Conair HC200WXCSC Operating instructions

®
20-PIECE
Haircut Kit
Instructions
For Care and Use
Model HC200WXCSC
Conair thanks you for choosing our brand of
hair clipper. With practice you will soon be
doing a professional job every time you use the
unit. This is a well-engineered, high quality
product, and we know that with proper care it
will give you years of reliable service.
Thanks again for choosing Conair, the
#1 name in personal care appliances.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using electrical appliances,
especially when children are present, basic
safety precautions should always be
taken, including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING
KEEP AWAY FROM WATER
DANGER-
any appliance is electrically
live, even when the switch is off.
To reduce the risk of death or injury by
electric shock:
1. Unplug this appliance before cleaning.
2. Do not place or store appliance where it
can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink.
3. Do not use while bathing or in a shower.
4. Do not place in, or drop into water or
other liquid.
5. Do not reach for an appliance that has
fallen into water. Unplug immediately.
6. Always unplug this appliance from electrical outlet immediately after using.
DO NOT REACH INTO
THE WATER
To reduce the risk of
WARNINGburns, electric shock, fire, or injury to persons:
1. This appliance should never be left unattended when
plugged in. Do not pull, twist, or wrap line cord
around appliance.
2. Close supervision is necessary when this
appliance is used by, on, or near
children or invalids.
3. Use this appliance only for its intended purpose
as described in this manual. Do not use
attachments not recommended by the
manufacturer.
Do
not
use
an
extension cord to operate this appliance.
4. Never operate this appliance if it has a
damaged cord or plug, or if it is not working properly,
if
it
has
been
dropped
or
damaged, or dropped into water. Return the appliance
to a service center for examination and repair.
5. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
6. Never drop or insert any object into any opening
on this appliance.
7. Do not place appliance on any surface while it is
operating.
8. Do not use this appliance with a
damaged or broken comb or with teeth
missing from the blades as injury may occur. Before
use, make certain blades are aligned properly.
(See “Care of your Clippers”)
9. Do not use outdoors or operate where aerosol
(spray) products are being used or where oxygen is
being administered.
10. Never operate the appliance with the air openings
blocks or while on a soft surface, such as
a
bed
or
couch,
where
the
air
openings may be blocked. Keep the air
openings free of lint, hair, and the like.
11. Always attach plug to appliance first, then to
outlet. To disconnect, turn all controls to “OFF” then
remove plug from outlet.
12. Avoid skin contact with moving blades.
13. When using the appliance with its cord, be
mindful of tangles or kinks in the cord. If the cord
does become tangled during use, turn the unit off and
straighten cord before operating again.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance is intended for household
use. Use on Alternating Current 120V
AC/60Hz only. This appliance has a
polarized plug (one blade is wider than the
other). As a safety feature, this plug will fit
in the outlet only one way. If the plug does
not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If
it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician to install the proper outlet. Do
not attempt to defeat this safety feature.
Your new Conair® haircut kit has everything
you need to achieve professional haircuts at
home. It features a powerful clipper with
adjustable taper control and high carbon
steel blades for cutting precision. Also
included are 9 attachment combs for
different hair lengths (including left and
right ear combs), barber scissors, a styling
comb with angled teeth, a barber comb
with straight teeth, a full length barber
cape, a hard case for easy storage and 2
styling clips to assist you in cutting longer
hair styles. It also comes with lubricating oil,
a cleaning brush and a blade guard for easy
maintenance of the clipper blades.
THE CONAIR GUIDE
TO CUTTING HAIR AT HOME
Before you start:
1. Inspect your clipper. Make sure it’s free of
hair and dirt, properly oiled, and running
smoothly.
2. Place a towel around the neck of the person.
3. Seat the person so that their head is at
your eye level.This gives you greater
visibility and control.
4. First, comb hair until it’s tangle-free. Then
hold clipper in a comfortable grip. Now
you’re ready to cut.
MEDIUM TO LONG CUT
To begin with, cut only a small amount of hair
until you become used to the length each
attachment leaves the hair. Try the longest
attachment on the clipper first. If you want a
shorter cut, you can then use shorter combs.
• Short attachment comb (number 1) cuts
hair to 1/8”.
• Medium-Short attachment comb (number
2) cuts hair to 1/4”.
• Medium-Long attachment comb (number
3) cuts hair to 3/8”.
