Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Wolff STAT Tool

Wolff’s New Clipper Blade Tensioning Device

I wrote an article in the January Issue of On The Edge about Wolff's new Spring Tension Adjusting Tool for Clipper Blades (STAT for short). This tool will allow you to add tension to a clipper blade’s spring without having to take the whole clipper blade apart. Here’s some info about it:

The New Wolff Stat Tool

The T-Bar design of the tool allows you to apply force with little effort. It also has a ramp built into the end to use to force the spring back up to replace the cutter blade. Here’s a run down on how it works:

How to Use the New Wolff Stat Tool

Start by slipping the cutter out of the clipper blade (See the picture below). On occasion the blade guide will pop off when you do this. If it does, be sure to put it back on the spring before you replace the cutter when you’re done.

Once you have slipped your cutter out, use the STAT Tool to torque the right side of the clipper blade spring downward as shown in this picture below. Be sure to seat the spring all the way into the slot! You don't want to twist the bifurcated end of the tool out of shape.

Once you’ve twisted the first side of the spring downward, flip the blade around and do the same to the other side of the clipper blade spring.

Now that you’ve added your tension, use the ramp built into the end of the STAT Tool to lift the spring up so the cutter can be replaced into the blade.

That’s it. Pretty simple. And actually it can be even simpler. One of the sharpeners that purchased the Tool already just slips the cutter to one side of the spring and then adds a little tension, then he slips it back the other way to add more to the other side. Even faster!

This is a great time saving tool. I'll be shooting a video about it soon, so keep an eye out for it.

If you'd like to order a STAT Tool from Wolff. The price is just $22.95 and the part number is WCL0001. Give them a ring at 800-888-3832.

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