Tip for Groomers Using Paper Appointment Books
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Finished pins versus unfinished pins on our brushes & slickers:
For those that don’t know what that means-
Typically pins that are set into a slicker brush backing are cut off blunt & straight at the tip as the wire is fed through the cutter machine.
They are then bent into a staple like shape, and pressed or fed tip first through the brush backing or padding.
Some manufacturers add the pins a little differently, but that’s basically how it’s done.
Pin brushes are created a little differently though as their pins puncture the back pad singularly and are not double thread.
The blunt cut wires and pins that are not finished or rounded off, can be incredibly sharp on the tip. This can cause coat stretching and breakage and skin irritation.
Finished pins when looked at closely will have a small dome or rounded tip on each pin to help with slip through the coat, to help with anti-static, anti-breakage, etc.
Personal preference is how we usually select our brushes, but this is why certain brushes from manufacturers can have a higher price tag as well as the ergonomics of the design and the quality of the materials.
But they do make a drastic difference when using one over the other.

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