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I have been using the Wahl Arco Se(which I like), but I think I need something more heavy duty. I want a clipper that a pro could use for anything. Something I could use with a metal comb and do a retriever clip OR use for clipping into a continental, etc. I also want to get metal attachment combs for my new clipper because the plastic ones have never worked for me. I am looking into the Wahl Arco. Those of you who have this clipper, did you need to buy any other blades eventhough it is an adjustable blade? Also, I didn't find metal attachment combs specifically for this clipper?
 

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The Arco is NOT a clipper, it's a trimmer.

There are MANY different clippers on the market, but I prefer the Laube Mini Micro or Litening clippers personally. These clippers meet MY needs because they are powerful, LIGHT, fit my hand well, and efficient. They are also more expensive, but since they are used every day in my salon, it's worth the extra and these clippers have a 5 year warranty. I also have an Andis Ultraedge which works ok, but it's just not as powerful as my Laube's and it's very heavy in my hand. I've used the Wahl Switchblade and didn't care for it, so returned it after doing 2 dogs with it. I've have/used Oster (older model A-5) which I REALLY don't like. It heats up quickly, has that little fan on it that blows hair back in my face, and weighs a TON.

Any of these clippers will use the A-5 style blades that you will need for the metal snap-on combs (which are great BTW) and any A-5 blades will fit any brand of these clippers.
 

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The Arco is NOT a clipper, it's a trimmer.

There are MANY different clippers on the market, but I prefer the Laube Mini Micro or Litening clippers personally. These clippers meet MY needs because they are powerful, LIGHT, fit my hand well, and efficient. They are also more expensive, but since they are used every day in my salon, it's worth the extra and these clippers have a 5 year warranty. I also have an Andis Ultraedge which works ok, but it's just not as powerful as my Laube's and it's very heavy in my hand. I've used the Wahl Switchblade and didn't care for it, so returned it after doing 2 dogs with it. I've have/used Oster (older model A-5) which I REALLY don't like. It heats up quickly, has that little fan on it that blows hair back in my face, and weighs a TON.

Any of these clippers will use the A-5 style blades that you will need for the metal snap-on combs (which are great BTW) and any A-5 blades will fit any brand of these clippers.
This clipper? LAUBE Mini Micro Clipper Variable Speed - Peticious.com - Delicious

Would these combs work with the laube? Amazon.com: Wahl Stainless Steel Clip Comb Attachments 8 pc Set: Kitchen & Dining

Sorry, I'm just so ignorant on all things grooming related:)
 

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It says in the product details that those combs will fit Laube detachables. They are nice clippers! Not in my budget this year. I have went back and forth on the Laubes and they are so light and easier to work with.
 

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I have a wahl arco, and i love it. However it is not what you are looking for! It will not do longer cuts, you cant attach combs to it, and it wont meet your full needs. I use mine for face/feet, my cats shavedown, and thats about it (we use it for surgery clips at work too). I bought a Wahl KM2 that i use for body work and to attach longer combs to. I love it and am very glad i have both of them!
 

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I groomed professionally for years and I have always used the Oster Golden A5 clippers or the Andis AG or AGC models. They both offer cordless models as well which are kind of nice but I've always stuck with corded. These clippers are very heavy duty with two speeds and will cut through anything! However they are bigger and heavier than a lot of the clippers some "pet use" people prefer. All the combs should attach no problem. I particularly like the stainless steel Wahl set of attachment combs. I don't have much experience with Laube or Wahl clippers except to say that I have never liked their detachable blades much as they don't seem to me to be as good of quality and have heard from others the same thing. You can typically expect to buy the Osters or Andis for around $89-$130 through PetEdge.com or Ryanspetsupplies.com. Hopefully this helps and good luck!
 

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Thanks everyone. This really gives me something to go on. My only experience with an Andis was a clipper I bought a few weeks ago from Petco and it is horrible. I might have gotten the wrong kind(i think it is a pro pet?). It gets hot in 5 minutes or less and it doesn't do nearly as well as the Wahl Arco Se, but maybe I need to get the more expensive version(this one was a bit over 100 I believe).
 

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This clipper? LAUBE Mini Micro Clipper Variable Speed - Peticious.com - Delicious

Would these combs work with the laube? Amazon.com: Wahl Stainless Steel Clip Comb Attachments 8 pc Set: Kitchen & Dining

Sorry, I'm just so ignorant on all things grooming related:)

Yes, that's one of the clippers that I have and I also have the Wahl SS combs :) However, your link doesn't provide accurate info. Try this link for the proper specs on the Laube clippers

http://www.kimlaubecoshop.com/

and here's one that does clipper comparisons

http://kimlaubeco.com/clippercompair.html

Which ever clippers you buy, remember you want to clippers with the detachable A-5 type blades
 
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