Choosing the Best Dog Grooming Clippers
When I first started my job as a new groomer, I was required to buy my own pet grooming clippers. Internet search results show mountains of options. It can be a little overwhelming. Clippers are a big investment. You want to find a pair that last longer than that first Great Pyrenees shave-down. I prefer Andis clippers for my professional work. They have a lot of features that make my grooming job a lot easier.
Quiet Motor: I really like the Andis 22340 for its quiet running motor. This is an important feature if you are grooming a fearful or nervous dog.
Adjustable Speeds: This model has two speeds so you can easily adjust the noise and blade speed if you have an exceptional wild child on the table.
Detachable Blades: Some amateur dog groomers make the mistake of buying cheap clippers that do not have detachable blades. If you’re serious at all about getting an accurate cut, you’re going to have to shell out the big bucks. Detachable blades do not comb cheap. Luckily, this model does come with one #10 blade. This blade is designed for extremely close shaves of the belly and potty trail. This blade is typically not recommended for body shaves because it cuts close to the skin. You will want to purchase a few more blades to work with a variety of hair types. I’ll let you in on a little secret. You don’t have to have a huge blade collection. For my first year as a groomer, I got by using only a handful of blades. The #10, the 5F, and 7F.
The one thing I don’t like about this particular model is that they get hot fairly quickly. You may find yourself stopping to use blade coolant more frequently than with other grooming clipper models.
Another one of the best dog grooming clippers is the Oster Dual Speed. Oster has been manufacturing quality hair-cutting clippers since 1928.
Internal Cooling Fan: Unlike the Andis, this dual speed Oster model is designed to go the distance. The internal cooling fan keeps the clipper cool while you hold it.
Heavy Duty: This heavy duty model is rugged enough to endure heavy coats and large animals. This motor can operate at 4000 SPM. So, if you have a big, curly haired dog, this is the clipper I would go with.
Includes CryogenX Blades: This model includes CryogenX blades #10 and #7F. These blades are built to stay cooler longer.
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