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Mens Hair Clippers

Gourcuff

Standard Member
hey all, I'm in need of some clippers for home and would very much appreciate your help. I've googled 'best mens hair clippers 2012' and Wahl clippers appear a lot. I'd like a clipper set thats literally complete. Has all the attachment grades (1-8+) plus extras that I probably wont use but nice to have incase I do one day and if at all possible the additional trimmer included. Theres also the additional nose trimmer :(

I did see on a more professional level that the Super Taper is getting great reviews but it doesn't include a lot. Attachments of 1-4 or even 1-2 which wont do.

I got the names from wahlglobal/united-kingdom. the first two below are under Personal Grooming & Styling and the other 2 are under Professional Hairdressing. all 4 are under corded clippers.

I've so far noted this complete kit down, Chromepro Deluxe

then theres this kit that doesn't have all the bits the above has, Colourpro

and this, well these not sure if the clipper is the same in the combi pack. Super Taper & Combi Pack

I'm not entirely sure what to get. I basically want a complete kit thats got 'quality'

thanks in advance
 

cornish

Novice Member
hey all, I'm in need of some clippers for home and would very much appreciate your help. I've googled 'best mens hair clippers 2012' and Wahl clippers appear a lot. I'd like a clipper set thats literally complete. Has all the attachment grades (1-8+) plus extras that I probably wont use but nice to have incase I do one day and if at all possible the additional trimmer included. Theres also the additional nose trimmer :(

I did see on a more professional level that the Super Taper is getting great reviews but it doesn't include a lot. Attachments of 1-4 or even 1-2 which wont do.

I got the names from wahlglobal/united-kingdom. the first two below are under Personal Grooming & Styling and the other 2 are under Professional Hairdressing. all 4 are under corded clippers.

I've so far noted this complete kit down, Chromepro Deluxe

then theres this kit that doesn't have all the bits the above has, Colourpro

and this, well these not sure if the clipper is the same in the combi pack. Super Taper & Combi Pack

I'm not entirely sure what to get. I basically want a complete kit thats got 'quality'

thanks in advance
don't think you can go wrong with the wahl clippers to be honest. they are not cheap but you get what you pay for. i once had some clippers and my wife cut my hair, and it was painful. i threw them in the bin and went to a proper barber.

having said that, my barber is on holiday and needed a haircut this weekend gone, went to a hairdressers, the difference is astounding... the proper barbers is way better, no hair on your clothes when you finished, and the cut just like you want.. something that the hairdressers found impossible to do.

having said that, i require a specialist clipper for my haircut, the standard clippers don't cut close enough.
 
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7ofnine

Well-known Member
I've got the Wahl Chromepro Deluxe. Brilliant machine. Came with a good range of cutting guards, trimmer, scissors and instructional DVD. Even a little cape :)
It's saved me a fortune on barbers and paid for itself many times over. I usually get the Wife to cut my hair, but I've actually managed to use it on myself. Although trimming the back of your neck could be tricky.
Superb results, and would not hesitate to recommend!
 

Phil57

Well-known Member
Many people on this very forum in the past have recommended these: Philips QC5170 Pivoting Rechargeable Men Hair Clipper
 

cornish

Novice Member
I've got the Wahl Chromepro Deluxe. Brilliant machine. Came with a good range of cutting guards, trimmer, scissors and instructional DVD. Even a little cape :)
It's saved me a fortune on barbers and paid for itself many times over. I usually get the Wife to cut my hair, but I've actually managed to use it on myself. Although trimming the back of your neck could be tricky.
Superb results, and would not hesitate to recommend!
do you oil the blades?
 

Chadford

Distinguished Member
I've got the Wahl Chromepro Deluxe. Brilliant machine. Came with a good range of cutting guards, trimmer, scissors and instructional DVD. Even a little cape :)
It's saved me a fortune on barbers and paid for itself many times over. I usually get the Wife to cut my hair, but I've actually managed to use it on myself. Although trimming the back of your neck could be tricky.
Superb results, and would not hesitate to recommend!
Had the same Wahls for over 15 years now and they're as good as new (they don't seem to get blunt). Recommended. :thumbsup:

do you oil the blades?
...about every six months, probably just when I remember I haven't done it for hell of a long while.

:smashin:
 

FZR400RRSP

Banned
My missus is a hairdresser.

Wahl for clippers
GHD for straighteners
ETI for hair dryers

She sees no reason to deviate from these brands.:)
 

3T3L1

Active Member
Can't advise for which brand but if you're doing it yourself, get a cordless one as it makes a big difference when you're trying to reach the difficult bits and the cord is being restrictive.

I got a cheap pair for a tenner from Netto ages ago - do the job when the girlfriend's "helping" but if I was going to do it regularly then I wished I'd spent a few quid extra to get a proper set
 

darkmavis

Active Member
Hi mate, as a barber of 20 years I think I'm qualified to help :)

First off grades 1-8

1 - 4 are the Only usable ones mate, the others just miss hairs and are basically crap. But if you. Insist on them there really cheap from somewhere like Sally's.


