Equipment care

TIPS ON YOUR EQUIPMENT CARE

HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR SHEARS/SCISSORS

Lubricate your shear daily, by using 1 or 2 drops of oil to the pivot area of your shear (between the blades) and around the screw area. Then you work your shear several times to flush out the pivot area – wipe off excess oil and debris.

To adjust your shear do the following:

  • Hold the thumb blade in one hand with the point toward the ceiling. With the other hand lift the finger hole ½ way up and let it drop – the shear should close no more than ½ of the blade.
  • To adjust the shear use a screwdriver and turn the screw to adjust or adjusting knob RIGHT (clockwise) to tighten or LEFT (counter clockwise)to loosen — going very slowly.
  • Reset your shear and refer to steps A & B
  • After you have adjusted your shear you may test cut by using 1 ply of Kleenex facial tissue. Hold the tissue up and cut (Don’t force the blades together) – have a nice day and repeat steps A thru to D in a few days.
  • If the tissue folds or slides out of your shear grabs the tissue it will not cut properly and should be professionally sharpened and serviced

Authors Larry Brook, Dennis Brooks and Scott Stonecipher.

Sharp Edges Hamaguri USA

HAIR AND ONIONS

WHY I NEED SHARP EDGES ON MY SHEARS

By Larry Brooks Recognized Grand Master Sharpener

By the National Shear Sharpeners Guild USA

  • Sharp shears cut through hair like a knife cuts through an onion.
  • When using a dull knife to slice an onion, the onion is crushed. You cannot get a clean even cut. The slices are uneven. The crushing of the onion causes you to have tears.
  • We can take the same knife and sharpen it with a good professional edge. The knife will now slice through the onion without crushing.
  • We can now slice the onion to give very thin slices.
  • The blade is no longer crushing the onion. By using a sharp knife we no longer have tears.

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