Box Contains

Our kit is specifically designed to keep things simple and and easy so you don't waste your time shopping around for various supplies. We've included all the needed combs, accessories and attachments you'll need to get the job done quickly and easily, so you can get back to playing with your furry mate!

 

1 professional two speed dog clipper

Our 2 speed, quiet 45 watt dog clipper is very powerful and efficient, it can quickly clip any breed; poodles, cavaliers, collies, labs, retrievers- you'll never need to invest in another dog clipper again. Can operate at 2 speeds for precision work (3200 and 4000 rpm) comes with a 3 meter long cord.

1 SHARP JAPANESE METAL BLADE

-One Standard Size #10 blade which leaves fur 1.6mm long. This blade is the most commonly used blade. Designed for clipping the face, paws, underbelly and the coat of most breeds - we have other sized blades available for sale below

4 attachment snap on guide combs

These combs snap onto the blade and allow you to choose the length that suits your breed. The 4 different length combs leaves fur 1.5mm, 6mm, 10mm, and 12mm.

1 small regular comb

Ideal for lifting matts from skin, combing sensitive areas such as the face, paws and groin.

1 professional de-matting comb

Gets deep into the coat to thin undercoats, and prevent matting.

1 large dog brush

Ideal for regular daily brushing.

1 pair of professional scissors

Clip sensitive and hard to reach areas, such as the face. These professional scissors won't disappoint.

1 SET OF HEAVY DUTY NAIL CLIPPERS

Trim your dog's nails easily with no fuss. It also includes a pull out nail file.

1 oil flask

Oil the blades before and after every use.

1 stiff blade cleaning brush

Keep your blades clean before packing them away.

1 detailed instruction manual

Our detailed instruction manual will tell you exactly how to groom your dog efficiently with our kit. You can also download it here.

1 heavy duty aluminium carry case

All these items are organized nicely in a heavy duty aluminium case for easy storage.

Operation:

  1. Please read the following instructions completely before using your new clipper. Give your kit the care that a fine precision built instrument deserves and it will give you years of service.
  2. Always ensure the machine is switched off before plugging into a power outlet.
  3. Before turning on the machine ensure the blade is snapped into the head of the clipper correctly. It should not rattle or be noisy when correctly installed.
  4. Before use, check the lubrication of the blade every time you use the clippers. Apply oil before, during and after using the clippers. Apply oil every 5-10 minutes during grooming to avoid damage to the machine.
  5. Your clipper comes with normal and high speed operation. Use the normal setting for most cutting needs. Use the high speed setting for cutting through heavy hair.

Technical Parameter

Voltage: AC 220-240V, 50/60Hz, 45 Watt output.
Rmp is 4000/3200.

Safety Information

*Caution-Danger of electrical shock and burns

  1. Check the mains plug and cable before each use. If damaged, do not use
  2. Switch off the clippers before plugging into an AC socket. Note the rated voltage.
  3. Disconnect the mains plug from the socket before cleaning/carrying out any maintenance.
  4. Be careful not to let your equipment come into contact with water
  5. Do not use the equipment with wet hands.
  6. Do not use the equipment near a bath/shower, or over a wash basin containing water.
  7. Before use, check the lubrication of the blade every time you use the clippers.
  8. Apply lubricating oil to the blade before, during and after use to prevent damage.
  9. Always ensure the equipment is switched off before plugging into a socket. When interrupting the cutting process, always switch off the equipment.
  10. The clipper is only intended for cutting animal hair and other use will constitute use for an unspecified purpose.
  11. This machine is not designed for the experience lacking person to use (ex:children, disabled)

Removing the blade

  1. Ensure the machine is switched off
  2. Locate the release button at the base of the blade and push in and up to release the locking mechanism.
  3. Pull the blade towards you
  4. Slide blade up and off the mount gently
  5. If your blade hinge should snap closed and is flush with the clipper head, use a small standard screwdriver to pry the tongue of the hinge out towards you.
  6. Hair may accumulate in the front cavity of the housing under the blade. If this happens, you can clean out the hair by brushing out the cavity with the small stiff cleaning brush included in your kit. Apply oil to the top and sides of the new blade.

