My grooming tools
The comb is used to backcomb the tail to loosen dead hair and to better determine the thick and thin areas of the tail. I comb it back the correct way prior to starting a trim however. I know many show folks will cringe at the thought of using a battery operated trimmer but with a blade guard and a very gentle touch, I find it to be a fabulous tool to start the trim. Scissors are used for the final touches.