Friday, January 18, 2013

Ink Outlaw Limited Edition Trimmer for Dogs Review & Giveaway **Closed**

Oh, my Gosh, when we got this in the mail that day last year, I about had a heart attack! This was actually from Oster's Pro Grooming line and costs a fortune! It is the Limited Edition Ink Outlaw Trimmer. I told Mike he definitely had no excuses now not to learn how to trim Charlie and do it right, not make him look skinned on one side and full on the other. I meant he better not make a mess of my baby, Charlie, who is a Yorkie.

This is the small bag that is inside that box if you can believe that and it protects all the different parts that belong with the trimmer, which I am happy about because Mike is bad to lose things all over the place! I mean, really. I don't know how many times I have had to help serve for car keys!

Okay, this is how Charlie looks when we really push the boundaries of not keeping up with the grooming but at $40 bucks a pop, it is sometimes not something we can come up with every month so he may go somewhere along the 6th or 7th week.

But, when we finally realized it was his hair that was causing his allergies, we had to get serious about keeping him cut short. For some odd reason, if his hair gets that long it irritates him and he will chew, gnaw and lick and bite his legs until they are red and raw.

So, after alot of pills and shots, we figured out keeping his hair almost to his skin, he quit doing all that. Now, go figure!
I had a very kind reader send me this picture when I had posted a picture of Charlie this past summer when we went to Norfolk, VA and rode a boat ride and Charlie was pressed up against me like glue! But this is how short we keep his face now instead of what you see at the top.

This is what is inside the little carrying bag that we took with us the last time we took him to the Vet's (the groomer there is who cuts Charlie's hair). I decided I wanted them to be the ones to use the trimmer first to make sure it was the right one for Charlie and to show us which length to put it at so we don't scalp him. This whole thing was making me real nervous and I just wanted her to show me how with this trimmer before I did the next one.

This is how they described the trimmer on their site:
Introducing the Ink Series from Oster®. With a new sleek ergonomic housing that features a customized snake skin pattern this clipper is designed for those groomers who want to stand out in a crowd.  
But don’t let the good looks fool you as it also features the same things you’ve come to love about our new Outlaw™ clipper.  
Features such as an ultra powerful rotary motor that runs over 3000 SPM, a cooler running motor design, a vent free housing, and the ability to use all your A5® detachable blades.
Okay, I have no idea what all these features mean because I am not a professional groomer so it probably won't make much sense to you either, but just in case someone does know and would like to know this information, I am going to go ahead and list what the features are on the Limited Edition Ink Outlaw:

Blade #10 Blade #10 Blade
Heavy Duty 2 speed motor design (3300 SPM)
Hi vs. Golden A5® Clipper (3000 SPM) (2900 SPM)
Lo vs. Golden A5® Clipper (2000 SPM) (3300 SPM)
Hi vs. Golden A5® Clipper (3000 SPM) (2900 SPM)
Lo vs. Golden A5® Clipper (2000 SPM)
No vents prevents hair from blowing
Low Heat design
Avg. Blade Temp.: 20% Cooler than the A5®*
Avg. Housing Temp: 12% Cooler than the A5®*
Avg. Blade Temp.: 20% Cooler than the A5®*
Avg. Housing Temp: 12% Cooler than the A5®*
Lightweight design
Outlaw®: 14% Lighter than the A5®*
Outlaw®: 14% Lighter than the A5®*
Soft Sided Carrying Case Silent Running Housing design
Outlaw®: 18% Quieter than the A5®*
Outlaw®: 18% Quieter than the A5®*

See, what I mean? Who in the heck even knows what all that says? But I thought just in case, it was important info that needed to be passed on, I did it and that is about all I am going to say on this subject.

This is how Charlie will more than likely look from now on and I know he doesn't look much like a Yorkie anymore, but you can tell from his eyes and his mouth that he is really happy! He loves his new haircut because he is no longer tormented by whatever it was that gave him such fits about his hair being long.
We don't know if gnats were getting in there and bit him before dying (Charlie gets a heartworm pill once a month that also protects him from all insect bites. They will be able to bite him once, but then they are dead as door knobs but that one bite might have irritated his skin).
I really have no explanation because it looks like they would still bite him with the short hair or maybe he was just sensitive to something in his hair. Never will know for sure because he can't talk and tell us, we are only guessing.  But, I do know that I am so very grateful for Oster providing us with this awesome professional grade trimmer so we can keep Charlie happy and comfortable.
This is what I found in the About Us section:
Jarden Consumer Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jarden Corporation(NYSE:JAH). You likely know our brands: Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, and VillaWare®.  
We're a company whose employees - nearly 9,400 strong in twelve countries -are committed to a set of core values that emphasize integrity, community service and entrepreneurship.  
We're always looking for solutions to help make consumers' lives easier, safer and fun. For nearly 100 years, consumers have trusted our brands and products, and we're proud to be a part of their lives.
Mailing Address:
904 Red Rd
McMinnville, Tennessee 37110
Phone:   800-830-3678 or 931-668-7171
The awesome folks at Oster Professional Care is offering one winner this same grooming kit that I just reviewed! Normally sells for $250 but is on sale for $100 right now, so if you aren't the winner, I would take advantage of this awesome sale! Open to the continental U.S. only. Good Luck!


Catie said...

My dog is fine with us doing anything to him as long as it is not his paws!

Stephanie said...

We just got a new foster dog, so I dont know if he will or not. I think so.

Farrah Shumway said...

We have 2 & neither of them are very happy about it but it can be done. Lol

Farrah Shumway said...

Commented on your FB
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joansproductreviewsandgiveaways said...

Not sure as I have never tried on mine.
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joansproductreviewsandgiveaways said...

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Tara said...

I've never tried, so I'm not sure.

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Lori said...

My dog does not mind being groomed

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Lori said...

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AnnCluck said...

I just got my Lady Girl from the shelter a few months ago and have not tried trimming her. However, I would like to as her semi-long fur sheds!!

Ann Cluck

AnnCluck said...

left comment on fb Ann Cluck

Ken Ohl said...

we will see. thankyou, ken

Megan Parsons said...

My great dane/bull mastiff Samson doesn't mind, but my little king charles cavalier spaniel Gracie hates it! makeighleekyleigh at

MoonRae said...

It has become quite a chore to clip my daschund's nails since he has gotten old,he's 13.


Colleen Boudreau said...

Ya she's pretty good with that kind of stuff.

Gina Brickell said...

My dog lets me trim her.. She needs it all the time so I guess she's used to it.
Gina Brickell

Amy Orvin said...

My dog Sushi is ok with being trimmed and groomed until I get to her front feet. She hates it!

Amy Orvin

Amy Orvin said...

Commented on your FB page about baths as Amy Orvin -!/maryscupoftea/posts/480518648651486

Klydra Pugh said...

Yes our dog will sit for a trim.
Thanks for the chance.

Paul T / Pauline T said...

Hopefully they would let me trim them ----- Paul T/Pauline T aka Paol Trenny ..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

Sarah Walker said...

My dog is very mellow, so yes she let me trim her.

Sarah W.

sd4david said...

I can trim my dogs body, but not face. And I do a bad job when I do it, but I only do 3 pro groomer trips per year.

Christine Jessamine said...

i think my black lab lucky does okay if i give him a treat afterwards

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Kathy said...