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Andis Professional 21490 Ceramic Advanced Hair clipper
- Powerful rotary motor
- Detachable blade clipper equipped with #000 CeramicEdge blade
- Extremely quiet operation
- Break resistant housing
- This clipper works with any oster 76 or A5 blades.
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Top Customer Reviews
The Andis 21420 and the Andis 21485 are the same unit as this shaver, they're just intended to be used as a pet shaver and so they're $15 to $20 less money.
I'm not sure why you would want to completely disassemble the shaver blade, there's no reason to. Don't unscrew anything to clean the blades, read the instruction manual it shows how to remove the blade assembly. It's quite easy to clean everything.
The blades are brittle because they are tempered, which makes them stay sharp for a very long time. A softer non-tempered blade will not be brittle but will be more malleable and will dull much quicker. There is always a trade-off with knifes between how hard the blade is vs how brittle. This is true for any blade, scissor, chefs knife, hunting knife, etc.
The reason that only one of the blades is ceramic is because only one of them has to be ceramic, it serves to reduce the friction of steel on steel. The lower blade is steel because steel handles stresses a lot better than ceramic, the ceramic wold crack if you torqued those screws on there. There is some heat from friction but the coefficient of friction for ceramic on steel is less than for steel on steel.
As far as cutting close, I use the bare blade (no add'l or different combs used) right on my scalp and I don't think I could get any closer without using a razor. My head feels like the stubble on your chin at the end of the day. The disassembly has been fine, and the unit is easy to clean. The cord is nice and long, and seems to have plenty of power and sharpness for anything I need. I love it, and would buy again!
I'm just one man cutting one head every few weeks. I can't comment on whether this would be good for a professional to cut 20 heads a day. For my purposed anyway, this thing works great.
*UPDATE 2/2016* Still using it about once a week. Working as well as the first time I used it. Only maintenance is periodic oilings.
Rotary motor is the most power you can get in a clipper.
Makes short work of haircuts on even the thickest mane.
One-piece ceramic blade set gives you the best cut with no need to adjust the blade.
Blade removes easily for cleaning or quick interchanges to another blade set.
Excellent for a demanding home user.
Highly recommended for a quick, easy and very professional looking trim.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great quality, best pair of clipper I ever bought and I bought a bunch searching for good ones. Search done.Published 3 months ago by SP
I'm not pro in haircut, so I can't really compare to others, but since I've bought it back in May 2011, I'm no longer paying to anybody for my and my 2 sons haircuts. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Pavlo Horban
I bought these almost 5 years ago and I still use them to practice the art of being a barber. The blades are easy to change out and the motor runs strong. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mike
The absolute best clippers ever for black balding men. I wish I got the cordless.Published 19 months ago by Dr. R
I use this in Jamaica where clippers build to be used on 60Hz lines usually gives problems with heavy vibration due to our 50Hz cycle. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Subsydave
I have bought 2 of these clippers, my first set I sold to my coworker because she kept complaining how heavy and bulky her oster 76s were getting for get age. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Carlos D