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Methods to 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. When you 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 advocate them.

Blade oil is the most effective type of lubrication. It stays on blades stopping friction, warmth and pet dander buildup on chopping surfaces. Coolants, WD-40, and Rem Oil evaporate shortly resulting in friction, warmth and the destruction of chopping edges in a short while. These merchandise may also trigger well being points in the event you don’t put on the beneficial security gear. The listing of security gear it’s essential put on whereas spraying these aerosols are listed on the again of the can. Most include denatured alcohol which may be toxic if inhaled. All the time learn labels on 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. Nevertheless, in the event you wash a blade between grooms it’s essential oil all 4 factors earlier than utilizing the clear blade. Oiling could seem tough at first. With observe you’ll be a pure quickly sufficient and glad for it. On the following web page you can find 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’s best to be capable to see the rear rail on each 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 exterior the left spring as proven and one other on the rear rail exterior 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. When you don’t oil this groove a minimum of once-a-day your blade could make a screeching sound and never reduce correctly. With out oil a dry blade information causes the cutter to hesitate. It might 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 possibly can place the fourth drop on the cutter enamel whereas resting on the desk or after inserting the blade on a clipper. I want to grease the enamel whereas the blade is on a clipper. That method I can begin the clipper up instantly and unfold the oil throughout the chopping surfaces instantly. Oiling enamel needs to be carried out each time you set a blade in your clipper. Why? As a result of the canine hair you might be chopping removes oil from blade enamel. The primary three factors do have to be oiled once more in the identical day except you wash the blade.

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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 chopping floor. By no means run a bead of oil throughout the enamel. It’ll 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 may 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 chopping edges for months not weeks. It additionally prevents pet dander from melting and creating orange-colored buildup in your chopping 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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