Scissors are sharpened according to the angles shown below.
Honing is not recommended for kitchen scissors.
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.
When sharpening scissors, use the vertical position with the grindstone rotating towards the blade. This keeps the SVX-150 properly aligned to the grindstone. (If you use the horizontal position, the grindstone will pull the scissors away from the jig.)
However, if you are sharpening left-handed scissors and they cannot be disassembled into the two pieces, you will need to sharpen from the horizontal position as the piece not being sharpened would interfere with the process otherwise (it would hit the Tormek machine).
Steve Bottorff has been kind enough to let me present information that he has gathered from many years of expert sharpening experience. His web site (SharpeningMadeEasy.com) contains additional information that could be useful, including instructional videos and manuals.
One of his great documents is Scissor Sharpening, and this page really offers great instructions for the sharpener.
Use of diamond wheels is not recommended. The sharpness of the angle for sharpening can damage the wheel. (And the SG grindstone works quite well.)
There is a recommendation by some that the Thumb Blade have some coarseness to it. This is so the meat doesn't slide out when being cut (e.g., when cutting chicken which has not been de-boned -- a YouTube video from America's Test Kitchen below demonstrates this).
Tormek Live Sharpening Class - Part 2. Axe & scissors sharpening
Sebastien and Wolfgang from Tormek will go through sharpening of axes and scissors.
Jeff Farris - Scissor Sharpening with Tormek
Steve Bottorff - Sharpening Scissors on the Tormek Wet Grinder
Tormek Scissors Jig SVX-150
Gear Heads | Which Kitchen Shears are a Cut Above the Rest?
Tormek AngleMaster WM-200
Tormek is a copyrighted logo of Tormek AB. Its presentation on this site is used to help the user quickly understand when specific Tormek tools, jigs, or setting are being used. For specific information regarding Tormek AB, or its products, please refer to the www.Tormek.com.
Remember : The goal of sharpening is to produce sharp tools, and these tools can injure you if mishandled. Safety measures should be followed to protect yourself and those in your shop. Be sure to read and follow all instructions from the manufacturer, and and utilize proper safety equipment. Never consume alcohol or anything that could impair your judgement before sharpening tools, or using sharp tools.
Comments can be sent via eMail to me at SharpeningHandbook@Gmail.com.