As you said for a general 'professional' set are the wahl super taper, if you want something that will last these are the ones. Do not buy anything less Or you will be in the buy cheap buy twice camp.

I personally use a pair of oster rotary clippers. But they cost 100+


There's two types by the way. Magnetic and rotary, magnetic motors vibrate, rotary ones don't. Rotatry ones are a lot more expensive but they last longer.
 
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cornish

Novice Member
Hi mate, as a barber of 20 years I think I'm qualified to help :)

First off grades 1-8

1 - 4 are the Only usable ones mate, the others just miss hairs and are basically crap. But if you. Insist on them there really cheap from somewhere like Sally's.


As you said for a general 'professional' set are the wahl super taper, if you want something that will last these are the ones. Do not buy anything less Or you will be in the buy cheap buy twice camp.

I personally use a pair of oster rotary clippers. But they cost 100+


There's two types by the way. Magnetic and rotary, magnetic motors vibrate, rotary ones don't. Rotatry ones are a lot more expensive but they last longer.
the barber i use should be officially retired, he is 74 and i haven't had a better haircut anywhere else. he does it because he likes to gush! more than me :laugh: but by'eck he does a proper job. not many proper barbers like him around anymore.

i will be gutted when he gives up because old age gave up on him. by the way, he doesn't cost the earth either, and for what i have done, anyone thinks they can do with a set of clippers. well he uses the clippers then uses a trimmer. takes a good half hour to do and sometimes i walk into his studio and there are 4 people waiting, i know i'm in for a long wait and i read the paper and the magazines join in the chat when it concerns football!

well i know when he is back from holiday, and when he is, i'll be waiting at his salon for a haircut to correct the inadequacies of the general hairdresser.
 

Aerojon

Active Member
should oil the blades every time you use the clippers..
 

Gourcuff

Standard Member
don't think you can go wrong with the wahl clippers to be honest. they are not cheap but you get what you pay for. i once had some clippers and my wife cut my hair, and it was painful. i threw them in the bin and went to a proper barber.

having said that, my barber is on holiday and needed a haircut this weekend gone, went to a hairdressers, the difference is astounding... the proper barbers is way better, no hair on your clothes when you finished, and the cut just like you want.. something that the hairdressers found impossible to do.

having said that, i require a specialist clipper for my haircut, the standard clippers don't cut close enough.
indeed I'd rather pay for qaulity than some cheap product. thanks

the barber is something else but im yet to find one that suits me. ive met 2 decent barbers so far, both more than 20miles away from me though. your vetran isnt down South is he? and do you reckon he'll know who Usher is and how he gets his hair done

I've got the Wahl Chromepro Deluxe. Brilliant machine. Came with a good range of cutting guards, trimmer, scissors and instructional DVD. Even a little cape :)
It's saved me a fortune on barbers and paid for itself many times over. I usually get the Wife to cut my hair, but I've actually managed to use it on myself. Although trimming the back of your neck could be tricky.
Superb results, and would not hesitate to recommend!
thanks mate. that kit is looking like the one I'll go for. The Colourpro hasnt got the extras. the price difference isnt huge either. is the cable from the clipper to plug long? also is the nose trimmer and other little bits, extras included just as good as the clipper?

Many people on this very forum in the past have recommended these: Philips QC5170 Pivoting Rechargeable Men Hair Clipper
thanks Phil. I did read the reviews of that which did sound interesting, I'm put off though. I'd rather the proper clipper type if that makes sense.

Had the same Wahls for over 15 years now and they're as good as new (they don't seem to get blunt). Recommended. :thumbsup:


...about every six months, probably just when I remember I haven't done it for hell of a long while.

:smashin:
thanks. have you got the chromepro?

My missus is a hairdresser.

Wahl for clippers
GHD for straighteners
ETI for hair dryers

She sees no reason to deviate from these brands.:)
thanks Mr & Mrs :)

Can't advise for which brand but if you're doing it yourself, get a cordless one as it makes a big difference when you're trying to reach the difficult bits and the cord is being restrictive.

I got a cheap pair for a tenner from Netto ages ago - do the job when the girlfriend's "helping" but if I was going to do it regularly then I wished I'd spent a few quid extra to get a proper set
I've gone against cordless because well direct electric is no match. an extension cable will do but then ofcourse the length or cable from clipper to plug matters. i will indeed spend a bit more to avoid hassle products.

Hi mate, as a barber of 20 years I think I'm qualified to help :)

First off grades 1-8

1 - 4 are the Only usable ones mate, the others just miss hairs and are basically crap. But if you. Insist on them there really cheap from somewhere like Sally's.


As you said for a general 'professional' set are the wahl super taper, if you want something that will last these are the ones. Do not buy anything less Or you will be in the buy cheap buy twice camp.

I personally use a pair of oster rotary clippers. But they cost 100+


There's two types by the way. Magnetic and rotary, magnetic motors vibrate, rotary ones don't. Rotatry ones are a lot more expensive but they last longer.
thanks DM. at the moment Ive literally got short back and sides (grade 3) with length ontop (grade 7-8). how i done it a few weeks back was put gel ontop and cut around. sounds simple bowl cut but surprisingly it wasnt still it wasnt at all bad.

the clippers I'm using at the moment have a slide on attachment then behind theres an adjustment to which grade you want. it sucks!! just about got the job done. im really just after a complete home kit to have at hand.

