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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.

Rick’s Tip

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

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Maudhe

    Price please

    1. Rick Shefchik

      Hi Maudhe,

      The price for the AV-36 clipper blade sharpener starts out at $1,695.00. I will send you a direct e-mail with some more information on the AV-36 clipper blade sharpener. Here is also a direct link to our website for the clipper blade sharpening equipment.

      Thank You – Thorvie Sales.

  2. Bruce McCracken

    Hi Rick,
    Nice explanation.
    Please advise cost of the machine as illustrated

    1. Rick Shefchik

      Hi Bruce,

      I will send you an e-mail today with some more information on our AV-36 clipper blade sharpener.

      Thank You – Rick

  3. Laura

    Looking to start a small clipper sharpening business for small and large animals. Please send information

    1. Rick Shefchik

      Hi Laura,

      I will be sending you and e-mail shortly with some more information on the clipper blade sharpener.

      Thank You, Thorvie Sales

  4. sanjay sharma

    I want to buy this machine.
    How much it costs with delivery.

    1. Rick Shefchik

      Hi Sanjay,

      Thank you for your interest in our clipper blade sharpener. I will send you an e-mail with some more information on this machine.

      Thank You – Rick

  5. Douglas Aswan

    With my sight set towards self employment, the idea of starting a clipper’s blade sharpening services always hit my head.
    Per my findings, there’s non in Kenya. People do it manually. But still I have no idea where to get this machine, how it works and the cost.
    Luckily, here we’re. Can you be of help please.

    1. Rick Shefchik

      Hi Douglas,

      Thank you for your interest in our clipper blade sharpener. I will send you an e-mail with some more information on this machine.

      Thank You – Rick

  6. Jesyca gora

    I am in the process of opening a clippers and sharpening service in South Africa. Pls send me pricing for blade, knife, saw sharpening machines or if you have a machine that is interchangeable.

    1. Rick Shefchik

      Hi Jesyca,

      I will send you a direct e-mail with a full products catalog and information on the machine of interest.

      Thank You – Rick

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