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post #1 of 8 Old 03-07-2010, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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So I'm getting ready to buy some clippers before show season starts and I'm wondering what would be the best kind? I have never bought any clippers before so I don't really know what kind are good. I'm not looking to pay anymore than $250 witch in my mind should get me some nice clippers. I just need them for doing to face clipping and around the feet, Onyx is very ear shy (I have been able to clip his nose, but not the ears) so I really want to find the quietest clippers possible, and I want something small but will get the job done. Thanks for you help guys!!!! If anyone has any used clippers for sale feel free to pm me also.
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-08-2010, 07:55 AM
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I'm curious to hear the opinions as well. So far I havn't seen anything too quiet on the market. I'm thinking about using scissors on Jemma's ears - month of work with the quietest clippers I could find (small ones) still didn't desensitize her to the sound.
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post #3 of 8 Old 03-08-2010, 09:37 AM
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My favorite clippers are Oster PowerPro Ultras. They're cordless (which makes it so much easier to use) but pretty powerful. I wouldn't body clip with them but they do everything else easily, legs, bridlepaths, etc. Comes with 2 batteries, a charger, in this nice little suitcase like carrier. They're ~$200 and worth every penny.

My other favorite are good old A5s. Good classic clippers. I don't think they come cordless but they are wonderful!
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-08-2010, 10:01 AM
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My favorite is Andis Ultra Edge, and they're more quiet than most.

Also these are great in a pinch for bridle paths for horses you don't have time to get used to noisy clippers and they work great, and are the equivalent of a 30 blade

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post #5 of 8 Old 03-08-2010, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by qtrhrsecrazy View Post
Also these are great in a pinch for bridle paths for horses you don't have time to get used to noisy clippers and they work great, and are the equivalent of a 30 blade Product Image
I was asking for opinions on that one before and didn't get really good ones. Also Dover people said they are not good to use on ears as they may pull. I never tried them though.
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-08-2010, 01:21 PM
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I just recently purchased Wahl Chromado Equine Clipper for $130 from the and they are FANTASTIC! I just used them to clip whiskers, bridle path, feet and up the back ankles (to keep mud fever at bay) and they worked beautifully. Just blitzed thru the bridle path - and previously the little name brand battery clippers I used had baby it the whole time. It's both corded or cordless, keeps a 90 min charge, comes w/ 4 attachments plus it has 5 positions on the clipper itself that you just move the switch to change depth. AWESOME!! I'm in love!
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-08-2010, 03:45 PM
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I have the Oster A5 Golden 2 speed clippers and they are very nice....but probably not quiet enough if you are looking for something as quiet as possible.

A friend of mine has the Oster A5 Turbo clippers and they are nice as well..... but again, not super quiet.

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post #8 of 8 Old 03-09-2010, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the opinions guys!! I will see what I can find, i guess I could just not clip his ears if it comes to that but most judge's around here will mark you down in halter classes if the ear's are not clipped... :-/
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