Today Thursday 17 May 2018 I had people from Pets at Home for detailed training in the maintenance and sharpening of Pet Groomers Scissors. This is consequential to my visit and presentation at PETS AT HOME headquarters at Stoke on Trent.I will, in due time be training all their sharpeners on Scissor maintenance and later maintenance and sharpening of all types of Dog Clippers-Andis,Oöster and Wahl etc Claire had done a little sharpening before but John was completely new to it. We sharpened straight, curved,ergonomic and left handed scissorsof various lengths. After five hours with they were ready for their return journey to Stoke on Trent- a lot the wiser.
Now they both need to start practising immediately whilst it is fresh in their minds.
Sharpening Scissors and Clippers.
I was called to Kelly’s Salon by her mother Debbie . I also met Marie and Fred the dog and others. Kelly can be reached on 01254 775505 and 07914 078032. I sharpened all of their clipper blade sets and as it was my first visit I asked them to test each one, the same applied to their many scissors. They were delighted and said they were so happy to have met me.
They promised to contact me again when they next need sharpening up- ………..that’s what I do……. Keep people sharp !
Just returning home from Ireland and Scotland, Mrs Sue Biggs needed her Clippers & Professional Scissors sharpened,balanced and serviced.
I arrived at their “paradise ” home and met Sue and Andrew her husband. Sharpened all her Andis clippers, straight and curved scissors + her thinning scissors. Sue is also a mobile hairdresser.
Job well done ; another happy customer, was paid and went on my way.
Sue said she’d call me in 2/3 months when she would need me.
Always a pleasure to visit this special customer who has become a friend. Alison is the owner of this busy business on Monton Road Eccles, Manchester. I have kept Alison sharp for several years. She uses a variety of dog clippers, including my own that she purchases from myself (FGP) , Oster, Andis & some Wahl. She also bought a variety of FGP Scissors and thinners. On this quarterly visit I sharpened and serviced sixteen clippers and five of her scissors. A good coffee was offered to me as I walked in through the door.
Alison’s business like all groomers relies on extra sharp , professionally set up tools. She works with her well trained assistant – the two of them seem to “gel” perfectly and in my opinion they have a fantastic relationship with all breeds of dogs.
Drank my third brew had a sandwich and left them ready to attack their day’s work. Everybody happy………as usual.
I have been servicing “Jo’s” Barber shop for many years. I even sharpened and supplied him with scissors at his previous location some fifteen years ago. I particularly like doing work for him because he is kept constantly busy , therefore he uses his cutting and texturising scissors immediately with his clients. Also Joelikes me to have a constant supply of “Wahl” combs and cutters (clipper blades). Unlike some barbers he likes to fit the blades, after oiling into the head of the clipper. He also, periodically buys new Japanese Cobalt or Titanium Scissors. Every Hairdresser or Barber has different preferences when choosing a scissor, such as lighter ones weighing not less than 50grammes up to heavier ones , up to 65 Grammes. Also there are some five different lengths ranging from 4 1/2″ 5″. 5 1/2″. 6″. and nowadays 6 1/2″ plus the added factor of left handed scissors in all these weights and different lengths. So FGP keep in stock very large numbers of scissors.
Everything done successfully , having drunk Jo’e’s excellent coffee. I left-Joe happy working away- me happy. A la procaine visite !!
On Friday 18 March I visited Birch Pet Hôtel in Heywood Lancs by the M66. I was met by Robert and Mary.
The purpose of this visit was to sharpen/service their Aesculeps Dog grooming clippers and sharpen several scissors.
During this time I received their excellent hospitality. Really nice genuine people. I then showed them my range of scissors and clippers. They bought two quality scissors at excellent prices. Robert booked me in for another maintenance visit in three months. It is advisable for clippers and scissors to be re-sharpened in a busy groomers every 3 months. All work done everybody happy-until the next time!
Every three or four months I visit Gemma and colleagues to sharpen their scissors and clippers-Andis & Oster blades. I also supply new clippers and scissors.
This was a very busy visit as they had lots of blades and it had been difficult to get there due to the bad weather etc.
Tested all their blades,as usual before handing them back- they all functioned perfectly.
Muddy 4 Paws are moving premises soon. Everybody happy so I took to the road.
Quarterly visit to David Thomas Hairdressers-Preston. I serviced some eight professional hairdressers scissors and made them aware I also sharpen the blades and install them for their Wahl clippers (Also I did their Texturisers).
Been visiting David Thomas for some ten years and always receive the “red carpet treatment” in the form of good coffee and sincere courtesy.
Happy David- Happy Arthur !