Maintaining Dog Clippers
To keep your product in excellent working order, please remember the following good practises; Oil your blades regularly. Using the guidelines in the instruction booklet originally supplied with the product, follow the recommendations on blade care and cleaning. DO NOT hang your clipper by the Mains/Power Lead. Use the proper hanging loop provided. For rechargeable batteries, you should drain the batteries completely flat at least every month and give a full overnight charge. Your grooming clippers are one of the most important pieces of equipment, not maintaining them correctly could lose you money, they may begin to lose speed and make your grooming more difficult, replacement parts may be needed, including the motor, which can become very expensive!
Brush Hair From Blade
After every groom, brush the hair downwards away from the blades in the direction of the arrow, using the brush provided. If hair continues to build up in a clipper, it will travel down inside the clipper and begin to stop the mechanism from working properly, making it slower or jamming it entirely.
Spray Blade with Hygienic Spray
Once the blade is free from hair, a hygienic spray is recommended to ensure there is no bacteria left on the clippers and ensuring they’re ready for your next groom. They can then be gently wiped down with a clean, damp cloth.
To ensure the cutting quality of your blades are maintained, oil the blade, oil the blade after each use. Three drops of oil on to the teeth of the blade and two on the back of the blade, ensure blades are facing downwards to stop any oil dripping in to the inside of the clippers and affecting the motor.
Move Tape arm Back and Forth
Some clippers have the tape arm, move this arm back and forth to work the oil through the blade. Alternatively turn the clipper son for a few seconds to work the oil completely through the blade
How often should you oil your dog clippers?
Whilst clipping, we recommend oiling at least every 10-15 minutes to keep the blades as lubricated and cool as possible. It also ensures that that there is less stress on the motor if blades are moving easily. Oiling the blades regularly reduces friction and keeps the clippers from pulling and snagging as you cut the dog’s hair. A drop of oil at the corners of the blade's top, as well as the foot of the blade, is all it takes. After you apply the drops of oil, turn the clipper on to help work the oil in.
How often should your clippers be serviced?
Have your clipper serviced annually by a professional. This could be hazardous, therefore a regular check over of your clippers by a qualified technician, where the cable can be checked is very important. This will ensure that they are working well and be ready for when you need them at the start of each clipping session.
How do I know when my clipper blades need sharpening?
Spray your clipper blade with oil, and check and test again. If the tension is too tight, or too loose this will result in a non-cutting blade. If you are finding the clipper blade is still catching and tugging at the coat, it is time for it to be re-sharpened.
Why are my clippers pulling hair?
When your blades start to pull the hair, try applying two drops of clipper oil to the blades and test the clippers again. Applying the oil also helps the clipper run cooler. If your clipper blades are still pulling the hair, you may need to replace your blades or alternatively have them sharpened.
What is the screw on the side of my clippers for?
The taper lever allows you to change the closeness of your cut between guide comb lengths. By moving the lever up you will have a shorter cut, and moving the lever down will give a longer cut. If the blades ever become jammed with hair, simply move the lever up and down several times. This action will help free the blades.