Fromm Shear Information
Fromm Premium Shears
Wipe your shear blades daily with a soft, dry cloth to remove moisture and
fragments of hair. Put a drop of oil between the blades and behind the set
screw, then open and close the shears several times to work the oil into the
shear. Wipe the blades clean.
Following cleaning, check the blade tension. Grasp the finger handle slightly
above the ring. With your other hand, pull the thumb handle so the blades of the
shears open completely (the thumb handle will be up and the finger handle will
be down). Now, release the thumb handle and allow the weight of the handle to
close the blades. If the blades do not close or do not close enough for the
cutting edges to overlap, gently jiggle or shake the shears. Blades should begin
to fall closed.
The tension is correct if the blades remain mostly open with no
more than 3/8" of the cutting edges overlapping.
The tension is too loose if the blades close completely or more
than 3/8" overlap. To tighten, turn the screw clockwise 1/16th turn (equivalent
to approximately 3-4 minutes on the face of a clock). Retest tension as
described above. If blades are still too loose, repeat tightening.
The tension is too tight if the blades do not move or do not close
enough for the cutting edges to overlap. To loosen, turn the screw
counterclockwise 1/16th turn (equivalent to approximately 3-4 minutes on the
face of a clock). Retest tension as described above. If blades close completely
or to more than a 3/8" overlap of the cutting edge, they are too loose. Follow
the directions for tightening, then recheck tension.
Store your shears in a dry place. Avoid dropping or bringing shears in contact
with hard objects. Most important: use the shears only to cut hair.
prolong the life of your shears and to maintain top cutting performance, we
recommend that full-time stylists who use their shears daily sharpen them once
every 6-9 months.
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