The perfect set of sheep shearing blades will differ depending upon many factors, including:
- What type of sheep are you shearing
- Why are you shearing them (harvesting wool, or are you preparing the animal for show)
- What is the condition of the sheep's fleece
In this article I'll introduce you to four different types of sheep shearing blades commonly used on Oster sheep shears (and similar, larger electric shear models), and discuss what type of use they are best suited for. In general, I recommend having one of each of the combs listed below, and I also recommend that you purchase at least two cutters ... this way you'll be well equipped to handle any sort of shearing job that comes your way, with a sharp cutter ready to go if (when) the first one gets dull.