Finding a good pair of dog clippers is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. If your dog has a double, curly or long coat, you know the pain of trying – and giving up on – clippers that just don’t cut it (literally).
Professional quality clippers are the only way to go if you have a dog with a difficult coat. And when it comes to professional clippers, it’s hard to beat the Andis 2-Speed Detachable Plus (or AG2).
Andis 2-Speed Clipper Features
- 2-speed motor
- Shatterproof housing
- Cool-running, quiet operation
- Detachable blades
- Includes #10 blade
- Carbon steel blade
Our Andis 2-Speed Dog Clippers Review
Andis is a leading brand in the clippers industry. Along with dog grooming tools and kits, they also offer clippers for barbers, livestock, horses, hotels and at-home human use (think hair straighteners).
While the brand offers a variety of clippers, the AG2 stands out because it’s offered at an affordable price point and provides the power needed to clip difficult dog coats. These clippers are ideal for double-coated, curly and long-haired breeds.
To help you decide whether these are the right clippers for you, let’s take a closer look at its features.
2-Speed, Heavy-Duty Motor
The AG2 comes equipped with a heavy-duty, 2-speed motor that gives you more control over the cut.
- On low, these clippers deliver 2,700 strokes per minute.
- On high, these clippers deliver 3,400 strokes per minute.
These two speed settings can stand up to just about any grooming task or coat. The low setting is ideal for regular grooming precision cutting around the face and ears. The high-speed setting is ideal for tougher coats and full-body clippings.
When used on high, these clippers also get the job done 25% faster than competing clippers.
The AG2’s rotating motor provides enough power to cut through even the toughest of coats – and with consistency.
You’ll also appreciate that these clippers stay cool, which is a rarity even with professional models. Unlike magnetic motors, which is what most clippers have, the AG2’s motor stays cool and quiet.
That cool design also eliminates the need for fans and vents.
Detachable Blade System
The AG2 features Andis’ detachable blade system, which allows you to quickly and easily change blades. This model comes with a #10 blade, and other sizes are sold separately. The #10 blade is a good overall blade that can be used for most grooming tasks.
Being able to easily attach and detach blades makes cleaning a breeze.
The AG2 is compatible with all CeramicEdge and UltraEdge blades.
The UltraEdge blades are specially treated to resist rust and deliver a professional cutting performance. CeramicEdge blades also offer rust resistance, but they stay cooler compared to their steel counterparts.
The AG2 is compatible with all of the blades in these lines, so you can find one that meets your needs.
Available blade sizes include: 3/4″ HT, 5/8″ HT, 4FC, 3-3/4FC, 5FC, 7FC, 40, 30, 15, 10, 8-1/2, 50, 4, 5, 7, 40 and 9. Andis also offers specialized blades in the UltraEdge line, including wide toe blades.
The AG2 comes equipped with shatterproof housing, so if you accidentally drop it, you don’t have to worry about it breaking into a hundred pieces.
The durable body is made of polymer, which can stand up to some serious abuse.
The elimination of vents and fans also adds to the durability of these clippers.
Easy to Maintain
Some clippers are difficult to maintain, especially professional-level models. They require a lot of maintenance.
But the AG2 is virtually maintenance-free. None of the internal parts require any oiling or greasing. The blades still require oiling once in a while, and Andis includes a tube of blade oil for you. That tube will last longer than you think.
Easy to Use
The AG2 is very easy to use. Simply turn the clippers on, choose a speed, and get to work.
These clippers also have a 14′ power cord, which gives you more freedom to move around when grooming.
Who is the AG2 for?
Just about any dog owner can benefit from the AG2. Dogs with thick, curly or long coats can really benefit from these powerful clippers, which offer a higher speed. That higher speed makes it easy to do a full-body clipping 25% faster than with competing clippers.
Even if your dog doesn’t have a special coat, these clippers can help with basic clipping tasks, like around the ears and face.
If you have a cat, you can also use these clippers during grooming sessions. Andis makes special blades for cats that are compatible with the AG2.
Ultimately, these clippers are a great option for anyone who wants to take care of their dog’s grooming at home. Whether your dog is frightened of the groomer, regular grooming visits aren’t in your budget or you just want to take grooming into your own hands, the AG2 will meet all of your needs.
- Professional-quality clippers at an affordable price
- Powerful motor can handle tough grooming tasks
- Two speeds for precision and full-body grooming
- Ideal for use on curly, thick and long coats
- Detachable blade system makes it easy to change blades
- Virtually maintenance-free
- Quiet and cool while running
- Big and a little bulky
The AG2 is big and a little bulky, which may be an inconvenience for some people. Professional clippers are usually bulky and big, which is a testament to its quality. These clippers are 7″ long and weigh about a pound.
The Andis AG2 is a high-quality clipper that you’ll often find in the hands of professional groomers. If your dog has a long, curly or thick coat, you can be sure that the AG2 will cut through his fur with ease.
The two-speed setting makes this an ideal match for all dogs. The low setting is great for everyday grooming and precision clipping in sensitive areas. The higher speed setting will allow you to tackle full-body grooming and thicker coats quickly and easily.
The AG2 is truly one of the best at-home grooming clippers on the market today.