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    Double K clippers - yay or nay?

    I tried searching but got a lot of results for double bridles.

    Do they do a good job on yaks and are they more comfortable than Oster clipmasters? I've been using barn owners clipmasters but would like to get my own clippers just in case something happens.

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    I really like the Double K's. They're much lighter than the Oster Clipmasters and quieter, as the motor isn't in the handpiece. They take T-84 blades for bodyclipping, so I find them convenient. One other benefit, they don't seem to blow hair at you like the Clipmaster's do. They are very long-lasting and durable in my experience.

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      nctoma , thanks. I found some on Facebook marketplace that are close and I think I'll go check them out next week.

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        #4
        If I were going to clip a real yak I would use Lister Stars. That said I do love my double Ks especially sensitive horses who don't like the noise or heat.
        Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
        you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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          He's a Fjord yak. He gets his mane roached several times a year, and a bib clip in the fall but that's about it.

          soloudinhere so you like the Stars better? I saw a Lister Laser but used it cost $10 less than new Stars.

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            I've used them before and wasn't impressed with the power, even cranked up as high as they would go. We were summer clipping a show horse, so very very far from being a yak. I have a Cushings-esque retiree that I clip a few times per year, and the Double Ks would not be able to handle his coat.

            I have a set of Andis XPerience and I really like them. I use them both on my retired horse and my younger show horse. They're quieter and lighter than the Clipmasters but clip even better and don't blow hair all over you.

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              Originally posted by rubygirl1968 View Post
              He's a Fjord yak. He gets his mane roached several times a year, and a bib clip in the fall but that's about it.

              soloudinhere so you like the Stars better? I saw a Lister Laser but used it cost $10 less than new Stars.
              For clipping really heavy hair quickly yes. I don't like T-84s no matter how powerful the clippers are. I do clean up any lines with the double Ks.

              Doing the every-5-weeks clip on a show horse, I do prefer the double Ks with a regular blade. Takes longer but works better on shorter hair.

              I clip professionally as a subcontractor for a local well known clipper and I have a number of clippers for various things.
              Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
              you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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                soloudinhere and skipollo thanks.

                I don't want to buy something and not be able to do what I need to, so I'll pass on the Double K and look for some Listers.

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                  Originally posted by rubygirl1968 View Post
                  soloudinhere and skipollo thanks.

                  I don't want to buy something and not be able to do what I need to, so I'll pass on the Double K and look for some Listers.
                  The new Lister fusion is more $, but 2 speeds which does help a lot.
                  Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                  you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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                    I'm late to the party but another Nay from me. The cord is awkward and they run super hot. I bought them thinking that they might be easier for me to use as I have arthritis in my hands but they were actually harder on me cause i was fighting with the cord ALL the time. Takes me less time to clip out with my KM's and they run cooler and faster.

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                      My horses have dense winter coats like plush animals, rather than shaggy yaks - think of a thick, velvety throw - with longer guard hairs, and my Lister Stars do a fine job on them.

                      The Stars were originally recommended to me by someone who clipped lots of horses for money, although not as her full-time job. She also recommended the Premier blades for the Listers, rather than the Lister blades. Both have turned out to be pieces of very good advice.

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                        I have had Double K's for decades and love them. They are so much easier to use then the old clippers we had. I'm clipping multiple hunt horses multiple times a season.
                        A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.

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                          rubygirl1968 I am also looking for yak clippers for the fjord variety. I’m in Ohio so our winters are prob worse than yours in NC, do you also blanket or are you guys set without?

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                            Fjordboycharlie

                            The only time I cover him is if we have drastic temperature drops after a rain. I take that back, I have when it gets in the single digits and windy.

                            He probably doesn't need it but he's a chub and on restricted hay in the dry lot so it makes me feel better.

                            Plus he's 22 and has arthritis. Again, it's probably more for me than him. I'm a sucker. Lol

                            The heaviest I ever use on him is 80 grams.

                            He isn't clipped. If he was I'd have to change my horse keeping.

                            I'd just wait and see how he does. If they have shelter, hay and water most are ok. Some need something but most don't.
                            Last edited by rubygirl1968; Oct. 11, 2020, 08:05 AM.

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                              rubygirl1968 - Perfect thank you! He will have reduced turnout time during the day vs the current overnight and he does have a big shed for shelter if needed. Mine is already so fluffy and he also is a chub which had me thinking with a bib clip, he will prob be more comfortable most of the more mild winter days. I'll also start looking for 80g blankets as well. Thanks again!!

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                                I really like my Double K clippers. They are a little bulky clipped on your belt but they've got good power, don't overheat, and don't low hair back at you. I've used them on everything from Yaks to Cushingoid horses to the sensitive thin-skinned ones. I've used the Oster Clipmasters, Lister Stars, and the Andis Progress and always come back to the Double Ks. For smaller jobs or touch ups I like the Andis AGC(?) 2-speed or Laube Lazor.

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                                  #17
                                  I ended up going for the Lister Stars, hopefully just needing them for one horse with (hopefully) minimal clipping, they will last a good while.

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                                    #18
                                    I'm still using barn owners old clip masters. They belonged to her father and she's in her 70's.

                                    I hope you like your Listers! I've heard good things about them.

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                                      Originally posted by rubygirl1968 View Post
                                      I'm still using barn owners old clip masters. They belonged to her father and she's in her 70's.

                                      I hope you like your Listers! I've heard good things about them.
                                      The old Clipmasters were great. Believe it or not, there was a time when they didn't have a fan that blew hair all over you. But they did get hot. I used to clip cows and would alternate between the old clippers and the newer ones (~1970s) with the fan. AND, they lasted a LONG time.

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