Attaching/ Changing the blade

  1. Face the clipper head towards you so you can see the white tongue in the head of the clipper
  2. Ensure the mount is fully open
  3. Slide the back of the clipper blade onto this mount
  4. Turn machine ON
  5. Snap the blade back onto the clipper head firmly so it locks onto the white tongue in the head of the clipper straight.
  6. If you hear a rattling or shaky noise, or the blades don’t appear to be straight or cutting properly, stop immediately and repeat the steps above to avoid damaging the clipper head. The blade must be attached properly in order to groom efficiently and avoid damaging the clipper.
  7. Ensure the new blade is well oiled before use. Blades should be oiled before, during, and after each use. If your clipper blades leave streaks or slow down, it’s a sure sign that the blades need oil. Place a few drops of oil on the front and side of the cutter blades (see diagram 5 above). Wipe excess oil off blades with a soft, dry cloth

Attaching the plastic guide combs

  1. Guide combs will only fit on the #10 blade.
  2. Ensure the machine is turned off
  3. Ensure the blade is mounted onto the machine properly, if the blade is not attached properly, the guide combs will not operate as they should.
  4. The plastic comb has a steel pull out extension at the base of the comb
  5. Lock the base of the steel pull out extension into the notch at the base of the blade
  6. Push the plastic teeth up over the teeth of the metal blade
  7. Turn the machine on
  8. You don’t need to use the combs to successfully groom your dog however we include them in the kit because they do work well in some situations for certain breeds. If you find that they’re simply not working for you and your dog, don’t use them

Cleaning and caring for the machine

  1. Before cleaning, switch the equipment off and remove the plug from the socket.
  2. Use the stiff cleaning brush included in your kit to thoroughly remove all dog fur from the clipper head after each use.
  3. Regular cleaning and maintenance will guarantee a long life for the clipper kit.
  4. Do not clean the equipment when wet.
  5. Do not use solvents or scouring agents.
  6. Ensure the machine is dry and free of any fur when putting away
  7. Clean the outside of the machine with a soft cloth, which may be dampened slightly.
  8. Ensure the machine is perfectly clean and dry before putting away

Cleaning and caring for the blades

  1. To clean the blades while grooming, we suggest to immerse the blades only into a shallow pan of clipper oil, while the clipper is running. Any excess hair and dirt that has accumulated between the blades should come out.
  2. After cleaning, turn your clipper off and dry blades with a clean dry cloth and start clipping again. If upon cleaning your blades you find that the blades will still not cut, there may be a few fine pieces of hair trapped between the upper and lower blade. If this happens, you will need to snap the blade off the clipper. Proceed to slide the upper blade to one side, without loosening the tension spring or moving the upper blade completely out from under the tension spring
  3. Wipe the surface between the blades clean with a dry cloth, then place a drop of clipper oil where the upper and lower blades meet and also in the guide slot of the tension spring
  4. Now slide the upper blade to the opposite side of the lower blade and repeat this process. After completing this procedure, slide the upper blade, centering it over the lower blade.
  5. Oil the blade before, during and after use. If using the equipment for an extended period, the blade should also be cleaned and oiled intermittently during use.
  6. Ensure the blade is dry and lightly oiled before putting away to avoid rust
  7. After cleaning, return the clipping blade to the initial position mounted on the head of the clipper

Basic Grooming Guide

Step 1

Wash: Before you get your dog clippers out you must thoroughly wash and condition your dog's fur to remove all dirt and bits that may be stuck, you can use a flea shampoo or normal dog shampoo. Never wash your dog in human shampoo as the pH balance is different and not appropriate for dogs.

Use a face cloth to wash over the face and clean any tear build up around the eyes. Always wash the face before the body so you are not washing it in very dirty water. Then simply rinse your dog's coat with lukewarm water after lathering.

Use ear wipes to clean the inside ear flaps as far as your finger will get down the ear canal. Be careful not to put too much pressure into the ear canal but move your fingers around gently to wipe any bit of dirt or yeast from the grooves.

