The purpose of a clipper blade honing machine is to sharpen blades that have been dulled as a result of extensive use. Also known as a clipper blade sharpening machine, it is primarily used by professional barbers to sharpen many blades efficiently in a short amount of time.
A clipper blade sharpener removes some of the metal on the clipper in order to sharpen it. A clipper's operational lifetime is about 15 generations. A conventional clipper blade honing machine does not work on ceramic blades, because although they are much harder than most metals, they are also brittle and break more easily.