How To Align a Wahl 2 Hole Clipper Blade

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Do you have a clipper blade that is crooked or misaligned? Follow the steps below to get your blade on the right track!

Step 1. Slightly loosen both blade screws, just enough to be able to shift the blade. Make sure to move the blade adjustment lever to the full forward position.
Step 2. Align bottom blade with the top blade. Points of the top blade teeth should be 1/32” to 1/16” (about the width of a dime) back and parallel to the points of the bottom blade teeth. This is important so the clipper doesn’t cut too close or allow the moving top blade to touch the skin.
Step 3. Extreme left hand tooth of the top blade must be on the first small tooth of the bottom blade.
Step 4. After blade is aligned, tighten screws.
Step 5. Plug clipper in. Turn switch on and off a couple of times, and then recheck alignment of blades.

View the video below to see this process in action!

Comments

  1. I have 7 of your clippers and theres no way i can make them work properly once i have taken the blades out for cleaning. I´ve tried every trick shown on YOUTUBE and nothing work at all, guess I´ll need to try another brand next time.

  2. Author

    Hi Mario,

    You should not need to take the blades off for any reason unless you are putting on a new set. With that said it is important that you are aligning these blades properly. Here’s a quick video on how to do so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvOL9Nrb73o. If you still have issues, you can always call us for a repair. Our customer service team can be reached at 815-625-6525.

  3. Hi,
    I am also a bit confused about this.
    On your website you say”the extreme left hand tooth of the top blade must be on the first small tooth of the bottom blade”. But in the instruction PDF I read: “The extreme left hand tooth on the top blade should be positioned so it is over the gap between the two left hand teeth of the lower blade. i.e. the
    extreme left gap on the lower blade.”
    Which one is correct?
    Andy

  4. Help I’ve removed the 2 screws to replace my blade on my Wahl KM 2 speed and a small bar fell out i don’t know where this goes ! There are no videos to watch to put it back

  5. Author

    Give our customer service a call at 815-625-6525 and they will assist you with this right away.

  6. When the clipper starts making a real loud buzzing, what do you do? By the way it did this right out of the box, seems like it should have been adjusted prior to leaving factory. 😡

  7. Author

    Hi John,
    A few quick questions/comments:

    -Where did you purchase your Wahl tool from?
    -Are you using it in the correct voltage?
    -What specific tool are you having issues with?

  8. Hi,

    I never knew that clippers needed to be oiled (used for more then a year). Then the clipper started pulling hair and i opened the blade and found rust between the blade, i wd40 the blades, wipd it. then for the first time oiled it after learning the importance it , but the clipper is not aligning on the left blade. What to do?

  9. Hi, on one of the sites i went to it says i should take my clippers apart and do a “good cleaning” after every 10 haircuts…we don’t cut hair, my husband uses it for his beard…the other day i took them apart for the first time, i cleaned it out no problem, but then i dropped the blades part of it and i sounded like something went flying, i looked everywhere and saw nothing so i just continued on..(i am confused on the spring thing inside, wasn’t sure if that messed up) i got them nice and clean, and had some difficulty putting them back together, getting the blades to line up, but it seemed harder than it should have been…but the end result is a pair of clippers that appear to work but don’t, they turn on but sound different and do not cut hair, any hair..

  10. I moved the the extreme left hand tooth of the top blade on the first small tooth of the bottom blade as advised and it’s cutting perfectly now. Thank you.

  11. Author

    Benny,

    Give us a call at 815-625-6525 and we can take care of this for you right away.

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