There are a number of things you can do when using your blades to increase their lifetime:
- Clean & maintain your blades daily
- Keep blades lightly oiled, a small teardrop on either corner of the blade (we recommend oiling your blades every 10-15 minutes)
- Use appropriate products to cool your blades, use a coolant spray regularly throughout your groom, such as the Groom Professional 4 in 1 Clipper Spray
- Use appropriate products to clean your blades, a disinfectant blade wash will also help keeps your blades lubricated (such as the Groom Professional Klip Well Blade Wash)
- Store your blades safely & securely in dry, seal tight container ( such as the Andis blade case) always keep in cool conditions to help prevent rust forming.
- In general; wash, dry and brush the dogs before clipping them, to extend the life of your blades. The smallest grain of sand can blunt a blade.De-matt prior to clipping when possible to lengthen the life of your blades
- Get your blades sharpened professionally as regularly as required. We offer this through our Master Service
- Keep back up blades.
- Never Adjust the blade tension via the screw (this completely changes the balance of the blade and should only be done by a blade specialist)
- Don’t attempt to take blades apart
- Never over-oil your blade
- Never oil your clipper
- Never face your blade up when oiling if still attached to your clipper (always face the blade to the ground, so no oil runs into the clippers head)
- Don't use WD-40. WD-40 contains impurities, which can, in turn, blunt your blades and kill them quicker. Instead, use a blade specific oil, such as the Groom Professional Clipper Oil
- Try not to drop or damage your blades (store them securely)
- Where possible, try not to use your blades on matted or dirty dogs, as this can blunt your blades quickly.
Top Tip: Try not to use your good set of blades for rough work or matted dogs.
Top Tip: Always make sure the dog is clean before you go in with your clipper blades.
Top Tip: Try to keep one set of blades for rough work and another set for finishing work, to help ensure a good finish regardless.