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Offline RickKrung

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Taking Apart Henckels Kitchen Shears
« on: September 23, 2021, 02:04:20 am »
I've been asked to sharpen a pair of Wusthof kitchen shears (see photos).  These are not the "take apart" variety.  There is a chromed cap on one side and the other side appears to be a raised logo/boss that is part of the plastic handle casting. 

I don't want to go digging at the chromed cap if there is no point, if they cannot be taken apart. 

I know many scissors can be sharpened without taking them apart.  However, these do not open far enough (less than 90ยบ) to allow access to the entire blade (see last photo).  And I know that the entire blade does not have to be sharpened, just the areas of the blades that actually open and can cut something.  But the length of exposed blades that could be reached is significantly less than the "usable" blade length (to the right of the black marker line on the upper blade in the third photo. 

Do any of you know how/if these scissors can be taken apart? 

Any help much appreciated.

Rick
« Last Edit: September 23, 2021, 02:05:55 am by RickKrung »
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Re: Taking Apart Henckels Kitchen Shears
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2021, 02:29:57 am »
Rick, I do a lot of scissors, but I haven't run into these before. Sorry : (

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Re: Taking Apart Henckels Kitchen Shears
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2021, 11:24:53 pm »
Rick, I just ran into the same scissors yesterday. Managed to carefully pry off both caps to reveal a non-adjustable pivot with no screwdriver slot of any kind.

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Re: Taking Apart Henckels Kitchen Shears
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2021, 02:40:34 pm »
Thanks.  I hadn't taken them to work on yet.  I'll ask the owner if it is OK to remove some of the plastic handle so they can be opened enough. 

Rick
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