Dog clippers are a necessity for pet owners that want to lower the costs of grooming their pets by doing it themselves but there are a lot of concerns over the best model to choose, not only because of buyers’ own personal needs but the needs of the pet too. Ergonomics, speed and durability all play a big part but safety and the animal’s comfort are important too. The following five clippers are some of the best on the market and they all have their own key advantage.
2017 Top Rated Dog Clippers
1. Andis AGC 2-speed Pet Clipper
This clipper is perhaps best described as being the ideal, tough clipper for multiple jobs and professionals because of its combination of toughness and power. This Andis dog clipper, with its 4×4 blade drive and shatterproof housing, is described by some users as being the “work horse” of pet clippers because it is so solid and reliable but there are also those that compliment its speed and lack of noise, showing there is more to it than just durability. Read Review
2. Andis Ultra Edge AC Super 2-Speed Clipper
This “super” model should perhaps be a step up to the other AGC and while much of the specification stays the same, the performance has shown that this is a powerful model that buyers can really rely upon for a great job.
This model has the same 25% increase in torque as the previously mentioned Andis but it is notable for its use of a sealed motor, detachable blades and allegedly maintenance-free design. While some buyers argue over the amount of maintenance needed and the “cool running”, they do feel that it is quite quiet and effective. Read Review
3. Oster A5 2-speed clipper
Moving over to one the other highly respected brands, this Oster A5 model from Oster shows that clippers can put the pets first and still offer a great result. The 2700 stroke per minute speed of its rotary motor does mean it is slower than its rivals here but users report that it is still quiet, is not too hot to the touch and that their cats seem to be pretty unbothered by it, which is very rare. In addition to this, the product also has an antimicrobal coating and detachable blades. Read Review
4. Oster A5 Turbo 2-speed Professional
Adding “turbo” to the name of this alternative Oster model suggests that buyers are about to enjoy a much faster cut and that is precisely why the product makes the list – this is the speedy option for truly efficient cuts.
Like the other Oster A5 clippers , this clipper has a universal rotary motor but the speed is ramped up to 4000 strokes per minute. The result is a cut that is both quick and sharp and users report that it is even fast on tougher coats like poodles and cocker spaniels. Read Review
5. Wahl ARCO SE Professional Pet Clipper
Finally we have an entry from Wahl that changes direction slightly by being a cordless option that improves versatility. Classed as a 5-in-1 clipper kit, this product has an adjustable blade that is said to be very easy to change and is designed for use on more difficult and delicate areas like the face and feet.
In addition to being cordless, this Wahl dog clipper has a long battery life that means buyers have no worries about taking their time to get the best result. Read Review