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How to zero gap Andis t outliner

how to zero gap andis t outliner

Zero gapping your Andis T-Outliners is a fairly easy process. 

Tools needed:

  • Phillips screw driver
  • Clipper oil
  • Table

All you really need is a phillips screw driver and a flat surface.

First begin with removing the two screws holding the blades to the trimmer. Remove the blades and set the screw in a safe place to avoid loosing them. Separate the guid blade and moving blades from each other, for step two.

Second, loosen the two screws on the top guide blade. Don’t loosen them all the way just enough to be able to adjust the little cardboard Tee thats being held by the screws. This cardboard will be the your guide for setting your blades.

Third, slide the piece of card board back away from the teeth all the way. Grab the moving blade and sit on the piece of cardboard.

Next, Using a table, stand the guiding blade (with the moving blade attached already) on its teeth. Slide the moving blade all the way down towards the teeth of the guiding blades, so that both blades are sitting evenly together on the flat surface.

After, you have both blades standing upright at 90 degrees tilt the blades just a little about 80 to 60 degrees. So the moving blades can slide back slightly. Adjust to your desired spacing, but remember not too close. they can get sharp.

Don’t leave your blades to close to each other, to avoid cutting the client.

Now that you have the blades spaced to your desire. Tighten the two screws on the guide blade to keep the cardboard from moving. Your blades are now set.

Lastly, place the blades back on the trimmer. Tighten the two screws back on to the trimmer and blade. Don’t forget to oil your blades.

You’re, done.

Take a moment to test your blades. If they are to close, repeat the whole process again.

Hope, this helped.

Heres a video, explaining how to gap your trimmers as well.

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