August 10, 2017



Following these guidelines for maintenance and care for maximum cutting-life and
satisfaction of your scissors!


Always wipe off your scissors before first use with a soft dry fabric cloth, especially in the hinge area. Repeat the process after every use, thoroughly wipe down your scissors, removing any dirt or lint from the blades. Make sure you open and close your scissors a bit during the cleaning process to make sure that you’re able to reach all of the areas where dust and grime might collect. This will reduce the build-up of dirt or lint from the blades, handles, and around the pivot, which may affect the performance of your scissors throughout the working day.



Open your scissors and place several small drops of oil on the pivot between the blades and on the front and back sides of the adjustment nut. (Check out the oil placement guide above if you’re not sure where to start). After applying the oil, work the scissors open and closed until the blades move smoothly and easily, adding more oil to the pivot as needed. This process should be carried out at regular intervals to prolong the life of your scissors and to prevent from rusting. Once the oil has been worked in, use a dry cloth to wipe away any excess oil. If you live in a climate where scissors are prone to rusting, you can also wipe a very small amount of oil over both of the blades to protect the metal when the scissors aren’t being used.

Oiling and cleaning will enhance the performance and extend the cutting life of your Scissor-Tailed professional scissors. Regular cleaning and lubrication protect your scissors against rust and it will also ensure proper movement of the blades.



Shears must stay away from damp or moist places. Store them in a good-ventilate and dry place, to prevent them from getting wet, and where they won’t be knocked off onto the floor – preferably tucked away in the protective sheath and box provided. Please avoid setting your scissors on your ironing board. Make sure your fabric is completely dry before you begin cutting and never lay your scissors down around cups.


Balancing (Optional)

A correct tension of your scissors will ensure you get the best use out of your scissors. They can be adjusted by tightening or loosening the nut at the pivot. Properly adjusted scissors should open and close easily without hurting the hand, but the blades should never be so loose that they flop open or closed if you hold them up by one handle. (Be careful of the blades if you try this!) The cutting motion should always feel smooth but firm.


Sharpening (Optional)

Your scissors will have a very long-lasting sharp edge if they are serviced correctly. When the time comes to have your scissors sharpened then the process must be done through a professional service center that has the facility and experience to sharpen and re-balance scissors/knives. If you prefer to use a handheld knife/scissor sharpener to keep your blades in good working order, have your scissors checked out by an expert first to make sure that the sharpener you have in mind is appropriate for the angle of the cutting edge on your blades.