Much like how I spent an unreasonable amount of time internet window shopping for new helmets before making a decision, I am doing the same for clippers. I have used the Oster Clipmasters in the past for body clipping. They are heavy and loud but pretty durable. I have some Oster A5s, too, but they heat up really quickly and body clipping with them just doesn’t seem realistic. A handful of people have offered to lend me their clippers, which is so nice, but I have to assume that body clipping Eli will not be a one-time thing so I should get a reliable pair. Incidentally, considering the cost of paying for a body clip, the clippers generally pay for themselves in only one clip. Something tells me I’ll be clipping Eli in the spring, too.
Body clipping Eli is not necessarily something I am looking forward to. However, he has grown a winter coat this year. A LOT of winter coat. Why? No idea. But in Texas, that’s got to go, because you just know we’re going to have a random stretch of 85F days in December or something like that. It’s warm this week, and I can tell his fur coat is making him uncomfortable. I hesitate to ride him during the day until I shear him.
While many have recommended the Lister Star clippers as the gold standard, I found them a little out of my price range almost everywhere. I was looking hard at the Andis ACG Super 2-speed clippers. Like, really hard. They even come in lime green …
but then I ran across Wahl KM-10 clippers that had a ton of reviews describing how quiet, lightweight, and cool-running they are.
I still haven’t made up my mind. I know a ton of people have experience with the Andis clippers, but has anyone used these Wahl clippers?
On a non-shopping, mildly hilarious note:
What this says in plain English is, “Karen, stop letting Eli pee in the cross-ties.” Sorry, barn fam, but he’s real stealthy about it!