What are stoppers or bumpers on a dog grooming scissor?
The bumper or stopper is an integral component of a dog grooming scissor and is located on the thumb hole of a scissor. The bumper is on all makes and models of scissors and on both right handed and left handed dog grooming scissors.
Why is the stopper an important part of the scissor?
The bumper/stopper is designed to allow the dog grooming scissor to close fully and come to rest in the correct position.
Stopper/Bumper in Place
The Correct Blade Closed Position
When the bumper is in situ, the blades will close fully without crossing over one another and the cutting edges will cut the dog's coat correctly.
Stopper/Bumper Has Fallen OUT
The Incorrect Blade Position
If the bumper/stopper falls out, the blades of the scissor will immediately cross over one another on closing and will fail to cut the dog's coat entirely. The crossing over will lead to damage of the cutting edges on the blades and negatively effect performance of the scissor.
What should a dog grooming do if the bumper falls out?
If the bumper does fall out and is not lost, it can be manually screw back into place and tightened to ensure that it is securely in place.
If the bumper is lost after falling out, a dog groomer MUST not continue to use the scissors, as the blades will now cross over, will potentially cause damage to the blades and the scissor itself.
How can a dog groomer help prevent the bumper fall out?
The bumpers are liable to loosen over time and can fall out, so it is highly recommended that a dog groomer should always ensure the bumpers are tightly fixed in place before using to help prevent them from falling out.
If the bumper can not be located, a dog groomer should contact with their scissor sharpener for a replacement or contact Abbfabb. Abbfabb offer replacement bumpers which are sturdy and user friendly. For more details, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.