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!


  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: 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?

  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. 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?

  8. 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..

  9. 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.

  10. Author


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

  11. Just bought Wahl Balding clippers made in Europe for UK market. They were incorrectly aligned from the start and would not cut on the extreme left side. On resetting the blades, which required some degree of force to hold them in correct parallel position for tightening, I noticed the lug from the motor which fits in to the top blade is very poor fitting, and when all is tightened and aligned this top blade can be pushed up to extend way beyond the bottom blade, as if slipping out of its fixture! There is very little clearance between blade edges on these clippers, if the top blade was to slip out of position due to this ill fitting design it would not be good. Please look in to this, thanks.

  12. Author

    Contact our friends at Wahl UK and they can assist you with this.

  13. Hi I just bought my Wahl clipper online but it sounds like a vibrator. Too noisy and strong vibration. How to minimize the noise.

  14. Author

    Hi Fernando,

    Which tool did you purchase? Where did you buy it from? Is it in the correct voltage?

  15. Following Robert Baker’s suggestion of how to align the blades worked wonders. They work perfectly now.
    Thanks Walter!

  16. Hello,
    Need to return a Wahl clipper that had its head broken 2 months after purchase! Or return it for a fix.

  17. Author

    Please contact our customer service at 1-800-776-9245 for assistance!

  18. Hello. I have three sets of wall clippers; in which I purchased two of the sets (pet clippers) to do my own grooming on my dog, and the other set is for my husband’s grooming. I have used all three clippers on my dog and her fur is so thick, after 3 or 4 uses the blades go out of alignment. Is there something I am missing about grooming my dog? Or do I just need to keep realigning them every time I use them on my dog?

  19. Author

    You may need a more powerful clipper that can cut through the thick fur.

  20. My clippers worked perfectly on my dog. then all of a sudden they stopped cutting. I oil them & use a Clipper Wash, but they are still not cutting properly.

  21. Hi, I just bought the reflection senior and after adjusting it they seem to cut my skin a little when testing the adjustment. I know the blade isn’t too close cause I can see a good amount of clearance. Is it because the sharpness of the new blade? I still want to adjust them closer to a zero. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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