Using Andis clipper comb attachments on a dog

Andis Clipper Comb Attachments: Sizes and How To Use Them

Are you wanting to give your pet a haircut and find that all the blade sizes cut the hair too short for your liking?  If this is the case, you will love the options that Andis clipper comb attachments provide you with. Simply choose the size you desire, snap it over a #15, #30 or #40 blade and begin to cut. 

I have found the Andis clipper comb attachments to be easier to use and stay on the blade better than other brands. In this article, I will review each size comb that Andis makes to help give you a clearer idea of which one you want to use.

Remember learning to use comb attachments takes practice and patience.

When looking for Andis Clipper Comb Attachments you will notice that they have distinctive names like Snap-on Combs or Clipper Guards. These are all the same thing and will give you the same results.

 

Tips for using Andis Clipper Comb Attachments


  • Comb attachments will not cut through tangled or matted hair nor will they cut through a heavy undercoat. You will need to prepare the hair/coat by giving it a thorough brushing before using a comb attachment. Furthermore, forcing the comb through matted hair will make the comb pop off the blade. As a result, this can cause damage to the hooks of the metal clip.
  • The blade size you will be using with the comb attachment will depend on the type of hair you are cutting. The #15 and #40 blade are the ones I most commonly use.
  • Do Not try to cut wet hair with a comb attachment. This will result in hair building up under the comb and causeing an uneven cut.
  • While cutting your pet’s hair with a comb attachment you will need to check under the comb for hair buildup. Clean out any hair that gets stuck under the comb, this will prevent an uneven haircut.
  • If the comb does not stay on the blade you can adjust the two hooks to make a tighter fit. Be careful not to bend the hooks too much, once they brake the comb is no longer usable.

 

Andis Clipper Comb Attachment Sizes


All Andis Clipper Comb Attachments are made of a smooth, high-quality Polymer plastic with metal clip and hooks. These comb attachments will fit over all Andis, Conair, Master Grooming Tools, Oster and Wahl detachable style blades.

Please note that these lengths are left when cutting against the grain of the hair growth. Cutting with the grain will leave the hair a bit longer.

 

Small Sizes

#1/2 Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 9/16 of an inch.

#1 1/2 Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 7/16 of an inch.

#1 Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 1/2 of an inch.

#2 Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 3/8 of an inch.

#3 Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 5/16 of an inch.

#4 Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 1/4 of an inch.

#5 Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 3/16 of an inch.

#6 Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 1/8 of an inch.

#7 Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 1/16 of an inch.

 

All the small size comb attachments are sold as an 9 piece set.

Best price was found on Amazon.

Large Sizes

A Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 3/4 of an inch.

B Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 13/16 of an inch.

C Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 7/8 of an inch.

D Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 15/16 of an inch.

E Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 1 inch.

F Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 1 1/4 inch.

#1/4 Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 11/16 of an inch.

#0 Comb Attachment: Cuts the hair down to 5/8 of an inch.

All the large size comb attachments are sold as an 8 piece set.

Best price was found on Amazon.

 

 

How to Use Andis Clipper Comb Attachments


Lets begin with how to attach the comb to the blade. First place a #40, #30 or #15 blade onto your clippers. Next, you will see two metal hooks at the bottom of the comb. Simply hook them to the bottom base of the blade then push the comb up with your finger until it snaps over the teeth of the blade. The comb attachment should be centered on the blade and all the teeth of the blade should be covered by the comb. Finally, you are now ready to begin cutting your pet’s hair.

When you are done remove the comb from the blade by simply pushing up on the comb to release it from the teeth of the blade.

Preparing the Hair/Coat

As I already mentioned in the tips above you will need to prepare the hair/coat of your pet before you attempt to use a comb attachment. Remove all mats, tangles and/or undercoat because the comb attachments will snag on them.

If your pet has wavey to curly hair you will want to Fluff Dry the hair first. The fluff drying technique straitens the hair making it easier to achieve a nice even haircut.

Choosing a Comb Attachment Size

You now know the variety of comb attachment sizes, the one you use will be your personal choice. Everyone has there own idea of what they want their pet to look like and now you can accomplish this yourself. Most of all have fun and experiment with different sizes until you get the look you want.

Below is the best video I could find on how to use comb attachments. This video will give you a good idea of what to do. Furthermore, if this is your first attempt at cutting your pet’ hair with comb attachments do not get discouraged if your pet doesn’t come out looking as good as the one in this video. This technique takes time to master, you will see better results each and every time you groom your pet.

 

Conclusion


Now you know how to use Andis Clipper Comb Attachments. This is going to help you achieve a well-groomed look for your pet, remember it takes practice.

Praise your pet as you groom him/her and take brakes as needed. Make every grooming session an enjoyable one for you and your pet.

Please let me know if you need help or have a question by leaving me a comment!

Happy pet grooming,

Cathy

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About Cathy

Animals are my passion in life. I am here to help you take care of your pet/pets. Educating yourself in pet care will lead to a happier healthier pet and that is something we all want!

2 comments on “Andis Clipper Comb Attachments: Sizes and How To Use Them

  1. I have a golden doodle and a clipper with #40 blade and #10 blade with various comb attachments. What is best for using on her coat for about 1 ” length coat

    1. Hi Cherry,
      The Andis E comb attachment will cut the hair to 1 inch. Start with the #10 blade and see how smoothly it cuts. If it is snagging switch to the #40. A lot will depend on how thick your dog’s hair is and remember comb attachments will not cut through matted and tangled hair, they also work much better on clean hair. To make the job go smoother give your dog a good brush out and bath first.

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