Andis AG vs AG2 vs AGC vs AGC2 Animal Clippers: Comparison Guide

 

When we refer to the Andis AG vs AG2 vs AGC vs AGC2, we are actually referring to the different model types of animal clippers.

Of them all, as of 2018, the AGC2 model is probably the most popular model, but the other models still have their value.

In this comparison guide, we take a look at exactly what each model type offers, so you can get an idea of which one might be best for you and your needs.

Let’s check them out!

 

(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)

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Andis AG vs AG2 vs vs AGC vs AGC2 Animal Clippers: Comparison Guide

If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing any of these models of pet clippers here:

AG

 

AG2

 

AGC

 

AGC2 UltraEdge

 

Proclip AGC2

*Note – check that this clipper comes with a blade when you buy it – if it doesn’t, you’ll have to buy an add on blade or blades separate.

 

Common Clipper Extras/Accessories

Common extras/accessories you might consider with this Andis clipper unit are:

 

You can find some of the key differences and similarities between the animal clipper models below …

 

Andis AG 2-Speed+ Detachable Blade Clipper Review/Summary

– Features

A corded pet clipper

Might be for light to medium coats

Is a 2 speed clipper that has speeds of 2700 and also 3400 strokes per minute

Works with Andis detachable blades

A squarer and wider grip clipper

Has a locking ON switch

Has a 120V | 60Hz rotary motor

Clipper weighs 1lbs, and is 7 inches in length

Comes with an UltraEdge #10 blade

 

– Potential Drawbacks

The max speed of 3400 is lower than some other two speed clippers

You have to buy separate Andis blades if you want extra blades

 

– Who Might This Clipper Be For?

Those looking for a corded pet clipper

Those looking for a two speed pet clipper

Those looking for a pet clipper with detachable blades

Those who want a clipper that is squarer and provides a wider grip

 

– Who Might This Clipper NOT Be For?

Those looking for a clipper with more than 2 speeds

Those looking for a cordless animal clipper

Those looking for a cheap clipper

 

– Summary 

Overall, this clipper is good and works well. It has no major drawbacks. Having said that, for the price you pay, it may be worth looking at either the Andis Super AG2, or the Andis AGC2 UltraEdge – both of which have higher top speeds

 

– View Clipper

View the Andis AG 2-Speed+ Detachable Blade Clipper on Amazon

 

Andis Super AG2 2-Speed Detachable Blade Clipper

– Features

A corded animal clipper

For light to thick coats

A 2 speed clipper with speeds of 3400 and also 4400 strokes per minute

Has a squarer and wider grip clipper

Made of shatter proof clipper housing

Has an ON lock switch

Has a 4 x 4 blade drive for 25% more blade torque

Has a 120V | 60Hz Rotary motor

Has a 14 foot power cord

Weighs 1.10 lbs., and is 7.13 inches in length

Compatible with Andis detachable blades, and Oster A5 detachable blades

Comes with a #10 UltraEdge Andis detachable blade

 

– Potential Drawbacks

You have to buy extra blades separately

 

– Who Might This Clipper Be For?

Those looking for a corded pet clipper

Those looking for a two speed pet clipper

Those looking for a pet clipper with detachable blades

Those who want a clipper that is squarer and provides a wider grip

Those who want to do both general grooming and heavier duty grooming

 

– Who Might This Clipper NOT Be For?

Those looking for a clipper with more than 2 speeds

Those looking for a cordless animal clipper

Those looking for a cheap clipper

 

– Summary 

These clippers are some of the better clippers on the market for both lighter and heavier grooming. They are certainly worth the money. The Andis AGC2 UltraEdge Super 2-Speed Pet Clippers are an alternative to these clippers if you to look at another popular 2 speed clipper

 

– View Clipper

View the Andis Super AG2 2-Speed Detachable Blade Clipper on Amazon

 

Andis AGC 1-Speed Detachable Blade Clipper

– Features

An electric/corded animal clipper

Might be good for amateur groomers, and light to medium coats

Comes at an affordable price

Motor has 1 speed of 2700 strokes per minute

The rotary motor is 120V | 60Hz

Has a locking switch so you can lock the clipper to ON mode

Has a rounder and ergonomic grip clipper

Has a 14 foot power cord

Clipper weighs 1.10 lbs., and is 7.13 inches in length

Works with all Andis detachable clipper blades

Comes with a #10 CeramicEdge Blade

Option to buy with a storage case

 

– Potential Drawbacks

Not a two speed or multiple speed clipper

You have to buy extra blades separately

Not as good for super thick coats as thinner and regular coats

 

– Who Might This Clipper Be For?

Those looking for a corded clipper

Those looking for a one speed clipper

Those looking for a clipper that takes detachable blades

 

– Who Might This Clipper NOT Be For?

Those who want to go with the newer model AGC2 clippers

Those who want a cordless pet clipper

Those who want a variable speed clipper

 

– Summary 

Overall, as long as a one speed 2700 SPM clipper is what you’re looking for, this is a good value pet clipper with no major drawbacks.

It may work fairly smoothly and not be too loud when clipping.

 

– View Clipper

View the Andis AGC 1-Speed Detachable Blade Clipper on Amazon

 

Andis AGC2 UltraEdge Super 2-Speed Pet Clipper Review/Summary

– Features

Might be one of the more popular Andis pet clippers, and might be one of the most versatile dog clippers on the market.

