3/8 Inch Guard for Oster 76
by ZeeMan, published
3/8 inch guard for the Oster 76. The 3/8 size breaks a lot so I made a printable replacement for my mother (my personal barber).
Infill: 10-15. DO NOT exceed 40% other wise it will peel up due to cooling. even 30% may be to much.
Shells:1. Any more and you will have to file the edges to make it fit.
No raft. It makes the underside rough.
UPDATE 12/27/12: Printed v4.2 and it looks and works great but is a little pokey. Also this is a very sturdy piece. So for this up date there is a couple of different types. on v4.4 I made the back side of the prongs shorter so they won't hit the scalp. I also made a second test version, v4.5, in which I removed the tip from the front of the prongs hoping it will lessen scratchiness. Also in this update I added a picture of v.4.2 guard (on the left) next to the factory guard ( on the right). Cheers!
UPDATE 3/4/13: Printed v4.5 and it's most definiatly the way to go! much more comforable on the head. Also added pictures of v4.5 (red) both in use and on its own.
Added v5.0. This should be the most comfortable so far with the sight curve in the front but I have not printed it and they might suffer from overhanging edges. Also on this update I took down some of the older files (to give the downloads a cleaner look). If you would still like some of the old files send me a message and I can email them to you.
Added better instructions for printing after trying to print at 100% then 50% infill. v4.5 still seems the best way to go.
Please let me know if they work for you or if you make them! :)
I should really make this as a customizer Thing. You can adjust the height of the teeth for a different height cut like I did with my shortened one: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:67501. Support is not needed. For the best strength print with 100% infill and 1 shell. (note: adding to many shells will make it to thick and it won't be able to slide on to your clippers.)