In our view these are the 4 best dog trimmers available on the market today. In board terms the more expensive models are based on more sophisticated battery technology. You'll see there are slight differences in the height adjustment of the blades and of course the ergonomics of each machine. We're often asked if a groomer needs a trimmer as well as a clipper - and the honest answer is no, they are not absolutely necessary. However, they've become very popular and are now generally considered to be a good tool to have - why:
(1) They're lightweight and very manoeuvrable - so they are great to use when clipping around the undercarriage and bum area and are ideal for trimming out pads and ear tips
(2) They all offer quick blade height adjustment - so they are much quicker to use than switching around between conventional dog clipper blades
(3) They give you clipper a rest! IT's no bad idea to switch to a trimmer and let your clipper take a breather and cool down a bit!
As ever, if you need help or advice on choosing a dog trimmer we are always very happy to help. Eventually if you need spare parts, replacement blades or just a simple service we are always just a phone call away.
Here at Simpsons, we've been selling professional dog clippers for over 50 years. During this time, we seen every notable make and model, with firsthand experience of their relative pros and cons. We're not linked with any affiliate schemes, or being paid to promote big online retailers. Instead, we're completely independent and committed to providing customers with expert, impartial advice.
Here below you’ll find the best professional dog clippers from leading brands. Although other models exist, our experts have carefully selected these, based on their features, performance and value for money. They all work the same, with a proven detachable blade design. As such, the main difference begins with them being either corded or cordless. So, which should you choose?
If you're a student or novice groomer, corded electric clippers are a great first choice. Most are multi-speed which, makes them versatile and more adaptable to your improving skill level. Having a constant source of power, corded electric clippers are suitable for all breeds and, can tackle any coat type and texture. Finally, corded electric clippers are more affordable, so ideal if you're on a budget.
If you're an experienced dog groomer, you've inevitably owned a corded electric clippers before. Whilst they may continue to appeal, more and more salons are now switching to cordless dog clippers instead. This increase in popularity is due to convenience and, the clipper not being tied to a plug socket. This increase in mobility allows the clipper to be used in any location, as well as improving overall manoeuvrability and ease of use. Although cordless dog clippers are generally more expensive to buy, being simpler in design, they are considered to be more reliable and dependable.
Here you'll find detachable clipper blades from Mastercut, Andis, Oster and Wahl. They all share the same 'snap-on' design, which means (unless you're a brand fanatic) you can switch between them, without having to worry about compatibility. Feel free to pick and choose.
Our own Mastercut blades are award winning and exclusive to Simpsons. They're available in regular and super-wide width options, making them an increasingly popular choice with busy salons, catering for breeds large and small. Thanks to advanced manufacturing techniques, they deliver 25% more cutting edges than rival blades and, the advantage of faster clipping times and smoother coat texture.
With so many different blades to choose from, things can get confusing. As such, each blade has a designated number and fixed cutting height. Remember, the higher the blade number, the closer it will cut. For example, a #40 blade will leave the hair 0.2mm long, where as a #3 blade will leave it 13mm. If you're wanting to leave the hair even longer, you'll need comb attachments or extensions, which adopt a similar numbering system. For more information, click here.
Also known as blade combs, guards, guides or extensions, these useful accessories are designed to fit over of your clipper blade to extend the cutting height. Available in a range of different sizes, to help you create longer styles quickly and efficiently without the need for tedious scissor work. Although once considered a cheat or shortcut for the less experienced, thanks to improved metal design, they are now a highly popular finishing tool for groomers of all skill levels.
Although major clipper manufacturers each have their own offerings, they share a common 'sprung-loaded' design, which means you can switch between brands, without having to worry about compatibility. Our own Mastercut brand has one of the largest ranges available, including exclusive super-wide options. Whatever your attachment needs, you're free to pick and choose.
Comb attachments are designed to fit 'flat-faced' blades such as #30, #15 and #10. Which you choose depends on the level of coat preparation you're willing to undertake. For best results, ensure the coat is free of all knots and tangles before you start clipping.
Ever wondered what the most important factor is in a dood dog clip? Talent! But after your skills the most important thing is that you have clean and well lubricated blades! True this aren't the most exciting products in the grooming world but boy-oh-boy are they important! As usual if you need any advice we're always happy to help.