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Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:23 AM

I've looked and can't find where someone was describing her dogs' "cocker cut" and said the size of the clipper blade--I remember it was a skip-tooth, but not how long a blade. Also, is it a good idea to change blades on a clipper instead of just using the snap-on plastic guards? I use the plastic guards, but if it's a better outcome to use the other set of blades, I'll do that... and, is PetEdge the best place for Andis blades?
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:17 PM

This should be the post you're looking for...
Cocker Cuts

I have always just used the guards with a #40, or the #10 blade alone, but I'm going to try the 3 3/4 skip tooth Tracy recommended. I think PetEdge is the best place to buy all grooming supplies. I am an obsessive comparison shopper and they seem to be most competitively priced witht the best selection.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:25 PM

That's it. Thanks. I've ordered the blade.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:44 PM

Now uh you do know we will expect pictures of the 'results.." .. lol. We are all pictures starved ya know...

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 01:37 PM

I never use the guards I like the look I get w/just the blades. I've replaced some by ordering through PetEdge and am very happy w/them. I either use a #4 for a short puppy cut or my #5/8 for a little longer cut.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:17 AM

We've recently purchased the Andis that comes with the #10 blade, however after seeing how close it shaves, I prefer not to have it that short. I just tested it out with Teddy's under belly :wiggle2: As I'm just starting to groom him, I want to leave some fur on him just incase.. Are there Andis clipper guards that you can get? What size do you recommend with the #10 blade? I could't find any on PetEdge.. Thank you!

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 02:39 PM

Now see, I do have the blade comb cover thingy's and I HATE THEM..
They get the hair all caught in them when clipping and I am all the time stopping - pulling off the comb oart, removing the hair, replacing the comb part and then starting up again.
Suzie got so frustrated with me on our laat grooming session, because when I would tuen off the clippers to pull the thing apart, she would think we were done..NOT...
I would LOVE to get clipper baldes that allow me to use them w/out the comb attachments and yet not have it clip her hair so short.
I'd like her hair to be at least 3/4 inch to an inch puppy cut long.
What blade size would I use for that length?
Also I have the OSTER animal electric clippers which has the 10 blade on it now..
WAYYYY too close a shave for what I want...

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 07:00 PM

I'd like her hair to be at least 3/4 inch to an inch puppy cut long.
What blade size would I use for that length?


The longest blade (3 3/4) leaves about a half-inch of hair - if you want it longer, you have to use the snap-on combs - probably at least a #2. Make sure she is completely brushed and combed out to minimize the hair catching between the comb and blade.

Just an FYI, ya'll - Oster and Andis blades are interchangeable if you are using professional clippers. Both make good blades, so just go for the best deal.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:48 PM

Now see, I do have the blade comb cover thingy's and I HATE THEM..
They get the hair all caught in them when clipping and I am all the time stopping - pulling off the comb oart, removing the hair, replacing the comb part and then starting up again.


I was the same so I got some of the diff length blades and it is SOOO much easier!

I can't remember the details with the length and number etc sorry!

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:02 PM

Here's a chart to all the blades and it lists the length of the cut as well. http://www.groomersmall.com/blades.htm

A #10 blade is good for trimming the potty areas as well as the armpits. I like to use the snap on combs when I trim Kitty's legs as I like to leave them a little fluffier. You need to make sure you comb out the fur first before using the snap-ons though and then you won't have a problem with the hair getting stuck in the comb.

Right now the longest blade I have is the 3 3/4" which leaves about 1/2" of hair on the dog. They now make a 5/8" blade and a 3/4" blade; I've used the 5/8 blade at work and I really like it and would eventually like to get one as well.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:52 AM

Here's a chart to all the blades and it lists the length of the cut as well. http://www.groomersmall.com/blades.htm

A #10 blade is good for trimming the potty areas as well as the armpits. I like to use the snap on combs when I trim Kitty's legs as I like to leave them a little fluffier. You need to make sure you comb out the fur first before using the snap-ons though and then you won't have a problem with the hair getting stuck in the comb.

Right now the longest blade I have is the 3 3/4" which leaves about 1/2" of hair on the dog. They now make a 5/8" blade and a 3/4" blade; I've used the 5/8 blade at work and I really like it and would eventually like to get one as well.

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At what size length does the 5/8" and the 3/4" blade cut the hair to?


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Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:01 AM

At what size length does the 5/8" and the 3/4" blade cut the hair to?


The 5/8 blade cuts the hair to 5/8" (16 mm) and the 3/4 blade cuts the hair to 3/4" (19 mm).

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 06:37 PM

Since i'm not sure what size to start off with, would anyone know what size they normally use at PetSmart? It looks like they use the same blade throughout the body? And how about the face, what do you guys normally use?

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 06:57 PM

I use a #4 for a short puppy cut and for the longer teddy cut I'll use a # 5/8 blade I don't use any attachments. Here are a couple of links regarding grooming one w/a video. :pray:


http://shihtzuchatte...?showtopic=8922

http://shihtzuchatte...?showtopic=7008

http://shihtzuchatte...?showtopic=6161

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 07:34 PM

Well..I have to do something to avoid using those dag gum clip on combs, because when I last tried grooming her, bless her heart, her hair kept getting stuck in between the comb and blade and I would have to turn it off..and keep her calm, as she would try and pull away and then it would hurt her while I was unattaching it from the clippers...
So, I don't want to use the attachments anymore..
So, I think I'll go with the new blades....
Thanks again ladies....

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:58 PM

Well..I have to do something to avoid using those dag gum clip on combs, because when I last tried grooming her, bless her heart, her hair kept getting stuck in between the comb and blade and I would have to turn it off..and keep her calm, as she would try and pull away and then it would hurt her while I was unattaching it from the clippers...
So, I don't want to use the attachments anymore..
So, I think I'll go with the new blades....
Thanks again ladies....


When you use the attachment combs you have to completely comb out the dog prior to clipping or else, like you stated, the hair will get caught up in the snap on.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:48 AM

I use the Andis snap on combs and I love them, i've never had any trouble with their hair getting stuck in them.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:54 AM

I also use the Andis clip on ones and no big problems--I do have to occasionally remove them and take out any hair that collects.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:00 AM

I also use the Andis clip on ones and no big problems--I do have to occasionally remove them and take out any hair that collects.


Yeah, I love my clip on combs as well. When I leave Kitty in her shorter cut I use the #4 or #7 on her body and then use the 1/2" snap on comb with a #30 blade on her head and legs. And when I leave her in a longer cut I use the 3/4" snap on comb and a #30 blade all over.

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