All About Aesculap
Savvy and successful groomers are constantly searching for the highest quality equipment for their shops. From tubs to tables, and dryers to tools, quality and innovation are of the utmost importance, and many groomers will spare no expense equipping themselves and their employees with the most cutting-edge products. This quest for innovative, durable, and versatile equipment extends to one of the most important purchases a groomer will make for his or her shop: professional-grade clippers. While it’s true that industry heavyweights like Andis®, Oster®, and Wahl® dominate the marketplace, there’s a German clipper brand that’s become a hit with pet care professionals—that brand is Aesculap.
Pronounced “ess-kew-lap,” Aesculap clippers have long set the standard for excellence and durability for both groomers and veterinarians overseas, and while they’re fairly new to North America, they are quickly becoming a favorite among American groomers. Aesculap clippers and blades are manufactured in Suhl, a small city in Germany that lies approximately 80 miles north of Nuremberg. German engineering has a well-deserved reputation of being supremely reliable (think BMW or Porsche). This commitment to excellence is a key factor in all Aesculap products.
Aesculap began manufacturing surgical instruments in Germany in 1867, expanding the business to produce their first electric hair clipper in 1912. Since the company’s inception, Aesculap has been a trusted partner of surgeons, groomers, veterinarians, barbers, and hairdressers alike. After relocating the clipper manufacturing facility to Suhl in 2001, the business blossomed, and today, Aesculap is one of the most trusted names in dog grooming clippers not only in Europe, but around the world.
For professional clippers that are compatible with the same detachable blades as Andis, Oster, and Wahl clippers (such as the UltraEdge, Pulse ZR, A6, Volt, KM10, KM5, and PowerGrip), Aesculap offers three different clipper models, the most popular of which is the FAV5 Clipper. Don’t let the 2,300 SPM speed fool you into thinking it’s a lesser clipper—when asked about Aesculap clippers, industry expert Carol Visser replied, “I’ve owned one for a few years and have never seen it leave clipper tracks as some clippers may.” The big advantage of that fairly low speed is that the blades tend to stay cooler far longer on these clippers, which translates to a lower risk of clipper irritation and blades staying sharp longer. The motor is powerful enough to shear through the thickest, matted coats with ease.
Aesculap FAV5 Clippers are available in two versions: the FAV5 Clipper (corded model) and the FAV5 CL Clipper (cordless model, which also includes a charging stand and second battery).
For the utmost in versatility, the FAV5 Hybrid Clipper is the way to go. Each comes as a corded clipper, but the detachable battery adapter can be removed and replaced with a Battery Pack (sold separately), which includes a charger and two batteries. The photo shows the battery adapter being removed from the clipper—just squeeze the sides and it slides right out.
Ideal for for pre-surgery clipping, exposing veins for bloodwork, or general all-around use, any veterinarian or groomer looking for a powerful, versatile, and cool-running clipper will absolutely love the FAV5 Hybrid Clipper.
Aesculap FAV5 Clippers are some of the the most durable clippers on the market today. Each features an unbreakable, vibration-dampening clipper housing, as well as a wear-resistant oscillating lever made of solid steel, offering unmatched durability. The well-balanced, slim shape fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, allowing for quick hand-switching maneuverability and fatigue-free handling that’s perfect for all-day use, and the effective ventilation system keeps each of the FAV5 models from getting too hot—they truly are the “BMWs” or “Porsches” of dog grooming clippers.
The Akkurata Clipper is a smaller clipper that has an adjustable blade and can be used corded or cordless. Ideal for backs, necks, heads, faces, bellies, and paws, the blades on Akkurata Clippers adjust to three lengths rather than to the more common five (the equivalent of a #30, #10, and #8½). Each clipper includes five snap-on combs and features a powerful DC motor for maximum power and innovative lithium-ion technology, offering 100 minutes of runtime on a 60-minute charge.
Aesculap Clipper Blades are truly in a league of their own. With a special chrome surface that resists corrosion and keeps blades looking good, these durable and innovative blades are made from high-quality German carbon steel for long-lasting use. Additionally, Aesculap Clipper Blades are compatible with all detachable-blade-style clippers.
It’s no secret that any professional will do their best work if they are provided with the best tools, and that is what Aesculap offers—professional-grade clippers and blades whose quality and durability stands alone in the highly competitive clipper industry. And while competing with the likes of Andis, Oster, and Wahl in North America might seem like a daunting task for the makers of these premium German-engineered clippers, when it comes to quality, durability, and versatility, Aesculap products speak for themselves.