Not Sure Which Clipper You Need?


When it comes to choosing clippers, there is no one "best" product that will meet the needs of every groomer. Each groomer has a different client base, a different style of working, and different needs.

With so many choices available, even the most experienced groomers have questions about clippers and trimmers—especially if they've been using the same ones for years and are looking for a new model that will provide better results.

Get informed!

Go to our Clipper Guide on PetEdge.com and find some great information about clippers, usage, terms, and usage, to help you make informed decisions about your next clipper purchase.

Our comprehensive Clipper Specifications Chart is available on PetEdge.com. Full of detail and links to Clipper Detail Pages, you will be able to compare specifications for the many clippers available.

Call us for a clipper consultation today!

Did you know that PetEdge has an on-staff Product Support Team of groomers and pet care professionals who can answer the detailed products questions you have?

These pet care pros will walk you through the process, asking you questions about how you work and answering any questions that you have. 

Questions we can answer:

Here are some common questions that groomers ask us:

  • What are the advantages of a universal motor vs. a magnetic motor?
  • What do I need a super high speed for?
  • How long will cordless clippers hold their charge?
  • How fast to the blades heat up with this model?
  • What maintenance is required?

Selection and Value:

We now offer more than 50 different clippers and trimmers from industry leaders like Andis, Oster, Wahl, and Master Grooming Tools (our own exclusive brand).

Click here to shop our Clippers and Trimmers at PetEdge.com.

We also carry more than 100 different clipper blades and a complete selection of clipper accessories, including our popular Top Performance Clipper Cool lubricating spray. Click here to see a great deal on this spray—it's a groomer favorite.

As always, every product we sell is backed by our 100% price protection and product satisfaction guarantees. 

Are you ready for your PetEdge Clipper Consultation?

Our Product Support Team is available to answer your questions Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Just call 1-800-PetEdge (800 738 3343) and ask to speak with one of our experts!

PetEdge Grooming Question: What Are Your Plans for 2015?

Wow...2014 flew by.

Now that 2015 is just a couple of weeks away, it's a good time to take stock of your grooming business and make some plans for a profitable and productive year.

Since the months of January and February are traditionally slower than the busy holiday season, here are a few things you can think about as you gear up for the year ahead.

Taking A Break

Although it's tough for many groomers to admit they need a break, taking a vacation or spending a few days relaxing at home can go a long way to recharging your mental and physical batteries.

If going away isn't in the budget this year, you can always spend an afternoon getting a massage or relaxing at the spa. Even a quiet few days at home reading and catching up on errands can be a welcome change of pace.

This is also a good time to take a close look at your workload.

If you are a solo groomer who is working flat out (and we know plenty that put in 15 hour days), it could be worth your while to hire a bather/brusher for the new year. The time you save in doing these tasks yourself will allow you to groom more dogs, which could generate the additional income you need to cover the cost of an additional employee. It's worth a thought.

Besides, it's a pretty good feeling to start the day with a batch of freshly bathed dogs who are all ready to get groomed.

Taking Stock of Your Shop

Did the holiday rush reveal any shortcoming in your equipment or the layout of your shop?

Could you use an extra folding table or another force dryer?

Do your shears and blades need sharpening or replacing?

Are you low on shampoos, conditioner, disinfectant or finishing products?

When it comes to grooming equipment, are there any major purchases or investments that you're looking to make this year?

If you think you'll need a new grooming tub, a new electric or hydraulic grooming table, or new cage banks, now is the time to identify those needs and start saving. If you put aside a little money each week, you'll be ready to make a big purchase before you know it.

If major changes are not in the cards this year, you can take a look at adding some small, moderately priced items that will nevertheless be big time savers. Here are some of the small time savers that the groomers on our staff recommend:

Small Pet Grooming Table

Making Sure You Have a Backup Plan

A good way to start the new year is to give all of your equipment a once-over to see if there are any parts that need to be replaced. You should also double check to make sure you have a backup plan in case your equipment fails while your on the job.

We spoke to one groomer this year whose table broke down during the busy season. Since she didn't have a backup folding table on hand, she wasn't able to continue grooming while she waited for repairs to be made.

Make sure to have back ups for all clipper blades and shears. Have a contingency plan in case a clipper, a table or a dryer fails. If you haven't replaced the carbon brushes, blade drives, filters or other key parts of your clippers or dryers in a while, make sure you have the parts on hand so you won't have to wait for an order to arrive.

Boosting Your Online Presence

You may also want to start the new year by increasing your online presence, either by building a simple promotional website or starting a Facebook page, Twitter account a weekly or monthly blog and of course, Pinterest is also a great way to showcase your grooming talent.

Social Media is a fun, informal way to interact with your customers. It's relatively easy to get started, and you can build your network of followers by handing out a card or a pamphlet with each grooming job.

Here are some ways you can use social media to promote your business:

  • Give customers tips on maintaining their pets' coats between grooming jobs
  • Post before and after photos of pets that you groom (a great way to showcase your skills)
  • Make announcements about open slots in your schedule (a great way to cover cancellations)
  • Provide updates about special sales and promotions

Connecting with your customers via social media helps to keep you fresh in their minds. If they see a post from their groomer in their news feed, they may remember that they're overdue to have their pet groomed and call for an appointment.

Seeing photos of pets that look great after being groomed inspires customers to call for an appointment. They'll want their pets to look that good, too!

Your Turn

So what are your business plans for 2015? Let us know by posting a comment on our Facebook page. Thanks, happy grooming.

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