See what people are saying about Rapid Edge .
I have been in the scissor sharpening game over 10 years. After
6 years of trying to work out how to properly sharpen scissors, and
failing, I saw the RES on the net. After discussion with Roger,
and a sample of the work sent to me, I then decided to fly to the USA
from Australia to have a look for myself. Within 30 minutes of
trying the RES I knew I had to buy it, as the quality of work was so
much better than I thought possible. I purchased it there and
then, making sure to take it home with me. This was the best
business decision I have ever made. The RES has turned by business
around from near bankruptcy to very profitable. The clients love
the in salon service, and more so, the quality of work I consistently
put out. The RES has performed flawlessly since day one and still
Peter McLean, Rapid Edge, Victoria, Australia
Thank you for the Rapid Edge Sharpening Machine. With it I do
consistent excellent sharpening. The scissors are always razor
sharp. They ALWAYS cut any test medium. It is very easy to
duplicate the manufacturers original cutting edge. The only time I
have a problem is if the scissor is bent or otherwise damaged.
I have had your machine for almost 4 years. There was not one
day that I could not work with the machine. During that time we
repaired only one part on the arm that was becoming loose. It was
still usable but you replaced it. Oh, yes, you did send me an
upgrade of the dial because the original housing was plastic and you
said the new metal ones would last longer.
I have been sharpening since 1981. During that time I have seen
a lot of sharpening equipment. Yours is the best by far.
When I came to look at the RES I had no intention of buying another
machine. (I didn't even bring a check book.) When I saw how
it worked, I gave you all the money I had on me for a deposit.
The machine is durable, portable, works fantastically, and always
creates quite a stir when stylists see it. After using it for
almost 4 years I must say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for inventing
Best regards, Sidney Rubinstein, CA
Just a note to say thanks for your help in starting my own scissor
sharpening business. Attached is a copy of my Master Scissor
Sharpening Certification by the National Shear Sharpening Guild (NSSG).
This is the fruit from your training.
In January 1999 I came to your factory and attended your workshop on
scissor sharpening and repair. The class went beyond just
sharpening. I use many of the techniques every day in salons.
In November 1999 I returned to Las Vegas NSSG meeting for more
training and to compete in the Shear Sharpening competition.
Sixteen people competed and only six passed. I had one of the
highest scores. I am now a member of the guild and can use the
designation of "Certified Master Sharpener". People were
amazed to find out that I had only been sharpening for ten months!
By business would not be as successful as it is today without your
machine and training . . Many Thanks.
Dellaria Salon in Lexington was so impressed with the sharpening job
and professionalism of my company, they talked to their manager, who is
sending by business cards to the corporate office to distribute to the
other Dellaria Salons in the next payroll mailing. I told them I
wanted to stay "local" as they have places all over the place.
. . . . That made me quite proud! (you can be too!)
Bud Raithal, Diamond Edge
I just wanted to let you know that all is well. My break
through finally came on Wednesday. I set my record best day,
sharpening 34 pair. Thursday I did 33 pair. It truly is
amazing how effortless it is when you've got the recipe down.
Again I want to thank you for making such a bitchen machine.
Nevin Brandau, Brandau Bros. Scissor Company
I have been working the Denver side of the state very hard and things
are going VERY well. The Rapid Edge system just kills the
competition. Once I sharpen the scissor that stylist is
mine! I am working harder now that I ever did in the medical
profession and I am enjoying every minute of it!
Ed McBurney, Eddie Mac's Colorado Rapid Edge
|The moment I saw Roger's machine I was
sold. With having seven years background as a tool and die maker I
knew this was the way to go. Sharpening hair cutting scissors is a
challenging job, but yet a stress free lifestyle. The Haircutting
Industry is full of great people, it is a pleasure to sell and service
their tools. In every salon you visit you become part of their social
environment. What a great life!
Frank J Hall Jr., Hall Rapid Edge
Got home safely. I was able to put my machine in an area behind
class so I could keep it safe from damage. I had a long wait at Newark
but I got
into the Presidents Club and was able to get some sleep and read my
for hour and hours. Ha ha. You won't believe it but John Cleese was in
Presidents Club. What a coincidence! I didn't ask him about his parrot.
I have already sharpened some of my wife's old scissors and she can't
how they are now.
Once again I wanted to express my thanks for your kindness and for
your skills and knowledge with me. I am delighted that I chose to take
course and acquire your wonderful system. You are a very good teacher
and I will
try and live up to the Rapid Edge name. Good luck for your future
inventions and I hope you don't give it all up when you get your #1 hit
I will be in touch to order some scissors in the near future.
We have received the machine in the afternoon and for the same occasion
I'm sending you some pics on the river sailing by captain Roger.
Thanks for everything.
