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In the Shop => General Tormek Questions => Topic started by: Sgian Dubh on March 30, 2020, 12:20:03 pm

Title: Tips For Sharpening Hair & Dog Grooming Clippers
Post by: Sgian Dubh on March 30, 2020, 12:20:03 pm
Hello folks. It's good to join you here.

Recently I got a T8, exciting times. I'm an experienced hand sharpener, but it's so time consuming and labour intensive that I was happy to finally tool up and go mechanised.

As advised, I'll be starting with my oldest and cheapest chisel later on today.

I can't seem to find any educational internet videos for hair and dog grooming clippers with the Tormek system. The one thread I found here was short and more than a decade old. So I thought I'd fire up a new one.

I'd be grateful for dos and don'ts tips on how to sharpen hair and dog grooming clipper blades, thanks.
Title: Re: Tips For Sharpening Hair & Dog Grooming Clippers
Post by: Sharpco on March 30, 2020, 12:49:42 pm
IMHO, You have to use bench stone. The flatness is extremely important for clipper blade.
Title: Re: Tips For Sharpening Hair & Dog Grooming Clippers
Post by: Ken S on March 30, 2020, 05:32:48 pm
I agree with Sharpco. I would add that the bench stone must be kept very flat.

Ken
Title: Re: Tips For Sharpening Hair & Dog Grooming Clippers
Post by: Sgian Dubh on March 30, 2020, 11:02:17 pm
Thanks for the replies.

I don't expect clippers to be a big part of my repertoire, yet I've had enough enquiries about them to make it worthwhile to get a system in place for them.

I will look further in to the bench stones.

With a very flat surface being essential I'm also thinking along the lines of a lapping plate; certain grits of wet and dry sandpaper and the old figure of eight pattern by hand.
Title: Re: Tips For Sharpening Hair & Dog Grooming Clippers
Post by: Ken S on March 30, 2020, 11:44:07 pm
I would suggest you research this carefully. I would start with a high quality diamond stone company like DMT. You want a quality product which will stay flat. Diamond is the hardest material and diamond stones cut quickly. Be sure to learn how to use them properly. I use diamond stones only for misc. sharpening procedures, so I can't really make good grit suggestions.

Ken
Title: Re: Tips For Sharpening Hair & Dog Grooming Clippers
Post by: Even on March 31, 2020, 10:10:31 am
Hello.
I have sharpened my own clipper blades, but have not sharpened for professional clients.
I use the side on the diamond wheels on the tormek, I finish with the DE250 and it has given me good results.
If you don't have the diamond wheels then I think there was someone from Tormek in Sweden who said you can use the SVP-80 jig on clipper blades.

Even
Title: Re: Tips For Sharpening Hair & Dog Grooming Clippers
Post by: bisonbladesharpening on March 31, 2020, 06:49:03 pm
Most professionals use a flat hone which is similar to a record player turntable
and different grits of diamond spray.  Decent flat hones can cost upwards of 3 times what a tormek costs.
Best Wishes