1414 5th Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601
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Shear Precision Sharpening

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About Us

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. Shear Precision® is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rising Sun LLC. 


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.

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.

Training & Education

We believe in continuous improvement and attend sharpening conventions, workshops, seminars, and training events whenever possible. We have learned from some of the most experienced and prestigious sharpeners and manufacturers in the industry.  We are both proud members of the NBTSG and Jesse has held numerous positions within the non-profit organization over the years.  He is currently serving as Chairman of the Board. 


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.  

Cooper & Company Interview

Jesse & Dawn were guests on Cooper & Company on November 12, 2013.

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Shear Precision® Sharpening

1414 5th Ave SE, Decatur, Alabama 35601, United States

(256) 642-1497

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