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|OCDAY Rechargeable Cordless Clipper Kit Set|
|NibblePaws Professional Pet Grooming Clipper Set|
|OMorc Cordless Rechargeable Clipper|
|ARCESS Quiet Rechargeable Cordless Mini Clippers Grooming Kit|
|Professional Series Rechargeable and Cordless Clipper|
The bond between man and his dog is unbreakable. We feed them, bathe them and take care of them. Some of us dress them up, include them in momentous occasions like weddings, and do regular family photo shoots with them. Our dogs are an extension of us, and it doesn’t take long before man and his mutt look like each other.
It’s one thing for you and your pooch to have the same ‘do’, it’s another thing using the same pair of clippers to achieve the look. Because they look so similar it’s tempting to think you can use your clippers on your dog, but there are a few fundamental differences. For one, the motor on your clipper isn’t strong enough to get through your dog’s fur without painfully pulling at the skin. Also, the blades on your clippers are generally thinner and can quickly become blunt and clogged, potentially cutting your pup’s skin.
- 1 What you need to consider when buying dog clippers
- 2 Our Top Picks
- 2.1 OCDAY Rechargeable Cordless Clipper Kit Set
- 2.2 NibblePaws Professional Pet Grooming Clipper Set
- 2.3 OMorc Cordless Rechargeable Clipper
- 2.4 ARCESS Quiet Rechargeable Cordless Mini Clippers Grooming Kit
- 2.5 Professional Series Rechargeable and Cordless Clipper
- 2.6 Wahl Multi Cut Mains Dog Clipper Set and Instructional DVD
- 2.7 Wahl Super Groom Pet Clipper
- 2.8 Andis Super 2 Speed Pet Clipper
- 2.9 Related Articles
What you need to consider when buying dog clippers
Surely dog clippers are dog clippers are dog clippers? No, they’re not and while you might think any clippers will do, the truth is there’s a fair bit to consider. For example, what kind of coat does your dog have? How thick is it? How often will you be grooming your furry friend? And what kind of styles will you be doing?
Cordless vs Corded
Your biggest decision will be whether you should you buy corded or cordless clippers.
Both have their pros and cons. For example, cordless clippers are easier to use because you’re not worrying about where the cord is, and you can get into those hard-to-reach areas. But there’s a chance the battery will run out while you’re busy and you’ll have to spend valuable time recharging the device or replacing the battery.
Cordless clippers also tend to be a little slower and won’t work if your dog has a coarse or thick coat.
Corded clippers give you more power and you can get through more fur but you have to contend with the cord, which can be a pain especially if you’re still learning.
Professional groomers will have both types in their arsenal, however, if you’re only getting clippers for your pooch, you’ll need only one type. Depending on your level of expertise, you could always use a corded clipper to get the major grooming out of the way and then grab the cordless one to neaten off the job and get in the nooks and crannies.
In our experience, we suggest going cordless if your dog has a soft coat and is small to medium-sized. Otherwise, do yourself a favour and buy clippers with a cord.
You also need to think about:
You can get clippers with a single speed or variable-speed. This will determine how easily the clippers will go through the fur as well as the knots or mats. Single speed types are better suited to beginners because they don’t get hot quickly. On the other hand, clippers with different speeds give you more control and a better-finished look, but they take a bit of getting used to.
Whether you’re an Edward Scissorhands or have never used a set of clippers before, we suggest always going for the light and compact types. They’re easier to maneuver around your dog and they’re far more comfortable.
If your dog isn’t fazed by loud noises then it’s not a major consideration, but if your pooch jumps and barks at every sound, then it goes without saying, the quieter, the better. The noise isn’t going to affect the clippers’ performance but it will ensure your pet feels happier and more comfortable.
It’s important to take care of the clippers otherwise you’re going to end up with dull teeth that miss patches of fur, cut unevenly or pull your dog’s fur. Clippers need oil to keep them in good condition so make sure you know which one is recommended and where you can get it.
Combs are handy accessories that you can use with your clipper. They are available in different sizes and are easy to snap onto the device. You can choose combs to suit the texture of your dog’s coat but make sure it’s the right fit for the head and blade of the clippers.
Ready, steady, groom
You’ve spent time choosing the best clippers your budget will allow and you’re ready to get your dog red-carpet ready. But before you do that make sure:
- You’ve read and understood the safety instructions as well as the operating guide. Get a feel for the clippers in your hand, try out different grips and get your pup used to the sound when you turn it on for the first time.
- Also, give your dog a bath to get rid of the mats and knots, especially if it’s the first time you’re doing it. But make sure his coat is dry before you start clipping. Use a blow dryer if necessary, as long as it doesn’t scare him.
So, with all of that in mind, and with the wide range of professional dog clippers and clipper kits for novices, which are our top 8, and why?
