Spitfire Shearing Cutter
How to Use
- Slide the cutter atop the comb producing the cutting action.
- Combs set the depth and speed at which fiber is removed (more teeth = slower speed, thinner combs = less fiber remaining).
- Remove blades/combs/cutters from clipper or shearing machine.
- 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 will destroy both the 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.
Sharpening and Cleaning
- Premier offers an in-house resharpening service for all combs, cutters and blades. Rapid turnaround—most are sharpened within 24 hours.
- 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.
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.
- Make sure the comb and cutter are on as described in the instructions.
- Make sure the comb name can be read on outside when placed on head.
- Make sure to have 1/8" space from end of comb bevel to tip of cutter.
- Make sure the edge of the cutter does not go over the side of the comb.
- Make sure the tension is set correctly.
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.
Resharpening ServiceItem #868600 -
Resharpen your blades, combs or cutters. Rapid turnaround, precision finish, low cost! Custom-engraving available.$1.50
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Lisa F from Iowa
The new cutter and comb for our shearing system came super fast and and went through the wool like a hot knife through butter! Also love the sharpening service!
Cheryl C from Oklahoma
I have never been displeased with any product I purchased from Premier 1. The cutters and combs I recently purchased were no different. I'd definitely purchase again, and again from Premier 1.
John S from Michigan
Product was as described and works great.
Katherine E from Michigan
We have been using these cutters and the Premier1 combs for 3 seasons now and have seen zero issues with them. They perform as well as our oster cutters/combs and Premier1 does a great job sharpening them for us. I believe we have 7 of these cutters and 6 combs all from Premier1 now.
Gayle E from Virginia
It worked great along with the Spitfire blade. Only did one very dirty black sheep and the clippers never got hot.