 200+ grit

Sharpening the Tool - Scissors and Rotary Cutters should be resharpened as needed. And of course, the tool must be resharpened whenever your spouse gets them back from their cousin (who used them to cut cardboard).