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  • Andis ag super 2 speed clippers

    Are people actually doing full body clips with these and the t84 blades?? Like really? How do they compare with the real big body clippers (Andis progress ect).

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    The first time I ever body clipped a horse I used them! I love them. I've had my pair for a LONG time (like, over ten years) and up until a couple years ago I never took very good care of them. I body clipped my horse after we moved to SoCal from IL with them and two pairs of brand new T-84 blades. Turned out pretty nice!

    Unfortunately their age/lack of good care for several years is catching up with them, despite getting them serviced regularly. I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.

    I've never used the large Andis clippers but I hear good things, and was debating on buying a pair. I have used the Osters but don't care for the hair being blown in my face and they get hot quickly.
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    • #3
      Yep, did blanket clips last winter with the T48 blade. This year did an early clip of the same, and just yesterday I did a full body clip.

      Did the legs with the T48 blades (now dulled) and then did the whole body and the majority of the head with a 10 blade.

      I am happy with the results. The clip looks great, no track marks.

      As for the performance of the clippers - I wouldn't want to be "pro clipping" with them (back when I did I used the big ol' clip masters, A5's and assorted trimmers).

      They glide through the hair easily, but I do stop and unclog/ clean the blades quite often.

      They are light, easy to handle, and don't blow hair at you.

      I am happy with them for body clipping my one horse, but I don't think they would be my go to if I had a bunch of horses to do.
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      • #4
        I did a full body clip this year with a pair of new Andis AG2 yadda yadda (the name is too long and confusing I think!) clippers. Turned out pretty nice. Admittedly my horse isn't a yak and I had him bathed, but I had it all done in under 2 hrs, and he came out smooth and shiny.

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        • #5
          Just bought them this year and have done one hunter clip with them. He is a definite yak and was not bathed (I know, bad!). They worked really well (impressively well, actually!). They started to get hot about 3/4 of the way in (remember, yak plus unbathed!) but they clipped really well and were lightweight and easy to use. I have no idea how well they're going to hold up, but we'll see! They won't be used for more than 1 or 2 horses a year, which is what they are "designed" for.
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          • #6
            I've body clipped twice (so far) with these. I find them easier to handle than the larger clippers, but they do clog. Also, it does take longer, since you're cutting a narrower track. So it's sort of trade-off.

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            • #7
              I've had my Andis for 10 years and have done 3-10 full body clips a season with them. Always using the T84 blade. I tried using my trainers large body clippers and I hated the sound, feel, and weight of them. Not to mention my clip jobs turned out horrible. I might get 1-2 more years from my Andis clippers and when they die, I'll buy the exact same thing again.
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              • #8
                I can body clip my big hairy ISH with these with the T84 blade without tranq; with my bigger clippers I have to tranq him. I don't think he can stand the vibration of the big clippers on his bones.

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                • #9
                  Yes. I haven't used my Clipmasters in years. The Andis might not do a great job with a Cushingoid Yak - but they do a beautiful job on everything I clip.

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                  • #10
                    I use them to body clip and I love them. With sharp blades, they cut like butter! They stay pretty cool, also use kool lube.
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                    • #11
                      I have clipped some total yaks with my AGC2s, and usually do ~12 clips a year with them. I find a set of T84 blades lasts for 3 clean horses, but a really dirty horse will kill one. I recently discovered the Progress clipper blades cut the hair much longer than the T84s so you may have to clip again sooner if you have to clip early in the fall.

                      I have had this set for probably 7 years, and they have given me no problems. I keep a can of canned air (for electronics) to clean the hair out periodically. It helps cool the blades quickly too. The compressed air and Andis blue-goo-in-the-jar are my go-to for cleaning blades.
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                      • #12
                        I've owned these clippers for about two years and have done 7 - 8 various clips with them (a mix of Irish bibs, trace clips and full body clips) and they've held up. They do get hot but I take breaks to clean the blade and brush hair out of it. Also to give pony pee breaks (the clippers make him have to pee). I like how quiet they are and how difficult it is to leave "lines". Even if I make a line I can run the clippers over it and that usually gets rid of it. I was impressed with these clippers. I like them for clipping patterns too.

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                        • #13
                          I've done a full body clip with them. They're pretty nice to use, but they had trouble cutting the hair on my yaks.....I mean ponies. They're also loud enough that they bothered my more sensitive pony.

                          Now I use Double K clippers w/ T84 blades, and they're perfect. They cut well, and they're so much quieter for my pony princess.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 2miniB View Post
                            I've done a full body clip with them. They're pretty nice to use, but they had trouble cutting the hair on my yaks.....I mean ponies. They're also loud enough that they bothered my more sensitive pony.

                            Now I use Double K clippers w/ T84 blades, and they're perfect. They cut well, and they're so much quieter for my pony princess.
                            Having used both, I suspect there was an issue with your Andis Super 2's, they are very quiet clippers ...
                            EXCEPT when something is amiss, eg, with that replaceable plastic "bit", or the blades are jammed with rust, or someone has run it so long with mildly rusted blades that the motor is compromised . . . <sigh>

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                            • #15
                              Not speaking to Andis clippers but my similar Osters are going on their fourth year and I clip my pony(14.2) two to three times a year including at least 1 full body clip. Think monstrous hair grower and living in Florida. They also serve double duty when I shear my cat twice a year. They still cut like butter.
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                              • #16
                                I got a pair last year. I usually just clip in the spring so I don't have to deal with weeks of shedding. My younger mare had never been clipped(OTTB). I started with the larger clip masters on her, but I could tell it was making her agitated. I switched to the Andis with the T84 blades and it worked great. I also use the Andis with #10 blades to clip smaller spaces, like around the head, between legs, etc. Last year, I used them on my two horses and helped my friend clip her huge Fresian cross mare. This fall, I decided to do an Irish clip on my young mare because she sweats so much and used them again. They seem to be holding up well so far.

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                                • #17
                                  I couldn't get near my mare this year with our big Osters, but I did an entire body clip at one time with my T-84s and it turned out ridiculously fabulously. Like I was shocked at how good it looked. I will not hesitate to use them again! I also had way less arm fatigue using them instead of the big Osters... bonus!

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                                  • #18
                                    I have never used the big clippers-only have the Andis. I have done several body clips with them with T84 blades and have had good success.

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                                    • #19
                                      Absolutely! I bought a pair last year and have done several full body clips on my big furry Hanoverian with both the 10 blades and the T84 blades. Love these clippers, I will never again use the Clipmasters.

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                                      • #20
                                        I use an Oster 10 Wide blade with my Andis 2 speeds because I prefer the fan shape of the Oster blade to the T shape of the Andis wide blade, and I can easily bang out a body clip with them! I use the regular #10 blade for touch ups, tight areas, or sensitive places (like faces or around sheaths). I LOVE that they're quiet but powerful, the only part that has worn out in the 3 years I've had mine was the blade drive and that's a $10 (tops) fix that I can do myself. They are super versatile and I have had really positive experiences with Andis' customer service center as well.

                                        I would not hesitate to buy new Andis clippers when mine eventually die completely!
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