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  1. #1
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    Question Lister Star Clippers; Fine or Medium Blade?

    I just purchased a Lister star clipper from smartpak and it came with a fine blade. I heard reviews that the fine blade is a, "really close clip."

    I will be doing a trace clip with it. Any ideas? I am in northern IL and my horse comes inside at night so I'm not worried about him getting cold.



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    I use the blades it came with. It seems perfect for me for body clipping.
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    The fine blade will take all the hair off. I use a medium blade for my winter trace clips but that is just me. In the spring/early March, I go over the winter trace clip with a fine blade since spring is coming and the horses have started shedding.



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    The fine blade will take all the hair off
    I've yet to end up with a bald horse and have been using these clippers with the blades they came with for 4-5 years.
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    I use the medium blades on my Lister Stars when I bodyclip. The fine blades cut too short for me. Kind of like 40 blades on Oster clippers leave no hair behind.



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    Quote Originally Posted by deltawave View Post
    I've yet to end up with a bald horse and have been using these clippers with the blades they came with for 4-5 years.
    Sigh, it won't leave much hair on the horse. My Listers came with a medium blade when I bought them 8+ plus years ago. I bought a fine blade and it leaves a thin layer of hair on the horse.



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    I switched to the medium blades several years ago and have been much happier with the clip jobs. Since I use smaller clippers with #10 blades on the legs and face, it's so much easier to blend than when using the fine blades.



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    Fine came with the clippers but I bought the medium and have used those exclusively for trace and body clips. Fine would be too short for me.
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    I use the fine but it is a short clip. Works for me though because I only clip once a winter.



  10. #10
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    I do not use the fine, I use the medium. Except mine are not marked by numbers (10, 30, etc.) like Oster blades OR with "fine" etc. Mine are marked with three capital letters? I believe ALS or similar? I'll have to check.
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    I have a chestnut - the medium blade left him chestnut color. The fine blade took him right down to a bald pumpkin color. If you're new to clipping, the medium blade is more forgiving. I used the medium blade for the fall shows when I wanted him to look presentable & then used the fine blade in early winter to hold us over until spring. Love the clippers!



  12. #12
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    I used the Fine blades for a hunt clip. It is close, but within normal body clip parameters. While unforgiving, it was easy enough and nice enough for two weeks out before a show clip.



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    I just got mine and used the fine for a trace clip. It was a touch shorter than the 10 blade oster but not too noticeably. I like it because my pony will grow it all back in a week anyway. If I were clipping a horse with less hair to begin with I might try the medium, but I'm still not sure it's worth the extra 50 bucks.



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    I got them in the mail yesterday. I like them a lot. Do you guys use them to clip the face and legs? If not what other clipper do you use? I don't want the hair length to be shorter in one place than the other.



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    I don't clip faces and legs normally, but for smaller jobs like bridle paths, ears, and the occasional fetlock I use my Oster A5s.
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