Why is the product here? Cheap + Easy to use
An easy to use version of professional clippers, the Andis 1-Speed Detachable Blade Clipper is a perfect pick. They are simple to use and provide an additional safety feature for those who have young ones in addition to your fur babies while also preventing the annoying habit of accidentally turning off your clippers halfway through your grooming sessions.
While they are a tad bit slower than some of the other clippers, they still provide a quick enough cutting speed to get through those tough coats. Advertised as heavy duty clippers, they provide a nice cut through thicker single coats, but are lacking when attempting double coats. Not the best for matted fur, but definitely a good choice for animals that require frequent grooming sessions to look and feel their best.
Motor: Rotary one speed, up to 2,700 strokes per minute
Blades: Detachable Andis blades, includes size 10 UltraEdge blade
Weight and Ergonomics: Thick and heavy, 2.75 pounds
Cord/Cordless Charge: Corded, heavy duty 14 ft cord
Maintenance: Is it easy to clean/Oil/Sharpen? Very Easy
Heat and Noise: Quiet and hot
Check Carefully because…
These clippers will get HOT. Long grooming sessions on large dogs with thick fur is not recommended at all. They can manage for a short amount of time or only when trimming through mats. Not only do the blades get hot and make your pet a little anxious, the body gets too hot to hold. They do a great job of getting through thick fur, but the trade off is trimming in 10 minute sessions to prevent the clipper from overheating.
If you have multiple animals that you want to use these clippers on, they may still be the best choice. With smaller animals the heat does not become an issue because of how quickly they get the job done, it only becomes an issue for animals that are larger and take longer to properly groom. You can combat the heat with cooling spray and different material blades as well as wearing gloves and keeping a backup blade. Finding the proper combination for your fur family is the ultimate goal and if you have a bunch a small animals and only one big, this clipper is definitely an option.
The MUST Know, True Facts
Andis clippers are known for having a clean, close cut and reliable blades. With a household name, it leaves high expectations for the clipper to live up to. Luckily, this clipper lives up to the reputation. With it’s sturdy build and it’s ability to be compatible with almost all types of Andis blades, allows you to find the right type for your animals.
Coming in assorted sizes and in all types, the Andis 1-Speed Detachable Clipper is compatible with Andis UltraEdge Blades, CeramicEdge blades, EGT UltraEdge Blades, EGT UltraEdge Cat Blades, and EGT UltraEdge + Blades. This model originally comes with a size 10 UltraEdge Blade, a good universal blade for trimming an average length animal coat. This may be enough for your pet, but don’t forget to double check so that they get the best trim and cut to suit their needs.
Andis makes it an easy switch with their detachable blade system. Simply pop out the old blade, unscrew, screw in the new blade, and pop it back into the clipper. Since this clipper is corded, you can move onto the next animal without having to wait for the clipper to recharge or when it is time to switch blades, you don’t have to wait for an entire kit.
What to watch out for with this product?
While removing and replacing the blades is a very simple process, removing the entire heading for cleaning is not that simple. The actual removal and cleaning of the blade and heading is very basic and easy to manage. Andis made sure that maintaining your blades and clipper were simple tasks to learn. The difficult part comes when trying to attach the blades back into their original holding.
When attempting to replace or clean the blade, the blade hinge has a tendency to snap close when the blade is removed and sit flush with the clipper. Although this is a great feature when the blade is attached, it can be a hassle to open back up when there is no blade. No worries, this can be solved by simply using a small flat-head screwdriver to pry the tongue of the hinge out so that you can slide the blade back into the hinge.Once you get the hang of it, it’s not that bad.
Sometimes it does happen to be more than a user-error and requires a bit more effort to fix. If it continuously happens and you can’t get it back open or it is too much of a struggle, contact the seller. They offer a product warranty and have great customer service so that you can get a replacement clipper quickly and get back to grooming your pets..
Andis came prepared to offer their best with this clipper. One of the biggest struggles of mine when I attempt to groom my pets is the constant accidental shut-off of my clippers mid-trim. On these, they a have a locking switch to ensure that accidental turn-offs are not an issue. Although they are not detrimental to the actual trimming of your animal, it can cause a lot of frustration for those of us who have multiple animals and are finally getting to the last one and our tired hands keep shutting off the clippers.
