Taking Care of Your Tailor Scissors:
- For maximum performance, it is recommended to take long strokes with the length of the scissor blades
- .Never use the XFasten Tailor Scissors on Paper or Other Nonfabric materials.
- Label your scissors, or tie a ribbon around the handle to signify to your family or to anyone who might happen to spot your scissors, not to use it on other materials other than fabric.
- Wipe your scissors clean with a dry cloth every after use, especially after cutting polyester and other synthetic fibers. Lint from synthetic fibers are abrasive and can dull the blades.
- Keep the cutting edges sharp. Maintain and sharpen them regularly.
- Occasionally oil the pivot screw with a tiny drop of sewing machine oil. Open and close the blades a few times, then wipe the edges with a soft cloth. This will keep your scissors operating smoothly.
- Never expose your tailor scissors on water, moisture, or any liquid fluid, even if it is rated as water-resistant, rust-proof, or stainless.
- Never force a cut on stubborn textiles. Forcing a cut can cause deformities on blades. Worse, it might spread them permanently.
- Always pay attention to the task at hand when using scissors. Never divert your attention, multitask or switch tasks in between if you are cutting with a pair of scissors. Also, be careful when carrying a pair of scissors with you.
- Store your scissors in a box or pouch safely- away from the reach of children.
Materials which You can Use to Sharpen Your Scissors:
Be careful in trying to sharpen your scissors. Take things slowly, as hastening the process can and will damage the blade and make it duller.
- 150-200 grit (ideally even higher or finer) sandpaper. Be careful when trying to sharpen your scissors using sandpaper. Hasty sharpening using sandpaper can damage the blade.
- Aluminum Foil cut into a 10" x 10" length and folded three times, lengthwise. Cut several times through this Aluminum Foil with your scissors to sharpen it.
- Extra Mason Jar. Never use a Mason Jar that has lint, dust, dirt, or scratches. The Mason Jar will end up with scratches from your scissors after trying to cut through it, so make sure that this is an extra mason jar you don't care much about already.
- Classic Scissor Sharpeners. There are scissor sharpeners that are made explicitly for your tailor scissors. You can opt for that or any commercial sharpening stone.