Heiniger Saphir




Type: Cordless, professional
Voltage rating: 120-240v 50/60Hz
Wattage: 35
Clip time: 50 minutes
Recharge time: 450 minutes
Battery voltage: 7.4v
Battery capacity: 1600mAh
Weight: (with narrow blade and battery fitted): 0.44kgs
Length: (with narrow blade and battery fitted) 8-inches/204mm
Cutting speeds: ONE at 2650 double spm
Noise Level: Peasridge score 2+ (Officially rated at 63dB)
Casing colour: Blue/black
Blade type: All detachable A5 type
Blade tensioning required: No
Guarantee period: TWO years
Electrical ratings: CE rated

The following items are what you get with your purchase:
Carry case/handpiece/two battery units/charger/cleaning brush/oil – 100ml/ operating instructions

This clipper is NOT supplied with a blade. Please order the blade separately to suit your needs.

Peasridge Star rating: FIVE
Peasridge Score rating: 96%

Outstanding professional small animal clipper fulfilling many roles. Fast re-charge time. Constant reliability! Considered good value considering the quality!!

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The “Saphir” when first launched in the early 2000’s quickly established Heiniger as a first choice amongst many veterinary practitioners in the UK, and internationally. Since then word has spread around the globe in veterinary circles and the growth in demand and sales continues. Within a short space of time many professional dog groomers and those domestic pet owners followed prefer the advantages of cordless compared to mains machines especially one that used A5 type detachable blades.

Two features of the “Saphir – the low noise level plus relative none existence of vibration will be especially appealing to the cat owner. 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 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 a powerful 2650 double cutting strokes per minute.

One critical observation – the rear mounted switch is not in our favourite position for an emergency stop situation! From a practical position we prefer the on/off switch to instantly accessible.

The “Saphir” is powered by a lightweight Lithium-ion batteries – it is supplied with two for continuous clipping. 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) offer many advantages over earlier batteries. A light and compact charger unit provides two charging bays. If the clipper with battery is placed in the charging bay, (Bay with raised back surround.) the charger will charge the clipper. The spare battery in its charging bay however will not be charged. Remove the clipper from its charging bay, the charger will then charge the spare battery. A red led light indicating charging is in progress, a green led light indicating charging has completed. In the rear of the charger casing slots enable it to be wall mounted if required

Most standard type attachment comb can be fitted to blades from blades size #50 to size #8.5. Blades of all makes below this size do not fit attachment combs, due to the increasing thickness (size) of the bottom plate (comb blade). Combs will not fit the “detachable” wide blades. The purpose of using an attachment combs is to leave a greater length of un-cut hair than the blade selected would normally leave. They are used mainly by dog groomers and pet owners. It is important to remember however that if you use an attachment comb you must be very thorough in the grooming the coat before clipping. There MUST NOT be any tangles or knots – otherwise the comb may come off the blade, refuse to pass through the hair, and the clipping process may be painful to the animal!

The “Saphir” comes packaged in a superbly laid out hard carry case – well designed – even down to three compartments to store your blades! Few manufactures provide such refreshing attention to detail! A nice aspect of this well laid out case is that all the items store well in provided compartments – even down to the charger cable – usually impossible to pack away!

Case dimension:
Height: Just over 11-inches/28.3cm
Length: 13.5-inches/34.5cm
Depth: 3.5-inches/9cm
Laden weight: Approx… 2kgs

On the subject of blades, Heiniger do not make A5 type detachable blades and whilst not confirmed we suspect due to the close collaboration between Heiniger and Aesculap they are in fact Aesculap made blades. Certainly apart from the name “Heiniger” over stamped on the blade, the appearance is identical

Blade cutting face width: 46mm
Size #50 – 0.4mm Cat/rabbit/dog/cow
Size #40 – 0.6mm Cat/rabbit/dog/cow
Size #30 – 0.8mm Cat/rabbit/dog/cow
Size #15 – 1.5 mm Cat/rabbit/dog/cow
Size #10 – 1.8 mm Cat/rabbit/dog/cow
Size #9 – 2mm Cat/dog/cow/horse
Size #8.5 – 2.8mm Cat/dog
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

This clipper also takes blades from the AESCULAP/ANDIS/ LAUBE/MOSER/OSTER /THRIVE/WAHL detachable A5 blade ranges.

The original batteries where rated at 1400mAh – since approximately 2014 factory production units have included batteries which have been increased to 1600mAh. According to Heiniger both batteries for the Heiniger “Saphir” and the “Saphir Smart” are identical and can be interchanged.

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: April 2015

Additional information

Weight 2 kg

Saphir w/o Blades, Saphir c/w No.10 Blades, Saphir Spare Battery


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