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shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Argyll
Re: Buying Sheep shears- advice needed
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2011, 12:11:15 pm »
TO scotsgirl google JAKOTI SHEARS
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bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Buying Sheep shears- advice needed
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2011, 03:34:26 pm »
Wow singingshearer been looking at your website - old Hercules looks a big old bog - 15kg fleece!! Blimey!!

Does anyone know of any good 12v ones, electric points here are few and far between, would be nice to do dagging and stuff in the field pens.

Ta

Baz

Re: Buying Sheep shears- advice needed
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2011, 03:56:44 pm »
Hi,

Do you mean "Good" or "Cheap Chinese ebay specials"?

If you meen good - then see my post above
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SingingShearer

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • South Yorkshire
    • Singing Shearer
Re: Buying Sheep shears- advice needed
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2011, 08:09:27 pm »
Hi Baz,

Hercules was the biggest sheep I have sheared so far.
Horners sell the Longhorn 12v shearing machine which is very popular, also they sell 12v motor in handpiece machines.

SfS,

My machine is Chinese and it works better than any Lister that I have used!

Thanks,
Philip :sheep: 

Re: Buying Sheep shears- advice needed
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2011, 10:32:17 am »

SfS,

My machine is Chinese and it works better than any Lister that I have used!

Thanks,
Philip :sheep: 

Hi Phillip,

Not putting down ALL Chinese Equipment - Just advising people to be wary, You obviously know what you are looking for in a machine, others may not, and what appears to be a "Bargain" may not be in the long run.

Thanks
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Also www.suppliesforfarmers.co.uk for more larger farm related items

Fieldfare

  • Joined Feb 2011
Re: Buying Sheep shears- advice needed
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2011, 09:36:42 pm »
Hi all- thanks for the advice. I have decided to go electric-will go for a cheaper machine and see how it goes!

cheers,

andywalt

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • kent
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Re: Buying Sheep shears- advice needed
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2011, 10:20:22 pm »
keep us updated, I brought the £250 jobbie, portable from car battery, but will be interesting to see what the chinese ones are like?
Suffolk x romneys and Texel X with Romney Tup, Shetlands and Southdown Tup

ScotsGirl

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • Wiltshire
Re: Buying Sheep shears- advice needed
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2011, 10:15:55 pm »
I have Lister shears with interchangeable head which runs of the car battery and works really well.  HOWEVER, I have just bought the Jakoti hand shears as recommended here and they are BRILLIANT! 

I would strongly recommend them as at £20 sheared as quick if not quicker than electric although they are dangerously sharp so need to be really careful.

 

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