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What is the difference between a clipper and a trimmer?

Good question. A clipper is intended for bulk hair cutting on larger areas, but does not cut extremely close to the skin. On the other hand, a trimmer is designed for edging, outlining, dry shaving and light shaping on smaller areas such as the back of the neck, around the ears, around sideburns etc. On an animal, trimmers would be used on the paws, ears, muzzle and tight areas where it’s hard to reach with the larger clipper blade. Generally speaking, a trimmer cuts closer than a clipper.

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