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I have Wahl Arco SE cordless clippers. They are clean and oiled. They are sharp. The batteries are fully charged. These clippers have barely been used.

My dog is a soft coated wheaten terrier, single coat, not wiry. A greyhound comb goes through his coat smoothly. He is perfectly combed, not even the tiniest mat is present.

I decided to clip his hair, and the clippers glided through but cut nothing. So I cut his hair with scissors (I am not skilled at this), figuring the clippers would work if his hair was shorter (about 1" long, from 4"). They did not.

A friend came over because she was sure this was due to operator error or that the clippers had hair in them or needed to be oiled. The clippers were fine. She could not get them to clip Aidan's hair either. She tested them on her Powderpuff Chinese Cresteds, and they work fine. My friend thinks Aidan's hair is too thick for the clippers.

So what kind of clippers should I buy now?

Thank you for your help!

RC
 

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Was he freshly bathed, and preferably blow dried? That can make a huge difference. Which setting of the blade did you try? The Arco isn't particularly powerful, I used to have one for doing things like pads and sanitary trims, but upgraded to the Bravura. Depending on what type of cut you are doing, you must do better with a regular plug-in clipper. The Wahl KM2 is great for general use and isn't as expensive as some others (but it's a work horse).
 

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Boleyn, I took Aidan to a friend's house and her clippers worked great on him. I borrowed the clippers to finish him at home. The brand is Kim Laube & Co. Mini Lazor Clip. They are pretty old but still work perfectly. It has an Andis 3-3/4 Ultraedge AG/BG 13mm blade on it (whatever that means).

I gave my friend my Wahl clippers since there is no point in keeping them, and they work very well on her Cresteds.

I'll take a look at the Wahl KM2 you suggested. Thank you.
 

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I have Wahl Arco SE cordless clippers. They are clean and oiled. They are sharp. The batteries are fully charged. These clippers have barely been used.

My dog is a soft coated wheaten terrier, single coat, not wiry. A greyhound comb goes through his coat smoothly. He is perfectly combed, not even the tiniest mat is present.

I decided to clip his hair, and the clippers glided through but cut nothing. So I cut his hair with scissors (I am not skilled at this), figuring the clippers would work if his hair was shorter (about 1" long, from 4"). They did not.

A friend came over because she was sure this was due to operator error or that the clippers had hair in them or needed to be oiled. The clippers were fine. She could not get them to clip Aidan's hair either. She tested them on her Powderpuff Chinese Cresteds, and they work fine. My friend thinks Aidan's hair is too thick for the clippers.

So what kind of clippers should I buy now?

Thank you for your help!

RC
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