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I really want new clippers. The ones I have will do a pretty fair job around tail and udder but time consuming. I want clippers that do body clipping. I don't show but I like the girls looking good and give them relief from heat. What kind to you recommend? How much am I going to have to spend. Looking in the catalog there seems to be a big price range.

-- sherry mullins (, December 20, 2001


Once you have used the big Sunbeam or Stewart/Oster cattle head clippers, all of the little ones, no matter what the power feel like you are clipping in slow motion. The Andis super Plus (the maroon clippers) are the best and most powerful small clippers (yes even better and faster than the A5's) warning some folks have purchased them and they got hot, send them back! , plus you can put the groomaster wide blade on them. I do not recommend the gold groom masters though, a 4H kid of mine has them and they are not powerful. Any one speed clipper can have it's power boosted by the booster Jeffers sells, beware it will not help your two speeds. The Lister's are the cadilac but honestly don't know anybody who has had them long enough to know if they are work horses like the Stewarts I had for 15 years, they were purchased used, the only thing I have had to replace is the yoke. Of course blades make the clippers, and keeping an extra pair at the sharpeners is the trick. Your vet is your best bet for a good sharpener, most have guys who come to them once a month to sharpen, leave your blades with the vet. Always inscribe your name on all your sets! If you have a guy in your area who works on clippers, or sells them at the fairs, reconditioned clippers are sometimes very inexpensive! Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh TX (, December 20, 2001.

When I first began showing I bought the Wal-Mart special, the Whal clippers, and you get what you pay for with them. I soon wa sbuying several. Then 3 yrs ago i invested in some good clippers. I bought from the PBS supply catalog the Oster body clippers. I ordered a goat head but they mistakenly sent the sheep. I didn't catch it til I went to nationals. I was clipping some of the kids and noticed it tugged and nipped at their skin. There was a man who was selling and fixing clippers there in the vendor area, he explained it to me and traded heads. They work so well now. I also invested in a Andis clipper for the smaller areas. I did experience some trouble with them being sluggish last summer when i was clipping, but got it fixed.

-- Bernice (, December 22, 2001.

I am interested in buying clippers this year and wondered where you bought the clippers that were recommended? I used to get a Jeffers catalog, but haven't for some time. If you have their phone # or address, I would appreciate that also. Thanks! Marie

-- Marie (, February 13, 2002.

1800-Jeffers, ask for their equine catalog.

-- Vicki McGaugh TX (, February 14, 2002.

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