Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Shepherdsville, Ky
    Posts
    42

    Default How often do you clean and oil your clipper blades?

    After each dog, end of day? Would like to know what others do... Thanks for your input in advance!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    2,658

    Default

    Each day, oil several times daily.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin, United States
    Posts
    1,100

    Default

    I think I honestly don't do it enough...I clean all my blades, maybe....once a month? Oil them all that same day and then I only oil if they start making louder than normal noises. I do about 8 dogs a day, have blades from 40s to 3 3/4. My sharpener comes every other month and I usually only have one or two for him to do. I also only shave clean dogs, have special cat blades, use a bravura for pads, sani and clean face/feet. I brush off each blade with a clean toothbrush after every dog. Only time I clean them everyday is if I've just done a dog with a skin issue or something that looks wonky, has fleas...those types of things. I use the dishsoap, rinse, HV cleaning technique. I've had most blades for well over 5 years and all of them still work very well.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,421

    Default

    ... I'm a certified blade abuser. Just ask northern tails. I got such a lecture, several dvds, and a long letter with lots of stern instructions. I sent my blades to Loves the next time (i hadn't recovered from the verbal lashing). He recommended we buy a medical tool sterilizer (sp) for the shop. So we did. We haven't used it yet though... god, were bad. After 10 dogs and a 9-10 hour day, the last thing were thinking about as we drag our sorry butts out the door is "hey, I should devote another 30 mins to blade cleaning."

    I'm a blade abuser.

    Sent from my HTC Glacier using Tapatalk

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    396

    Default

    I clean and oil each blade after I use it and I oil them usually at least once during the groom. My sharpener usually gets 5 or 6 of my blades every 6 months.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Poway, California, United States
    Posts
    1,462

    Default

    I blow out my blades with compressed air and oil them before each use. I would guess that the blades I use on a daily basis (30, 10) need to be sharpened every 6-9 months. Using the Wahl SS attachments has saved me a lot of money sharpening blades.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    2,589

    Default

    I brush my blades out with a toothbrush before each groom. I oil about every third groom, or if the blade sounds a bit louder than usual. I clean all my blades with the dish soap & HV method about once a month, and clean individual blades after wet clipping, pre-strips or dogs with skin issues. I usually have a couple blades to sharpen every 2-3 months, although lately I've been having problems with rust, as the humidity level in our shop has gone up significantly.

    I'm not nearly as good about maintaining my shears. I cleaned & oiled them all yesterday, and was blown away by the difference. I could have saved so much time if I'd done that regularly instead of letting them get so bad! Lol

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,466

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by funkypuppy View Post
    ... I'm a certified blade abuser. Just ask northern tails. I got such a lecture, several dvds, and a long letter with lots of stern instructions. I sent my blades to Loves the next time (i hadn't recovered from the verbal lashing). He recommended we buy a medical tool sterilizer (sp) for the shop. So we did. We haven't used it yet though... god, were bad. After 10 dogs and a 9-10 hour day, the last thing were thinking about as we drag our sorry butts out the door is "hey, I should devote another 30 mins to blade cleaning."

    I'm a blade abuser.

    Sent from my HTC Glacier using Tapatalk
    Me too. We should form a club. I do it when I have a no show lol. Whoops

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,421

    Default

    Actually, I washed and scrubbed all of my blades this am using dawn and water. Rinsed, HV'd, applied minimal oil (as suggested by one of a dozen northerntails videos I .watched yesterday. Blades are a dream now.

    Sent from my HTC Glacier using Tapatalk 2

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    12

    Default

    I brush or blow the hair off, wipe them down with alcohol (or barbacide when available) and oil after each groom. I don't disinfect between grooming family members though, unless signs of a skin issue are present. I was a barber a million years ago so blade maintenance is drilled in from barber school.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •