By Nicole Kallish, Andis Global Education Manager—Animal
The Andis Vida™ Clipper boasts a lightweight, ergonomic design that fits smaller-sized hands better, and features a quiet motor plus cordless charging with a USB-C cable. The Vida is great for many parts of a groom such as sanitary trims, paw pad trims, shaving faces and feet, and the lion cut on felines. However, the adjustable blade lengths of 9, 10, 15, 30 and 40 are typically not used for grooming body styles, which require a longer coat length. But now you can—with the new 8-Piece Adjustable Blade Stainless-Steel Attachment Comb Set. This set of attachments will also work with the Andis Pulse Li 5, if that clipper is part of your tool kit.
This brand-new offering from Andis will help you create your way, with more versatility and style, and all with one tool. The set features eight different stainless-steel attachment combs, which are color-coded for easy identification and come in a clear storage case to help you stay organized. The real benefit of this set is the stainless-steel tines, because they will glide through a properly prepared coat with ease, leaving a much smoother finish, and with less passes than traditional plastic-type attachment combs. Efficient use of grooming tools is one of the keys to success, and the Vida Clipper with the Adjustable Blade Stainless-Steel Attachment Comb Set helps professional groomers achieve that next level of efficiency.
Using the adjustable blade Vida clipper and the new Andis attachment comb set, I can groom all my miniature poodles with ease. I use the Vida without attachments for all prep work, shaved faces and feet, and then put on my desired attachment combs to complete the body groom—without ever having to change clippers. I often will use a shorter attachment comb such as the blue #2 for the body and go a little longer on the legs with the yellow #0 attachment comb. A quick fluff and scissor to finish and we are good to go. Another fantastic way to use the Vida with these new attachment combs is to do outline trims. On dogs such as Golden Retrievers or Australian Shepherds, we often do not cut into the coat, but rather clip or scissor the outline leaving a natural look, which is easier for dog owners to manage. The underline, leg feathers, rear and tail can be skimmed off with ease using attachment combs and minimal touch up work with thinning shears as needed. This will speed up your grooming time and help you get more pets on your table throughout the day.