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    • February 15, 2017 1:07 PM CST
    • This is so obvious that it is a manufactural defect! Shame on Geib for not replacing , I am looking at buying new shears now and wont buy a Geib after seeing this , I have used Geib for many years but the last 2 pairs of 8.5 curves I purchased were not sharp all the way down to the tip and both felt off balance , seems their quality has gone down!

    • June 11, 2016 7:16 AM CDT
    • I like going to the grooming shows to try out shears. What area do you live in? There are shows all over the place. Often they offer free admission to the trade show portions.

       

      Myself, I really like th Aussie Dog shears.  I was very very hesitant at first. At the shows they run a 3 piece special for around $120. I had heard so many good things about them, that I decided to try some out. The cost was low enough for me to take the risk. I have really been pleased with them. They have many different styles. They hold an edge for a very long time.

       

      I have also heard great things about Kenchi but have not tried them out.

       

      Barb

       

       

    • June 11, 2016 3:25 AM CDT
    • Hi....I'm sorry you had to deal with this....I am in need of new shears myself and have no clue what brand or price I should try. I don't mean to hijack, but this is the most current thread. I Def won't be getting geib...thanks for heads up.

    • June 16, 2015 10:35 PM CDT
    • I posted this all over Facebook, and am now posting it here:

       

      Attention: Important notice for ALL groomers and those who work in the grooming industry--

      Recently I had my prized Geib Katana chunkers fall apart in my hand while putting the finishing touches on a doodle top knot!!! These shears were only a few years old, I purchased them brand new at Atlanta Pet Fair right from the Geib booth. Obviously, being chunkers, they were a light-duty shear, only used for finishing work on clean dogs of the appropriate coat type. They had *just* started to get a slight 'catch' towards the center of the shear so I was about to send them off for sharpening, and then THIS happened!

      I have had many pairs of Geib shears in the past (still own several) and never had an issue with quality before. Upon inspection of the shear after it broke, I discovered an imperfection within the shear's metal itself. It is a dark spot that runs right through where the shear broke at. Because I never have had issues with Geib in the past, and because of their "lifetime warranty" (I included a picture of the warranty they give with each shear purchase, as well as how it is listed on their website) I had no problems sending the shears in for replacement. I understand that mistakes happen, sometimes even Toyota can make a 'lemon'. I had expected them to see what had happened with the shears, and as their warranty states, "cheerfully" replace them. These are expensive shears at the $300 price point, which I don't mind paying IF the company backs their product.

      So imagine my surprise when I talked to Mr. Geib himself, who told me that it looked like a sharpener had hit my shears with a hammer, causing it to break! And that the warranty is void if you don't send them into Geib to be sharpened so he was not going to replace these shears for me. I informed him that these shears had NEVER been sharpened, or dropped, and that I suspected the cause of the problem to have something to do with the imperfection in the metal. At which point he said "Hmm. Well, I am going to have to put these under a scope to inspect them." I told him I would wait for his call.

      Today, after two weeks of waiting for him, I called the company myself. A representative told me that the shears had in fact been sharpened elsewhere and that the warranty was void and they were not going to replace them. I told him that if they had been sharpened it was by THEM prior to my purchase. He told me that was impossible as they do not accept returns and do not sell used merchandise. He offered to send me a picture of the edge their factory puts on the shear next to an alleged picture of my alleged sharpened shear. I in turn offered to send him pictures detailing the imperfection in their product that I suspected was the actual problem. I asked him to please explain to me what that imperfection at the break was and why that would not have been the problem. He told me it didn't matter because in any case my warranty was 'void' because the shears were sharpened by someone other than them. I never got an explanation as to what *they* thought the imperfection was.

      This company is a dishonest company! DO NOT BUY THEIR PRODUCTS!!! If you try to put a claim against their *supposed* warranty you will be told YOU are in error, even though you know you are not! I did let them know that I would be posting this on social media for all their potential customers to see. These shears are WAY too expensive to invest in with a company that will not honestly warranty them. had they been $50, $100, heck even $150 shears, I would not be bothered so much because I figure you get what you pay for. But at this price point, I expect quality, and further, I expect a company to stand behind it's name and products and honor what they tell their customers at time of purchase.

      This is the LAST time I will EVER purchase any Geib products or have anything to do with Geib.

      I ask that all groomers share this post on their newsfeed and in any groomers forums you are a member of to warn other groomers so this doesn't happen to them!

      Thanks for listening to my rant.

       

    • August 9, 2016 2:17 PM CDT
    • canadiangroomergal, they are definitely worth buying anyways. I love the way I can make my Shih Tzu's hair cut look more natural with them. I was the lucky winner.

      They are super sharp and have very smooth action. I generally keep his hair longer than the average pet owner but not in a show cut. Sort of like what Shih Tzu looked like when they were first brought over to Britain. (I really should post some updated pictures.)

      Best wishes,

      Lisa

    • June 13, 2016 2:25 PM CDT
    • Sorry, the contest was in 2013. 

