You can always set the blades for a coarser cut by attaching any of the snap-on blade attachments made for your Andis Clipper. To use blade attachment, slip the cutter blade teeth into blade attachment. Snap the blade attachment down, they snap on and off easily. These attachments guide hair into the clipper blades and give you precise control of hair lengths. The length of trim is indicated on the blade attachment. Use the clipping guide on the other side of this sheet to find the approximate lengths of cut. Different blade angles in relation to the skin, thickness and texture of the hair will vary the cutting length. Please see enclosed slip sheet for all Andis Authorized repair stations ® Model MBA CLIPPING GUIDE Clipping Directions Approx. Length of Cut Standard Andis Blade With hair grain Against hair grain 1/16" 1/32" 1/16" Blade Attachment With hair grain Against hair grain 3/16" 3/32" 1/8" Blade Attachment With hair grain Against hair grain 1/4" 1/8" 1/4" Blade Attachment With hair grain Against hair grain 3/8" 1/4" 3/8" Blade Attachment With hair grain Against hair grain 1/2" 3/8" 1/2" Blade Attachment With hair grain Against hair grain 5/8" 1/2" 3/4" Blade Attachment With hair grain Against hair grain 7/8" 3/4" 1" Blade Attachment With hair grain Against hair grain 1 1/8" 1" Description FACTORY REPAIR SERVICE When the blades of your Andis Clipper become dull after repeated use, it is advised to send your blades to an Andis Authorized Service Station mentioned to right for resharpening. If you wish your clipper to be serviced as well, it should be carefully packed and mailed either Parcel Post Insured, or U.P.S. LIMITED WARRANTY This Andis product is warranted against defective material or workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. All implied warranties arising and by virtue of State law shall also be limited to one year. Any Andis product determined to be defective in material or workmanship during the warranty period will be repaired or replaced without cost to the consumer for parts and labor. The defective product must be returned with proof of purchase and $6.50 to cover cost of handling, to any Authorized Andis Repair Station or to: Andis, 1800 Renaissance Blvd., Sturtevant, Wisconsin 53177 USA or IN CANADA please call 1-800-558-9441. Enclose or attach a letter describing the nature of the problem. Due to foreign matter sometimes found in hair, clipper blades or resharpening of blades are not subject to the one year warranty. The blade set has a 10 Day Limited Warranty. If the blade set fails to cut, it will be resharpened free of charge if returned within 10 days of purchase. Send your blade set postage prepaid with the original purchase receipt to: ANDIS COMPANY, ATTENTION: Service Department, 1800 Renaissance Blvd, Sturtevant, Wisconsin 53177 (U.S. & Canada only). Andis will not be liable under this warranty for any defect, failure or malfunction of any of its products caused by normal wear, abuse, misuse, unauthorized adjustments or disassembling. Andis will not be liable for any consequential damages resulting from any defect in material or workmanship of any of its products. Some States do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. The Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from State to State. Date Purchased Form # 21456 __________________________ Model____________________ ©2004 Andis Company, USA Printed in U.S.A. Congratulations – you just went First Class when you bought this Andis Clipper. Careful workmanship and quality design have been the hallmarks of Andis products since 1922. IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following: Read all instructions before using the Andis Clipper. DANGER: To reduce the risk of electric shock: 1. Do not reach for an appliance that has fallen into water. Unplug immediately. 2. Do not use while bathing or in a shower. 3. Do not place or store appliance where it can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. Do not place in or drop into water or other liquid. 4. Always unplug this appliance from the electrical outlet immediately after using. 5. Unplug this appliance before cleaning, removing, or assembling parts. WARNING: To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons: 1. An appliance should never be left unattended when plugged in. 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 use as described in this manual. Do not use attachments not recommended by Andis. 4. Never operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return the appliance to an Andis Service Center for examination and repair. 5. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces. 6. Never drop or insert any object into any opening. 7. Do not use outdoors or operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used, or where oxygen is being administered. 