12-30-2013, 03:54 PM
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I don't think what you want are ever to be said in the same sentence...you get what you pay for in quality and reliability. There are many manufacturers out there today but good machines cost money, no getting around it.
If I am going to do a full body clip then I want the proper machine for the job so the job is completed as quickly as possible with as little stress to my horse as is possible, or me for that matter.
I prefer Oster Large Animal clippers. I have both single speed and multi-speed clippers.
There are many who will do a body clip with say a A-5 clipper or a comparable make to that style machine.
I think it shows when even using the "wide-cut" blade on a small machine they have clipped the hair to close now the skin pigmentation is showing through the coat left on the horse...can we say bald looking.
If you are truly going to do body clipping and going to do the job more than 1 time invest the money into a machine that is correct for the workload. Over-working your smaller clipper achieves nothing but forcing you to now replace your small clippers sooner.
You will still need a smaller clipper with appropriate blade cut length to do the smaller areas and clean-up but honestly if you want a nice job done, a happier horse who doesn't have to stand still for as long purchase or borrow the right machinery.
If you buy purchase 2 extra sets of blades so if you ding and break a tooth off, dull your blades or just need to change out a set of hot blades you can and need not stop the clip.