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The customer can see their likes on the My account page.

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Simply visit our Online shop and add the products you need to your shopping cart.
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How many sheep can I shear

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How many sheep can I shear before changing the comb and cutter?

This depends on a number of factors, including:

• Breed of sheep / openness of fleece.
• Whether sticky/greasy.
• Sand/grit in the fleece.
• Correct setting up of handpiece.
• Frequency of oiling comb and cutter.

The range would be from less than 5, if shearing sandy sheep, up to 50 in good conditions on open wool sheep.

Setting up comb & cutter

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Which handpiece?

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Oilbath vs bearing handpiece
An oilbath handpiece is less expensive to maintain long-term, but requires additional oiling through an oil hole screw once a day.

Bearing handpieces are generally smoother running, but are more expensive to buy and can be more expensive to maintain.

Which Machine?

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I want to shear my own sheep, which machine do I need?

Mains 240 volt
If you always have mains power where your sheep are then a 240 volt machine will do. Always use a Circuit Breaker, and keep any extension cables up out of the way.

Battery Powered
If you want to use the machine away on the hill, or in the field, use a battery powered machine. There is a range of battery powered machines now available. These should be safer to use, and can be used in the field, from a vehicle's own battery, or a spare battery. Some now work off a rechargeable battery and are fully portable.

For either, you need a machine powerful enough to cope with the numbers and breed, and the timescale you have to complete the job..

Finer Wool sheep such as Texels and Suffolks and lustre wool such as Wensleydale and Teeswater take more power than more open wool sheep like Swaledales.

Similarly, if you want to do them all in one day, you may need a more powerful machine than if you shear a few over several days.

Future need
Are you intending to shear a lot more sheep in the next few years, or stay as you are?