When you get new shears, or shears back from the sharpener, they are adjusted to cut. The adjustment for tension (or balance as some call it), is a screw or thumb wheel on the pivot of the shears. Beveled edge shears are adjusted to where the blades grab, about three-fourths of an inch from the tip. This enables the blades to slice from the pivot all the way to the tips.
Recently, my wife and I purchased our own grooming salon which was established over 18 years ago. Our salon is very busy, so we decided to hire another groomer. We wanted someone with experience without all the bad habits and drama.