|Barked: Mon Sep 24, '12 5:41pm PST |
|I use an Andis clipper and have had no problems with it at all. I can't remember the exact model of it... Something like AG+ maybe? I wish I knew where the box was so I could check! When looking for clippers look at the speed they run at. Mine runs at 3700 spm (strokes per minute). The faster the better, and you can get multiple speed clippers, but since you don't want to dish out a lot of money for it at the moment single speed clippers would work just fine.
As for shears, I have some by Geib. Geib Gators I believe they are called. I have thinners, straight scissors, curved and a small pair of scissors for working on smaller areas. That's all I've needed so far for grooming. I think each set of shears costs around $50 - $70. They are great for starting out, I've had no problem with them.
As for anything else you might want to look for, a good slicker brush that is comfortable to hold. A good comb, and I personally think using a Furminator brush on certain coats is fantastic. They can be expensive, but I think it's worth it since it makes things go by so much faster.
Oh and another thing, look for a really good grooming jacket/smock! I'm still trying to look for something that is more waterproof and doesn't allow hair to travel through it.
Hope this helps, and good luck!
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