Commonly asked questions and answers.
You can always email me at Brucesharp1@yahoo.com
if you have any question about sharpening of your clipper blades or scissors, instruments or need service on your clipper.
Mailing and Shipping (98%
of my customers send by mail): Bruce's Sharpening, PO Box 41, Maxatawny, PA 19538. Return shipping costs will be close to what it cost you to send
them to me. For UPS, Fed-Ex use 15868 Kutztown Road, Maxatawny,
PA 19538 street address. Sometimes the street address will come up unknown, ignore that, it is my street
address and UPS and FedEx are here weekly.
How long does it take to get blades and scissors sharpened? Often
the same day as received but it can be 1-2 or more days due to Holidays, weekends or just too
much work. Starting in May of 2013 our post office is going to be open only 4 hours a day down from 8 hours a day I've
Priority mail will get your blades here from Florida to New Hampshire in 2 days and California 3-4 days. The cheapest shipping
from other states than PA for blades, scissors or small clippers is the Priority
Mail Small Flat rate box or the larger Padded flat rate bag. Shipping is $8.50 (changes as post service
raises rates) for that size box from anywhere. These and the Regional box A, B are also available on line
and will hold more and send for less. For Larger items the Medium Flat Rate box and the Large Flat Rate
box will save you money. Send on Monday, get back by Thursday in many cases for the East coast. Work received
on the weekend will likely not be shipped until Monday due to short 2 hour Saturday postal hours in my area. If you are not in a rush that is helpful to know so I can schedule appropriately.
long have you been sharpening? A couple of decades, I've gotten pretty good at it!
you service clippers? Yes.
Turn-a-round is often same day for “tune-up.” Includes cleaning, oil and greasing and replacing
the common parts, which I stock for most clippers. Clippers should be completely serviced every 6-12 months or when problems
develop. You should do cleaning of accumulated hair daily. I service Andis, Oster, Laube, Wahl, Lister.
Note that not all models of clippers have parts available. Some brands are made in China and parts are often not available.
New models usually don't have parts released by manufacture until they become out of warranty or make it in the market place.
Clippers under warrantly should be returned to the manufacturer's service centers.
does it cost? See Price Page. Note: Additional charges may be necessary to correct badly sharpened work
–something I’ve seen too much of. Please note that I sharpen both the cutter and the comb blade. Some short-cut
sharpeners just slide out the cutter blade and sharpen only ½ of your blade set - cheap yes, good no.
else do you sharpen? Surgical and Dental instruments, knives and many other items for locals that need a sharp edge on their tools
such as pruners, hedge trimmers, carbide saws.
How Do I Ship?
Wrap each blade so they can't bang metal to metal or teeth may be broken and the blade lost. A blade box is
best but secure the lid! Protect scissors points so they can't penetrate the package. Paper padded bags
work but don't put too many in them or the weight may burst the bag. Boxes are better. Zip bags can trap moisture and
cause blades to rust. Note: I have blade boxes and scissor cases. Inquire if you would like
these - email me at email@example.com.
Do I pay? Payment can be by PayPal, check or money
order and Credit card. I accept Visa, Mastercard and Discovery credit cards. Some groomers prefer
to send a signed check which I fill out the amount and send back a copy of the filled out check. There will be an invoice in the returned package – Payment
is due within 2 weeks of receipt but I appreciate quick payment!
do I get there? For those close enough
to drive, my home & shop is located directly on State Highway 222 in the middle of Maxatawny village, Berks County, PA.
(Between Kutztown (4 miles N) and Allentown on Rt. 222 A.K.A. Hamilton Blvd from Allentown). On the right coming from Kutztown
and left coming from Allentown.
When are you open? Pretty much all the time if you are dropping off! or picking up.
I have a drop/pick-up box located outside the garage, it's open 24/7. If you want to phone call between 8 am and 7 pm
EST. Email anytime. I prefer Email over phone as I don't have time to answer the phone and talk for long. Email
I can answer at my leisure and give better and more detailed explanations. I sharpen blades and scissors and
repair clippers full time.
If you have any more questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to working with you.