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post #61 of 415
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Originally Posted by Stay strong View Post

So andis t-liners are the best for doing edging ? What's the second best?

Just my opinion, but the Styliner II's are second best.
post #62 of 415
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Originally Posted by Trav T View Post

Why would you want to sell those 2 very good tools?

The wahls are more for barbers. The wahls are solid but I need a light weight all around clippers. The andis envy are solid to me. probably sell the liners to get the smaller black t liner or wahl hero
post #63 of 415
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yeah youre right i didnt see that magic clips were that cheap. i thought that they went for more. i agree with you though in that investing in a pair of clippers like masters or fast feeds would work better than buying a cheap pair of clippers. clipper oil is also a necessity too. always gotta keep the blades oiled.
i recently just ordered some oster speed lines from altantabarbers. waiting for them to get in tm.
http://stores.atlantabarber.com/-strse-22/Oster-Speedline-Clipper/Detail.bok

i repeat you do not need a expensive clipper. $30 clipper is just fine for at home use The expensive ones are for barbers and proffesionals
post #64 of 415
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So andis t-liners are the best for doing edging ? What's the second best?

wahl heros. to be truthful i bought a $15 liner from walmart wahls and they were sharp as heck just as good as t liners or better
post #65 of 415
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You don't NEED an expensive clipper, but there is also no point in spending $30 on a decent one if you can get the professional ones for $40. I'm not saying you have to buy Andis Masters for $100, but there are some professional clippers that can be had at very reasonably prices. If you really want the best fades, you need the professional ones.
post #66 of 415
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wahl heros. to be truthful i bought a $15 liner from walmart wahls and they were sharp as heck just as good as t liners or better

no disrespect, i am curious as to what kind of hair you have. i am asian and i have tried the other liners before and it leaves stuble when i use the cheap ones because the blades are not close enough. however, i have cut some black friends hair and cheaper liners do get the job done
post #67 of 415
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no disrespect, i am curious as to what kind of hair you have. i am asian and i have tried the other liners before and it leaves stuble when i use the cheap ones because the blades are not close enough. however, i have cut some black friends hair and cheaper liners do get the job done


Is your name Alex? nerd.gif
post #68 of 415
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Is your name Alex? nerd.gif

yeah it is. whats up?
post #69 of 415
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Originally Posted by Trav T View Post

You don't NEED an expensive clipper, but there is also no point in spending $30 on a decent one if you can get the professional ones for $40. I'm not saying you have to buy Andis Masters for $100, but there are some professional clippers that can be had at very reasonably prices. If you really want the best fades, you need the professional ones.

naw, if you really want the best fades you need to know how to cut hair! I saw barbers use cheap $30 clippers on my head such as the andis envy i bought and faded me up good and others.
post #70 of 415
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Pro clippers + knowing how to cut hair = best cut possible.
post #71 of 415
Man how do you cut a cowlick? Pretty sure I have one on my crown & I keep screwing up my head a cutting it too short because I can't figure out the direction my hair grows in that spot mean.gif
post #72 of 415
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Man how do you cut a cowlick? Pretty sure I have one on my crown & I keep screwing up my head a cutting it too short because I can't figure out the direction my hair grows in that spot mean.gif

If you're running a guard through your hair, just cut in different directions and keep the clippers flat on your head. If you're doing a cut with scissors for longer hair, you have to leave the hair around the cowlick longer or else it will stick straight up if you go too short.
post #73 of 415
Updated my post on the first page with my equipment and my cut.
post #74 of 415
can someone tell me what the game's haircut is called? What would I tell my barber to do? I usually get a dark ceaser with a temple taper, and taper in the back. His I can't figure out what to call it. I can't post a picture but I'm talking about how he currently looks. Light on the sides and dark on top with his waves.
post #75 of 415

Andis improved master and t outliner for guards I use the andis magnetic guards
post #76 of 415
I've been cutting my own hair for a minute now, my roommate at school and I used to cut each other but he went on co-op rotation this past semester so I had to learn (the hard way laugh.gif) how to work the back of my head.

For edges and shaping up I do have the Andis GTX they work really well....but my clippers I've been using are pretty old, my dad used to use them like 12 yrs ago so I was looking for an upgrade b/c they don't seem to be giving me the closest cut, they're Oster Speed Liners if anyone owns them.

Question for you guys though: Would the Wahl Seniors be the best bet? I want something that cuts pretty close and goes through hair pretty smoothly nerd.gif
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post #77 of 415
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Those Andis Masters are nice!

LyonBC1, you could always try adjusting the blade on the Speed Line to be closer. There's some videos of how to do it on YouTube. Just look up "adjust Fast Feed." It's pretty much the same thing. If that doesn't work, then Wahl 5-Star Seniors or Wahl Magic Clips would be a safe bet.
post #78 of 415
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Super late on my post update, but... Oh well...




