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Dr Harry Clippers Are they any good?

#1 User is offline   BittyMooPeeb 

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 03:37 PM

A lady who adopted one of my fosters rang me the other day to ask if the dog clippers she had seen in Woolies would be any good. All I know is that they are 'endorsed' by Dr Harry and cost around $100.

Has anyone had experience with these?

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 03:41 PM

Havent seen them, but I dont think they'd be very good..

They would be better of paying a bit more and getting some professional ones that are sure to work :(

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 03:41 PM

Ah, no. At least not for anything like a full body clip. Perhaps for a bit of ear/facial trimming they might be OK.

From memory the Dr Harry ones are made by Breville, have a fixed blade and combs. Hard to keep clean and sharpen and limited in what they can do. Only person I know who bought them upgraded to "real" clippers shortly afterwards.

You can pick up one speed Andis ones for not much more than that - changable blades etc.

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 04:23 PM

My daughters friends mum just bought the Dr Harry ones for $39

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 04:36 PM

View Postpoodlefan, on 14th Mar 2006 - 04:41 PM, said:

You can pick up one speed Andis ones for not much more than that - changable blades etc.


This one?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Andis-Pet-Groomer-K...1QQcmdZViewItem

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 07:29 PM

The Dr Harry endorsed clipper is useless and is a total waste of money.
You are better off spending the extra money on a professional Wahl KM clipper for around $220. I would not buy the Andis pet clipper kit; it is better than the Dr Harry but will not cut all hair types and is more of a trimmer than a clipper.

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 08:12 PM

Nah Paula, that one is also useless :(

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 09:08 PM

View PostVehs, on 14th Mar 2006 - 09:12 PM, said:

Nah Paula, that one is also useless :(

So that is not the one that Poodlefan recommended? Or it is the one but you dont like it? Or there was a joke somewhere that I just didn't get? :)

This person is elderly, and adopted Pearl who came into DAS a matted clump of pain. She has a soft, dense, slightly wavy coat. She (the owner) lives in Gundagai and so has limited shopping options. She has just clipped Pearl and says she did it with hand clippers :). We had these for our Schnauzer when we were kids - this poor womans hand must be about to drop off!

Does anyone have a link to the clippers already mentioned?

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:06 AM

I have a $10 clipper from Big W that is electric and came with comb and scissors etc. I have one maltese that I clip all over (virtually shave) every three months. It is certainly not an expert job and wouldn't hold up to constant, daily use but it's been 18 months and it is still going strong. If it dies, whats another $10 at BigW?
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:58 AM

I use the OSTER brand clippers , they have being really good as i do odd jobs for friends dogs that i use clippers on , as i have basic knowledge in grooming , so i am currently learning .
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p/s i paid about $ 600 - $ 700 for these clippers .

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 08:29 AM

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So that is not the one that Poodlefan recommended? Or it is the one but you dont like it? Or there was a joke somewhere that I just didn't get?


I think poodlefan would be referring to these
one speed:
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two speed:
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rather than 'pet clippers' that Paula posted.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 08:36 AM

I was referring to single speed Andis Clippers but I haven't actually eyeballed my friends new ones. Perhaps they are the pet clippers. :(

She only wants them for trimming her Brittany - they'll probably be fine for that. I'd certainly want something with a better motor for full body clips.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 08:48 AM

Hrm... well let us know when you see them what they are like!

What do you trim on a Brittany without scissors? Throat? :(

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 08:50 AM

View PostVehs, on 14th Mar 2006 - 09:12 PM, said:

Nah Paula, that one is also useless :)


:( ;)

I clip Angus with scissors - I'm sure he gets embarrassed going for a walk :) :)

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 08:51 AM

Vehs:

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What do you trim on a Brittany without scissors? Throat?


You do a tidy up on the head, and ears. At least that's all she asked me to do before she got clippers. No doubt Helen could give you more detail.

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