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post #1 of 10 Old 12-22-2011, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Good Clippers?

I am looking for a cordless clipper, just something to shave the bridle path on my arabian (his main is very thick.) Anyone have any good suggestions? I don't really want to spend a lot of money since I won't be using them very often.
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-22-2011, 10:54 AM
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I ordered these for Christmas because of the sheer number of great reviews on them. They're not cordless, but they're inexpensive and are great for bridle paths, whiskers, etc.
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post #3 of 10 Old 12-22-2011, 11:00 AM
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My absolute all time favorites are the 2 speed Oster A-5's. I like that the blades stay relatively cool, and it's very multifunctional. Plus, if your blade gets ucky or seems dull in the middle of a job, or you want to change blade size, it's a 5 second jobber to just pop on a different blade.

I usually try to stick with the 2 speed ones because I tend to get a little frustrated with the 1 speed when I run into xuper thick patches or when I am doing fetlocks and want to just zip through it quickly.
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I just used the ones for human hair lol. I trimmed the long hair with scissors, and then i went over it with a buzzer. It works fine, but the cord for it is pretty short and our outdoor outlet is in an awkward place for clipping bridle paths...
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post #5 of 10 Old 12-22-2011, 02:20 PM
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Wahl® Pro Series® Rechargeable Cord/Cordless Horse Clipper | Dover Saddlery I've had this one for about three years now, and it's about due for a replacement. I happen to be terrible at taking care of my clippers, but these took a beating and are still running pretty strong! You can use them plugged in, and they're a little stronger, or leave it to charge a few hours and use it cordless.
They are quiet and very easy to use for bridle paths, muzzle and legs, along with not being ridiculously expensive.

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post #6 of 10 Old 12-23-2011, 02:02 AM
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They're not cordless but I totally recommend the Andis ACG 2 Super Speeds. I just did a modified Irish Clip on my horse and they worked amazingly! If you buy them from Smartpak you get a free face and ear trimmer too. =)
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post #7 of 10 Old 12-23-2011, 08:50 AM
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It really depends on the type of horse you have, since some horses have a crazy long, thick coat, and others just get a thin coat (if you want to do full body clips). For small jobs you are probably going to be fine with smaller clippers, but if you have a horse that gets very thick and long I have these http://

They are not cordless, and they are not light, and they are also not really for clipping around the most sensitive areas, but they will actually clip (and clip, and clip, and clip - until my boy looks like he is made from marzipan). (I am not sure why they have some bad reviews in terms of breaking, since I have always taken care of mine while I clip, and after I clip, and mine never broke). One of my guys (the Fjord) has such a thick coat, that any other clipper will just give out!

If you have a horse with a short/medium coat, I think the A5 is a great clipper. I used to have a heavy duty Aesculap clipper which I loved, loved, loved, but left with a friend in Germany before moving to North America.

Blade size is a key too, as you're blade will have to be big enough to deal with thicker hair, our fine enough to do the detailed work!

Give us more info on what you want the clippers for (type of coat, etc)!! :)

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post #8 of 10 Old 12-26-2011, 11:28 AM
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I had the Wahl Pro Series rechargeable clippers for a whole sum of 2months or less when they decided to not work at all. Charged for an hour or plugged in, nothing.

After that I went out to the dollar store and bought human clippers and they work fine, and I think I only paid $20 for them.

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post #9 of 10 Old 12-26-2011, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by equiniphile View Post
I ordered these for Christmas because of the sheer number of great reviews on them. They're not cordless, but they're inexpensive and are great for bridle paths, whiskers, etc.

ShowPro Clippers - Horse Clippers from SmartPak Equine
Tried these out yesterday; they are fantastic. Came with a John Lyons DVD on desensitizing your horse and using the clippers, and they trimmed through fetlocks and bridle paths effortlessly. Definitely worth the $15!
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post #10 of 10 Old 12-29-2011, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys for your suggestions! I still haven't decided, but I'm procrastinating spending money.
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