Abbfabb Grooming Scissors offer a wide range of dog grooming scissors specifically designed for left handed dog groomers. The left handed scissor collection includes the latest Straight scissors, Reversible curved scissors, Blending Scissors and Texturising Dog Grooming Scissors.
Historically, left handed dog groomers have found it difficult to source quality left handed shears as they either simply do not exist and/or are very expensive to make.
If a left handed dog groomer uses a right-handed scissor, this can harm the grooming quality and the calibre of the finishes, can cause damage to the scissors and cause unnecessary aches and pains to the dog groomer. This is because the cutting edges of the blades for a right-handed scissor are on the opposite side. As a result, the groomer will find that they have to apply a lot of pressure to cut the blades to cut, which will blunt the edges very quickly and potentially damage the scissor.
Suppose the dog groomer uses the scissors upside-down to ensure the cutting edges are on the right side; this will mean that the groomer is not getting the full benefit of the scissor and, again, can cause issues for the scissor and the dog groomer.
The advice is if the dog groomer is naturally left-handed, the groomer must always use left-handed scissors. It will help them learn the art of dog grooming using the correct scissors, help build their confidence and help create wonderful grooms: happy dogs, happy customers, and happy groomers.
How to tell a Right-Handed Scissor from a Left-Handed Scissor?
It is important for a dog groomer to choose a dog grooming scissor with the correct hand orientation. Whilst a scissor should be clearly labelled if it is a left handed dog grooming scissor, it is handy to know how to tell the difference between a right handed scissor and a left handed scissor.
So, to put in shortly, when compared to right-handed scissors, left-handed scissors have their blades ‘switched.’ On a right-handed scissor, the top blade has the handle type and the finger rest pointing towards the right, with the bottom blade housing the thumb hole.
On a left-handed scissor, the blade, handle type and finger rest are top blade but pointing to the left, with the bottom blade housing the thumb hole. A tip to help spot the difference is to note which hole the bumper rests on. It will always rest on the thumb hole and be part of the handle on the bottom blade.
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