Why Is This Product Here?
These clippers are quiet, don’t heat up quickly, maintain a durable lifespan with a long cord, and are great for varying use.
This product has a universal rotary motor that delivers over 2,100 strokes per minute. The blades are detachable, single speed, #10 CryogenX and with a lightweight feel at 1.97 pounds, these clippers are versatile and easy to transport! Included is a 12’ cord, which keeps grooming simple with options for movement.
The color option currently available is grey. The product dimensions of these clippers are roughly 8.2 x 2.1 x 1.9 inches. As the clippers are not battery operated, you will find that the battery is not replaceable. Use of the included cord keeps these clippers stress free and easy to use.
When it comes to maintenance the most important (and easy to remember) thing is to always oil the blades before and during grooming sessions. This will extend the life of the blade and help to prevent heat buildup. Speaking of which, according to the manufacturer, these clippers are quiet and don’t have a tendency to heat up quickly.
Check carefully because…
As the motor is the heart of the clipper, this is the most important aspect to be aware of. Depending on the coat of the dog you’ll be grooming, the best motor type will vary. Rotary motors such as these will be great for heavy coats or professional use.
You are able to use any size detachable style blade with these clippers. It is important to consider the length and style of hair you are grooming prior to changing out blades but this is a possibility.
Quick, easy blade changes are possible with these clippers and are compatible with a wide range of blades and universal guide combs (sold separately). These provide additional options for safety, control and cutting length. You’ll find that Oster blades are the best and most compatible with this particular clipper.
Because the blades are numbered and cut to specify varying lengths, it is best to remain within the Oster family.
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These clippers have made the list for “Top 12 Best Dog Clippers for Shih Tzu” according to Shih Tzu Expert. They have been recommended by various customers veterinarians and maintain a positive reputation within the dog grooming community.
These clippers are powerful! Our customers have shared experiences of trimming their pet’s hair a bit “too much” as they were expecting that the trimmers would not do the trick. In fact, they have the capability of grooming very thick haired animals with ease.
What to watch out for with this product?
While the manufacturer has stated that these clippers don’t heat up quickly or easily, reviews have stated that they can become warm after a certain amount of time.
Customers have stated that these clippers are great until they’ve encountered issues with them not working or functioning properly a few months in. We highly recommend regular maintenance and cleaning of your clippers so that they maintain a long lifespan and keep your at home grooming process as painless as possible.
Item description states that “intended continuous operating time is 20 minutes” and our customers have found this to be true. Tips for keeping the clippers at a cool temperature and avoid overheating include purchasing a coolant spray, which will maintain a comfortable temperature for both you and your furry friends! Sprays such as these can be found similarly to the Oster clippers themselves and are available in large quantities and options.
It’s recommended that customers practice using these clippers prior to jumping right in and grooming their pets. As most products, these clippers might take some time to get used to with the way one grips their hand, etc. Patience is key but once the customer gets a handle on how to properly hold and groom with a steady hand, they will say adios to the pros in no time!
When it comes to blade options, as there are many, Oster blades are best for these clippers and our customers have found that the #10 blade is the best for general clipping. This blade is cryogenically treated to ensure lasting sharpness, wear resistance, and performance.
It is important to note that while these blades are not adjustable, they are easily replaceable. When changing the clipper blade, the clipper should be removed. Holding the clipper in one hand, use your other hand to push the blade release with your thumb and pull back simultaneously. The blade should then slide up, leaving the area pulled up so that you may replace with a new blade right away. With a quick snap you are good to go with a brand new blade and clippers!
It is recommended that you do not trim your pet’s hair if it is dirty or wet, as this will dull your blades. In order to maintain your clippers for a long amount of time, we strongly suggest drying off your pet prior to grooming. Additionally, our customers have found that their animals are much more comfortable and the blades themselves trim easier with manageable hair to groom.
These Oster clippers work well with a number of animal and dog breeds, including Pomeranians. We recommend purchasing an additional length attachment for your clippers so that you can customize them for the length and thickness of your pet’s hair. The provided blade offers plenty of options when it comes to length and type of hair that can be managed and groomed but our customers have found that options work great for them in varying situations.
Benefits and features (pros):
Ability to switch blades makes these clippers versatile among varying coats and uses! Length of cord means these clippers can be used without worrying about being too far from an outlet. For those looking to save money by grooming their pets at home instead of scheduling appointments with a professional groomer, these clippers are a great resource and offer options for many shapes and hair lengths.
Lastly, these clippers do an excellent job of trimming and grooming hair on the first try. Many customers have said that this item is similar to “a hot knife cutting through butter” as it is so smooth and simple to use that it only requires one shave to do the job properly.
These clippers are very effective on very coarse, thick hair. They cut through hair quite easily and remain durable over a long amount of time. Additionally, the ability to switch blades (in case you have multiple, various pets with different hair length) is simple and quick! You will find that use of these clippers works well for full body grooming as well as trimming.
Animals with thick, curly hair will feel more beautiful than ever after a short amount of time with these clippers. We recommend patience as thick hair might take more time than fine dog or cat hair, but ultimately you will see great results! According to the manufacturer, “these heavy duty pet clippers deliver the power and torque needed to tackle even the thickest, most matted coats.”
When it comes to pricing of various grooming clippers, this Oster model offers an option unlike others as it is very affordable and will absolutely limit your need to take your pets to the groomers moving forward. Comparable models are often much more expensive and will not offer options similar to that of the Oster Golden A5 model. Our customers have raved about the fact that they spent less than a few hundred dollars for such a fantastic product!
Clippers have been known to heat up with use but customers have reported that after allowing to cool and rest for a few moments, they are good to go and cleared for use. Additionally, the fact that these clippers are not cordless might be an issue for some, we have not found that to be the case among most users thus far.
Customers have said that these clippers do not include the proper guard, which should be purchased as a separate item. This can be frustrating for those looking to purchase an all-in-one item as opposed to continuously shopping around for all of the necessary parts. Additionally, this particular model does not come with a case for one to hold the clippers and their accessories.
Taking the hassle out of grooming animals including dogs, cats, horses, and livestock is the true purpose of the Oster Golden A5 Animal Grooming Clippers. In conclusion, these are fantastic clippers and are truly a worthy investment among dog owners and those looking to use them for professional use!
While there are a few drawbacks, the positives really do outweigh the negatives and by purchasing these clippers, we believe that customers will see a return on their investment in no time. Oster maintains a great reputation and these clippers do not disappoint with their ability to remain reliable and versatile.
With hundreds of positive reviews, we truly believe that these clippers will be the answer to your pet grooming prayers. Say goodbye to spending money at the groomers as you are the professional with these clippers!