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Dog grooming table (no arm ) and Oster table dryer Hi velocity dryer (oster) and grooming table.
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I have used Oster cage dryers for over fifty years in my grooming shops with no harm to any dog ever. I always use a timer to make sure they never are over heated. But now I find that they are not available anywhere. I specialize in grooming rescued and frightened dogs so I am not always able to blow them dry with a force dryer. Does anyone have a suggestion for an alternative dryer with heat? Thanks!!
Poster stand dog dryer cool air and three heat settings only used a few times excellent condition text for pics
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Finally consider that dog dryers are considered "professional" equipment, designed and built for long term service. While a common hair dryer is cheap to purchase it is not designed for either extended use (drying a fully show-coated Bobtail can take upwards of 4-5 hours) or for a long service life (100 operating hours would be a good life for most of the "cheap hair dryers and even a quality one is unlikely to pass 250 hours). Back in my teenage years we would go through dryers at a rate of 3-4 a year. Mom and Dad finally said enough of the "nickel and diming" and shelled out the then horrific sum of about $Cdn 300. Several years later I coughed up about $CDN 450 (don't you just hate inflation) for a second one when I was planning to attend university away from my home town with my beloved Punk "in tow". Ultimately I didn't move out but stayed home during university so I was blessed with the availability of 2 full size OSTER Professional series dryers. By circumstance both of those dryers are still in my possesion and with minimal maintenance have performed flawlessly for quite literally untold 1000s of hours. If you do the math you'll find yourself are well ahead of the game in just a few years.: Oster Hi-Velocity Stand Dryer is very durable and long-lasting, with one customer reporting that she’d had it for 25 years and was still going strong. It’s also not loud and roaring, making for a quiet and pleasant drying experience that won’t scare you or your dog. The three temperature settings are good for people with multiple dogs with multiple coats that will need a variation of temperatures to get the job done.Oster Hi-Velocity Stand Dryer is adjustable and contains a height stand that you can maneuver to direct your dog to the position you want him or her in. The adjustment stand is made from tubular steel and features three different heat settings (as well as a setting for air only). You not only can adjust for height; you can adjust for flow and air direction as well.There is no way around it, a proper dog dryer has a big "buy in" cost but once you can get around that they are well worth every cent you will spend. In every respect they are far, far, far superior than even the very best of "human" hair dryers. Their air flow temperature and velocities are properly matched to the requirements so the dog's hair does suffer heat damage and the skin does not suffer "windburn". They are much more powerful, typical human hair dryers are in the 800-1200 watt power range whereas my Oster dryers are 1650 watts. (1650 watts is pretty much the limit for a 110 Vac 15 amp circuit, so much so that in fact for my new grooming room I have installed two 20 amp circuits for my dog dryers - yes plural circuits because I have and simultaneously use two of them. The heavier circuits give me a greater level of safety and psychological comfort.) Dog dryers are self-supporting so both of your hands are free to groom and they are much quieter which greatly reduces the level of stress involved for both the dog and the groomer. And perhaps the greatest advantage of a dog dryer is it's service life longevity. When my family first got our Afghans in the early 70's we "plodded" along with reasonable quality human hair dryers for a couple of years. Mom and I would each have a dryer and we would work away for a couple of hours until either we or the dog said "enough is enough", so even if they weren't quite dry that was it. And did we ever go through dryers! At the time $40.00 was a lot of money and we went through at least 6 a year, some of which failed in a rather exciting way. (A fan motor failure while the element continues to work really gets your attention in a heartbeat!) I estimate that we were lucky to get 30 hrs of service life out of a human hair dryer which would represent about 7-9 dog dryings. Most people will tell you that dryers last them years, not months or weeks like my experience. But remember that people only use their hair dryer for perhaps 15-20 minutes at at time, often less. That use is within their designed "duty cycle" whereas the extended sessions drying a dog well exceed their designed use and causes early failure in terms of both service life hours and estimated calender life. A "proper" dog dryer will serve you for literally thousands of hours even when drying sessions last for 3 to 4 hours, sometimes more.