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Old 12-25-2012, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got the above mentioned model for Christmas. Before I use it I want to ensure it is a reasonably good model. The first thing I noticed was that it doesn't have metal attaching combs ( is that the right term?) and I know I heard that plastic is no good. Should I attempt it, or take it back. Also, how difficult will fft be since I have a toy poodle and this is a normal sized clipper. It. Comes with what says is a 10 blade on it. Does this mean I could buy different blades for it and not mess with the plastic combs? I'm really confused and I don't want to open the combs before I decide if I will keep them.
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Congratulations on your new clippers! Those are great clippers, it's all I ever use. I just had to replace mine, it's been 3 yrs of daily use on all different coat types. My old ones still work ok, I just felt like getting a new clipper since I was starting to have some minor issues with thick or extremely soft coats.

You can buy different blades OR get yourself a set of metal combs. I wouldn't recommend plastic combs, they don't work very well. Although my co workers get theirs to work just fine....I never have been able to. A 10 is for like face, feet, tail, and sanitary. You technically could use it on the body but it's very short! And yes, it works fine on feet....you have to be a little extra careful and it's a bit cumbersome, but I've always managed just fine and I've nicked only one dog's webbing. He had very small, fragile, thin skinned feet and I just barely got him.
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Thanks for the response. So, in general, the 10blade is pretty good about not nicking? I've never used clippers so I am a little hesitant.
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Thanks for the response. So, in general, the 10blade is pretty good about not nicking? I've never used clippers so I am a little hesitant.
Generally speaking its the safest blade, yes. Doesn't mean you can't nick, but it's definitely harder to.
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That's the clipper I have, too, and I really like it. It does get hot fast, though, so it's good to have spare blades you can change out.

As mom24 said, the 10 is a pretty short blade; I use it on my Standard's belly and tail; for comparison, I use a 15 for his face and 30 or 40 for his feet. You use a 30 (or a 40) under the combs. I purchased a set of metal combs; I totally agree that the plastic ones aren't near as good.

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Okay, now I have another question, still related to blades and combs. Do you need combs, or can you just use blades? I think you can, but I want to make sure I am correct before I go buy the blades. I am also thinking about investing in a smaller clipper for FFT since his face and feet are so tiny, but I have no clue what would be good for that. Anyone have input on that?
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Okay, now I have another question, still related to blades and combs. Do you need combs, or can you just use blades? I think you can, but I want to make sure I am correct before I go buy the blades. I am also thinking about investing in a smaller clipper for FFT since his face and feet are so tiny, but I have no clue what would be good for that. Anyone have input on that?
There is a narrow blade that can be purchased for you clippers to do feet. I am hoping to get it for my Andis clippers.
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Also, what about ceramic blades? I read that you shouldn't get them, but it didn't say why. Any input on that?
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That's the clipper I have, too, and I really like it. It does get hot fast, though, so it's good to have spare blades you can change out.

As mom24 said, the 10 is a pretty short blade; I use it on my Standard's belly and tail; for comparison, I use a 15 for his face and 30 or 40 for his feet. You use a 30 (or a 40) under the combs. I purchased a set of metal combs; I totally agree that the plastic ones aren't near as good.

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Great post!

Hey vicky2200! andis makes a great producy. It's what I use along with UltraEdge blades. Keep a can of blade coolant nearby.
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There is a narrow blade that can be purchased for you clippers to do feet. I am hoping to get it for my Andis clippers.
Wouldn't recommend those, I've heard the teeth are a bit wide apart. Although I've never used one myself.

You can use just blades. Combs are cheaper though. You get a full set of 7 for I think $35-$40 and it goes from like 1/8" or so to a full 1". With blades the longer ones such as 5, 4, and 3 are pretty expensive, getting close to $30-$35 a piece. And the 3 is the longest at about 1/2". You can get a 5/8 blade too, it's a smitch longer.

I don't personally like ceramic, IMO they don't cut as well. A lot of people love them though, and supposedly they don't get hot as quickly. It's really up to you.

As far as smaller clippers, a bravura or Arco are smaller. The Peanut is really tiny, a lot of people seem to like it but I haven't tried it myself. There is the Bravmini too, but it does not have an adjustable blade, it is fixed at a 30. I don't usually recommend beginners try a 30, it's pretty easy to nick with it.
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