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    Default Clipping Fluffy Fur - What Clippers?

    Hi guys
    Could you pls share, what clippers you are using on fluffy dogs? My mini has really soft wool and I need good clippers.
    The standard can be trimmed and carded to get the typical Schnauzer rough coat. But the Mini is a problem... no groomer here ...
    Cheers and thankyou

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    Hi Marley,

    You have schnauzers. I do too. I use Oster A5 with detachable blades (#5, #10, #7, #30) I use #5 for winter and #7 for summer. #10 for head and #30 (#40 is better for this) for paws and groin area. The oster usually comes with #10 blade but I find #10 is too short for my minis. Try to get #7 if you want to have only one blade.
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    Another vote for Oster A5's here, I love them.

    They are a heavier clipper but the pair I have have been going 10 years and haven't missed a beat.

    Yes, they do cost a lot (I thin mine were around $250) but they are worth it. Cheap clippers will conk out and die pretty fast or won't be able to cope with the strain on the blades.
    Have a look on E-bay as well for second hand pairs and blades.

    I can't remember what blades are used on a Schnauzer, #5 and #7 sounds right as Hachna said.
    I use a #10 blade on my poodles, against the grain on the feet, face and tail and with the grain on the body but it is very short.

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    The fluffy fur is the challenge. I have already one Wahl cordless "die" on my after only one season. Do I need new blades? Who knows....

    Thanks Hachna and Crested Love
    I will go and check prices and availability.

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    I had a pair of Wahls as well, just the $50 one's, mine died after only a few clips .

    The Wahl blades don't fit the Osters unfortunately, blades retail for around $30-$50 each new (again, you can get second hand ones cheaper). They will need to be sharpened after every half a dozen clips or so, price varies but I get mine sharpened for $12 locally.

    Sounds a lot of money straight up, but when you compare it to paying a groomer it works out much cheaper.

    These are the ones I have, $100 on e-bay with blades but with 4 days to go so the price might shoot up.
    OSTER A5 DOG ANIMAL CLIPPERS DETATCHABLE 3 BLADES | eBay

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    I had a second hand clipper (black and decker?) which I purchased at the schnauzer club day and used quite a lot for a year. Then my s/tzu came along, the clipper was really under powered for two dogs, so I purchased Oster. I love Oster despite of it is bulky and heavy, as it can do everything without much complaints. I purchased extra blades from the states. Despite of high postage, it ended up a bit cheaper.
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    Red face

    THANKs a million for the discussion

    I am swaying backwards and forwards.
    Price, availability etc

    Unsure
    Interesting to hear about the Wahl sharpening need. Will let my husband know, he has been trying to get it going and thinks he has sharpened it.
    But fears he hasn't
    cheers
    AStrid


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