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Introduction letter on care and maintenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Care and maintenance is the key to keep your sheers in top performance.            

 Please Note that if not preformed on daily basis damage and unsatisfactory performance will follow.


 1.CLEANING using a soft cloth wipe blades in-between use after disinfectingReasons are chemicals and debris build up on sheers and in-between pivot point and it is required by law to disinfect after each use to kill bacteria and germs and viruses.                     

 A. Sprays are used talk about some of the different ones and follow the recommendations and use, making sure to oil after there use, as they can dry out the pivot point. Use only the oil recommended by Sheer manufacture.                                                        

 B.Liquids are also used,. Here again follow manufactures recommendations and also oil them after using the liquid                                                                                                             

C.Water  Try and stay away from water based sprays and liquids as they can rust the pivot points are not totally dried and oiled.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        



This is very important after each use of the above sprays and liquids, there is alcohol or petroleum products used which will dry pivot point making the sheers work harder .The oils used on most sheers has oil with wax type liquid to help preserve smoothness of use. Plus they will enhance the performance and extend the life of the sheers and cutting edge, protect from rusting and deterioration by chemicals and moisture plus the build up of bacteria which attracts debris( hair dirt chemicals dust).Also it reduces the friction and blade movement and keeps them sharper longer.                                                                                                                                                                                           

 Adjusting the tension or Balancing the sheers


  Adjusting the tension for the best performance is done by tightening or loosening the tension at the pivot point.                                                                                                                 

 A. To loose and it will fold the hair                                                                                       

 B. To Tight and it will cause fatigue and wear the blades quicker                                               

 C. How to test the free fall or tension hold the sheers straight in the air and allow the one blade to drop or close. It should start to hang at about 2/3 of the length of the blade if it hangs before the point it needs to be loosened a little. If it closes all the way it is to loose and pivot needs to be adjusted alittle tighter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      




 Keep the blades closed when not in use this will help keep them from nicking or accidental damage if dropped. Don’t ever use a magnet to hold your sheers as it a tracks unwanted debris and dust and metal fillings from sources such as clippers or metal combs if used or metal from other sources such as other sheers. That can dull your sheers. Don’t throw them in a draw and expect them to stay sharp put them in a case or another closer that is compatible with protecting the blades. Leather case or case the sheers what they came in.                                                                                                                                                




 Your sheers are very important to your trade or career sharpening should only be done by someone that has a very good reputation so do the asking around and questioning so you can find someone that is very good, in other words a professional sharpener that only removes as much metal as necessary to sharpen and not any more                       

 NOTE: If the sheers are under warranty by manufacture send them back to them as most manufacture will sharpen them for free or replace them while you are in school according to the school administrator you all should know if that is true or not .                                                                                                                                                                            


 Do’s and Don’ts




A. Clean and disinfect after every use, dry and lubricate.                                               

B.Check tension as you use them keep them adjusted properly                                            

C.Test cut your sheers as follows using a signal ply of tissue paper dry at fist, cut paper and see if it tears or nicks the paper or blades bypass or fold paper then if they are all right then wet it with water and do it again if they pass the test then dry and your good to go with them. This should be done once a month or if you feel something is wrong, such as pushing hair or folding hair over, or they are not cutting right.                                                                                                             

D.Transport or store your sheers in a protected case or what ever to protect the blades.                                                                                                                  

E.Protect your hands as these sheers are sharp enough to cut you very badly.             

F.Protect your blades from damage at all times only cut hair with them exception, to test cut them for sharpness’ or tension.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      



A.    Don’t use your shears when they are nicked or have divots or damage to the edge!

B. Never store you sheer dirty: clean and disinfect and oil before storage.

C. Don ‘t throw your shears down or in a drawer ever, Protecting the blades is of most importance as they are not cheap to get sharpened.

D. Don’t let your shears come in contact with, chemicals such a perm solution or color as these are harmful ,as well as water base cleaners for combs and brushes as they can cause corrosion or rust damage to sheers




Clipper Blades and Clippers.


 Cleaning and Disinfection                                                                                                                                   


 CLIPPER BLADES                                                                                                    

 Sprays and washes note; Sprays if used follow the manufactures directions for use and purpose                                 

A. 1. Spray on clipper blade before turning on the clipper. Some of the clipper sprays have petroleum products and could cause problems , when operating the clippers while spraying (torch like if making contact with brushes inside the clippers when turned on be careful)                                                                                                                2.This helps wash hair out as well as disinfects ,lubricates, coolant cleaner and some have rust preventive properties read the manufactures specifications                                             

B.     3. Wipe off and let dry before oiling                                           

C.    4. Oil after using the spray on the blades four drops one drop each on the side front and back do both sides of the clipper blade and operate the clipper then wipe off any excess oil as this will cause the clipper to bunch hair and oil the hair up or gum up the blades if to much oil is used.                                                                                                        Washes, remember again to follow manufactures recommendation on how and when to use these washes                                                                                                        

D.    1. You can use washes to clean clippers if you submerge only the blade no more and operate the clipper to remove build up of hair and other debris .Most washes only require a short run to disinfect clean lubricate cool and rust preventive..IMPORANT never turn clipper up with motor down and the blade up, as fluid from the cleaner can get inside and cause problems because most clippers are not sealed in this area                                    

E.     2. Wipe off excess and dry before oiling.                                                                        

F.     3.Oil the blades as talked about before




G.    Read how to clean clipper and how to oil or grease the clipper follow manufactures recommendations

H.    1.Replace any electrical frayed cords or damaged ones                            

      2.Have someone clean the inside of your clipper once a year or when you believe it is necessary as hair does build up on the inside and can cause the clipper to overheat                                                                       

3.Clean all screens that are removable as often as necessary to keep the hair and debris from building up                                                         

4.Disenfection of the body of the clippers should be done as often as you do the blades after each use just spray or dip a  smooth rag and then wipe off the outside of the clipper all over including any contact with the cord let dry .

NOTE DON”T HAVE THE RAG RING WET JUST DAMP.                                                                                                          

5. Dulling the comb edge so you won’t scratch your client, use nail file or emery board.


            Clipper blade Sharpening or Replacement


                        1. Sharpen if uneven cut occurs.                                                                                            

                        2.pulling the hair or pushing with out cutting the hair                                                           

                        3.just not cutting any more or cutting with to much effort such as have to go over and over the area or misalignment of the blades also if you drop and brake the blades.