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We have a massive amount of Edge Pro products so we figured it would be good to have a whole section on how to use the machine and what to use on it.
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Scissor Attachment

Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:23 pm

Just purchased the Scissor attachment for the Pro model sharpener. Has anyone else used this, or know of any helpfull info.

Re: Scissor Attachment

Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:49 pm

DRW wrote:Just purchased the Scissor attachment for the Pro model sharpener. Has anyone else used this, or know of any helpfull info.

I have never used it but I would not attempt any convex salon shears on it,far too much of a chance ruining them.

Re: Scissor Attachment

Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:18 pm

I haven't used it either but have jury rigged scissors on the Apex. I'd call or email Ben Dale (EP inventor) about any specific tips about using it. He is great for helping people either via email or on the phone.

Re: Scissor Attachment

Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:38 pm

I wathed his video. But the see it, feel it, hear it phrase in the demo just wasnt enough for me. Was hoping someone on the forums would have advice. But it looks like im the only one who has the scissor attachment

Re: Scissor Attachment

Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:08 pm

DRW wrote:I wathed his video. But the see it, feel it, hear it phrase in the demo just wasnt enough for me. Was hoping someone on the forums would have advice. But it looks like im the only one who has the scissor attachment


In addition to the Pro model being quite a bit more expensive, the scissor attachment isn't cheap either. This may be one reason not many people have used it. Here is how you can sharpen scissors on the Apex. Use a cloth or something to protect the blade from scratches from the vise grips or whatever you use to hold the blade in place. Also, don't tighten the vise grips enough to crack the plastic on the EP.

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Re: Scissor Attachment

Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:05 pm

jackknifeh,
Looks good, i couldnt clamp like that on the Pro model the base is solid. I guess i will look for some cheap scissors to practice on. Thanks for the feedback

Re: Scissor Attachment

Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:25 am

DRW wrote:jackknifeh,
Looks good, i couldnt clamp like that on the Pro model the base is solid. I guess i will look for some cheap scissors to practice on. Thanks for the feedback


It looks like to me that the scissor attachment works alot like the mod for the apex,look at this picture if you havent already
Image use the sharpie trick to make sure you are hitting the edge and go from there with stone progression and the drill stop collar trick

Re: Scissor Attachment

Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:42 am

I've been using the scissor attachment for a few months now. Most scissors are pretty straightforward. I eyeball the angle, mark them with magic marker to confirm it's correct and make any minor adjustments after lightly drawing a fine stone across the blade. Go through the recommended progression and de burr.
I rescued a pair of abused hair shears last week. I wouldn't attempt a convex edge until you're confident with the attachment. I wouldn't have tried it without contacting Ben Dale first for advise. I concentrated on the rise, the area where the 2 blades contact each other, and just polished up the area behind the edges. I returned them to the shop after testing them. They were used to cut my hair before be given back to the owner. Everyone approved. If you have any questions a relatively inexperienced scissor guy can answer, pm me. I would suggest you to e mail or call to Ben for anything you're not comfortable with.

Re: Scissor Attachment

Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:42 am

Thanks guys for the help, was starting to think I was the only person that got the scissor attachment. Will be quite awhile before I get to use now, too dang much yard work. Mrmnms, if I get stuck I might have to pm to get some suggestions.
Thanks

Re: Scissor Attachment

Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:12 am

I'd be happy to share anything that might help. Defnitely give Ben a try.
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