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  • Loving my Wahl Snap-ons

    I had a Standard Poodle to do today that has the very thickest coat ever. It takes hard work to get a 7 blade through. Last Winter I tried to use even a 4 on the coat with my high speed Laube Lazor and it wouldn't work. Only a 5. Nope, no 5/8th or 3's. Well again they wanted him not so short for upcoming January. I tried a fairly short Wahl Snap on and it worked with a 15 blade under and high speed. I left a nice warming layer of coat on the big boy. It worked well. I was so pleased and so were the lovely owners.
    Money will buy you a pretty good dog but it won't buy the wag of it's tail.

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    Instead of using a 30, 15, or 10 under a comb, try a #9 blade. The space between the teeth are twice as wide as any other blades, thus it reduces the drag on the clipper 100%. Been doing this for years.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the advise Jeff. I've broken teeth on so many #30's I can't tell ya. I switched to #15's and it works much better, but I never thought of trying a #9. Nice.

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      • #4
        Whal Snap-On's

        I love them as long as they are metal combs, no plastic, and I use a 10 under mine but I will also try the 9 blade, makes perfect sense!

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        • #5
          I dont like them

          I have the metal whahl combs and when I was taking one off it broke a tooth off my #40
          It was the second time I used them ,Maybe I didnt take it off right or something but I still wasnt happy.I pretty new at grooming and I only had 1 40 blade

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          • #6
            Sorry about your #40 blade, I only have 6 blades right now and feel your pain as a new groomer too!
            I have plastic combs...can I ask why the metal combs are better?

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            • #7
              never use them on a 40# they will be smashed to pieces!

              use a 30,15,10 or 9 blades and you will enjoy much success

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              • #8
                Thank you.I read in my school course work- I could use it on a 30 or 40 I figured it didnt matter I was wrong. a 9 huh? hmmm I have one of those I havent even used yet.
                from my understanding the metal ones are better than the plastic one because the plastci ones pop off really easy and with a 30 that would be a big hole in a pretty coat! I have plastic ones too but Im afraid to use them because of that.I save those for my brothers haircuts.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for your reply, I have not had a plastic comb pop off but have heard that can happen so I check it as I go along. I will look for the wahl combs, I think that PetsMart sells them in a kit.

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                  • #10
                    I love my stainless steel snap on combs. They worked so much better on my poodles than those plastic ones. I might have to invest in a #9 blade now though if that works really good. I adopted a huge boy standard poodle a couple months ago and his coat his THICK and curly unlike my standard girl who has a more softer coat thats about half as thick as his. I haven't groomed my boy yet, although he gets bathed regularly and brushed. Right now my only blades are a 10, 30, and 4F. Not bad for a pet owner who does her own grooming... my grooming supplies are slowly increasing! LOL

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                    • #11
                      9 blade with a comb

                      A GROOMER FRIEND OF MINE AND A VERY GOOD GROOMER SHE IS, WAS GROOMING WITH A METAL COMB AND A 9 BLADE AND SHE CUT THE DOG QUITE BADLY UNDER THE ARM PIT AREA, WHEN GROOMING DOWNWARDS USING THIS COMBINATION OF 9 AND COMB. I never use a 9 blade as I think they can be tricky in some situations - so I would also be loath to use them with a comb when there are much safer options.

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                      • #12
                        Why would this groomer use a comb under an armpit anyway?? Some new technique? That skin is floppy, sensitive and should either be scissored or skimmed with a 10 or a 15. I can see cutting skin with a #9 without a comb especially if the skin is loose and you dont pull on it a little. I agree you'll cut it very quick just because the space between the teeth are wider and skin can get up in there. Those that are seasoned with a #9 blade know when and where not to use one, plus they are already carefull with them.

                        Armpits are an area you have to watch out for before you start on them. But I was taught never never ever take any blade and run from the belly across the armpit and down the leg. You skim it or scissor that area. MAybe that was a rule the ex just made for me but it works for me.

                        I'm sticking up for the #9 blade here. I use #9 blades with combs on body shaves and maybe legs and tails (depending). The #9 is usually way up over the skin on a comb and it will decrease the drag you get using a 30 blade on filthy dogs. Interesting. I may attribute this to not being carefull more than just using the #9 blade. Even the best seasoned groomers have mishaps for a variety of reasons, we learn and move on.

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                        Jeff Andrews
                        Northern Tails Sharpening
                        Mobile, Alabama &
                        New Orleans, Louisiana
                        251-232-5353
                        www.northerntails.com
                        [email protected]
                        "You Now Have A Better Choice"

                        Search for me or “Northern Tails Sharpening” on Facebook.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ferretlov View Post
                          Thank you.I read in my school course work- I could use it on a 30 or 40 I figured it didnt matter I was wrong. a 9 huh? hmmm I have one of those I havent even used yet.
                          from my understanding the metal ones are better than the plastic one because the plastci ones pop off really easy and with a 30 that would be a big hole in a pretty coat! I have plastic ones too but Im afraid to use them because of that.I save those for my brothers haircuts.
                          The metal combs actually say on the back NOT to use a 40, but to use a 10-15-30...the plastic ones will not break teeth.
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                          • #14
                            hmmmm

                            Originally posted by Particentral View Post
                            The metal combs actually say on the back NOT to use a 40, but to use a 10-15-30...the plastic ones will not break teeth.
                            Maybe because they sent me plastic ones with my clippers.............
                            it didnt say verbatum the metal ones.......... it only specified "snap on combs"
                            maybe I read too much into that one bummer. gotta get another 40 now.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ferretlov View Post
                              Maybe because they sent me plastic ones with my clippers.............
                              it didnt say verbatum the metal ones.......... it only specified "snap on combs"
                              maybe I read too much into that one bummer. gotta get another 40 now.
                              It may be since the metal ones are a little more new to the market. They truly are awsome. The wahl 30 blade really does seem to work better then the other 30 blades do, but with a clippervac sometimes I use a 10 so I can just pop the comb off to do sanitary areas. The 9 does work well for the combs with a vac, only thing I use a 9 for anymore. A 40 will get chewed to **** for sure.

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