Where To Buy Sharpening Supplies
Wheel Quality Brown Fused Aluminum Oxide
Here is the link to where I get my brown fused Aluminum oxide http://www.kcabrasive.com/index.php?PAGE=products When you call, tell them you want #180 (for A-5 clipper blades) & # 120 grit (for large animal clipper blades) brown fused aluminum oxide. Tell them you are a clipper blade sharpener, and they will know what you want. Their phone number is; 913-342-2900 you can purchase a minimum order of ten pounds at approximately $2.89 per pound, or you can order it in a bulk 50-pound box for about $1.89 per pound. Note: Prices on this page may have changed since this was posted.
I get my lard oil from a company called Master Carr. Here is the link; http://www.mcmaster.com/ lard oil is now $42.13 for one gallon. One gallon will last about a year. When you get on to their page just type in the part number and click on go, and it will take you to the lard oil. The part number is #1165K28. When you are ready to place an order, call them on the phone, and give them the part number. Tell them you want just one gallon. The phone number I have is 1-630-833-0300 it has been over a year since I have called them. If this number is wrong, then use the one on their website.
Sunny Side Odorless Paint Thinner. This is the best solvent I have found for cleaning clipper wheels, using as blade wash, and also for mixing 50/50 with lard oil for making spray lard oil. To clean a clipper wheel just spray it directly onto the wheel while it is spinning, it only takes a few seconds to clean a clipper wheel that way. Unlike odorless mineral spirits, this truly has zero odors. You can get Sunny Side Odorless Paint Thinner at any True Value Hardware store.
Magnets & Scissor Holders For Scissor Sharpening Machines
There is a large, and a small magnet for holding cutters. I use both, I use the larger magnet (32lb pull) for holding the combs on A-5 clipper blades, and the smaller (20lb pull) magnet for holding the top cutters. When you purchase a clipper sharpening machine from Ace Sharpening & Co you will receive both the large and the small magnet with your machine. For large animal blades, I use the wide red magnet from Harbor Freight. It only cost about $3.00
I addition to magnets and scissor holders, you also can get other Sharpening machines and quite a few other sharpening supplies from Foley Belsaw. The link is: http://www.foley-belsaw.com/ it is a good place to buy some of your sharpening supplies. Wolf Industries also has everything that Foley Belsaw has for shear sharpening, and clipper blade sharpening including machines. The link is; http://www.wolffind.com/
DMT Diamond Hones
DMT uses distributors to sell their diamond hones. Here is the link to where I get mine; http://www.lie-nielsen.com/catalog.php?sku=DMT they have two hones that work well. One costs $120.00, and the other one is $65.00. I have both, and I would recommend the one for $65.00 if you get the $120.00 hone get the one that has 600 fine grit on one side and 1200 extra fine grit on the other side. You don’t really need the 1200 extra fine grit side. That is why I recommend the $65.00 hone because it only has the 600 fine grit on one side. When you get to their website call the phone number and tell them what you are looking for.
Ace Sharpening sells and distributes industrial quality diamond sharpening wheels of all sizes for all of your sharpening needs, if you have a special size or need a custom wheel made just send your requests to James Hammons at firstname.lastname@example.org for a price. Unlike the diamond wheels that Foley and Wolf sell that are made at 50% concentration diamonds, these diamond wheels are 100% concentration and will last for many years to come. (I have not worn one out yet) The 50% diamond wheels only last about one year at best.
Here is a link to Shars Tools http://www.shars.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=202-1170 you can get a demagnetizer here for $59.95. I have a demagnetizer from this seller and it is just as good as the one I paid top dollar for.
MSC also sells demagnetizers their link is; http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/N2DRVSH?SITYPE=1&SITEXT=demagnetizer&KNC-T7L391316886 they have several different demagnetizers at different prices, but the one from Shars Tools is probably going to be your best price..
Here is the link to The Edge Pro: theedgepro.com they are a great place to buy all of your parts for clippers. Give them a call at 515-963-1990 and tell them you are a sharpener and would like to set up an account with them, and they will sell you all of your parts wholesale. You can also buy new clippers, blades, and lots of other cool stuff there including an Andis rubbing block at a good price. Or go to; Fort Worth Shaver and Appliance: clipperoutlet.com or call them at 817-335-9970 for clipper parts and lots of other cool stuff!
Shears & Parts For Shears
Here is the link to Wolf Industries; http://www.wolffind.com/ if you want to be a distributor for top-quality shears then go to Geib-Buttercut Shear Company; http://www.buttercut.com/ they are the makers of the famous Gator 88 line of grooming shears. If there is no distributor already in your area, then you could become one just by calling and asking.
This list of suppliers is only intended to help you get started. I am sure there are many other great places to buy the things you are looking for. I have found these particular places to fill all of my sharpening needs. If you are unfamiliar with where to get your supplies then this information could save you a lot of time and money.