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hardworker
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deliriumtree
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7F= 7 finish cut

7FC=another way of writing the same thing (fc=finish cut)

7=most likely a skip tooth blade (so it has gaps/big spaces between each tooth) although I often call my 7F's, 7's. Catalogs may call a 7 skip tooth just a 7 or they may denote it as a skip tooth.

I don't use the skip teeth ones myself, but I've read uses for them on the board (like westies). If you're looking to stock a tool box 7F's are the blades you'll want to start with. Worry about the skip tooth ones later when you're used to handling clippers.

horray! I'm moving up in the world! I knew the answer to this
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hardworker
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Cool Thank You! haha yes you're moving on up
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dogdayz
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I had a bad experience with a 7f when i was first learning to groom(cut open a flank) it scared me so much I have never bought a 7 blade and have always used a 8 1/2 in place...i know you can cut a flank with pretty much any blade but i guess since i did it with a 7 i am forever scarred,LOL...
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houndlady
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But I think most of the time when we just talk about blades sizes here, we get sloppy and say #x (7) but mean #xF (7F), but always mention when we mean a skip tooth.
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a2zpets
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I must say I just love the skip blades. The #7 goes right through 99% of the worst matts. BUT, don't use them on the legs - too many contours. I am very careful with them.
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deliriumtree
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lol dogdayz. I nicked a dog really bad with a 8 1/2 so that's my worry blade. I do use in on some dogs (cause the groomer I replaced used it and the owner wants them done the same) but I often interchange it with a 10 cause it makes me nervous.
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puddincat
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so.. if I'm looking for blades on Ebay- and I'm looking for a 7F ..a 7 FC is the same thing???
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deliriumtree
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Yes!

I love when I have the answers to questions lol.
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catclaws
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If you are looking to strip down a big thick haired dog you can use a 7 skip tooth first (crefully) to get the mats and undercoat then use the 7f to finish. Works well for me!
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annie_in_ny
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Puddin, you are new, don't bother with the skip tooth ones yet !! You might really even want to get the Wahl snap on combs, that will save you money on buying all the blades you need
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candycane
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I learned with finishing blades and skip tooths, so I'm very comfortable using both. I like skips for a lot of things, especially for getting through thick or matted coats.
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catsmom
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Not sure if this happens to anyone else, but have you ever had a Shih Tzu or similar dog come out with ridges in the coat when using a 5 or a 7F with a clip vac system? I know it's just the natural waves and cowlicks in the coat but it's annoying! I find that if I use a skip tooth on those coats instead of an F, I get far less wvaes and ridges.
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candycane
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I just got my vac in January, and so far I've been afraid to use skip tooth blades with it because I thought they would leave more lines! Now I'm going to have to try that. I've had a lot more luck getting a nice finish on the longer clips with combs than the short clipped dogs. I have found that a 4F with the vac is pretty tricky to do without leaving gouges. 5F seems to work better for me.

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