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post #1 of 4 Old 12-30-2013, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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I need suggestions on good, reliable clippers (for a full body clip) that aren't outrageously priced.
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-30-2013, 02:54 PM
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I don't think what you want are ever to be said in the same 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.

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I have Oster A-5 two speed clippers. The slow speed is designed for bridle paths and such, while the high speed works well for body clipping. For someone who does a few horses a year, they're perfect, but buy a replacement 10 wide blade, as one will not finish the job.
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I agree if you are just doing one horse the Oster A5 is a great clipper. Lots of torque to get through that thick coat. I would buy at least 2 if not 3 extra blades. The clipper blades heat up and you can "clipper burn" your horse if you are not changing out the blade. Every couple of minutes touch the flat top of the blade to your arm. If it's too hot for you it's too hot for them. When you take off one blade to cool brush the hair/dirt off with an old toothbrush and oil it between the blade and the cutter. This will make your blades last 100% longer. If you just keep clipping until the blade heats up, gets clogged with dirt and hair, and gives up you will be wasting a lot of money on getting blades sharpened and buying new blades.

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