I have a Wahl corded clipper that is still working just fine after almost twenty years of use. I probably would have stuck with it and never bought a cordless clipper if not for my barn electricity issue.
Sometime before the year 2010, the electricity in my barn area stopped working. After consulting with a couple of electricians, we determined that fixing the issue would be prohibitively expensive.
While I can set up electric cords between my house and my barn area, I eventually decided that having a set of cordless clippers would be easier. I don’t do a lot of clipping, but I do regularly like to trim bridle paths so halters, bridles and grazing muzzles fit and stay on better. Being able to whip out the cordless clippers and quickly trim up a bridle path is preferable to dragging out and hooking up a series of extension cords from house to barn every time.
For eight happy years, I used an Andis rechargeable cordless clipper. Now the rechargeable battery will no longer charge. I contacted Andis, figuring that I could purchase a new battery. I was told that the clippers and the battery for my unit are no longer in production. Rats, I liked the weight and feel of these clippers as well as the adjustable blades.
So I thought I would turn to you, dear reader, for suggestions. What are your favorite cordless clippers and why do you like them?
Please let me know in the comments section. Cyber Monday isn’t too far away, and I might try to snag some cordless clippers when equestrian retailers have their sales. In the mean time, I will be getting an extra work out stringing up extension cords from house to barn whenever I want to clip.