The most common question "Why do my blades get so hot?"
The most probable reason why your blades heat up quickly is because you are not oiling enough. Animal clippers run faster now than they did 15-20 years ago. Most animal clippers use to run at 2,000 spm (strokes per minute) but now they have doubled in speed to around 4,000 - 5,000 spm. With added speed you always get more heat.
The secret to keeping your blades cool is oiling.
Oiling is done by spraying Easi O
il onto your clipper blade before, during and after you have cleaned and sterilised your clipper blade when completing a clip. This spray offers cooling, lubrication and cleaning. It's purpose is to get you through clipping that animal quickly and efficiently.
Other spray lubes hardly contain any oil. A majority of the product is made up of alcohol and less than 1% disinfectant. A lot of groomers tend to use them thinking their doing the best thing for their blades, but in fact the spray lube is drying the blade out. The blade will start to slow down from the increased friction and with the grime and dirt building up this will put undue tension onto your clipper.
As a blade gets hot the metal heats up and expands, which creates more friction. It then appears to be dragging and gives a feel of being blunt.
If you experience any of these issues you are not oiling enough. Our recommendation while the blade is running on the clipper is to spray Easi Oil every 5 minutes. You do not need to take the blade off the clipper, but to aim the spray onto the teeth. There is no issue of making the dogs coat greasy as the oil adheres to the blade and not the coat. We guarantee this product will contribute to the efficiency of your grooming time as well as prolonging your sharpening and maintenance of your clipper blades.