Clipper/Blade for really thick & fine dog fur?!

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Barked: Thu Sep 26, '13 7:35am PST 
My dog has very, very fine light fur that is incredibly thick. He is a mixed breed that looks like a papillion.

To give you an idea of his fur, it is really light (gets airborne quite easily , sticks to everything and shrug and out of his little 8 pounds, his fur is probably 4. LOL! It is that thick.

My Andis pet clippers from PetSmart just aren't cutting it-literally.
They barely make their way thru his thick mane and get overheated and sound like they are about to die out.

Any suggestions for a specific clipper? Or maybe I am just using the wrong blade?

Barked: Wed Oct 9, '13 6:58pm PST 
Hey Andis are bad not be clippers, otherwise there are Osters. Usually though it depends on the blade you use. If the fur is really thick blades like a 10 will not go through smoothly so try different numbers.