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A much better design for a slicker brush
July 13, 2015
How much difference between slicker brushes could there be? Turns out, more than you think. The design of this one really is thoughtful and unique.
After I'd returned my first self-cleaning slicker brush to one of the big box pet stores twice because the tines would bend and get stuck behind the self-cleaning part, rendering the brush absolutely useless, I started looking around for a higher quality brush. I have a Great Pyrenees -- a big, white fluffy thing of a dog -- and she needs a lot of brushing.
My old brush was was designed so that the tines stayed stationary while the self cleaning mechanism could be pushed up and down the tines to gather up the brushed-out fur. Sometimes the grill would go too far and the tines would get stuck behind it, or the tines would bend and not fit back through the grill properly, rendering the brush useless. This brush works the opposite way. the grill -- the part that the fur gathers up on -- stays stationary while the tines move. While you are brushing, the tines are locked in place, all the way through the grill. You then release the tines so that they slide back behind the grill. You store the brush with the tines hidden behind the grill.
What this means is that there is less opportunity for the tines to get damaged -- you're storing them safely inside the brush, and you're not yanking on them while you're cleaning the fur off. It's a much better design and I have no doubt this brush will last much longer than my old one.