Q. How do I align my blades?
- The bottom blade holes are larger than the shanks of the blade screws. When the blade screws are loosened the bottom blade can be aligned with the top blade. Tighten the screws after the blsde is aligned and ensure that they are kept tight.
- The end of the top blade teeth should be aligned 1/32" to 1/16"(.79mm to 1.59m") back from and parallel to the bottom blade. It is important to align your blade properly to ensure that the clipper does not cut too close and to prevent the moving cutter from touching the skin.
- The extreme left hand tooth of the top blade must be covering or be to the left of the first small tooth of the bottom blade.
- The extreme right hand tooth of the top blade must be touching the big tooth of the bottom blade.
Q. My clipper/trimmer is making a loud "clunking" sound, is it broken?
No, the unit is not broken. Rather, it is not properly tuned and as such it is not operating at maximum power. To adjust power (tune), turn the power screw in a clockwise direction until you hear a noise. Then, slowly turn the power screw out (counter-clockwise) until the noise stops. This is maximum power.