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Old 08-24-2010, 05:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all!

I have been doing a lot of research on both the Andis and Oster clippers and still find myself confused as to the best clipper. I originally purchased a dog clipper set, Wahl" from Walmart and quickly found that you do in fact get what you pay for. I have since returned them and started on my research.

The reviews on both types are all over the board, from "this one runs too hot" to this one is too heavy.

I only have the one poodle but do want a really good clipper. At this point, after the disaster I experienced with the "Cheapo" clippers, money is not the primary consideration.

Any help/advice you can offer for a type type and model of a "GREAT" cliiper is very much appreciated.

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Hi Gary,

I use the Moser Arco cordless for FFT and touch ups between grooming appointments.

For the rest of the body I use the Oster A5. It is heavy and gets hot very fast. I just use a cooling spray and multiple blades. I also purchased a set of the stainless steel combs. I found that the plastic combs on spoos were really useless.

I am a novice so I am sure you'll get a lot of other good advice. Good luck
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Thank you very much!


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I have been grooming for years, and have never worked with anything other than Oster clippers. I have six sets- 2 A2's and four A5's. They do get hot, but are work horses and if maintained, will last FOREVER!
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Thank you ArreauStandardPoodle,

Since I am purchasing just one cliiper and new to grooming, which model would you suggest?

When you say they get hot, do you mean hot as in you can't hold the cliiper or really warm?

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are you planning on doing all over grooming or just touching up and doing the face feet and tail between pro grooming sessions?

i have the laube speed feed for fft since it's cordless ad doesn't get hot, but others also recommend the arco moser for same reason. this is what many use for touch ups and i can even use them

i also have a laube corded w/ wahl comb attachment to do the body.

i'm a novice!
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Mine get really hot to the touch. I was a waitress in college and can handle super hot plates without discomfort and even I don't want to touch the blades after being in use. I also means that you can burn your dog :(

Like Arreau said though, they are sturdy and get the job done. I am pleased with my Oster choice
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Thank you ArreauStandardPoodle,

Since I am purchasing just one cliiper and new to grooming, which model would you suggest?

When you say they get hot, do you mean hot as in you can't hold the cliiper or really warm?

Thank you!

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They get quite warm, but when they get warm, I just set them somewhere cool until completely cooled and start again. I would having more than one #15 blade so when one gets warm you can switch to a cool one, because otherwise you will burn the face.
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I love osters (I have double K's from clipping horses and that's what i use- but i might get a set of Oster A5's for just the dogs)

Get two sets of blades for each size (Ie 2x30) then swap em out. That's what i do although they get hot they cool super fast. Cool lube helps a lot too
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I have the Oster A5. This is my second one in 20+ years. I have had to buy new blades. But, the actual clippers work great. Mine don't get so hot, but then all my dogs were little ones so probably not using them as long as someone would with a standard poodle. Plastic combs will not work on poodles as I have found out this week. But, they work great on my sons hair, lol.

I did just order some stainless steel ones and will let you know what I think when I get them.
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