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 Post subject: Clipper Survey - Best all-purpose clipper
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:42 am 
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I know that there have been numerous posts on this topic and I have read many of them. If you had to recommend just one all-purposes clipper under $200, which would it be? I'm hoping one will come up most often.
I've seen Wahl Bravura come up quite often so I'm considering it. I currently have an Andis AGC 2-speed.
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 Post subject: Re: Clipper Survey - Best all-purpose clipper
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I use the Andis AGC 2-speed. I bought it based on the many recommendations on the forum and have been thoroughly happy with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Clipper Survey - Best all-purpose clipper
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I sold my Andis after getting the Wahl Bravura. It's cordless, and a lot quieter. Just make sure it's the one with the lithium battery. Holds a charge much better, and the battery lasts longer.

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 Post subject: Re: Clipper Survey - Best all-purpose clipper
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Thanks, Amy, for bringing this back up. I, too, am looking for new clippers soon and wondered if people were still recommending the Wahl Bravura. I want something cordless and quiet, so it fits both bills.

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 Post subject: Re: Clipper Survey - Best all-purpose clipper
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I have both of those clippers. I like the Bravura alot because it is cordless and quiet, but I like being able to change the blades on the Andis, but the Andis is noisier and the cord always gets in my way. I use the Andis when I cut down the dogs in the spring. The Bravura is much easier for faces, paw pads, trims, etc because it is cordless, just grab it and go! My next clipper will be a cordless Andis. That cord drives me crazy, I do not understand how people do it-I am always stepping on it, repositioning it around my back, around the table, etc. It is just always in my way! In the winter I set my table up outside in the sun which is usually not near a plug so the Bravura is necessary. It was 45 last week so I got to do some trimming-find a sunny level shoveled spot in the snow and go for it! I'll rake the excess hair in the spring when the snow melts!

I also had the Wahl Arco and replaced that with the Bravura after I dropped it. Sorry I am not much help since I use both!

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 Post subject: Re: Clipper Survey - Best all-purpose clipper
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Darra wrote:
I sold my Andis after getting the Wahl Bravura. It's cordless, and a lot quieter. Just make sure it's the one with the lithium battery. Holds a charge much better, and the battery lasts longer.


I second the lithium battery Wahl Bravura!
Mine gets a ton of work grooming 5 cocker spaniels!

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 Post subject: Re: Clipper Survey - Best all-purpose clipper
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Thanks for your responses! I ordered the Wahl Bravura and received it a couple of days ago. I also ordered the Metro Air Force Quick Draw portable pet dryer. I really want to achieve a cute puppy cut with fluffy legs and have never been able to get it with my regular hair dryer. I plan to try these new purchases out today, if it turns out okay I'll post a pic.

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 Post subject: Re: Clipper Survey - Best all-purpose clipper
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You are going to need clipper combs or that clipper will be to short for legs.

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 Post subject: Re: Clipper Survey - Best all-purpose clipper
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debbiefive wrote:
You are going to need clipper combs or that clipper will be to short for legs.


I recently purchased the Stainless Steel Attachment Guide combs for 5-1 Blades and I LOVE them. My girls are both in a puppy cut and it was so easy to do. I set the 5-1 blade at 40 and attach a comb and it works great!!! I definitely recommend them.

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 Post subject: Re: Clipper Survey - Best all-purpose clipper
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I'm torn between the Wahl Bravura and Andis Super AGR+. Both are cordless.

From what others have said, compared to the corded Andis, the Bravura is a good bit quieter. How does the cordless Andis compare to the corded, in terms of noise?

The Bravura is absolutely more streamline in shape, which could be good for someone with petite hands (ie:me). With only two Cockers, though, ergonomics aren't a top issue.

The biggest uncertainty is around the blades. The Bravura's 5-in-1 would primarily be used with combs on my guys - and I've seen mixed views on the results using combs. Whereas, while the AGR+ would require individual blades (10, 7, 4, etc.), clips would maybe go quicker with fewer passes vs. using a comb?

Feedback? The boys were shaved down before we got them (2 weeks ago), so I do have a little time. I'll see how hubby's beard trimmer does for clipping around their ears and between their toes (he's not going to read this, so it's fine :wink).

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 Post subject: Re: Clipper Survey - Best all-purpose clipper
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I have the wahl bravura and I like it. However, recently it was dropped and now the blade will not stay on the clipper. Also I know I need a new one as the battery will not hold a charge. Any one else have this problem with the blade not staying on? If I can hold it one the clippers still work, but that is not easy to hold it together and clip the dog fur. Also Any recommendations for a grooming table, I had one and the legs came apart from the table, its pressboard underneath and will not stay sturdy enough that I feel I can use it.

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 Post subject: Re: Clipper Survey - Best all-purpose clipper
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Wahl Bravura or Rotary Pet Clipper Kit RM6000 really work for me.


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