The Super Taper seems a bit too heavy to be handling when doing your own hair. the qaulity is clearly there though.

thanks ill make a note of that. your not based down South by any chance and know how to do a cut like what Usher has currently ;)

would you go for the Chromepros if you was me?

my wife uses the ghd straighteners for her hair, expensive stuff. but buy quality, buy once.

share the view.
buy quality, buy once.. i like that :)

the barber i use should be officially retired, he is 74 and i haven't had a better haircut anywhere else. he does it because he likes to gush! more than me :laugh: but by'eck he does a proper job. not many proper barbers like him around anymore.

i will be gutted when he gives up because old age gave up on him. by the way, he doesn't cost the earth either, and for what i have done, anyone thinks they can do with a set of clippers. well he uses the clippers then uses a trimmer. takes a good half hour to do and sometimes i walk into his studio and there are 4 people waiting, i know i'm in for a long wait and i read the paper and the magazines join in the chat when it concerns football!

well i know when he is back from holiday, and when he is, i'll be waiting at his salon for a haircut to correct the inadequacies of the general hairdresser.
I'm still looking for a decent barber that suits me :(

should oil the blades every time you use the clippers..
can you use antiseptic spray for clippers or an all in one spray, liquid for the blades?
 
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cornish

Novice Member
indeed I'd rather pay for qaulity than some cheap product. thanks

the barber is something else but im yet to find one that suits me. ive met 2 decent barbers so far, both more than 20miles away from me though. your vetran isnt down South is he? and do you reckon he'll know who Usher is and how he gets his hair done
he's down south.... and the best there is. trained a lot of folks up country too. you get a quality haircut, not a fast haircut.

I'm still looking for a decent barber that suits me :(
depends where you mean by south :laugh:
 

SBT

Banned
Wahl Baldfader for me.Closes cut without wet shaving.

As for oiling,it's a must before and after every use.Don't use the rubbish they supply though as its too thick.I use WD40 on mine and they are still going strong after about 8 years :thumbsup:
 

7ofnine

Well-known Member
thanks mate. that kit is looking like the one I'll go for. The Colourpro hasnt got the extras. the price difference isnt huge either. is the cable from the clipper to plug long? also is the nose trimmer and other little bits, extras included just as good as the clipper?
Cable is more than long enough, a good 2 metres.
The trimmers are little battery powered devices. They look a bit flimsy but they do the job nicely.
The quality is great, your money is well spent with this kit.
 

SBT

Banned
What gives a closer cut, sper taper or bald fader?
Never used a taper,but a baldfader gives a really close cut.I used to wet shave my head but after a day it's the same length as the badlfader gives so i just use that now.
 

DOBLY

Well-known Member
Remington have been good for me - bought the HC5550 when on holiday in the USA a few years ago for 30-ish US Dollars - still as good as the day they were bought after weekly use. I see that they are available in the UK too. They are great for travel as they can charge via usb, so no adaptor required, just plug into your laptop or whatever. At home, mine charge via our Apple AirPort Extreme !!
 
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Gourcuff

Standard Member
he's down south.... and the best there is. trained a lot of folks up country too. you get a quality haircut, not a fast haircut.

depends where you mean by south :laugh:
west sussex

Wahl Baldfader for me.Closes cut without wet shaving.

As for oiling,it's a must before and after every use.Don't use the rubbish they supply though as its too thick.I use WD40 on mine and they are still going strong after about 8 years :thumbsup:
What attachments and all did you get with it? and thanks will keep the trusty WD40 in mind although I'd probably go for some form of all in one antiseptic lubricant if there is one

Cable is more than long enough, a good 2 metres.
The trimmers are little battery powered devices. They look a bit flimsy but they do the job nicely.
The quality is great, your money is well spent with this kit.
thanks. is the clipper, the trimmer, nose trimmer loud?

Wahl Super Taper Hair Clipper: Amazon.co.uk: Health & Beauty

I have had those for seven years, never oiled the blades, never had a nick and never missed a hair.
that is appealing. is it heavy? I'm guessing the pro products will be heavier than the home products purely because the home customer needs a pretty light clipper to cut his or her own hair. Also what attachments etc. did you get with it?
 
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Gourcuff

Standard Member
Remington have been good for me - bought the HC5550 when on holiday in the USA a few years ago for 30-ish US Dollars - still as good as the day they were bought after weekly use. I see that they are available in the UK too. They are great for travel as they can charge via usb, so no adaptor required, just plug into your laptop or whatever. At home, mine charge via our Apple AirPort Extreme !!
which product have you got of Remington's? I just had a quick look at the site and they have a fair few one of which the high end has the attachment and I'm guessing some form of additional grade adjuster on the clipper itself? I've got a similar clipper at the moment like that which doesn't cut it for me. My hairs sort of curly. The proper individual grade attachments cut better.
 

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