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13th October 2009, 05:07 PM
Now that horse no 2 and a busy hunting/racing season is on the way I can finally justify buying clippers :evilgrin:
Please recommend me some as I don't know where to begin!!
I clipped Vinny last year without using special quiet/cordless clippers for the head, so don't think I will bother getting cordless ones for the face etc.
So I need a decent set of heavy-duty clippers which are not too noisy, and not so big that they won't manage a Vin chin.
13th October 2009, 05:13 PM
Lister liberty all the way!
They are at the pricey end of the market [nearly the same price i bought mine for over 7 years ago] but its for good reason. They arent super noisy, but they arent the quietest of clippers.
Mine have clipped well over 100 different horses now, and ive not had any problems with them at all, and i've used them to desensetise horses to the sound so they are certainly a good set! [the battery pack takes some beating too, as i recently found out when i dropped it :lol:]
I dont really like doing full face clips, so will do a half face and then keep trimming them up with a small hand set - no problems!
I prefer the grip on mine compared to the narrower clippers as i feel i have more of a hold on them. They're also pretty simple to work with, switch blades, etc etc :D
13th October 2009, 06:47 PM
lister and Liveryman and the most popular and reliable makes, being quite big makes as well if something was to break or go wrong you would be able to get them repaired or send them back much easier
i think ours at work are a really ancient set of liveryman clippers pretty loud but are fantastic and clip about ten to twelve horses a year twice and also hog throughout the year and are always great
one of the liveries also has an ancient set of lister clippers i think she siad they are about fifteen years old and are still fantastic
15th October 2009, 11:11 AM
Heiniger are really good and are world leaders in the clipper/shearer market. Not very popular in the UK for some strange reason. Just brought out a new Saphir cordless. See what you think.
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