British Master Barbers - Clipper Care

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Clipper Care

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clipper Care

ADJUSTING YOUR CLIPPER BLADES

Pick up your clipper, turn it on its side and check both blades are parallel with each other. Zero Gapping is when the two blade are set perfectly in line with each other to attain the tightest cutting length. Rule of thumb for safe cutting is to set the moving blade 1mm lower than the static blade. Loosen the two screws on the back of the blade, adjust the blade as required. Tighten the screws all the way down to secure the set blades in place.

 

REMOVE ALL HAIR 

With the hair clipper turned off, brush off the blade, removing all loose hair on the surface and accumulated hairs that are between the moving and static blade. Hair stuck between the blades during use acts like sandpaper and can reduce the life of your cutting blades.

A thin piece of card can be used between the blades to force out excess lodged hair.

 

 

CHECK CABLES

Take a close look at your clipper cables for any breaks, twists or bare wires. New cables are regularly available at low cost for most big name brand clippers. These leads can be easily replaced by most qualified electrical technicians.

 

 

OIL REGULARLY

After adjustments have been made and cleaning of any loose hair, apply three drops of clipper oil on the teeth, one drop on each inside corner of the moving blade and one drop on the adjustable tapering lever. Let the clipper run the oil through the blade. Wipe off any oil left on the blade.any excess oil can attract hair, dust and dirt, which will therefore clog up the blade.

 

 

OVER HEATING

If your blade gets too hot, spray it with a cooling spray like Andis Cool Care or Clippercide. this method instantly drops the temperature of the working blade and acts like a pressurised cleaner, rust inhibitor and a light lubricant (doesn’t take the place of oil) and it’s a broad spectrum disinfectant.