Your Andis, Oster, Laube, Wahl, Lister, Clipmaster
and other brand clipper need service or repair? Fast service? Need to diagnose clipper problems? Read on!
Basic service Andis/Oster/Wahl $25.00, Laube and large animal clippers $30.00.
Parts and labor intensive repairs extra.
Send to: Bruce's Sharpening
PO Box 41 (if mailing USPS)
Maxatawny, PA 19538
For UPS or FedEx us 15868 Kutztown Road instead of the PO
sending a clipper for repair please put a note on it or in the box about what is wrong
or what service is required. This is especially important on intermittent problems. Let me
know if is making unusual noise, was dropped, won't hold a blade, is intermittent, or whatever the problem or service request
is. If you tend to stick your clippers on a shelf when they are no longer working correctly, take the time to write down what
occurred and wrap a note around the clipper. This will make my job much easier and get you the correct service.
For information about clipper problems there
are some helpful procedures further down this screen
so scroll on down. You are certainly welcome to email
me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call about your problem clipper (610 683-5175)
Sharpening can repair, fix or service Oster, Andis, Conair*, Laube, Lister, Clipmaster and Wahl clippers for the pet grooming,
ranch or farm grooming, salon and barber shop businesses. Parts for most common models are stocked here. Clippers (or
buzzers as some call them) are cleaned, brushes checked, hinge and latches are checked, lubrication is done, cords are
checked for shorts, opens or frayed unsafe conditions. Blade drives on Andis or lever & links on Osters are replaced.
Armatures and electronic switch boards are checked. Some parts for older clipper models are still available in limited
quantity. I keep some here. Some vintage armatures can be rewound for a high cost but if you have a sentimental attachment
this might be a choice for some. Some parts for Oster A2, model 10 and progienic clippers are available still. I have some
old refurbished A2 blades if you need some but with Covid the suply is about exhausted. I can modify an A2 head to take the
more modern A5 blades. $40
Note that there are limited parts available for some Wahl
clippers but all the parts for Arco, Switchblade (now discontinued by Wahl), KM series are readily available. Call or email me to go over your problem
if I can't help you then you may have to send back to Wahl.
I stock all the parts for Andis Master clippers including the power
cords for the old plug in model Masters. The plug in power cords are no longer available from Andis but I have a couple left
$20.00. Write me an email at email@example.com if you need a new plug-in power cord for your old Andis Master. I also
carry the wire in power cords.
Andis AG, AG2, AGP, AGC, Ultraedge, SMC, and as are parts for most pet grooming and large animal clippers and Oster
76, Master, etc. parts are all in stock here for servicing your clipper.
Most trimmer type clippers are marginal to repair due to their lower initial cost and the
labor time to service. Call and ask have your brand and model # available so I can check if parts are available and worth
the effort and cost to service. Blade sharpening some trimmers is not possible due to design.
Laube service and most parts are available
here. I can replace your broken laube case (housing), repair a bad wire in the cord, replace noisy bearings, install
a new brush cartridge, replace a bad hinge and so on. Laube has a 5 year electrical motor parts warranty so if you have a
motor problem and the clipper is still under the warranty period send your clipper to Laube for least costly service, if not
the quickest! Laube motors are expensive complared to other brands but a lot cheaper than a new Laube. A problem with older
Laube cases cracking near the drive screw area is common. According to Laube this is due in part to the use of Kool Lube spray getting onto the
Note that Kool Lube or similar "cooling" products should only be sprayed on the back
(the part that touches the animal) part of the blade, not the front or into the clipper or on the clipper body.
These cracks can be severe enough that the entire front of the clipper falls apart in little pieces. I have a photo of one
that did that while sitting on my work bench! Laube now only supplies Yellow
replacement cases. Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to see if I can help with your Laube
* Conair pet grooming clippers are made in China. They are clones of Oster A5's and Andis AG/AGC style clippers.
The Oster clones often have a problem with the gear and lever steel shafts becoming loose. Once that happens the clipper will
no longer run, or will run slow. The repair is to replace the case, I replace with an Oster case as this is a much more reliable
fix. If the shaft go bad during the warranty period send it to your warranty service center. Keep your paperwork and get a
replacement. Note that the only parts supplier that I know of that carried Conair grooming clipper parts no longer carries
Conair parts! In the future buy other brands - sometimes you get what you pay for!
The newer Oster's A5's have had a problem with
the hinge screws loosening. The fix is to apply lock-tite thread sealant (A.K.A. thread locker) to the cleaned threads. This
will help keep them from loosening. The screw holes goes through into the rear housing where there's a lot of lubricants.
As the screw threads get oil/grease from the inside opening they can loosen from the vibration of running. Tighten the screws
firmly but don't over tighten. I can perform the service here for you for a few dollars if you need. If the hinge screw
brass inserts pull out you may have to have the case replaced with a new one. I can install new inserts that thread in instead
of pressed like Oster uses that will not pull out. The Oster A6 clipper has been out for a while now. Some replacment parts
are available here for them.
bearing misalignment: A more common problem with Oster A5 and Oster 76 clippers is the sleeve bearings getting out
of alignment. This can happen if the clippers are dropped or knocked hard against a cabinet or some such. Oster A5's and Oster
76 clippers use sleeve bearings instead of ball bearings other brands use. Sleeve bearing are bearings made of bronze and
are round in shape with a hole in the middle for the armature (motor) shaft to go through. If the bearing goes out of alignment
then the shaft of the armature will be pinced casuing heat and a slower running clipper. The bearings need to be knocked back
into alignment. Below there is a picture of the bearings on an armature. The bearings sit roughly where the oil button is
at the front end and just behind the brushes in the rear. By tapping the housing where these berings sit you can hear the
clipper either speed up or slow down. Speed up is what you want! In the shop we use an ampmeter to meaure how much current
the clipper is drawing. Out of alignment bearings will cause high current draw. Ideally the current should be less than around
.3 amps. I watch the ampmeter while tapping on the housing until the current draw is normal. Out of alignment bearings can
have current draws over .4 to .5 amps. The max should be .33 amps. I use the handle of a screwdriver to tap the housing. You
can also tighten or loosen the two screws that hold the switch on. These can also help realign the bearings. Good luck doing