The ProAlloy Clipper: Comfortable, Close and Cool Cutting

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For those who make purchase decisions on quality rather than price, I’d recommend checking out the new ProAlloy™ from Andis. I have had a chance to use this new clipper over the past six months and I must say I’m impressed. This clipper feels great in my hands, cuts close, is powerful, and didn’t get hot during prolonged use. Let’s take a closer look at what makes this clipper stand out.

 

Durable construction, designed to run cooler

The durable materials and construction impressed me and I believe will impress anyone who uses it. The ProAlloy’s rigid aluminum lower housing helps provide more cutting torque versus adjustable blade clippers with plastic housings. Its sleek design is appealing to the eye and it’s comfortable enough for all-day cutting. The placement and style of the power switch is great for right-handed users and seems durable.

andisWhen I use a magnetic motor tool for the first time, I like to keep the clipper running for a long period to simulate how hot it will get with real-world use in the barbershop. I tested the ProAlloy in the same fashion and I was surprised how it became mildly warm, but never too hot to handle. Even during actual cutting use, the body of this clipper didn’t get hot in my hands. This is not only a plus for pros, but also for novices who take longer to complete a haircut, because this tool will stay comfortable in their hands.

This ability to run cooler is made possible by Andis’ patent-pending XTR™ Technology, which stands for Extreme Temperature Reduction. It delivers efficient power while keeping the clipper quiet and cool to the touch. In fact, it runs 35 percent cooler than the popular Envy clipper. And because it’s quiet, the ProAlloy is especially good for use on children.

 

Close-cutting, adjustable blade

Out of the box the blade adjusts from size 000 to 1, however when I zero-gapped this tool I could achieve a 00000 closeness without irritating, scratching or snagging my client’s scalp. This is possible because the blade is designed with rounded teeth that are not too thick. This feature is valuable because it helps me move faster while maintaining comfort for my clients. When I can zero gap an adjustable blade clipper, I will use less tools to complete faded or tapered haircuts and I will place a higher value on that tool because I can use it more often than others.

With all the features I’ve described above, it should be easy to see why the ProAlloy is one of my favorite corded clippers to date. For more information about the Andis ProAlloy, visit andis.com.

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Kenny Duncan is a nationally known barber, stylist and educator, as well as co-owner of a 12-chair salon—Main Attraction Unisex Salon—based in Philadelphia. He is the barber for several Grammy Award-winning artists and has toured the world as the barber for the Lady Gaga production team. Kenny's styling work has also appeared in films such as "Fantastic Four" and "Creed" starring Michael B. Jordan. He is currently the Lead Educator for Andis Company.