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Sharpeners Workshop and Supply Fair 2015

admin : December 11, 2014 3:14 pm : Educational Events, Marketing Sharpening Services, Training Blade Sharpening Business

2015 Sharpeners Workshop and Supply Fair
When: Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17: 8am – 5 pm Saturday, April 18: 7 am – Noon.
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Education Options: Perfect Edge will offer a commercial knife sharpening class, with a tour of a restaurant knife sharpening operation nearby. NBTSG and IBSA will offer shear certification opportunities. Grinding Wheel Tech Talk, Clipper Blade and Beauty Shear sharpening classes will be offered, and more! Many classes will be free; some noted below require an extra fee. Saw and Tool sharpeningbusiness roundtables, Marketing, and Route Management discussions will be offered.  A Saw Hammering Workshop will be held nearby at South East Tool. Registration is now open.  To view Educational Tracks, Semi-Private and extra fee seminars,  and tour opportunities, read on.


Business Track for All Attendees

  • Marketing to Grow Panel Discussion
  • Software / Technology for Small Businesses Round Table Discussion
  • Route Management Round Table Discussion
  • Mobile Sharpening Rigs Photo Share, Round Table Discussion
  • Sell Tools! Add revenue Panel Discussion – Call for Volunteers!

Saw & Tool Track

  • Abrasives Tech Talk, Wayne Wheeler, Advanced Super Abrasives
  • Tool & Saw Sharpening Machine Maintenance
  • Invest in Automation Panel / Industrial Knife Grinding

Shear Track

  • Certification on Shears by NBTSG: Judges Insight: How to successfully certify.
  • Shear Convex Sharpening with Dennis Brooks, Sharp Edges
  • Shear Knowledge: The Basics, Gene Megowan, Bonika
  • Shear Ride Line Talk with Jim O’Donnell, Wolff
  • Thinner Shears Sharpening Workshop, Davi Wayne-Disney

Clipper Track

  • Clipper Blade Repair –Basics Overview
  • Clipper Blade Sharpening 5 n1 Blades and/or Lg. Animal Blades – 2 speakers

Knife Track

  • Farmers Markets Round Table Discussion
  • Knife Sharpening Demos / General Q&A Class – 2 speakers
  •  Knife Sharpness Testing Activity

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Industry Events

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Jan. 17, 2015 – Georgia Beginner Shear Sharpening with Bonika equipment, Clipper Blade Sharpening with Tim Lau. Instructors Bonnie Megowan will cover beginner shear class. Fee $250 per class, or $300 for one. Register on EventBrite.
March 14-15, Illinois Seasoned Shear Sharpening Refresher course with Dennis Brooks in Decatur, IL. Semi-private class size 4-6. Fee: $150. Call 217-422-0911. Email:
March 14-15, Iowa Shear Sharpening with Wolff Industries equipment. Instructors Jim O’Donnell and The Edge Pro Jason Sturm offer 2 days in depth training on shear sharpening, clipper blade and clipper repair. 2-day sessions Fee $89 until March 1, Fee=$109. Class size: 50. Call Wolff 800-888-3832 to register.
April 16-18, North Carolina Sharpeners Report Workshop and Supply Fair in Hickory, NC. All Knife, Saw, Shear and Clipper Blades Training and Workshops. General sessions 2.5 day Fee: $88. After March 1, Fee=$105. Register at EventBrite. ISKA group seminar on Saw Hammering nearby. Semi-private group lessons (4-6 students) on shear and clipper blade sharpening classes available, from $99. Call for fees to register, first come first serve until filled. Tel. 952-406-8870.