ELECTROMAGNETIC VIBRATOR Operates with a magnet and a spring with one arm in a back and forth motion (like alarm).
AC ROTARY Rotating motion (goes in a circle) Most powerful motor available AC found in full size clipper
DC ROTARY Smaller version of AC Can be powered by batteries DC found in trimmers Attach:
V5000 - V9000 The motor’s cutting power
• changes to the standard electromagnetic motor involved the addition of ‘shunts’. • shunts provide more magnetic surface for the current to pass through • The larger the shunt = more power • V-5000 shunt is a tab magnetic surface • V-9000 super shunt is a larger flat magnetic surface.
BENEFITS • produces up to 50% more power than the former models, operating at the same speed & temperature. • easier to cut wet, thick, and large sections of hair without bogging down
BATTERIES DC ROTARY • smaller version of AC • can be powered by batteries • DC found in trimmers
LITHIUM-ION • 90-120 minutes of continuous run time • Quick re-charge time; 1 minute of charge time = 3 minutes of run time • No battery memory (like cell phone), cannot be over-charged • Runs quieter, extremely light weight
NiCad oldest form of rechargeable battery with the lowest run-time, usually heavier batteries and can develop a memory and should be run to fully dead periodically.
NiMH - In between the 2 batteries with longer run times than NiCad and sometimes just as long as lithium. Some memory issues so good to run dead periodically as well
Oiling Your Taper Clipper.
Taper Clippers should be oiled on a regular basis as part of the ongoing maintenance of your clipper. Oiling is a quick and easy way to ensure better cutting performance and longer blade life. As the top blade of the clipper moves at very high speed it is essential oil is present to stop both heat and wear. Simply turn on the clipper and apply two or three drops of oil across the top of the moving blade. This procedure should be done prior to every haircut to give you the best possible performance. Use only WAHL CLIPPER OIL as it is specifically designed for this role and will not leave any sticky residue on the blades!
Tuning Your Taper Clipper.
Wahl Taper Clippers are tuned at the factory to run on Australian or New Zealand voltage (230~240v/50Hz) however due to the nature of our electrical supply system means the actual voltage in your location can be +/- 10%. Taper clipper performance will vary with the actual voltage in your location, so it is essential to ‘tune’your taper clipper to get the best performance.
The procedure for this is as follows:
A) Oil clipper as instructed above. (This should always be the first step.)
B) With the clipper still running, turn the power screw (the large plastic screw on the side on the clipper–see diagram below) clockwise until you hear a loud‘clattering’noise.
C) Now turn the screw anti-clockwise about ½ a turn, until the clattering stops. D) Turn the clipper on and off a few times to make sure it does not clatter. If it continues to clatter turn the screw a little further anticlockwise.
E) The clipper should now be operating at maximum power for your locality and you should notice the clipper always turns on with an audible‘clunk’noise. This is a good indicator the clipper is properly tuned.
Removing Your Taper Clipper Blades.
You clipper blades should be removed periodically (at least once a month) to allow the cut hair to be cleaned out from under the blades. Simply use a Philips head screwdriver to undo the blade screws and then remove the blades. Remove the sponge and clean it plus any hair that is caught in the clipper. Reverse the process to re-attach the blades. Aligning Your Taper Clipper Blades. Taper clipper have adjustable blade alignment which needs to be reset after removing the blades or tuning your clipper, as this will affect the blade alignment. With the blade screws only semi tightened, you can move the bottom blade around to position it correctly as below:
A) Move the taper lever upwards towards the lid of the clipper so the blades are in the closed position. i.e. closet cutting length.
B) The top & bottom blades should be parallel with the top blade approx 1.0mm behind the bottom blade. (Do not have the top blade level with the bottom blade as this can cause skin pinching or cutting.) See Diagram Below.
C) The extreme left hand tooth on the top blade should be positioned so it is over the gap between the two left hand teeth of the lower blade. i.e. the extreme left gap on the lower blade. See Diagram Below
D) Slowly tighten each screw ensuring you do not alter the alignment in the process. The best way is to tighten each screw a little at a time swapping from one to the other.
E) Check your alignment setting with the blades tightened and the lever in the closed position to ensure you can not cause pinching or cutting of the skin.
Getting the most from your Wahl Clippers!
A 5 cent piece is ideal for adjusting the power screw. 1.0mm SET BACK OF TOP BLADE
TROUBLESHOOT & REPAIR
My blades are dragging and not cutting the hair, why?
Try cleaning excess hair clippings from blades then oil. With clipper running and blades pointed to the ground, drop oil at each corner and heel of blade let run through. Gently blot with a soft cloth.
My blades are pulling and ‘chewing’ the hair when cutting, why?
Blade alignment may be crooked. If the moving blade is not parallel with the fixed blade the hair will not feed through evenly and will pull when cutting. If you have a 3-hole blade, simply loosen (do not take apart) the center screw and manual adjust the blades until parallel. If you have a 2 hole blade, loosen the two screws and manually adjust.
Do I need to take the blades apart to clean them?
NO! The only reason you would need to take your blades apart is to replace them. To clean your blades, brush or spray (compressed gas) the blades to remove excess hair clippings. With clipper running and blades pointed to the ground, drop oil at each corner and heel of blade and let run through. Gently blot with a soft cloth.
My clipper and trimmers are biting / pinching the skin, why?
One of three things is happening here: 1. The moving blade is extended out past the fixed blade (overbite) 2. The cutting blade is being raked down the skin causing irritation 3. The user is heavy handed and is pushing too hard pushing the skin into the teeth. My clipper makes a clattering noise when I turn it on, how can I fix it? Most likely the voltage from your outlet has caused this noise and it is a very simple fix. There is a power screw located on the side of your clipper. With a screw driver, gently turn back towards you (or to the left) until clattering stops, then turn another 1/8-1/4 turn to ‘set’ the screw in place. Note: If the screw turned away from you (to the right) this will ‘tighten’ the arm and cause the blades to freeze.