dog clipper blade sizes chart
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Finish Cut see less AG stands for Animal Grooming (as opposed to BG for Body Grooming for barbers/beauticians), FC stands for Finish Cut (as opposed to the Skip Tooth, Texturing, etc. blades), And 7 is Andis' designation in their numbering scheme for 1/8 inch blade.
It is not unusual for some dogs to become embarrassed after a hair cut. Even thought the hair cut may feel good, it can also feel a little strange to some dogs. Suddenly they feel lighter, the hair is gone from around their eyes, and they don't feel like the same dog.
Blades of dog clippers and trimmers must be sharp not to pull the pet's hair, cut it unevenly, or harm the skin when grooming. You can find a reliable service to have your dog's clipper and trimmer blades sharpened, but doing it yourself is a good option, too.
Do not try to clip or shave your dog's hair by yourself without proper training. Grooming professionals have the tools and knowledge to safely groom sensitive areas. In addition, they know the grooming needs of your breed. Do not attempt to cut mats out of your dog's coat yourself.
The human clippers are not suitable to be used on dogs for reasons: The motor of the human clippers, its blades and power are too high for the dogs to bear. The pet might get scared of the human clippers. They can hurt the pet severely.
Each number indicates a different length of cut. The lower the number the longer the cut and the higher the number the closer the cut to the skin. For example, a Blade # 3 will leave approximately 13 mm of length on the coat while Blade # 10 will leave approximately 2 mm of coat.
If you’ve ever seen a professional groomer at work, you must’ve noticed that he never uses one and the same clipper blade for grooming a pet’s legs, head, belly, tail, etc. The fact is that different sizes and types of blades give absolutely different results. If you want to clip your canine according to all existing canons, you need not only the best dog clipper but also to use the blades of the right size and type.