Grooming Clippers

Old 02-16-22, 02:30 PM
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Grooming Clippers

I want to groom 2 of my long hair cats and would appreciate comments and/or suggestions on a brand and/or type of clippers members would suggest.

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If you don't get an answer here, a buddy of mine has a sharpening business which includes groomer and stylist's shears, so he would know what the pros are using.
Old 02-17-22, 08:14 AM
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Greetings Lightspeed,

In all honesty, I would recommend a trip to the groomer or having your vet do the shave downs. I am guessing that is what you are wanting to do. If I'm incorrect please do speak up. Most people with long hair cats who ask about clippers for grooming, are wanting to do this, which is why I say this.

I own and have used both of these clippers and would recommend either a pair of Oster A5s or Andis Excel 5 speed clippers. The Andis are much lighter and I think they would work better with cats. Having said that, they are both rock solid clippers. Both are between $200.00-300.00, sometimes you can catch a really good sale so keep your eye out for coupons and "specials" on grooming sites.

Another thing to take into consideration is how short you want your cats' fur when done. There is a set of guide combs that can be purchased individually or as a set. Be aware that the steel version of these guides will be a better option as the all plastic ones will end up brittle and breaking. Also, the guides will only fit on certain size blade numbers so you need to check compatibility.

Please keep us posted...
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Appreciate comments and suggestions. Reside in rural community and of the 3 relatively local vets they do not groom cats, There are a couple of cat groomers in my area but their customer reviews suck, With 4 cats I try and maintain a family stress free zone so I am likely going to end up with a 'do it myselfer'? .

RhainyC, I thank you for the information regarding the grooming clippers, I was looking at the Andis and it appears it best to go corded, if I understand correctly, the corded provide the power necessary for long hair pets. With regards to the combs I may spend a few $ for the plastic type and once I find the optimum sizes I will order the appropriate size steel type.

stickshift: Yes, I will contact the person mentioned for his opinion. There is a local small engine repair shop that I contact for an opinion before purchasing generators or yard tools.

Again, I thank U' all for the comments and suggestions they are very helpful!!

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