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  • What blade under snap on combs?

    I haven't used my plastic snap on combs in years but my Wahl SS 0 comb broke and I have to use the plastic but can't remeber if it is the #40 blade that goes under the Laube or Oster plastic snap ons.

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    I used a #40 under my Laubes. I have the whole set and use them maybe 5 times a year now, lol. They can also use a #30, #15, or #10, if you so choose.
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    • #3
      Never a 40. Use a 30 or if you don't have one a 10 or 15

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      • #4
        I use #40 - but you can also use the #30.

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        • #5
          NOOOOO! Not #40

          A #30 or a #15. I use a #30 currently. A #40 with Wahl will chip immediately. Plastic combs can take a #40 however The Wahls are so much better and never ping off leaving you with a shaved spot like plastics have done.

          Added comment. Today I had a time getting two Wahls that were stuck together, apart. I need to put them back in their slots and not toss them in the cabinet. They were the kelly green and the lavender ones; blades stuck together.
          Last edited by Jenneversage64; 03-12-10, 09:18 PM. Reason: Added more clearity.

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          • #6
            Unlike the SS combs, you can use a 40 with the plastic combs-or a 30 or a 15 or 10. The 40 is best. I hate it when my SS combs break and I have to go back to the plastic ones.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by LexPauline View Post
              Never a 40. Use a 30 or if you don't have one a 10 or 15
              I disagree. A 10 or 15 will stretch the springs on a plastic snap on, and then they pop off when you least expect it.

              A 40 is OK with a plastic, but never a metal, as the metal combs are known to break teeth. A 30 will give you a better finish, though, because the spacing of the teeth feeds the hair into the cutter better.

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              • #8
                According to Melissa Verplank

                On her videos she prefers to use a 40 on the plastic ones, but a 30 on the metal ones. She says that if you use a 40 on the metals ones it will break the teeth. However, unless you are using the new Laube plastic combs I would be careful using a 40 under a plastic comb because it could come off. The new Laube plastic combs have the side rails like the Wahl SS ones.

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                • #9
                  Funny! Haven't had a problem with a #40 blade in 20 years under a laube snap-on plastic comb!

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, but according to Marlene Romani, who invented the dang things, you should use a 30.

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                    • #11
                      In the case of matts

                      Originally posted by OntarioMama View Post
                      Funny! Haven't had a problem with a #40 blade in 20 years under a laube snap-on plastic comb!
                      I've always been told to be careful with the plastic ones because they can come off, especially if you run into a matt or something.

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                      • #12
                        When I first got the SS combs I put the 40 under it and went throgh 3 40 blade instantly as it ripped the teeth off . I did have the occassion when the plastic s/o popped off and made a racing stripe which is why I switched to the Wahl SS. Cood I have tons of 30's and that's what I use for the metal so it will be easier to just switch combs without switching blades

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                        • #13
                          For plastic combs its best to chose by the type coat your working on. you can use 40,30,15,10 SS you cannot use a 40 at all , they will destroy your blade recommended blade is a 30 for best results.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by pooh13 View Post
                            For plastic combs its best to chose by the type coat your working on. you can use 40,30,15,10 SS you cannot use a 40 at all , they will destroy your blade recommended blade is a 30 for best results.
                            Hmmm I never heard to choose one based on coat type before. In this case it is a Maltese.

                            So what blades to you use for what coat types?

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                            • #15
                              I used a #40 under the plastic ones. Sorry your SS one broke! ;(

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