Clipper Blade Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners
If you want to trim your pet’s hair at home, either as part of a full groom or between professional grooming sessions, you will need to take proper care of your clipper blades. This will help you get better results, and will help them last longer too.
Here are our top five clipper blade maintenance tips for pet owners:
1. Clean your clipper blades after use. To do this, first brush away excess hair with a fine, soft brush (such as a clean paint or eye make-up brush). Then clean in a formula specifically designed for cleaning clipper blades, such as Groomers Blade Wash. Submerge the blade in the solution for a few minutes, then leave to air dry on a few pieces of kitchen roll. Never clean clipper blades with water, as this will corrode the metal over time.
2. Lubricate your blades. This helps keep the action of the clipper blade in good working order. Lubricate your blades by spraying with Groomers Klipper Klean every 10 – 15 minutes when in use, then fully lubricate after washing the blade. To do this, simply slide the top cutting blade to one side and dab oil on both side of the blade guide.
3. Don’t work your blades too hard. Ensure you use coolant regularly, and swap blades if the one you are using becomes too warm (vital if you a clipping a large dog). Use the correct blade for the job you are doing, and you should also only clip clean hair when possible.
4. Store your blades correctly. Keep them in a cool, dry place, free from humidity, dust and cosmetics. Ideally, you should also store them in an oil soaked cloth for optimum longevity.
5. Have your blades professionally sharpened. Do this when your blades start to become dull. Depending on how often you use your clippers, this could be required every few months, or annually. Never attempt to sharpen clipper blades with a knife sharpener or similar, as this may permanently damage their quality.