I took the plunge today and ordered my own clippers! I ordered the Andis Ultra (blue color), and a couple of blades (toe and body), along with clipper rinse and clipper cool. After paying $45 for a less than satisfactory grooming last week (not even the sanitary was done, much less the base of the tail; face was patchy; feet were ok), I figured I can relearn how to do it myself. I used to clip my mom's poodles way back when. Fonzie's just a pet, so I will keep him in the puppy clip, which is pretty easy.
I know Fonzie is no prize to groom, so I figure I can work on desensitizing him at home by letting him hear the clippers more often. Wish me luck!