Maintenance Information for Guggenhein Shears
1. Keep your shears sharp.
We highly recommend having your shears checked on by a professional knife sharpener routinely (scissors are just two knives crossing) to have them make sure they are in mint cutting condition.
You can use this mail in service below as we believe they do an excellent job and pricing is reasonable:
2. Please only cut fabric!
Our shears are strong and sharp but cutting anything other than fabric can dull the shears fast as these are specifically designed to handle only fabric for longer durations of time before needing to be sharpened.
3. Keep them away from moisture.
Our manganese steel has a much higher Rockwell hardness (65 HRC) than most pairs and for its strength and durability this comes with its proneness to rust if not maintained correctly.
Top tip: Ironing and sewing go hand in hand and the moisture created by the ironing is not good for the shears so try to avoid having them anywhere near the ironing process.
4. Reason for the oil and how to handle it.
The reason for the oil on the shears upon arrival is steels such as ours are more sensitive to the environment. This is why very expensive chef knives cannot be put into dishwashers because they will rust over a cheap knife.
The best way to handle the oil is to simply wipe the shears down using old fabric and then cut the old fabric until no more signs of oil is present.
5. The lint issue.
Your scissors will get full of lint over time, wipe them down with a dry soft cloth, like muslin to keep the blade free of lint and other fabric to allow for more smooth cutting action.
6. Avoid cutting multiple layers with the tips of the blades.
Cutting multiple layers with the tips of the blades can cause the blades to pull out of alignment, when handling multiple layers let the area where the two blades separate near the joint with the screw handle it for you to ensure the shears stay in the mint condition.
7. Avoid dropping them.
Dropping the shears can knock the blades out of alignment even if they are dropped on carpet. Wood and concrete will completely destroy the alignment, making your cutting extremely difficult and inaccurate, so do be careful as you do not want a missing toe at the same time.
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