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The Best Pet Grooming Clippers – Review of Oster Clippers

When it comes to pet grooming clippers the brand that I recommend is Oster.  They have been around a long time and have a very good reputation when it comes to making clippers that will last.  Mr. John Oster started the business back in 1924 and the company has been making high-quality products ever since.  In this article, I will show you some of the best pet grooming clippers made by Oster.

My personal experience with Oster clippers has been great. I received my very first Oster clipper when I started Grooming School and that pair lasted me for over 15 years of grooming 10-15 animals a day 5 days a week.  Now I know you won’t be doing that unless you plan to become a professional groomer, it just goes to show how well made they are. Furthermore, Oster is the #1 brand recommended by Veterinarians and Pet Groomers.

 

 

 

Benefits of using Professional Pet Grooming Clippers


Professional Grade: Clippers that are made specifically for grooming animals will be much easier to use and last longer with the proper care.Shih-Tzu cut with pet grooming clippers

Can be used on all coats: No matter what kind of coat your pet has these clippers will work. Using the #10 blade without a come will cut through most thick and/or matted coats.

Easy access to replacement parts: When the time comes to replace some of the parts you can easily go to the Oster website and order the parts you need.

Can also be used on People: Yes, I use my pet grooming clippers to cut my husbands and sons hair.

 

 

 

Tips for using Pet Grooming Clippers

  • Get your pet used to the sound of the clippers before you try to actually use them. Run the clippers near your pet to show them that they will not harm them.
  • If you’re using the blade without an attachable comb you will need to check to make sure the blade is not getting hot. While you are using the clippers tap the flat side of the blade on your forearm every 5-10 minutes.  If it feels hot to you then you will need to let the blade cool off or you can purchase a blade coolant. Do Not continue to use a hot blade as it can burn your pet’s skin.
  •  While using the clippers on your pet pull the skin tight to create a flat surface for a smooth cut.
  • Attachable combs will not cut through tangled hair or a pet with a heavy undercoat.  You need to brush the hair/coat first or you will end up breaking the comb and/or your clippers due to overheating them.
  • When using the clippers for an extended amount of time they will become hot. Allow them to cool down, it’s probably a good time to take a break anyway. Go get you and your pet a nice refreshing drink.  You both deserve it! 🙂
  • Do not use your pet grooming clippers on wet pet hair, this will damage and dull the blade.
  • Most of all, always check to make sure your clippers are well greased, oiled and clean. This will keep them running cooler, smoother, and faster. If your clippers are getting hot quickly and/or making knocking sounds then this is a sign that they need cleaning,

How to care for your Clippers and Blades

Below is a video on how to care for your Oster Clippers and blades. He is using the Oster Classic 76 but the cleaning and oiling process is basically the same for all Oster clippers. With the proper care, your clippers and blades will last longer.

 

 

 

Oster Pet Grooming Clippers


1) Oster 2-Speed Outlaw Dog Animal Clipper With Case, DVD, Shears And #10 Blade A5 with 10 piece comb guide set.

2) Oster 2-Speed Outlaw Dog Animal Clipper With Case, DVD, Shears And #10 Blade A5

This is a great set for the beginner, it includes everything you need to get started. Both of these sets are exactly the same except for the 10 attachable comb set.  The pet clipper set is a great value for all you are getting and the blade is detachable. That is a big plus because you can switch out blades as they become hot or get dull.

Features:

  • Powerful enough for most types of coats
  • 2-Speed Professional Motor
  • Silent running motor design
  • Comes with a #10 blade, grooming shears, cleaning brush, oil, and a case
  • Included is a step by step DVD
  • Comes with a 1 Year Warranty
  • Made in the USA of foreign and domestic parts
  • Best price found on Amazon

 


Oster Golden A5 Single Speed Animal Grooming Clipper

If you will be grooming your pet at home full time and/or if you have multiple pets I recommend purchasing these clippers. They are heavy duty high-performance clippers that will cut through all types of coats. The A5 is made with better ventilation and an internal fan to keep the clippers running cooler for longer periods of time. The Oster A5 single speed clippers come with a size #10 CryogenX blade, replacement carbon brushes, blade oil, clipper grease, and a cleaning brush.

