Question: What is the lever on the side of hair clippers for?

The taper lever adds versatility to your clipper by allowing you to gradually change the closeness of your cut without a guide comb. When the lever is in the uppermost position, the blades will give you closest cut and leave the hair very short. Pushing the lever downward gradually increases the cutting length.

What does lever open mean on Clippers?

An open lever (pushed down) means that the cutting blade is farther from the tip of the fixed blade, so the hair feeds through more loosely and slowly, and the cutting result is similar to what you would get with a wide-tooth comb.

Whats the lever on the side of clippers?

More videos on YouTube The taper lever allows you to change the closeness of your cut between guide comb lengths. Move the lever up for the shortest cut, and down for a longer cut. If your blades ever become jammed with hair, simply move the lever up and down several times. This action will help free the blades.

Should the lever be up or down on hair clippers?

Moving the lever up for a closer cut, and down for a longer cut. This is particularly useful for fading and blending as you can be more precise with your cutting lengths. Your clipper kit will usually come with a number of attachment combs. Placing these on the blade will enable you to cut to different lengths.

How do you use a clipper taper lever?

0:141:14Using a Taper Lever - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipBegin below the hairline and slowly. Move up into the hairline. To soften off the bottom edges atMoreBegin below the hairline and slowly. Move up into the hairline. To soften off the bottom edges at the back and sides to create a true taper.

How do you tell if a clipper is open or closed?

When the taper lever is open it cuts less hair, and the blade is at its longest cutting position. Most standard clipper blades are set 000 to 1 without being zero gapped. When you push the taper lever up towards the front of the clipper its called closing the blade.

How do you blend a fade clipper?

0:543:08How To Fade Hair - Blending Fades With Clippers - YouTubeYouTube

What is the difference between a 7 and a 7F clipper blade?

HI, There is no difference between 7F and 7FC. 7F is the old name of the blade where F stands for Finish and 7FC is the new name of the same blade where FC stands for Finish Cut.

How do you blend hair with clippers for beginners?

0:492:14Tapered Haircut - How To Blend Hair With Clippers - YouTubeYouTube

What is a left and right ear taper?

The right and left ear taper guards have shorter width and length of the guard on the ear side and taper to a longer length as the guard angels up towards the crown of the head. Starting behind the right ear and at the start of the hair line, arch the clipper up and over the ear and towards the side burn.

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