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Using the Speed Feed on Harry I've noticed something that I don't like. I groom his face on the 15 setting. It comes out looking very nice and clean. Then the next day I see just how patchy it looks and it makes me want to go over it again. Should I just set the setting on 30 for the face? Maybe the 15 setting is too long?
 

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I use 30 on all but Lucy, she has too sensitive of skin. You'll see what looks like razor burn on the face if too sensitive. They also need to get used to it. Never use a hot blade on the face.
 

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He doesn't have razor burn. I don't use hot blades. I test them frequently to make sure that I switch them out if they get too warm. On the face I use a cordless trimmer that has a rubber covering on part of the blade. I use it on his face first so that it doesn't have time to get hot. I just think with how boney his face is, I might not be getting a smooth enough cut.
 

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long hair on face start with the lay iof the hair then go back against the hair growth. You'll have to go every which way to get a fully cleaned face. Be sure to grab the lip and plull back and get the edges of the lips.
 

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I pull the lips but you are right it's hair growth that's growing in different directions because I looked at it up close in the light.
 

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yup, stretch the skin out and go both back and forwards to catch the silly hairs that go the other way, but at the same time if you're using something like a 30 or 40, don't go over and over on the same spot too much or you'll scrape them too...
 

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I was just using the #15 and going in one direction. I watched this video that said never go against the grain of the hair as you will give them clipper burn that way and I've always been afraid to do it until the other day on Harry's bum. He didn't get clipper burn or rash at all and I went against the hair to get a shorter cut.
 

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wow, they said don't go against the grain? *sigh* I go against the grain with a 30 on Paris' face feet & tail all the time. lol!! I use a 15 on pet poodles, against the grain, *always* unless they are really sensitive and then I'll use a 10 (still against the grain)
 

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Well that's good to know now and I'm going to have to fix up his face this weekend.
 

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I use the 30 also on the laube. 15 doesn't seem to do the job. I thnk Olie is sensitive though because around his eyes he gets light burn so I may use a 15 on him. But the feet I go against the grain and it works great.
 

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I use the 30 also on the laube. 15 doesn't seem to do the job. I thnk Olie is sensitive though because around his eyes he gets light burn so I may use a 15 on him. But the feet I go against the grain and it works great.
Yeah he's a light colored dog and sometimes their skin is sensitive. I always go against the grain on the feet. I don't think it would cut right for me if we went with the grain. I might try the 30 on him next time.
 
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