A while back I posted this blog about using clipper coolant spray on blades. http://groomwise.typepad.com/hair_of_the_dog/2016/10/too-cool-to-care-.html I got quite a bit of feedback about it on Facebook and in private messages. I got a lot of comments that went something like this, "OK, so coolant sprays are bad, but if I oil my blades it gets all over the dog's coats."
I also got a very nice note from Derek Hartmann. He is the guy behind Switch Blade products. An experienced blade sharpener, he is generous with his time and knowledge, posting informational videos about blade care on YouTube and chiming in on-line forums where groomers meet to chat. He has an amazing new product out, and I can hardly wait to share it with you all. It is called Speedy Blade Oil, and it comes in a super handy little bottle with a pump spray applicator. No dripping and dropping, just a quick spritz and voila! Your blade is beautifully lubricated. He kindly sent me a bottle to try out, and I have to tell you, it's the greatest. I have been much, MUCH better about keeping my blades well lubricated since I got this new spritzy oil.
Here is what Derek told me about his blade oil:
"Every blade manufacture recommends lubrication to be applied before and during use. Lubrication provides two functions: Lubricity and Whisking Debris From The Cutting Surface
Lubricity provides the smooth travel of the cutter blade across the comb section of the tool. It also provides much needed lubrication to the plastic blade guide that aids in moving the cutter. If the plastic blade oil begins to dry out, it will increase friction to the blades. Since clippers operate at least 4500 strokes per minute, it does not take long before the plastic blade guides begins to dry out.
Lubrication sweeps hair and dirt from the cutting surface. If the debris is too heavy for the blade oil, the debris will cause blades to drag or pull. If the debris is too light for the oil, it will suspend the debris and cause the blades to heat up.
The biggest problem with the use of blade oil is that it tends to run off the blade and onto the coats of clean dogs. No groomer wants to see oil streaks on their client’s dogs and this is why most groomers do not lubricate their clipper blades. The Speedy Blade Oil has addressed this issue by blending unique components that leaves little to no residue and reduces friction to clippers blades better than the standard blade oil used today."
To try some, call (904) 584 2128. Tell him Daryl sent ya!