These are not the most comfortable clippers available and can be tiresome to handle for long periods. The weight wears down on your wrist and the stiff shape makes your hand cramp. It is not as big of an issue once you adjust to its body, but in the beginning, be weary of long sessions and build up your memory muscles so that you don’t end up injuring yourself.
Benefits and Features
Andis is a well known clipper brand and holds a strong reputation for producing quality clippers. Most of their clippers are professional grade and can be used both by owners at home and professional groomers. This corded, heavy duty Andis clipper that works amazingly for a variety of pets and small to large dog breeds, these clippers are
• Built to last
• Have a long cord
• Perfect for general grooming
• Detachable blades
• Locking clipper switch
A great option for those who have multiple animals and would really benefit off the easily detached and switched clipper blades. This Andis 1-Speed also gives the little bonus of providing a locking power button.
Keep in mind that clippers had to start somewhere and not all clippers have fancy shapes and features. These are older clippers and do not have all the handy modifications of those younger than they are. These clippers are built to withstand a lot of grooming and last for a long time but they seem to lack in certain areas
• Thick and clunky
• Quiet but not silent
• Heat up quickly
• Not great for coarse or matted fur
The biggest issue with these clippers are their tendency to overheat and become unmanageable. When clippers overheat, they can cause issues for both you and your animal so it is a factor to take into consideration.
Conclusion – Are Andis 1-Speed Detachable Blade Clippers a Good Investment?
The Professional Andis 1-Speed Detachable Blade Clippers provide a heavy duty option of pet clippers that are meant to last. The locking switch is the cherry on top as the detachable blade is one of the best features. This clipper is perfect for moving from one pet to the next and saving some time during groomings.
A great option for those with multiples or looking to have different style cuts without investing too much money into different clippers, these clippers hold their own against both Wahl brand and Oster brand corded clippers. They can tackle any mess thrown at them and keep trimming strong up until the day they give out. Even with their downsides, these clippers work so well they are still managing to impress.
Another corded Andis clipper, this is one of their in-store not so professional clippers. They have a built in adjustable clipper blade with size 10, 15, and 30 blades and are designed for beginners at-home use. They are compatible with attachment combs which are provided with the clipper itself. This clipper is not a heavy duty clipper and is meant for mainly touch-ups on faces, ears and paws for single-coated breeds plus the trimming and styling for show cuts. They are very fast and light-weight, cutting the weight of the Andis 1-Speed Detachable Blade clippers almost in half. With the highlight of these clippers being that they are very easy to use and manage, the negative is that they are very picky and are meant for the fur of very few breeds and should not be used on the entire body of your pet.
• Motor: Magnetic single-speed, up to 7,200 SPM
• Blades: Includes adjustable size 10, 15, and 30
• Weight and Ergonomics: Light, 0.3 lbs
• Cord/Cordless: Corded, 14ft cord
• Maintenance: Easy, okay instruction
• Heat and Noise: Quiet and cool
An updated and upgraded version of the Andis 1-Speed, this clipper has almost all the same benefits as it predecessor with the addition of the ability to conquer larger breeds with thicker coats. With the same heavy-duty cord and shatter-proof housing, this one is a chunky choice, but is still slightly lighter than the Andis 1-Speed. The detachable blade housing of these clippers is compatible with most other Andi blade options including the Ceramic Edge Blades and EGT UltraEdge Cat blades. The issue of heat is not completely solved, but is definitely improved upon with these clippers with the issue being almost completely workable with cooling spray and short breaks. A bonus is the ability to switch between the faster and slower speed along with the assortment of colors available to choose from like pink, purple, and grey.
• Motor: Rotary two-speed, High – 4.400 SPM, Low – 3,400 SPM
• Blades: Includes detachable size 10 UltraEdge Blade
• Weight and Ergonomics: Chunky and moderate, 1.7 lbs
• Cord/Cordless: Heavy duty cord, 14 ft
• Maintenance: Easy, clear instruction
• Heat and Noise: Cooler and quieter
Andis Pet ProClip Pulse Ion Adjustable Blade Clipper: A colorful (and the only) Andis wireless option, the Andis Pulse Ion is a lithium ion powered clipper with up to 2 hours of non-stop grooming with a charge time of only 1 hour. These Andis clippers also feature a 5-in-1 adjustable blade with sizes 9, 10, 15, 30, and 40. Weighing in under a pound, it is the most maneuverable Andis clipper option. It is a great option with those with small to medium breeds and coats, but is not heavy duty and is not recommended for those with double-coats or coarse curly coats. Faster than the heavy duty clippers and slower than the touch-up clippers, these are the perfect in-between. This clipper also does not suffer from the memory effect that often affects cordless clippers, allowing them to have a long life within your household.
