Ivan Zoot Gives A Lesson on Changing Blades

Andis' Ivan Zoot, aka ClipperGuy, has posted a new video on his YouTube page that demonstrates how to change blades on trimmers and both detachable and adjustable blade clippers without damaging the tools. Some takeaway advice from the video:

  • For detachable blade clippers, only put a blade on the clipper when the clipper is on because unless the clippers are running when snapping on the new blade, the blade and the drive pin may not line up properly, which would damage the drive pin and weaken the power of the motor.
  • With adjustable blade clippers, Zoot points out that clippers must be unplugged when changing the blade. He emphasizes the importance of “walking the screws,” a technique for reinserting screws to ensure the tools will cut evenly.
  • For successful blade changes, always work on a clean surface. Changing blades involves removing small screws, which can be misplaced easily. “I like to work over a towel,” says Zoot. “Things can fall on the towel. They don’t get lost or misplaced.”

Check out the entire video for step-by-step instructions and other tips.

Suggested Articles

Beauty professionals can enroll in a higher-education program and earn the first-ever Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Beauty and Wellness.

During her three-decade career, Young-Scrivner has demonstrated exceptional strength in brand, digital, and talent development across different channe

On the latest episode of "Access Beauty," Nick Stenson, SVP of Salon Services and Trend, discusses why now is the perfect time to join Ulta Beauty