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Oster Turbo A5 2 Speed Clipper

Oster
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The Oster Turbo A5 2 Speed Clipper is a powerful 45 watt clipper with over 4,000 strokes per minute. Now an even more powerful, cooler running A5. The Turbo A5 housing temperature is 20% cooler than its leading competitor, plus a more powerful, faster running two speed motor with a wider blade sweep for maximum cutting. The Oster Turbo A5 2 Speed Clipper is complete with #10 Cryotech blade, made with a process to enhance the steel for a more durable, longer lasting blade.

Favorite Features

  • High velocity 2 Speed motor design (4K strokes per minute)
  • Heavy Duty universal motor technology
  • Comes with standard size 10 Wide Blade
  • 1 year limited Warranty
  • Step by Step Instructional DVD
  • Soft sided carrying case
  • Mane & Tail Comb
  • Includes: Carbon Brushes, Blade Oil, & Cleaning Brush

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    Oster Turbo A5 2 Speed Clipper is rated 3.2308 out of 5 by 26.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor clippers I bought these for doing light bib, apron or trace clips on my horses. I've always been a Wahl fan, but these came highly recommended. Honestly, I could not be more disappointed! As other reviewers have mentioned, the blade does not stay snug against the housing, and the blades leave tracks, even when they were brand new and the horse was spotlessly clean. It is even a struggle to use these on bridle paths and legs. I won't be buying Oster clippers again!
    Date published: 2013-10-16
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poorly made, not worth it I had the exact same experience with these clippers as the reviewers SportMorgan and LongfieldFarm wrote about in their reviews. The blades do not stay in place against the body of the clipper, and the clipping quality is terrible! I am an experienced groom and have clipped hundreds of times, and these were very disappointing. For an easy trim job, I expected a lot more. It would have been FAR less expensive to pay someone else to clip my horse's bridlepath, face, ears, and legs. I sent these back to Oster, and the replacement pair they sent has had the exact same problems. I wouldn't recommend these clippers if you are planning to use them more than once.
    Date published: 2013-10-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Darn Good I used these today to body clip my mare. Although I stopped to cool them every 10 minutes, my hyper sensitive horse never complained about the heat. My only "cons" are that they are difficult to maneuver around legs and the blade replacement instructions are TERRIBLE. We had to find a you tube video to figure it out... But, for light/medium weight coats, this clipper is great.
    Date published: 2012-10-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed in Performance I have a Cushing's pony that needs a full body clip 3-4 times during the summer. I did like how these are so light weight, and I don't mind the cord, but the clipper body heats up after about 20 minutes and the blades heat up in about 45 minutes. They do great around the face/head and legs but it takes me 4-5 hours to do her whole body so I'm back looking for a heavier duty clipper. If her coat wasn't so dense they might perform better. I don't feel these do a good job on the body but are good for the legs.
    Date published: 2012-05-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from sorely disappointed I bought this based on the reviews and because it was on sale. My plan was to use it for some light body clipping and trim ups. 20 minutes into my first clip the clippers were overheated, making weird noises like they werent functioning properly and not cutting evenly. The horse I used them on had been blanketed all winter and had a light coat. Needless to say, my poor horse ended up with a really bad haircut that took 4 hours to do. I will be sending these back. Dont bother trying these clippers. Waste of time and money. Very disappointed.
    Date published: 2012-02-22
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disappointed I have had other A5 clippers for years, and was really excited about these clippers when I purchased them two years ago. They have been nothing but trouble. Heat up quickly, needed $100 of work after a year, blade doesn't stay tight against the clipper.I have been clipping for years and finally decided to replace a very old pair of A5's and I must say that I was extremely disappointed.
    Date published: 2011-10-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Clippers I've body clipped horses and dogs with a pair of these clippers and my only complaint is that they get hot too quickly. Their size and weight is perfect, but the body gets really hot, making the blades heat up quickly as well. If they didn't overheat so fast, I would have given them a 5* rating. If you body clip a lot of horses, the Lister Star clippers might be more worth while.
