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    Alright I've tried all kinds of snap-on combs and after reading on here decide to try the Wahl metal combs. I also bought a #30 blade to go under it. Any other tips that I might need to know.
    "I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt,
    and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts." - John Steinbeck
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  • #2
    Just ordered mine today too! I have used them in the past and I like them but really only use a 30 under them I have seen them snap the teeth right out of your 40

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    • #3
      so far I have only used them with a 30 blade. I love my Wahl combs!
      but word of caution. be easy with them. they seem to break and bend easy. i popped the spring out of one the first time i used it!

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      • #4
        Been using mine for over a year no breaks no bends I LOVE THEM

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        • #5
          You can also use a #9 under the combs, works very well! I have not had any problems with mine, they do get old after months of hard use so I have had to replace 1 or 2 of them.

          When they get dirty I wash them with Dawn and an old toothbrush or a pipe cleaner works well, too. If you keep the blaeds clean they will run much smoother.


          sittingpretty

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          • #6
            How does everyone clean their Wahl combs?

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            • #7
              My combs seem to be getting bent teeth faster than I would have thought. I have old plastic combs that are ten years old and fine but my SS are wearing out after only two years. Maybe I am doing something wrong? Oh and the #40 blade is such a no no! LOL Twice now I had a #40 on my clippers with a plastic comb and (in a hurry) grab a SS comb! The #40 blade teeth go zinging everywhere!

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              • #8
                I lone these cobs but you do have to be careful with them- the springs will pop,and they do bend,and yeah-broke a few 40 blades before I realized 30 worked better..cleaning-soapy water and a toothbrush,just watch thoes spring- however they cut so well that even will the faults I still think they are awesome!!

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                • #9
                  Love them

                  I love love love them they work so well. I'm so glad i bought them thanks for the advice on their care and up keep. I got to use them on a little Maltese that came in for a dreaded puppy cut and she went home looking great.
                  "I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt,
                  and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts." - John Steinbeck
                  www.wagmoresalon.com

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                  • #10
                    I loooooove my SS combs! I do have to replace them more often than I would the plastic ones, but for the cut and the finish and all that I don't mind My favorite is the "C" or the dark green. I love that one. And the yellow "0".

                    Anyways, my last tip is depending on the plastic combs you're using, the lengths may be slightly off---I went from using the Kim Laube Big "K" snap ons, and I believe the "E" plastic leaves 2"...well the "E" SS leaves 1". So just double check the lengths, don't do what I did and assume comb lengths are the same across brands

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                    • #11
                      I like what they do, but they don't stand up to my wear and tear. They bend way to easily, and the springs pop out too. I have been using them with 10 blades, but they have chipped 4 or 5 of them so far. Am I just horribly hard on them??

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                      • #12
                        I adore my Wahl SS combs. They do bend a bit sometimes, but I think that's because they get pinched between my drawer and the cabinet if I'm in a hurry. I need to work on that... Anyway, I have eight #10 blades and I keep one under each blade so I can just snap them on and go. Then I don't have to worry about making sure I grab the right blade and don't get a #40 by accident. The blades don't stand in the box anymore with the #10s on them. I'm still trying to work something out for that. I think my measurements on the SS combs must be a bit different from everyone elses's. Maybe someone could help me with that?

                        From what I can remember off the top of my head, the dark blue one is 1/2 inch, the orange is 3/4 inch, the yellow is 1 inch, dark purple is 1/4 inch, the dark green is 1 3/4 inch. I have no clue for the red one and I can't remember the colors on the other big ones. I -think- the light purple is 1 1/2 inches. Remember I use them over a #10. Can anyone confirm some of my lengths? I got the list off of some other groomers at work.

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                        • #13
                          It says the length on the comb itself, at least mine do. For mine, lt blue is 1", green 7/8", lt purple 3/4", yellow 5/8", orange 1/2", dk blue 3/8", dk purple 1/4" and red 1/8". I use a Ivac so it is even shorter, I also bend/bust mine, have replaced the larger ones couple of times in the last two years, but I use them on like 3/4 of the dogs I do and am not at all careful, so I don't mind. I also find since they stay on so well I will use them to comb out/cut packed coat or slight matting while I cut that I would never be able to do w/ the plastic ones so that adds to the wear and tear. Do indeed love my SS combs tho' wish they would come out with a 2 inch or 2.5 inch built just like the other ones tho' the monster combs are a waste of time and money, but a regular SS but longer would be awesome!

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                          • #14
                            See, I have it written down that the longest SS comb leaves 2 inches. The measurements they have written on the combs just seem wrong to me. They have it measured for using a #30 under the comb, but I prefer a #10. One of my co-workers gripes that a #10 doesn't cut well under them, but I'm pretty sure her blade drive is just shot since all of my #10s work perfectly under my SS combs.

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