The product here on the clipping block is the Andis Pet ProClip Pulse Ion Adjustable Blade Clipper sold by Andis. These clippers are certainly different because of the cordless function paired with the singular blade that is transformable into 5 different sizes. This product is marketed toward pet groomers and home groomers alike, to save money and time with it’s efficient blades and cordless handling.
2. Why Is This Product Here? Durable + Adjustable
In terms of grooming, this cordless design allows for pet groomers to have free range and control of the motions they use to carefully trim the fur of their beloved animals. With these features, the clippers are perfect for at home grooming or professional use, the product itself is lightweight and almost noiseless and comes with various combs and a rechargeable battery charging station. No more cords getting in the way of cutting, and no time needed to plug-in before each grooming session.
The ergonomic 5-in-1 designed blade is able to be adjusted to the size appropriate for each area of the animal, with the blade sizes easily being able to switch to. The blade saves on time and makes grooming more efficient, with the sizes changing from 40-30-15-10-9. It also easily snaps off easily so you can adjust and replace the blades if they dull down too far.
Since it is cordless, it comes with a rechargeable battery, with the ability to last for hours on end.
With an assortment of various helpful pet grooming items such as combs, a charging stand, and blade oil with no added cost all to assist the buyer to get the most out of the product once it is purchased. The combs and charging stand were indicated on the site, but customers in the reviews have said that there is also a free bottle of blade oil.
It is one of the more useful and less expensive options on the market for pet grooming, but this tool does not come without fault.
Motor: This model, the RBC by Andis, has a rotary motor with an easily changeable and rechargeable battery to power it. Some deals provides a charging station with purchase.
Blades: The blades are designed to be a 5-in-1 system, meaning all the blade sizes come with the one blade, which is easily detachable. No blades are exchangeable or usable for the clippers except the company’s blade, which when not useable anymore it can be sharpened or there are replacements provided for purchase online by Andis.
If the customer chooses to keep the same blade when it dulls, it can be sharpened on your own by an expert or you can send the blade back to the company and they will sharpen it for you. The blade sizes can switch from 40, 30, 15, 10, and 9 with ease.
Weight and Ergonomics: The entire unit weighs 10.5 oz (or 0.65625 pounds) and the dimensions are 9.9 x 7.9 x 2.5 inches.
Cord/cordless charge: It is cordless and comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the company will also provide you a charging stand with purchase
Maintenance: Is it easy to clean/oil/sharpen?
As for cleaning, there can build-up of shavings on the blades, as comes with any clippers, and some customers have reported that it is difficult to get the hair out at times if not cleaned regularly. With the kit, the company provides oil, and you can send the blades back to the company for sharpening or do it yourself with a professional. Some reviewers said, have reportedly dulled fairly quickly because the same blade was being used to cut different lengths of hair, so it may need to be sharpened often if frequently used.
Heat and noise: One customer said that when they were using the clippers in grooming school they were perfect for them because it was “absolutely silent.” While others have reported that it is a tad bit too loud for some pets, so it all depends on how sensitive the animal is to noise.
As for heating of the product while using, because of the nature of this product it does get warm, but if the oil is used on the moving parts like between the stationary and moving/cutting blades on the clipper, before the grooming starts and it is performed properly, it should should stay relatively warm, without needing any cooling gel.
In an extreme case in 2016 one reviewer wrote that after many uses of this product, 10, the motor ended up smoking and overheating after a one minute job. But following the incident, she reportedly contacted Andis and explained how they took good care of the product and the blade, and Andis gave her a complimentary free fix, but they also stated they would not be buying another pair of Andis brand clippers after this incident.
4. Check Carefully because…
When receiving the product, some customers have reported that it comes without any bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or other forms of protection inside the package, allowing damage to be done to the product when the shipping from the seller to the customers’ doorstep.
Be sure to check that there are no damages upon arrival, and report them if there are any. Others have also reported that some of their blades look very dull when they first get them, almost as if they have been used before. Be sure to contact the seller immediately if you have any questions or if something does not look right to receive a possible refund or exchange.
When charging the battery, some people have reported they are not sure when their clipper is fully charged because no light indicator was given even after hours of having the product charging. While the product page says the “detachable battery that recharges in about an hour,” reviewers have stated that their clippers have died on them or just don’t function properly when not charged, and it was hard to tell. Either way, users should be wary if they have a long job coming up ahead and charge the battery a little longer than the suggested to ensure the longest battery life possible.
While the adjustable blades may be handy mainly because there is no need to have an array of separate blades to change out during the grooming process, and the cost and time spent overall is cut because of it, it comes at a price. When the blade dulls, it can dull quickly. Get in contact with customer service because using a dull blade won’t do you any good.
It can leave the animal looking like a mess and end up like a waste of time,and/or leave a client not satisfied, so be sure to check the status of the blade you are using before trimming. Cleaning it regularly, using the provided blade oil and purchasing cooling gel for the blades, just in case, would be the ideal situation with this not-always-reliable product. This is not saying the clippers are a not-always-reliable product, but reviewers have reported problems with the blades often.
