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  • The great debate- A5 versus Andis AGC 2 speed

    I'm firmly on the fence and need a great pair of clippers. I used to groom years ago, but time has passed, kids were had, I'm just now getting back into it. I do have arthritis, if that makes a difference. Which one do you use or recommend and why, please?
    Thanks!

  • #2
    I have always preferred the Andis. The shape is easier to grip...

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    • #3
      If you have arthritis you should probably go for the lightest and most ergonomical ones, I would suggest the Laube Mini Micro. Plus these clippers will power through the thickest coats.
      Last edited by olive; 01-22-10, 04:09 PM. Reason: didn`t mean economical, ergonomical.

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      • #4
        The A5s made today are nowhere near the quality of what they used to be. Andis, Laube or WAHL are better choices IMO.

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        • #5
          I bit the bullet and just bought the new 5 speed Andis! More money than I could afford but after using them for half the day yesterday they were well worth what I spent.
          They're pretty light, easy to handle and the switches are rubber push buttons so the clippers aren't getting turned off by accident. The one and only downside is that with it being a 5 speed, the blades heat up pretty fast. I haven't gotten past 2nd speed yet.
          ~*~*~Shawn, C.M.G.~*~*~
          Apparently common sense isn't all that common
          *~*~emipoo on egroomer*~*~*

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          • #6
            I wouldnt want either of them, have a look at the Laube mini micro, its very small and very light and mega powerful. You can also have it as corded or battery, the end just comes off and it converts.

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            • #7
              I used the Andis A5 for years and loved them everyday. Last year I bought the AGCs and now I know what love really is! I have had no problems with them, they feel like an extension of my hand, they are so quiet, easy to do maintainance on, unbelievable performers and although slightly heavier, I didn't notice it after the first day.

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              • #8
                Laube Clippers the best!

                I have used Laube clippers for quite a few years now and never had any problems with weight or wrist or even arm problems. I would recommend them to anyone, especially if you already have arthritis! Check out the Mini micro 723 variable speed, you can buy a battery and charger and have cordless too. The pack comes out and voila you can have corded or cordless option....love that versatility. Your health is always worth the money.

                I would recommend the Laube litening cordless. They are light, small in circumference and lots of power. They also came down in price I noticed. If you cant afford the cordless they corded ones are nice also. They come in variable speed also (10 speeds) but you have to ask for the 723 model.

                http://www.kimlaubecoshop.com/804lit...it2-speed.aspx

                http://www.kimlaubecoshop.com/721min...it2-speed.aspx

                I will only use Laube...they make their stuff in USA, not China.

                Fellow groomer,
                Davey

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                • #9
                  I have a A5 Oster 2 speed. I have had them for almost a year, they are powerful but I find bulky & they are starting to rattle. Mine were a gift so I am using them but will be looking for a smaller clipper next time around to be honest. What is up with the rattle anyways?!

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                  • #10
                    My Ivac experience especially, just totally turned me off from Laube!

                    So let me start again...

                    My Ivac has been worked on a few times and is just **** now. I loved it when I first got it, but it has gotten very noisy and the drive lever doesn't stay good for long. It now sits in a drawer. I loved the Speed Feed as well, but the batteries just don't last. The products are high priced to me, and I wish they had worked like they did for the first month.
                    Last edited by PAWS; 01-28-10, 07:40 PM. Reason: Most of my post was somehow missing!

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                    • #11
                      Thosw IVACs had some design faults with the cords but I use the mini micros and the mini lazors and love them. I never bother to use my IVACs.

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