coolant vs clipper oil


How to use clipper coolant and clipper oil



Clipper coolant and clipper oil have two different jobs – to cool the blades and offer some friction reduction. But, coolants evaporate quickly, leaving your blades to scrape against each other and create more heat.  


  • Clipper oil is your solution. Clipper oil remains on the blades to reduce friction and protect your clipper blades from wearing out too quickly. It also helps your clipper motor run well, as the oil makes the blades easier to use.


10 wide blade on km10 clippers going through a coat

Keep the clipper blades cool, so your horse stays comfortable.


When to use clipper coolant and clipper oil:


  • Use clipper coolant regularly as you clip. Check every 10 minutes or so. If your clipper blades need cooling or are gooped up with hair, the spray of the coolant can clean things up for you and cool things off.


  • Use clipper oil before you start clipping. Reapply every 5-10 minutes as you are clipping. Definitely clean, dry, and oil your clippers before you store them. For more on cleaning and storing, read this! There’s also a handy cleaning and storing video below.


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Add oil after using coolant or disinfectant. Every 5-10 minutes is a good goal.


  • And definitely, use clipper oil after you have used coolant. When in doubt – ADD OIL!


  • You can also use a cleaner and disinfectant when cleaning your blades before storage. And again, follow up with some oil!



clipper blade and clipper oil

Oil those blades! When in doubt…add oil!


If you find your blades are hot too often, they might be getting dull. Your horse might be too dirty, which makes your motor run hotter, too. If might be that they just need more oil, or you might need to send your blades out for sharpening.


Read the COMPLETE GUIDE TO CLIPPING YOUR HORSE for start-to-finish tips on clippers, techniques, and troubleshooting!



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Clipper Blade Coolant- You still need to use oil

Clipper Oil – please use this every five minutes as you are clipping. 




Wahl Professional Animal Bravura Lithium Clipper – this includes the 5 in 1 blade that goes from a #9 to a #40. Perfect for designs!

Wahl Professional Animal ARCO with 5 in 1 blade


The Chromado, also available in black.


Wahl’s Creativa horse trimmer is also available in pink.



The KM10’s are the gold standard for horse body clippers.


The Pro Ion, this is a body clipper that uses 30-15-10 blade system.

The Lister Stars – the best shear-style clippers for horses!


Blades for body clippers, the detachable style.


The 10 Wide blade for body clippers, the detachable style.

A 5 in 1 replacement blade.

Lister Star blades, fine cut.


Liste Star Blades, Medium


30-15-10’s adjustable blade.

Professional Animal Stainless Steel Attachment Guide Combs for Wahl’s Bravura, Arco, Chromado, Figura, and Motion Pet Clippers (3379) – these combs match the 5 in 1 blades.

Professional Animal Stainless Steel Attachment Guide Combs for Detachable Blade Clippers (3390-100) – for detachable blades.