• Long attachment comb (number 4) cuts
hair to 1/2”.
• Long attachment comb (number 5) cuts
hair to 5/8”.
• Long attachment comb (number 6) cuts
hair to 3/4”.
• Long attachment comb (number 7) cuts
hair to 7/8”.
• Left ear attachment comb lightly tapers
over left ear.
• Right ear attachment comb lightly tapers
over right ear.
Attach combs by
holding them teeth
up then snapping
onto the bottom of
the clipper blade.
To remove comb
attachments place
index finger and
thumb as illustrated;
then pull out and
up.
NOTE: Never push or shove the clipper
through the hair to make it move
more quickly. Professional experience
shows that the clipper works most
efficiently when it cuts through the
hair at its own speed.
To begin cutting hair:
1. The hair should be combed in its natural
direction.
2. Using the largest attachment comb, trim
sides from the bottom upwards. Hold
clipper lightly against the hair with teeth of
the attachment comb
pointing upward, yet
flat against the head.
Gradually lift the
clipper upwards and
outward through the
hair, trimming just a
little at a time.
Repeat around sides
and back of head.
If you want hair to be
even shorter:
A) A p p l y
more
pressure to the head
with the attachment
comb that is in place.
This takes a little
practice of course.
OR
B) Just switch to a
shorter attachment
comb.
Remember, it’s better
to leave too much
hair than too little.
For longer hair on
top, use the barber
comb and lift hair on
the top of the head,
cutting over the
comb. Or hold the
hair between the
fingers and cut to desired length. Always
working from the front to the back of the
head, gradually cut the hair shorter by
reducing the space between the comb or
fingers and the head. Comb often to check for
uneven strands, and to get rid of trimmed
hair.
OUTLINING:
Outlining requires no attachments. Comb
hair into the desired style. Position the
clipper between the sideburns and the ear
(see below), making sure the corner edge
of the blade is against the hairline. With the
outline of the hair as your guide,
slowly move the clipper over, around and
behind the ears. For the back of the neck
and the sideburns, hold the clipper upside
down (see above) and, holding it against
the skin at the length desired, move the
clipper downward.
STOP. COMB. CHECK.
For best results, do as the professionals
do: comb hair often, and check clipping
results as you comb. This way you avoid
uneven sides, bangs, neckline, etc.
SHORT CUTS TO PERFECT
FLAT TOPS, CREW CUTS, ETC.
Always cut from the back of the neck to the
crown, using the longest comb setting.
Hold the comb attachment flat against the
head and slowly move the clipper up
through the hair. Use the same technique
for the sides, cutting from the bottom to
the upper side of the head.
For the front to the crown, cut the hair
against the direction in which it grows.
Then even it up with the sides.
For a flat top, use the flat comb, not the
attachment comb. Just cut hair on top of
the head over it (see above).
To taper hair down to the neckline, use
attachment comb #1. Comb hair and
check for uneven spots. Outline sideburns
and neck areas (see “Outlining”).
USER-MAINTENANCE
INSTRUCTIONS
CARE OF YOUR CLIPPERS
IF YOU DETERMINE THAT BLADE
ALIGNMENT IS INCORRECT:
MAINTENANCE OF THE BLADE
Always apply oil to the blades before, during
and after use. This will ensure maximum
cutting performance. Hold clipper away from
your body in a downward position and apply oil
on the front and sides of the cutter blade. Wipe
excess oil off with a soft dry cloth.
Conair® hair clippers are carefully inspected to
insure that the blades are in perfect alignment.
You will need to realign the blades after
removing them for cleaning or replacement, or
if they should be knocked out of alignment. How
can you tell if the blades need realigning?
Simply match them up, point for point, to
confirm with the drawing below.
To replace cutting comb and cutter after
removal for cleaning, replacement or, because
they are out of alignment, slide the cutter back
on to the black plastic oscillating head. Next,
you must make sure that the cutter (small
blade) and the cutting comb (large blade) are
properly aligned. Line up the new or existing
cutting comb with the two screw holes. Place
the original screws, one in each hole, and
lightly tighten with a Phillips head screwdriver.
*The top edge of the cutting comb should be
1/32” to 1/16” (.79 mm. to 1.59 mm.) higher
than the top edge of the cutter. This is important
so that the clipper does not cut too close, or
come in contact with the skin.