• Motor: Rotary single-speed, up to 5,500 SPM
• Blades: Includes Original 5-in-1 Andis clipper blades
• Weight and Ergonomics: Light, 0.7 lbs
• Cord/Cordless: Cordless, rechargeable lithium ion batteries
• Maintenance: Easy, simple instruction
• Heat and Noise: Quiet and cool
Andis Easy Clip Versa Pet Clippers:
Low cost clipper with detachable blades, a good choice before the step up to professional clippers. These include both size 10 and 7C blades and are recommended for medium and smaller breeds. It works well for grooming the full body of smaller breeds and trimming and detailing of the paws and face. It has a quick release button to allow for easy switching of the blades, but it is not meant to work with the other types of Andis blades. This clipper is a good option for beginners as it normally comes with a step-by-step grooming video, which is a huge help for those just starting to trim their fur family by themselves and not paying a groomer. It does have a shorter cord than the professional Andis clippers, but they are still light and quiet, making it very simple to work closely on skittish pets.
• Motor: Rotary single-speed, up to 3,800 SPM
• Blades: Includes two-interchangeable blades, size 10 and 7C
• Weight and Ergonomics: Lightweight and small, 0.6 lbs
• Cord/Cordless: Corded, 8 ft
• Maintenance: Very easy, good instruction
• Heat and Noise: Quiet and keeps cool
Andis Excel Pro-Animal 5-Speed Detachable Blade Professional Clipper: Top of the Andis line of clippers. With 5 speeds to meet your trimming needs, be prepared to easily groom your pet along with get those harder to reach sensitive areas as well. One of the fastest of the Andis clippers as well as the best to conquer those thick coats and mats. This clipper includes the Andis CeramicEdge size 10 blade and the capability to be used to other Andis blades as well as the Oster A5 blades. Along with its lighter weight, the Andis Excel Pro is also slimmer in shape and easier to grip and hold for long periods of time. The blades stay cool while using the slower speeds and stay cool while using the higher speeds with the help of a little clipper cool. The best part of these is the versatility provided by the 5 different speeds. Getting close cuts along with trimming the body in one go without having to change blades or clippers is a wonderful addition and time saver.
• Motor: Rotary 5-speed, low – 2,500 SPM to high – 4,500 SPM
• Blades: Includes detachable CeramicEdge size 10 blade
• Weight and Ergonomics: Slim and light, 0.8 lbs
• Cord/Cordless: Corded, 14 ft
• Maintenance: Simple
• Heat and Noise: Very quiet and stays cool at lower SPM
Q & A
Question: Are there multiple speeds on this?
Answer: No, it is a single-speed that can go up to 2,700 strokes per minute
Question: Does the battery suffer from memory effect?
Answer: These clippers are corded and therefore cannot suffer from the memory effect
Question: Does this clipper have a battery?
Answer: No, it is powered by a cord
Question: Does this clipper work with detachable blades?
Answer: Yes, it works on the Andis detachable blade system and can work with a variety of the professional Andis Blades
Question: Can you use different brand blades on this clipper?
Answer: Yes, the Oster A5 blades are compatible with this clipper
Question: Can I use other Andis blades?
Answer: Yes, it works with the UltraEdge Blades, CeramicEdge blades, EGT UltraEdge Blades, EGT UltraEdge Cat Blades, and EGT UltraEdge + Blades
Question: Is there an adjustable blade that comes in course instead of fine?
Answer: You can find one that is suited better for your fur babies coat out of the Oster A5 and assorted Andis blades
Question: Does this clipper come with a blade?
Answer: Yes, it comes with an Andis UltraEdge size 10 blade
Question: Can Oster blades be used on these clippers?
Answer: Yes they can, but only the A5
Question: Can I use this clipper to trim my rabbit?
