This guide is to help you understand clipper cutting lengths and attachment combs.
Not all clippers will have a taper lever, if they do it will look like this:
The taper lever allows you to change the closeness of your cut between guide comb lengths. 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.
The standard attachment comb lengths are:
For example, if your clipper comes with #1-4 attachment combs, you will be able to cut from 3mm to 13mm. Without the combs, the blade gives a much shorter cutting length (our standard blade will cut to 0.8mm).
If your kit doesn’t comb with a comb length that you are looking for, they can be purchased separately here.
If you’re not sure which combs will fit your clipper, find the right combs through the Spares & Accessories tab on the product page.
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