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DOUBLE K INDUSTRIES 401 POWER CLIPPER DOUBLE K INDUSTRIES 401 POWER CLIPPER
Product Code: C0110

Manufacturer
DOUBLE K INDUSTRIES of the USA
Type
Mains variable speed
Usage-type
Professional
Wattage rating
Equal to 92 watts
Voltage rating
115 - 240 / 8 Amps
Field of Use
Horses, cattle, alpacas, dog ogs/veterinary/small animals
Weight Type
0.40KG with wide blade - ex shaft
Length Type
6.75-inches/17cm
Noise Level Score
2
Overload protection
Internal
Air Filters
Sealed motor
Cutting strokes
4500 rpm at max
Cutting speeds
Ten point variable
Casing colour
Black
Blade range
None of its own make
Alternative blades
takes A5 blades - Andis/Aesculap/Moser/Oster/Laube/Thrive/Wahl
Blade type
Detachable A5 type
Blade tensioning
Not required
Balance, & ease of use
Excellent
On/Off switch position
Accessible to thumb for quick operation
Flexi shaft length
6 feet/1.83m average
Supplied with
Boxed/clipper, flexi shaft/voltage converter unit/manual/No blade/Supplied with 3-pin UK adapter plug
Guarantee
One year
Electrical ratings
CE rated


PEASRIDGE star rating: FIVE STAR
Rating: 96%
Provisional: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


+ Great concept! Super to clip with. Very lightweight and quiet!

- Might appear cumbersome with a flexible cable at first until you get used to it! Manufacturer supplies with US plugs

GENERAL PRODUCT INFORMATION:
A professional flexi drive shaft driven horse/dog clipper from made by Double K Industries of the USA.

Not the type of machine you see frequently in use, but that has more to do with marketing than any question of products fault! Talk to anyone who has one, or has used a friends - they all tell you the same - "a super machine, wonderfully quiet, really easy to handle and so reliable!"
Certainly not one we see being repaired very often -compare to many others!

Aimed at the dog groomer and horse owner market this is a machine manufactured in the USA and designed to use all makes of "detachable" A5 type blades. The handpiece bears a similar resemblance to the Oster A5 machine in shape and size; however that's when the resemblance stops - the Oster having become rather known for its frequent overheating, this machine is beautifully cool running!

Sadly too many people perceive the concept of the solid state cable (flexible shaft) as being "awkward" to use. In fact this is purely a preconceived and totally inaccurate perception which really is quiet wrong. Ask any farmer shearing sheep with a suspended shearing machine using either a solid or flexible shaft and they will all tell you how incredibly easy it is! After the initial feeling maybe of a degree of strangeness when first used it soon becomes wonderful easy and is a very relaxed way to clip.

The idea of no trailing cables especially when clipping horses is a pleasant relief for most people, and allows you to relax and enjoy the business of clipping rather than have the constant concern as to where the cable is!

One can see the value of this powerful clipper when used clipping horses or alpacas - having the power unit clipped to ones belt and the very low noise level together with the excellent power make it a very desirable tool for clipping or shearing of the heavy coats!

The different - non-conventional way of clipping, no cables but using a flexible drive shaft is in the same way identical to shearing sheep, and a system that has been employed for many decades. The motor control box is worn off the belt, but can if preferred be hung from a beam or ceiling point. The cable from the control box to the converter unit is just under 11-feet (3.3m.)

The detachable blade is fitted on to a protruding tongue, known as the "hinge" with the motor in an "off switch position. The blade is then snapped back against the clipper head to engage. Many users may find it more convenient to snap the blade back with the motor running at the slow speed. The motor once switched on automatically engages the blade for a smooth clipping operation.

The blade is easy to released - with the motor switched off - you simply press the blade release clip and holding it fully depressed whilst pulling the blade gently back off the clipper head and then lifting off the metal "tongue" of the hinge.

The blue control case containing the motor has a small dial, which allows for the adjustment of the motor speed. Starting from the "low" speed point the clipper has ten increasing speed levels finishing at the "High" point. Throughout the various speeds the clipper is remarkably quiet whilst generating a feeling of power.

The variable speed adjustment dial is a valuable facility especially when clipping some large animals, or those who display a nervous tendency toward being clipped. By starting at the lower speed, one can increase by as many as ten stages to the maximum power output, although most end users prefer one speed - the fastest!

In an emergency or when not clipping an easy to fit in "clip" in which to slot the machine is attached to the motor casing, and safeguards it from accidental damage.

Dog groomers will find a convenient method of clipping is to suspend the motor unit from a fixing point of either on a grooming table "H" frame or a control arm. With the flexible shaft round the rear of you, the handpiece can be operated with total ease. The other option is to wear it off your belt, which horse and alpaca-clipping operators will find a convenient way to operate the clipper.

Those who have clipped with conventional style clippers and cable may find the more ridged shaft slightly off putting to start with, but once one has persevered you soon appreciate the values of this shaft driven way method and the added power provided!

Once you have a few miles under your belt you will love it!!

Should you be ordering this machine please remember the clipper is not supplied with a blade allowing for the flexibility of use.

If you are intending to use it to clip horses, or alpacas then we would strongly suggest you select either the Aesculap wide 2.4mm or Moser wide 2.3mm detachable blades for optimum performance. Several of the narrow blades are suitable for areas such as hogging or fetlocks.


IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE:
Annoyingly the US manufacturer supplies this product to the UK with a mains power lead fitted with a moulded US plug (two pin) Peasridge do add a 3-pin electrical adapter plug for the UK market. This 3-pin system is only for use in the UK only - for European or International use you will require to use a different adapter which is NOT supplied and will require to be individually purchased. Adapters can be usually purchased from any electrical outlet in the country for which it is intended to use the product.

Customers from the UK and Europe should be aware that US machines with 110v motor ratings are not suitable for the UK or European electrical power supply unless used with the supplied current converter.

SUITABLE BLADE RANGES:
This clipper is not supplied with a blade owing to the fact that as it accepts all detachable A5 type and whatever blade it was packaged with is not likely to be the most preferred one.

This clipper takes all ANDIS/AESCULAP/MOSER/OSTER/LAUBE/THRIVE/WAHL detachable A5 blades.

For full body clipping of either horses or alpacas, we recommend you to purchase the Moser 2.3mm WIDE detachable blades, which we considered more suited to horse coats of most breeds.

IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO DISCUSS YOUR CLIPPING REQUIREMENTS OR WANT FURTHER ADVICE REGARDING CLIPPERS OR BLADES

please contact us - without obligation on Tel: 01424 882900

Telephone lines are open for product enquires from 1030 to 1230 hrs and from 1430 until 1630 hrs. Monday to Friday.

Please note:
Our offices are shut on Saturday, Sunday and all Bank Holidays.



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Whilst we make every effort to update details when received from manufacturer's the actual goods delivered may deviate from the information given or images as supplied on this web page as a result of special versions, utilization or additional ordering options, or as a result of latest technical upgrades.



 



Price: 420.00 (Including VAT at 20%)



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