5.The MUST Know, True Facts:
When it comes to the handling of the product, customers who have bought the clippers mention that for most dogs, this tool is very versatile for trimming and grooming sensitive and small areas because of its flexibility with there being no cord, and since it is relatively quiet it is good for the shyest of cats and dogs alike.
But, the downfall here comes with the dulling of the blades. While the price may be cheaper compared to some other cordless blades and the convenience of a 5-in-1 blade is designed for customer satisfaction, the reality for previous purchasers has been that there is a stark difference in quality over quantity. Because you have less blades to change out, it makes grooming quick, but the quality goes down each time the clippers are used because trimming with the same blade constantly is not good for the wear on the blades.
To fix that, Andis offers blade sharpening, but at a cost.
6.What to watch out for with this product?
Be sure you leave the clippers charging for a while so you can have the longest battery life possible. Customers have said that there is very little indication of charge on this product, so if you have a big trim coming up or need it for any long time service, always be sure to charge the rechargeable battery, just in case.
Because of the nature of the product, the blades can be either or dull, either way check up on the regularly and know that there are resources to help you sharpen them to their former glory.
Others have reported that upon receiving the product, it looks used. Send it back if you have any questions, and ask for a refund if you are not satisfied before first use.
Also, before purchasing, know that these are professional grade trimmers, not just something anyone can use, so be careful when putting these to use on pets if not professionally trained. These are designed to fix the problems professionals have had in the past: cord getting in the way, clippers being overall too heavy, too loud, and having to change the blades out and purchase new ones is expensive. With this neatly wrapped package that is the Andis Pet ProClip Pulse Ion Adjustable Blade Clipper, comes what all professional groomers have wanted: efficiency.
class=”s1″>The clippers can be used on almost all dogs, they are helpful for saving money on grooming by getting the job done at home. It is recommended that users watch a tutorial on shaving, per wielding any type of clippers, or at least have some knowledge about grooming because these are professional grade and can do some serious chopping. Just because there isn’t a license check does not mean that just anyone can use them. Proceed with caution and be wary of harming oneself and/or the pet.
If there is any sign of fault in the product, report it. Some reviewers have said that it has stopped working completely, some on the fourth all the way to the tenth use when full grooming.
8.Benefits and Features (Pros)
The cordless feature above all makes it very useful for those who are beginners at grooming, at home use, or professionals who struggle with the cord getting in his or her way. The rechargeable battery allows for long battery life, not to mention there are 5,500 strokes per minute, the product’s seller, Andis, reports. When accompanied with the 5-in-1 blade technology, the quick strokes and fast blade adjustments allow for an efficient shave in very little time.
The size off the clippers also allows for getting into small, sensitive areas like the under eye, pads and sanitary areas. It also comes with all you need to recharge the battery, free combs of various lengths, and free oil for the blades, overall it’s a decent deal for the price range that many can fit into compared to other cordless clippers.
The added combs are also a plus because it’s an extra item that is thrown in the deal for free, which can be used even if the clipper does not end up satisfying the customer.
While the blade is a 5-in-1 are designed for convenience of the buyer, the found flaw in most reviews is that regardless the blades will dull faster than if the blades were interchangeable. This is because the customer is forced to use the same blades over and over, regardless of what areas they wish to groom, making the longevity of the product go down per use, at least on the blade side.
As for the actual clippers themselves, there is no indication of how much they are charged, and the safety switch, when not completely pressed down, it makes the clippers stop working altogether. While that is useful to prevent damage of property unintentionally, it is potentially harmful for those who want to use them to get jobs done in a hurry.
These clippers are good for technical details because it’s wireless, lightweight and quiet, users reported. Although customer satisfaction will differ because some of the products appear faulty after a short period a time, whether that be upon arrival, weeks or months. There are various customers who have reviewed the product saying it was not up to their standards in terms of pet grooming, professional or not, upon arrival and long term use, but the price is decent compared to the similar technology.
It’s an option to consider for at home grooming, an investment at least, to save money in the long run on dog trimming if the customer is familiar with trimming techniques and trusts their pet to be compliant. Because of how light users are able to press, it is great for sensitive area care, so if the customer already has another clipper, this would be a good one for those smaller areas.
Reviewers have said that they would recommend that other buyers should designate to use them on those areas instead of an all over clipper because of how quickly the 5-in-1 blade seems to dull. If you are looking for maneuverability and sharp blades, a different cordless clipper with removable, different sized blades would be a better option if you’re thinking in terms of quality instead of quantity. This clipper will do customers good if they do not frequently use the blade, wear and tear does not fair well with this product.
Overall, this clipper is convenient because of the adjustable single blade, you don’t have to stop grooming completely to change out blades because of the different switches it has on it, but it does not fair well long term because of the loss of sharpness. Using the same end of the blade, just at different lengths means wear and tear piles up, just like the hair will, very quickly, dulling them until they do not show good results.
While convenience is key, the battery can be inconsistent on models, the 5-in-1 blade can dull quickly, meaning you have to pay extra to get it sharpened or buy a whole other blade, but it has potential with at home use, occasional full body grooming, and frequent use on sensitive areas of the pets. The cordless feature makes the product easy to maneuver and it is light in weight, so precision cuts are able to be had when these features are paired with sharp blades.