Premier Top Blade
How to Use
How to attach clipper blades onto your clipping machine.See "Downloadable PDF" above.
Setting Tension for Clipping Head
- Remove the tension bolt assembly.
- Fit the blades on to the clipper head. The top blade will fit into the groove of the clipper head. The bottom blade should be placed over the comb pegs with the Premier logo visible. Screw the tension nut down hand-tight.
- Turn the tension nut back two turns.
- Oil the blades. Apply a few drops of oil at least every 3 min. to prolong blade sharpness and reduce friction and heating.
Storing the Clipper/Shearer, Blades, Combs & Cutters
- Remove blades/combs/cutters from clipper or shearer.
- Clean blades/combs/cutters immediately after use by using a small brush or blowing off any excess dirt or hair. Cover with oil to reduce risk of rust. High carbon steel clipper blades will rust overnight. Rust destroys both edge and polished surface of blades.
- Store clipper/shearer and blades away from solvents, chemicals and moisture. Never leave them where they can be damaged by accidental impact. (We offer a storage box and wool felt for the blades and a case for the clippers.)
Sharpening and Cleaning
- To reproduce the quality of the cutting edge on the clipper blades that came from the factory, a lapping machine must be used. Most other methods are, in our experience, inferior. In addition to producing a cutting edge that won’t last, some methods can permanently damage blades. The most common “culprit” is using large high speed grinding wheels that are used to sharpen cutters and combs.
- Who uses lapping machines and who does not? Premier does and you can ship them to us. Other firms also use systems/machines that work well.
Warning: Clipper blades/cutters/combs that have been sharpened by inferior methods or inexperienced people may be damaged to such an extent that they can never be restored to a satisfactory cutting capability. The same is true of blades that have become too heavily pitted by rust.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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My order was here fast and ordering was easy
Gary K from Washington
If you want value added service that pays attention to details, and will work with you, Premier1 Supplies should be your go to place when possible. We sent 9 sets of clipper blades in to the folk at Premier for sharpening. MOST places would probably have just taken what they were sent, run them through their machines and sent them back. BUT, the folks at Premier1 care more than that. After several rounds of phone tag, we finally connected and I was informed that 2 of the top blades were 'worn' past sharpening, did I want them replaced? The new replacements came matched to the bottom blade (comb), AND the two worn out blades were sent back for comparison. And yes, there was no shoulder left to sharpen on the bad ones. After close to 12 years of use on who knows how many hundreds of animals, no wonder. It's not always about the product, it is more often about the service. 15 years now we've used Premier1 Supplies for our clipper blade needs, and never any regrets.