SuperSharp Foot Rot Shears
Features Teflon-coated, high-carbon steel blades that retain the sharpest edge, adjustable blade tension, simple, convenient lock and comfortable, tough resin handles.
Overall length 7.5"
- Brand: SuperSharp
- Type: Hoof Care
- Form: Shears
- Size: 7½"
These things are terrible! They last for about one good trimming and then the sharpness is gone, and by that time, it would be so dull it couldn't even cut through warmed up butter! I have a fairly large herd of goats, so I need something productive that will last a long time because trimming hooves is a never ending chore when you have goats, so if you are in the market to get a new pair of hoof trimmers, then DO NOT get this brand, they will disappoint you.
like most hoof shears, they need to be re-sharpened after every 10 head or so. They work great.
"We've used these for years"
And we are ordering another pair after 12 years and hundreds of hooves trimmed on sheep, goats, llamas, and alpacas each year. First pair still works fine, but sometimes it is nice to have a backup pair so we don't have to stop to sharpen in the middle of a larger herd. PLEASE NOTE: equipment like this (and hand shears, and combs/cutters for electric shears) has to be sharpened periodically! Get a stone or sharpening gadget. It's quick and easy, and you will get many more years of use from them. Also, with heavy use and/or when used on hard, dry hooves, foot shears will need to be tightened occasionally.
"Even preschool scissors would be better!"
I lost my Shear magic trimmers and picked up a pair of these at a farm supply store. These things are clunky, dull, and by the time you get through one goat they've completely lost their edge. These things are a joke. Do yourself a favor and get the orange handled Shear Magic trimmers (I've only gone through TWO pairs in 10 years w/ goats!)
"Fine for a small herd"
I have been known to go through 2-3 sets of these per season...... I trim 2 Boer goat herds plus my own Nubians. The blades come loose from each other. After about 8-10 trims, I have to start sharpening after about every 5 head.
I was able to use these on four goats before they got dull the first time, since then i have had to sharpen them for each goat I trim. Not a bad trimmer in the least, just wish they would last longer
"Good for the price"
These are a nice inexpensive set of hoof trimmers. They work well for the price and seem to stay sharp through at least one season before needing sharpened. We try and keep a fresh set around during show season and old ones end up being used for all kinds of things they were not meant for, like cutting bailing twine.
This trimmer works well, but is a little big for a smaller hand. While it says supersharp, it is not the sharpest on the market and dulls quickly - in my experience. It works well enough on my dwarf goats but was extremely difficult to use on a full size boer cross that I had. It is a decent tool for the price but I wouldn't recommend it for small statured people, large goat herds or those who have larger goats.
i raise mini dairy goats and their hooves are not quite as thick or tough as the standard breeds. however, they dont work so well on the bucks. they are a bit small for my husbands big hands but fit mine well. i trim the does and the babies and my husband trims the bucks with a different set. still, he sharpens them for me before every use
"Wish the lasted longer"
I have a small herd of boer goats (15 goats total) that I purchased these hoof shears for. When I first started using them they worked wonderfully. They seemed very sharp and cut through their hooves like butter and I was very very pleased. However after about the third or fourth time that I used them to trim my whole herd they were dramatically less sharp and did not cut through the goats hooves very well. I was rather disappointed that I did not get more use out of them for the reason I intended but I have been able to continue to use them for a different purpose. They have worked well for quite some time cutting open my hay bales, both twine and wire. So if you have a couple of pet goats at home they would probably last for quite a while just fine. I just wouldn?ÇÖt recommend them for someone with a large herd of goats.