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While some folks tend to discard dull scissors, you don't have to. Scissors can become dull over time just from regular use. Cutting paper can dull a sharp blade very quickly and considering everything we cut with our utility shears, it's no wonder they are dull.

Why struggle cutting twine, fabric, thread or anything with dull scissors, when you can restore the edge with a small affordable manual scissor sharpener. And when your scissor use is huge such as with sewers, quilters, crafters and those who love scrapbooking, an electric sharpener can render a professional edge, plus speed up the sharpening process.

We decided to test Chef's ChoiceŽ 490 Manual Diamond HoneŽ Scissors Sharpener, as well as their model 500 ScissorProŽ Electric Sharpener to see the difference when it comes to time, effort and sharpening results, using the different type of sharpeners. The model that's more practical for you really depends on your budget and your overall scissor use. Learn more about these scissor sharpeners and how our tests went in:

Keeping scissors sharp is just as important as maintaining the edge on your cutlery knives. It saves a lot frustration, but it can also make the task safer and the cut cleaner. For more about sharpening knives, read my:

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