Going strong almost 10 years later!
Name Withheld (Sandy, Utah) - 6/19/16 12:29 PM
Pros: Heavy duty, professional, smaller size, powerful, user friendly
Cons: A little slippery, blade drive cover collects hairs
Review: I bought the blue clippers almost 10 years ago for professional use. I did my research on Oster vs Andis. I compared the size, speed, blades, clip on combs, ease of use, fans or no fans, noise, feel in the hand, replaceable parts, etc. I interviewed many groomersand settled on Andis.I take good care of my clippers with monthly replacement of the blade drive - which is easy to do with theremovable blade drive cover. I replace the carbon brushes a couple times a year - which is also easy by removing 4 screws.I take great care of my blades by keeping them clean and lubricated. I believe this is the main reason my clippers have lasted so long. The less resistance on the blades, the less work the clippers have to do.As a professional dog groomer, I own a set of skip-tooth blades that I used on dirty or extra thick coats. I save my full-tooth blades for clean coats and finish work.I'm a low-volumegroomer (4-5 dogs per day) and I have taken a couple years off here and there. But I've always groomed my own dog and a few other dogs, even on my "off" years, using these same clippers.Personally, I rarely use the high speed setting. Most of the time the lowspeed is powerful and fast enough. This may be another reason my clippers have lasted so long.Bottom line: yes I would absolutely recommend these clippers. Once mine finally die, I will be replacing them with the same exact thing.