How to Sharpen the Scissors on a Leatherman Micra

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How to Sharpen the Scissors on a Leatherman Micra
A multitool is a best friend to outdoorsmen and construction workers alike. (Multitool Gadgets image by paul mitchell from Fotolia.com)

A multitool, like the Leatherman Micra, is a friend to construction workers, outdoorsmen and do-it-yourself types. The scissors on these handy little tools are invaluable when you need to cut a wire or snip something small. The scissor blades on your multitool will need to be sharpened periodically to insure their reliability. Sharpening small scissors takes a bit of practice and even more patience.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

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Things you need

  • Diamond stone
  • Rag
  • Paper

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the tool, locate the scissors inside of the handle, extend the scissors, and close the handle of the tool. Wipe the scissors free of dirt, dust and oil with a clean, dry rag.

  2. 2

    Fold the rag and place it neatly on a flat surface. Place the diamond stone onto the centre of the rag to hold the stone in place.

  3. 3

    Open the scissors as wide as possible with one hand. Place your other hand on the rag to hold it so that it will not slide.

  4. 4

    Place the outside of the blade against the diamond stone so that the back of the blade is raised to form a 45 degree angle with the stone and the sharp edge of the blade firmly against the stone facing away from you. Press the blade along the stone 10-15 times at this angle. Flip the same blade over, hold it flat against the stone and push it forward once to remove metal slivers from the blade.

  5. 5

    Sharpen the other scissor blade the way you did the first. Test the scissors. Repeat the entire process as necessary until the scissors make a clean, even cut in the paper. Open the handle of the tool, fold the scissors closed inside of the handle, and close the tool.

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