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    I've been working in a salon for about 3 months now that supplied me with Andis AGC 2 speed clippers. I want to get my own clippers that are not owned by the company I work for. What are the best clippers out there right now? I've been looking at the Andis AGC Proclip but I'm not sure if that would be an upgrade for not. Thanks for any info!

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    Corded Cluppers......Andis Excel 5 speed
    Cordless. .....Wahl Bravura
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    Corded Cluppers......Andis Excel 5 speed
    Cordless. .....Wahl Bravura
    Cyn, do you like the Andis 5 speed, won't it warm up the blades in no time ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maltesepom View Post
    Cyn, do you like the Andis 5 speed, won't it warm up the blades in no time ?
    Gosh, I have used the 5 speed since 2009. It will heat up the blades a bit faster, but I just switch out blades. I groom pretty fast as well. Prior to the Excel 5 speeds I used Double K cable driven clippers with variable speed......so I am used to frequently checking the heat of my blades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    Gosh, I have used the 5 speed since 2009. It will heat up the blades a bit faster, but I just switch out blades. I groom pretty fast as well. Prior to the Excel 5 speeds I used Double K cable driven clippers with variable speed......so I am used to frequently checking the heat of my blades.
    Thanks now I know ! I love Andis clippers but always afraid to order the 5speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maltesepom View Post
    Thanks now I know ! I love Andis clippers but always afraid to order the 5speed.
    You need to get you some......just be sure you use the tie wrap method on the cord (Northerntails.com has instructions on how ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladygypsie View Post
    I've been working in a salon for about 3 months now that supplied me with Andis AGC 2 speed clippers. I want to get my own clippers that are not owned by the company I work for. What are the best clippers out there right now? I've been looking at the Andis AGC Proclip but I'm not sure if that would be an upgrade for not. Thanks for any info!
    Oh hun.. those are heavy clippers! I mean.. I have a pair and I do use them, sometimes. I do love my Excel 5 speed and used with a clipper vac they don't get hot. If I run them without the clipper vac.. yes, the blades get very hot. So NATURALLY we have a ton of blades hahaha. I know that just starting out that's not easy. I love Buttercut blades, but check out Stephen Toth.. Affordable Grooming Shears on the internet.. .he's selling some nice blades that are similar to Buttercut.

    Cyn likes the Bravura.. I kind of like them lol. I love the Chromados.. very similar. I'm looking at the Oster Volt myself. BUT I'm waiting for my Petedge catalog... where oh where is it???? You can compare speeds and weight with that catalog then decide what you might like. I've heard the Oster Volt, which is cordless, is noisy.
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    Debbie, I heard the Oster Volt was noisy too. Let us know if you try one plz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    Debbie, I heard the Oster Volt was noisy too. Let us know if you try one plz.
    When I went back to grooming school a few years ago, several people had them and I thought they rattled something awful. But I'm kind of interested in light weight, heavy duty cordless clipper that I can put blades on. But I do want to compare them.
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    The Andis AG Plus 2 Speed Detachable Clipper. Yeah it's big. It's bulky. It's heavy. Changing the drive assemblies is a pain. But boy is it a workhorse! These were the clippers I received as part of my grooming kit when I started school and I still have them. I also have the AGC2 and the Wahl Bravura. The AG Plus has more torque and powers through matted coats better than the AGC 2. It also sells at much more favorable price point of only $99 on PetEdge.com. So if you want a good all around clipper that gets the job done and won't break you financially, that would be my recommendation. That being said, my overall favorite is the Bravura. It's small, lightweight, cordless and comfortable in your hand. Not to mention that it runs super cool and quiet! Be warned that it's on the delicate side - particularly if run it corded - where the AG Plus is just a beast! They don't have longer than #9 blades for the Bravura, but it includes plastic combs (or you can get the complete kit with metal combs at PetEdge) that will give you your #5 and #7 cutting lengths. JMHO.

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    Id stick with what you know.

    Stay with the AGC two speed. Its a simple clipper, all the parts are plug and play, and if you dont spray coolant on it while its running it should last you for years.

    The cords are inexpensive for those, as opposed to a $50 cord for the excel 5 speed. If there is a groomer at the South Pole, they probably have an Andis Ultra Edge clipper.

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