So, my wife needed some string...

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    and found some yellow string on my rocket bench. I asked her how did she cut it, she tried 4 different pairs of scissors! Can anybody guess what she found? LOL!
     
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    and found some yellow string on my rocket bench. I asked her how did she cut it, she tried 4 different pairs of scissors! Can anybody guess what she found? LOL!
     
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    4 broken pairs of scissors and a ball of yellow string?
     
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    She cut up your Kevlar I’m guessing?
     
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    Funny thing is, when I need to cut something like string - any string - the first thing I reach for is my pocket knife. And I've never had any trouble cutting Kevlar string with it. I might not even realize it was anything special. Failing to cut Kevlar with scissors isn't a matter of the wrong string, it's the wrong tool.
     
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    We bought some scissors at Costco that had a lifetime warranty. When they were worn out from cutting Kevlar thread and string, we bought a few more. Eventually we had about a dozen, so my wife sent them in and the manufacturer did replace them.

    Later, we got a call from someone who worked for the manufacturer asking how we managed to wear out so many sets of scissors. He wasn't accusing us of doing anything wrong. He was genuinely interested in how we had gone through so many of the scissors.
     
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    LOL that’s hilarious.
     
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    I've seen a co-worker cut sandpaper with scissors..
     
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    What's wrong with that? I do that pretty often, but I do have a set I refer to as the "probably shouldn't cut that with scissors" scissors. :D
     
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    Actually, I've read that cutting sandpaper with scissors is a way to sharpen them, but I've never tried it myself.

    https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/how-to-sharpen-scissors/
     
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    And I've read that you can cut glass with scissors of you do it underwater to keep the shock and vibrations suppressed. Don't believe everything you read.

    (I suppose if you hold the paper the right way and the scissors are really bad then they might end up less bad.)
     
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    I implore you both to try.. :D

    Start with, oh, 40 grit, and work up to 6000.. with a test cut of tissue paper after each sandpaper square cut..

    :D :D :D

    Seriously though, I will try this over the holidays..




    Of course, I also had a room-mate who sharpened scissors with a regular knife sharpener..
     
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    I agree, I'm skeptical, but curious to enough to try it.
     
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