Paul Rafferty was already sharpening professional scissors- big time ! Just by observing him it was apparent he is a talented and skilful man. He arrived here on Monday 7 November to learn how to sharpen/service all types of clipper blades-combs and cutters. I had a selection of many types of Dog Clippers(Andis, Oster, Wahl and Aesculaps) plus Horse and Sheep Clippers. I am compelled to say Mr Rafferty was a quick learner- which made my job as teacher much easier. Paul and Kerry his wife run a successful business in Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Paul bought the Model AF/CAN CLIPPER HONING MACHINE from my company. This machine is now sharpening all types of clippers with Clients all over the world. Many years ago Paul bought the Wolff Industries (USA) machine model OGS TAS from Frankland Grinding. We are the Exclusive European Distributors for Wolff . His Model AF/CAN will be delivered by Parcel Force on Thursday. Enjoyable day !
Well……. I was en route to Portsmouth to get the ferry for France when Tony rang to ask for re-Training. He described his previous training has “not being good” with some company ( (I don’t know who) in the South West. So as he was only some 40 miles or so from the Ferry terminal I decided to go and help him. He has my AF/CAN honing machine and the Ookami that he purchased on some website. They were second hand but in super condition after I had replaced his damaged honing plate. Also he has a knife grinder.
His wife Yasmeen grooms up to 18 dogs per day with some eight employees at Cannine Cuts in the New Forest. Tony and I spent two and a half hours together sharpening/servicing Andis and Oster clippers. We “got on ” great together, good chat, good coffee etc
Tony purchases a few attachments which will be very useful to him: especially our cutter on comb pressure gauge- this enables one to re-assemble the cutter on the comb at the correct pressure of 3 to 3 1/2 lbs per sq inch.
Good Luck Tony you know how to contact me if you need me. I left him with 1 kg of White 220 grit honing powder THE BEST for the job.