Step 2

Dry: If the weather is cold then it is best to towel dry and then give the dog a blow dry so he is not sitting around wet for a long period of time. It also depends upon the length and thickness of the coat as to whether you towel or blow dry. Ensure that the hand dryer is set to cool/warm setting and not hot. Be sure your dog has access to drinking water during dog grooming. Your dog's coat should be perfectly dry before clipping, a wet coat will only cause the clipper to snag.

Step 3

Combs: Your kit includes 3 different combs. A small standard comb, a grooming rake and a soft pinned brush.

-The small standard comb is great for grooming short-haired dogs with no thick layer of undercoat as well as working out matts. Use the small comb on the face and paws.

-The dog grooming rake is a great tool to use on a dog that has a long coat or very thick undercoat. The rake has long, sharp blades which will separate the fur and dig through the coat thickness to draw the loose, clumps out. Generally they will work out tangles and matting.

-The large soft pinned brush is great for dogs with short coats or who have a layer of undercoat and shed fur constantly throughout the year.

Ensure your dog's coat is combed very well and free from knots and matts before you start clipping. This can take some time so be patient and ensure this is done properly to avoid pulling fur with the clippers, and making the grooming process more difficult.

Step 4

Check your kit: Now it's time to clip so open up your dog clipper kit, and set out your dog grooming supplies in front of you. Look at the blade. Be sure your dog clipper blades are sharp, oiled and your machine is not damaged in anyway.

Step 5

Choosing the right blade: Not all dog clipper blades are the same, they vary in size, and every size will leave your dog's fur a different length. The higher the number of the blade, the shorter and finer the cut.
The Standard Size #10 blade leaves fur 1.5mm long. This blade is the most commonly used blade. It’s designed for clipping the face, paws, underbelly and the coat of short fur breeds

Step 6

Mount the blade: Read the instructions above to ensure you mount the blade properly. It is very important to ensure that the blade is mounted properly. If the clipper runs loudly, or the blades don’t appear to be cutting properly, stop immediately and repeat the steps above to avoid damaging the clipper.

Step 7

Oil the blades: Be sure to squirt a small amount of oil on both end edges where the two blades move against each other before you turn the machine on. This is very important. You will also need to oil your blades every 5-10 minutes throughout the grooming process. It's a good idea to have a second person to help you oil the blade and clean off excess fur, and keep the dog calm during grooming.

Step 8

Introduce the clippers: To begin, make sure you are not working around any water, so do not do this in your bathtub or sink. Simply put, electric dog clippers and water do NOT mix. Turn the pet clippers on and allow the dog to get used to the sound. Hold the dog clippers near your dog's head and once that has been accepted, lay the side of the pet clipper against the skin so the dog will become accustomed to the vibration. Most will accept the pet clippers after this.

Step 9

Clipping: Start at the back of the ears and lay the dog clipper blades flat against the dog's body. You do not want to make "scooping" motions with the dog clippers. Whenever possible, make long, SLOW strokes with the way the fur lays. This makes for a more even cut. If you still have mats, you will have to work the dog clippers under the mat by laying the pet clipper against the skin and gently tugging on the mat while moving the blades under the mat. This process takes time and you never want to rush it. When all the mats are removed on the main body, you can move on.

Step 10

Clipping the tail: For dogs who have long furry tails you can either clip the fur off so it is the same length of coat as the body or you can simply brush it and trim the ends with scissors to the length that you would like it to be. If you do choose to use the dog clippers over the tail it is important to be careful that you don’t cut into the skin, particularly around the tip of the tail area. Run the clippers gently along the surface of the tail from the base at the body to the tip. You might want to use a shorter blade for an inch or so where the tail joins the body near the anal area to avoid any faeces sticking to the coat. You may find that there are no real knots but the blade does get a caught a little. It may be that you just need to brush it out a little with a comb until it runs smoothly through the coat.

Step 11

Clipping the face: Particular care needs to be taken when trimming the face, especially around the eyes, ears and mouth area. If you hold the ear up and back you can use the clippers to shave between the ear and the eye on each side. It is personal preference as to whether you use clippers or scissors to trim the fur over the muzzle area. Use the clippers in the same direction that the fur falls, unless you are doing a poodle face which has the fur shaved back to the skin all over the face.

