|Oster A5 Turbo 2-Speed Professional Animal Clipper|
|Retail Price: $274.99|
|Amazon Price: $94.99|
As a heavy duty clipper, Oster A5 delivers. It’s 4000 strokes in a minute can shave and trim almost any kind of dog, sheep or horse. The Oster Set is actually all you need to start your a basic home grooming routine. The kit comes with the standard #10 blade, blade oil, 2 grease brushes and an extra spring set.
Sure, the high initial cost can be off-putting, but considering how much you save when you do the math, Oster A5 is a given. A professional grooming session cost around 50 to 70 bucks not to mention the trip back and forth, raking up to total costs to 90-100 bucks. So really, two hundred dollars on a quality product that lasts makes a lot of sense.
Remember that proper maintenance is key. Consistent removal of accumulated hair on the guards will help your A5 perform optimally. I also recommend stocking up on Kool Lube sprays or invest in spare blades as Oster A5 tends to heat up quickly. After about 20 minutes into clipping, the heat gets a bit overwhelming. To combat the heat, I switch blades, placing the heated blade on a refrigerated metal plate to cool off. I also give the blades a few squirts of Kool Lube.
- Durable and sturdy construction
- Superb motor for fast and smooth clipping
- Comes with a basic clipping and maintenance kit
- Includes antimicrobial blades
- Heats up relatively fast
- Could throw in more clipping guards
As far as matted hair goes, Oster A5 definitely has an edge over other clippers. The clipper’s motor is powerful enough to bypass the thickest of mangled manes. Ask my ruffled collie, hopefully he’ll let you in on how he has managed to get so mangled within a week. It is sure comforting to I know that my trusty Oster A5 will always be there to save the day. Get the A5 kit, along with a few cans of Kool Lube and you’ll be a set dog or animal owner for life.
Price Alert: Currently Amazon.com is offering a generous 51% discount for the Oster A5 Turbo 2-Speed Professional Animal Clipper. This is a massive savings of $140 from the usual retail price so be sure to take advantage of this offer.