Our Company

  We are a  family operated Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) built on the principles of providing quality products and reliable service. 

  Our diversified product range continues to grow by following trends, improving our standard products, and listening to the customer. Our unique service has established our place in this industry. This allows us to make a distinctive and substantial impact for our clients. We are located in Decatur, Alabama and provide services and products to customers worldwide.

During the 2013 National Beauty Tool Sharpeners Guild convention held in Memphis, TN Dawn achieved Master Sharpener status for shear sharpening and Jesse achieved Master Sharpener status for clipper blade sharpening. Dawn's sister, Sherry, also
achieved Master Sharpener status for clipper blade sharpening making her the first woman to earn that certification. All sharpeners for Shear Precision are now Master Sharpeners who have been certified by the NBTSG.

During the 2012 National Beauty Tool Sharpeners Guild convention held in St Louis, MO we were certified as the first married couple in the history of the NBTSG to both achieve Certified Sharpener status for shear sharpening and recognized as the first two sharpeners to earn certification using the Ez-Vex Sharpening System. Dawn is also the first woman to earn Certified Sharpener status for shear sharpening with the NBTSG. In addition to shear sharpening certification, Jesse achieved Certified Sharpener status for clipper blade sharpening. 

Dawn & Jesse at the 2012 NBTSG Convention

Contact Information

Store Location and Hours:

1414 5th Ave SE  Decatur, AL  35601
(Located in Gaslight Square behind Little Caesars Pizza on 6th Ave)

Mon - Thur    8am - 4pm
Fri                 8am - 2pm


(256) 642-1497



Click on the picture to view a video showing a tour of our workshop


Jesse Hockett

  Jesse has been sharpening professionally since 2008. He decided to start sharpening scissors and clipper blades so Dawn didn’t have to buy new stuff all the time. He bought some sharpening equipment, talked to Dawn and friends who were groomers about their experiences with sharpeners and different kinds of tools, and practiced on their scissors and blades for almost a year before deciding to go “professional” and start offering sharpening services to the public.

  Jesse served in the military for seventeen years before starting Shear Precision. He is a decorated combat veteran who has spent more than six years overseas (without the family) in the Balkans, Southwest Asia, and Korea. Before entering active duty he worked as an Aircraft Development Mechanic and helped build the first seven C-17 aircraft for the Air Force (yes, ironically later in life he actually flew in the same aircraft he helped build). That’s where he first learned the difference between being just a mechanic or being a true craftsman. 

Dawn Hockett

  Dawn inspired the creation of Shear Precision. While working as a groomer she kept buying more and more tools until one day Jesse asked her why she needed so much stuff. She promptly replied, “There’s nobody around here who can sharpen them worth a darn so unless you want to sharpen them for me I need more backup tools to use while I wait for them to be returned in the mail!” Dawn no longer works as a groomer, she now works full time in the business she inspired.

  Before inspiring Shear Precision Dawn worked as a groomer and before that she was a full time Army Wife and Domestic Engineer busy raising three kids, six dogs, four cats, and a husband. She also became quite adept at remodeling the house, fixing the cars, landscaping, and plumbing and appliance repairs while Jesse was off gallivanting around the world without her.

Bona Fides

NBTSG Guild Members certified for sharpening Shears, Thinners, and Clipper Blades.

Certified to sharpen all RazorSharpShears models including Point-Cut Pro.

Factory trained in advanced scissors sharpening techniques and methods by the inventor of the Ez-Vex Sharpening System.

Factory trained in advanced nipper sharpening techniques and methods by the inventor of the Nipper Sharpening System.

Certified to sharpen all Shark Fin beauty and grooming shears without voiding the manufacturer's warranty.

Contractor And Government Entity (CAGE) Code:  5A0D0

U.S. Federal Government Central Contractor Registration