Cricket Shear Sharpeningfeaturing Cricket
One of the most important tools in a stylist's arsenal are shears. And keeping them sharp is crucial for executing your vision flawlessly. Pros know Cricket as a trusted professional shear brand, but did you know they have expert craftsmen who can sharpen and recondition all major shear and thinner brands? Cricket can even sharpen and recondition shears that have been serviced by other sharpening services. With their easy mail-in service, you can cut out any confusion or hassle and stay on top of your cutting game. Not sure if you need to have your shears sharpened? Here's a few questions to help you find out.
Do I need my Shears Sharpened?
Are your shears tugging at the hair when you are cutting?
If yes, your tension could be too loose. Adjust the tension, and if the tugging continues, you need to have your shears sharpened.
Is your client uncomfortable or blinking hard with each cut?
When shears are not sharp enough, they have a rough performance and unfortunately, a “rough” experience for your client.
Is your hand getting sore or tired during a cut - more than normal?
This could be a result of a dull blade, which requires more effort on your part to do your job.
If you answered yes to one of the questions above, Cricket recommends that you have your shears serviced.
Is there anything I should check before sending my shears to Cricket?
Check the tension settings first. Some problems are easily fixed through proper tension adjustment. For example, if hair is bending instead of cutting, the tension is too loose. Simply tightening the tension may resolve the issue without having to send your shears in for servicing. How do you know if you've set the tension properly? To test, hold your shears with the tips upward. Lift one handle up so the blade is at a 90 degree angle and let the blade fall closed. If the blade falls and closes completely, the tension is too loose. It should close about 2/3 of the way. If the blade does not close about 2/3 of the way, the tension is set too tight.
How often should I have my shears sharpened?
Cricket recommends your shears be serviced every 6 months to 1 year depending on the usage. Note that colored or chemically-treated hair will dull shears faster than untreated hair.
What does Cricket's process include?
Cricket has a 7-step process to sharpening and reconditioning your shears:
1. Shear inspection
2. Hand honing
4. Cosmetic polishing
5. Cleaning and lubricating
6. Tension adjustment
7. Quality control testing to ensure precision hair cutting
If needed, Cricket will replace the Finger Rest/Tang, Finger Rings, Washers and for Centrix Branded Shears, Centrix's exclusive bumper/closer.
How do I send in my shears?
Visit Cricket's website for more information on their simple mail-in process. Their goal is to service and send back all shears within 24 hours of receipt. They are returned free via USPS and take 2 to 3 days to arrive back to you.