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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Tue May 07, 2013 11:31 pm

The Red K-9 Mini dryer, used once, is still available for $225. It is basically brand new and you can save from buying a new one! Contact me for details.
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Wed May 08, 2013 3:15 pm

Would you all say that the mini has enough power to not only dry the dog relatively quickly, but also help with removing loose undercoat? With summer upon us in FL, the dogs are going to be getting wet several days throughout the week and Darwin's coat is still in his long blow out phase. I'd love to be able to have something that dries them quickly, because I can't do a great job with a towel, as well as help remove loose undercoat.
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Wed May 08, 2013 3:23 pm

Has anyone tried the Metro Air Force Quick Draw Portable Compact Pet Dryer or the XPOWER 2-in-1 Pet Dryer and Vacuum, 2 HP, 2 Speed? I'm looking to save some money but at the same time I want something that will last at least a year or two
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Wed May 08, 2013 3:44 pm

I have this:
http://www.petedge.com/product/K-9-Mini-BlowerDryer/45986.uts



Completely dries my 2 in about 10-15 minutes, and it'll blow out the undercoat effectively during shed season.

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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Wed May 08, 2013 3:49 pm

I I love you Claudia's dryer Razz

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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Wed May 08, 2013 4:01 pm

The B-Air II doesn't seem very reliable based on the reviews.How has it worked so far for anybody on here that has it?
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Wed May 08, 2013 4:15 pm

@darbear wrote:
Would you all say that the mini has enough power to not only dry the dog relatively quickly, but also help with removing loose undercoat? With summer upon us in FL, the dogs are going to be getting wet several days throughout the week and Darwin's coat is still in his long blow out phase. I'd love to be able to have something that dries them quickly, because I can't do a great job with a towel, as well as help remove loose undercoat.

Yes, the K-9 Mini will dry a wet dog as well as blow off a shedding coat.
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Wed May 08, 2013 4:17 pm

I've used the B-air II for several months now without any issues at all. I use it around 3 times a week for various things. Very happy with it!


It's able to completely dry both of my pups very easily. It also works great for blowing out all the undercoat. It's plenty powerful.


Which reviews are you looking at? It's rated 4 stars on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/B-Air-Dryers-Power-Velocity-Dryer/product-reviews/B002NWTZEA/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1


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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Wed May 08, 2013 4:17 pm

@cmanding wrote:
I have this:
http://www.petedge.com/product/K-9-Mini-BlowerDryer/45986.uts



Completely dries my 2 in about 10-15 minutes, and it'll blow out the undercoat effectively during shed season.

This is the one I just posted about that I have for sale used once. I also can get any K-9 / Metro dryer new too.
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Wed May 08, 2013 4:19 pm

@eddycaaa wrote:
Has anyone tried the Metro Air Force Quick Draw Portable Compact Pet Dryer or the XPOWER 2-in-1 Pet Dryer and Vacuum, 2 HP, 2 Speed? I'm looking to save some money but at the same time I want something that will last at least a year or two

The Metro Quick Draw is very small with little power. It would not do much for your breed.
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Wed May 08, 2013 4:20 pm

@dahowlers wrote:
The B-Air II doesn't seem very reliable based on the reviews.How has it worked so far for anybody on here that has it?

I too have heard the B-Air as not a great investment with little power.
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Wed May 08, 2013 5:16 pm

Im curious if anyone has any info on the xpower aswell.. It has a higher air speed than the k9 mini.. Anyone know anything about it?
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Wed May 08, 2013 5:52 pm

@Ericobeasto wrote:
Im curious if anyone has any info on the xpower aswell.. It has a higher air speed than the k9 mini.. Anyone know anything about it?

Never heard of it. If you want more power than the Mini, then the K-9 II or III is the answer.
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Wed May 08, 2013 7:15 pm

I would not even consider the XPower dryer you linked to. One, I've never even heard of it which cannot possibly be a good thing. Two, I just looks flimsy. Three, I wouldn't expect anything decent to cost less than $200. You get what you pay for and I can totally appreciate that you're trying to save money but I wouldn't recommend skimping on a dryer since you'll most likely end up having to replace the cheapo dryer you tried saving money on with an expensive worthwhile dryer in the long run and spend that much more money. If money is an issue I would just bide my time and stick it out with brushes (and maybe even using the HV dryers at self service dog washes when available) and save up until you can afford a good, quality dryer right off the bat.