Large Blade (cutting comb)
Small Blade (cutter)
Blade Screws
Cutter Comb (large blade)
Cutter
(small blade)
Figure 2:
1/32” 40 1/16”
*The extreme left-hand tooth of the cutting
comb must cover or be to the extreme left hand
of the first small tooth of the cutter.
*Be sure that the extreme right hand big tooth
of the cutter touches the extreme right hand
tooth of the cutting comb.
Any other servicing should be performed by an
authorized service representative because this
appliance has no user serviceable parts. The
product is for household use.
Do not pull, twist, or wrap line cord around
appliance.
1. To prevent the clipper from contacting the
skin or cutting too closely, make certain that the
end of the top blade is 1/32” to 1/16” back from
the bottom blade.
2. Position the extreme left-hand tooth of the
top blade so that it either covers, or appears on
the left of the first small tooth on the bottom
blade.
3. Make sure that the big tooth on the bottom
blade touches the extreme right-hand tooth on
the top blade.
SPECIAL OIL
To maintain the blades of your Conair
clipper, oil them after every three or four
haircuts. Gently place a few drops of oil on
the teeth of the blades, using the special
Conair oil included with your set. Turn the
clipper on for a minute, then turn off. This
light, natural oil was formulated specifically
for the Conair high-speed clipper. Because it
is the right oil to use, it will not slow down the
blades. Never use any other product. There is
no substitute for Conair oil.
POWER SCREW
The power screw permits you to adjust
the power of your clipper. You may find it
necessary to adjust it if the power in your
house is low. (The Conair clipper was
designed for household use.)
1. With screwdriver or dime, turn the
power screw clockwise until arm
strikes the coil, making a clacking
noise.
2. Then turn the screw counter-clockwise,
just until noise stops. This is the
maximum power setting.
ADJUSTABLE TAPER LEVER
Just like professional clippers, the Conair
taper lever is positioned at your thumb. You
can hold the clipper in your hand and adjust
the lever at the same time…while you’re clipping.
This taper lever eliminates the need for an
attachment comb because it lets you
gradually adjust the closeness of the cut. For
the closest cut and the shortest hair, push
taper lever up as far as it will go. To increase
cutting length, slowly push lever down. If you
push to the lowest position, it will leave hair
about the same length as the short attachment.
Because a different cutting edge is used in
each setting, the taper lever lengthens the
life of your blades.
Packed-in hair can slow down any clipper.
To remove hair without removing the
blades, do what the professionals do:
keeping the clipper on, quickly push the
taper lever back and forth from “close” to
“longer” cut a few times.
Close Cut
Longer
Cut
If you do this after every clipping, especially
with heavy hair cutting, the blades should
remain free of cut hair. If clipper stops cutting
and this action doesn’t help, check the
blades. If they’ve become dull, replace
them. For new blades, send cheque or
money order for $5.00 plus $2.50 for
postage and handling to:
Conair Consumer Products Inc.
156 Parkshore Drive
Brampton, Ontario L6T 5M1
Bottom
Blade
Adjustable
Taper Lever
Power
Screw
Switch
Top
Blade
WARNING:
IF YOU THINK
THE POWER IS OFF
WHEN THE SWITCH
IS OFF,
YOU'RE WRONG.
KEEP AWAY FROM WATER
Everyone knows that electricity and water
are a dangerous combination. But did you
know that an electric appliance is still
electrically alive even if the switch is off? If
the plug is in, the power is on. So when
you are not using your appliances, keep
them unplugged.
ALWAYS UNPLUG
SMALL APPLIANCES
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Manufacturers and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
LIMITED FIVE YEAR WARRANTY
Conair will repair or replace (at our option)
your unit free of charge for 12 months
from the date of purchase if the appliance
is defective in workmanship or materials.
To obtain service under this warranty,
return the defective product to the service
centre listed below that is nearest you,
together with your purchase receipt and
$7.50 for postage and handling. In the
absence of a purchase receipt, the
warranty period shall be 12 months from
the date of manufacture.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, OBLIGATIONS, OR LIABILITIES, INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE
12 MONTH DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN,
LIMITED WARRANTY.
IN NO EVENT SHALL CONAIR BE LIABLE
FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES
FOR
BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER.
This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may also have other rights,
which vary from province to province.
SERVICE CENTRE:
CONAIR CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC.
156 Parkshore Drive
Brampton, ON L6T 5M1
03CN1324
IB-4821