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So ever since my horse broke my original clippers last spring [can't remember the brand but they were ginormous and just all around bulky, loud and old :)] I've been trying to find clippers to replace them, I bought 2 different clippers, cordless and with a cord, that my tack shop owner strongly suggested one from Oster and one from Wahl. Both have broken since then, the cordless wont keep a charge for longer then 10mins and the corded one just wont work half the time for some reason and when it does it doesn't clip the hair right [hard to explain]. I take good care of them but for one reason or another they just break. It's getting to be that time of the year again and I'm searching once again. What are some really nice clippers that you've had that have lasted? :D

ALSO; just thought of this, could the reason why the corded clippers broke/stopped working well be because of the thickness/coarseness of the hair? Last year I was showing a gelding that had thick/long really coarse facial hair.
 

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Could everyone tell how long they've had the clippers and what/how much they use them? Thanks for the ones that have already replied! :)
 

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ALSO; just thought of this, could the reason why the corded clippers broke/stopped working well be because of the thickness/coarseness of the hair? Last year I was showing a gelding that had thick/long really coarse facial hair.
What blades are you using? The blades wear fast if there is any dirt in the hair. I am constantly cleaning and oiling mine just to be on the safe side. I also have Cryogen blades, they seem to be holding up.
 

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Those are the ones that I originally had! But they were ancient! :happydance:
They may have been wore out. Where they used?
I bought some and I love them. Every show barn that I have worked at used them too. That's why I bought them.
 

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They may have been wore out. Where they used?
I bought some and I love them. Every show barn that I have worked at used them too. That's why I bought them.
What blades are you using? The blades wear fast if there is any dirt in the hair. I am constantly cleaning and oiling mine just to be on the safe side. I also have Cryogen blades, they seem to be holding up.
No, those are the ones my horse broke..well I broke but I blame it on my horse. :wink: I was clipping my old gelding and he spooked and shoved his body into me [because when he's scared he has to be in his mommies lap] anyway I ended up dropping them and bye-bye best clippers ever. :cry:

I also oil and clean my clippers religiously. I used the original blades that came with the clippers for my original clippers but I can't remember the blades I used on the other two clippers. They were probably Oster because my tack shop has a limited choice of blades and I was going to order better ones but never got around to it, and now I gave them away.
 

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I love, love, LOVE my Double K Groomers Edge (model 401) clippers! Did I mention I LOVE THESE CLIPPERS! The handpiece does not get hot, they are not loud or do they vibrate excessively. I own minis (obviously) and pretty much every other week all summer and fall I am clipping 7 horses. I have never once had a problems with them but they are not cheap. They will cut through ANYTHING, even on setting 3 and 4! I have sheared sheep with them and they are not even close to being a sheep shear. I am thinking I paid $320.00 plus shipping to get them here. If you clip on low speeds they leave almost no clipper marks and if you really take your time none at all! I have clipped the night before a show (full body clip) and you could not tell. Mine have the 12 foot cable and are the portable version. They can be ordered in many lengths from 5 foot up to 20 I think. I also purchased a hoof polisher, it is awesome too.
This is their website
401 Equine/Large Animal Portable Clipper
Depending upon the website you go to they are ranging from $320 up to $700. Do not pay $700 for them! the $320 ones are the same ones. They start there but the prices does go up slightly if you want the longer cables.

This is about the cheapest I found doing a quick search for them.
http://www.groomerstore.com/clippers.aspx?gclid=COW0nZePoa4CFcjc4AodU3hz5A
Sometimes you can find a reconditioned pair, Double K does all the work and they work just as great as new. If you see them somewhere priced reasonably do not think twice cause they will be gone.
 

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I love, love, love my Wahl ShowPro clippers:

ShowPro Clippers - Horse Clippers from SmartPak Equine
How long have you had them, and how have they held up?

I love, love, LOVE my Double K Groomers Edge (model 401) clippers! Did I mention I LOVE THESE CLIPPERS! The handpiece does not get hot, they are not loud or do they vibrate excessively. I own minis (obviously) and pretty much every other week all summer and fall I am clipping 7 horses. I have never once had a problems with them but they are not cheap. They will cut through ANYTHING, even on setting 3 and 4! I have sheared sheep with them and they are not even close to being a sheep shear. I am thinking I paid $320.00 plus shipping to get them here. If you clip on low speeds they leave almost no clipper marks and if you really take your time none at all! I have clipped the night before a show (full body clip) and you could not tell. Mine have the 12 foot cable and are the portable version. They can be ordered in many lengths from 5 foot up to 20 I think. I also purchased a hoof polisher, it is awesome too.
This is their website
401 Equine/Large Animal Portable Clipper
Depending upon the website you go to they are ranging from $320 up to $700. Do not pay $700 for them! The $320 ones are the same ones. They start there but the prices does go up slightly if you want the longer cables.

This is about the cheapest I found doing a quick search for them.
http://www.groomerstore.com/clippers...Fcjc4AodU3hz5A
Sometimes you can find a reconditioned pair, Double K does all the work and they work just as great as new. If you see them somewhere priced reasonably do not think twice cause they will be gone.
*drools* Those sound ah-may-zing! But I think they're a little bit too fancy for what I need, but if I ever see a used pair or a really good sale I'm definitely going to be picking me up those fancy pants clippers!! :D
 

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I've had them since mid-December, so not terribly long, but they've held up very well. Read some of the reviews from SmartPak; others have had great success with them as well. The cord is pretty short, though, so I have to use an extension cord.
Okay, thank you! I'll have to start researching because that's a cheap price if they last! :)
 

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WHAT IS THIS. how have I not heard of this site??? Oh god... So much money is going to be spent. DH will not be happy. Lol
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OMG! You haven't heard of lilbeginnings.com?!!?!?!?!?!? What has the world come to?! Your welcome! :twisted:
 

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Andis Super G 2speed. Wonderful and they have already paid for themselves.
Second these! Love them and they are fairly priced. I have done everything from bridle paths, body clips, I've even body clipped (called shearing the cattle show world) two of my show steers with them!
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