    Date published: 2011-10-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of equipment I have only had my set for about a month but so far they have been a great purchase! between keeping 4 horses and a dog trimmed...they are keeping up with all my work!
    Date published: 2011-10-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Clippers! These are quite simply my favorite clippers. I full body clip my Percheron X quite easily and quickly. My advice is to get the wide blade for large area clipping and switch to the regular width blade for chest and legs. I've had other clippers that heat up much too quickly and become impossible to use after 20-25 minutes. These clippers completed his full clip in less than an hour with no issues.
    Date published: 2011-04-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Clippers! These clippers are the most versatile I have ever used. I have used them to body clip several horses; you do have to use the nicer wide blades and have a reasonably clean, show-sheened horse, but they fly through the hair and are light enough that my arm doesn't feel like it's going to fall off by the time I'm done. Obviously they aren't as efficient as the larger Clipmasters for lots of heavy body clipping, but if you only have one or two horses to do each year, I prefer these. They are MUCH easier than the larger clippers to get clean detailing on a trace or blanket clip as well. Switch to your smaller #10 blade and use the slower speed with these for a wonderful job on fetlocks, ears, and face. I love these clippers!
    Date published: 2011-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific clippers! This is my first high dollar set of clippers after several cheaper ones. I'm wonderfully pleased with the quality of the clippers and the blades. I body clipped a shaggy Arab in about an hour. The unit got minimally warm but continued to work smoothly. I have no doubt these clippers will work great on my draft cross come the fall.
    Date published: 2010-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Clippers. I bought this product after borrowing my friend's. These clippers get the job done quick, are easy to use, and not too loud. The wide blade makes my life a lot easier when I have to clip my 1700lb Percheron mare. That's a lot of surface area to cover and we live in Hawaii so I keep her clipped year round.
    Date published: 2009-11-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, Easy to use clippers I've only used these clippers once, but they body clipped my horse in only an hour and a half. They didn't overheat and worked quickly through his long fur. They didn't bother my horse, and they were very easy to use. Great buy.
    Date published: 2009-10-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Good Clipper for Trims I used these clippers to trim show horses before competition. They did a great job trimming but I would not recommend them for a full body clip. They are fantastic but you can get the same performance from a much, much cheaper clipper like the Wahl show clippers. If you have the money, go for it. If not, get the Wahl's.
    Date published: 2009-08-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good pair of clippers Although I would not recommend this product for someone who clips a lot of horses or has a horse with a thick coat it is a great pair for trimming. I attempted to clip my horse with this pair but it took me 6 hours and my horse was quite exhausted.
    Date published: 2009-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A+ I always use these clippers on all my horses weather I'm body clipping them or just giving a trim, these clippers are the best!
    Date published: 2009-03-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy and powerful. I've had this clipper for several years now, and use it to body clip Icelandics (so much, *much* thicker coat than your average equine). If the coat is clean, and Showsheened, and the blades sharp and properly lubed and cleaned throughout the process these clippers are great and plenty powerful. I usually stop for 20 minutes or so after one side to give the horse a break and to let the clippers cool. I got these more for trace clipping and touch-ups, as I have the Clipmasters for big jobs, but I like these so much I use them for full clips. The only thing keeping me from giving them a five-star rating is that they do vibrate quite a bit which can cause a wee bit of temporary numbness in my hand if I'm doing a *lot* of clipping in one day. Very versatile clippers, good for dogs, too with the proper blades.
    Date published: 2008-06-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not like this clipper I am not sure if I got a bad one out of this series, but my friends who bought one and I had nothing but trouble out of these clippers! They heat up very quickly when trying to clip much area on the horse, and the motor wears out easily. Very fragile clippers as well. In our trial, they did not stand up to the rigors of use on horses.
    Date published: 2008-03-25
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