Andis has a few different cordless clippers to choose from in their different ranges.
Two of those clippers are the Pulse ZR and the Supra ZR (there’s also the ZR II out now too).
We thought it would be useful to do a Andis Pulse ZR vs Supra ZR Cordless Clipper Comparison Guide where you can see the main differences between these clippers.
We’ve also listed the main features of each in case you want a quick summary of what they offer.
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 Pulse ZR vs Supra ZR Cordless Clipper Comparison Guide
If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing the Andis clippers here:
- Andis Pulse ZR II 5-Speed Detachable Blade Cordless Clipper Kit (on Chewy)
- Andis Pulse ZR Cordless Clipper (on Amazon) – pet hair clipper
- Andis Supra ZR Cordless Clipper (on Amazon) – human hair clipper
NOTE: the Supra ZR II (on Amazon) is now out and available as well.
Some major upgrades are a removable battery (instead of a built in battery) and a 2.5 hour battery run time
Andis Pulse ZR vs Supra ZR: Summary, & Which To Get
It’s very simple:
– The Pulse ZR is a pet hair clipper designed for pet hair and fur
– The Supra ZR is a human hair clipper designed for human hair
Pet hair and fur clippers usually have motors and blades (usually wider with differently spaced teeth) designed for thicker and coarser animal hair, and even double coats.
Some people manage to use a pet hair clipper on human hair on the lower speeds effectively, but that is not what they are designed for.
Human hair clippers are designed for softer and finer human hair, and certainly aren’t meant for pet hair.
Andis Pulse ZR vs Supra ZR: Main Features To Consider, & Summary
A cordless clipper for pet grooming
Designed for heavy duty pet clipping, but in reality it’s better for light to medium thickness coats
Used by either amateurs or professional groomers.
Has a detachable blade
Has 5 speeds – and you can adjust the speed between 2500 to 4500 strokes per minute
Motor is a 100-240V motor, and is 50-60Hz
Comes with a rechargeable non-removable battery
The battery is a lithium ion battery, which lasts 2 hours per charge. You can get multiple cuts on multiple pets out of the battery before it dies usually
This clipper works with UltraEdge® CeramicEdge® and Show Edge™ blades
The clipper weighs 1.10 lbs, so is lightweight
The length of the clipper is 8.13 inches
In the kit you get the clipper, charger stand, Tube of Blade Oil and Cord Pack Adapter
On Amazon, you also get a Ceramic edge size 10 blade (but check this at the time of purchase as inclusions can change)
– Potential Drawbacks
The battery is built into the clipper and is not removable. You can’t have a backup charged battery ready to put into the clipper unless you buy a second clipper
With some models, the charger can be inconsistent in recognising or charging the clipper
With some models, the motor or battery can become inconsistent after a few months or a year and cut in and out
You have to buy extra clipper blades separately – at present you only get a 10 blade with it
– Who Might The Clipper Be For?
Those looking for a 5 speed clipper
Those looking for a cordless clipper
Those looking for a rechargeable clipper
Those looking for a pet, or human clipper
Those looking for a clipper with detachable blades
Those looking for a clipper for light to medium thickness coats
– Who Might This Clipper NOT Be For?
Those looking for a corded clipper
Those looking for a cheap clipper
Those looking for a cordless clipper with a removable battery
The clipper is good when it works. It appears there may be some issues with the charger, motor and battery on some models – which is not what you would expect for the price. It’s probably better to look elsewhere for the time being until whatever is causing these issues for some users to be resolved. The warranty is a limited 1 year warranty at the moment, and you would probably expect it to be a bit longer than that for the price.
– View Clipper
You can buy additional Andis CeramicEdge Blades (on Amazon) for the Pulse ZR. At the moment, it only comes with a 10 blade when you buy on Amazon. Check the inclusions at your time of purchase.
Usually most people start with a 10 blade and a 7 FC blade and go from there. You might also buy a cheap detachable clipper comb set instead of the blades
You can read more about Andis clipper blades in these guides:
To find out more information about animal clipper blades, 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.
Google ‘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.
A cordless human hair clipper that can cut wet or dry hair
It’s designed for Heavy duty for high-volume haircutting
Has a rotary motor and a lithium ion battery
Has 5 speeds to select from and is adjustable from 1,800 to 3,800 strokes per minute
Has a 2-hour run time on a 2-hour charge
Works with all UltraEdge® and CeramicEdge® blades
Weighs 1.10 lbs.
Is 8.13 inches in length
The charger stand is dual voltage at 100-240 V. The frequency of the charger stand is 50-60 Hz
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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