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Bought Oster Golden A5 clippers new but did not

Bought Oster Golden A5 2 speed clippers 78005-140 new but did not receive user manual. Need to know how to prepare clippers for first use and how to change blade and attach Andis clip on guide comb.

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There is a small gun-metal colored bar at the very rear, just below the back of the blade. It pushes inward, in the direction of the blade. Push it firmly in and pull up on the teeth of the blade. It should pop upward. You can then remove the blade from the tongue that it sits upon. When you want to put it back, slide the blade back on the tongue, then, WITH THE MOTOR TURNED ON, push the blade down to its seated position. It will click into place.
Terms regarding these devices are all too often assumed as understood. For most purposes, these are what you have to know for the A5 Oster. The cover plate is the part with two screws that has the name and other info on it. If you remove the two screws and the plate, you will see a nylon part that moves the blade back and forth--that is the lever. The other end of the lever, with a hole in it, is connected to a metal part called the link. Both parts are easily removed by simply pulling them upward from the device. The bakelite gear is the part that the link sits on (the larger hole in the link). It too can be simply pulled up off the metal shaft that it rides upon (careful not to lose the washer under it). That gear is turned by the armature gear of the motor (which is where things get much too involved to cover here, but from that point on the device very rarely has problems). Incidentally, the lever, the link, and the gear can all quite simply be replaced. They are available quite inexpensively at Amazon under Oster A5 Clipper parts (note that the one speed and the two speed take different bakelite gears, but the lever and the link are the same). If you were to replace parts such as these or simply lubricate them, remember that a good white lithium grease is recommended in light application for the gear and the shafts (lever and gear shafts and armature gear). Also, the gear shaft has a hole down its middle (and two small holes that lead to the outside of the shaft. The shaft should be filled with grease so that grease can get through those small holes to lubicate the inside of the bakelite bearing. The two pads (one on each side of the lever) should be oiled. The simple way to tell if you need to replace parts is to grip the blade end of the lever while all parts are in place and try to move it back and forth, as though it were running the blade. If there is any more than the slightest movement, replace the lever (replace that anyway if the part that contacts the blade is rounded off) link and gear.
Good luck.

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Easy. this is a flip top interchangable blade. hold the clippers in one hand, hold the blade near the edge and flip up, then slide off. Make sure the blade is oiled. turn on clipper and put a few drops of oil on each edge of blade every time you use it. To grease the clipper, remove the screws from the plate (where you see the "O" on the front.. On the inside you will see all the moving parts. Fill it up with clipper GREASE, not oil. Really slather it in there. Depending on how much you use this clipper, you should check it once a month and clean out the hair and grease it. The inner parts can be removed, just make sure you pay attention so you put them back in right. On the side of the clipper near the plate you will see a small chrome "dot". This is for OIL, put the tip of your oil tube on the dot, push down and squeeze until you see oil dripping out. do this once a month as well.

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