       

      Barb

    • June 13, 2016 12:15 PM CDT
    • Please enter me into the contest, that is if Canadian groomers can enter.   If I won I would be happy to pay all shipping charges etc.  :)  I really dislike the chunkers I own.  Jeff is the best, I have to get him my scissors, I got stuck and took them to someone quite local who I thought had a great reputation but they ruined my Jay Scruggs arrg. Hoping Jeff can fix them  Thanks Pat

    • June 11, 2016 7:22 AM CDT
    • They've been around for quite awhile, but are getting more popular.  I really like them. I have a large and a small pair. I use them for something every day. 

      A couple of snips on the area that has been clipped below the eyes will soften and blend it into the rest of the face. They do a nice job touching up and smoothing out the edges on those Shih Tzus with thin, super straight coat.  I use them after scissoring a round face to soften the edges and give a more natural look.

       

      Barb

       

    • June 11, 2016 3:28 AM CDT
    • Are chunkers a newer thing? I've never hear of them....I took a 3 yr health break from work so I'm trying to find out what is the trends now.

    • May 16, 2015 5:31 PM CDT
    • Don't use tin foil.  Use Precision Sharp.  I haven't had my sharpening work back for long but they have recomendations from well known competition groomers, their correspendance is excellent, and they appear to take great pride in their work.  If my shears are still sharp 8 months from now I will come back to this thread and sing their praises in a big way.

    • May 1, 2015 9:12 PM CDT
    • I tried in on a pair of shears that don't fit my hand well.  They're Arius Eichart so I don't guess that they're bad shears.  They cut before I tried the aluminum foil.  I cut the foil 13 times and they seem to cut just as well.  

      I cut some hair on my Chow and my Toy Poodle to test them.  For a real test I would have to use them at the shop. But the shears are so uncomortable in my hand, I just can't.

      I have a pair of Gieb All Americans that I'm fond of but are not my favorites.  When I get my two best shears back from Precision Sharp next week, I'll try it on them.  I don't think that I'll do them any harm and if I do, I can live with it.

    • May 1, 2015 3:59 PM CDT
    • Aluminum foil?? Just reading that made me cringe! LOL! Let me know what the outcome is...

    • April 29, 2015 8:52 PM CDT
    • I have a couple of junk shears I should try that on! lol

       

    • April 29, 2015 5:57 PM CDT
    • I must tell y'all this...Back when I was searching for a sharpener I even joined a human hair fourm and asked there.  One lady finally responded.  She actually said (don't pee your britches) that she sharpened her shears herself by cutting aluminum foil with them several times.  There I was, looking for the diamond wheel and finishing with the Japanese water stone and she uses aluninum foil.

      Still, I won't know until I try it myself.  I would never do it on good shears, but I have some I bought maybe 25 years ago that I bought through a catalog because they looked good.  They are not good and their shanks are way long for me.  I'll try to remember to bring them home tomorrow and try it.  I will loose nothing.  I should have given or thrown those shears away long ago.

    • April 29, 2015 5:33 PM CDT
    • You can't ask for better service that that.

      I've seen his curved thinners and his modified shears with short shanks.  I don't need either.  I have 2 good small shears with short shanks that fit my stubby little fingers.  I don't think I would use the bent thinners, but looking at them makes me drool.  If only I were made of money...There was a time when I'd have snapped them up even knowing that I might not use them.  

    • April 28, 2015 11:29 PM CDT
    • During my first transaction with Randy, I sent off my Twin Thins for him to sharpen.  They were lost in transit on the way back to me.  He sent me a replacement pair (of his Precise Cut version) via next day, and he ate the cost.  I've been a customer ever since.  That was sometime around 2002.  Most of the time, I just wait and have him sharpen my shears while attending PetQuest or the All American show, then I don't have to wait for them or pay for shipping (he doesn't sharpen blades at the show; I don't recall why).   He can customize shears as well.  

    • April 28, 2015 2:55 PM CDT
    • They responded to my email this morning and I shipped off my 2 favorite shears and 7 Wahl trimmer blades today.  They said exactly what I was hoping to hear.  They use a diamond wheel and finish with a Japanese water stone (I'd forgotten what it was called, but now I know)  I'm sure I'll be delighted and they'll have a customer for life.

    • April 27, 2015 11:27 PM CDT
    • Your welcome, and I hope you'll be happy!

    • April 27, 2015 10:13 PM CDT
    • I just sent them an email.  Fingers crossed.  Thanks again Distinctive..

    • April 27, 2015 9:47 PM CDT
    • Thanks, I'll give him a call.

    • April 27, 2015 9:31 PM CDT
    • I've always been very happy with Randy from Precision Sharp.  He's in PA.  

    • April 27, 2015 9:23 PM CDT
    •  This used to be a rockin' place.  What happened?  The only ones here now are the Admin. and crickets.  This is disappoting, to say the least.