IN THE BOX
Showmate Horse Trimmer
2 rechargeable batteries
Approx 30 mins clip time each battery
4 comb attachments
Smart silver carry case
FIRST THING TO SAY IS THAT THESE ARE TRIMMERS AND NOT DESIGNED FOR ALL OVER BODY CLIPPING. I DID A SMALL AREA OF GIN TO SEE HOW WELL THEY WORKED!
The first thing I noticed with these trimmers is the box, as well as looking sleek and professional it is very sturdy and seem strong enough to put up with the toils and trauma’s before shows and at shows and are very easily transported safely! Gin is still a baby (he is 3) and hadn’t been introduced to clippers or trimmers before and I think these were the perfect pair to start him off. Apart from doing his moustache which took a few attempts and him snapping his head away but we got it done. The motors are fairly quiet and when I first turned them on there was no reaction from Gin or Hero – and the vibration is a firm vibration that doesn’t send your hand or arm numb like some trimmers can. Changing the depth of the cut is easy with a twist motion and without the plastic guards on it gives a very close even cut. The ceramic blades feel to be incredibly sharp and show no sign of dulling even after a fair amount of use.
Changing the plastic length combs is easy they just slide on and are easily changeable for any grading, and setting the height is simple and intuitive, but also feels firm and sturdy and doesn’t feel like its going to slip apart.
Gin is getting properly clipped soon as he is a sweaty boy so we will take off his chest and tummy, so to show you guys how good they are on a thick cobby coat I took a square patch off of his chest – now it’s not perfect but these are trimmers not clippers, but in a situation where you needed a quick tidy up or missed or uneven line in a clip these would be perfect.
They dealt with his long chest hair and long tummy hairs with ease and I played with them for a good half an hour and the battery was still going strong so I can imagine with both batteries charged you could do a lot of trimming!
The only downside is the plastic of the handle doesn’t feel as sturdy as the rest of the construction but saying that I had no issues with them what so ever I would just like for it to feel a bit more sturdy. They are slender in my hands and I have small hands so I don’t think many people would have an issue of them being too big. All in all, a well priced set of trimmers I would buy again for show day touch-up and precise small area trimming. I even bit the bullet and used them on my Poodle and they were far better than my other dog trimmers and worked wonders on her too!
Review provided by Just A Cob
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