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post #1 of 7 Old 11-23-2013, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Opinions on these clippers

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What are your thoughts on these clippers. The main reason I want them is because I want to body clip my 14.2 gelding, but also I want to use them for all my show prep clipping. What are your thoughts on them? Do they work??
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-23-2013, 12:32 PM
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I can't quite make out the brand
How big are they?
The smaller clippers can take ages to do a body clip with and you don't always get such a good finish but I have a set of mains Andis AGC super 2 speed clippers that you can put a wide blade in for body clip and a small one for the head - they cope OK as long as the coat is clean and not like a polar bear but don't clip as fast a full size set
I do prefer a cordless clipper for the head - just a lot easier to handle
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I can't quite make out the brand
How big are they?
The smaller clippers can take ages to do a body clip with and you don't always get such a good finish but I have a set of mains Andis AGC super 2 speed clippers that you can put a wide blade in for body clip and a small one for the head - they cope OK as long as the coat is clean and not like a polar bear but don't clip as fast a full size set
I do prefer a cordless clipper for the head - just a lot easier to handle

Here is the information on them:

The Iron Horse clipper by Wahl® features a more powerful, cooler running motor which is guaranteed to outperform all other electromagnetic clippers. The patented “Flux-Shunt” motor design provides more power without big spending! The Iron Horse is very durable and features a molded aluminum impact-resistant case. Like all other Wahl® clippers, the Iron Horse features a 16' power cord, storage case, oil, cleaning brush and instructions. 2-year “No Hassle” warranty!!!

Clipper is 6.5 inches long and weighs 17.9 oz. Standard adjustable blade: #30-#15-#10

Quiet operation.
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I would be hesitant in doing a body clip with them as they have a smaller blade width which makes for so many more passes...and they don't appear to have a heavier duty motor of some regular face/finish clippers. They appear a lighter weight in the power category.
More importantly though is they are a finger adjustment for cutting depth...if you bump that depth gauge you could go from a decent length cut to skinning the poor animal.
Once you take off to much, the animal suffers till it can grow some back. The blankets will irritate their skin and so can your saddle pad{s} and anything else...

As a "finishing" clipper for show ring touch-up appearances they should work great...small, compact size fits nicely in your hand... again keep away from that depth gauge once you set it.
I think honestly if you are wanting a "show ring" or are used to seeing a show ring look finished product from the clip...you are probably not going to get it from these.

Someone else just did a version of a bib clip of their own design with small clippers. Posted pictures of the finished job. Take a peek and see if this is acceptable a look for you... it would at least give you some idea of what the smaller width blade does. Most have seen what a full clip looks like or variations of that done with wider mouthed blades... and what is left of the coat...

It is all in what you want, are agreeable to "the look" and what your horse will be comfortable having done to them...

Just saw the information you put up on the clipper itself.
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I have a Andis brand adjustable depth clipper with the same kind of motor... for a "finishing" of muzzle, bridlepath and ears...they are just OK.
I find they chatter as soon as they even start to get warm regardless of spraying lubricant and coolant on them or not.
If these are anything like what I own {they are only a "standby" pair} they won't do the job of a body clip in my opinion. They are made as a finish type clipper not a heavy duty motor for pushing through thicker coats for any length of time.

As a rule of thumb..the higher the number of the blade the closer the cut to the skin. #10 is pretty close when you use it for a body clip. I would be looking more to replicate the big body clippers made specifically for that task. They clip from .8mm to 1.6 mm....
So if you can find them actually a #7 blade or a T84 do a great job and are more forgiving a look and don't "scalp" the coat as much... with the smaller hand clipper. Many use a #10 on face and legs... much depends upon where you live, the trend of clipping in your area and weather conditions and above all else how skilled you are with a pair of clippers.
Good luck in your decision.
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I have used those for shaving my dog and doing a body clip before, but they did die half way through the body clip.


If you'd be interested, I have some Oster A5 clippers that are made for body clipping. They just need a new blade, it's a little rusty from sitting. Works, just currently doesn't clip because it needs the new blade.
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They're what I class as a trimmer really - but the more powerful motor might overcome the overheating problem a lot of small clippers have when you do a body clip
You've still got the fact that they have a narrow blade but if you're not clipping a large area you might cope OK with them
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The blades will need to be sharpened periodically and you might want to check out who does that and what type of blades. There are two types and not everyone who sharpens does both.
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