With some Andis pet clippers with detachable blades, you have to buy blades separately for different depths of cuts and different coat thicknesses and types.
The UltraEdge is one range of blades offered by Andis.
In this Andis UltraEdge Blade Reviews Guide, we discuss the different UltraEdge blades available, what they do/are used for and what clippers they are compatible with.
Let’s take a look at them!
(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)
Andis UltraEdge Blade Reviews & Buyer’s Guide
You can view the Andis UltraEdge Blades here:
- Most Of The Range Of The Andis UltraEdge Blades (on Amazon)
- Andis UltraEdge 7 Skip Tooth Blade (on Amazon)
- Andis UltraEdge 2 Blade (on Amazon)
What Are The Andis UltraEdge Blades?
They are carbonized steel blades with a chrome finish.
What Are The Most Commonly Used Andis UltraEdge Blades?
As starter blades, regular owners might get a Size 10 blade, and a Size 7 or 7FC blade. A Size 10 blade might be included in the clipper purchase you make as part of the kit.
In terms of blades for common grooming:
The most common blades used for the body of thin to medium hair, straight hair dogs, might be a 10 blade.
For slightly matted hair you might use a 5 or 5FC blade.
For very matted hair or very thick and heavy coats, you might use a 7 or 7FC blade.
For dogs’ pads, you might use a 15 to 5 /8″ Wide blade
For legs, you might use a 3¾FC, 5 /8″HT, ¾”HT, Combs or Scissors
For feet (except poodles), beards, mustaches and furnishings, you might use Combs or Scissors
For specific dog breeds, you might use specific blades for certain coat styles. Two useful PDF guides from Andis on grooming specific breeds can be found by Googling ‘Andis Grooming Chart’, and for example ‘Andis Poodle Grooming Guide’ (or the name of the breed like spaniel, poodle, terrier etc.) you want to groom.
What Are The Full Range Of Andis UltraEdge Blades, & What Do They Each Do?
Size 40 UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair 1 ⁄100″–0.25 mm
Size 30 UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair 1 ⁄50″–0.5 mm
Size 15 UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair 3 ⁄64″–1.2 mm
Size 10 UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair 1 ⁄16″–1.5 mm
Size 9 UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair 5 ⁄64″–2 mm
Size 8 1/2 UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair 7 ⁄64″–2.8 mm
Size 7 Skip Tooth UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair 1 ⁄8″–3.2 mm
Size 7FC UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair 1 ⁄8″–3.2 mm
Size 6FC UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair 3 ⁄16″–4.8 mm
Size 5 Skip Tooth UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair ¼”–6.3 mm
Size 5FC UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair ¼”–6.3 mm
Size 4 1/2FC UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair 5 ⁄16″–7.9 mm
Size 4 Skip Tooth UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair 3 ⁄8″–9.5 mm
Size 4FC UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair 3 ⁄8″–9.5 mm
Size 3 3/4 Skip Tooth UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair ½”–13 mm
Size 3 3/4FC UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair ½”–13 mm
Size 5/8 HT UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair 5 ⁄8″–16 mm
Size 5/8 Wide Toe UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair 1 ⁄32″–0.8 mm
Size 3/4 HT UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair ¾”–19 mm
Size T10 UltraEdge Blade – Leaves hair 1 ⁄16″–1.5 mm
Note that there are EGT clipper model UltraEdge blades as well in the Size 10, Size 7FC and Size 5FC blades.
In addition to the regular EGT UltraEdge Blades, there’s also the EGT UltraEdge Cat Blades and EGT UltraEdge + Blades.
What Pet Clippers Are The Andis UltraEdge Blades Compatible With?
They fit detachable blade clippers like the Andis models AG, AGC, AGP, AGRC, AGCL, AGR+, AGRV, DBLC, MBG, SMC – and subsequent models like the AGC2.
One example of one of these pet clippers with compatibility is the Andis UltraEdge Super 2-Speed Detachable Blade Professional Animal/Dog Grooming Clipper (AGC2).
Although, it’s a good idea to check the product information of the clipper prior to buying to make sure future models are compatible specifically withe the UltraEdge blades.
These blades also fit the Oster A5 and Wahl KM Series clippers.
You can check out some of the best clippers on the market in this guide, and see if the clippers are compatible with the Andis blades.
Andis UltraEdge Blade Care
Andis offers two main products for blade care:
- Andis Cool Care Plus Clipper Blade Cleaner (on Amazon) – acts as a coolant, disinfectant, lubricant and cleaner
- Andis Blade Care Plus Dip Jar, 16 oz (on Amazon) – cools, deodorizes, lubricates, cleans, prevents rust and decontaminates blades
Andis UltraEdge Blade Heating & Cooling
Some clipper blades become hot when you use them continuously for longer periods.
You can either use coolant, or some people buy a backup of the same blade and interchange/rotate them so one blade can cool down while they are using the other.
Andis UltraEdge vs CeramicEdge Blade Comparison
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