In my previous article on the best dog clippers for Shih Tzu, I did a Oster turbo A5 clipper review. Although my overall impression of the product is very positive, how does it compare against other brands? In particular, there are many readers who wonder about oster clippers vs andis clippers and wonder which is the better value for money. Doing the comparison will be the focus of today’s article.
Wahl dog clippers vs Oster
When it comes to doing product comparison, I usually do it via different dimensions and see which model is superior. Not everyone needs every feature so doing it this way allows the readers to pick the model that has the best feature he or she wants
Speed is something that many dog groomers care about. The Oster Turbo and the Andis ABC 2 speed both run at pretty high speeds but the latter is a tad faster although the difference might not matter that much.
Level of vibration
One irraiting thing about clippers in general is that they do vibrate, especially at high speeds. Although you might get used to it eventually, it can affect your dog grooming. Comparing the two models, the Andis ABC 2 speed vibrates much less significantly when compared to the Oster Turbo. This is a surprise as the Andis dog clipper has more power so the fact it vibrates speaks volume about its excellent engineering design. This should appeal to groomers who hated such vibrations.
A heavy animal clipper imposes stress on the wrists when being used for a period of time. So, you will want something that is light such that the stress can be minimized. When comparing the 2 models side by side, it is obviously that the Oster Turbo is slightly bigger and weighs heavier as well.
Another practical thing to consider is the heat, which tend to make holding the clipper very uncomfortable after prolong usage. In this aspect, the Andis clipper edges out as it is cooler to hold even after long periods of being turned on.
We all know that trimming different dogs require different types of blades. Some blades can do on different breeds of dogs so the total number of blades required might not be as high. For this area, the Oster Turbo is a better as they have more flexible blades which means you need to purchase less purchase in total to be able to groom different dog breeds.
Dog clippers need to be maintained if you want them to last for years and they can really do that if you did a good job. For maintenance, the Oster turbo requires more pampering including more frequent oiling and cleaning. The Andis is more durable. In fact, you can drop Andis clippers on the floor and they still function pretty well.
Finally, we come down to prices. The retail price for a Oster Turbo is around USD140 while an Andis dog clipper will set you back by USD165. You might be able to get different prices based on where you purchase these clippers but in general, the Andis are slightly more expensive relative to the Oster.
It seems that the Andis ABC 2 speed clipper has numerous advantage over the Oster Turbo A5. It is no wonder that so many dog groomers prefer this brand when it comes to choosing the best dog clipper.