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I am not a barber, but this is one of my favorite hobbies. Here's what I'm working with right now:

Andis SpeedMaster II, Wahl 5-Star Senior, Andis T-Outliner, Andis Styliner II Trimmer


I have Pro-Mate blades on my Liners


Fade Blade on the 5-Star Seniors


I hardly use my SpeedMasters any more. They were my first clippers, but they are crap compared to the 5-Star Seniors. The 5-Star Senior is great! I highly recommend them. If you don't feel like dishing out the money, though, you can get the Wahl 5-Star Magic Clip for much less. The never version has the same fade blade and same V9000 motor.

For my liners, I mostly use my T-Outliners. They get hot fast, though, so I have to pull out the Styliners sometimes. I took off the stock Andis T-Blades and replaced them with Pro-Mates. They have deeper teeth, cut much better, and don't rust.

What are your favorite tools?
post #2 of 411
I have a classic 76

I need a smaller machine to fade and stuff... any suggestions? I was thinking of getting the other Oster fast feed which looks like a smaller Classic 76

Got an old Andis 'speedmaster' with a lever on the side, not really impressed by it.

Been cutting my hair for years now. Still havent tried cutting other peoples hair, just waiting until my son is a little older to get some decent practice in laugh.gifsmokin.gif
post #3 of 411
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I wouldn't recommend rotary clippers for most of your fading. They are great for taking down hair, though. I think any of these would be great choices:

Oster Fast Feed
Wahl 5-Star Senior
Wahl 5-Star Magic Clip
Wahl Super Taper II
Andis Master Clippers (if you wanna get really fancy with it)

I recommend the Wahl clippers because they are the best value, don't get too hot, aren't too heavy, and give you the results to rival the Andis Masters. I don't recommend any of the older Wahl models (non-5-Star) because they can get hot really fast.
Edited by Trav T - 11/24/12 at 4:30am
post #4 of 411
I only got an Oster Classic 76, and an Andis Outliner. I'm not a barber, just for personal use.
post #5 of 411
I'm one of the few that uses the regular Outliner over the T-Outliner. I thought it would be easier to line with the shorter blade. I might try a T-Outliner though if I ever need to replace mine.
post #6 of 411
T outliner or style liner II? Just using it for dry shaving & edging my beard nerd.gif
post #7 of 411
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Any opinions on the Andis Superliner?

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post #8 of 411
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Originally Posted by shogun View Post

I'm one of the few that uses the regular Outliner over the T-Outliner. I thought it would be easier to line with the shorter blade. I might try a T-Outliner though if I ever need to replace mine.

Sometimes there are tight spaces where I can see the Outliner II being more useful. I like T-blades, though, so I can cut with the corners. You can always just order a T-blade and swap it out with the Outliner II blade. The body of the liners is exactly the same. Only the blades are different.
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T outliner or style liner II? Just using it for dry shaving & edging my beard nerd.gif

I prefer the T-Outliner. Its only flaw is that it gets hot after only 10-15 min of use. The Styliner II has a more powerful motor, yet stays cool for longer. You can't go wrong with either one.
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Hey_
Any opinions on the Andis Superliner?
Julius F. Wrek

I haven't used those, but there are some good reviews on YouTube. I think the barber favorite is still the T-Outliner.
post #9 of 411
+1 for the T-outliner with the pro mate blade. It's a good investment. When I used to try to align the blades sharper myself i'd mess up, and the regular blades get duller faster so you end up pressing in more. I usually do a 3-4 month blade rotation on normal ones, but the pro mates have been steady almost a year later. Same as day one. They're not as sharp as you can get the blades to yourself, but sharp enough and safe enough where a little pressure wont jack you up.
post #10 of 411
I need new blades on my t outliners but they still running my clippers are bootycheeks though, cuts come out kinda crappy, thinking about osters cause my barber gave me a cut withem and it was smooth as hell.
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post #11 of 411

lookin to switch to the pro mate blades on my t-outliner 2...how much do they go for and where's the cheapest place i can find it?

 

I need a new clipper for fading. From what i've read so far, i think Im goin with the 5 star seniors.
 

 

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What do you guys think of the Wahl Super Taper II Clippers?

 

 


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post #12 of 411
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Originally Posted by MoNeyLiCiouS View Post

lookin to switch to the pro mate blades on my t-outliner 2...how much do they go for and where's the cheapest place i can find it?

I need a new clipper for fading. From what i've read so far, i think Im goin with the 5 star seniors.

