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Oster Turbo A5 Professional Clipper

Reviewing: Oster Dual Speed Professional Clipper  |  Rating:
karen By karen on
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My husband and I are still on the fence about this product. It is the dual speed Turbo A5 Professional Clipper by Oster. This is a heavy duty clipper, and we have two older dogs with coarse coats that need a good clipper for grooming. One dog has arthritis and the other is a hyper little guy, so to save them trauma we decided to groom them ourselves. Plus professional grooming can get rather expensive.

We decided on this heavy duty clipper to see what kind of a job it would do. It handled the clipping pretty decently with our one dog whose coat is not quite as coarse, but the other dog with the much coarser coat was a lot harder to groom. The clipper had to go through the coat multiple times in order to really groom it properly, and for a heavy duty clipper at the price of $220.00, we were expecting better results. It does a decent job but it requires a lot of patience and constant going over the same area to get it groomed to a satisfactory level.

The clipper is dual speed (medium speed and turbo, for ultra-fast clipping), has a tug-free cryogen-X blade, and comes with a blade guard, lubricating oil and cleaning brush.

It is a nice clipper, but it does not do the job of clipping the coat as easily or quickly as we were hoping for. Plus, the unit gets very warm to the touch rather quickly.

My husband and I haven't decided whether we are going to keep this clipper or take it back to Petsmart. My husband is leaning towards returning it because he just isn't satisfied with the performance of the product for the price that was paid for it.

If you have a dog with a coat that is not so coarse, you would probably do alright with this product. But for coarse coats, it takes a lot more effort and time to do a proper grooming job.