PEASRIDGE star rating: FIVE STAR
| HEINIGER |
| Cordless Battery powered|
| Veterinary, dogs, horses, livestock, small animals |
| 35w |
| 120-240v 50/60Hz |
Battery voltage rating
| 7.4v…9.6v DC |
| 1600mAh |
Field of Use
| Veterinary, dogs, horses, livestock small animals |
| 0.44 KG |
| 8-inches/204mm inc. battery |
Noise Level Score
| 2….(63dB |
| None - sealed unit |
| 2650 double cutting strokes per minute|
| One |
| Average 50 minutes per battery |
| 45 minutes (average) |
| Purple stylish patterned upper casing/black lower body casing |
| Total of 15 |
| Aesculap/Andis/Laube/Moser/Oster/Thrive/Wahl |
| A5 type narrow - detachable self-tensioned|
Blade tensioning required
| No |
Balance, & ease of use
| Well balanced clipper |
On/Off switch position
|Rear positioned - in -accessible for emergency power cut off |
| Not applicable |
| Boxed/handpiece/two battery units/#10 - 1.8mm blade/charger/cleaning brush/oil - 100ml/ operating instructions. |
| Additional spare battery unit / /Blade cases|
| TWO years |
| CE rated |
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED+ Outstanding cordless professional small animal clipper fulfilling many roles. Peasridge rate this one of the best for the price! Fast re-charge time. Constant reliability! Excellent value considering the quality!- Hard really to find much to criticise - maybe a larger blade release lever would have been more user friendly - although in fairness it compares well with other makes! The On/off switch not accessible in an emergency. GENERAL PRODUCT INFORMATION.
Identical in many ways to the original "Blue" Saphir now widely used by the veterinary profession, this stylish "purple" patterned version was introduced to fulfil popular demand from many within the professional dog and small animal pet grooming circles
Heiniger are renowned in the UK and Europe for their large animal horse and cattle clippers and perhaps even more so internationally for the high quality shearing equipment they manufactures, to say nothing of probably manufacturing one of the most comprehensive cutter and comb blade range designed for every shearing possibility.
In over four decades we have seen Heiniger establish themselves in the UK - both in the field of sheep shearing and also in the equine world, facing strong traditional competition, to become one of the leading players in the UK market, and a major International manufacturer highly respected both in respect of sheep shearing and large animal clipping.
The "Saphir" as we confidently predicted soon established Heiniger as a first choice amongst a large number of veterinary practitioners both in the UK, Europe and internationally. Vets - wherever they practise whether in surgery or in the field seek reliability and quality combined! Certainly the Heiniger "Saphir" has since being launched offered both Against traditional veterinary clippers it set new bench marks for quality, shape, weight and battery reliability which will be eagerly grasped by the veterinary end user. PROFESSIONAL DOG GROOMERS
In many respects the same clipper credential are essential for the professional dog groomer - a dog grooming business is dependent on its equipment being reliable as well as suitable. Whilst cordless clipper are not always the preferred choice amongst professional dog groomers with the vast majority selecting the corded models, the "Saphir" was quickly seen as a serious contender with the many mobile groomers as well as domestic pet owners fed up with the cheap fixed blade machine which so often proved useless. Despite the greater cost involved of a cordless machine for many pet owner's the advantages outweigh the extra amount.in price..
Professional dog Groomers will be pleased to read that as with other detachable blade taking machines the Heiniger "Saphir" can be used with any of your existing detachable A5 type blades including those of Oster, Andis, Aesculap, Moser and Wahl manufacture, as well as the newly created range of fifteen blades currently available from Heiniger which closely mirror the Oster range in the various sizes. EQUINE OWNERS.
The "Saphir" has obvious attractions for the owners of nervous horses, and whilst it does have a suitability for specific tasks, (best performed if the machine is fitted with a correctly selected blade for the task) In our opinion the motor power of the "Saphir" whilst totally adequate for use with all types of small animal clipping such as professional cat and dog grooming, and pet grooming we do have reservations about its use when applied to full body clipping of either horses or cattle.
even when fitted with either of the Moser wide blades, which are probably for most horses the most suitable..
With so many variations in the coat textures of horses - especially cobs and native breeds, we would suggest for the job of "full-body clipping" in case where the animal is known to be nervous, preferring a machine with a more powerful motor such as the Aesculap Fav5 CL
Animals which DO NOT
display these temperaments should be clipped with a traditional sized machine and blades.
Features including the low noise levels plus relative none existence of vibration will be especially appealing to the end user. When doing the fetlocks or hogging try switching to a #40 or even a #30 blade for those denser and more coarse areas and clip freestyle to avoid going too close. An attachment comb could be considered.
