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See how to sharpen scissors with the Tormek Scissors Jig SVX-150 and how to set the edge angle.
The jig comprises a support plate (1) and a holder (2) with two clamps (3) for the scissors. Usually you use only the right clamp. For large scissors and garden shears you use both clamps.
You adjust the clamp to fit the scissors’ thickness with the screw (4). You lock the scissors by tightening the knob (5). The support plate has a sliding surface, so the holder with the scissors can easily be moved while it is pressed onto the plate.
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Make sure that you have the right angle setting before you start sharpening and you will save time. The easiest way is to touch up the existing edge angle. To check that you are positioned right, simply colour the bevel with a water resistant marker pen and rotate the stone by hand, adjust the support plate until you have the right angle.
Give your scissors a bite on the Tormek with the SVX-150 jig for scissors. It fits all sorts of scissors from household scissors to heavy garden shears. You can also sharpen pinking scissors that make zigzag cuts in cloth as well as portable electrical hand planer blades.
The scissors are mounted in a holder, which supports freely on a support plate. The grinding angle can be set so that you exactly replicate the existing edge angle.
One of the scissor blades, sometimes both of them, often have a slight convex shape. With the Tormek jig design, you follow the individual shape of each blade so that the sharpening runs smoothly.
The rotation of the stone presses the scissor blade towards the support plate, so you can concentrate on moving the scissors across the stone.