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Why hire a Scissor Sharpening service through Airtasker?

Imagine how frustrating it is to contend with dull scissors in your barbershop, salon, pet grooming service or your work as a professional hairstylist. It doesn't help that you barely have time to sharpen your scissors, so your usual solution is to buy new scissors whenever they get dull.

That's why hiring a scissor sharpening service via Airtasker makes perfect sense. Why resort to purchasing a new pair of costly, professional scissors whenever a pair becomes dull? Instead of going about your dull scissor problem that way, make a post to keep the tools of your trade sharp and ensure you keep snipping away.

Get this service with a post listing all the crucial details. Mention your address, the quantity, make and brand of scissors you want to be sharpened, your budget and how soon you'd like the job done. Potential qualified Taskers will make you an offer. After you've hired a Tasker, they go to your location to sharpen your scissors, and you pay them once the job's done. Use that pink button and get back to hairstyling ASAP!

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Top Scissor Sharpening related questions

What are the benefits of hiring a Tasker to do scissor sharpening?

You get cost-efficiency, speed and convenience. Forget about buying new scissors whenever they get dull and save your money. You don't have to look for a tradesman - a skilled Tasker can come over and sharpen your scissors in minutes, with just one post. You don't even have to leave your home or place of business to book and get the service! You enjoy reasonably-priced, fast and efficient service from our platform right when you need it.

Do I need to provide my tools or equipment for my scissor sharpening service?

No, you don't have to provide these. This is a benefit of hiring Taskers since they bring the skills, experience and requested tools to do complex and sometimes labour-intensive jobs like electrical work, assembly, plumbing and building & construction for you. What you may have to provide is an electric outlet for your Tasker to run any powered tools they may use for your scissor sharpening service. However, you're free to lend them tools that can make their job easier.

How long does it take to do scissor sharpening?

That will depend on a few factors: the number of scissors to be sharpened, the speed at which your Tasker works, and the dullness of the scissors. One pair of scissors (that don't need to be taken apart and reassembled after sharpening) can take around 45 minutes. A simple sharpening without disassembly can take 20 minutes or so. Allow more time if you have an entire set sharpened, so a full set of barber or hairdresser scissors can take an hour or so to sharpen.

Can a Tasker also help with my scissor sharpening service?

They sure can! If you do scissor sharpening as a business, you can hire Taskers to assist you. Hire them when you need more people when you offer services like hairdresser scissor sharpening, mobile scissor sharpening or even mobile clipper blade sharpening. Just be specific in your job post on Airtasker to attract the most qualified ones, and let them know exactly what's expected of them.

Can I sharpen scissors myself?

Yes, you can as long as you have the right tools, skills and experience. You can sharpen ordinary household scissors with store-bought sharpeners. Still, specialised scissors used by barbers, hairstylists or other professions call for a more skilled hand and specialised tools to sharpen them right. If you need to have professional scissors sharpened, we recommend you hire your nearest, qualified Tasker.

What is mail-in scissor sharpening?

As the name implies, this is a scissor sharpening service that uses a courier or the local postal service. Clients mail their blunt scissors to the service; they sharpen the scissors, then ship them back to the clients that sent them via priority mail. While this can be a useful service, do note that the delivery time can vary so it may not be the fastest or most convenient way to have scissors sharpened.    

What do Scissor Sharpening services include?

Whether you operate a salon, barbershop, pet grooming business or work as a professional hairstylist, your scissors need to be kept as sharp as your skills. Scissor sharpening services include all the tasks necessary to restore dull scissors to their original cutting ability. Your specialist can do several steps, including inspecting the scissors, sharpening the blades, removing the burrs and confirming the scissors are sharp by testing them after completing the process.  

Checking the scissor blades

The sharpening process begins with your specialist checking the degree of your scissor's dullness. This determines what tools are appropriate and what degree of sharpening is needed. The scissors' sharpness can be tested by using it to cut paper or some hair if they are hairdresser's scissors. The specialist checks for areas on the blades where the paper cuts come out jagged or rough. Some specialists may use other methods to check for dull spots.

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Your specialist may use different types of sharpeners depending on the dullness of your scissors. If the dullness is severe, your specialist may first disassemble the scissors with a screwdriver. Once disassembled, they sharpen the inner blades with a whetstone or similar sharpener to create a new edge. Your specialist would reassemble the scissors if they had to take them apart, then go on with the next step.     

Removing burrs

Your hired sharpening specialist does the final touches after sharpening your scissors. This includes removing burrs - bits of material from the scissors' blades with a clean cloth. Cleaning the edges is necessary to prevent the residue from coating the blades, and interfering with their cutting ability.

Testing the scissors

Once the scissors have been sharpened and the burrs removed with a clean cloth, your specialist tests the scissors. They can do this by snipping some hairs; a cut that is made with no split ends on the strands will confirm that they are sharp. Your specialist may also test them on scraps of paper or old newspaper to ensure their newfound sharpness. If the scissors create any jagged or rough cuts on the paper, your specialist repeats the process until they are sharp enough to make perfect, effortless cuts.