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Why train with Hamaguri USA? 

* Dennis assembles the Hamaguri Advanced Convex Sharpener in our offices in Decatur, IL, therefore, if an issue arises he is just a phone call away. It doesn't get much better than talking to the manufacturer himself.

* Dennis still actively maintains his sharpening route on a daily basis. He services a vast area in Central Illinois

* Dennis continues to participate in seminars/classes to improve his sharpening skills

* Dennis has over 20 years of sharpening, he obtained his Master Sharpening status in 2008 and has maintained it ever since by re-certifying on a regular basis. He has also been a judge for the National Beauty Tool Sharpeners Guild (NBTSG) since it started in 2009. He has been 

training since achieving his Master Sharpeners status.

* All of our Hamaguri equipment is American Made

Questions to ask yourself...

Is your trainer a Master Sharpener? If so, when was the last time they were certified?

Is your trainer actively still working out in the field sharpening every day?

Is your trainer/manufacturer just a phone call away?

Is your equipment American made?

Training Information

Training at Sharp Edges/Hamaguri USA is customized to each individual and their needs, based upon what each person may already know and/or would like to learn. The training at Sharp Edges/Hamaguri USA is here to better equip individuals in the art of sharpening to learn a new career or to enhance your current sharpening service. Below are just some of the topics that may be covered during your training with us. Each training session is determined by each individuals needs and understanding of the process. Each day starts by 8:30am and will end around 4:30pm. We break for lunch and lunch is on us.

Clipper Blade Training

Identifying all the Parts of a Clipper Blade

Setting up of the Clipper Sharpening Machine

Clipper Blade Sharpening for Various Types-- Machines Automatic or Manual

Clipper Blade Maintenance

Clipper Blade Assembly

Clipper Blade Problem Solving and Identification

Practical Hands On Experience

Shear Sharpening Training

Identifying all the Parts of a Shear and their Importance

Proper Training on Both Convex and Bevel Shears

Shear Repair & Maintenance

Shear Identification

Shear Problem Solving & Troubleshooting

Practical Hands On Experience

Identifying set issues and how to correct them

Hands on in bending and hammering techniques

Hands on in serration - corrugation

Clipper Repair/Maintenance

Basic Repair on Andis & Oster Clippers

Clipper Maintenance

Clipper Identification

Practical Hands On Experience

Clipper Part Identifications

Additional Take Home Information

Wholesale Information on…

  • Shear Distributors
  • Shear Part Distributors
  • Clipper Blade Distributors
  • Clipper Blade Part Distributors

Business/Marketing Information, What Has Worked For Us…

  • Which Accounting System We Use
  • Accepting Credit Cards
  • Tracking of Sharpening Orders
  • Mail Order
  • Taking Payments for Shears
  • Route Tracking

Places You Can Go Sharpen

Copies of Past Sharpening Articles

Continuing Education Information

Contact Information


519 W. Grove Rd., Decatur, IL 62521


[email protected]





Dennis & Tonya Brooks

Local Hotel Information is Available Upon Request

Training Cost

Flat-Hone Sharpening: Used for convex and bevel edge high quality shears.

Clipper Blade Sharpening:  Used for sharpening a wide range of clipper blades.

Training Cost is $1,000 per day

Recommend 2 days of training for Convex Shear Sharpening

and 2 days for Clipper Blade Sharpening

Have more questions about training? Let us know.

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