Gain a deeper understanding of your grooming tools from a tool master. Learn how to choose the right tools for you and how to properly maintain them to help you become a better groomer and save you time and money by keeping your tools working at their best and extending their life at the same time. Nick Sklar from Whitman’s teaches the ins-and-outs of scissors, clippers and blades, and dryers – the trifecta of grooming tools!
He goes in-depth into the differences between beveled, convex, and semi-convex scissors and what they are good for, proper fit, what to look for in quality shears, sharpening, and recommended daily care. He discusses the differences in the varieties of blades, attachments, and clipper types, typical clipper troubleshooting, and how to properly maintain your blades and clippers. Nick also goes over the different dryers available and the pros and cons for them as well as ideal dryer care and maintenance to keep them working their best.
GM of Sales and Operations at Whitman’s Sharpening, Nick Sklar was raised at the sharpening wheel. With more than twenty years of experience working with grooming equipment and the people who use it, Nick is an expert in proper equipment selection and care. He has done extensive research with top scissor companies and assisted with product design for several brands including Chris Christensen and Whitman’s products.
Thea Scioletti –
5* because 10 was not available.
I took this course because I like tools. I’ve taken A LOT of tool courses/seminars and Nick you were amazing.
Knowledgeable, Easy to follow, thorough, and while you may have been offering a few items that are proprietary – I was not of the mindset that anything was being pushed.
Overall – Nick should do All tool seminars as I truly found his and Groomhaus’ hands down the most informative.
If you are wondering if its worth it – YES. Stop over thinking and sign up for this course.
Shirley Robertson –
I learned so much that I didn’t know about scissors and care of equipment! Well worth the time!
Tamara Stoner –
I learned so much about scissors I never knew. Thank you nick! What a great class. I recommend this to every single groomer! Wish would’ve been taught these things 20 years ago!
jacklyn pavlinic –
Wow! He is so knowledgeable! learned so mych!
Gail Kingrey –
I had no idea how much there was to know about scissors & sharpening them.. Nick is so knowledgeable.
Nicole Thompson –
What an amazing seminar. I learned so much. I now know what I’m purchasing when buying shears. Also what to look for when finding some to sharpen my stuff. Clipper and blade/shear maintenance was great too.
Lindsey Simpson –
Nick is so knowledgeable and it is always great to be able to learn from him.
Angie Aguilar –
Learned a lot about my tools and dryers and how to maintain them things I’ve never known and I’ve been grooming for 15 years