Scissor sharpening

 

 

To ensure your Leaf scissors are maintained in tip top condition send them to our recommended sharpening & servicing partner Prosharp sharpening Service. Resharpen reuse and recycle it is what they do, and they have been doing it for over 20 years.

To support LEAF mission, Prosharp will plant a tree for every order they receive.

All scissors can be serviced and sharpened. After serving the Hair industry since 1997 Prosharp can give this guarantee…

100% "Total satisfaction without question or your money back"

Regular servicing extends the life of your scissors, keeps them a joy to use and enables you to be creative and inspired by your work. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that you are reducing your carbon footprint.

 

How often should I get my Scissors sharpened?

It is recommended that if you cut between six and eight clients with wet hair a day using Japanese steel/convex edged scissors, they should be serviced every six months. If you do the same numbers but cut dry hair service every four months. It soon adds up. We recommend servicing 6 monthly or as soon as damage occurs.

How do I tell if they need sharpening/Servicing?

If you notice any of the following then its worth getting in touch:

    Pulling hair

    Not slicing or cutting

    Will not balance

    Folding hair at the tips

    Tired aching hands

We would recommend that you first check the tension of the scissors, to ensure this is correct.

Is There a test I can do to check if the scissors are due a service/sharpening?

The Test

    Take a single sheet of toilet tissue

    Separate the two halves

    Take one of the halves and wet it

    Hold it in one hand and try to cut it

Sharp scissors cut and slice. Blunt scissors tear or fold the tissue. Sharpening and servicing is now due to prolong the life of your scissor. It is not a good idea to cut paper with your scissors because it blunts them, but if you are testing because you are worried about sharpness it is probably time for a service anyway.

 

Can you tell me more about the sharpening/Servicing process?

 The Scissors are dismantled, cleaned, inspected & tested for defects and damage. Then sharpened and hand honed using a combination of modern and traditional methods. The best equipment, professional abrasives and polishing compounds are used throughout this process. Blades are then reset, and any parts replaced if needed. They are reassembled oiled balanced and tested again for perfect function before dispatch back to you.

 

How much does it cost for this service?

all the prices below are inclusive of  signed return post and vat

Any make or type of blade:- includes all thinners - left handed  & re-serrations as required.

Prices

One scissor £25

Two scissors £40

Three or more £18 each

Ceramic scissors any make type or amount £25 each.

Clipper blades include with your scissors £9 per set.

Prices include Vat & Free post Royal Mail signed for return delivery to your chosen address.

How do I pay for this service?

Send them with a cheque or postal order made payable to Prosharp

We can also send you a payment request by email when we have serviced your scissors.

How can I send the scissors to you to be serviced?

You can send them for Free! Download and print the label below to send via Royal Mail 1st Class confirmed return delivery.

 

If you require compensation in case of loss above £50 please add the special delivery cost to sharpening price. (Might be a good idea if they are expensive or a lot of scissors?)

 

If you decide to send via special delivery then here are your price options and details of level of cover:

Special Delivery Prices. 

Compensation in case of loss or damage with Royal Mail Special delivery

Scissor Amount

To £500

To £1000

To £2500

1or 2 scissors

£6.85

7.85

9.85

3 to 12 Up to 500g weight

£7.65

£8.65

10.65

 

You can use your Free post envelope with special delivery, just take it to the post office and pay the extra. Pack securely and please ensure tips do not pierce the packing.

Send with your postage details to :-

Prosharp Sharpening & Sales

29 Prospect Place

Hayle Cornwall TR27 4LU