Frequently Asked Questions
Blades Q & A
What is the difference between detachable and adjustable blades?
Ans. Detachable blades are designed to be removed from the clipper in seconds without tools while an adjustable blade is affixed to the clipper with two screws. With detachable blades the length of the hair is achieved by changing out the entire blade. With an adjustable blade, a range of hair cutting length can be achieved by adjusting a lever on the side of the unit. A typical length range for an adjustable blade is #000-1. Plastic attachment combs are available for both types of blades.
What is the difference between a trimmer T-blade and a square blade?
Ans. Knowing the difference between these two blades is essential when trimming hair. A T-blade's curved edges enable easy handling and better access for trimming around the ears, back of neck, beards and moustaches and cutting designs into the hair. For everything else and general shaving, a square blade is a perfect tool.
What is the difference between CeramicEdge® and UltraEdge® blades?
Ans. UltraEdge® blades are long-lasting and dependable. These blades undergo a special hardening process and are finished in chrome to resist corrosion and keep them sharp. CeramicEdge® blades are the pinnacle of blade technology a high tech zirconium oxide ceramic cutting blade means they run cooler than steel and stay sharper longer. CeramicEdge blades are perfect for the hair professional who does a high volume of clipper cuts.
Can I use aftermarket/other brand blades on my clipper or trimmer?
Ans. We suggest only using Andis manufactured blades on your Andis tool; they are designed and engineered specifically for that model to achieve optimum cutting performance.
How do I know which blades fit my clipper or trimmer?
Ans. The documentation that came with your clipper or trimmer will reference your blade's item number. If you cannot find it you can search by your tool's item number, model number or name on the Andis Blade Finder.
Are there any blades that can be interchangeable between human and animal use?
Ans. In the Andis detachable blade line there are several blade sizes that overlap between animal and human use. However, blades used to groom an animal coat should never be used on a human.