Dog Grooming Shears
Dog groomers have specialized needs when it comes to shears. To do this job, you need many different, specialized, high quality tools, that also need to remain affordable for two reasons:
- Groomers need many different tools.
- Dogs have a lot more hair than people, and so a groomer’s tools see more use, and wear out quicker. The hair is also quite different.
We meet that need by selling top notch grooming shears at unbeatable prices. Want to know how we do it?
Special Price $79.99Made with high quality Japanese 440C Stainless Steel, 10" cutting shear, available with straight blade. Features include an off set handle style, one single removable finger rest and gemstone tension knob. Leather case and shipping included with purchase. Learn More
Special Price $79.99Japanese 440C stainless steel shear available in sizes 4.5 or 5.5" inch. This shear features an offset handle, soft rubber finger inserts for comfort, single removable finger rest, and an adjustable tension knob. This shear also gives you the option to customize your shear by selecting between black or pink tension knob and finger inserts. Fantastic quality!!!! Learn More
Special Price $79.99Made with Japanese 440C stainless steel, 7.0'' professional cutting shears. Designed for optimal comfort and durability. Features include an offset handle style, large thumb opening, single permanent finger rest and flat adjustable tension screw. Key for adjustments, leather case and shipping included with purchase. Learn More
Special Price $79.99Made with high quality Japanese 440C stainless steel, professional grooming shear designed for maximum comfort, durability and efficiency. Features include an offset handle with hand-forged, engraved designs, embedded blue jewels, a permanent finger rest, flat adjustable tension knob and a convex blade for a smooth run. Available in 7.0'' or 8.0'', with either a straight or curved blade. Key for adjustments, leather case and shipping included with purchase. Learn More
Special Price $79.99High quality, high carbon Japanese 440C stainless steel, available in 6.5", 7.5", 8.0", 8.5", 9.0" or 10", with straight or curved blade. Designed for optimal comfort, efficiency and durability with an offset handle, blue gemstone adjustable tension knob and fixed finger rest. Leather case and shipping included with purchase. Learn More
Special Price $59.99Made with Japanese stainless steel, 7.0'' professional cutting shear. Features include a thin blade, lightweight feel, even, opposing handles, one removable finger rest and adjustable tension knob. Available in straight or curved. Key for adjustments, leather case and shipping included with purchase. Learn More
Special Price $74.99Made with high quality Japanese 440C stainless steel. 8.0" professional cutting shear. Designed for optimal durability and efficiency. Features include a black rubber handle for a better and a more comfortable grip, adjustable tension knob and black clicker plate. Leather case and shipping included with purchase. Learn More
Special Price $44.99Made with high quality Japanese 440C Stainless Steel, professional cutting shear. Features include a serrated blade for an extra smooth run and long lasting sharpness, an opposing handle style, flat adjustable tension screw and one single permanent finger rest. Available in 7.0" or 7.5". Key for adjustments, leather case and shipping included with purchase. Learn More
Special Price $34.99High carbon, high quality Japanese 440C stainless steel, 6.5” straight flat finished cutting shear designed for optimal comfort, efficiency and durability with an opposing handle, flat adjustable tension screw and removable finger tang. Leather case and shipping included with purchase. Learn More
Special Price $69.99Made with high quality Japanese 440C Stainless Steel, professional cutting shear designed for an extremely smooth cut. Features include an offset style handle, one single permanent finger rest, blue clicker plate, and matching blue adjustable tension knob. Straight shear has holes cutout in the blade to reduce friction. Available in 6.5", 7.5" and 8.5" with straight or curved blade. Leather case and shipping included with purchase. Learn More
The Industry Secret
We all buy our shears from the same few factories in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Germany, Spain, and China. Shears Direct shears are the same shears you buy for $300-$2500 from high end shears retailers who have hugely marketed branding and ad recognition. They’re from the same factory, the same assembly, the same worker, and sold from the factory for the same price.
When you buy an ultra expensive shear from these retailers, you are paying for many marketing teams all over the world, for ad space, both digital and traditional, and for traveling trade show sales people to buy expensive booth space, hotels, flights, and of course their salaries. We have none of those things, and pass all the savings onto you.
Beautiful packaging, logos, and ads cost a lot of money. Seriously consider whether you really care about buying that part before you spend your money.
With us, you can pay a quarter of the cost here on our website, to get the same high quality shears that you normally buy from the premium brands of the industry.
What you Need to Look For
Grooming shears are different from regular hair cutting shears. The extremely fine hair, the lack of cooperation from the fluffy clients, the angles, and the significantly higher volume of hair means that certain important quality requirements need to be met, and ergonomic features need to be included in order to make a shear useful for dog groomers.
A grooming shear needs to have certain features in order to be effective.
- 440C Steel: A grooming shear needs to be either 440C steel in order to be hard enough to hold a good edge for an acceptable amount of time. Even better options are proprietary Japanese steels, like the Hitachi steels.
- Beveled Edge: The best grooming shears have a beveled edge. Good shears are normally sharpened with either a bevelled edge, or a convex edge. The convex edge makes a gentle curve from the spine of the blade down to a razor sharp edge. The bevelled edge is honed into the blade in a straight line, making a clear delineation between the blade and the edge. While the more expensive convex edge is often preferred by stylists because it has a smoother cut, the bevelled edge holds up longer to the high volume of coarse dog hair that groomers have to deal with.
- Adjustable Screw: A good grooming shear will have a screw that you can adjust by hand or with a tool in order to change the tension on your scissors. Be careful with this, as over tightening your scissor can create unnecessary wear on your scissor blades and affect the life of the tool.
- Weight: Even a small difference in weight can make a big difference when you’re holding a tool at strange angles for eight or more hours a day.
You might see some of these features in a hair salon shear, but they are much more important for grooming pets. Groomers are at great risk of inflammation, seized muscles, and carpal tunnel, so it is very important to minimize stresses on your body and posture in this line of work.
Here at Shears Direct, we have everything you need. Hundreds of different kinds of shears, of different lengths, different handle and thumb options, and even a great selection of left-handed options, so that everyone can get the quality they need at a price that they can afford.