Our Top Picks
OCDAY Rechargeable Cordless Clipper Kit Set
The OCDAY Rechargeable Cordless Clipper Kit Set is an excellent clipper that is available at a very affordable price. The motor is quiet and will leave your dog feeling calm and settled while the wide and narrow blades give a clean cut with the minimum amount of fuss.
The clipper set is cordless for easy cutting around your dog and it’s rechargeable so you never have to buy new batteries. No matter your level of experience, your pup will look show-ready by the time you’re done. There are four comb attachments: 3mm, 6mm, 9mm and 12mm and there are 5 adjustable functions.
The OCDAY clipper kit is the cheapest on our list but the manufacturer’s haven’t compromised on quality. As with the more expensive brands there is a 30-day money back guarantee and a 12-month warranty on the device.
NibblePaws Professional Pet Grooming Clipper Set
The cordless NibblePaws Professional Pet Grooming Clipper Set is one of the most powerful clippers available on the market. It’s made using the very best materials and includes two additional clipper heads that give four different trimming lengths as well as a built-in precision adjuster.
There are a number of accessories included with the kit, like the metal comb and scissors, the USB cable and adapter and even a cleaning brush. And for your convenience the clipper has a battery power display, so you never lose power unexpectedly.
The clipper is lightweight and easy to move around, and it’s quiet, while the ceramic and titanium teeth ensure a professional cut for small, medium and large dogs. The premium clipper comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and a 1-year replacement warranty. Unbelievably the accessories have a 3-year guarantee. This is an excellent choice for both professional and home groomers alike.
OMorc Cordless Rechargeable Clipper
The cordless and rechargeable clippers from OMorc is an excellent choice if you haven’t used clippers before and feel a little nervous. The titanium and ceramic blades slide through your dogs coat without pulling at his fur or overheating and there are five speeds for when you’re feeling more comfortable with them.
The clipper set comes with 8 combs for different fur lengths and the quality blades won’t rust. As far as all the clippers on our list go, this particular one is the most versatile.
ARCESS Quiet Rechargeable Cordless Mini Clippers Grooming Kit
The ARCESS Quiet Rechargeable Cordless Mini Clippers Grooming Kit has a rotary motor that makes it extremely quiet. It can cut for 150 minutes without the cord and takes approximately 60 minutes to charge. Should the battery die while you’re busy you can use it with the cord.
The ergonomically designed clippers fit perfectly in your hand with a comfortable grip and at 0.2lb it’s one of the lightest clippers on the market. The well-priced clippers have an intelligent charging feature, which means it won’t overcharge while the guide comb helps with a professional finish.
Professional Series Rechargeable and Cordless Clipper
The Professional Series Rechargeable and Cordless Clipper uses a noise-dulling technology for a quiet cut while the ceramic blade makes easy work of your dog’s coat. It’s one of the few clippers that have a safety blade to reduce the risk of cutting your dog’s skin.
The Professional Series is cordless and portable, and to recharge it you simply plug it in.
The kit includes a cleaning brush and oil to keep your clippers sharp and rust-free. There are also 2 separate clipper heads; the first cuts 3mm and 6mm and the second cuts 9mm and 12mm, so you can choose your preferred length. It’s one of the clippers recommended by vets for dog owners who want to groom their pets at home.
Wahl Multi Cut Mains Dog Clipper Set and Instructional DVD
The Wahl Multi Cut Mains Dog Clipper Set and Instructional DVD is definitely better suited to smaller dogs without too much fur or fur that’s thick or coarse. They’re affordable and the DVD provides all the instructions you need. The clippers come with a carry case as well as a few attachments.
Wahl is a well-known brand, so you know you’re getting a quality product at a great price.
Wahl Super Groom Pet Clipper
The Wahl Super Groom Pet Clipper can be used with or without the cord and will give you 100 minutes of cutting time. There is a quick charge feature that lets you quickly do touch ups and there is battery indicator so you know when the unit is recharged and ready to be used again.
The Super Groom clipper has a high-performance motor and can get through pretty much any kind of coat, and the ergonomic design means it fits comfortably in your hand. These quality clippers are durable, hard-working and quiet enough for the most skittish of dogs.
Andis Super 2 Speed Pet Clipper
By far one of the most popular choices for professional groomers, the Andis Super 2 Speed Pet Clipper offers durability, versatility and excellent features. The blades glide through all coat types with absolute ease and there are a wide selection of attachments and blades included in the kit.
The Andis clipper runs at 4 000 strokes per minute, while at its slowest it runs at 3 300, for extra fast grooming sessions. It’s powerful but quiet and fits comfortably in your hand. They don’t come cheap, but if you’re in the business of grooming, then these are the clippers you want in your tool box.
If you decide to groom your dog in the comfort of your home, then you’re going to want to invest in clippers that will get the job done. Our top 8 picks are perfect for the beginner all the way through to the professional groomer, with a few great choices in between.
Do you groom your dog yourself? We’d love to see a ‘before and after grooming’ pic of your pooch!