Clippers - Anyone got a recommendation?

Discussion in 'Dog Grooming' started by Fleur, Apr 16, 2010.


  1. Emraa

    Emraa PetForums Senior

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    I use Andis too, they are much lighter and less clumsy that Oster and don't get so hot to hold and the two speed models are excellent :)
     
  2. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    Thx for all the advice everyone - I checked out locally and couldn't find anyone who stocked any clippers apart from the £30 Whals.
    So I've gone for it and odered the Moser Switch Blade :thumbup:
    I'll let you know how we get on in a couple of weeks:scared:
     
  3. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    The clippers just arrived - Moser Switchblades - so I got them straight out and gave Lilly a once over.
    They were brilliant :thumbup:
    I just gave her a quick all over cut - except face and tail - and it took 15 minutes.
    I need to go back over and tidy her up a bit - but with the old cheap clippers even to get to this stage would of taken an hour.
    It was like a hot knife through butter :D
    I got the metal combs as well and they fit well and I was more confident that I wouldn't nick her skin also they will be good for using different lengths for tidying up their tails and faces.
    Just wanted to say thanks for all your advice - they are definately worth the investment.
     
  4. Clare7435

    Clare7435 PetForums VIP

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    Mine are Wahl clippers, I don't do it professionally but I do cut 3 peoples dogs and they always look good, if I was doing it on a regular professional basis I'd buy the ones recomended on this thread.
    The Wahl ones are great, quite heavy but i like that in a clipper....it's got lotsof attatchments and combs with it so I can adjust to different parts of the dog, I also have the smaller trimmers by the same company and they're great for faces and paws/ leg area. They cost 30 pounds and my local pet shop orderd them in for me.
    Clare xx
     
  5. Tanya1989

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    Thats great news!
     
  6. Tigerneko

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    Yay! Lovely!!

    How do you find the speed dial on them? Did you start on a low speed or just crank it up from the start? LOL

    I was feeling a bit cocky when I first used mine so used them on full speed straight away.... good job I was trying them on my own dog, she's still got a few baldy/uneven patches and it was back in March :lol: :lol: I use them on low/mid speed now and haven't skinned anything since LOL :eek:
     
  7. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    I managed to knock it up to full speed by accident :eek: so she has a bit of 'dip' on her back :lol:
    With a bit of practice I should be OK using low/mid speed - I'm using Lilly to test them out as she's much more laid back than Zipper.
     
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    Yes, I knock the speed dial thing occasionally, it's a bit annoying isn't it! Bit of a design fault putting it there, I think.

    But I think the positives outweigh the negatives :)
     
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    Tanya1989 PetForums VIP

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    I personally only like "branded" clippers. I always think with clippers that you pay what you get for... cheaper clippers generally aren't as good as the more expensive branded (oster mosley wahl etc) which generally will last a lifetime.
     
  11. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    All I can say is I ha a pair of cheap clippers and I used them on 2 small dogs 4 times a year and it was a stuggle to clip their coats - I bought the mosers as recommended by members on here and they have been fantastic.
     
  12. findley

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    Oster all the way. They stay cool, they do not viabrate, not noisy. The higher the number the shorter the clip with Osters.:)
     
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    if i have any info related to this i will help you
     
  14. Anna Barton

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    Dog parents and professional use the best dog clippers to groom their 4-leged friend. It is important to groom dog’s fur with the best clippers to give them a great look. If your dog’s coat is thick and heavy then it will spend the entire summer being too uncomfortable. A set of professional dog clippers allows you to trim your dog’s coat so that it remains comfortable without all that fur getting in the way.

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