Essential scissor guide from Clipit Grooming that provides you with valuable information. When you start out to become a dog groomer, one of the most important pieces of equipment you will use is a professional grooming scissor. There are literally hundreds of types of scissors on the market, ranging from the very expensive high standard finishing scissors, which give a truly expert cut, to the more affordable, basic varieties.
Grooming scissors are very personal and can be addictive, ask any Master Groomer to show you their collection!
With scissor purchasing along comes a mind daunting offering which can be very difficult for a newbie and a established groomer to understand. In this guide we try to make scissor information easy to follow with valued advice for when you go buying.
All grooming scissors are made with STAINLESS STEEL that is manufactured in either Japan, Germany, China, India or Pakistan. The steel made in Japan is regarded as the best scissor steel in the world and is better known as a Convex edge. The edges are very thin and sharp, allowing the groomer to cut effortlessly.
German steel is very hard, usually too hard to sharpen to a razor edge. Known as a bevel edge, these scissors are not angled the same as a Convex and should be sharpened differently. Many come with a blade serration, that helps grip the hair instead of pushing it forwards. The bevel edge is found to be more noisy than Convex but is very durable. Pakistani and Indian steels are the poorest quality and do not sharpen or hold an edge well.
The most important thing that you should look for in a scissor after you have established what quality of scissor you want to purchase, is how it FEELS, not just in your hand, but how it feels to your whole body. The wrong scissor can contribute to CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME, TENDONITIS, BURSITIS, ROTATOR CUP, and other hand, arm, shoulder, neck and back problems. The right scissor can prevent these problems.
The factors that make a good scissor are:
- WEIGHT - LENGTH - BALANCE - HANDLE CONFIGURATION
Check out our selection of dog grooming scissors, Click Here