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Curved grooming shears
« on: December 28, 2018, 01:16:24 am »
Hi everyone. New to Tormek. My T8 will be arriving on Saturday! I’m really excited about it. My wife is s pet groomer, and one of the first questions she asked when she found out I ordered an $800 tool sharpener was “so will you be sharpening my grooming stuff from now on?” Haha! That’s fair, I guess. She lets me get away with having a lot of expensive hobbies.

So, introductions out of the way, has anyone sharpened scissors with an inward curve on one of these, I’m not certain it can be done, because of the flat surface. Anyone try it yet?

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Re: Curved grooming shears
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 01:22:38 am »
Also, I hadn’t searched the forum yet to see that this had already been covered. Oh well.

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Re: Curved grooming shears
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 01:44:04 am »
Matthew,

I've sharpened scissors with slightly curved blades, and it worked well.

I have also sharped pruning shears (aka, lopers).  These have very curved blades and again, the Tormek worked well.

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Re: Curved grooming shears
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 02:14:06 am »
Thanks Rich. I’ll examine it when it’s delivered. If I can’t figure it out how to do it, I’ll come back.

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Re: Curved grooming shears
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2018, 03:03:35 am »
Welcome to the forum, Matthew.

I am not familiar with the kind of scissors you mention. If they are like salon shears, very expensive essential tools, our general advice is not to try sharpening. If they are fairly inexpensive and you can easily purchase replacements, I might give it a go. I would not like to see a forum member become the victim in a domestic homecide.  :(

Hopefully members with more scissors experience will reply.

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Re: Curved grooming shears
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2018, 03:25:34 am »
Hello Ken. These are what I’m talking about:
https://goo.gl/images/D4cCBy

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Re: Curved grooming shears
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2018, 10:09:49 am »
TwistedMetal, based on my experience with scissors sharpening there is usually no problem with sharpening the convex blade. However, depending on the curvature of the blade, it may be difficult to sharpen the concave (inward curved) blade, because the Tormek grindstone is too wide for it. You can try to use the edge of the stone, but be careful, because the scissors jig control is more difficult in this case.  ;)

Please read also: https://sharpeningmadeeasy.com/scissor.htm

Jan
« Last Edit: December 29, 2018, 12:34:27 pm by Jan »

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Re: Curved grooming shears
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2018, 12:50:22 pm »
Excellent post, Jan.

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Re: Curved grooming shears
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 11:35:16 pm »
These are the same as the curved veretinary/surgical scissors of the Mayo / Deaver / Metzenbaum type.
I've spent days and ruined a couple of them trying to sharpen on Tormek on the corners of the radius-edge wheel, but could not find a way to do it properly.
The Tormek scissors jig is not suitable for them, it is designed for general household, embroidery, fabric and tailor scissors etc.

I sharpen them manually using Spyderco Sharpmaker, but the result is far from excellent.
If only someone could figure out a way to sharpen them and show others how to... on Tormek or else powered machine.