I have a few questions. 1) I have two dogs, a 60 lb lab mix with long hair and super dense undercoat and gets a lot of matting, and a 50 lb border collie mix with long hair. I have tried some of the cheaper models of clippers and have been unsatisfied with the choppy cut of the hair and them overheating so badly that my dogs whine and I have to stop and wait an hour for them to cool off. So I am looking at investing in a good pair of clippers. A few I have been looking at (and feel free to suggest others you think would be better), are the Oster A5, Andis AGC 22360, Andis Ultra Edge AGC 22465, and the Andis 22215 2-Speed (although on amazon's description it says they are for small dogs). My dogs get scared by noisy clippers. So any advice would be recommended. 2) I see there are a few options on the blades: UltraEdge, standard, CeramicEdge, CryogenX and CryogenX Elite. Could you fill me in on the differences? 3) Are those cool lubes they sell worth the money? 4) Which combs would you recommend (if any)? 5) Last question... do you know where (what country) Oster and Andis manufacture their clippers? You're help is MUCH appreciated!
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The Andis AG 2-Speed Detachable Plus Pet Clipper (Model 22215) is great for those who want a professional heavy duty clipper that is going to stay cool and relatively quiet.
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The Andis 22360 AGC Super 2-Speed Professional Animal Clipper is for those who are looking for the ultimate heavy duty, two speed, powerful and reliable professional clippers on the market.
Andis AG Clippers Replacement Cord Sets
. Andis is a product that is a very popular, topquality, competitive priced equipment. Andis is maintenance free. Andis bladesets and Oster A-5 sets are interchangeable, both fit the AndisModel AG clipper. And Andis AG blade sets fit the Oster A-5 clipper. Andis clippers are extremely cool & quite when in use. Andis clippers have a break resistant housings.
I just read your advice to 'cocophone' about what clippers to purchase. I, too,am a novice and am shopping for clippers. I pretty much have decidec on the Andis AGC 2-speed. I have a ShihTzu. For budget reasons, I will have to learn to groom her. I would like to keep her somewhat short on the body, let her leg fur grow/remain somewhat long from the top of the leg down, and her chin cut straight across, even with her ears. I would lif if the body fur gradually lengthened when it is close to the top of her legs. As cocophone mentioned, the only blade that comes with this Andis model clipper is a # 10. I see a lot of clippers that come with a #30 blade ? what's the difference. And if I purchased a set of Andis blades and it says they are compatible with the AG model, would that mean it is compatible with the AGC model since you say the difference is in the shape of the clipper housing? If you could shed some more light on the subject, I would be so appreciative. By the way, that looks to be an excellent grooming job on the poodle in your picture. Thank you for any advice on grooming my little "girl,Asia". . . . Asiasmama