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Dennis's Tips & Tricks

In this series of professional sharpening education videos Dennis Brooks, NBTSG Master Sharpener, and owner of Sharp Edges and Hamaguri USA, shares over 50 tips and tricks that he has learned over the years to help sharpen more effectively and efficiently.  Dennis covers topics including scissors, clipper blades, tools, gadgets, technique, and sharpening equipment.  Here's the link to Dennis's Tips & Tricks video.

EZ-Vex Series

In this series of professional sharpening education videos, NBTSG certified Master Sharpeners Jesse & Dawn Hockett, owners of Shear Precision Sharpening, share their knowledge and experience with the EZ-Vex Shear Sharpening System to show how to sharpen convex and bevel scissors and offer time-saving sharpening tips.  Here's the link to Shear Precision Sharpening's EZ-Vex Series.

EZ-Vex Sharpening System

In the Innovative Sharpening Solutions' EZ-Vex Sharpening System videos, Master inventor Mike Borsch shares his knowledge of sharpening techniques using the EZ-Vex Sharpening Machine and various training aids that he developed. Mike talks about basic sharpening techniques that can be used with any machine and demonstrates how to use the EZ-Vex to sharpen convex and bevel shears and thinners.  Video link.

Service Fromm & Jaguar Shears

How to service and sharpen Fromm and Jaguar shears. Learn the tips and techniques for servicing Jaguar and Fromm shears and scissors from Josh Freund. Josh Freund of Chicago is the official warranty sharpener for Fromm and has extensive experience sharpening Fromm and Jaguar shears and scissors. This was a presentation at the National Beauty Tool Sharpeners Guild (NBTSG) Convention in Memphis, 2013. Here is the link to the NBTSG's video.

Be A Tweaker Not A Breaker

This is the best and most comprehensive explanation on how to create the right set or alignment of beauty, barber and groomer scissors and shears. Learn from the Chairman of the Certification Committee for the National Beauty Tool Sharpeners Guild how to tweak the blade without breaking the blade. This is a how to bend scissors guide on how to align scissors and shears from the expert. Dennis Brooks is a second generation sharpener.  Here is the link to the NBTSG's video.

NBTSG Keynote Presentation

Hear and see the 2014 keynote presentation by Michael Torgau from Jaguar Shears in Germany. This is a 2 part DVD and has the following information: 

  • Learn how and why different edges, blade radius and more are created 
  • How Jaguar Shears are made in the factory in Germany
  • Watch video of actual manufacture of scissors in the plant
  • Hear Michael answer questions from sharpeners

Here is the link to the NBTSG's video.

How To Sharpen Thinners

How to Sharpen Thinners and Texturizer Shears with Davi Wayne-Disney of Cut Right Sharpening. Recorded at Sharp Fest 2015, by Sharpeners' Report at its trade show for professional sharpening entrepreneurs. Sponsored by the SR Newsletter. Visit to subscribe to the SR Newsletter or purchase this video on DVD.  Here is the link to the Sharpeners' Report's video.