#10 Hair Clipper Blade
Please Help!!! My Shih Tzu needs Trim..
I am searching for a #10 Blade for a pair of Electric Hair Clippers...
My e-mail reply to the Craigslist poster - good information for anyone grooming their own pet at home:
I saw your ad on craigslist and thought I could help,
Petco at University Parkway sells the #10 clipper blade. I think most PetSupermarkets carry them as well. At both stores they carry the Andis blade, which is also used by professionals and is a good quality clipper blade.
From the look of your picture you have the A-5 blade size clipper.
The same length 1/16th of an inch is also available at Sally's Beauty Supply. Human hair blades cutting lengths are numbered differently at Sally's you would want a #0 blade.
Make sure you take your clippers with you, so you can ensure you are purchasing the correct size. The Sally's girls are not well versed on grooming equipment vs. beauty equipment. Just get them to let you see if it fits before you buy and keep in mind if you go to Sally's you want the #0.
You can get your existing blade re-sharpened. Call any grooming shop, ask who they use for sharpening and get the sharpeners phone number.
I am a groomer and ship my blades out to Jeff at Northern Tails Grooming for sharpening. He also has a great website with information on clippers, clipper blades, and maintenance of both. As a home groomer you will probably find this information very helpful. http://www.northerntails.com/bladeclipperarticles.html
One last option is you can always order you new blade online. I like Groomers Choice for two reasons. The first is their staff is very knowledgeable and helpful especially for folks that need assistance with purchasing decisions The second is that they have a warehouse in Tampa, so if you like to do business in person (I do) it makes it easy and personal. Their website address is; http://www.groomerschoice.com/ and their phone number is 1-888-364-6242.
Before I started grooming professionally, I was in the same situation as yourself. I had a dull 10 blade that wouldn't cut and had no idea how or where to get another one or how or where to get the one I had sharpened. I hope this helps.
If you need any advice or suggestions, please feel free to give me a call. My phone number is 941-301-8543 and my name is Holly. Wishing you the best of luck.
Sunny Dawn House Call Pet Grooming