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Nerdy Science in the Kitchen

Chef’s Choice 500 ScissorPro Professional Diamond Hone Scissor Sharpener



Everyone has scissors – but have you ever sharpened a pair?

Yeah, me neither! At least not until recently. See I have these utility shears that I use in the yard and to snip and trim my small shrubs. After a while they get dull just like any blade.

And, then I have kitchen shears that I am rough on – I mean I cut through a chicken back when I want to butterfly a whole chicken. You can imagine that they get a little dull.

The point is…

Scissors Need to be Sharpened!

I tried to use a whetstone and it was too tough to get the right kind of an angle on the blades. So I looked for another solution and that is the Chef’s Choice 500 ScissorPro.

Edgecraft Corporation makes Chef’s Choice and is headquartered in Pennsylvania. It was launched in 1985 with the introduction of its flagship product, the Model 100 Electric Sharpener, which was immediately acclaimed for being awesome.

Today, the company produces the most technologically advanced sharpeners as well as high-quality cutlery, food slicers, waffle makers and hot beverage products.

The Chef’s Choice 500 ScissorPro Professional Diamond Hone Scissor Sharpener puts a fresh, sharp edge on a wide variety of scissors from household and sewing scissors, to kitchen shears, and even fly-tying scissors – without the need for blade disassembly.

If you are looking for a:

  • Household Scissor Sharpener
  • Sewing Scissor Sharpener
  • Kitchen Shears Sharpener

Then this sharpener is your you! It will do the job for you!


The 500 ScissorPro is a freestanding unit featuring 2 sharpening slots, each containing a conical disc coated with diamond abrasives.

The first disc, in the professional 2 step process, develops an incredibly sharp edge then the next step concludes with a coarse grind, honing the blades at a wider angle and reconditioning damaged edges. (This seems backwards from the way we sharpen knives, doesn’t it?) This puts a double bevel on the blades so they stay sharp longer.

The First Stage

This stage puts a very sharp edge on the blades. It is slightly finer than stage 2.

The Second Stage

This stage puts a wider angle on the blades, and that wider angle adds durability.


Patented Magna-Flex technology, a proprietary combination of magnets and springs, aligns scissor blades in the guides at the correct angle meanwhile applying correct pressure and stabilization.

The incorporation of diamonds into the conical shaped hones produces long-lasting results, even on double-beveled blades, plus, the rotating motion of the discs ensures high-quality scissors won’t distemper.

The ScissorPro sharpener plugs into any AC outlet, and is covered by a one-year limited warranty.

  • Built-in precision angle guides for professional quality edges quickly and easily
  • Professional quality sharpness with unparalleled simplicity
  • Can be used for left-handed or right-handed scissors
  • For household, sewing, kitchen, and crafts scissors
  • Safe for quality scissors, never detempers
  • Disassembly of scissors not required
  • Uses 100% diamond abrasives
  • One-year limited warranty
Kitchen Professor author
About the Author: Bryce Heitman

Bryce is not a real professor, but he's real nerdy in the kitchen. He's been barbecuing, chopping, and generally blazing food for many decades. He thinks there's definitely a better spatula or utensil out there that hasn't been invented yet.

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