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Andis T-Outliner Review: The Lining Master!

We can all agree:Andis T-Outliner Trimmer

It’s awfully hard to come by a trimmer that does a great job with facial hair as well as making perfect dry shaves.

The question is…

Does it exist? And if it doesn’t, which trimmer comes close to fulfilling these qualities?


The T-blade Andis T-Outliner comes with a seamlessly unrivaled reputation.

Not only is it great for dry shaves but also it offers its user the ease and precision needed to come up with perfectly shaped hairlines.

What’s more:

The Andis Outliner may just be the most convenient and effortless trimmer for edge-ups.

The following Andis T-Outliner Review comes with everything you need to know about this amazing trimmer – the good, the bad and its features.

Andis T-Outliner Features

It is a fact that this trimmer packs a couple of cool features like a powerful magnetic motor, awesomely sharp T-shaped blades, a contoured casing design and an 8ft long heavy duty cord.


I discuss each of these features in full to help you answer questions like:

  • How strong is the trimmer?
  • How fast can it trim hair?
  • How efficient is it?
  • And most importantly, is it worth its price?

Sturdy Magnetic Motor

In case you are wondering:

Why did I use the word “sturdy” to describe the Andis T-Outliner’s motor?

Well, it’s quite simple!

For a trimmer that boasts of having an electromagnetic motor, being able to cut hair at 7200spm (Strokes Per Minute) is definitely quite impressive.

The T-blade is a clear-cut ace performer that guarantees you speedy and less tiring trims.


This high-performance motor is known to be quieter than other trimmers in its class and price range.

Unparalleled T-Shape BladesAndis T-Outliner Trimmer Blade

This is where strength meets precision!


Well, the Andis brand is always committed to providing strong blades for their hair trimmers and clippers.

This involves toughening these steel blades with Carbon to ensure that users benefit from the strong blades’ efficiency and also durability.

Some say that the Andis T Outliner is too sharp!

Well, it’s a fact that the blades are unusually sharp which makes them even better for close and precise cuts.


Due to its sharp nature, using this trimmer requires a great deal of caution.

Therefore, when shaving with the Andis T Outliner, you need to ensure you don’t get too close to the skin to avoid cuts or injuries.

That being said, it is still one of the best trimmers for lineups. And also arguably among the best trimmers for barbers.

Other Cool Features Include:

  • An 8ft Long Power Cord – the perfect length for professional or even domestic use.
  • An intricately designed housing – The Contoured housing makes it easy to firmly grip the trimmer.
  • Weight and Size – The trimmer weighs just about 0.7lbs and is 5’ long making it sizeable enough to provide comfort and convenience to its users.

An important point to note:

This Andis trimmer does not come with guide combs! What a bummer?

But, if you need them for beard shaving and trimming purposes, you may have to buy the Snap-On Blade Attachment Combs 4-Comb Set.

Andis 4 Snap On Combs

Here comes the best part of the Andis T-Outliner Review:

How Different Is It From Other Trimmers?

To get a sense of the merits and demerits of the T-Blade Outliner, a few comparisons must be made.

Andis T Outliner Vs Wahl Detailer

This is the easy part:

Considering that both trimmers are from 2 competitive brands, it’s easy to find out the differences. I’ll elaborate on the table below:

Andis T-Outliner Trimmer

Andis T-Outliner

  • Operates on a strong electromagnetic (7200 SPM)
  • Lacks guide combs
Wahl Detailer Trimmer

Wahl Detailer

  • It’s standard Wahl rotary motor may not be as strong as that of the T-Outliner
  • Comes with 3 guide combs

Moving on…

Andis T Outliner Vs Oster T Finisher

Looking at these two hair trimmers, it’s hard to discern them.


That’s not to say that there aren’t any.

Andis T-Outliner Trimmer

Andis T-Outliner

  • Aside from its obvious superiority in terms of power, the Outliner falls short when it comes to noise and heating up as compared to the Oster version
Oster T-Finisher Trimmer

Oster T-Finisher

  • Relatively weak compared to the Outliner, but when it comes to noise reduction and heating, this trimmer is definitely a winner


Andis T Outliner Vs GTX

First things first…

The Andis GTX is simply a mere Improvement of the T-Outliner as explained below:

Andis T-Outliner Trimmer

Andis T-Outliner

  • T-shape blades but with shorter teeth
  • Lacks vital attachments
Andis GTX T-Outliner Trimmer

Andis GTX

  • The teeth are slightly longer than the Outliner
  • Comes with 4 guide combs

Going forward:

A lot of people often ask – what’s the difference between Andis T-Outliner and Outliner 2?


Aside from being identical in terms of motor power, weight and size, these two clippers do have one peculiar disparity!

Which is?

The T-Outliner’s blades assume a broad T-shape making them ideal for finishes. Also, its broadness increases the surface area covered by the blade making it a fast trimmer.

The Outliner II, on the other hand, has a square-shaped blade with bigger teeth than the T-blade Outliner.

It gets better…

The Andis T-Outliner’s Performance, Usability, and Handling

From the features discussed above, it’s safe to say the trimmer is undoubtedly a first-class performer with wide T-shaped blades and a 7200SPM motor.

It’s easy to use owing to its contoured housing design that offers the user a firm and comfortable grip. Its simplicity in handling allows anyone, including newbies, to learn how to shave with Andis T Outliner.


It’s basically the best choice for people with sensitive skins.

If you are asking: how close does the Andis T-Outliner cut?

You should know that the Outliner has been designed to shave as close as possible while mitigating the chances of accidental cuts.

The Andis T Outliner blade is ideal for edge-ups, beard trimming and shaping, lining and also neckline trims.

Unfortunately, the trimmer has its own share of flaws…

For one, it heats up quickly. Other users have reported feeling uncomfortable with the contours after prolonged use.

Also, it does not come with guide combs that may be essential for some trims.

In Summary:

  • Ideal for precision cuts
  • Durable shape and design
  • Great choice for people with sensitive skin
  • An Awesome dry shaver
  • Strong and Adjustable blades
  • Great performer (cuts at 7200SPM)
  • Has heating problems
  • Lacks essential attachments
  • Doesn’t come with a storage or travel casing

What user have to say about it…

It’s the best Outliner I’ve ever bought. I like it. Thank youDaniel M.
Great trimmer! But, it does get a little hot after a whileJ.R.

My Final Say

From the review above, there’s actually not much to add about the Andis T-Outliner.

We’ve covered its good side as well as its bad comprehensively.


To recap what we’ve discussed above, you have seen that the Outliner is a powerful high performance trimmer well known for its smoothness and ease while trimming.

Weighing that with the fact that it overheats sometimes and that it does not come with guide combs, you’ll be able to come to a conclusion on whether or not it’s worth buying.

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  • January 13, 2018

    I know the Andis brand as a team that manufactures quality products. I purchased the Andis T-outliner and my customers are amazed at the trimming I give them, though I had to find a storage case for it.


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