If you decide to scissor your dog’s face firstly brush the fur around the muzzle so it gets rid of any bits of food or anything that might have stuck around the mouth area. Be careful when using the scissors to trim the fur which hangs below the muzzle flap of skin up to just below the skin so as not to cut the dog. You can also use the scissors to trim away the fur in the inner corner of the eye, however you need to be very careful here also to keep the dog still and not cut the skin. Use scissors to trim the fur right back to the skin across the bridge of the nose. It is best to work on one side first and then the other.

Step 12

Paws and Feet: For breeds like Poodles, Cockers and Maltese that get hair between the toes and pads of the feet, you will need to clip these areas. Very few dogs will stand for this process without protest. If you have someone to call in to help, now is the time to do so.

Gently bend the dog’s paw back so you can get underneath. With the scissors carefully trim the fur on the dog’s paw back to being level with the pads. Dogs can sometimes get matted in between the main back pad and the front ones. This forms the shape of a ‘v’. To remove any matted bits it will be necessary to trim this portion of fur as close to the skin as possible without cutting the dog.

It is best to keep this area as short as possible to prevent matting and also to minimise any other grass seeds, dirt or any other matter which could potentially do some damage to your dog. Also trim neatly around the edge of the paws to look neat and tidy.

Step 13

Nails: If you hear them clicking on a hard surface, it’s time for a trim. Most dogs detest having their feet handled, so clipping may never be your favorite shared activity, but getting your dog used to this ritual at an early stage helps you both weather the process. Try giving your dog a yummy treat after the trimming session, along with a big hug.

Take extra care when clipping your dog’s nails. A dog’s toenail is made up of the nail itself and the quick, the pink part of your dog’s toenails that provides the blood supply to the nail. Avoid cutting into the quick because it bleeds and is very sensitive.
Hold the dog’s leg and paw as steady as possible in one hand. If your dog has clear nails and you can see the pink vein running through the middle then just trim to below the pink. The general rule of thumb is that the nails should line up with the underpad. Some dogs have black nails which are difficult to judge where the quick finishes. With these dogs you can tell by looking from the underneath of the nail and you will see where the excess nail protrudes from the thicker bit. In this case be a little more careful by trimming your dog’s nail a little at a time.

Don’t forget the dewclaws if your dog has them. They tend to grow long because they don’t normally touch the ground and if you fail to cut them, they will eventually grow back into your dog’s foot, which is quite painful.

*If the nail feels spongy while you’re trying to cut it, stop immediately — you’re cutting the quick! Stop any bleeding immediately. If your dog is incredibly sensitive or you don’t feel confident with this task then it’s best to get a professional groomer to clip your dog's nails

Step 14

Slow and steady: Take your time. This can be a slow process for many dog owners. You want to ensure that your dog doesn't get stressed and doesn't run for the hills every time you plug in the dog clippers. Once the dog is completely clipped, you may want to re-bathe and at this time use your dip or flea preventative of choice.

Step 15

When you have finished with the dog clippers take off the blade. Clean the blades very well, apply a few drops of oil then re attach the blade to the clipper head before you store them for next time. Ensure the head of the machine is completely free from fur and dirt, use the stiff cleaning brush in your kit then give it a good blow. Wipe the body of the machine with a damp cloth, then dry before putting away. Don't put your clippers, blades or grooming accessories away without cleaning them as they will rust and deteriorate.

Troubleshooting Your Dog Clipper

1. The clipper is running loud

-To avoid damaging the clipper, turn it off if you think it is running loud.
-The most common reason for noise is due to the blade being incorrectly attached to the mount of the clipper. To rectify this please refer to the blade attachment section in this manual and repeat the steps until the blade is mounted properly on the white tongue in the head of the clipper and the noise stops.
-Remember to oil the blade before, during and after use.

