Top positive review
Recommended for a new groomer or to groom your family pet
Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2020
These were the first clippers I owned when I started professionally grooming dogs 6 years ago. I loved them because they were sturdy and could handle many drops to the floor as a new groomer. I ordered another one as a backup. I used both frequently. I had one hooked up to my clippervac. I had the first one for 5 years before giving it away. In that 5 years I had them serviced twice. After having the second pair for a year, the on/off switch got "sticky" and the motor smelled like it was burning. I sent it in for maintenance. Shortly after I got it back, the motor died. Luckily I already had a Wahl Powergrip as another backup, but I'm not in love with it.
In my opinion they are not loud clippers but if you need to change your drive lever or your blade needs oil they will be loud. These are designed for you to hold it like a pencil. Replacing the drive lever was always a nuisance for me because the hook on the bottom of the clippers comes out and there's a certain way you have to put it back on before screwing the case back on. I never got hand fatigue with these.
I'm in the market now for a higher quality clipper but I would recommend this one for someone who is learning to groom or is only going to use it on the family pet. It's a well balanced, sturdy clipper but don't expect to own these without having them serviced at some point. Also keep in mind you will need to change the drive lever every once in awhile when it becomes worn down - that could be a reason it stops cutting well.