Manufacturer: HEINIGER of SWITZERLAND
Type: Mains powered heavy duty
Voltage rating: 220 – 240v/50Hz
Noise level rating: Peasridge 2+
Weight (with wide blade fitted): 1,15kgs
Length (with wide blade fitted) 12-inches/30.5cm
Cutting speeds: TWO SPEED 2’600 / 2’900 dbs/min
Casing colour: Blue/black
Blade tensioning required: Yes
Cable length: 4.9m
Guarantee period: One year
Electrical ratings CE rated
The following items are what you get with your purchase:
Hard Plastic Carry Case/Clipper With Lead And 3 Pin UK Plug/Standard Heiniger 31 Blade Set/Heiniger 31F Blade Set/Oil/Cleaning Brush/Double Tipped Screwdriver/Instruction Manual
Peasridge Star rating: FIVE
Peasridge Score rating: 95%
Comment: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
The first launched model of the new “X Series” machines. Set to become a very popular heavy duty machine fitted with the latest technology.
A Swiss designed and engineered machine that is both clean lined and smart looking! Using a production model for testing purposes on horses we were impressed with the clean clip produced on a cob we used first. For this particular animal we selected the Heiniger 31F – a fine blade in preference to the No 31 standard, which we had initially started with as it was felt on the horse in question the fine blade produced the better clip due to the animal’s coat texture. As with all animals it pays to experiment with blades!
This heavy duty machine will challenge some of the existing clippers not only on design feature, but in both length and good handling ability with its slimmer body shape. The head shape breaks with the style of the “Delta” as it also does with some of the existing traditional Heiniger clippers such as the “Handy” but retain the “tried and tested” internal head working parts such as the yoke assemble mechanism.
The handpiece body is nicely shaped, with a slender body casing made in a re-enforced fibreglass producing a smooth upper casing material in a nicely contrasting blue which complements the white name and traditional red “Heiniger” label. The lower casing is in black. The neck of the machine is shaped and this tends to promote a natural holding position. A raised “collar” separates your hand from contact with the alloy head.
Blade tensioning is relatively simple – as with most Heiniger machines. This is fully discussed in the manual enclosed and it is recommended to take time to read it before using the clipper. Whilst the majority of end users have no problem with attaching blades correctly, there are still a few who attempt the “impossible!” Heiniger/Aesculap/and Stewart Oster blades should be put on the clipper head so as to create a “half-moon” shape between the upper and lower plates when viewed from the side of the head.
The adjustment “knob” for tensioning the blades is a good size with positive and firm movement. DO NOT switch the motor on without blades fitted as this can lead to loss of the drive block or worse damage in the head mechanism. The rear positioned air filter slides back and should be cleaned on BOTH sides after each clipping, as the air filter is a vital component in enabling cooling air to reach the motor.
The clipper is operated and powered by a powerful permanent magnet motor which enables a very low running tone to be maintained. On nice feature is that when clipping one is aware that there is no disturbing airflow hence one is not saturated with small hair particles, as is the case with so many heavy duty clippers.
Read the manual and the instructions before you start any actual clipping – regular applications of oil as with any make of clipping/shearing machine are important to keep blades head cool when in use. Oiling every few minutes is important and requires being a discipline one adheres to – as is the case with most clippers. Correctly operated this machine produces some highly impressive “quality” clips, and has the ability to last for many years.
The Heiniger “Xperience” whilst fulfilling the demands of the cattle farming industry, will we feel sure like so many other Heiniger clippers before it , be a popular choice with many ladies in the horse clipping world, due to the comfortable handling, a slimmer handpiece, the shorter length and lightweight feel. The machine is a pleasure to use and one feel s confident with the power it transmits that whatever coat texture is before it – it will cope!.
HEINIGER BLADE RANGE
Heiniger 31 standard clip
Heiniger 31F fine close clip
Heiniger 21 coarse clip
Heiniger 53a surgical very close
Heiniger 39 udder blade
Heiniger U/C ultra coarse
USE OF OTHER BLADES
This clipper also takes blades from the AESCULAP & STEWART, OSTER, SUPERSHEAR & DELAVALLblade range.
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: October 2017