PetEdge is commited to providing educational instruction and value for our product selections. Shears provide pet groomers a valuable tool and their importance in the grooming salon cannot be matched. Our resident groomer, Audrey Vogt, gives a clear, detailed explanation of the Master Grooming Tools™ 5200 Series Shears. Our Guide to Shears is an excellent resource for a full understanding of the type of shears best suited for you and your salon.
Straight Shears: Ideal for all around scissoring. Standard straight shears have a narrow blade that is suitable for light or fine coats. Wider 88-style or Filipino-style shears are ideal for coarser, heavier coats or pre-bath applications.
Curved Shears: Curved shears make it easier to scissor in rounded areas. Shorter curved shears are ideal for topknots and tails, while longer curved shears are great for shaping the barrel of a Standard Poodle.
Thinning Shears: These shears have a cutting edge on one blade and teeth on the other. This allows the blade to cut in a slightly irregular pattern, which provides a more natural, varied look than a straight scissor cut. Shears with less than 40 teeth are ideal for bulk thinning. Shears with more than 40 teeth are better for blending.
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