Published on 05/31/23 / In Education

⁣Guide: How to Zero Gap Your SkeletonFX Trimmer
What is Zero Gapping?
Zero gapping is the process of aligning the cutting blade and the stationary blade of your trimmer so they're as close as possible without overlapping. This allows for extremely close cutting, perfect for outlining, precision detailing, and creating sharp lines. However, please proceed with caution as zero gapping increases the risk of cuts if not used carefully.
Here's a step-by-step guide to zero gap your SkeletonFX Clipper:
1. Unplug Your Trimmer: Safety first! Always make sure your trimmer is off and unplugged before proceeding.
2. Remove the Blades: Unscrew the blade set using a screwdriver. Be careful not to lose the screws.
3. Adjust the Blades: Once the blades are removed, you'll notice that the cutting blade is smaller than the stationary blade. To zero gap the trimmer you want to move the cutting blade forward so it's as close as possible to the edge of the stationary blade. Be careful not to overlap the blades - the cutting blade should not protrude past the stationary blade.
4. Reassemble the Blades: Once you're satisfied with the alignment, carefully reattach the blade set to the trimmer Gently screw the blades back in, but do not fully tighten the screws yet.
5. Fine-Tune the Alignment: With the blades reattached but the screws not fully tightened, you can make minor adjustments by carefully nudging the cutting blade into the exact position. Once you're happy with the alignment, fully tighten the screws.
6. Test the Trimmer: Turn your clipper on and listen to the sound it makes. If it’s too loud or it’s rattling, it could indicate that the blades are too close together. In that case, you should switch it off immediately and readjust the blades.
7. Safety Check: Finally, ensure safety by lightly running your finger across the blade to confirm it's not too sharp. If it feels overly sharp, it means the cutting blade is extending too far and needs to be adjusted back slightly.
Remember, zero gapping requires patience and precision. It might take a few tries to get it just right, especially if you're new to this adjustment. Always prioritize safety when zero gapping your trimmers and make sure to use the tool responsibly once the blades have been adjusted.

NOTE: Make sure you are confident and comfortable in doing this process. If not, consider seeking professional assistance.

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