Thank you guys so much for the info!
Thank you guys so much for the info!
I have worked with both CV and TV and second what Freestep says.
I've had both the Romani clipper-vac and the Hanvey Taxi-vac. I greatly prefer the Taxi-vac. It hangs on the wall, so saves space, and it's super easy to empty--just put a trash can underneath, open up the bottom, and let the hair fall! It also has a variable speed, so you can turn the suction up or down as needed. Works much better than Romani's system with the hole in the clipper attachment. The Taxi-vac is very quiet when turned down, which can help a great deal with puppies or skittish dogs.
Both Romani and Hanvey have excellent customer service, but I prefer Hanvey's products by leaps and bounds.
All units have a way of adjusting the suction. It's on the clipper end on the CV and on the unit of the TV.
Thank you! Would being able to adjust the suction be important?
I really like my TaxiVac. It is easy to empty and I like the dail to adjust the suction. If you learn to groom with it when starting out, will be so much easier than trying to relearn things. I use an iVac clipper because I just couldn't get used to the attachment that goes on the head of the clipper.
There are not a lot of different brands out there. Romani has the ClipperVac brand http://www.clippervac.com/
Hanvey has the Taxi Vac http://www.hairvac.com/
Laube has one, and the Scissorman (I think) has an attachment for a shop vac.
I think they are all about the same really. A few differences that I know of are that the Taxi Vac empties from the bottom, it's mean to hang up, while the ClipperVac empties from the front. The suction adjustment on the CV is at the clipper itself and I think on the vac on the TaxiVac.
I don't know anything about the Laube one.
I have and have only used the ClipperVac Tote. I love love love it and wouldn't want to have to groom without it.
I am new to the group and grooming too. I am still in school and the instructor/school owner uses the Clipper Vac and she will be showing me how to use it before I finish school.
Before I fork out this much money for a vacuum system I would like to see how many different types are out there and which one most people like the best???
I have googled them but am not coming up with much.
I can't remember...... it's been a long time since I used it.
I'm looking at the pictures on their site and it looks like they have two styles now. One looks sort of coat king like, with wider teeth and the other looks more like a furminator.
What kind of teeth does it have?Like the furminator?
I have it. I don't often use it as I don't do a lot of those shedding dogs anymore. When I have used it, I've liked it a lot.
Does anyone have the attachment for the Clippervac that does deshedding
and how do you like it?
I want to get the Storm clipper vac attachment for my Storm II but I emailed Romani and they replied stating it doesn't fit but from what I can tell the body on the Storm and Storm II appear to be the same. The only difference is the II is 2 speed. Has anyone tried this? I can't see why it won't fit.
Mine is not terribly loud. I can carry on a conversation while using it.
Love my taxi vac, but not quiet, of course mine is around 6 or 7 yrs. old. They may have changed
Great idea Noah. As soon as we move to new location I will have plenty of room. Right now I am stuck in a very small area.
DC, can you put your dryer on a wheeled cart? Some time ago I bought a tool cart with locking drawer from Harbor Freight so it didn't matter where I wanted to dry, I could just wheel that sucker right on over!
Hanvey TaxiVac is now called the HairVac and it has an automatic shut off switch because supposedly it is so quiet that you will forget its on. I wish I had one as well as their hi velocity dryer to mount by the tub so I wouldn't have to drag my current dryer from tub to table depending on where I want to dry my dogs.
I use a Clipper Vac with the Scissorman adaptor kit.
Just to tempt you a little more Dawg, Romani makes a vac attachment for the Bravura :-) & I would love to know if they make one for the Speedfeed
Ivac. Adore it and grooming in clean air! I cringe when I have to clip a face without it, lol! The only areas I use anything else on are the pads, sanitary and ears. I've become too comfortable with my Arco to give it up entirely.
Between the Ivac and only clipping bathed dogs, I'll never style a dirty dog again!
Taxi Vac. LOVE it.
I like Barb, have a taxi vac and a 2 speed andis clipper.
We love it.
loove my taxi vac, best investment. ;-)
I have a Clippervac and currently using a regular 2 speed Andis clipper.