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post #41 of 47 Old 09-30-2014, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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What do you guys think on these clippers? they are cheep but are they not worth the $12? In other words are the complete manure?

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post #42 of 47 Old 09-30-2014, 09:36 PM
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Do you honestly think that a pair of clippers that costs $12.00 is going to do a good job, last for more than 20 minutes without overheating or breaking or freaking your horse out if they yank and pull her coat out instead of cutting through it as the clipper should?

There are many good manufacturers of clippers on the market today.
For what you are talking about doing you need a clipper that is hard-working and made to do and cut through heavy hair...

Those clippers are for a muzzle if that....even a bridlepath on your horse will probably jam them.
Did you realize there is No Name on them, no model or anything...that should tell you something in a hurry.

Save your $12.00 and put it toward the other $70 minimum and $100+ you need to do a good job with a quality machine...

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I have clippers that work the blades are dull. I need clippers for bridle paths and roaching. I was more liking the idea of the blades if they are interchangeable. I can get horse clippers for 40-60 at the feed store. The clippers could also be used for shaving the paw pads of dogs (mine needs it).

I was thinking it would not work on the body. I got them because worst case i can use them on my fiance (he always misplaces his and complains for a few weeks of needing a haircut lol). And if its crap then its crap. it put me over what i needed for cheaper shipping because i got a blanket on sale $40 for a $70+ waterproof polar blanket is cheep). I need a blanket worst case because we are supposed to be wet and cold this winter.
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post #44 of 47 Old 09-30-2014, 10:19 PM
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Get new blades, they're relatively inexpensive.

I would suggest borrowing a pair.

The cheapest you should even consider for your purpose would be around $60 and I would only consider those if they were a good brand. I would not get cheap cordless, actually I would avoid cordless anyways.
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agree on the cordless. i cant get new blades for mine. i tried and found they dont make them anymore. they are like 20 years old. It would cost me $7 to get the blades sharpened. The feed store sells the brands we charge 150+ for at the store. I have teeth floating coming up and shots for my dog as well as hay and more feed to half my bank around just vanished right there. So good clippers have to wait. Worst case i get a coworker over who clips her own horses, but she will only do show clips and i REALLY dont want to go that short. If i "have to" ill see if i can get her to (or myself if mine clippers can or the cheep ones suprize me) do a trace clip. I can "map" the clip out with masking tape lol! (i red it in an article. said to either use masking tape or chalk)
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post #46 of 47 Old 10-01-2014, 06:13 AM
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Kiger.... if you have a friend with the right machine but wrong the blades that fit her clipper for the length of coat you want, simple.

I would use chalk not tape for a outline.
Tape doesn't stick well, it will fall off easily and or the horse finding it annoying will pull it off.
Chalk doesn't last forever either but it will give you a more accurate line to follow.
I use chalk lines myself if doing a special "cut" that I don't do often.
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post #47 of 47 Old 10-01-2014, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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She has the right blades, she just is convinced that trimming the hair will make it grow in thicker and longer, and therefore wont go anything longer than a #10 and ues a #40 on the muzzle and around the eyes... Yeah now how it works. I may buy the $50 clippers at the store. if they are crap i will return them. They should not be because that is where my coworker gets all her clippers. Ill try the chalk. i just suck at drawing a straight line lol!
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