Opinions? The best brand of clippers?

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  1. Rising_Phoenix515

    Rising_Phoenix515 Full Member

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    Hello everyone!
    Spring is approaching and I will be body clipping all of my critters in early April. My old clippers are done for but they only lasted one clipping season before falling apart. They were a small pair of the Wahl brand. I am looking for some opinions on a nice brand of clippers that will hold up for multiple spring clippings, will do a nice clean job and won't break the bank! I will be clipping 4 miniatures under 30" and 2/3 horses.

    Best brand? Go!
     
  2. kb1gra

    kb1gra Senior Member

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    For body clipping, Double K 401 with a wide blade.

    The motor is separate from the cutting handpiece so they don't get nearly as hot and are very quiet/easy on the wrists. Will have to buy used on ebay if you want to save $$, they're not cheap.

    Otherwise, if you only have a few to do and don't need real shears, the Andis AGC2 with the T84 blade is the go-to for a lot of people.
     
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  3. Kristal H

    Kristal H Senior Member

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    I also have the Double K groomers edge clippers, It cut the clip time in half in comparrison to my Oster A5's. They also cut smoother and dont get hot.
     
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    Preppy_Ponies Senior Member

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    This is literally the exact same thing I was going to respond. Other than I opt for the T10 blades over the T84, just so it's easier to make everything match when I need to switch to a regular width blade for more intricate areas.

    Double K's are the best out there but are pricey. If you take your time you can find good used ones.
     
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  5. Kristal H

    Kristal H Senior Member

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    Over the long run, I think the Double K’s are less expensive not only does the clipper motor last longer the blades last longer.
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Definitely worth keeping an eye out on Ebay..
     
  7. Alyssa Hughes

    Alyssa Hughes Senior Member+

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    I have these (goo.gl/8SrNVV). They work well for me.
     
  8. waresbear

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    I have an old set of body clippers that I bought new in the 1980's, yeah I'm old. Big old Sunbeams, cost a fortune back been, still powerful and going strong, had the blades sharpened 3 times. New ones probably don't measure up. I have a smaller set of Osters I purchased about 10 years ago, you prolly could body clip with them, I haven't as I have the big ones, but I do like the clip on/off blades, great for a quick switch from 15's to 40's, a feature I love.
     

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