How often do you oil your clippers and trimmers? If your answer is anything other than “after each use,” you risk permanent damage to the investment you’ve made in these essential professional styling tools.
According to the pros at Andis, most clipper problems arise because stylists & barbers do not practice regular clipper maintenance. Insufficient lubrication and hair buildup are the two biggest culprits, as those two things alone create the most serious issues when it comes to the long term health of clippers and trimmers.
THREE STEPS OF BASIC CLIPPER MAINTENANCE
1. BRUSH With the clipper off, brush all loose hairs off of the blades. Cut hairs that accumulate between the blades act like sand or gravel, and will dull your blades quickly.
2. COOL Clean and disinfect blades by spraying lightly with Andis Cool Care Plus while the clipper is running. Cool Care not only keeps blades clean, but also helps keep your clippers rust free and cools them off between uses.
3. OIL Use the 5-point oiling system to lubricate your clipper and keep it running at top performance: Again holding your clipper sideways (this time with the motor running), place 3 drops across the teeth of the blade and 1 drop on each back rail. After oiling, keep clipper turned on and let run for 5-10 seconds to disperse the oil. Turn off and then wipe off any excess oil.
Remember, in order to protect your investment, your clippers should be brushed, cleaned & oiled after every use. These simple maintenance tips will help keep your clippers and trimmers happy and healthy for years to come and protect the investment you’ve made in your professional tools.