LEARN TO SHARPEN
you think education is expensive….Try EXPERIENCE”
over 26 years experience sharpening only hair scissors, and obtaining
training from some of the top sharpening technicians throughout the
world, Roger Kaye; President of Rapid Edge Inc., is uniquely qualified
to teach the “art of scissor sharpening.”
When you choose to become a Rapid Edge Affiliate, you
will train “one on one” with Mr. Kaye.
His approach to training is to follow a proven, carefully
measured and thought out method of sharpening. This method, combined
with his high accuracy, state of the art equipment can propel you to the
top echelon of sharpening technicians in a very short time span. Mr.
Kaye uses pictures, physical models and other proprietary devices and
techniques to train his students.
The course is four days in length and is held at the
Rapid Edge facility in South Glens Falls, NY.
During the four days, you will not only learn how to sharpen, but
also how to obtain customers, conduct business, and how to maintain your
customer base. Mr. Kaye’s
experience will prove to be invaluable for the new sharpening
technician. He has first hand knowledge about what works or doesn’t
work in getting, keeping and doing business.
course description is as follows
Your first day is a shortened day. [9am-3pm]
Information overload can be a detriment to learning. After 3-4pm
you will go back to your hotel and read the (approx. 50 page) Rapid Edge
The first 2-3 hours is a comprehensive look
at your new machine. You will learn how to do routine maintenance,
cleaning, and abrasive changes. How to hold and load the blade for
sharpening and proper hand and body position for efficient use of the
system is demonstrated.
The rest of the day consists of an in-depth study of
how and why scissors work. The concepts are simple in overall terms, but
somewhat complex in terms of visualization. Mr. Kaye uses physical
models of blades to show how and why scissors work. The use of pictures
and high magnification apparatus ensure that even the most novice
student will get this basic knowledge.
Day 1 is reviewed and careful attention to your
questions is given. It is of great importance that you understand the
basic principles of a scissor. Following this review, you are then
instructed on how to sharpen a basic beveled edge. This is the easiest
edge to establish. Depending on how well you do, you may advance to more
complex edging techniques. During day 1 there will be other aspects of
More review and practice on beveled edges. After this
review, you are then instructed on how to create the more advanced
“Convex” edge. This is the edge used on the very high end hair
scissors. More information on setting blades, corrugating edges, doing
lefty scissors, repairing bad work and various other items is discussed.
Again, review is key to understanding and repetition
is key to success. The last
day is more practice on both convex and beveled edges. The day usually
ends by 4-5pm. If transportation to the airport is needed, you will be
taken in time to go through security.
To date, no one has been denied the ability to bring his or her
machine as “carry on” in the airplane. Mr. Kaye will see that your
machine goes with you on board. If not, he will gladly ship it to you
via FedEx or UPS overnight delivery. This will be an additional charge
for the shipping, but it is better not to check this important piece of
equipment into baggage.
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