A corded dog clipper unit designed for both thin and thick coat dogs

Can be used on dogs such as poodles, terriers, spaniels and similar dogs

Has a Super two-speed rotary motor designed for professionals, but regular owners can use them too.

The motor is designed to stay cooler than the magnetic motor design – has a 120V | 60Hz rotary motor

One of the more heavy duty and versatile dog clippers on the market

A 2 speed clipper. Has one low speed and one high speed – 3400, and 4400 strokes per minute

Clipper weighs 1.10 lbs., and is 7.13 in. in length

Has a locking switch to keep the clipper on

The clipper housing is designed to be shatter proof so it is more durable to knocks and bumps

The clipper housing is a round barrel so you can get a wider grip

Has a 14′ heavy-duty cord

Comes in standard packaging or frustration free packaging

Comes in different colors

Larger in size and slightly heavier compared to Andis SMC models

Has a detachable blade that allows you to detach one blade and attach another

Compatible with all UltraEdge, CeramicEdge and ShowEdge blades

Also compatible with the Oster A-5 blades 

Comes with a 1 year warranty – but make sure to check the warranty duration and conditions at the time you buy

Comes with an UltraEdge Size 10 Blade – good for a basic cut for straight, short to medium length coats

 

– Potential Drawbacks

The clipper unit is not cheap 

Doesn’t come with a storage case

There might be a small gap in the unit between the near where the head of the clippers are and the body. This gap looks intentional in the design and is probably fine, but some people choose to put a piece of tape over it to prevent hair etc. getting inside it. You may want to contact Andis beforehand though it case this gap serves some type of cooling or ventilation purpose

Because of the high speed of the Andis clippers, the blade can get hot if you use it continuously for longer periods. Some people get a second blade to allow one to cool off, or use blade oil to combat this problem. You can also use guide combs so that the blade isn’t in contact with your dog’s skin

Blades are sold separately apart from the blade that comes with the clipper unit (the 10 blade comes with this one)

For slightly matted coats, you’ll have to buy a 5 or 5FC blade separately

For very matted coats, or heavy/thick coats, you’ll have to buy 7 or 7FC blade separately (the most common extra blade bought)

If you want to specifically groom the pads, legs and feet, or get a specific length of cut, you’ll have to buy the other types of blades

 

– Who Might This Clipper Be For?

Amateurs and professionals

Those looking for a clipper for light and heavier thickness furs

Those looking for a corded pet clipper

Those looking for a two speed pet clipper

Those looking for a pet clipper with detachable blades

 

– Who Might This Clipper NOT Be For?

Those looking for a clipper with more than 2 speeds

Those looking for a cordless animal clipper

Those looking for a cheap clipper

 

– Summary 

Overall, this is one of the best all around and top end heavier duty clippers on the market. You get value for money when you buy them because of the performance and the quality of manufacture. They suit regular owners or professionals.

The two major things people have some issues with are the blades heating up, and the cost of extra blades (although most people usually only get an extra 7 or 7FC backup blade, and a 10 shaving blade).

 

– View Clipper

View the Andis UltraEdge Super 2-Speed Detachable Blade Professional Animal/Dog Grooming Clipper (ACG2) on Amazon

 

– What Blades To Use With This Clipper

In general, a 10 Blade works for most thin to medium length dogs for a basic coat cut. A 7 or a 7FC works for most very matted coats, or heavy coats.

If you do an online search for ‘Andis Grooming Chart’, Andis has a PDF you can check out that suggests the different blades to use for each breed, or dogs in general.

 

Andis ProClip AGC2 Professional 2-Speed Dog Clipper Review/Summary

– Features

Professional dog clippers designed for coats of all types and breeds

Is corded, with a 14 foot cord

Has 2 speeds – 3400SPM, and 4400 SPM

Comes with 4 attachment combs for different clipping lengths 

Has a detachable blade that is also a quadforce blade (designed to last 2 times longer). The blade is a 10 UltraEdge blade

Has a locking switch to prevent clipper shutting off

Motor is 120V | 60Hz

 

– Potential Drawbacks

If you want additional blades, you’ll have to buy them separately

 

– Who Might This Clipper Be For?

Those looking for a clipper for all types of coats

Those looking for a professional level clipper

Those looking for a multiple speed clipper

Those looking for a corded clipper

Those looking for a detachable blade clipper

 

– Who Might This Clipper NOT Be For?

Those looking for an ultra cheap clipper

Those looking for a cordless clipper

Those looking for a clipper with more than 2 speeds

 

– View Clipper

View the Andis ProClip AGC2 Professional 2-Speed Dog Clipper (on Amazon)

 

Andis UltraEdge & CeramicEdge Clipper Blades

We put together a separate guide about UltraEdge & CeramicEdge Andis Clipper Blades.

 

Where To Find Out More About What Andis Clipper Blades To Use

If you do an online search for ‘Andis Grooming Chart’, Andis has a PDF you can check out that suggests the different blades to use for each breed, or dogs in general.

For specific breeds, you might groom in a specific style.

Search ‘Andis Poodle Grooming Guide’ for a poodle grooming guide and you can find blade selection tips for different styles like Sporting, Puppy, Miami, Bichon etc.

Do the same thing and replace ‘poodle’ with the name of the breed you want to groom to find their relevant guides.

 

Other Animal & Dog Clippers

You can check out some of the best dog clippers on the market at the moment in this guide.

 

 

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