Storage and grinding of clipper blades
The correct storage and regular grinding of the clipper blades is particularly important in guaranteeing the optimal performance of the blades.
The correct storage of clipper blades is very important in order to avoid oxidation and rust.
If the blades are not re-grinded after use, they should be cleaned with warm water and soap or dish liquid. Afterwards the blade should be wiped off with a dry towel, covered in oil and wrapped in an oil soaked towel.
If the blades are re-grinded before the storage, they should also be cleaned with warm water and soap or dish liquid and dried with a towel. After re-grinding, the blade should be covered in oil and wrapped in an oil soaked towel. Always store the oily wrapped or hermetically closed blades in a dry surrounding.
- The blades should not be stored outside
- The blades should be stored in a dry and dust-free place
- Protect against solar irradiation
- Avoid mechanical vibrations
- Temperature for storage 0-40 °C
- During long-term storage, regularly check the state of the parts
- The clipper should be stored between the inputs and with a de-clamped shearing system
The regrinding of clipper blades is quite difficult and requires a lot of know-how and experience, therefore you can simply let us re-sharpen your clipper blades.
To grind clipper blades correctly, the blade needs a hollow grind. Once a hollow has been ground into the comb and cutter, the two ground surfaces will come together in a scissor action, this is required for two surfaces to cut. Every different kind of blade needs a different kind of hollow grind.
The most common problems:
- Clipper blades/shearing combs: Uneven comb surface, too much hollow grinding, either too coarse or too fine grinding
- Shearing heads: Screw between driving carrier and laminated springs rivet is ageing and worn out, crank drive block is missing, comb support is deformed, comb/cutter is misplaced or badly adjusted
- Grinding: Grinding disc not prepared correctly, grinding disc used unevenly, grinding handling (wrong way of putting/removing the blade on the disc, wavy lines grinding pattern, too much and uneven hollow grinding)
The following blades should not be re-grinded:
- Very thin blades become too elastic, possibly also too pointy and haven't the full hardness anymore.
- If outer teeth are missing, there is an imminent danger of injury for both the animal and the user.
- If 1 or 2 inner teeth are missing a reduced clipping/shearing is still possible but a striped pattern could result.
- Rusty blades can no longer reach their full performance as the rust between the teeth can’t be removed. Even a little rust can complicate or makes a clip impossible.