How To Sharpen Hair Clipper Blades
Welcome to my blog where I will be sharing with you some tips on how to sharpen hair clipper blades. Sharpening hair clipper blades can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve never done it before. However, with the right tools and knowledge, you can easily sharpen hair clipper blades and get your clippers working like new again. Read on to find out how.
Tools Needed for Sharpening Hair Clipper Blades
Before you begin sharpening your hair clipper blades, you will need to gather some tools. These include:
- Clipper Blade Oil
- A Sharpening Stone
- A Flat Surface
- A Soft Cloth
- A Screwdriver
Steps for Sharpening Hair Clipper Blades
Step 1: Disassemble the Clipper Blades
The first step in sharpening hair clipper blades is to disassemble the clipper. Start by unplugging the clipper and loosen the screws that hold the blade in place using a screwdriver. Remove the blade from the clipper and wipe it clean with a soft cloth.
Step 2: Clean the Blades
Once you have removed the blade, it is essential to clean it thoroughly. Use a soft cloth to wipe away any hair or debris that may have accumulated on the blade. You can also use a brush to remove any excess hair and dirt.
Step 3: Lubricate the Blade
Before moving on to sharpening the blade, it's essential to lubricate it with clipper blade oil. Apply a few drops of oil on the blade and let it sit for a few minutes. This will help to soften any rust or debris that may have accumulated on the blade.
Step 4: Use a Sharpening Stone
Once the blade is well oiled, it is time to use a sharpening stone to sharpen it. Place the sharpening stone on a flat surface and hold the blade at a 30-degree angle. Gently move the blade back and forth across the sharpening stone, starting at the base of the blade and working your way to the tip. Make sure to apply even pressure on the blade while sharpening.
Step 5: Reassemble the Clipper Blades
Once you have finished sharpening the blade, wipe it clean with a soft cloth and apply a few more drops of clipper blade oil on it. Reassemble the clipper blades, making sure to tighten the screws properly.
Tips to Keep in Mind
Here are some tips to keep in mind while sharpening hair clipper blades:
- Always use a sharpening stone that is appropriate for the type of clipper blade you have.
- Make sure to hold the blade at a 30-degree angle while sharpening.
- Apply oil before and after sharpening the blade to ensure maximum performance.
- Check the blade periodically to ensure that it is still sharp enough to cut hair effectively.
- Replace the blade if it is too dull or damaged to sharpen.
With these tips, you can keep your hair clipper blades sharp and working at their best. Remember to always clean and lubricate your blades regularly to keep them in good condition.