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I know there's a few sheep keepers on here as I've seen them mentioned occasionally on other threads as I've been trawling through.

 

So can anyone give me any recommendations for clippers as an upgrade to my faithful Jakotis?

 

Opinions on the cordless set-ups vary hugely on the farming forums and I'm stuck between giving them a go or just a decent quality corded pair.

 

It'll just be for tidying up or primarily anything struck, the shearers will still be coming in for the big shear in early June so hanging motor and hand piece would be overkill.

 

I'm struggling to come to a decision so any further feedback from anyone on here would be very welcome.

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12 minutes ago, coppice cutter said:

I know there's a few sheep keepers on here as I've seen them mentioned occasionally on other threads as I've been trawling through.

 

So can anyone give me any recommendations for clippers as an upgrade to my faithful Jakotis?

 

Opinions on the cordless set-ups vary hugely on the farming forums and I'm stuck between giving them a go or just a decent quality corded pair.

 

It'll just be for tidying up or primarily anything struck, the shearers will still be coming in for the big shear in early June so hanging motor and hand piece would be overkill.

 

I'm struggling to come to a decision so any further feedback from anyone on here would be very welcome.

Shearcordless mk2 are very good

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1 minute ago, coppice cutter said:

How long have you had them for?

 

Not long,but there the best cordless ones i,ve used,they last about an hour on constant use

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Power is about 180w from memory, corded are typical 300-350.

 

How do they cope with dirty daggy bums, given that that's what we'll be using them for mostly?

 

I'm quizzing you because some on the farming forum say they're the best thing they've spent money on, and then some say they've bined them in less than two years as they were so hopeless.

 

You then wonder is that variable quality as they're made in China, or just how people use/abuse them?

 

Doesn't make it easy deciding.

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We use shearcordless. Had to have the battery clip modified straight away but after that no issues in 4 years and I know a couple of professional shearers who use them for dagging now instead of the traditional machines.

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16 hours ago, coppice cutter said:

Power is about 180w from memory, corded are typical 300-350.

 

How do they cope with dirty daggy bums, given that that's what we'll be using them for mostly?

 

I'm quizzing you because some on the farming forum say they're the best thing they've spent money on, and then some say they've bined them in less than two years as they were so hopeless.

 

You then wonder is that variable quality as they're made in China, or just how people use/abuse them?

 

Doesn't make it easy deciding.

Trimming up is what i use them for,no issues at all

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9 hours ago, gdh said:

We use shearcordless. Had to have the battery clip modified straight away but after that no issues in 4 years and I know a couple of professional shearers who use them for dagging now instead of the traditional machines.

The clip was modified for the mk2 version, possibly yours was the previous model?

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1 hour ago, coppice cutter said:

The clip was modified for the mk2 version, possibly yours was the previous model?

Yes, I think so looking at it. They just added a metal clip over the battery to stop it shaking out.

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