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How one can Correctly Oil a Clipper Blade


by Jeff Andrews, Northern Tails Sharpening

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Most groomers apply an excessive amount of oil when oiling clipper blades. For those who over oil it drains by means of the enamel and onto pet coats. Some groomers flip to different types of lubrication like Spray Coolants, Rem Oil or WD-40. I don’t suggest them.

Blade oil is the most effective type of lubrication. It stays on blades stopping friction, warmth and pet dander buildup on slicing surfaces. Coolants, WD-40, and Rem Oil evaporate rapidly resulting in friction, warmth and the destruction of slicing edges in a short while. These merchandise can even trigger well being points in case you don’t put on the really helpful security gear. The record of security gear you might want to put on whereas spraying these aerosols are listed on the again of the can. Most comprise denatured alcohol which will be toxic if inhaled. All the time learn labels to your security. Oil is secure.

There are 4 factors of a blade to grease however you solely want to grease three of the 4 once-a-day. Nonetheless, in case you wash a blade between grooms you might want to oil all 4 factors earlier than utilizing the clear blade. Oiling could seem troublesome at first. With apply you can be a pure quickly sufficient and glad for it. On the following web page you will see that photos with my directions that can assist you reap the advantages of correct oiling.

Properly oiling a clipper blade 1

First, push the cutter out to both aspect in order that spring is lined up with the notch within the cutter. It is best to have the ability to see the rear rail on either side of the spring. Now you possibly can entry the primary three factors with oil.

Begin by placing one tiny drop of oil on each rear rails. The primary tiny drop goes on the rear rail simply outdoors the left spring as proven and one other on the rear rail outdoors the fitting spring the place sliding the cutter over supplied entry.

Properly oiling a clipper blade 2

Apply a 3rd tiny drop within the groove on the highest of the cutter. For those who don’t oil this groove at the very least once-a-day your blade might make a screeching sound and never minimize correctly. With out oil a dry blade information causes the cutter to hesitate. It could even trigger the blade to cornrow and different issues.

Properly oiling a clipper blade 3

Subsequent push your cutter again to the middle of the blade. You may place the fourth drop on the cutter enamel whereas resting on the desk or after inserting the blade on a clipper. I desire to grease the enamel whereas the blade is on a clipper. That manner I can begin the clipper up instantly and unfold the oil throughout the slicing surfaces instantly. Oiling enamel must be achieved each time you set a blade in your clipper. Why? As a result of the canine hair you’re slicing removes oil from blade enamel. The primary three factors do must be oiled once more in the identical day except you wash the blade.

Properly oiling a clipper blade 4

Whether or not resting on a desk or on a clipper, put one tiny drop of oil within the middle of the blade on the slicing floor. By no means run a bead of oil throughout the enamel. It should seep by means of the enamel and get oil on the coat.  Begin the clipper and let the oil unfold as a skinny coating throughout the blade. That’s all you want.

Properly oiling a clipper blade 5

As you possibly can see within the image the drop of oil could be very small. When it spreads throughout the blade it is going to keep there for fairly some time. The oil retains warmth down and saves your slicing edges for months not weeks. It additionally prevents pet dander from melting and creating orange-colored buildup in your slicing floor. Everytime you put a blade in your clipper comply with with a tiny drop of oil in the course of the enamel.    ■



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