8. Do not use this appliance with a damaged comb or broken blade, as injury to the skin may occur. 9. To disconnect turn control to “off” then remove plug from outlet. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS This product is intended for Professional Use. SERVICING OF A DOUBLE-INSULATED CLIPPER In a double-insulated clipper, two systems of insulation are provided instead of grounding. No grounding means is provided on a double-insulated clipper, nor should a means for grounding be added. Servicing a double-insulated clipper requires extreme care and knowledge of the system, and should be done only by an Andis Authorized Service Station. Replacement parts must be identical to those parts being replaced. A double-insulated clipper is marked by the words “double insulation” or “double insulated”. The symbol may also be marked on the appliance. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit in a polarized 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 change the plug in any way. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Please read the following instructions before using your new Andis Clipper. Give it the care that a fine precision built instrument deserves and it will give you years of service. Plug cord into electrical outlet, operate 120 volt, 60 cycle AC electrical current or as noted on unit. To start clipper, move switch button to on position; to stop, move switch button back to original position. After using your Andis Clipper, rewrap cord and store in a safe place. REPLACEMENT (REMOVAL) OF BLADE SET To remove the blades, first unplug the clipper from the electrical outlet and raise handle to upper position. Turn the clipper Diagram A upside down, so that the blade teeth are pointing down. You may want to place the clipper on a flat surface to do this. Blade Groove Unscrew the screws on the blade Drive Tension (Diagram A). Remove the blades. To Finger Spring Opening replace the blades, put the smaller upper Drive blade back into position (Diagram B). Be Finger sure the upper blade engages with black drive finger. Push upper blade so that the drive finger opening engages with the drive finger and the tension spring is in the blade groove. Line up the screw holes Diagram B in the bottom blade with the two holes in the clipper housing, and replace screws. Do not tighten down screws completely. Turn clipper over and align lower blade so teeth on both blades are parallel, but with lower blade’s teeth slightly above the upper blade teeth. Failure to do this may result in nipping the skin when cutting the hair. CLIPPER BLADE ADJUSTMENT Your Andis Adjustable Clipper Blade set is easy to adjust. From coarse to fine cuts, all that’s needed is a flick of the adjustment lever with your thumb. In the upright position, blades are set for the finest, or shortest cuts. USER MAINTENANCE The internal mechanism of your motor clipper has been permanently lubricated at the factory. Other than the recommended maintenance described in this manual, no other maintenance should be performed, except by Andis Company or an Andis Authorized Repair Service Station. CARE AND SERVICING OF YOUR ANDIS CLIPPER BLADES Blades should be oiled before, during, and after use. If your clipper blades leave streaks or slow down, it’s a sure sign blades need oil. Place a few drops of Andis Clipper Oil on the front and sides of the cutDiagram C ter blades (Diagram C). Wipe excess oil off blades with a soft, dry cloth. Spray lubricants contain insufficient oil for good lubrication, but is an excellent clipper blade coolant. Always replace broken or nicked blades to prevent injury. You can clean the excess hair from your blades by using a small brush or worn out toothbrush. To clean the blades, we suggest to immerse the blades only into a shallow pan of Andis Clipper Oil, while the clipper is running. Any excess hair and dirt that has accumulated between the blades should come out. After cleaning, turn your clipper off and dry blades with a clean dry cloth and start clipping again. If upon cleaning your blades you find that the blades will still not cut, there may be a few fine pieces of hair trapped between the upper and lower blade. Hang or store your Andis Clipper with the blades down so excess oil will not run into the clipper case. CAUTION: Never handle your Andis Clipper while you are operating a water faucet, and never hold your clipper under a water faucet or in water. There is danger of electrical shock and damage to your clipper. ANDIS COMPANY will not be responsible in case of injury due to this carelessness. ATTACHING THE CLIPPER COMBS (some units may not be supplied with combs) The clipper comb blade attachments mount easily. Just snap them on. Snap them off. Combs help guide hair to cutting blades and give you precise control of hair lengths. Each comb allows a different length of cut which is indicated on the combs: 1/16", 1/8", 1/4", and 3/8", 1/2", 3/4” & 1".