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Old 05-10-2012, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tonight I went to the store and got the Andis AGC2....works great but I noticed within 5-10 minutes the blade was too hot for me to touch. Not cool for the price! Does this seem normal or defective as in I need to exchange? I just thought the Andis was known to stay cooler....

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I had the Andis Power groom previously and am now using the Andis Ultra Edge AGC2 and both of those get hot in what seems like a short time period to me. In fact I finally gave up on my Powergroom when it started overheating and cutting off on me AFTER I sent it in for repairs for the same problem. I expected them to hold up much better (granted I am fairly abusive to my grooming tools).

I'm interested to see what other people say...I'm considering a new pair (the AGC2's are my mother's--currently I only groom her maltese and a friend's schnauzer pup) I'd like to start grooming again once the kids get into school, so I'm going to have to update my tools.
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The blades move really fast and heat up quick. Great for stripping down really matted coat but not nice poodle hair. I have a pair too. I bought a ton of blades and kept an icepack beside me with a tea towel on it. I rotated blades and it worked well. Was hard to do a show conti without razor burn otherwise. Now I have my chromado and use the andis for the body only.
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Yeah, same here. I got an Andis because I wanted a "better" clipper than my little Wahl Contour, but the Andis heats up so fast that it's practically unusable. I keep the 15 blade for his face in it, shave until it gets hot (a few minutes), then work on his feet with my Wahl for a little while, giving the Andis time to cool, then back to his face. If I were a pro groomer I'd have multiples of the same blade and switch them out to keep using it, because it does cut fast and smooth.
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Well POOP! I have six Oster clippers, which also heat up terribly and am looking to slowly switch. I had heard great things about Andis. Are there no clippers out there that do a good job but do not overheat?
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It is interesting in that I have a set of Andis clippers that can do three spoos & not get particularly hot. Of course the blades heat but I have more than one of each size I use. I have had mine for quite some time as well as some Wahls which I find noisy so I tend to use the Andis more.
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So when they advertise that it stays cool do they mean the body of the clipper or the blade area? Has anyone noticed a difference with the CeramicEdge blades? Says they stay 75% cooler....
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I don't know about others, but I am referring only to the metal blades themselves getting hot, not the body of the clipper. Interested to hear about the cooler ceramic blades...
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I've been using Andis 2 speed clippers for over 3 years now, I go through about 1 a year, but I'm also a groomer by profession. The clippers themselves don't heat up for a long time, when they start doing it I know they're wearing out. The blades however, will heat up as soon as you start to use them, the shorter the blade and the faster it heats up. My #10s heat up very fast, but I've never had overheating problems with my #3.

Give your blade a good oil, less friction is less heat, buy another #10 to rotate them (I do this when I do cats to make sure they get done quick) or you can buy some cool lube spray.
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Oster casings do get hot but the clippers are workhorses. The andis case does not get hot.. both will heat up their blades. Get a single speed as its the friction of the blades that cause the heat.. the blades rubbing together.

If you are concerned about the heat of the blade.. get more than one to switch out when one heats up.. keep the blades clean and WELL lubricated.. get a small piece of marble to set your hot blades on to cool them faster. My andis ag 2 speed hasnt given me any problems in the 2yrs I have used them professionally, nor have the old andis ag single speeds that I borrowed lol. I dont clip dirty hair and change my blade drive somewhat regularly.

The heat of the blade doesnt cause clipper burn.. unless you just place the hot blade in one spot and leave it there long enough to do so. Clipper burn is really like our razor burn. I havent clipper burned my dogs with a "hot" blade altho I wont clip faces or privates with one since that would be really uncomfortable. The only time I have clipper burned is when I use a short blade and I scrape the skin by being in a hurry.. the risk goes up when I clip dirty hair.

BTW dont use cool lube.. its like crack.. you gotta keep using it and it leaves a film that burns (and turns red) along with dirt and hair. Your blades dull faster.. I use this to clean my blades:
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This and oiling my blades means I may sharpen one or two blades.. out of ALL my blades(Im a pro groomer) every 4mons or so.. Some of my blades I havent needed to sharpen for over a year. Over 25 dogs a week, you can do the math. Treat your stuff right and it will last you. Also buy yourself some blade drives.. they can go out pretty quick and will cause your blades to not cut as well.

Wahl Chromoado blades do seem to stay cooler but I nicked my girl with the 40 setting(I like it short) pretty good tho. If you keep it at like 10 then its a pretty nice clipper... I opted for the oster volt but havent used it on the girls just yet. Cuts great on the test pads, but dont know much it heats up yet.
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