Lister Star Clippers
Worked great, but only for 1st 10 minutes
It looked great and was easy to use, but it died after just under 10 minutes of use. Was not able to get it to work again. Unfortunately, I will have to return it.
March 6, 2013
Light, Fast & Quiet
Do the math: If your horse is cooperative, then you can pay for clippers easily in one season. I have a Fell-pony-of-a-hairy beast-Friesian, so I need power! I tried the gold standard Oster clippers and they did a great job, but the heft, vibration and noise bothered me - my horse didn't really care. So I read the reviews and decided to try the Lister Star Clippers.
Pros: Light-weight, quiet, easy to use, clips very quickly, evenly, powerful; has a wrist strap so if the clipper slips from your hand you won't drop it
I did a trace body clip involving full neck, chest and part of his trunk in about 45 minutes.
Cons: Despite claims blades run cool, I found they ran quite hot and did not cool easily; you need to use a blade cooler; clipper motor and blades require light machine oil every 10 minutes so horse hair sticks on everything because of oil transfers- I thought it was quite messy. A hoof brush was handy to clean the clipper often. Finally, Lister Star Clippers require special blades and if you chip them, the clippers may not run at all - you might want a spare blade on hand - an added cost.
November 6, 2012
These are a great pair of clippers. They stayed relatively cool and ate up my horse's thick hair like it was nothing. And it left her velvety soft! They are easy to use and much lighter and quieter than some of the huge clippers, but work just as well (if not better). They are also easier to hold on to for people with little hands like me!
October 30, 2012
I bought these clippers for my very hairy draft cross. He needs to be body clipped a few times from fall to summer and these clippers were up to the task! Worked quickly and smoothly. Not too heavy, and didn't get too hot. Also price was much more reasonable than similar clippers. Would definitely recommend!
September 16, 2012
I've been clipping horses for 25 years and have used all the brands. I was recently looking for a lighter pair of big clippers that would also cut well. I bought the Lister Star clippers and they are wonderful! Light in the hand, no lines on the horse, and very easy to hand. I oil and dip the blades frequently to keep them running cool. The fine blades cut very close, so I only use the medium blades. I highly recommend these clippers.
March 8, 2012
I bought these clippers to use the first time that I clipped my horse. He had been clipped by a friend about 10 years ago, but had not been body clipped since. These clippers were easy for a beginner-clipper to use, and they did a great job! My horse tolerated them well because they are quieter than most clippers. Definitely a worthwhile purchase!
January 22, 2012