Features:

  • Hight performance and dependability
  • Single speed: 2,100 SPM (strokes per minute) 
  • Runs 15 to 20 degrees cooler
  • Detachable #10 CryogenX  blade included
  • Weight: 1.97 lb.
  • Comes with a 1 Year Warranty
  • Made in the USA of foreign and domestic parts
  • Best price found on Amazon

 


Oster A5 Turbo Two Speed Animal Grooming Clipper

I recommend the Two Speed Clippers if you own a pet with very thick hair or is badly matted and needs to be shaved down. The turbo speed will help you cut through the coat much easier. These powerful heavy-duty clippers will work well for all types of coats even horses and livestock. This clipper comes with a size #10 blade, replacement carbon brushes, blade oil, clipper grease, and a cleaning brush.

Features:

  • Heavy duty performance and dependability
  • Clipper Speed : 3000 SPM / 4000 SPM (strokes per minute)
  • Detachable #10 blade included
  • Weight: 1.97 lb.
  • Made in the USA of foreign and domestic parts
  • Comes with a 1 Year Warranty
  • Best price found on Amazon

 

 

Recommended Oster Blades and Accessories


 

Blades will begin to dull after several groomings, this will vary according to the coat of your pet. This is why I recommend having a few extra blades. It will look kinda funny to see your pet walking around with half a haircut LOL! 

Oster Blade A5 Size #10



The Oster detachable #10 blade cuts hair down to 1/16inch long which is primarily used for feet, pads, face, tail, butt, and belly. This blade is made with Cryogen which helps keep the blade cooler with longer wear resistance. This blade can be purchased on Amazon.

 


Oster Lucky No.9 Cat Blade, size #10

The Oster Lucky #10 is the purrrrrfect blade for cutting cat hair. The teeth are closer together to make a smoother cut with no lines. This tooth design allows the feline coat to feed through the blade faster and easier. I found the best price for this blade on Amazon.

 


Oster Elite Cryogen-X Pet Clipper Blades

This #10 blade leaves the hair 1/16-inch long which is primarily used for feet, pads, face, tail, butt, and belly.  Furthermore, this blade has been Cryogenically treated for longer wear resistanceYou can find the best price for this blade on Amazon.

 


Oster Elite Cryogen-X #7F Blade

The Oster #7F blade cuts hair down to 1/8″, this is a good length for shaving down your pet without exposing his/her skin to the elements and sun damage. This blade has been Cryogenically treated for longer wear resistance.  The word “Elite” on any Oster blade means that they are further optimized with a titanium coating to increase overall surface hardness. This process gives the blade a longer lasting sharper edge. Best price for this blade was found on Amazon.

 


Oster Elite Cryogen-X #5F Blade

The Oster #5F blade cuts hair down to 1/4″, this is a good length to maintain for long-haired pet owners who don’t want to deal with constant brushing and combing.  This blade is made with Cryogen which helps keep the blade wear resistant and cooler longer.  You can find this blade on Amazon.

 


Oster A5 Universal Comb Attachment 10-Piece Set

This comb set will come in handy when you want to change the length of your pet’s hair.  You will receive 10 different combs giving you a nice variety to choose from. You can find this comb attachment set on Amazon.

 


Oster Kool-Lube & Cleaner

Kool-Lube provides instant cooling, lubrication, and cleans the blades.

How to use

  • Turn your clippers on
  • Spray the Kool-Lube directly onto the blade
  • Turn the clippers off
  • Wipe the blade with a towel
  • Clean out the hairs between the teeth of the blade using the cleaning brush that came with your clippers or an old toothbrush

The best prices for Oster Kool-Lube was found on  Amazon.

Conclusion


 

I hope this information will help you to make an educated decision on which pet grooming clippers to use.  If you have any questions or need some help please leave me a comment.

Happy Pet Grooming,

Cathy

About Cathy

Animals are my passion in life. I am here to help you take care of your pet/pets. Educating yourself in pet care will lead to a happier healthier pet and that is something we all want!

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