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Can My Serrated Knives Be Sharpened?

September 14, 2019

Serrated knives seem to stay sharp forever—which is part of their appeal. In fact, they can go years without needing to be sharpened, thanks to their pointy teeth: the teeth do most of the work, which reduces the friction on the blade. Basically, the teeth rip into hard surfaces, which keeps the finer scooped portion of the blade protected. This enables serrated knives to stay sharp so long, unlike chef’s knives and other smooth blades. On the other hand, this makes them more difficult and/or time-consuming to sharpen. It can be done, though—it just requires special equipment. You’ll know it’s... View Article

The Best Clippers for Dog Grooming

July 2, 2019

There are a lot of factors that go into determining which type of dog clipper blades you should purchase for your grooming service or simply for at-home use. You need to consider their durability, how much maintenance (particularly sharpening) you need to perform on a regular basis, the types of dog fur they’re ideal for cutting, whether you’re in need of something cordless or corded, and the overall value and price of the clippers relative to your budget. Everyone will have varying needs, of course, but occasionally we get asked by our clients about the specific types of dog clippers... View Article

The Pros and Cons of Using a Classic Straight Razor Blade

April 1, 2019

How do you get a clean, close shave? What is your favorite method? Do you use a classic straight razor blade or Andis clippers in San Diego, CA? A straight razor blade is a traditional choice, for a variety of reasons. However, it isn’t necessarily the best choice. Which shaving technique is right for you? Weigh the following pros and cons of straight razor blades to decide which shaving method suits your lifestyle. If you decide clippers are the best option for you, we recommend Andis clippers in San Diego, CA. Pros Smoothness: A straight razor blade typically provides a... View Article

The History of the Scalpel

February 14, 2019

The scalpel is one of the oldest surgical instruments that is still used in medicine today. It dates back more than 10,000 years in various different forms, and began as flint and obsidian cutting tools that were used during the Stone Age. Today, of course, the technology has advanced significantly, with many different types of materials, safety measures and coatings in use—in conjunction with professional medical instrument sharpening in San Diego, CA—to provide scalpels and surgical knives for all types of purposes. In the beginning It’s difficult to say for certain exactly when humans began making knives specifically for surgical... View Article

How Surgical Equipment Has Evolved Over the Years

January 31, 2019

Many of the types of surgical instruments used in today’s medical facilities are similar to tools that were used in centuries past. As technology has evolved over the ages, there have, of course, been some significant upgrades, but the basic premise of many of these tools has remained the same. Since the early 19th century, most surgical equipment has been made using stainless steel, which is durable and easy to maintain and clean (obviously important for keeping them sterile). Tools have also become much more specialized—there are now surgical instruments for just about any type of specialization or surgical process... View Article

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