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    Default Re: DIY haircut using pet clippers - how hard can it be?

    Here's another how-to from the locals (click right to video):

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    I did it two weeks ago. No.6 on the top, that blends well enough with what's left of the "pro" cut on the sides. It'll all eventually be one uniform length.

    I had to disassemble the Wahl and oil the blades. Apparently that's something you're supposed to do - whoops.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by thollandpe View Post
    I hope there's no hair doping going on.
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    Don't try this at home, kids.
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    Just did it with the beard trimmers, went same size all around and, damn, I didn't know I was going this bald.

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    Quote Originally Posted by defspace View Post
    I did it two weeks ago. No.6 on the top, that blends well enough with what's left of the "pro" cut on the sides. It'll all eventually be one uniform length.

    I had to disassemble the Wahl and oil the blades. Apparently that's something you're supposed to do - whoops.
    I wonder if NFS is good oil for hair clippers.

    Thinking of getting something. Oster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    I wonder if NFS is good oil for hair clippers.

    Thinking of getting something. Oster?
    If you can find it. A lot are out of stock. I ordered a Wahl clipper that was listed as in stock on Amazon, and then the shipment date was May 30th. So...
     

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    I say "just do it". It's hair, not a rainy, windy, dead-of-night approach onto a pitching aircraft carrier deck.

    I've been cutting my own hair for at least a decade; my wife did it for me for a few years before that. I use a "Blending" for the sides and back, and a "1/4 Cut" for the top (both are very short), and blend the two areas as best I can. I usually have a bit of a duck tail, aft, but who cares. I remove the thingies and go around the ears with the bare clippers. One does get better with time.

    I cut my hair in the shower, trash can in arm's reach for the swarf, and then shower; it sets the bar for convenience, speed and comfort. 18 minutes from starting to get out of my clothes to being back in them, afterwards. I can't even drive to a barber in 18 minutes...and certainly not at the odd hours when I realize that I need a mow job.

    We used to have some inexpensive, anemic clippers from some big box store but then I got these - very happy with them. A good, powerful set is worthwhile: Oster(R) Fast Feed(R) Adjustable Pivot Motor Clipper at Osterstyle.com.

    I'd stick with the recommended oils. If your pet clippers have the juice, hammer away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    I wonder if NFS is good oil for hair clippers.
    If I recall correctly, I think someone actually used it in the past and @TooTall said:
    NFS was NO
    NFS+ was Okay (but ill advised)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    I wonder if NFS is good oil for hair clippers.
    It hasn't been bad...
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rec head View Post
    It hasn't been bad...
    I was being mostly facetious about using NFS on a hair clippers. I assume the maker of a quality clippers would specify and probably sell the requisite oil. It seems to me, and maybe Josh could clarify, that NFS would be slightly too thick for this work. But what do I know? Don't answer that one...... (hint: somewhere between nothing and not very much).
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    Don't try this at home, kids.
    My wife has a lifelong friend who is Linda. She likes anything and everything and is prone to bursting into song when something reminds her of a show tune or Cher. We showed her an episode and she said "I am not sure why this is funny but I liked the singing." She grew up in Margate NJ.

    All my favorite comedians appear on that show as voices.

    And Eugene Mirman is a genius. I've nearly required resuscitation after watching his standup. He has a documentary coming out that I am looking forward to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmdesigner View Post
    If you missed out on 1972 now is your time.
    Who is the dude next to JS Bach?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by defspace View Post
    Who is the dude next to JS Bach?
    Charles Bronson as Arthur Bishop in "The Mechanic".
    You really did miss 1972 didn't you.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    If I recall correctly, I think someone actually used it in the past and @TooTall said:
    NFS was NO
    NFS+ was Okay (but ill advised)
    The other way only because NFS+ was (not for sale anymore) designed as a odorless, colorless and biodegradable product eg. it is practically food safe. That said NFS would be fantastic. Hard to miss. FWIIW I do use NFS on my WAHL clippers. The dog is still living.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    And Eugene Mirman is a genius. I've nearly required resuscitation after watching his standup. He has a documentary coming out that I am looking forward to.
    He's a Hampshire College alum!

    Quote Originally Posted by johnmdesigner View Post
    Charles Bronson as Arthur Bishop in "The Mechanic".
    You really did miss 1972 didn't you.
    Co-starring the young Jan Michael Vincent.



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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmdesigner View Post
    Charles Bronson as Arthur Bishop in "The Mechanic".
    You really did miss 1972 didn't you.
    I don't think my parents had even hit puberty
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by defspace View Post
    I don't think my parents had even hit puberty
    Ha! My first thought was, hey, 1972 wasn't that long ago. Then I remembered that I was -6 years old and my parents were still in college.
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