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    11-10-2008, 08:45 AM

My mother in law wants to purchase me a set of clippers for christmas. Which I think is fantastic! I want to get a nice set of cordless, but I am unsure of the brand. I have used Wahl, but I am sure there is other ones out there that maybe a better brand, or have a longer battery life. Please let me know what suggestions you may have.
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    11-10-2008, 09:58 AM
Green Broke
What is your price range/use for them? The cheaper pair I have are the Wahl Pro Series (which come in cool colors ). They're great for the price. I've had them for years. They're perfect for the occasional light clipping: whiskers, ears, fetlocks, and bridlepaths. Lightweight and easy to handle. They're not particularly powerful but they do get the job done, esp if you only have a horse or two. The pair I love are Oster Power Pro Ultras. Much more expensive but very powerful, very fast, quiet, etc. They making trimming a breeze and strong enough to body clip. The battery lasts a lot time but they give you a 2nd just in case it runs out while you're using it.
One of my friends bought a pair of Wahl Arco's and they were horrible. They only lasted a few months and she had to get another pair. I think in general though Wahl and Oster tend to be good brands.
    11-10-2008, 01:03 PM
I've always heard Wahl was a great brand. I don't know any other brands, but Wahl has a great reputation!
    11-10-2008, 06:43 PM
Green Broke
Oster is a good brand, too - I personally like the ones with the cord though...they can stand up to heavy clipping moreso than cordless ones.
    11-10-2008, 06:58 PM
Sunbeam is my fav brand
    11-11-2008, 10:20 PM
Originally Posted by kickshaw    
Oster is a good brand, too - I personally like the ones with the cord though...they can stand up to heavy clipping moreso than cordless ones.
awww poor turkey! But I agree with kickshaw. If you want heavy duty clippers or clippers that will last you a long time, you should stick to clippers with a cord. I have nevr had issues with them. You can always get yourself a set of small clippers for cheap that are cordless. I have a small one for teaching the horses to clip and my Clipmasters for everything else.

Make sure you do some homework and check out the pros and cons before going out and making a list :)
    11-30-2008, 02:29 PM
I just came across this thread and may be to late to comment, but I will anyway. I show most every week for about 9 months out of the year. That is a lot of clipping, and a lot of body clipping. I highly recommend Double K clippers, they are not cordless and run around $300 but everything is replaceable if it breaks, has a great warranty, and are super heavy duty.
    12-01-2008, 03:50 AM
I second, third, fourth, millionth the Double Ks :) I would NEVER body clip with any other clipper :)

But if you're looking for more light duty, Wahl, Oster, and Laube are all good brands. My personal preference is Wahl. I was a professional dog groomer for 6 years, and my Wahls were my favorite. I had Osters, too. I hated the Laubes, though other groomers swore by them.
    12-01-2008, 12:38 PM
Double Ks are the most amazing clippers to ever exist. I can't imagine how people body clip with anything else... But they're probably not necessary if you're just going to doing trims and stuff.

As far as cordless go, I recommend...
Schneider Saddlery
    12-03-2008, 09:28 PM
I have Wahl Chromado clippers that I really like, they're cord/cordless and really quiet and a charge lasts over an hour when I go cordless. They cost me about $120

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