Key Information when Looking for the Right Clipper Blade Sharpening Machine
Thorvie International offers some of the highest quality, U.S. made sharpening equipment available. If your in the market to start a mobile clipper blade sharpening service or expanding your current sharpening business product line, look no further than the AV-36 clipper blade sharpening machine.
“The AV-36 is one of the easiest machines for learning how to sharpen hair clipper blades” says Ken Frea, president of Thorvie International. “You can sharpen any size clipper blade whether they are being used by hair stylists or animal groomers”.
Most sharpeners can sharpen 10 sets of clipper blades or more per hour. With the national average at $10 per set, that’s $100.00 per hour or more. There are not many low cost business opportunities that offer this kind of profits.
There are 5 very important things needed when sharpening clipper blades. A machine that is direct drive, proper motor RPM, a true running honing plate, correct honing compound and technical support when you need it now. The Thorvie AV-36 comes complete with everything needed to be successful when sharpening clipper blades.
When choosing Thorvie International, you not only get exceptional U.S. quality made equipment, you also get their outstanding service. “We provide every sharpening machine with complete pictured instructions, training DVD’s, supply and tool vendor list, average price sheets, toll free number for live on the spot customer service and yearly follow up calls” says Rick Shefchik, sales and service manager at Thorvie International.
Clipper blades are fast and easy to sharpen. Although failure to pay attention to a couple key points will not allow the clipper to cut, even if they are sharpened properly.
1) Make sure the spring tension is set correctly, the factory settings recommend 2-3/4 and 3-1/4 pounds of pressure. Using a clipper blade test scale will allow you to measure the current spring tension. You can add spring tension, by using a pliers to bend the spring clips together slightly. To remove spring tension, use a flat head screw driver and spread the spring clips apart slightly. The spring is made of spring steel so you will have to over bend the spring slightly to get proper tension.
2) Make sure the clipper blade socket is adjusted to the factory shape. As the top cutter of the clipper blade moves back and forth to cut the hair, the ears on the socket can flair outward. If the ears are flared outward, the socket will not fit tightly to the clipper head clip. A socket setting tool can be inserted between the ears and bending them back straight with a pliers.
3) Demagnetizing the clipper blades. Clipper blades run across each other at a high speed. Over time friction can set into the blades causing chatter. Using a powered demagnetizer will remove the friction in the steel allowing for a smooth cut.
4) Aligning the bottom comb and top cutter correctly when re-assembling them. The top cutter blade needs to have the correct blade set back. Thorvie provides a full list of blade sizes and proper setback in their written instructions.
For more information on the AV-36 clipper blade sharpening machine, home business opportunities or other Thorvie sharpening machines, call Thorvie International at 866-497-0572 or visit the website at thorvie.com.