PowerParer® Foot Trimmer
Makes light work of a hard job when trimming sheep and goat hooves.
Powered by air pressure instead of muscle. Thick, hard (some, not all) sheep and goat hooves can be pared in dry summer (but it's best done in spring).
- Approximate Size: Blades: 4"L
- 2.5" diameter
- Aluminum with high quality steel blades
- "Air" needs are 80 psi, but only 1/2 cu. ft./min
- Can be operated by a small compressor or even an "air pig"
- Made in Australia
How to Use
- The shears have been designed to operate from an air supply at a pressure of 70 to 100 lb per square inch.
- DO NOT operate above 100 lbs per square inch.
- The shears are held in the palm of the hand, with the first and second fingers operating the trigger.
- The blades will follow the finger movement implicitly; if trigger is pressed, blades will close, if finger stop, blades will stop, if fingers open, blades will open.
- It must be realized that the amount of pressure on the trigger in no way assists the cutting action, only light pressure is needed.
- If the blades top in the cut, then the cut is too heavy, and pressure on trigger should be released, and a smaller cut started.
- This will only happen if hooves are very hard, cutting blades are dull, or air pressure is too low.
- The blades return to open position, when trigger is released.
- Lubricate the shears every four hours and keep blades sharp.
- The filter bush contains a sponge pad to hold a small quantity of oil and prevent the entry of dirt via the air supply.
- The filter bush should be unscrewed, and the filter washed thoroughly (or replaced) at least every three months in heavy use.
- Blades can be sent to Premier for resharpening or done by anyone who sharpens scissors.
To Lubricate Internally:
- Turn off air supply.
- Relieve air pressure inside tool by pressing trigger.
- Undo air hose nut.
- Pull out air hose nipple and place 8 - 10 drops of light oil [containing anti-rust such as WD 40 or CRC 3-36, (one part to ten parts of oil)] into the filter/bush, every four hours of operation. This will lubricate all of the internal parts.
- In addition, the other parts to be oiled are the center pivot point, the two actuating pivot points, the roll pins in the trigger, and the linkage at four hour intervals.
- You do not have enough air pressure.
- You have a piece of hoof stuck between the blades.
If blades do not close:
- You do not have enough air pressure.
- Check your air supply.
- Make sure the connections are correct.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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Linda R from Pennsylvania
We bought a pair on the advice of a Texas Boer goat breeder back in 2000 and they do take some getting use too. But they are the best thing out there right now. Hard long buck and does hooves are near impossible to cut with hand trimmers. These go thru the hoof like butter. They close completely once you press the trigger and you have to pay attention to where you are cutting. We have yet to buy a replacement blade!!!
Love the job they do... and yes you can still trim the younger goats with hand trimmers. We would not sell our pair ever!!!
Joe/Jim V from Indiana
We have about 150 Boer does from 1-5yrs old. These work awesome on the aged does with long hooves (when used with a turn table). No more sore arms after going through the herd over the weekend. We still use smaller trimmers to finish up the tight spots, and on the yearling and smaller does. I agree the blades could be smaller for use on them, but on the majority of the herd they work great! I should have bought a pair sooner! Ran mine at 70psi with an auto oiler and had no issues.
Cindy E from Kentucky
Very difficult to use on goat hooves. If the blades were thinner and shorter, and if you could only close them part of the way instead of a complete closure, then they would be great.