Andis Profoil Lithium 17150 Review: How Sturdy and Efficient is this Andis Profoil Shaver?

Andis ProFoil lithium 17150 is one of Andis’s most advanced and popular shaver models. The manufacturer says if you have sensitive skin and face razor burns still now with your regular razor or another electric shaver, you can try the ANDIS pro-foil shaver. However, it’s especially popular for comfortable shaves. Here I will try to provide you with all information about the ANDIS 17150 pro-foil electric shaver.


  • This Andis foil shaver has been engineered to provide the perfect finishing fades and remove stubble very closely.
  • It is designed with Hypo-allergenic foil to prevent your skin from skin irritations.
  • This shaving machine is powered by a lithium-ion battery, providing 80 minutes of running juice per hour of charge.
  • The user can use this shaver cordless/corded, so they never have to stop shaving.
  • It provides the best shaving performance for dry hair and face.

What’s in the Box?

  • The Andis Profoil lithium shaver itself
  • Power cord
  • Little cleaning brush
  • User manual

Built Quality

The ANDIS pro-foil shaver is engineered with a very lightweight and compact design.

The shaver dimensions are – 3 x 5 x 8 inches, total weight is 3.2 ounces only.

This shaver is almost looking like the Wahl professional 5-star series.

Both are rectangular in shape.

The body of the ANDIS 17150 is 4.75’’, 0.2ibs, gray polymer.

The dual gold foil is located in the top of the shaver head.

The foil is hypo-allergenic, preventing skin from all kinds of skin irritations.

The foil assembly is located under the foil.

The on/off button is situated in the middle of the shaver handle, and it is red in color.

You can see the assembly lock button on the middle right side of the handle.

This ANDIS pro-foil electric shaver is designed with a green light charging indicator.

The power socket is located at the bottom of the shaver.

Battery Life

This Andis 17150 pro-foil electric shaver is powered by a lithium-ion battery.

This battery will deliver 80 minutes of non-stop running per hour of charge.

Charge the shaver for 2 hours when you will charge the shaver for the 1st time.

It will provide you the maximum performance.

And be certain the shaver is turned off when you connect it to the electrical outlet.

#Advantages of lithium-ion batteries

  • Lithium-ion batteries are made with high energy density.
  • It does not need prolonged priming when it is new, the regular charge is enough.
  • Comparatively low self-discharge than nickel-based batteries.
  • The battery cells can give high currents to applications such as power tools.
  • It does not need high maintenance.

NOTE: never wrap the power cord around the shaver.


The manufacturer warrants 1 year for this Andis 17150 pro-foil shaver.

This warranty will cover the defective materials or workmanship within 1 year from the purchase date, and the manufacturer will repair or replace your product without any charge.

This warranty will not cover if your product damage for lack of reasonable care, misuse/abuse, and accident.

Who Should Buy This Shaver?

1st of all, this shaver is not for wet use.

If you have so much sensitive skin/ if you are not comfortable with the dry shave/if you cannot shave without shaving gel, foal, soap, or other lubricate, then I think this shaver will not so good for you.

But this shaver is perfect for traveling, and the shaving performance is highly good. The battery life is so long.

This shaver would be a great compilation for the person who likes to travel or likes to have quick dry shaves.

Instructions for Shaving

  • Keep the shaver always dry and clean.
  • Before operating the shaver, remove the protective cap.
  • Before using the shaver, check the foil and cutters. If they remain damaged or broken, don’t operate the shaver.
  • Be certain the battery is not discharged.
  • Wash and dry your skin and beard thoroughly before operating it.
  • Now turn the shaver ON.
  • Move the shaver gently against the bearded grain. Don’t press the shaver too hard over the skin.
  • Hold the shaver 90-degree angle to your face.
  • To get the closest shave, avoid the unessential wear on the foils, and be certain the dual foils contact the skin together at all times. If you hold the shaver where only one foil can come into contact with the skin, that will cause movement of the foil, and it may result skin irritations.


The shaver is engineered both for cordless and corded use. So don’t worry about charging.

#Corded use

  • If the shaver runs with a cord, the green charging indicator light remains off.
  • The indicator light also remains off, although the battery is fully discharged.
  • The shaver will not charge when you will use this shaver corded.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Proper cleaning and maintenance will provide the user with maximum comfort and razor-burn free shaving performance.

Before cleaning the shaver, the user has to remove the foil head and cutter bar assembly 1st.

And removing these parts is very easy.

#Removing and cleaning system of foil head

  • To remove the foil assembly, you have to press the round assembly lock on the right side of this shaving machine.
  • Now lift the foil assembly from the shaver head and hold it under running water for easy cleaning.
  • After cleaning, dry it and place it again on the cutter bar. Be careful about the foils.

NOTE: oil the foil after every clean and before use, to get maximum comfort.  

#Removing and cleaning system of the cutter bar

  • Grasp the cutter bar on both sides and pull it up.
  • After removing it, gently brush it to remove the loose hair and debris.
  • After thoroughly brushing, hold it under hot running water.
  • Now carefully wipe the cutter bar with a cloth/tissue, not to damage it.
  • Now replace it on the shaver head.

Replacement Parts

The manufacturer recommended that when the cutter and the foil of this ANDIS Profoil Lithium shaver become dull, the user has to replace it.

