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I just had my A5 clippers serviced and was

I just had my A5 clippers serviced and was working better but now blades seem to Catch in dogs hair and pull but not cut very well. Is there a simple solution to fix this problem?

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Do you know how to sharpen your blades? Sounds like you need to give them a quick touch up.

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