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    Hi has anyone used the laube speed feed?I bought some today their charging over night.I've never used them befpre but my friend convinced me to buy them she wants me to be the guinea pig first.If you have them how do you like them?and how long does the blade hold up?Thanks Robin
    Last edited by happy trails; 01-16-07, 08:57 PM. Reason: spelling

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    I've had my Speed Feed for alittle over a year and love it. I've replaced the blade 2 times. I use it daily!!! So to replace the blade twice in a year isn't bad, I don't think. I used to have a Moser and like the Speed Feed better. But I know thats all person preference. Good Luck!!

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    • #3
      I bought a Speed Feed in October intending to keep it in my Poodle's kit for quick touch-ups to face and feet. I still have to buy him his own trimmer, as the SF is in the shop dealing very well with daily use. I use it for pads, ears, faces, Poodle feet, and it's great for 'skimming' thick breeches and ruffs for a quick tidy-up on a double coat.
      Get one. If you just don't like it I'll buy it from you.

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      • #4
        Love it!!!!! And I even love their comb attachments. Fabulous clipper for cats as well. I do keep an extra blade on hand. I have had mine for over a year and I need 1 new battery (I use it EVERYDAY, ALL DAY).

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        • #5
          Love the Speed Feed

          I use it all the time. What everyone else has said is so true PLUS I use it for puppy's first cuts and full body cuts on Poodles, Schnauzers, maltese, etc, who aren't real matted. It's so light, quiet and really hardly vibrates. Laube really has a diamond on their hands with this trimmer.
          Last edited by Sunny; 01-23-07, 02:51 PM.

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          • #6
            There is a video on the Blade Guyz website that explains the maintenance and the cleaning of the SpeedFeed blade. All of you should go watch it because in time situations could arise and this video explains everything you need to know about it.

            Thanks

            Jeff

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            • #7
              Jeff, WOW, what a website. Great info!

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              • #8
                I didn't have much luck with them

                I bought a speed feed that worked great for about 6mths , it died. Bought another one and it lasted 3mths.Sent them back and Laube replaced them. Now the two new ones are doing the same thing as the first two. running irregular, starting and stopping. I'll stick with the micro moser.

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                • #9
                  I LOVE LOVE LOVE my speed feed! I don't know how I worked w/o one for soooo long! I actually have two now. I use mine everyday on almost everything I do, wether its just for a quick touch up, sani trim, paw pads or a puppy groom. I also use the comb attachments as well. I always keep an extra blade on hand for replacement if needed.

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                  • #10
                    Besides the iVac, it's the best clipper I have. Being mobile, I charge mine overnight and the battery lasts all day long. Two advantages I've found with this clipper: (i) the blade does not get hot (I use the ceramic blade) and (ii) I think I have clipper burned only one dog with this clipper. It is the BEST!!!!

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                    • #11
                      I'll have to buy the ceramics next time I buy replacement blades; the only complaint I have is that mine gets hot quicker than I'd expect.

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                      • #12
                        I love mine too

                        I use it on almost all faces esp. under eyes. If doing just a bath with tidy up, I put it, brush, comb, nail clipper with file and scissors in a little carry pac.

                        Sure is awful for angelpaws, but not had any problems with mine, even when I worked in a couple of shops.
                        Money will buy you a pretty good dog but it won't buy the wag of it's tail.

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                        • #13
                          We use the SpeedFeed exclusively in our shop and I asked if the blade heating up is a problem and they say "NO". I wonder if your cleaning the blade and oiling it properly. You almost need to run it in a dip right after you push all the stuff from under the cutter out each day. If any buildup gets on that comb I believe it will get hot.
                          The Speedfeed video on the Blade Guyz website shows how to properly clean and oil the speed feed blade. It needs to be clean and oiled every time you use it not just weekly. The blade also has to be cleaned and oiled prior to using it the first time as well.
                          The ceramics are a good blade but if your doing pads with it and hit sand you may fragment the ceramic cutter teeth. Fragmentation occurs when the ceramic srface is hit by something hard like sand or a diamond. At this contact point the ceramic material just starts to fall apart microscopically until the blades starts to drag. The cutter now "rips" the hair instead of slicing it nicely. When we resharpen these blades we try to take enough glass off the bottom of the blade to get above the point it started to fragment at. If we can the blade cuts better than new, if not its trash. I know its hard to understand this about ceramc blades because you use yours every day in your shops and nothing bad happens to them. As a sharpener, I see ceramic blades from all over the world and sometimes they are a complete mess!!!! Sometimes I have to call the groomer and explain the cutter wont sharpen up and why, then tell them a new cutter cost $10.00 for cermic and $7.00 for steel.
                          There is also a Article on ceramic blades in the "clipper blade articles" section. It talks about what it takes to resharpen them and how to prevent fragmentation of the ceramic cutter. Sand may fragment the cutter and there may be lots of that in the pads.
                          I have been asked to replace the ceramic cutters on the speedfeed blades occasionally with steel, but the steel cutters are not sold seperately. I've had the ceramic blades come in with broken tips on the cutters and they wont cut good like that no matter how much its sharpened. If you compare the teeth of the ceramic and steel blades you'll notice the cermaic cutters have teeth that are finer and more pointed. Hitting sand could fracture the tip off, it does on normal size ceramic cutters and they are alot tougher than these.
                          Both the ceramic and steel Speedfeed blades are excellent blades, what the groomer does with each determines whether its a good blade or not.

                          This was just a thought.

                          Jeff

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                          • #14
                            Love, love, love the Speed Feed

                            It's a work horse for me. I use it more than my regular clipper. The comb attachments are much more secure than the Moser (which I also have). I've never had a problem. I probably need a new blade. Jeff, do you sell them?

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                            • #15
                              I 've been using them all week I LOVE them.I don't ever want to be with out them again.Pet pro said they use to sell a 8 7 6 combo blade but they don't any more I would love to find some.The 9 position on them is awesome on stops on on white dogs stops.

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