Help - Clipper advice and troubleshooting please???
My spoo puppy is 7 months old, and I was so happy because grooming has been so easy - but now I think I broke my clippers.
My mother gave me her 20 year old Oster A5 golden clippers, bladewash, oil, and blades : 15, 2x 3f, 2x 7f, and some cheap scissors. She also gave me a tiny cheap mini trimmer with probably a 40 blade. I also bought a set of metal clipper combs, grooming arm, comb, slicker and pin brush.
I took the 15 blade apart to clean it, put it back together, then played with the tension because it was pulling when I turned it on. After 5 min of fiddling, my clippers are now not holding speed - they go full speed, then slow/stop, then full speed, then slow/stop, etc. I tried using a different blade. Same issue. Deep breaths...
Any suggestions for parts to replace? Things to clean/change? Really good troubleshooting guides?
I was planning on buying a Bravura for her FFT on the recommendation of the breeder, and order a few new blades for my Oster. My clippers are LOUD and my puppy hates having the sides of her face near her ears shaved. She's completely fine with me using the mini trimmer, but it cuts too close, skips terribly and looks patchy. She's also a lot less wiggly if I use the trimmer on her feet.
Should i take the budget for the Bravura and invest in a new clipper, or is there anything else I can try? Any recommendations for quiet corded clippers? I feel like my grooming wish list is expanding every day - HV dryer, decent shears, dremel...