Clipper Burn - a rash or sore on inflamed skin, caused by
clippers. It is painful for the animal and is caused by an overheated blade. The heat is caused by the friction created by the side to side motion by the blades in order to clip hair. The solution is to rotate blades as soon heat is created.
The pet will scratch the infected area becoming raw and painful sores. The open sores can become infected and scar permanently; in some cases, the pet's hair never grows back.
I decided that if I am going to be different, that also meant that I would look at equipment differently. I decided not to look at the price but rather the benefits it would have for my puppy clients.
One of my first major purchase was my clipper vac. Most shops do not invest in this product as it represents a huge expense. I believe that expense is outweighed by the over all benefits that it offers.
Feature: Constant airflow cools the blade
Benefit: Because the clipper blade stays cool, the risk of
clipper burn is significantly minimized