This thinning shear is a 46 tooth shear but is a very aggressive shear. The spacing of the teeth is very different from the Detailer and Shaper. This shear will remove a lot of coat very quickly. It as very deep notches at the top of each tooth which makes this shear aggressive. It is a wonderful shear for trimming ears and tails for a natural look as well as trimming furnishings on setters, spaniels and retriever like breeds. It will, however, blend soft coats very nicely. If you have trouble getting a nice finish on your poodle type coats due to rough scissoring skills, this shear can be used to “scissor” over your work to erase all scissor marks.