Blade ref: KM1245-7480
Steel Wide blade
Cuts to: 2.3mm
Cutting face width: 62mm
Comb: 32 teeth
Cutter: 25 teeth
Cutting pitch: 2.0.mm
Blade type: Fine
Comb blade back: Ribbed
This blade should not be confused with the virtually identical looking Moser wide 2.3 mm medium blade (reference number: KM1221-5840), which is widely used on many detachable blade using machines involved in clipping horses.
The KM1245-7480 blade – also a 2.3mm wide blade – is finer and has been developed expressly by Moser for their Horseline range of clippers – The Avalon and Artiko – and is a highly successful blade when used on a variety of horse coats as might be expected.
A close examination of both blades will reveal five distinguishing features of the “Fine” 1245-7480 blades, in comparison with the similar looking “Standard” KM1221-5840 blade.
The Moser 1245-7480 blade
First – a closer “ribbing” on the blade face, (that side which lies on the animal’s coat.)
Second – a greater number of lower blade (comb) teeth – 32 as opposed to 23 as on the lower plate (comb) of medium blade KM1221-5840,
Third – the cutter blade teeth on the fine blade are set a fraction closer to the ridge of the lower or comb blade, about 0.10cm
Fourth – on the inner face of the comb blade you may notice the teeth are longer by almost 2mm on the medium KM1221-5840 blade, and shorter on the fine bladed KM1245-7840.
Fifth – A difference in the measurement of the bevel – 2.0mm as opposed to 2.85mm as found on the KM1221-5840 blade.
In the “wide” blade selection there are a number of blades made by several manufacturers of “detachable” blades, but it is worth noting that many of these “wide” blades will have originated as blades intended for use on larger dog breeds rather than having been specifically designed for use on horses.
Moser some years ago designed and developed a wide blade (KM1221-5840) of 2.3mm cutting depth which quickly proved itself one of the best available for use on many types of horses. It certainly succeeded and still does in many cases, where others fail! When closely compared with other identically looking makes, the performance difference if very marked!
Recently Moser developed a “fine” version of this blade essentially for use with their Horseline range of clippers – the battery driven “Avalon” and mains powered “Artiko”, and as expected this blade has also proved to be both outstanding and with an ability to outperform against other makes!
Our many field trials suggests that this blade works well on virtually all thor’bred coats and the majority of cob breeds, for which the blade is widely marketed. Approached correctly the blade will even successfully clip out natives including the dense coated Shetland breed!
It has also proved itself equally good when used for high quality clipping on exhibition show cattle.
See it perform on the fully body clipping of Alpacas and you will be forever convinced!
Feathers and coarse leg hair can cause problems for many blades not only of this type, but also many of the larger traditional clipper blades. They just don’t like clipping in this area! Some will do it but with a struggle! Often you will find this area is best tackled not with a more open and fewer toothed narrow type detachable blade which might be consider the best suited, but with a surgical ##40 “53” tooth blade!
Clearly “surgical” gives the concept of “extra close” clipping and the way to combat this is to use an attachment comb – say a 1/16th or even a ¼-inch to give added height and allow for a better covering of hair. The #40 blade is also highly successful for hogging manes.
This blade will fit all types of clippers, which accept detachable A5 type blades including
Andis models: AG/AGC/AGR/MBG
Heiniger model: Saphir
Laube models: 503/513/505/553/555/573/Lightening/Micro models
Moser models: KM1/Max 45/Avalon/Artiko
Oster models: Oster A5/Oster Power Pro
Thrive models: 900N/50 range
Wahl model: Switchblade
IMPORTANT CUSTOMER INFORMATION – November 2014
Currently customers are advised not to use this Moser wide blade on any of the three Aesculap FAV5 models (GT105/GT306/GT308) due to a problem correctly engaging the blade.