This is sort of an Andis clippers product review, but also sort of a brag. Forewarning!
Andis AGC Super 2-Speed Clippers
Purchased from SmartPak. Price is $161.45 if you get the 5% USEF discount. I paid $136.45 because SP had emailed me a $25 gift card for shipping something late in January- talk about customer service! They also have a promotion where you get a free pair of Andis Tackmate Clippers when you buy the AGG Super 2-Speed pair. I think those sell for around $30, so not high end clippers by any standard, but still- FREE.
I used these green beauties to body clip Rio. On Saturday I spent 3.5 hours on his body and face. Didn’t even think about getting to the legs. YES. I AM SLOW. I admit it. I am also pretty new to clipping, and a perfectionist. I clipped the legs 2 ays later in about 1.5 hours. Anyway- I love these clippers. So quite, and so powerful. Relatively light weight for body clippers (don’t even get me started on those giant Oster monsters), and easy to use, even with your non-dominant hand. I would highly recommend these clippers to any clipping newbies like myself. In my area, the going rate for a body clip is $150, so these clippers have already paid for themselves in one clip sesh.
These Andis clippers came with the Andis T-84 blade (the really wide one), but you can buy them on Amazon for $25. I also ordered a separate Andis 10 UltraEdge blade from Amazon for $19. I am not sure I’m in love with the T-84 blade. You would think that wider blade would be faster, but I honestly felt like I found myself going over the same area more with that blade because I couldn’t get it to cut as evenly. This is likely because I am not very practiced with it, but I think I my stick to the 10’s in the future. Plus, the 10’s are $6 bucks cheaper.
Like any clippers, the blades do get hot. I found myself switching between the 2 sets of blades approximately every 20 minutes. I will say- Rio was dirty. I did not bathe him. It was kind of cold, and power was out at the barn (so no hot water heater). I clipped him in the lower barn where the polo ponies live (only place with electricity), so I couldn’t even vacuum him like I normally would. I was able to clip his entire body and legs with only 2 sets of blades on a relatively dirty horse (dirty for body clipping standards), so I think that’s pretty dang good, all things considered.
Now the the good part! Photos!!
Isn’t he the HUNKIEST?!?! And look at those clippers lines! What clippers lines, you may ask? That’s right, there isn’t any!! Big thank you to Andis clippers for making an user friendly and economical set of clippers!
I kid, I kid. There are totally clipper lines. But still, I’m real proud. Reallllll proud. You wont find too many adult hunter riders that body clip their own horses after all LOL. #moneydoesntgrowontrees