Great for Trims
I bought these clippers thinking that they would work for body clipping. In that regard they are OK. For trimming they are excellent. Great to be able to plug them in when you need to (have owned these clippers for a almost 3 years now and the battery doesn't have the staying power for long periods of clipping). I would give them 5 stars for usefulness at a show and touch ups. The cordless option is great so that you don't have to worry about finding an outlet when you're at a show and just need to touch up. Will definitely be purchasing another pair for body clipping, but am glad that I have these pair for traveling.
April 4, 2013
These are really nice clippers. Very light, quiet and do a great job. I would recommend to friends.
March 25, 2013
My last two pairs of clippers had been corded Wahl Stable Pros, so when I finally broke those with a couple of trace clips, I was hesitant to change. Went with these for the brand, good reviews, and SmartPak's customer-friendly policies. I am now sold on cordless - love the ability to charge them at home, do my clip at the barn, then pack them for last-minute touch-ups at the show. The option to plug them in directly is great, too - I just pack the cord to go to the show as well, but the battery has held a charge so well I haven't used them corded yet. LOVE the way they adjust clip length with a click-in-place switch, and that I can pull the whole clipper head off intact for cleaning instead of having to separate blades. So far have clipped bridle paths/muzzles/fetlocks with no problems. Will definitely get separate full-size body clippers this time - these appear more targeted for the touch-up trims - but these are now a staple in my show trunk.
March 19, 2013
Do not buy!
1-the batteries don't stay charged for long. Like 15 minutes if your lucky.
2-they don't trim hair at all. You can hear them struggle on a bridle path, chin and whiskers.
3- I would return them in a heart beat but they have now been used.
4-spend the money and buy the $300 pair.
January 16, 2013
I bought these clippers after reading the reviews here. I thought that the price was a bit steep for trimmers but expected a high quality product. I have a feeling that my particular clippers had been dropped before shipping because the two halves of the plastic casing did not quite meet towards the clipper head. Not surprisingly this meant that the seal on the blades was faulty and the head filled with hair after one or two swipes with the trimmers. I think that quality control on these trimmers must be very poor and I was not at all impressed with the trimmers for this price.
November 12, 2012
Great pair of clippers
I bought these because I read all the reviews associated with them. They seemed like they were exactly what I needed, and they were! I am super happy with them. I trimmed the horse, then my Jack Russell who had sort of matted hair in some spots cause she is a long haired girl.. Love them. Best clippers ever.
May 31, 2012