If you want to make sure your four-legged friend gets the best quality trim, you’ll need to be sure you’re buying the best dog grooming equipment kit for them. Perhaps you want to save a little money on dog grooming services or you’re looking to start your very own business? Whatever your situation, this review of the best dog clippers will make sure you have the best tool for the job.

There are many different types of dog clippers with all sorts of features and varying prices. The style of clippers you need will depend on different things such as the type of grooming you’ll be doing, the type of dog you have and your budget. To help you figure out exactly what the best clippers for you are, our helpful guide will look at several criteria and give an overall summary of each set of clippers featured.

What to look for in your dog grooming clippers.

Motor power

To make the trimming process smooth and painless for your pooch, it’s important to buy dog grooming clippers that have a motor powerful enough for your needs. There are different levels of power which will be suitable for different types of hair. If you have a dog with really thick hair you’ll need to look for clippers with a higher RPM. The rotations per minute decide how quickly the motor spins around, so a higher number will be more suitable for a dog with a thicker coat. Motor power is definitely something to consider if you’re running a grooming service as you may need to invest in multiple clippers with varying RPM levels.

Heat, noise, vibration

Although power is important, you need to make sure you get the right balance because there are a number of issues that come with more powerful clippers. Dog hair clippers with a higher RPM will heat up quicker, give off more noise and create more heavy vibrations. This can be an issue if you’re grooming a particular shy or nervous pooch. It’s important to make sure your furry friend is comfortable when they get their hair cut so be sure to choose clippers that are powerful enough to trim them without causing any discomfort.

Weight and Size

The size of your clippers is often down to personal preference however it also depends to some extend on the type of dogs you’ll be grooming. You want to make sure that the clippers you use are comfortable to hold, aren’t too heavy and have an ergonomic design that won’t cause you any discomfort. Depending on the size of the dogs you’ll be giving a haircut, you may require different sized clippers. Smaller dogs may require smaller clippers to trim those hard-to-reach places. There are all kinds of shapes and sizes on the market so be sure to shop around and find the best design to meet your needs.

Corded vs cordless

You have the option to choose from mains-powered or battery-powered dog hair clippers, each of which come with different benefits. Cordless clippers offer a lot more manoeuvrability and convenience when cutting your dog’s hair but they are often less powerful, more expensive and need replacing sooner when the battery becomes worn out due to excessive charging. Mains-powered clippers offer more power and don’t need to be recharged, however they can be a lot more restrictive when it comes to where you can give your pooch a haircut because you will need to be near a power outlet. There are benefits on both sides that you need to weigh up before deciding on the best option for your needs.

The Top Clippers

Heiniger Opal

The Heiniger Opal cordless trimmer is powerful and fast, yet quiet and with low vibrations.  It has 2 speeds and can manage 3100 double strokes per minute in the fast mode and 2600 in the slow mode.  It has enough power to get through even dirty and thick fur and hair.

The Opal trimmer has the latest in battery technology (a lithium-ion battery) which means it can clip for 240 minutes and fully recharge in an hour.  The built-in battery indicator will let you know how much charge you have left, so you’ll never be caught by surprise.

The Heiniger Opal is ergonomically designed and fits very comfortably in your hand.

As with all Heiniger clippers, it is made in Switzerland and extremely well manufactured.

Wahl Super Groom Premium Rechargeable Pet Clipper

The Wahl Super Groom Premium Rechargeable pet clipper gives you high performance clipping through any coat type. Lightweight with low vibration it has amazing noise absorption and gives you 100 minutes clipping from a full charge or works directly from the mains.

It has an LED battery strength indicator and quick charge facility, plus pop-on, chrome-plated precision blades adjusting between 0.7 and 3mm.

Heiniger Saphire Style

Heiniger’s Saphir cordless clipper, is perfect for Dog grooming and clipping any dog’s coat. 

There are plenty of fantastic clippers that are available on the market and the vast majority of brands are looking to produce an immaculate cut with great longevity. It is about what feels right for you and is suitable within your budget. We use Heiniger and Aesculap within our premises because of their mobility and durability, as well as being a high end product but most importantly, it is understanding how to use them and how to handle the dog appropriately to get the stylish cut that every pooch deserves.


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