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    Hi!
    I'm currently using Andis clippers but heard that Laube are the best for shave downs, of course they are twice the price. Does anyone use Laube clippers? I'd love feedback before I go and buy them.
    http://www.kimlaube.com/
    Thanks, RubADub.

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    They are a good clipper for heavy work, but they don't seem to be holding up as many have been having problems with the newer models and the repair service of Laube. Check in the archives here and you will find many post on Laubes.

    Tim
    Tim Love............... Love's Sharpening
    123 A Hwy 80 E., #3

    Clinton, MS 39056....phone: 601-529-1973

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    • #3
      When they work, they are absolutely the best. The blades really lock onto the clippers, and won't pop off or pull away from the clipper when working on big mats. They are very powerful. I love the cordless lightnings and the IVAC as well...again, when they work. When they don't work, there's alot to be desired in customer service.
      don't find yourself up a creek without a poodle.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by furrybestjob View Post
        When they work, they are absolutely the best. The blades really lock onto the clippers, and won't pop off or pull away from the clipper when working on big mats. They are very powerful. I love the cordless lightnings and the IVAC as well...again, when they work. When they don't work, there's alot to be desired in customer service.
        Ditto. And I have the Laube Litenings. Love 'em when they work.

        Tammy in Utah
        Groomers Helper Affiliate

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        • #5
          I use Laube Mini Micro's exclusively. Haven't had any problems. Actually my first pair died about 10 months ago after 7 years. Never had them repaired or serviced! I now have 2 more and I recommend them to anyone. I know in the past that there had a lot of problems with the cordless, but I prefer to get the lightest clippers I can find so avoid cordless clippers.

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          • #6
            Word of warning. Laube-Customer service=terrible. They can be great, but with the customer no service, I personally will never ever buy from them again. Even if their clippers were made of gold, and cost .25 I would never buy from them again. I gave my speed feed away (only 2 months after purchase) that I purchased in Atlanta because the would not answer a simple question for repair. My business partner bought an IVAC, which the cord fell apart 4 months into use. Laube said she had to send the entire clipper in just to get a replacement cord-oh yes and fill out some crazy paperwork.

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            • #7
              I love my Laube Litenings, took me a while to get use to it. I won't go back to Andis any time. I have small hands and Laube Litenings fit so much better than Andis.

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              • #8
                Laube clippers

                I have the mini lazer and the lightning. I have had the mini lazer for 2 years and have never had a problem with them. They are quiet and can get through some pretty tough coats. I do have more maintenance than other brand clippers. But I have found as long as I keep up with it, they are still running like new. I stock up on levers and tune up kits. I like the lightnings, but cant use them all day. My hand starts cramping after an hour or so. I think because they are smaller and my hand is closed more to hold them. Maybe I don't use them enough to get used to holding my hand more closed than the other pair. I will never go back to Andis or Oster. My next purchase will be the iVac.
                The lightnings are great for yorkies and other small dogs.

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                • #9
                  I prefer Laube's, never had any repairs that needed me to send them to the factory. I've had them 2 years. They fit great in my small hands, I used to use Andis. With laube's, I can finish an Old English Sheepdog in great time and fill time with another client thus making more money at the end of the day. I keep the Andis for backups, they too are good clippers but not as fast.

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                  • #10
                    I have two Ivacs

                    I just sent Dec purcgase for new lever to Tim Lovesharpening and got some blades sharpeened and new #30s. The second Ivac works but I had to put electrical tape around exposed wires from clipper new switch. From what I jhear, I don't expect much customer service from them, but there is always the Blade guys. I like them, and the seee thru colors. I am slowly collecting them. Gonna try Lightenings next if it has suction. Paid too much for first two.

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                    • #11
                      MO....I use Andis for everything, but have to admit, they can get heavy when doing a strip on a large dog. Andis has been around forever and are a rock solid clipper. The only thing I have ever had to replace on my Andis was the blade lock, and they cost me 3 bucks and 10 minutes.

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                      • #12
                        I got both. I use an Andis 2 speed (AGRC or something like that) and I love it. The right size for my hands and fast. The only thing I had to replace after 2 1/2 years was the hinge (spelled right?). That was easy to do on my own and cheap. The Laube is an IVAC and I love it too for the suction but it is not so fast as my ANDIS and of course a little big in the hand because of the suction tube. But I like it more then the attachment for the suction hose on ANDIS or OSTER clippers. I purchased the IVAC in November last year ...hadn't have a problem yet.

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                        • #13
                          Laube Clippers

                          Originally posted by rubadub View Post
                          Hi!
                          I'm currently using Andis clippers but heard that Laube are the best for shave downs, of course they are twice the price. Does anyone use Laube clippers? I'd love feedback before I go and buy them.
                          http://www.kimlaube.com/
                          Thanks, RubADub.
                          Hi, I bought my first laube clipper back in 1991 and I've used them every since. I don't think there's a faster cutting clipper out there. In all the years I've used them I think back and I only had trouble with one once. There a great clipper if your looking for speed and power.
                          Diane

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                          • #14
                            Surprised with Laube's customer service

                            After a lab kicking off my Laube Lightenings and breaking them in three different places, I was surprised with how fast everything was handled. I really wasn't expecting much after all the bad experiences. I sent them yesterday ( Thurs), they called today and said they will be fixed and sent back by Monday. I was shocked and happy at the same time.

                            I do use Andis as backups, they both have never let me down.

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                            • #15
                              Just bought a Laube Litening

                              After using Andis AG Super 2-sp and AGC 2-sp, i thought I would upgrade to a Laube. The best groomer I've ever had the pleasure to work w/ used Laubes exclusively. The Litening I bought only worked well for about a week and began clicking like crazy until it just wouldn't cut anymore. I replaced the blade lever w/ the replacement that came w/ the cute little kit and case and they worked for about 20 minutes. Was told by Laube Service Center to send them in w/ warranty card and my invoice for repair. They are out in CA now getting replaced (i hope, that's what i asked for), but we'll see. Service Center rep said it sounded like a bad drive bearing. What a drag to get a lemon from the "Cadillac of Clippers!" Just hope they come back good to go for a long time. The Andis clippers I've always used never gave me any problem except replacing hinges and cords. Why don't they make a clipper with a cord that swivels?

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