2. The blades are snagging on the fur

The blades may snag the fur for a number of reasons:
-Oil the blades - try again
-The dogs coat is damp -let dry and try again
-The blades have not been cleaned properly- swipe the back blade to the side, and use the stiff brush to clean well. Read the “Caring for your blades” section above
-The blades are not mounted properly - refer to the blade attachment section in this manual and watch this video: https://vimeo.com/140263364
-The blade size is incorrect for what you are trying to clip - you may need to invest in a longer length blade such as a #3 #5 or #7. Feel free to contact us and we can help you with this decision.
-The dog's undercoat hasn't been properly brushed out - refer to brushing instructions in the manual
-The screws on the face of the blade are too tight - simply loosen the screws slightly
-The screws on the face of the blade are too loose, -simply tighten the screws slightly
-The blades are blunt- change the blade
-The attachment guide combs are getting stuck- remove the attachment guide combs and use the correct size blade

3. The 2 speed switch is stuck

The switch may get stuck if it has been stored for a long time, and debris has found its way into the switch. Try cleaning around the switch with a toothpick.
If you cannot get the switch to turn on please contact us to arrange a repair or replacement.

4. The blades won’t attach to the head of the clipper properly

-Be sure you have read the blade attachment instructions above and watched this video: https://vimeo.com/140263364
-The machine should be ON when you snap the blade onto the head of the clipper
-Check the head of the clipper and ensure it is free from dirt and debris.
-Check if the white plastic tongue in the head of the clipper is straight. This can get bent if the blades are mounted improperly. Use pliers to straighten this white plastic tongue then attempt to attach the blades again.
-Check the back of the blades to ensure the clip on area is straight and free of debris.
-Slide the back blade to the left and give it a good clean and oil
-Loosen the screws on the face of the blade and test again
-Tighten the screws on the face of the blade and test again
-Test and compare both blades in your kit. If one of the blades seems to be faulty please contact us and we will replace it. If both won’t attach properly please contact us for a repair or replacement

5. The blades are hot

-Oil blades every 5-10 minutes during grooming to avoid overheating and damage to the clipper
-Avoid “cutting air” keep the clippers on the animal when machine is on
-Take a break to let them cool. Both you and your dog may need it.
-Switch the blade out for the other blade while the hot blade is cooling down
-Dog grooming can be a slow process so if you think you’ve been running the clippers for a while check the temperature of the blade to prevent hurting your dog.

6. The machine is hot to hold

-The machine is designed to run for 20-45 minutes without getting hot when used correctly. However if you’re grooming a thick furred dog on a hot day the clippers may heat up quicker. Take a break and turn the clippers off.
-Use the lower speed for the majority of the grooming to avoid the machine getting hot quickly
-Ensure blades are well oiled every 5-10 minutes
-Ensure the blades are attached properly and not rattling or making noise
-Avoid “cutting air” keep the clippers on the animal when machine is on
-If the machine gets too hot to hold quickly every time after following the above instructions please contact us for a repair or replacement.

7. The attachment guide combs are not working well

-The attachment guide combs only work on the size #10 or #9 blade.
-The combs will not attach properly if the blade is not mounted properly
-Most professional groomers don’t use attachment guide combs and simply use the correct size blade for the breed and area they are grooming. You won’t need to use the combs to successfully groom your dog however we include them in the kit because they do work well in some situations for certain breeds. If you find that they’re simply not working for you and your dog, don’t use them.

8. The clippers won’t turn on or shut off

-Check the machine for ants or evidence of water.
-Check that the on/off switch doesn’t have debris
-Test a different power outlet and ensure the outlet is turned on
- Unplug clipper. Clean, oil, and correctly tension the blades.
- If machine is losing power, be sure to oil blades every 5-10 minutes
-Contact us for a repair or replacement if none of the above solutions work

Warranty

If your clipper is not working as it should please refer to the troubleshooting section of this manual and ensure you have read all the instructions. This is a professional grade machine and the user needs to be educated on how to use the product before using the clipper for the first time. This manual is detailed and if all instructions are followed correctly, you should have years of reliable use.

This kit comes with a 2 year repair or replacement warranty. If your attempts to rectify the issue are not successful please email us at info@saltydogclippers.com.au and we will email you a repair form to fill out and include with your returned clipper.

Faulty clippers will need to be posted to our repair agent in Australia at your own cost. Once the clipper is received by the repair agent the repair service is free. It should take about a week to repair the clipper and return it to you. If the clipper is not repairable you will receive a new replacement clipper for free.