Wow, this is the first time that I have sat down since Friday.
I have been helping my daughter move her room.
Painting, moving furniture, taking things apart and putting things back together again.
I think I will go to work tomorrow just to get a break. :)
My tip is quick tonight.
I use Cool Lube to cool my blades if needed.
I know that a lot of groomers don't like using Cool Lube.
Most of them seem to complain that it jammed up their blades.
I have never had that problem.
I spray the blade all over then I wipe it down really well.
Most importantly, I blow all of the extra Cool Lube out of the teeth, then wipe the excess off, making sure that the blade is good and dry before clipping again.
I also try to have at least 2 of each blade size sharp so that I can switch between them when one gets hot.
My tip of the day is to place the warm blade on a ceramic tile.
My daughter and I both have a 12x8 inch ceramic tile on top of our dressers.
I bought tiles with a textured finish so that the blades had less chance of sliding off.
I keep all of the blades that I am currently using on top of the tile.
The tiles were only around $2.50 each.
They are even cheaper for the plain smooth top finish.
A few weeks ago when I was buying the stainless steal for my tub backboard, I came across a 12x8 duct cover.
I like that the stainless steel stays cool, and I also liked that it was like a little tray with sides to it.
So I bought one and sat it on top of my ceramic tile.
It does help cool the blades a little quicker.
The duct cover set me back around $8.
I hope this tip helps someone.
Time to go get some rest.
Work and then more moving and painting tomorrow. :/
Happy Grooming, MFF