I just bought and used a furminator on Max the other day. The brush I previously used was not working very well and actually broke.
I have to say I LOVE this thing.. I filled up a garbage can of fur. I only brushed him for about 10-15 minutes, didn't want to overdo it- but it was the best- every stroke got a handfull of hair off of him. I'm so excited- his fur was really really getting to me- being everywhere!! He was so cute too- trying to lay on me... I was covered with fur! But I have noticed when he shakes I don't see the normal cloud of fur anymore flying!!