My husband bought these clippers about a year ago because he wanted to start cutting his own hair instead of going to the barber to get it done. He has been using them to cut his hair about every six weeks and he's been very pleased with the results. This past summer I decided to try giving my dog a haircut with the clippers to save money as well. I found the that clippers really struggled with my little dog's thick fur. I did manage to give him a haircut but it was a slow process since the clippers had a hard time cutting through his fur. There are a lot of different guards that come with the clippers so that's nice. You can clip at a wide variety of lengths. Overall I think that the clippers work well and are a great value for the coast.