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Danny Imorum, Andis Educator, offers his advice on how to keep your clipper running in tip-top shape.
Brush it - With the clipper turned off, brush all loose hairs off of the blades. Hair that accumulates between the blades acts like sand or gravel and will quickly dull your blades.
Clean it - Clean and disinfect blades after every service. Imorum recommends Andis Cool Care Plus to not only keep blades clean, but also to help keep clippers rust-free while cooling them between uses. “I make sure I disinfect my tools in front of my client,” Imorum says, “Then he knows that I’m sanitizing my tools prior to applying them to his scalp.”
Lube it - Oiling lubricates your clipper and keeps it running in top performance. While the motor is running, place three drops across the teeth of the blade and one drop on each back rail, making sure you hold your clipper sideways. “Otherwise you risk applying too much oil and it tends to get into the motor,” Imorum says. After oiling, let run for 5-10 seconds to disperse the oil. Turn off and wipe off any excess.
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