Andis Product Milestones & Innovations

1928

Develops the compact Single Unit Electric Animal Clipper — previous animal clippers were belt-driven with large motors.
Old Andis Master Clipper

1931

Patents what would later become the iconic adjustable blade magnetic motor clipper for barbers called the "Master."

1938

Releases one of the industry's first beard-specific electric trimmers dubbed the WhiskEr™.

1941

Launches the original Outliner© trimmer, one of the first electric alternatives to the straight razor for finishing haircuts.

1958

Invents the T-Outliner© T-blade trimmer — the professional standard for trimmers — even today.

1965

Patents one of the first integrated vacuum systems designed around an electric clipper called the PowR Whisk™.

1969

Releases the first Andis cordless rechargeable hair clipper.

1973

Introduces the original and ever popular Styliner© T-blade trimmer.

1997

Relocates to a state-of-the-art headquarters/production facility in Sturtevant, Wisconsin USA.

2003

Develops an advanced formula ceramic clipper blade that runs cooler and stays sharper than traditional steel blades.

2011

Integrates Lithium Ion battery technology to its product line for improved runtime and faster charging.
Candy Red Master Clipper

2012

Releases limited edition, candy red Master clipper to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Andis.

2013

Expands line with pet grooming tools including brushes, combs, deshedding and dematting tools, rakes and nail clippers.

Introduces Electro-Glide Technology™ on animal blades for corrosion resistance and smoother, faster cutting on all animal coats.

2014

Introduces the ShowEdge™ large animal clipper with unique, angled clipper head design, filling the gap in the market for a lightweight, mid-size clipper with heavy-duty power.

Expands line with professional grooming shears to offer pet groomer's the complete spectrum of cutting solutions.
RAZR™ Pro Lather Machine

2014

Raises the bar for lather machines with the introduction of the RAZR™ Pro Lather Machine — the Andis unit has replaceable parts, on/off switch and zinc metal lid for durability.