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Andis Pet Clippers Review-What Model Fits Your Needs

When searching for a good Pet Grooming Clipper you will find that there are many to chose from. The brand names you will see most often are Oster and Andis with Wahl coming in a close third.  Andis is known for making a wide variety of products. They try hard to fit everyone’s needs and budget. But having so many options can make it a bit confusing. For this reason, I decided to write an Andis Pet Clippers review to help you choose the model that will best fit your needs.

There is a lot you should know before making that final decision. You want your investment to be well worth it, don’t you? In this article, I will go over all the good and not so good features of the more popular models along with some tips to help you make a well-educated decision.

However, I will not be reviewing any cordless models or models that have adjustable blades. I personally feel these are not worth the investment because you want your clippers to be ready to use when you need them without having to wait for a full charge. Also, cordless clippers will start to run slower as the battery gets weaker, this can make for a very frustrating experience.

Furthermore, blades get hot and dull as you use them. You want to be able to easily change blades while grooming your pet without having to stop the grooming process to unscrew the blade and screw on a new one.

Corded models with detachable blades are user-friendly, more reliable and well worth the price.

 


A Bit of Info About the Andis Company

In 1920 Mathew Andis was partners with John Oster and Henry Meltzer. After only one year the threesome split and went their separate ways. Yes, John Oster is the original creator and owner of the famous Oster Clippers.

Mathew Andis created the Andis Company in 1922. The company has been handed down from generation to generation. It remains a family-owned business to this day offering many styles of handheld tools to trim, cut, curl, straighten and dry all kinds of human and animal hair. As the pet industry grew they produced more and more models of Andis Pet Clippers.

 


Choosing the Right Clipper

Before you go out and purchase a pet grooming clipper you want to make sure that it has all the features you need. First, let us figure out exactly what it is you need by answering the following questions.

How often will you be using your clippers?

How many pets will you be grooming?

Will you be using the clippers for long periods of time?

What type of hair will you be cutting?

Keep your answers to these questions in mind while you read over my Andis Pet Clippers Review.

I also want you to keep these tips in mind while you read over the reviews.

All clippers will get hot. There is no way to avoid this. Thou some heat up faster than others a well oiled and greased clipper will stay cooler longer. Keep in mind that your clipper has a motor and all types of motors get hot while being used. Furthermore, hair and dirt will build upon the vents and fan making the clippers run hot. Make sure to clean your clippers after each use.

It is for these reasons, many professional groomers prefer to own 2 or more clippers. So if you will be grooming several animals you may want to consider having at least 2 clippers.

Blades also get hot no matter what clipper you are using. As the blade cuts through your pet’s hair, it is rubbing metal on metal. This friction leads to the heating up of the metal. The faster the clippers run the quicker the blade will heat up.

Example: A clipper that runs at 3700 strokes per minute will heat the blade up faster than a clipper that runs at 2700 strokes per minute.

Blades need to be cleaned and oiled on a regular basis to reduce the heat up time. I recommend having more than one of each size blade you will be using and/or purchase a Blade Coolant spray. On the other hand,  Ceramic edged blades stay cooler much longer than the typical metal blades.

Above all, never use a dry blade. Make sure the blade is well oiled with the proper blade oil before using.

Tip for beginners:

As a beginner groomer, you will be using the clippers for longer periods of time on each animal you groom until you get the hang of it. Don’t get discouraged if your clippers and blades heat up more often. As you get faster at grooming your pet this will become less of a problem.

 


Review of Andis Pet Clippers


The Andis AGC 1-Speed Detachable Blade Clipper

I found this model to be one of the more popular clippers for in-home grooming. They are designed to run cooler and quieter than most. Featuring a break-resistant housing. With a powerful 2700 strokes per minute, this clipper will cut through most coats. Plus no more having to unclog the hair that builds upon the vents and fan, this smart design has eliminated them.

