Dog Grooming Clippers – Diamond Edge advises …..
As with selecting any equipment, the first question to answer is what do you
want the clippers to do? Professional dog groomers or breeders will require
robust professional clippers that are able to be used for long periods and have
quick and easy to change blades to allow the clipping of all types of dog to
any length required.
A pet owner with the need for occasional light use should only require
a domestic clipper, however for breeds with dense and long coats, or if you
have several dogs, selecting a professional machine may be a better choice.
When considering which clipper to buy, the comfort of the grip, noise level
and weight are all factors in determining the right clipper for you.
Rotary motor clippers
which have enough power to keep driving the blades through the thickest coat.
Wide range of blade sizes available which may be changed quickly and
efficiently. Many are air-cooled, enabling them to be used for long periods
without over heating and have removable filters to keep the hair from the
inside of the machine. Shop our full range of Professional Dog Grooming Clippers.
Domestic Pet Clippers
Not as powerful as
the professional machines, these have either sealed motors or very quiet
electro-magnetic drives suitable for home use on a few dogs. However, if your
dog has a particularly heavy or dense coat, consider choosing a professional package
from our range to speed up the job and limit the strain on you and your dog.
Limited range of blade sizes available - longer clipping lengths may be
obtained by using clip-on plastic attachment combs. No cooling system as a
rule, so they are unsuitable for extended periods of use.
Click here for our full range of Domestic Pet Clippers.
Rechargeable or battery
powered clippers and trimmers. The clippers will give professional clipping
results without being tethered to a trailing mains lead, and the smaller
trimmers are suitable for detailed work and tidying up ready for the show ring.
The larger clippers have interchangeable blades, and spare battery packs are
available to ensure you can keep a fully charged battery to hand. Shop our full range of Cordless Clippers.
Larger clippers with more power
to drive the wider blades essential for clipping larger animals. Mains powered
clippers provide the most power, but cordless options are available for use
away from a power supply. A choice of different size blades is available for
most models to suit any requirements. Shop our range of Horse Clippers.
Clipper Blade Components
Usually supplied as a set, comprising an upper and lower blade. The
lower blade is fixed, and the upper blade performs the cutting action.
There is a wide variety of blades on the market, which allow precision in
cutting the animals' coat to the desired length. The blades vary in length from
skin-close surgical blades for veterinary use up to 16mm (¾") long body
blades. The most popular sizes for general use will be a close cutting blade
(size 10 or approximately 2mm) for trimming face and feet, and a body blade for
leaving a longer length to the coat (typically a size 7 (5mm)or 5 (7mm)).
Many manufacturers offer two types of body blades; skiptooth (with staggered
teeth), or full tooth. The full tooth blade will give a smoother finish to the
clipped coat, but the skiptooth version will be easier to use on thick or curly
coats. The ranges of blades available may be found with the clippers in our
online shop. Shop our range of clipper blades and attachment combs.
If the longest cutting blades available will still not give the required
length of clip, plastic attachment combs up to 35mm (1½") may be used.
These will normally fit on the shorter cutting blades up to about 2mm in
length. However, the long teeth of the comb have to pass easily through the
coat for the blade to reach the hair and cut it cleanly - as such they may not
be suitable for particularly dense or curly coats.