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  • Cooling spray for clippers
  • Does anyone use kerosene to clean clipper blades

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    12-16-2013, 04:13 AM
  #11
Weanling
I also use WD 40 while clipping but then again I don't body clip and only trim so my clippers don't get that hot. I have used Kerosene in the past also. I only "oil" when I store the clippers after I clean them. I use 3 in one oil. I have had the clippers for years and blades last a long time before needing sharpened.
     
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    12-18-2013, 06:58 AM
  #12
Yearling
Well... guess I learned something new...

I was told not to use WD40 as it is "to thin" and won't give enough protection to the blades and machine.

And I would never even contemplate baby oil...

If you're going to spend the money though for "oil"... why not just purchase what the manufacturer specifies to ensure optimum working conditions...
And if using what is "hanging" around the house...choose carefully!

Good luck with your machine.

I stand corrected.
     
    12-18-2013, 07:07 AM
  #13
Super Moderator
I use WD40 only on the blades to wash the hair out and 3in1 into the oil part of the machine.

My clippers have lasted for at least 20 years, blades are good for many clips before they need sharpening and I was doing a lot of clipping, sometimes eight full clips a day, six days a week!

The reason I do not use the manufacturers oil is because it comes in little containers and works out jolly expensive when you are doing as many horses as I was.
     
    12-18-2013, 07:22 AM
  #14
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
I've used 3in1 oil for years on both clipper and sewing machine. The clippers are 20yrs old and the sewing machine has many many miles on it.
Ditto^^^^ 3N1, 3N1, 3N1

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    12-18-2013, 08:26 AM
  #15
Weanling
< hairdresser here, use the cooling spray when clipping and the oil to lubricate once done with the clip. I also recommend a blade wash for after clipping. So in this order:



Then blade wash, then oil, 3 drops, one on each end and one in the middle, start you clipper for 30 secs, shut off and store. My clippers are worth 600$ I use this stuff on them while cutting hair, and I blade wash once a week.
     
    12-18-2013, 08:47 AM
  #16
Green Broke
A few years ago there was a guy using kerosene to oil the blades. Well, that caught on fire and we almost had a HUGE barn fire. Probably one of the scariest moments of my life. Whatever you pick I'd make sure it was MADE for lubricating clippers. Your working with flammable material and you need to be careful!
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    12-19-2013, 04:28 AM
  #17
Weanling
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Originally Posted by SlideStop    
A few years ago there was a guy using kerosene to oil the blades. Well, that caught on fire and we almost had a HUGE barn fire. Probably one of the scariest moments of my life. Whatever you pick I'd make sure it was MADE for lubricating clippers. Your working with flammable material and you need to be careful!
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Geesh those clippers must have been hotter than Haites itself to catch on fire like that.
     
    12-19-2013, 07:17 AM
  #18
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by ZaneyZanne123    
Geesh those clippers must have been hotter than Haites itself to catch on fire like that.
Idk exactly what happened, but the bucket caught fire. We were very very close to being in deep doo doo. Luckily there was a fire extinguisher less then 10 feet from where it happened
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    12-19-2013, 12:21 PM
  #19
Yearling
Very lucky! I've seen some barns with fire extinguishers that look like something out of the stone age- have no clue how that safety hazard gets overlooked. I guess when I first heard of using kerosene that sort of image is what came to my mind.

I have both WD and 3 in 1 laying around my garage and clipped him the other day, they worked like a charm.
     
    12-20-2013, 03:06 AM
  #20
Weanling
Good thing a fire extinguisher was there. I have been to to many barns with either extinguishers that were to small to do any good if anything happened or never maintenanced or non exsistance.
     

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