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A pleasurable day when Ann and Sophie arrived for training to complement the team at Pets at Home, Stoke-On-Trent. The girls arrive at 1000 and left at 1500. They both had different levels of experience with Groomers Scissors and Clippers. Most clippers that their company use are : Andis, Öster and Wahl . They were both familiar with assembly of Clipper blades so we concentrated our efforts on their Sharpening/Honing. Ann had some experience of this, but these were the first “combs and cutters” for Sophie to sharpen. After her initial (natural) nerves Sophie rapidly learnt the skill,the speed of sharpening and the pressure need of the fingers on the blades (approx 1200 Grammes) . Pets at Home purchased another AF/CAN CLipper Honer and left Frankland Grinding Products with the machine.
Then we spent time Sharpening Professional Grooming Scissors, correct sharpening angles, different types of scissors- in Titanium ,Cobalt and Stainless Steel. How to correctly replace a bumper ( between the handles, correct balance and making sure the tips meet.( no cross over, no gaps at the tips). How to de-burr after sharpening etc.
A rewarding day for all concerned.