Cordless Horse Clippers Review
1 September 2017 | Beth
Cordless Horse Clipper Reviews and Comparison
Clipping with a cordless clipper gives a great sense of freedom. There's no cable to bother the horse, and no constant worry that the horse is going to tread on the lead and cause damage. With a cordless clipper, you can clip wherever your horse is most comfortable and are not tied to being next to the mains.
There are a couple of downsides to using a cordless clipper. First of all, they are more expensive. The batteries cost a lot to manufacture and will probably not last as long as your clipper and will eventually need replacing. The batteries will also run out of charge and require recharging, usually after a couple of hours of clipping. Finally, the batteries do not give quite as much power as the mains. Therefore, the most powerful clippers are always mains clippers (for example the Lister Laser 2).
With all this said, batteries have come a long way in the last few years. They are light, faster to charge, long lasting and more powerful. The best cordless clippers are now more than capable of most jobs and can get through tufty feathers with no problems. There are still some cheap import clippers on the market that do not have the reliability you need in a horse clipper. We will therefore focus on what we consider to be the 3 best Cordless Clippers on the market, in no particular order.
Heiniger also does a 'small' cordless clipper called the Saphir, which is great for those who show horses, but too small for a full clip on most horses. Lister have a similar smaller clipper called the Libretto, which is again, great for showing but not great for a full clip.
Lister, Liveryman and Heiniger are by far the best clipper brands. Caution is advised with some other brands.
We are a family run business and spend many hours everyday advising customers on horse clippers. The size of your hands, temperament of your horse, type of hair and final finish you are looking for will all play a part in selecting the right clipper for your needs. Please don't hesitate to give us a call with any questions! We are also happy to switch blades on the clipper should you not want the standard blade that comes with the clipper. We carry all the clippers in stock.
If you have any questions, please call: 01323 406212