Not bad but...
Name Withheld (San Jose, California) - 10/29/13 3:24 AM
Pros: Affordable, Great Starter Clipper, Comfortable, Cool
Cons: Not recommended for long term professional use
Review: This was the very first clipper I ever used, I had just been sent to grooming school and this came in the starter kit which I purchased. Having no other standard it seemed like a great clipper and it has suited my needs until recently. It's been about a year or so since I've been using it and now it seems to be giving out and having lower performance, it is taking me longer to groom dogs. Keep in mind I haven't had this clipper cleaned out from the inside at all and have only brush the visible hair I could see away and anoccasional blowing out from the top of the clipper. I'm sure with regular maintenance it would have last longer and is probably clogged up. My other co workers all have the Andis and as far as I could tell none of them have had theirs maintenanced at all in the year's they've had them. Having said that though it is a pretty great clipper and it does have a cool skin to it with a nifty little toggle on the bottom instead of a sliding mechanism to turn it on which makes it have a little retro feel and is just plain cool. Asfar as the volume of dogs I was working with it would have been about 3 dogs 5 days a week give or take accounting for no shows, busy days, and the slope of going from 2 to 4 dogs a day with the first 4 months. For the average owner who grooms their own dog whatever size it may be I would think this would be sufficient in getting the job done, you could even do you're neighbors dogs every nowand again and this should last you years. For the professional groomer though I believe that while it was a great start I now need something with more rpms (4000+) and something if a bit higher quality. I just ordered an Andis Ultraedge clipper so I will update this later after a month and compare the two. For now if you are a recreational groomer looking for a cheap but efficient tool to groom your dog with this should last quite a while, however is your a professional groomer who is looking to replace a clipper and is doing dogs on a daily basis or if your own dog has very thick hair and you want to prevent clipper marks I'd say get something else with more power, I hope this helps!