Pet Clipper and Blade MaintenanceA little TLC for your clipper and blade will save you time and money.
Clipper CareUnplug and Clean
Unplug your clipper, then clean and remove hair from all vents and places where hair can become trapped.
Inspect and Replace
There are three main components to check:
- The lever/blade drive assembly causes the blade to move back and forth to create the cutting action. When the lever/blade drive assembly is worn, it is time for replacement.
- The motor carbon brushes are located on the lower portion of the clipper housing. If your clipper begins to run slower than usual, check the brushes for wear. When clipper brushes are worn to half their original length it is time for replacement.
- If clipper blades seem to be loose or release during cutting, the latch may need replaced.
Clipper Blade MaintenanceRemove and Examine
Place your thumb on the blade latch release and push in. Then remove the blade from the latch. Examine the blade socket and rail guide for wear and inspect the cutter and comb for proper alignment.
Remove excess dirt and hair with a bristle brush. Submerge only the clipper blade in a bowl of blade wash solution and run the clipper for five to eight seconds. Remove the blade from the clipper and lay on a towel to dry.
Oil and Disinfect
Once dry, hold the clipper blade side down and spray with a disinfecting spray. Place a few drops of clipper oil between the upper and lower blades while the motor is running. As it is running, the excess oil and hair will run off the clipper blade. Turn off the clipper and dab the blade with a paper towel or dry cloth.
Grabbing or pulling the coat, excess wear or poor alignment indicate that the blade is dull and needs sharpening. For clipper and blade reconditioning and sharpening, consult the manufacturer for authorized service center locations.
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-The Revival Education Team
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