Answer: This is not recommended as the coat of the rabbit may be thin and these are heavy duty clippers
Question: Do these work with 240-volt power?
Answer: No, it maxes at 120-volts. It does work with most converters, which is the best solution if attempting to use most places outside of the US
Question: What comes with these clippers?
Answer: The kit includes the clippers, a size 10 UltraEdge blade, a hard shell case, blade oil, and 4 assorted size combs.
Question: Do these Andis clippers use snap on or screw on blades?
Answer: It works on a snapping system to detach the blade
Question: Are they clippers with adjustable height or only comb set to switch?
Answer: The clippers do not have adjustable height, but they support the different size combs to get the varying trim lengths
Question: Can this clipper does a full body clipping for a dog or is it just for trimming?
Answer: It can be used for the full body trimming and grooming of small to medium dog breeds and animals with single coats
Question: Can this clipper work when my pet’s hair is wet?
Answer: Yes, but it is not recommended as the hair can get stuck in the clippers
Question: Can these clippers be used with a clipper vac attachment?
Answer: Yes, ones that are meant for this specific Andis model
Question: Will these work on a poodle?
Answer: Not perfectly, while it can go through thick hair, the curls will get caught into the blade and pull on your poodle.
Question: Is this clipper good for my Shih Tzu?
Answer: Yes, as they are heavy duty and cut very clean on small dogs
Question: Can you use this clipper on more than just household pets?
Answer: Yes, they can be used on any animal small to medium in size that has a single coat, if they have a double coat make sure that you have the correct blade
Question: Are these clippers good for beginners?
Answer: These are an okay set for beginners, they tend to heat up and are harder to handle than other brands, but Andis provides a good tutorial on how to use them
Question: Are these clippers “cheap”?
Answer: They are alright in price, they are above the $100 like most professional level clippers and their blade versatility is a bonus so that you can save on buying different sized blades
Question: Are these clippers frequently delivered defective?
Answer: Sometimes the clippers are sent with a faulty blade housing, they do not make the blades fall off, it just makes the blades difficult to replace
Question: Does trimming your own pet’s hair really save money?
Answer: While these clippers are meant to be heavy duty and tend to save money in the long run, they can also backfire with the detachable blades dulling and the housing sticking. It will really depend on the treatment of the clipper itself.
Question: Is this the better than an Oster clipper?
Answer: Personally, I would prefer the Oster clipper for it’s maneuverability and build. The Andis is meant for those with larger dogs and possibly a stronger wrist to hold the clipper for long periods of time, which I lack.
Question: Do these clippers get too hot to handle?
Answer: They can after a few minutes, the blades and the clipper body heat up to the point of being useless
Question: Does this clipper come with a carry case?
Answer: Yes, it comes with a hard carry case
Question: Are these clippers good for dogs with thicker hair?
Answer: They work great on dogs with a thicker coat, just beware when attempting dogs with a double coat
Question: Can these clippers be used around for the fur between pads?
Answer: Yes but not recommended. These are meant for more full body grooming rather than trimming the sensitive areas
Question: Can I get replacement parts if any of mine are faulty?
Answer: Yes, these come with a limited warranty and replacement parts and repairs can be retrieved through them
Question: Are these professional grade clippers?
Answer: Yes, these are professional grade
Question: How long does this type of clipper last?
Answer: These have a mixed review, some say that these clippers only lasted six months before falling apart, others say 6 years
Question: Do these clippers come with a warranty?
Answer: Yes, it comes with a 1-year limited manufacturer’s warranty
Question: What do I do when the blades stop working?
Answer: The blades on this clipper are detachable, so replacements are easy
Question: Can this clipper be used on cats?
Answer: Yes, it can be used on cats and can even be used with the Andis UltraEdge Cat blade
Question: Does this clipper work well on matted fur?
Answer: It works okay depending on what blade you have installed
Question: How long does the battery last?
Answer: It can last for as long as it is plugged in
Question: What is the blade made out of?
Answer: The blade included is made out of steel, but ceramic blades can be purchased to replace the original
Question: Are corded clippers as useful as cordless?
Answer: While cordless clippers can be handy in situations where you have a hard to trim pet (if they don’t like being trimmed or have a lot of sensitive spots), corded clippers prevent the need to charge in between trims. The cord is long enough to make up for its lack of batteries and provides enough mobility