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Offline rufdaguf

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sharpening electric clipper heads
« on: July 09, 2013, 04:29:58 am »
Does anyone out there use their tormek grinder to sharpen electric pet shears, on a regular basis?
I have used the side of the wheel and have had good results for myself and friends, but don't feel confident enough to sell the service.
I made a neat magnetic jig for holding the clipper cutter head, it works great.
I would appreciate any kind of feedback.
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Re: sharpening electric clipper heads
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 05:24:54 am »
I've done it on occasion.  To be honest, I've always had bad luck with clipper blades.
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Re: sharpening electric clipper heads
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 04:41:44 am »
The SVP-80 attachment for moulding knives seems like the best bet for clipper blades.  All depends if it can hold the blade properly. I sent a message to a dealer to ask.

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Re: sharpening electric clipper heads
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 05:15:13 am »
That seems like it ought to work.  I would try it first with a cheap clipper blade.
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Re: sharpening electric clipper heads
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 08:38:46 pm »
Dealer in Vancouver B.C. Canada said it won't work.

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Re: sharpening electric clipper heads
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2014, 11:39:03 pm »
I have tried free-handing a cheap one on the side of the Tormek grindstone.  It didn't work!
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Re: sharpening electric clipper heads
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2020, 07:04:46 am »
Just came across this 7 YO thread and I was wondering if anyone has tried clipper blades now that Tormek has released diamond wheels?  I’ve not tried sharpening clippers before but seems to me that it would work on the side of a diamond wheel...

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Re: sharpening electric clipper heads
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2020, 03:13:37 pm »
Dealer in Vancouver B.C. Canada said it won't work.

I'd like to hear the reasons why "it won't work"...   With the moulding knife jig, I wonder why it will not work.  Perhaps because the moulding knife really only requires the beveled edge/apex to be sharpened and that the entire flat surface, while ground using the jig, doesn't result in a perfectly flat surface, which I would think is required for the clipper blades.  That makes it seem like using the side of a diamond wheel should work. 

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