To ensure that each dog grooming scissor has a long-lasting sharp cutting edge, keeping them sharp is an essential part of any dog groomer's business as dull scissors, when used, can cause untidy trims and fatigue, making it harder to get the best results when cutting every time. Sharpening the dog grooming scissors on time, will make a big difference in their performance and longevity.
There are additional vital practices which it is advised a dog groomer follow in order to maintain and preserve the dog grooming scissor's longevity.
One of the most frequently asked questions is 'How often do dog grooming scissors need be sharpened?' The general rule on how often dog grooming scissors should be sharpened is approximately between every 4-6 months. This does depend on the individual scissor itself and how often the dog groomer uses that particular scissor.
In the following cases a pair of dog grooming scissors should be serviced and sharpened:
It is highly advised that a dog groomer should NEVER attempt to sharpen their own dog grooming scissors with a knife sharpener or similar. It is very likely that they will cause permanently damage to the cutting edge of the blades and the scissors themselves.
Dog grooming scissors are made from various types of metal and there is specific engineering involved in their designs. In order to sharpen properly and safely, a dog grooming scissor sharpener requires in-depth knowledge of scissor engineering and the specific equipment. It is recommended for a dog groomer to opt for a professional dog grooming scissor sharpening service for best results.
How to choose a Dog Grooming Scissor Sharpener?
When researching a trustworthy dog grooming scissor sharpener, it is highly recommended to considering the following:
A dog groomers collection of dog grooming scissors is an expensive part of the job, so to ensure that the scissor sharpener which is chosen, understands all dog grooming scissors, respects them and knows how to sharpen them according to their specific tasks.
At Abbfabb Grooming Services Ltd, we work with Andrew Rattray, owner of The Gay Blade Professional Sharpening Services. This is a professional sharpening service for all domestic and professional dog grooming scissors, pet grooming scissors, clippers and clipper blades. All dog grooming scissors and clipper blades are also fully serviced and are returned safely and sharper than before.
Andrew is always more than happy to answer queries you may have, so if you do have any questions, please either contact our sharpening engineer, Andrew Rattray on 07939363800 or message Andrew at The Gay Blade.