Oster A5 Turbo vs Andis AGC2 Dog Clipper Comparison Guide


When it comes to some of the most popular dog hair grooming clippers on the market, Oster and Andis are up there with their Turbo A5 and AGC2 models.

With this in mind, we thought it would be very useful for you to have a side by side Oster A5 Turbo vs Andis AGC2 Dog Clipper Comparison Guide.

We’ve listed the main features of each clipper below, as well as the similarities and differences.

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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Oster A5 Turbo vs Andis AGC2 Dog Clipper Comparison Guide

If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing each of these dog grooming clippers here:


Oster A5 Turbo vs Andis AGC2: Summary, & Differences

Right now, we feel like the Andis presents better overall value because of it’s design & performance, and considering the similar price between the two.

Overall, the Andis AGC2 is lighter, shorter in length and has a longer power cord to work with.

The AGC2 has speeds of 3400, and 4400 strokes per minute to choose from, whilst the Oster has speeds of 3000 and 4000 strokes per minute.

Faster is not necessarily better, but when you consider motor performance, they are similar, with the Andis having a Super Rotary motor and the Oster having a universal rotary motor.

Both can be used on most coat types of pets.

Both work with detachable blades – you can buy the Andis CeramicEdge or UltraEdge blades with the Andis, while you’d probably get the Cryogen-X blades with the Oster.


Oster A5 Turbo vs Andis AGC2: Features

Andis AGC2

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

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 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 

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

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


Oster A5 Turbo

A corded pet clipper that can be used on dogs, cats, horses, and livestock

Has a heavy-duty universal motor capable of two speeds at 3000 and 4000 strokes per minute

Compatible with Oster A5 detachable Cryogen-X™ blades, and Elite Cryogen-X™ and Take Down Quick Wide ™ blade series

Comes with a #10 Cryogen-X blade included, as well as blade oil, clipper grease, a cleaning brush, and replacement carbon brushes

Comes in two colors – blue and black

Has a 1 year warranty

Made in the USA of foreign and domestic parts

Has a 12 foot power cord

The clipper weighs 1.7 lbs

The clipper dimensions are 1.9″ H x 2.1″ W x 8.2″ L

Has a universal rotary motor

Runs at 45 Watts


Oster A5 Turbo vs Andis AGC2: Reviews

You can read full review guides of each dog clipper here:

Andis AGC2 UltraEdge 2 Speed Pet Clipper Review

Oster A5 Turbo 2 Speed Pet Clipper Review


Oster and Andis Clipper Blades

You can read more about the detachable blades for each clipper below:

Have a cooler running ceramic cutter than the UltraEdge blades.


The original detachable blade by Andis before the CeramicEdge blades came out.


An UltraEdge vs CeramicEdge blade comparison outlining the main differences and similarities.


Designed for creating a fine and smooth finish on a dog’s coat without leaving tracks from the blade in the hair. They are meant to provide a finer cut with fewer passes through the hair.


The Cryogen-X blades are detachable high carbon steel clipper blades that fit on most of Oster’s popular pet grooming clippers.

They are designed to run cooler than Oster’s other blades, require less sharpening, and have an extended blade life.


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