Post your Barber Clippers/Liners: Barber Tools Discussion/Questions

Discussion in 'General' started by trav t, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. trav t

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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?
     
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  2. mrbrown

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    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 :lol :smokin
     
  3. trav t

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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.
     
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  4. mkc1983

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    I only got an Oster Classic 76, and an Andis Outliner. I'm not a barber, just for personal use.
     
  5. shogun

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    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.
     
  6. cj863

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    T outliner or style liner II? Just using it for dry shaving & edging my beard 8o
     
  7. julius wrek

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    Hey_

    Any opinions on the Andis Superliner?

    Julius F. Wrek
     
  8. trav t

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    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.

    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.

    I haven't used those, but there are some good reviews on YouTube. I think the barber favorite is still the T-Outliner.
     
  9. Mark Antony

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    +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.
     
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  10. currensy

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    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.
     
  11. moneylicious

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    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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  12. trav t

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    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:





     
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  13. beezylocks

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    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?
     
  14. beezylocks

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    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
     
  15. beezylocks

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    also what is a better blade for the andis outliner II
    link or name please.
     
  16. trav t

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    You mean you wanna cut your facial hair with clippers, right?

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

     
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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.







     
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  18. trav t

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    My friend in college used them. He's one of the best I know, and he gave super clean fades with them.
     
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  19. trav t

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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?
     
  20. ohmygosher

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    For all my bald brothers....

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