Junhao & Huong.
Just a quick note to tell you how much I appreciate your
support of the NSSG this year. Rapid Edge is a great team of
Professional Sharpeners that truly understands the value of on-going
training. It was such a pleasure to meet, talk and work with you
and your group!
We look forward to seeing your group next year.
Keep-up your great business!
Karen Tanner, President J.S. Fleuridas Company
I hope you remember me (Ilka from Chicopee Mass). I
just had to tell you that I enlisted the services of Chris from Worcester
for my salon - what a great job!!!!!! I will refer him to other
salons in the area. . . . . thank you for having trained him so
Montreal Cosmetology Show -- March 2003
I just had to write and tell you,
once again, how much I love my nippers and scissors since you
sharpened them! I've been in the nail business almost 24
years and have never found a nipper sharpener that I was happy
with. Now, I can finally say that I am VERY happy.
In the past, I would get back the nippers, after a
sharpening, in worse condition. They just would not last
or be as sharp. They never achieve the same sharpness they
originally had when I bought them. I was always told,
before they would sharpen my nippers, that they only sharpened
scissors and they couldn't guarantee if they could do the same
for nippers. Their sharpening machines were designed,
specifically, for scissors not nippers. I gave it a try
anyway. It got to be very expensive.
I was thrilled reading my Nail Pro magazine to see your photo
and the sharpening machine you designed for straight manicure
nippers in mind. I looked you up on the internet and saw
that there were several businesses using your machine that lived
closed to my side to he country. I decided to go with the
inventor, who could be better? I was right! We never
actually spoke, before I sent my "supply" of accumulating
nippers and wrap scissors. I went ahead and paid with a
postal money order all the fees in full and waited for a phone
call or a package of sharpened implements. I didn't wait
long (an incredible 8 days!)
My nippers, even the broken (curved) one you placed with two,
and scissors are EXCELLENT! Brand NEW! I can't wait
to tell all my friends about your amazing service and machine.
I have finally found an honest business owner/inventor, who
delivers (very quickly) precisely that service he advertises.
You are the BEST!! Thank you so much.
Emmeline Bryson, Owner/Master Nail Technician, Riviera Nail
Things are going well WELL. I had a $700
Saturday! And I'm goin back out there in a few hours. I'm doing BIG salons and
lovin it! All I need is one customer and inevitable I end up spending 3 to 5
hours....I can't get over how good my sharpening is. I'm getting a reputation.
To wit: My wife's friend was getting her hair done.... during the visit she
overheard the stylist talking about me. They said the new scissor guy is
Dan Blackowski in northern New Jersey
Thanks for sending me the supplies
so quickly. I also appreciate what a great mentor you have been to
enclosed a check for $1000.00 for deposit on machine. I spent some
time with Casper at Eickert's yesterday. he demonstrated the machine
and made me feel right at home. They think a lot of you and I feel
I'm making the right choice.
Thank you, Gary
Thanks for the training, hospitality
and mostly the machine, it is all you said it was and then some!
Overbuilt in the finest manner. I had several pair of
absolute junk shears to practice on when I got home, using the
techniques you taught me I put them through one trip around the
machine and they were amazingly sharp, first time! I
thought they were pairs I would normally "walk away from" but
since they were given to me without any hope of results I gave
them a try, unbelievable! I arrived at your shop having
never sharpened a pair in my life and left there with a machine
and a knowledge base that will allow me to excel in this
business. The "Fixture" on your machine is a work of art,
complex design, simple enough for a teenager to understand and
Thanks again, I never questioned or wavered on my decision to
put up the money to buy the best. I was not disappointed,
I did the right thing. Take care and keep you posted as my
Your Friend, Bret Baggett
Practice is going great. I'm
much more relaxed now.
I went to a JCPenney salon last Saturday. There were 3
stylists. 2 had old old ICE scissors that were really worn
and had never been sharpened. 1 had an old pair that just
said JAPAN. The ICE shears came out really sharp and the
girls were very happy. The JAPAN pair was much better
metal and was really easy work with. They came out great
too. Everyone was very happy, including myself. 40
minutes (including set up, sales pitch, pack-up) = $75.00 cash
in my pocket. COOL!!
I'll hit a few more on Saturday. Thanks Roger.
This is going to work out great. I think I may have 3
future people/students for you also.
|From the discussion forum called "The SharpNet",
In defense of Roger's Rapid Edge machine, I was a very tough
convert, but have to admit, that the machine does perform better
than most anything out there. It is very precise and fast.
Even our factory guys like them and I have 4 more on order.
(Don't tell Roger that I praised him, because I would never hear
the end of it! :-)
Uwe Eickert, Arius-Eickert Co., Inc.
1st Summer Barbecue - 2003
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