Blade Care February 28 2016
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 together....it'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.
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.