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












You did a pretty clean cut on yourself. That sideburns and line-up is so difficult when you're doing it on yourself.
post #79 of 415
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You did a pretty clean cut on yourself. That sideburns and line-up is so difficult when you're doing it on yourself.

Its a whole different ball game compared to doing yourself.. Ive been doing my self for years but if Im cutting someone else.. i take a while
the practice really depends if your on yourself or someone else....
post #80 of 415
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You did a pretty clean cut on yourself. That sideburns and line-up is so difficult when you're doing it on yourself.

Its a whole different ball game compared to doing yourself.. Ive been doing my self for years but if Im cutting someone else.. i take a while
the practice really depends if your on yourself or someone else....

I need to work on my speed cutting friends' hair. I've been taking 2+ hours lately laugh.gif.
post #81 of 415
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I need to work on my speed cutting friends' hair. I've been taking 2+ hours lately laugh.gif.

word

its that attention to detail

I like to cut... Like i like to get cut... nothing else. smokin.gif

Im guessing thats good for both parties
post #82 of 415
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Yeah, but sometimes the friends complain about having to sit on their *** for over 2 hours laugh.gif.
post #83 of 415
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Yeah, but sometimes the friends complain about having to sit on their *** for over 2 hours laugh.gif.

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i feel you bro... I just cant; let a dude off unless its perfect to my standards

Im going to join a barber school or something in the future maybe ill get the flow going. Its fun but the balance between time and quality is important
post #84 of 415
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Those Andis Masters are nice!

LyonBC1, you could always try adjusting the blade on the Speed Line to be closer. There's some videos of how to do it on YouTube. Just look up "adjust Fast Feed." It's pretty much the same thing. If that doesn't work, then Wahl 5-Star Seniors or Wahl Magic Clips would be a safe bet.

Cool thanks man, I'll try that out first and see if they cut a little closer
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post #85 of 415
So Ive been lurking on this thread. Is the consensus that the Andis-T combined with the problades, would be sharp enough to get a really close shave? I cant find anything except the balding clippers, and those dont get as close as id like either. Also, is there a performance difference between the Outliner models, such as the II and the T-Outliner? If so, which should I purchase?


Last, for pure shaving needs, would you suggest an Outliner with the problades, or the Wahl super shave, electric foil shaver in the posts up above?
post #86 of 415
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Originally Posted by Phen0m View Post

So Ive been lurking on this thread. Is the consensus that the Andis-T combined with the problades, would be sharp enough to get a really close shave? I cant find anything except the balding clippers, and those dont get as close as id like either. Also, is there a performance difference between the Outliner models, such as the II and the T-Outliner? If so, which should I purchase?


Last, for pure shaving needs, would you suggest an Outliner with the problades, or the Wahl super shave, electric foil shaver in the posts up above?

Are you trying to shave your head or facial hair?

The difference between the T-Outliner and Outliner II is slight. They have the same body, only the blade is different. The Outliner II has advantages in edging in tight spaces, like goatees or lining up a child. The T-blade has the advantage of corner cutting with the very edge of the blade. It's easier to do sideburns and go around the ears with them.
post #87 of 415
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Are you trying to shave your head or facial hair?
The difference between the T-Outliner and Outliner II is slight. They have the same body, only the blade is different. The Outliner II has advantages in edging in tight spaces, like goatees or lining up a child. The T-blade has the advantage of corner cutting with the very edge of the blade. It's easier to do sideburns and go around the ears with them.

I'm looking for a new device to shave with. I currently use the baling clippers, but the motor is going bad. I generally cant use electric shavers due to having curled facial hair, but the Super close Wahl foil shaver, intrigues me.
post #88 of 415
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The Wahl foil shaver might be a good choice. I've never used liners/trimmers for shaving my face because I have sensitive skin and am afraid it would irritate it. I wouldn't recommend shaving with pro-mate blades because they are very sharp. Perhaps shaving with the stock Andis blades could work. Maybe someone here has more experience shaving with T-Outliners/Outliner IIs.
post #89 of 415
Just bought the Wahl hero. Kind of pissed. I paid $46 for it out the door and its only $25 on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Wahl-Professional-WA8991-Blade-Trimmer/dp/B003RUOMHC
post #90 of 415
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Originally Posted by Trav T View Post

The Wahl foil shaver might be a good choice. I've never used liners/trimmers for shaving my face because I have sensitive skin and am afraid it would irritate it. I wouldn't recommend shaving with pro-mate blades because they are very sharp. Perhaps shaving with the stock Andis blades could work. Maybe someone here has more experience shaving with T-Outliners/Outliner IIs.

They're money if you ask me. I have sensitive skin as well and there's no way I'd wet shave my face, my barber always used the T outliner to trim my beard and I've never had any issues with it messing with my skin and now I'm using the outliner II & it's pretty much the same.
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