Private Scissors Sharpening Training School

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Learn how to sharpen shears from award winning shear expert and teacher Bonnie Megowan. You will be amazed at how easy it is to learn this lucrative and rewarding skill.

Scissor sharpening training is available on any flat hone type sharpening equipment, although the Scimech Scissor FlatHone is our specialty. The scissor sharpening training school instruction will be customized to your learning style, skill level, experience and concerns. Because of the simplicity of the Scimech clamp, the instruction level of our video and our systematic teaching system, you will learn in just eight hours. That short learning time can be verified by talking to the many sharpeners we've trained in our scissor sharpening class. If you feel you need more training, you may stay for as long as you like and practice on our shears, work with us in the field as we sharpen, come back later and practice or work in the field all at no additional charge. We also highly recommend our various tune-up clinics held throughout the year even if you are sharpening successfully. Look for additional advanced sharpening classes and seminars. 

What You Will Learn in Scissor Sharpening School

  1. Operation and care of the Scimech Scissors Flat Hone
  2. Basic shear knowledge and terminology
  3. How to determine the correct angle
  4. Convex sharpening and bevel edge sharpening
  5. Repair of bumpers and scissor mechanics
  6. How to sharpen specialty shears, thinners, knives, nippers and more
  7. Marketing tips and suggestions

You Will Receive Free with Your Scissor Sharpening Training School

  1. Training manual and articles. 
  2. Additional articles and information 
  3. Factory certification diploma
  4. Free listing for twelve months on the Bonika Shears website (with purchase of Bonika Shears sample package )
  5. Special pricing on a Bonika Shears sample package
  6. The Scimech Essentials of additional supplies include: 
    1. Sumo Shear oil (2)
    2. White polishing compound
    3. Ceramic Hone Stone
    4. Water bottle
    5. Microfiber cloth
    6. Diamond spray 1 micron
    7. Nagura stone
    8. Kitayama Combo waterstone 1000 / 4000 grit
    9. Mat for the water stone
    10. Buffer for deburring
    11. UFO tool
    12. 6 X 2 coarse diamond stone from DMT for flattening the waterstone
    13. Practice scissors - 2. Convex and Bevel
    14. Repair Kit, contains 6 finger rest, 6 bumpers, 12 washers and 6 screw-in bumpers in a case
    15. 2 Additional Videos
    16. Cheat Sheet with steps to sharpen
      (with purchase of a Scimech Machine ) $300.00 value.
  7. Affiliation as a Bonika Warranty center for repair of Bonika Shears and other lines of shears we private label. (If you purchase or own a Scimech Machine )

Scissor Sharpening School Location Typically the sharpening training is held at the Bonika Shears office in 
Snellville, GA (just outside Atlanta.)map link.

Shear sharpening training classes can be done at your location with special arrangement. On-site scissor sharpening training classes would have an extra $150.00 per travel day cost plus all travel expenses for the trainer. Additional person during the scissor sharpening training observing is at no charge. If they want hands-on scissor sharpening training, additional cost is $300.00

When you order this scissor sharpening class,we will send you the Training Library Videos to watch before you come. These will be sent as a DVD set or a promocode to download.  Also please watch the Youtube videos at this site before you come.

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Download a FREE information package for details and the class syllabus

FREE peek preview. Stop by for thirty minutes of free instruction to see how quickly and easy shear sharpening can be.


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6 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Jeff on 25th Oct 2018

    As someone with several degrees in teaching, I was completely impressed with not just your sharping but your teaching skills.

  • 5

    Posted by Skylar on 14th Apr 2017

    Had such an awesome day! Thank you very much for your most respected instruction.

  • 5
    Makes common sense

    Posted by Robert C. on 9th Sep 2016

    The way Bonnie trained me and her equipment it is easy and just makes common sense on how to sharpen. I am very comfortable when I sharpen. It was worth flying from Hawaii for training.

  • 5
    Very helpful

    Posted by Jayson C on 29th Jul 2016

    Just took my training and Bonnie was great. She was able to break it down very easy for me and had lots of patience. I feel confident to walk into my first salon when I get home. Can't wait to make some money!

  • 5
    Thank you

    Posted by William Hillyer on 13th Aug 2013

    Thank you to the Bonika family for your hospitality and frienship during my training the past couple of days. I feel I have gained a basic knowledge that I can build into a good career in sharpening and sales of your fine products. Also, thank you for the fish symbol used as your trademark. It has been used by Christians before the times of Christ to identify our faith and today sets a standard of behavior and expectations from businesses that use the symbol. Your family is a asset and model for others to follow.

  • 5
    training was very professional

    Posted by Marty Hjortland on 13th Aug 2013

    Thank you for the wonderful experience at your headquarters. The training was very professional and in a comfortable setting. I am anxious to get my machines and start putting into practice what I have learned, thank you so much.

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