Miguel arrived on Monday 30 December 2019 and stayed for two days of intensive training on the Wolff Industries Ookami OGS-TAS Scissor Sharpener. Incidentally the Azores are a three and a half hour flight towards the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Some 600kms from North East to South West (wide). Approximately nine islands , population of 245000 and is 1600 Kms west of mainland Portugal. Miguel had worked as an hairdresser in the U.K. and Vancouver. He is a man with a tremendous grasp of scissoring. Not surprising with his light touch he easily picked up the skills of servicing a Scissor- sharpening, Honing, balancing, tips alignment and fitting a new stopper. Miguel a really nice, intelligent man takes our Scissor machine and accessories back to Ponta Delgado in a couple of days. We wish him well. He was also trained how to sharpen dog, horse and vetinary clippers and Knives. So please people of the Azores support him- he will do a Professional job for you.
Happy New Year Senor Moniz
Full permission to produce this “posting” which will be sent to Facebook was granted by my new valued customer Mr James May. On James’ s card it says “Service, sharpening and repair” he needed to learn quickly from my company how to Sharpen and service Dog/Horse Clippers and the many types of scissors for Dog Groomers, Equestrian , Vetinarary + Hairdressers, Barbers, Hairdressers and etc. I say “quickly” with reference to Horse Clippers especially because Horse Clipping season is about to start ( and last for the next six months). So we got down to it and James proved quickly why he is the Managing Director – a clever and dextrous man, quickly grasping all that I showed and described to him. We discussed the idiosyncrasies of different types of clippers – Andis V Öster V Wahl V Aesculaps etc and Titanium Scissors V Cobalt V Stainless Steel. I am certain James will be a great success in this market. I ALWAYS SAY THE SAME TO trainees – Go home watch the training DVD’s and PRACTISE. PRACTISE PRACTISE. then you won’t need me again. For anyone needing more information on this or other sharpening subjects please contact www.franklandgrinding.co.uk
PIERS came up from Hemel Hempstead to purchase the Wolff Industries Ookami OGS-TAS Scissor Sharpener. His wife is a dog groomer and they had had enough of so called sharpeners ruining their Clippers and scissors. Consequently Piers brought with him six or so of his wife’s scissors and 8/9 clipper blades. Firstly before buying the Scissor machine he needed to see that our machine would effectively fully Service Mrs Lawrences’s scissors. After that was achieved Piers, although he could not buy it at the moment wanted me to show him how clipper blade sets are dismantled,cleaned,sharpened, cleaned, oiled and re-assembled.
After doing all this we tested all his equipment. They were perfect !,
Jeff was back with me after a period of absence-this time to Collect his Clipper Blade Sharpener and to have detailed, Professional in depth training. Some of the training had already been achieved thanks to modern technology and original thought by Frankland Grinding Products. When he arrived herewith his wife Jane he had been obliged to study the theory of sharpening and just as important : how to strip down clipper blades, how to clean them, sharpen , lubricate and reassemble and TEST them.
Jeff was obviously very keen to get this right and soon mastered the basics. We did several blades together and they tested perfect.
So we wish Jeff well in all his endeavours. People in Essex get in touch with Jeff ( of Dunmow, Essex) or contact Frankland Grinding for his telephone number.
Thank you Jeff for visiting Frankland Grinding Products. Maybe next time to learn Knife Grinding skills.
THIS IS EXCELLENT NEWS FOR ALL EXISTING AND NEW CUSTOMERS who sharpen Dog and Horse/Sheep Clippers.
We have received written evidence of the following from ; possibly the biggest sharpening companies (whom we trained one year ago.) biggest by far in the U.K.
First let me say with MOST Clipper honing machines the plate lasts for MAXIMUM 300 to 500 blades per side-then you need to have the plate resurfaced (approx cost including postage fee Pounds Stg 18q. 0) or buy a New Plate at £350 upwards.
The AF/CAN honing plate lasts for up to 6000 Blade sets, possibly more !
In one week Pets at Home sharpened 281 Clipper Blade sets = 13488 per annum !! Approximately two honing plates, so if you are looking for VALUE FOR MONEY contact Frankland Grinding Products on (00 44) 07853 367 143. This company have now got two AF/CAN; one Ookami Scissor Sharpener and one Scissor Corrugator/Serrator from Frankland Grinding Products.
