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Shear sharpening class / school in Chicago August 14, 2018

Learn to sharpen in a small group setting. This school is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Limited to 6 students!

Class is $400.00 each  


Quality Inn - Midway

7353 S. Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60629 Phone 773-581-5300

This hotel has free breakfast and free shuttle to and from the Midway airport.


This class is the basics of sharpening. Great for the first time sharpening or as a review or refresher. 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Taught by Bonnie Megowan of Bonika Shears.

  • The basics of shear sharpening on a flathone
  • Learn how to recognize a bevel and convex edge
  • Understanding the rideline, it's significance and how to address it
  • Discussion of alignment and pivot screw adjustment
  • Angle selection and customizing the edge for your client
  • Convex Shear Sharpening demonstration and practice
  • Beveled edge shear sharpening demonstration
  • PVD coated shears
  • Lefties 
  • Thinning shears and texturizers
  • Repair and correction of other sharpening
  • Trouble shooting
  • Hands-on practice
  • Marketing and setting up your route (Gene Megowan) 
Each class includes free downloadable videos (a $200+ value) and a  "cheat Sheet" which is the condensed version of the step by step process used to sharpen shears as well as a certificate. Watch the video to see what you might expect.  
Want to look and see for no obligation? Stop in for free for one hour. 


Can you really make money sharpening scissors?

How many beauty shops are in your area? Did you know that beauty shear sharpeners can earn a serious income? Work full or part-time and earn over $200.00 per day. Stylist pay immediately $20 to $30 per shear with cash and credit card. They have an average of 4 shears sharpened two to three times per year and buy more shears from their sharpeners. This is a one person business opportunity with little or no overhead and very low start-up cost. Travel and set-up inside the beauty salons, no need to buy a van.

Do I need equipment to sharpen on?

You will need some type of flathone machine for sharpening shears. If you need to purchase a machine, the machine we recommend is the Scimech Flathone You may wait until after the class to decide if you wish to purchase the Scimech, but we need to know if you need us to bring a machine. The Scimech and additional supplies will run approximately $3800.00. However, most people start out with an inventory of shears to sell which is not required.

What about clipper blade sharpening?

Blades are sharpened on a different piece of equipment. We can train on blade sharpening the day after the shear sharpening class. Please contact us for pricing and arrangements.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

The tickets are non-refundable but transferrable.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We have your records.


What is the refund policy?

The tickets are non-refundable but transferrable to another person or another time.


Can I bring someone?

If the extra person is there to observe, they are welcome at no charge.If they are coming and want hands-on training, the second person is half price if there is room in the class.


Do you finance the machine and training?

 We work with Innovative Leasing and PayPal Credit. They will finance your training, equipment and shears to sell.

Product Videos

15 Steps in Shear Sharpening (03:13)
The 15 steps of sharpening Japanese type convex edge shears by Bonika trained, Scimech equipped sharpeners. Details of all the steps are available. You help me create more videos when you LIKE, SUBSCRIBE and SHARE http://www.bonika.com
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