General Care & Maintenance

To get the most out of your clipper, it needs to be regularly serviced and maintained. We have listed some key clipper parts that will need changing over time and a step-by-step guide explaining how these can be easily replaced. Please note, parts may differ depending on the make and model of your machine.

We have also included videos which explain what happens when your clipper is serviced and top tips to ensure your blades don't rust when stored away.

Changing Comb Pegs and Pins

Comb Pegs and Pins are exclusive to Lister clippers and can be found on the underside of the head. Over time the plastic can become worn which will allow the bottom blade to move laterally, consequently affecting the quality of a clip. 

Here's how to change the Comb Pegs and Pins on your machine:

1.) Remove old pegs and pins using pliers
2.) Insert new pegs, using a small hammer to push into place
3.) Insert the pin in the hole in the middle of the peg
Please note: removing the head of the clipper and placing it on a towel/non-slip surface will make the peg and pins easier to fit.

Comb Peg and PinsComb Peg and Pins
£4.50 inc VAT

Instructions for Comb Peg/Pin Replacement

Click here to see instryuctions by Lister

Cleaning the Vent

To ensure you clippers don't over-heat, any vents need to be regularly cleaned. To do so, we recommend removing them from your clipper and either removing the hair with a brush or washing in warm soapy water. Once clean, you should be able to see daylight through your vent. We stock replacement Lister Star/Neon vents which can be purchased by clicking the link.

Changing the Tension Set

Most clippers have a tension nut, screw and spring. If you have clipped regularly throughout the winter, we would recommend changing it at the end of every season. Click on the links to choose the right tension set for your machine.

Tension Set - Hauptner
£9.00 inc VAT

Tension Set - Lister
from £11.45 inc VAT

What's Involved with a Service?

Storing your Clippers and Blades

Once you've finished clipping, it's really important that your clippers and blades are stored away in the warm and dry. Damp conditions will damage the internal workings or your machine (especially battery powered clippers) and will cause your blades to rust. To minimise the chances of rust, coat your blades in a thin layer of oil before storing away in an air-tight sandwich box or plastic bag.