You will receive a SINCERE Welcome.
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST :
POSSIBLY THE BIGGEST SHARPENER OF CLIPPERS IN EUROPE SENT US AN E-MAIL TODAY ( THIS CUSTOMER USES TWO AF/CAN HONING MACHINES DAILY) IN WRITING THEY SAID THEY HAD SHARPENED SUCCESSFULLY 6500 CLIPPER BLADE SETS SETS ON ONE OF OUR MACHINES. THIS IS VARIFIABLE. THE PLATE STILL HAD LIFE IN IT TO DO MORE BLADES.
MOST CLIPPER HONING MACHINES DO UP TO 500 Blade sets PER SIDE OF A DOUBLE SIDED HONING MACHINE.
RECEIVED-ANOTHER CALL TODAY FROM A MAN WHO USES ANOTHER MAKE OF MACHINE: HE WITNESSED OUR MACHINE DO A BLADE TO PERFECTION
IN 20 SECONDS- HIS MACHINE TAKES APPROXIMATELY THREE MINUTES TO DO THE SAME JOB.
DO YOU WANT VALUE FOR MONEY ????
Jeffrey Morris who formerly sold protective clothing and steel toe cap safety shoes ( still does) could see in Essex a lack of people who can Service /Sharpen Professional Scissors- right and left handed plus thinning scissors/ texturising scissors etc. So Jeffrey drove the 200 miles or so to FRANKLAND GRINDING PRODUCTS ,Accrington to have Professional Training with Arthur Frankland. One day of more or less five hours of theory and Practise and Jeff had learnt the basics. He brought some blunt scissors with him. Later we serviced them.
Of course Jeff gave Arthur permission (GDPR) to print this article. We now hope as a result of this that Essex people will now become aware of Jeff’s New facility.
In the past few days I had the pleasure of training Maurice , who had intention of learning how to Service & Sharpen all types of Professional Hairdressers/Barbers Scissors ( left and right handed) Dog/Horse and Veterinary Clippers and all types of Kitchen and Chefs Knives. Maurice had spotted a hole in the market e.g. the lack of a Professional sharpening service in his area. And of course this is a new career opportunity for him which if promoted and marketed intelligently will keep him quite busy and he will be answerable only to himself. Maurice is a Key Cutter and Shoe Repairer. The combination of these two complimentary jobs will keep Maurice very busy. HEELS AND KEYS is the name to look out for in the Rotherham , South Y orkshire area.
Of course Maurice gave me full permission to print this article.
Good Luck Maurice
all spare parts and new Professional Scissors available.
Kristjàn Segursson and John came from ICELAND last week for training how to sharpen/service Dog Clippers, Horse and Barbers/Vetinarary Clippers; all types of Chefs Knives and all types of left and right handed Hairdressers and Dog Groomers Scissors. Two very practical hands on and friendly Icelandic men. Their knowledge of the English language was fantastic. That’s good because the Icelandic language is not one of the languages that I have learnt. They stayed in the Swan Hôtel in Whalley which was very much to their liking. I taught them all the theory of sharpening and then I personally sharpened several clippers, scissors and Knives , then I put them to work. After each job that they did I tested the clippers on dog hair, a test mat and special hollow string, scissors were tested on single ply tissue and then on human hair. Whilst I was training them a chef came with his (blunt) Knives which we sharpened. All was great. I hope to visit Kristjàn and John in Iceland in the future. Now I must concentrate on getting all their machine well packed to go to Iceland. Tvö Gott Fólk.
In compliance with current legislation full permission was granted for FGP to produce this article. My wife and I met Carol and her friend Sue in bello Sorrento,Italy some two years ago where we discussed amongst other things our careers. Carol’s daughter Lenice manages an already successful company in Leyland area called The Fur Stylist, Dog Groomers. but, getting her clippers and scissors sharpened to perfection was often a problem. I proposed to Carol doing this work for her daughter , Carol decided after some considerable thought coming to me for Expert Training and to purchase our AF/10 Clipper Honer and Wolff Industries(U.S.A.) Ookami Scissor Sharpening System. For which FGP have European exclusivity. ……….so Carol was fully trained by Arthur and loves the work and it shows ! I believe Carolwith her Professional Marketing background will soon be marketing Professional Scissors and Clippers for the Equestrian world as well as dogs. So local people support her -please ! GET SHARP with Carol !!