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To help with your evaluation of the Hoof Boss we have provided supplemental information about our system. We have also answered the most common questions that Farriers have about the Hoof Boss Hoof Trimming Tool.

How Does This Tool Work Mechanically?

Our hoof trimming system is the combination of the Cdisc, that’s the part that does the trimming and the Hoof Boss, that’s the part that provides the speed and power to drive the Cdisc. Each of these two items were designed to work in harmony to produce a hoof-trimming tool.

  • Comes as a 110V or 230V AC Electric,
  • Cord Options / USA, EU, AU/NZ, UK
  • 20V DC Battery Powered, Cordless
The Hoof Boss was designed specifically for hoof trimming industry – Horse, Cow, Goat, Sheep, Pig, Exotics, if it has a hoof the Hoof Boss can trim it.

  • The length of the tool is short enough to keep it from hitting the animal’s midsection during trimming.
  • The body of the Hoof Boss was ergonomically designed to be used with one hand.
  • The motor is fast enough and has enough power to trim into a hard, rough, dry hoof.
  • It weighs 1.3 pounds which is light enough to use all day for most folks.
  • The Hoof Boss was designed to be balanced in your hand which provides superior control over the tool when trimming.
  • The tool has an automatic shut off switch in the event the tool is accidently dropped.

What is Cdisc?

The chain disc (Cdisc) was invented in 2005. The original inventor originally designed the Cdisc for use in the power woodcarving industry-where they sell thousands of these discs every year. While working on another project we found that the chain disc technology could be used, very successfully, in the hoof trimming industry.

If you modify the properties of a chainsaw blade; reshape it, resize it, and run it faster, it affects the dynamics of how that chain functions. Instead of performing like a chainsaw blade it is now a round chain disc (Cdisc).

What Keeps the Cdisc From Cutting?

The Cdisc (1) is spinning at 15,000 rpm. Each cutter tooth makes 250 rotations a second. The speed creates a centrifugal force that has a lifting effect on the disc.

The round shape of the disc causes the depth gauge to be thrown into the hoof (2), making the disc bounce (3), ever so slightly. We have a ramp (4) on the link between the cutter teeth that cushions the impact of the depth gauge. The ramp minimizes chain vibration and increases your control of the Cdisc.

The bounce (3) that the depth gauge creates keeps the cutter tooth up just long enough for it to skip over the hoof (2).

The fast speed, resulting centrifugal force and the bounce of the depth gauge keeps the cutter tooth from engaging the hoof. In fact, may users report that it feels as if the disc is floating (5).

How Do You Make the Cdisc Trim?

To make the cutter tooth engage or trim the hoof, apply a little pressure to the Cdisc. This light pressure knocks the chain out of the floating mode and allows it to make contact with the hoof. Releasing the light pressure disengages the Cdisc.

There is generally a brief learning curve when developing your trimming style with the tool. The more you use the tool the faster and more effective you will become.

Will Horses Stand for the Tool?

Horses can be categorized one of three ways. The first and largest group are horses that could really care less. You may have to let them see it, smell it, hear it and feel it but after that, they’re OK with it. The second group are the skittish horses. They may take several trims before they will settle. The last and thankfully smallest group are horses that won’t stand for anything. If a horse has to be sedated to be trimmed then you’ll want tools that get the job done quick and easy.

Is It Easy To Quick A Hoof?

Over the past 6 years we have learned that someone using a Hoof Boss is less likely to quick a hoof than when using hand tools. The Hoof Boss gives you more control of the trim. The Cdisc is trimming off small pieces of material less than 1mm thick. You can actually see when you are getting too close to the quick. We know of a Farrier who has been using the Hoof Boss for the past 4 years, servicing about 300 – 400 horses a month, and has never quickened a horse using the tool.

How Reliable is the Tool?

For the beating, this tool takes trimming hooves it holds up remarkably well. We manufacture the tools in Tallahassee, Florida. We build them one at a time. Our yearly “return for repair” percentage rate is less than 1 percent. In addition to the no cost 12 month warranty we also provide repair services after the warranty. We can’t say that the tool won’t break but if it does you can count on us to make the repair quickly.

Basic Horse Hoof Care

The Basic Horse Set is designed for Farriers whose practice is primarily built around doing regular maintenance trimming and shoeing. You may have the occasion to remove an abscess or treat a hoof wall crack or other minor laminitis issues.

 

Basic Horse Hoof Care Set Contents

Hoof Boss or Hoof Boss Mobile

Choice of Corded or Cordless

Tool Bag
Safety Glasses
4-Tooth Cdisc Written Instruction
Red Power Rasp Abrasive Disc Instructional DVD
Diamond Coated Chain File Allen Key / Flange Holder

Complete Horse Hoof Care Set

The Complete Hoof Care Set is designed for Farriers who are more engaged with the animals’ hooves in addition to regular maintenance trimming and shoeing. Farriers whose practice involves more interaction with Veterinarians. Farriers who work with different types of laminitis issues such as sole abscesses, white line, hoof wall cracks and foundered animals. Farriers who do hoof wall resections.

In addition the tool can be used for things like cutting PVC pipe for hoof casts, modifying horse shoes, cutting nails, smoothing out plaster casts, etc.

 

Complete Horse Hoof Care Set Contents

Hoof Boss or Hoof Boss Mobile Choice of Corded or Cordless Diamond Coated Chain File
Tool Bag
4-Tooth Cdisc Safety Glasses
Red Power Rasp Abrasive Disc Written Instruction
Garnett Medium Grit Abrasive Disc Instructional DVD
Green “V” Groove Disc Allen Key / Flange Holder

 

What are the discs used for?

The Complete Hoof Care Set is designed for Farriers who are more engaged with the animals’ hooves in addition to regular maintenance trimming and shoeing. Farriers whose practice involves more interaction with Veterinarians. Farriers who works with different types of laminitis issues such as sole abscesses, white line, hoof wall cracks and foundered animals. Farriers who do hoof wall resections.

You can do more with the tool than just trimming? The tool can be used for things like cutting pvc pipe for hoof casts, modifying horse shoes, cutting nails, smoothing out plaster casts, etc.

 

ACCESSORY

EXAMPLE OF USE

4-Tooth Cdisc

Primary trimming disc. Teeth coated with tungsten carbide caps to help keep it sharper for a longer period of time.  The Cdisc duplicates the actions of a hoof knife and limits the need for nippers. Used for horses, cows and exotics.

8-Tooth Cdisc

Trimming Disc. Less aggressive than 4-Tooth Cdisc. Requires frequent sharpening. Used for Goats, Sheep and Pigs.

Red Disc

Used as a rasp to smooth and finish the hoof after trimming.

Garnet Disc

A finer grit disc used just like the Red Disc but on small young horses, miniature horses and small donkeys.

Green “V” groove disc

Used for hoof wall resections and prepping for hoof casts.

Black Cut-Off

Used to cut nail heads off or outline an area for a resection.

Flap Disc Sanders

Used to buff the hooves of your show animals. Smooth out plaster casts.

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