Snap on blades for light duty clippers/dog clippers

Snap on blades for light duty clippers/dog clippers

Snap on blades for the light duty dog and horse clippers

The snap on (A5) blade system is designed for the light duty clippers that are favoured by dog groomers and vets, and which are also now available to the equestrian market.

Familiar brands which offer this type of clipper are Andis, Oster, Liveryman (the Harmony and Bruno clippers), Lister (the Libretto clipper) and Wahl.  The choice of grades of blades is vast, which is why they are favoured with dog groomers and vets to give them the wide choice that they may need when coping with different types of clipping conditions.  For the horse owner, there are wider snap on blades which can also be used and these are great for doing larger areas of body clipping.  We generally recommend the No 10 blade for a medium (2mm) finish. The narrower blade that is used by the dog groomers and vets, doubles up to be used by the horse owner for the more fiddly areas that need trimming.

Light duty clippers that take the Snap on blade system are generally light to hold, quiet to use and particularly good on sensitive, clipper shy and young horses.  The blades actually do just snap on to the blade mechanism in the machine and there is no tensioning involved.  The blades are pre- tensioned after going through the sharpening process.

With such a large range of grades of blades to choose from ranging from a Number 50 and No 40 which are used pre-surgery for veterinary use to a No 3 which leaves a layered 13mm length giving a tidy but natural finish it gives great flexibility for getting the required finish whether on dogs or horses and is better than using the plastic add on graders.

Generally a No 9 or 10 blade will blend in with a medium (2mm) large blade, so good to use around heads and on fiddly areas, but then will merge in with the rest of the clip done with a conventional clipping machine.



24th October 2016

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