|Barked: Wed May 31, '06 8:19am PST |
|The "B" is actually a gaurd comb. just a longer one than you were probably trying to use. from shortest to longest in blades it goes:40, 35, 30, 15, 10, 8.5, 7, 5, 4. then it goes to gaurd combs:2, 1.5, 1, 1/2, 0, a, b, c, d, e. so the "b" gaurd left it pretty fluffy. i would say you would probably want to to use a 5 or 7. (taking into account the activitives these dogs will be doing) the 5 obviously will be a little fluffier. and these blades will look different on both of your dogs. the lhasa and poodle have different coat textures so the lengths will look slightly different. oh and since you had a gaurd comb on the 10 thats why you werent getting anywhere. the coat has to be completely clean and brushed out tangle free to use a guard comb. that #10 blade alone will get through the coat, but im not sure you want it THAT short.
as far as sharpening i always say send it out. the only thing ive heard about those things is that they are a waste of money. i dont know if anyone here has had luck with them, but i always just send mine out. usually its only about 5 bucks a blade anyways, so since your not consistently grooming with many different blades...i dont think the couple hundred dollars would be worth it to you. plus if you mess up sharpening the blade, then you have to spend MORE money on new blades.
hope i helped!