 

I got mine for around $16 shipped on Amazon, but you can probably find better deals on eBay. The Wahl 5-Star Seniors are a great choice. I love them. Others to consider:

Wahl 5-Star Magic Clip (Same blade and motor)
Oster Fast Feed

These vids are helpful:

Edited by Trav T - 11/27/12 at 2:00am
post #13 of 411
i got the andis outliner (not t)

do they have a set of clippers i guess you can say? for different sizes and such...?

i or what should i use for my mustache and chin hair?
post #14 of 411
i have the outliner II to be exact, i had the t, but it was harder for me to line up with it because of the length
post #15 of 411
also what is a better blade for the andis outliner II
link or name please.
post #16 of 411
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Originally Posted by beezylocks View Post

i got the andis outliner (not t)
do they have a set of clippers i guess you can say? for different sizes and such...?
i or what should i use for my mustache and chin hair?

You mean you wanna cut your facial hair with clippers, right?
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also what is a better blade for the andis outliner II
link or name please.

The stock blades aren't bad, but the Pro-Mate blades cut much better and you don't have to adjust them any closer.

http://www.amazon.com/Pro-mate-Square-Trimmer-Blade-Outliner/dp/B001TM077O/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1354012171&sr=8-4&keywords=promate+outliner
post #17 of 411
Super late on my post update, but... Oh well...




I do my cuts. They aren't perfect, but I get closer every cut.












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post #18 of 411
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Originally Posted by MoNeyLiCiouS View Post


Edit**

What do you guys think of the Wahl Super Taper II Clippers?


My friend in college used them. He's one of the best I know, and he gave super clean fades with them.
post #19 of 411
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So I was using my Styliner II's and then they started making this loud noise. I thought maybe the power was adjusted too high, so I got a flathead screwdriver and tried turning it counter-clockwise. It didn't solve it. It seems like the lower blade is not moving. Maybe it's the tension screw that needs to be loosened? Any suggestions?
post #20 of 411
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post #21 of 411
Can someone explain to me on how to taper/fade the back of my head I'm having a hard time trying to do so.
post #22 of 411
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Originally Posted by Hoosier Bad Boy 11 View Post

Can someone explain to me on how to taper/fade the back of my head I'm having a hard time trying to do so.

Which step are you stuck on?
post #23 of 411
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Originally Posted by Trav T View Post

So I was using my Styliner II's and then they started making this loud noise. I thought maybe the power was adjusted too high, so I got a flathead screwdriver and tried turning it counter-clockwise. It didn't solve it. It seems like the lower blade is not moving. Maybe it's the tension screw that needs to be loosened? Any suggestions?
Possible or maybe just a good disassembling,cleaning and make sure you oil them good(not the motor). While you'er at it make sure the arm that moves the lower blade isn't bent to far up or down.Sometimes slightly bending it up or down helps the lower blade move better,also add the clipper lube to that also,
post #24 of 411
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Originally Posted by Trav T View Post

So I was using my Styliner II's and then they started making this loud noise. I thought maybe the power was adjusted too high, so I got a flathead screwdriver and tried turning it counter-clockwise. It didn't solve it. It seems like the lower blade is not moving. Maybe it's the tension screw that needs to be loosened? Any suggestions?
Possible or maybe just a good disassembling,cleaning and make sure you oil them good(not the motor). While you'er at it make sure the arm that moves the lower blade isn't bent to far up or down.Sometimes slightly bending it up or down helps the lower blade move better,also add the clipper lube to that also,

Thanks, man. I'll give it a shot and let you know how it goes.
post #25 of 411
i ordered these oster 76 classics from amazon and they just came in today. smokin.gif

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post #26 of 411
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Originally Posted by pecan View Post

Is it hard to cut your own hair? you can save thousands doing so but is it worth it to get it professionally done let me know

It depends on the cut. If you have longer hair, then you're gonna need some help on the blending. If you're just running a guard through the top of your hair, then it is very possible to do. All you gotta worry about is getting good at fading/blending. The edge up can be challenging, though. I can't tell you how many times I've messed up on the hook of my sideburns and had to have an experienced friend fix it laugh.gif.
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i ordered these oster 76 classics from amazon and they just came in today. smokin.gif


Nice pick up! I always thought those looked cool because they look like a lightsaber hilt laugh.gif.
post #27 of 411
Just a quick question: Ive decided on getting a T-Outliner to maintain my beard but I came across another model by Andis called the GTX which is apparently an upgraded version with all black casing. Does anyone have any feedback/experience with it?
post #28 of 411
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The GTX version has a blade with deeper teeth that is similar to the Pro-Mate blades. It cuts a little better.
post #29 of 411
^ Thanks, the GTX is like 5 bucks more and I like the housing so I figured why not; Just wanted to make sure it was equivalent or better than the OG
post #30 of 411
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^ Thanks, the GTX is like 5 bucks more and I like the housing so I figured why not; Just wanted to make sure it was equivalent or better than the OG

Yeah, no problem! I actually wish I had the GTX version. The all black casing looks slick.
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