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  1. #1
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    Default Can the new ceramic edge clipper blades be sharpened?

    I just bought a set of the new Oster ceramic edge clipper blades for the A5s. I haven't used them, yet, but everyone is raving about them lasting so much longer, cutting so much better, and not getting as hot. Can they be sharpened with the ceramic coating or are they one time only?



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    Bumping this up because I would like to know too.
    Susan N.

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    I have had mine sharpened several times, no problem. Now if only they'd make them in wide track...



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    I have the Andis ceramic blades and what they have is a replacement for just the ceramic part. It's great -- the cost for this part is about $14.00 and all you have to do is slide the old one out and the new one in. I would never have known this was an option if I hadn't struck up a conversation with the Andis rep who happened to have a display at my local tack store's big annual sale.

    A few days ago I put it to the test, and it's as though I have new clipper blades. I don't know if the Oster ceramic blades have the same option, though.


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    i am the minority. i hated them, and one tooth actually broke off. I will stick with my steel.


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  6. #6
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    Many sharpeners that service the pet grooming industry recommend just replacing the cutter rather than attempting to sharpen. Ceramic blades are brittle and most don't seem to survive long enough to warrant trying to resharpen them.
    They're best used on squeaky clean hair, sand or grit in the coat will wreck the blade before you can blink.


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