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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Wed May 08, 2013 9:15 pm

Thanks Valerie! You're always so helpful. I'll just take her to the self service down the street after shes UTD on shots. She barely sheds right now and her baby fuzz dries really fast Smile
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Sun May 12, 2013 2:44 am

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190817677078?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
anyone ever used this model of the b air? think I may get it
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Sun May 12, 2013 7:39 am

@amora wrote:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/190817677078?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
anyone ever used this model of the b air? think I may get it

If you're trying to save money I think your best bet is the B-Air II. From everything I've read the B-Air I isn't powerful enough. The B-Air II is the one I got because it's comparable to the K9-II at half the price. Based on the performance I've gotten out of mine I definitely think it's your best bang for your buck when you're on a budget. It's plenty strong enough to blast out undercoat and completely dry my huskies within minutes.

What are you looking to do with it?
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Sun May 12, 2013 8:48 am

On page 2 of this thread Sara talks about her B Air II.

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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Sun May 12, 2013 9:02 am

The B-air II is comparable in price and specs to the K-9 Mini not the K-9 II.
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Sun May 12, 2013 10:16 am

If we're looking at specs, the B-Air II is more powerful than the K-9 mini, both in velocity and volume. Yes, they are comparable in price.

The K-9 II does have a much higher velocity than the B-Air II, so it is better at blowing out the undercoat. The B-Air II has a higher volumetric flow rate, though, so it is better suited for quickly blowing off a large area. With our husky coats, I have no doubt that the higher velocity of the K-9 II is better-performing. It all depends on what you want to do with the blower, though.

If we're looking to blow out undercoat, the K-9 II is better. No doubt about it.

I use mine for more than just blowing out undercoat, though. I use it to dry them off after a walk in the rain, I blow off the patio, etc. For all the other uses, the ability to move a higher volume of air is more important. This would make the B-Air II the better choice for me.


Power in these units is a combination of both velocity and volume. That's why I said it's comparable to the K-9 II. It's not better, just comparable (depending upon the application).
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Sun May 12, 2013 11:30 am

I always compare amps and housing when looking at dryer performance. Plastic dryers do not last long and the amount of amps they draw really is the best indication of performance.
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Sun May 12, 2013 12:03 pm

I generally don't like disagreeing, but amperage is not a measure of power output. It is not a good specification to look at when comparing performance. Amperage can be used to determine how much power is required to run an appliance, but that's it. It has to do with input, not output. Higher amperage does mean that a unit is capable of a higher output, but it depends on efficiency. Typically higher amperage ratings means an appliance will cost more to run.

What matters in these dryers is velocity, volume, and nozzle diameter....not amperage.


Also, simply saying "plastic dryers do not last long" is more opinionated than fact. I agree that metal is typically better than plastic when it comes to durability, but the durability needed always comes down to application.

Take a look around your house and notice how many plastic appliances you have. Many cars also have tons of plastic parts. Once again, it comes down to use. These dryers don't do anything special that require metal parts. If cared for properly, chances are high that an internal part will break long before the exterior is damaged, which nulls the plastic vs metal argument.

If we look at transportation or clumsiness (ie - the unit getting tossed around, dropped, etc), then there is no doubt a metal casing would be the better option.


Like I said, I hate disagreeing, but my job title is Mechanical Design Engineer. I'm a huge nerd when it comes to designing and reverse-engineering things. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Sun May 12, 2013 2:18 pm

I have a double k drier, the most powerful one, that I absolutely love. And guess what? I s got a plastic body.still works, and is light so it's easily portable, K9 dryers are very heavy and hard to cart around to shows in comparison.

Oddly enough a bunch of sheltie people I have been acquainted with suggest using a leaf blower outside in the summer months,
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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Sun May 12, 2013 2:32 pm

Appreciate your point of view, Matt, especially with your background! For me, as a Manufacturer's Rep for Electric Cleaner, Metro, EZ Groom, GTS Mighty Mite, I just won't carry the B-air dryers. I mostly sell to groomers and show people that put dryers through heavy use, and the B-airs just don't hold up.


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PostSubject: Re: High Velocity Dryers   Sun May 12, 2013 3:19 pm

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