The "Saphir" is delightfully lightweight - a mere 0.44kg - even with battery attached, nice and compact - under 205mm/8-inches including a narrow blade attached , comfortable to both hold, well balanced and easy to operate whether in a male or female hand. The clipper body casing design is moulded to give a slimmer and improved grip just were you hold it! The powerful 35 watt motor has soft motor note that is instantly associated with high quality engineering of the Germanic type. Free of vibration its single speed motor provides 2650 double cutting strokes per minute. The operating feel of the "Saphir" is robust powerful and professional - it offers a confident clip. One critical observation - the rear mounted on/off switch is not in our opinion well position for an emergency stop! We would have preferred the switch to be more accessible to the thumb by positioning it higher up on the upper body casing
The "Saphir" is powered by a lightweight Lithium-ion batteries - it is supplied with two for continuous clipping. Lithium ion batteries are common in consumer electronics and are one of the most popular types of battery for portable electronics, with one of the best energy-to-weight ratios; they have no memory effect and a slow loss of charge when not in use. Battery storage when not in use for prolonged periods is important and it is recommended you read your manual
Astute observers will note that the batteries of both the Saphir product code C0117 (blue casing) and the "Saphir STYLE" product code C0115 (purple patterned casing) appear to be identical other than the battery cap colour. This assumption is correct - both batteries are identical in power output and can be interchanged for use on either machine according to the Heiniger factory.
Each battery has a clip time of 50 minutes with a fast re-charge time of 45 minutes Lithium-ion batteries (sometimes abbreviated Li-ion batteries) are a type of rechargeable battery in which lithium ion moves between the anode and cathode. The lithium ion moves from the anode to the cathode during discharge and in reverse, from the cathode to the anode, when charging.
As with most detachable blade taking machines the "Saphir" can be used with any of your existing detachable A5 type blades including those of Oster, Andis, Aesculap, Moser and Wahl manufacture, as well as the newly created range of fifteen blades currently available from Heiniger which closely mirror the Oster range in the various sizes. BLADES
The "Saphir is supplied with a size #10 - 1.8 mm Heiniger blade
As with most detachable blade taking machines the "Saphir" can be used with any of your existing detachable A5 type blades including those of Oster, Andis, Aesculap, Moser and Wahl manufacture, as well as the newly created range of fifteen blades currently available from Heiniger which closely "mirror" the Aesculap range in the various sizes.
Most standard type attachment combs can be fitted to blades from blades size #50 to size #8.5. Blades of all makes below this size do not accept attachment combs, due to the increasing size of the comb blade. Also combs will not fit the "detachable" wide type blades as used for large dog breeds or for full body horse clipping. Attachment combs are designed to leave a greater length of un-cut hair than the blade alone would normally leave. As such they are used mainly by dog groomers and domestic pet owners. It is important to remember however that if you use an attachment comb you must be very particular with the grooming of the coat. There MUST NOT be any tangles or knots - otherwise the comb may come off the blade, refusing to pass through the hair, and the clipping process may be painful to the animal! PEASRIDGE CONCLUSION!
The Heiniger original blue/black "Saphir" has been eagerly welcomed by many veterinary practices as well as professional groomers. We are confident the Heiniger "Stylish Saphir" will equally prove a sound investment for all users! HEINIGER DETACHABLE BLADE RANGE - NARROW
Blade cutting face width: 46mm
Size #50 - 0.4mm Vet/rabbit/cat/dog/cow
Size #40 - 0.6mm Vet/rabbit/cat/dog/cow
Size #30 - 0.8mm Vet/rabbit/cat/dog/cow
Size #15 - 1.5 mm Rabbit/cat/dog/cow
Size #10 - 1.8 mm Rabbit/cat/dog/cow
Size #9 - 2mm Cat/dog/cow/horse
Size #8.5 - 2.8mm Cat/dog/cow/horse
Size #7F - 3.2mm Cat/dog
Size #7 - 3.2mm Cat/dog
Size #5F - 6.0mm Cat/dog
Size #5 - 6.0mm Cat/dog
Size #4F - 9.5mm Cat/dog
Size #4 - 9.5mm Cat/dog
Size #5/8th - 0.8mm Cat/dog - toe blade HEINIGER DETACHABLE BLADE RANGE - WIDE
Blade cutting face width: 62mm
Size #10 wide - 2.3mm Standard. Dog/cow/horse/alpaca All Heiniger blades are compatible with ….
Aesculap models: FAV5 mains cordless and "Hybrid"
Andis models: AG, AGC, AGR, MBG
Laube models: All detachable blade using models
Liveryman models: All detachable blade using models
Moser models: KM1, Max 45, KM5, KM10, Avalon, Artiko
Thrive models: 9000N and similar Thrive detachable blade using models
Oster models: Golden A5's, Power Pro
Wahl model: SwitchbladeIF YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO DISCUSS YOUR CLIPPER REQUIREMENTS OR WANT FURTHER ADVICE
please contact us on Tel: 01424 882900
Office hours: Mondays - Fridays: 10am - 5pm. CLOSED for lunch 1-2pm
CLOSED Saturday, Sunday and all Bank Holidays
We don't make a habit of giving a "BUY" recommendation. Products can only qualify by being of special value and effectiveness in their field of use.
In the case of this product we are happy to award a "BUY" recommendation.
PLEASE CAREFULLY NOTE:- PRODUCT INMEMNITY INFORMATION
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.
UPDATED: February 2015