Precision Scissors Sharpening in St. LouisA CLEAN CUT

For scissors and shears, we use a sharpening system that sharpens and hones at custom angles with precision to get them cutting better than they ever have.

See below for care tips.

Upcoming Events

Tower Grove Winter Market

January 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
City Garden Montessori School, 1618 Tower Grove Ave.
On-site sharpening of knives, scissors & more.Read more

Schlafly Winter Market

January 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, MO 63143
On-site sharpening of knives, scissors & more.Read more

Tower Grove Winter Market

February 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
City Garden Montessori School, 1618 Tower Grove Ave.
On-site sharpening of knives, scissors & more.Read more

Care Tips

If the edge sustains damage, such as a nick, stop using immediately. The nick can scrape against the opposing blade causing permanant damage that can not be fixed with sharpening.

Keep scissors and shears dry and oiled to keep them rust-free and opening smoothly. Rust on the blade can damage the edge of the opposing blade with each cut.

If a scissors is too loose or tight it will not cut properly. 

To test: Hold scissors horizontal, with one handle above the other. Holding the bottom handle in place, open top handle. Let top handle go and see where the blade stops.

For most scissors, the blade should stop about halfway down the cutting edge. If it closes completely, tighten the tension. If it does not close much at all, loosen. A small adjustment goes a long way!

You can perform a basic sharpness test for most scissors with a plastic grocery bag.

  1. Hold the bag loosely and cut a single layer of the bag along the entire length of the blade.
  2. When the scissors is completely closed, pull away to see if the tip catches on the bag.

A well-sharpened scissors should cut cleanly through the bag with no resistance. If it fails the test, and you know the tension is set properly, it could use a sharpening.

Reminder Service

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>>>  Pocket Knife
>>>  Knives to 4"
>>>  Knives to 6"
>>>  Knives to 8"
>>>  Knives to 12"

 Serrations add $2


>>>  Kitchen/Home
>>>  Sewing, matching angles
>>>  Sewing, two angles
>>>  Pinking Shears
>>>  Extra Large Shears
$15 >>>  Beauty Shears - Beveled
$20 >>>  Beauty Shears - Convex
$5 >>>  Clipper Blades

Tools & Specialty Items

>>>  Pruning Shears
$5 >>>  Loppers
>>>  Grass Shears
>>>  Hedge Shears
>>>  Hatchets
>>>  Axes
$8-10 >>>  Shovels
$5 >>>  Chain Saw Blades
$7 >>>  Chisels
$10-15 >>>  Mower Blades
$35 >>>  Reel Mowers
$8 >>>  Food Processor Blades
$15+ >>>  Machetes
$10+ >>>  Daggers
$25+ >>>  Swords

*Prices listed apply to items with normal dulling. Repair charges may apply to damaged items or more complex models.

Contact us for pricing on items not listed

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