Even though the majority of trimmers that are on the market today contain a sharpening component that is built in, the most effective way of keeping the blades sharp on your beard trimmer is to trim them yourself. This is primarily due to the fact that devices that have auto sharpening features can wear out very quickly, especially if the beard trimmers are not cleaned and oiled on a regular basis.
Fortunately, it is easy to sharpen your beard trimmer on your own, and it does not take a lot of time to do so. Once you have completed the steps one time, you will know how to go through the process anytime you notice that the machine is not trimming your beard as effectively as it usually does.
The following is a step-by-step guide to sharpening your beard trimmer.
The first thing you want to do is give the beard trimmer a thorough cleaning. Just like any other type of machine, your beard trimmer will be the most effective and efficient when it is free of dirt and debris such as:
• Beard hair
• Product buildup
You will need to find the screws that attach the blades to the trimmer and remove them. Then, take the blades out of the body of the trimmer. Be sure to pay attention to how the screws and blades are positioned so you can reassemble the trimmer without any problems.
An old toothbrush would be ideal to brush away debris, hairs and other objects between the blades. If the blades have rust, you can wash them in a blade wash solution designed to clean trimmer blades.
Make The Blade Sharp
After you have finished cleaning the beard trimmer, you can have a little fun sharpening the blade. You can easily do this by running the blade over a coarse sharpening stone. These can be purchased online, or you can get one from a local hardware store.
This can be successful if you position the blade at an angle. The best positioning is 30 degrees to 45 degrees. Be sure to only move the blade in a forward direction and strike the blade against the sharpening zone a minimum of five times. Repeat until the blade gets the effect you are looking for.
The process is nothing more than grinding the metal down, and all of the ground metal should be wiped away from the blade. You will then turn the blade over, and simply repeat the same process. After this, you can fine tune the blade with a stone that has fine grit. The method for using this type of stone is the same as using the coarse stone.
Finally, you will need to reassemble the beard trimmer. It is vital that the blade is facing in the same direction as it was before you removed it. Tightly screw the blade back in the trimmer and apply trimmer or clipper oil to prevent overheating and reducing friction. By doing this on a regular basis, you can keep your beard neat and trim. Find more tips at BEARDCARESHOP.COM