Top critical review
A worthy purchase.
June 21, 2013
As a professional, licensed cosmetologist with heavy barber experience, I feel that I can weigh this rating pretty evenly. The bgrv is everything you'd expect from a top of the line Andis clipper. It operates smoothly, quietly, and effectively. As a basis, I have compared it to the Oster Classic 76 and here are my results:
Andis bgrV: Pros: Quieter, lighter, slightly more convenient design, 360 degree swivel cord is a plus, requires less mechanical maintenance (no carbon brush replacement, grease for clipper motor, oil for bearing etc.), ever so slightly less expensive, ability to go cordless (with separate battery pack). Cons: Overall weaker power, more fragile, still had difficulties when it came to cutting thick, long, ethnic hair on max speed setting (albeit slight), on max setting can easily overheat, overall product felt cheaper than the Classic 76, adapter plug is big.
Overall great product when used occasionally, but again, will not easily stand up to all hair cuts and will always be a notch lower than the Classic 76. Hope this helped.