Beat the Heat! July 07 2016

Hi Groomers .

I just repaired a clipper and had it running with a blade attached for around 20 minutes. The clipper works great, but the blade was as hot as the safety briefing on a Caribbean cruise ship (long story).

There are two main factors that contribute to blade heating.....speed and friction. Clippers are getting faster and more powerful, so try clipping at the lowest speed setting that you can.

clipper care

You can reduce friction and cool your blades during use by lubricating them with a variety of products such as Andis Blade Care or Wahl Blade Ice. Be sure to oil your blades as well, putting a small amount of blade oil on the contact ride lines between the comb and cutter blades, and don't forget to put a drop or two of oil on the plastic blade guide.

I know that Groomers are all super hot...but that doesn't mean that your blades have to be....Andy

Blade Care February 28 2016

Hi Groomer's .

I'm working on (a seemingly never ending pile of) blades today, and it occurred to me that I sure seem to encounter a lot of blades that are corroded and pitted with rust. Sometimes the cutter and comb blades are actually rusted's probably no surprise that they don't perform well in that condition.

There are a number of quality blade coolants, cleaners and lubricants on the market, such as Andis Blade Care, Wahl Blade Ice or Oster Kool Lube, and these products can be used throughout your grooming day.

Blade Care


It is very important that your blades are put away clean and dry when you are done with them for the day. Try blowing out most of the accumulated hair with a high pressure dryer. Then move the cutter blade to one side of the blade and apply a drop or two of clipper blade oil to the "ride surfaces" on the comb blade. Move the cutter blade to the other side of the blade, and apply oil there as well. Then run the blade on your clipper for a few seconds to spread the oil. You can then put the blade away, and be confident that it should work well for you tomorrow .

Happy grooming everyone.....Andy.