Monday, August 1, 2011

The Wolff STAT Tool

I get a large number of requests for information on this new tool for adjusting tension on clipper blades without having to take the blade all the way apart. I thought a video would be more clear than just a write up. Here is how the Wolff clipper blade tension adjusting STAT Tool works. It's simple to use, will speed up adding tension to blades when sharpening clipper blades, and works great. If you'd like to purchase this tool call Wolff at 800-888-3832. The part number is WCL0001 and the price is just $24.10. See how it works below:

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Great Wolff Show

Didn't get to post this yesterday. Jason with Edge Pro did an awesome job! Excellent class on adjusting the Andis Master Clipper.

This was a wonderful show. Thanks to all that came out! There'll be a full write up June's On The Edge.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Scissors Sharpening and Sales Presentation

I was up after Bob at Nebraska Blades.

After me was Bruce. He was great! What a wealth of sales knowledge!

Great show so far. More coming soon.

Nebraska Blades at the Wolff Show

Bob from Nebraska Blades is off and running at the Wolff Scissors and Clipper Blade Sharpening Show. Excellent presentation!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hello Dallas

Will be in Dallas this evening getting ready to set up for the Wolff Show this weekend. Hopefully, if I have access, I'll be able to shoot out a few updates about the show. Keep an eye out.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Wolff STAT Tool

Wolff’s New Clipper Blade Tensioning Device

I wrote an article in the January Issue of On The Edge about Wolff's new Spring Tension Adjusting Tool for Clipper Blades (STAT for short). This tool will allow you to add tension to a clipper blade’s spring without having to take the whole clipper blade apart. Here’s some info about it:

The New Wolff Stat Tool

The T-Bar design of the tool allows you to apply force with little effort. It also has a ramp built into the end to use to force the spring back up to replace the cutter blade. Here’s a run down on how it works:

How to Use the New Wolff Stat Tool

Start by slipping the cutter out of the clipper blade (See the picture below). On occasion the blade guide will pop off when you do this. If it does, be sure to put it back on the spring before you replace the cutter when you’re done.

Once you have slipped your cutter out, use the STAT Tool to torque the right side of the clipper blade spring downward as shown in this picture below. Be sure to seat the spring all the way into the slot! You don't want to twist the bifurcated end of the tool out of shape.

Once you’ve twisted the first side of the spring downward, flip the blade around and do the same to the other side of the clipper blade spring.

Now that you’ve added your tension, use the ramp built into the end of the STAT Tool to lift the spring up so the cutter can be replaced into the blade.

That’s it. Pretty simple. And actually it can be even simpler. One of the sharpeners that purchased the Tool already just slips the cutter to one side of the spring and then adds a little tension, then he slips it back the other way to add more to the other side. Even faster!

This is a great time saving tool. I'll be shooting a video about it soon, so keep an eye out for it.

If you'd like to order a STAT Tool from Wolff. The price is just $22.95 and the part number is WCL0001. Give them a ring at 800-888-3832.

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Hate Sales Prospecting?

Hate sales prospecting? Change your attitude. How you start your day has a great impact on how the day goes. I've finished a write up on this topic today over at Interaction Sells, my sales blog. Go take a look and see how you can improve your sales prospecting by changing your view of it. Click here to view the post.

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Monday, January 31, 2011

The First 2011 Wolff Show

Wolff has scheduled their first show for the 2011 season. It will be held on Saturday May 7th and Sunday May 8th at the Crown Plaza Park Central Suites in Dallas, Texas.

The show times will be 9am - 6pm on Saturday, and 9am - 3pm on Sunday. There will also be a separate vendor room that will be open each day so you can spend time with a number of our supporting vendors. The price to attend is just $89.00 if you sign up by March 24th, and then $109 thereafter. The price includes access to all seminars and the vendor room.

Speakers will be Bob Schiessl, Bruce Nihart, and myself. We will be touching on all aspects of sharpening shears and clipper blades, business growth, and increasing sales.

Seating will be limited to just 50, so sign up right away to get the discount $89 dollar rate and your seat. If you have any questions, give Wolff a call at 800-888-3832. Looking forward to seeing many of you at the show!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Nebraska Blades and the Hira-To®

Wolff just announced on the Hira-To® Blog that Nebraska Blades is now carrying the Wolff's newest scissors sharpening unit. To view the post, click here.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

How Shears are Made

Great video showing how shears are made! Note all the hand work that goes into a pair of shears along with the automation. Many beauty shears require even more hand work. Videos like this dispel many of the myths and rumors that shears have twists "purposely" worked into their edges and "specific" edge radius. While all shears have some form of edge radius, most don't have an "exact" edge radius because of the hand work. The same holds true for twisted edges. This too is due to the hand work and will vary from shear to shear. Questions? Shoot me an email at Let me know what you think of the video. I think National Geographic did a wonderful job. I've worked many of these machines myself at some of the companies that manufacture shears for Wolff Industries.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Some Wolff Close Outs

Wolff has put two of their industrial style shears on close out, the Silky and the Cozic. Both are excellent shears and are great for gifts. Here's a couple of pictures and a link:


Click here to view the Close Out Page on the Wolff website.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lucky Hare's New Website

Just a heads up that George Harris, owner of Lucky Hare Shears, just redesigned his website. It's a nice clean site that's easy to navigate. To take a look, click on the link below:

If you decide to take a peek, be sure to check out his scissor care page. If you're interested in the Lucky Hare line, give George a call (He's a super nice guy), or give Wolff a call. It's one of the top lines they carry.