They did not provide an exact time period to replace this item.

The replacement will depend on the shaving performance of the shaver.

Replacement parts are available in the ANDIS Authorized service stations like Amazon.


  • The Lithium-ion battery delivers up to 80 minutes of running time at full speed.
  • Affordable price range.
  • Comes with full 12 months of warranty.
  • Perfect for finishing the fades.
  • The compact size and light weight make it easy to hold the shaver for a long time.


  • This shaver is only for dry skin. The user cannot use this shaver on wet skin with shaving gel, foam, soap, etc.
  • The indicator light sometimes does misbehave.
  • If you have a long beard and mustache, 1st trim them before shaving. Otherwise, the shaver will pull them.
  • It is louder than expected.


To reduce the risk of skin burn, electric shock –

  • Close supervision is essential when applying this shaver to children or invalids.
  • Don’t charge the shaver beside the sink/bathtub.
  • Always remove the power cord immediately after fully charging the battery.
  • Use the shaver only for the intended use as described in the user manual.
  • Never connect the power cord to the electrical outlet with a damaged cord.
  • Never operate the shaver if the foil remains damaged/broken.
  • Keep the shaver and the power cord away from the heated surface.
  • Don’t operate the shaver where the aerosol (spray) products are being used.

Wahl 5-Star Shaver vs. ANDIS Pro-foil Shaver.

I have already provided all the information about the ANDIS pro-foil shaver.

Wahl and Andis are almost the same quality shaver.

But Wahl is a more favorite and well-known shaver Brand than Andis.

#Battery life

The Wahl 5 star shaver is powered by NI-CAD battery which provides 90 minutes of running time per hour of charge.

Before 1st use, you have to charge the shaver for almost 9.5 hours.

The ANDIS pro-foil shaver is powered by a lithium-ion battery.

The charging time is 1 hour, and the operating time is 80 minutes. Before 1st use, its needs to charge for 2 hours.

#Body as well as Material

Both shavers are rectangular in shape.

The Wahl 5 Star shaver comes with gold hypoallergenic foil for maximum skin comfort.

And the ANDIS comes with titanium gold foil to reduce skin irritations.

#Shaving Performance

Both the ANDIS and the Wahl are skilled in this matter.

But the Wahl is better for extremely sensitive skin than this pro-foil shaver.


The Wahl Professional 5 Star shaver comes with a full 2-year warranty and 60 days satisfactory trial.

The Andis Profoil Lithium comes with only a 1-year warranty, and there is no service for a free trial.


No Shaver Brand can provide customers with a completely perfect shaver.

I recommend this product if you want a close and irritation-free shaving experience.

I think you should try it if the shaver meets your budget. Almost 61% of customers provided this shaver with 5 Star rating.

I don’t have any objection to the shaving performance of it.

The customers who provided the negative reviews, maximum, are against the defective material of this shaver.

The shaver is very lightweight and sturdy.

So, it is very easy to handle and carry with you in any place.


  1. Just an FYI: The Andis Profoil Lithium Titanium shaver specifically says NOT TO place ANY components (including the Foil shaver head) in or under running water. Also…..the instruction manual specifically says to replace foil and cutters AT LEAST every 6 months. Me personally, I would use your judgement on the latter; if your shaver is getting HEAVY USE i.e. haircuts, facial shaving, or outright head-shaving, and the shaver’s performance feels “dulled” ( not cutting well or not at all, uncharacteristic razor burn, etc then it’s probably time to replace the foil head and cutters (replace BOTH concurrently). Cleaning is KEY. Use the accompanying brush, in tandem with a brand new (unused) toothbrush, along with that “keyboard spray cleaner” in other words “canned, compressed air-spray” sold in office supply stores – that will REALLY HELP in getting out the out the gunked-UO, caked-on hairs, dead skin, dirt, etc – spray the compressed air top and bottom of foil, pull the cutters off carefully and spray them thoroughly (after using the brushes FIRST, but NOT in lieu of) and brush and spray really well the poles that the cutters connect to, as well as the holes those poles connect IN TO. All the little nooks and crannies. Take good care of your shaver, and IT WILL take good care of YOU! Finally… for lubricating this shaver……the instruction manual makes NO MENTION of doing so whatsoever. I am currently trying to research into this; lubricating may SEEM logical, but NEVER ‘assume’. Have emailed, inquiried, and phone called Andis to no avail, no answer whatsoever regarding whether their shavers (namely the P-L-T/TS-1model requires any periodic lubrication or not. Try your hand FIRST at finding out definitively “from the horse’s mouth”, otherwise, you may unwittingly end up permanently damaging your shaver, whilst the warranty may NOT cover this sort of potential irreparable damage. If and when I get a definitive FACTUAL answer from Andis, I will post what I find out.

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  3. Where can I buy new batteries for these foils they don’t seem to last long they will not charge now or only hold charge for 2 minutes great foil shavers but do not last long need 4 fixing regards Steve Pearce.

    • Hi Steven,
      The Andis Proffoil Lithium shaver comes with a Built-in AA battery that is not allowed to change by the user. You can contact Andis support for the help of replacing the battery or go to your nearest mechanic for replacing the battery. Since it comes with a rechargeable AA battery, it is widely available on the internet. You can buy it from now.

      Here is the link

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