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Oster clipper blades get red hot and won't cut.

What is the proper maintenance routine for clipper blades and the clipper itself? How and when to use blade wash, oil, and grease?


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See this link, its for the A5. The A5 is the animal version of the 76.

http://www.peasridge.co.uk/clipper-advice/clippers-products-oster-a5.shtml

I dont know what model you have, but if you need schematics for YOUR model see this link.

http://www.clipperrepair.com/parts.htm?brand=8

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