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Posted By:coloru2 on: 10/28/2004 7:44:02 PM


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coloru2
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clipper blades vs guards.
Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2004 7:44:02 PM
I'm a little confused on clippers. Do some clippers have removeable blades that you use instead of using guards? Say if I want to do a number 3, so instead of using the #3 guard, I just change the blade? Are these more accurate? What is the best clipper brand for doing this? Thanks

mc
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Oster's
Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2004 8:53:31 PM
have changable blades, as well as guards. The 3 blade is shorter than the 3 guard is though. Accuracy is in the person not the clipper. Just depends on which one works better for you.

hot_locks
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Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2004 10:20:51 PM
changeable blades are much better than removable ones.  I prefer Oster brand clippers.  You get a much cleaner cut with removable blades.


CJ
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Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2004 9:44:46 PM
Blades all the way here as well. The guards leave channels in the cut.

Oster 76 Clipper here, with 000 - #4 and a couple of texturising blades as well. Once I switched over years ago, I haven't looked back!

coloru2
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2004 12:11:43 AM
CJ-I've seen those clippers advertized with only the 000 and 1 blades included. Does Oster sell the other blades separately? And I know what you mean about the guards leaving channels in the hair. That's what bothers me the most. Thanks everyone for their input.

CJ
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2004 10:52:56 AM
colouru2, yes, there are loads of different blades for the Oster 76. Your distributor or local supply house should have them, or you could also check out http://www.1-800-sunbeam.com/oster_clipper.html

coloru2
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2004 5:04:15 PM
Thanks CJ.