Features:

  • Detachable blades
  • #10 UltraEdge Blade included
  • 14′ heavy-duty cord
  • Break-resistant housing
  • Locking switch to prevent accidental shutoff
  • 2700 strokes per minute
  • Volts – 120 V. Frequency – 60 Hz
  • Weight- 1.10 lbs.
  • Length- 7.13 in.
  • Model #AGC
  • Color- Black
  • Best price found on Amazon

Drawbacks:

  • Not recommended if you have a pet with a heavy, thick, or wire coat.
  • Weight- 1.10 lbs. This is a bit heavy than most and may take some getting used to.



Andis Easy Clip Pro-Animal 7-Piece Clipper Kit

This clipper is made for those heavy, thick and/or wire coats. With a powerful rotary motor cutting at 3700 strokes per minute, this clipper is sure to get through any coat. Plus as a bonus, you will also receive 1 UltraEdge #10 blade, 6 attachment combs and 1 hard carrying case to keep your clipper and blades safe.

Features:

  • Detachable blades
  • #10 UltraEdge Blade included
  • Includes 4 attachment combs sizes 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″
  • 12′ heavy-duty cord
  • Break-resistant housing
  • 3700 strokes per minute
  • Volts – 120 V. Frequency – 60 Hz
  • Color- Blue or Purple
  • Weight- 0.90 lbs.
  • Length- 6.88 in.
  • Model # MBG-2
  • Best price found on Amazon

Drawbacks:

  • There is no push button to remove the blades. This makes it a bit more difficult to change out blades.
  • Not recommended for full-time groomers who will need to change out blades more often.

 


Andis Pro Clip 2-Speed Clipper

If you will be grooming animals with different types of hair than this is the clipper for you. This 2-speed clipper has a powerful rotary motor that cuts through the hair at 2700 to 3400 strokes per minute. The normal speed of 2700 Strokes per minute is perfect for most grooming needs while the higher speed will cut through thicker, wiry coats (if using the correct blade size). This model has also eliminated fans and vents to help keep the clipper running cooler.

Features:

  • Detachable blades
  • #10 UltraEdge Blade included
  • Break-resistant housing
  • Locking switch to prevent accidental shutoff
  • 14′ heavy-duty cord
  • 2700 to 3400 strokes per minute
  • Volts – 120 V. Frequency – 60 Hz
  • Color- Black
  • Weight – 1.00 lbs.
  • Length – 7.00 in.
  • Model #AGC2
  • Best price found on Amazon

Drawbacks:

  • These clippers have a wider grip than most. May feel odd if you have small hands
  • The squared shaped body may take some time to get used to

 


Andis UltraEdge Super Two-Speed

This is probably the best 2-speed animal clipper on the market today. It is a big step up from the Model AG2 clippers. I recommend this clipper for those who are serious about grooming your pet at home, the investment will pay for itself in no time. The rotary motor on this model cuts through the hair at 3400 to 4400 strokes per minute. This makes for a smoother cut with ease on all types of hair.

Features:

  • Detachable blades
  • #10 UltraEdge Blade included
  • Break-resistant housing
  • Locking switch to prevent accidental shutoff
  • No fans and vents
  • 14′ heavy-duty cord
  • 3400 to 4400 strokes per minute
  • Volts – 120 V. Frequency – 60 Hz
  • Color- Burgandy, Blue, Orange, Green or Purple
  • Weight – 1.10 lbs.
  • Length – 7.13 in.
  • Model #AGC2
  • Best price found on Amazon

Drawbacks:

  • This clipper is a bit heavy than most and may take some getting used to
  • Will heat blades up faster due to the speed of strokes per minute

 


Conclusion

 I hope that after reading this article you will be able to make a well-educated decision on what Andis Pet Clippers will fit your needs. I know this can be a frustrating process and I want to help you.

If you have any question please feel free to leave me a comment below. I will get back to you ASAP!

Happy pet grooming,

Cathy

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!

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