Clipper Blade Sharpening
What can we sharpen:
Andis, Wahl, Oster, Heinenger, Shear Magic, Saxon, Universal. Basically any A5 style removable blades.
We can refurbish the Wahl 5in1 blade or Arco blade as it is more commonly called.
A5 style - $12.50 inc GST (1-10 blades)
A5 style - $10 inc GST (11-30 blades)
A5 style - $9 inc GST (31+ blades)
A5 style with Ceramic cutter - $15 inc GST
Arco - $15.00 inc GST (includes new cutter and if needed a platform)
Return postage is at your expense unless you send 8 or more blades in one order, then I will post back to you at no charge for the postage.
The Process for A5:
All A5 style clipper blades are sharpened by the same process used at the factory. Most blades need to be hollow ground and we accomplish this by sharpening on automatic equipment that hones a precision hollow grind the same as the factory does, this process leaves no room for errors.
The blades are inspected for damage (we DO NOT sharpen blades that have broken teeth as it is a danger to the animal), disassembled, cleaned and dried. They then go on the sharpening machine and hollow ground, the material that is removed is less than the thickness of a human hair and when finished they have a new sharpened surface. Once this process is completed the blade pair is degreased and dried with compressed air then demagnetized,. The next step is to check the honed surfaces on a test plate to ensure correct grinding, a lot of sharpeners skip this process and just look at the freshly ground surface and I am yet to be convinced you can tell if you have the correct hollow grind by just looking, the socket is realigned, comb/cutter is oiled and reassembled, cutter is aligned, setback set, spring tension tested then finally a test cut on rabbit fur which is the best hair to test on (if it cuts the rabbit fur it will cut most hair).
**Every blade has this process done, no exceptions**
If the socket, glide strip, screws or tension spring need replacing this is done at no charge. When your blade wear plates are getting low and there is only a couple of sharpens left I will inform you.
Wahl 5in1 Refurbishment:
We now offer complete refurbishment of the Wahl 5 in 1 blade at a competitive price. Because of the way these blades are built they are very difficult to sharpen. This is because the cutter blade is made of very thin metal and is not designed to be re-sharpened.
Refurbishment includes buffing/polishing of the comb blade and replacement of the cutter blade and any other blade parts as needed. Essentially you get a new blade for the price of refurbishment. This is the best way to repair these popular blades with 100% guaranteed results.
If you have the Arco blade that wont stay on the clippers and is still sharp then it is likely you need a replacement platform. I carry spare platforms and levers if you have broken them. I sell them for $5 each + postage.
Turn around time for re-sharpening:
When the blades arrive for sharpening/rejuvenation they will be attended to on the same day and ready to post the next day (pending payment) except for blades in on a Friday will be sent on the next business day. If you would like to send me blades to sharpen make sure they are individually wrapped or separated as this will lessen the chance of damaging the blades in the post as the teeth on the combs can be fragile.
We also resell Andis, Oster, Shear Magic and Wahl blades.
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Clipper Blade Sharpening
7 Beadle Pl
Charnwood, ACT 2615
A tax invoice is issued and I accept Bank Transfer (email proof of transfer), Credit Card via PayPal or Phone and PayPal. Return shipment will be delayed until full payment has been received.