A couple months back I talked about the Chunkers that I bought at Intergroom.
I have used them chunkers several times, but I am not impressed with them.
Well, at least I am not impressed with the pair that I have.
Maybe a more expensive pair would be nicer....I don't know.
I personally feel that they are too hard on my hands, and that I can get the same finish with my scissors, much more quickly.
I have a grooming friend that told me once that she was taught to scissor everything with her thinning shears.
She did all of her topknots with only thinning shears.
I couldn't believe it.
I remember my hands and wrists hurting just thinking about it.
Today I decided to test my belief that I could get the same look that the chunkers leave with my scissors.
This pretty girl gets all of her feathering and flyaway hair scissored up tight and neat.
So, I decided to use my chunkers on one side and my scissors on the other side.
I groomed this side first with the chunkers.
The chunkers left a nice soft finish.
But, my hand was tired and hurt while scissoring with the chunkers, and going back and forth, and back and forth over areas to make sure to get all of the hair was time consuming.
Now the other side with only scissors.
I still had to do some more touching up after this photo, but I really don't see that much difference between using the chunkers and using my scissors to get the same look.
It is most definitely quicker and easier on my hands with the scissors.
I can always come back and use the chunkers or thinning shears to quickly soften up any sharp lines I don't want.
I know that there a lot of groomers out there that love using the chunkers and/or thinning shears over scissors.....more power to you.
I like my scissors. :)
There was one thing that I did notice as I was finishing up this dog.
The side of the dog that I used the chunkers on....the cut just didn't stand up to the dog moving around and sitting down.
When the dog would shake,or stand back up the hair looked messy and uneven.
The scissored side stayed looking nice and even.
As I have said before in my posts, these are just my opinions.
I would love to try a couple of the chunkers that I saw at Intergroom.
They felt really nice and smooth in my hand
Much smoother than the one that I bought.
But, I most likely never will try them, because I can't bring myself to drop $300 to $400 on them.
If I got them home and found that I didn't like them either, I would just have to sit down and cry.
I did without chunkers for 29 years.....I'll survive. :)
✂ Happy Grooming, MFF ✂