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Andis Professional 21490 Ceramic Advanced Hair clipper

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4.5 out of 5 stars 58 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • 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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  • Andis Professional 21490 Ceramic Advanced Hair clipper
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  • Andis Ceramic Edge Blade # A1 (63055)
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  • ANDIS Ceramic Edge One Set Blade Size 1 (3/32 inch/2.4mm) (Model:64465)
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Product Description

Andis' Ceramic Advanced is a powerful, rotary motor clipper with detachable blades made for heavy-duty use. The clipper runs so cool, fans and air vents are not needed. This unit is designed to cut wet or dry hair. Its break resistant housing is contoured to fit comfortably in your hand with a convenient thumb-controlled side switch that allows for one hand on/off operation. The clipper comes equipped with a #000 CeramicEdge blade. This unit is compatible with all Andis UltraEdge and CeramicEdge blades, as well as all detachable type blades. Designed and engineered in the United States, Andis also offers a complete line of quality clippers and trimmers for animal grooming as well as a full line of wall mounted hair dryers for the hotel industry.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 2.2 x 10 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000RFQ09I
  • UPC: 040102183652 074590514322 885168434634 885150976128 040102214905
  • Item model number: 21490
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,221 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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By K. Bess on January 8, 2011
This is a great clipper. The ability to swap out the shaver head is genius. I shave my head bald and the Andis #00000 blade works great and does not cause irritation.

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.
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I've been cutting my own hair for about 10 years, and I have a pretty simple style (high and tight -- kind of like a Marine cut). I've had 2 other clippers prior to this, and this is the best one yet. As the prior review states, the clipper is ceramic and moves against a steel comb. The primary advantage I find is that these clippers don't get nearly as hot as my old clippers did after 20 minutes of cutting.

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!
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By T on August 25, 2012
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Lately I've been just buzzing my hair 1/4 inch all over, then trimming up the back and edges. It's pretty simple so I was getting tired of paying $15 to have someone take 30 seconds to do it. So I did my research and settled on this thing. I have not been disappointed. I've been using it several months. It works great, does the job, no problem.

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.
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Cost a whole 5 dollars more than the cheap crap out there. These stay cool while cutting & they cut without binding up or getting stuck in thick hair. Buy one of these & it will be the last unit you will need to buy.
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I've been using this about a year for clipping my hair to the scalp. I've only used cheap $30 clippers and this. Everything about this product feels of quality, including the plastic clip-ons (1/16" up to 1") which grip very securely and including the on/off switch which a previous reviewer said broke easily. It cuts the hair exactly as I'd hoped, without leaving rows of uncut hair, pulling, etc. The motor is powerful. I can run this down my head quickly and there is a barely noticeable change in the motor's tone. That means it takes much less time to clip my head. Deep cleaning the thing and, if needed, changing the metal guard/blade is very easy (about 1 second to access) and toolless. It runs cool. The attached metal guard seems to be the common length I'm used to and you can buy additional lengths. Also comes with a cleaning brush and oil. I feel this clippers will outlast several cheap clippers thereby saving you money in the long run and also you'd have a superior product the whole time. Overall I am ecstatic with this and HIGHLY recommend it.
*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.
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For thick hair this is the best for your dollar.
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.
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I purchased this clipper for both beard and hair trimming. I use a 63040 - 3-1/2 blade for hair, the 000 blade that came with the clipper for detailing and a 63055 - A1 for trimming my beard. The ceramic blades run cool and the grooming process is much quicker than with my Forfex Babyliss or my older Andis Master trimmers.

Highly recommended for a quick, easy and very professional looking trim.
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Originally bought one of these for shearing a Lab/Chow mix with a #7 course cut. The mix of oily thick hair couldn't be cut with the $20 clippers. The groomer at PetSmart said it was the toughest hair she'd ever cut. I don't know what clippers she was using but this goes though like a hot knife through butter. I've since bought one for the family. (My wife refused to let me cut the kids' hair with the dog's clippers.) Be sure and buy the blades sizes you need as the plastic guards that come with it don't give nearly as smooth of a cut.
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