Success success success! All of you who took the time to answer me - big hug and thank you so much for your recommendations. I bought the dryer (thank you Viking Queen) it cuts my drying time into a third (if that!!) How did I ever live without it! And I took the plunge and bought a corded Andis - WOW what a difference. So impressions. I love both Bravuras for light shaping and doing feet and face! I love that I learned my moves on the Bravura - the cordless part and weight are awesome when you don't know what you are doing. The Andis is a whole different league of finish. I realize now that even though your Poodle is small they can still have a heavy coat! The texture I got yesterday just about blew me away. I agree with everyone who said the magic is in the drying even more than the clipping. One very happy Poodle home groomer here. I feel like the dryer and new clipper were my graduation present to myself for 1 year of brave home grooming and learning. Louie on the hand did not care for either of the new tools. Remember he is the guy who is so chill about grooming he falls asleep - but yesterday he was majorly worried about both appliances. I acknowledged his fears but I didn't give in and used it as an exercise to withstand a little discomfort. Obviously neither of the two things hurt him he was just expressing discomfort about new sounds, smells etc and I figured he could deal with it. The training we have been doing for a year now paid off. He made it through with minor protest and he looks awesome!