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Wahl Balding Clippers Review

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The Wahl Balding Clippers are probably the most popular model on the market right now, mainly due to Wahl’s reputation as a solid choice for barbers across the USA and globally. One of their most famous products is the Super Taper, which is a great clipper; but is Wahl’s reputation justified? And more importantly for us baldies, are the Wahl Balding Clippers any good? Well..

Please note: This is a completely unbiased review. I have not been sent anything free from Wahl to influence my thoughts. I’ve paid full price for all my products as I am always looking for an optimal shave and, of course, to help you guys get a quality product!

 

Wahl Balding Clippers Review

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Wahl have been a premium brand in the razor market for a while now. Originating in Illinois in 1919, they’ve got branches in pet grooming and pain relief, though they are most famous for their hair clippers.

First of all, it has to be said that the Wahl Balding Clippers were originally advertised (and still is advertised) as a clipper for commercial use for barbers and hairdressers. It is also advertised for home use and it has become pretty popular amongst baldies, due to its close cut and quality production. It comes with several different grades, which is an advantage for baldies that still have a bit on top and want to style it (I can’t review anything like that as I’m full baldy!). For the purposes of this review, I used it myself as a personal grooming appliance.

 

Opening the Wahl Balding Clippers

After I took the Wahl Balding Clippers out of the box, the first thing I noticed was how heavy these things was. Like, really heavy. Whilst Wahl claim that this clipper is only half a pound in weight, I’m 99% sure it weighs more than that. I would compare its weight to a regular, heavy duty hair trimmer that you’d find in your barbers. This wasn’t a great start.

Looking around the clipper, you can tell it’s made well, as any Wahl clipper usually is. It has a very solid feel to it. The longer I held the clipper, the more I got used to its weight. Maybe I was over-exaggerating a bit.

Using the Wahl Balding Clippers

I used the Wahl balding Clippers for several months before I invested in a few other hair shavers and head shaving equipment. That means I do have a pretty good idea as to how well the Wahl balding clippers works, especially in comparison to others.

For shaving the front and the sides of your head, it works a dream. Really. It’s definitely the closest hair clipper that I’ve tried. Though of course, the closest hair clipper is extremely sharp. It’s not something that you want to rush over your skull, otherwise you’re almost guaranteed to end up with cuts and rashes.

So, the Wahl balding clipper works great over the top of your head and generally around the sides. It’s also better than many over shavers for trimmer around the ears, due to its close cut edges. Though to be honest, I will always use a beard trimmer around the edges of my ears anyway, just to be on the safe side. I find that a beard trimmer will cut with more accuracy, and due to their size they are easier to use.

The only sticky bit about the Wahl balding clippers is the back of your head. If you don’t have anyone that’s will to shave your dome for you, then this bit could be a bit tricky. Because it’s corded and heavy, it isn’t ideal for shaving the back of your neck and getting to the bits you can’t see. You do get used to using it, but there are other shavers available that are a bit easier to use.

Cleaning the Wahl Balding Clippers

This is one of the most positive areas for this clipper. It’s super easy to clean, and they include several brushes that come with it.

In fact, I would probably go so far as to say it’s one of the easiest clippers I’ve used in terms of maintenance. Wahl include some oil that will help to lubricate the blades. You should apply this every so often, some people are avid that you should apply the oil in a set pattern. For me, I think you can tell when the blades need lubrication, as you’ll start to feel your hair being pulled out instead of clipped.

If you’re unsure how often to clean your Wahl balding clippers, start with once a month. Honestly, you won’t need to do it more than that if you’re not using it everyday.

Can I use my Wahl Balding clippers elsewhere?

Yes and no is the answer to this question. I found the Wahl balding clipper amazing for shaving large surface areas like your chest. It moved swiftly over the skin, and shaved it to an optimum length that wasn’t quite skin close, but almost.

If you’re wondering whether you can use this clipper for your nether regions, the answer is an astounding NO. PLEASE, NO! I advise anyone with any sense to keep this clipper at least a few inches away from your tackle at all times. There are little things more painful in a mans life than getting his tackle caught on his hair clipper – I’d probably put the pain on a similar level to childbirth. Unless you’re some sort of masochist, just don’t.

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What the Wahl balding clipper looks like. Not all countries receive the same attachments.

Negatives of the Wahl Balding Clippers

Well I think we’ve covered the negatives pretty well in the above section, but I’ll clarify. It’s much heavier than any other head shaver that we’ve featured on the site (to date). This makes it kinda awkward and clumsy, and doesn’t make it easy for an optimal shave.

It’s also pretty noisy actually, come to think of it. In comparison with other shavers, it’s actually quite a bit noisier than they are. This might not be a problem for a lot of people, but if you need a quite head shaver, this ain’t it.

In all honesty, I wouldn’t advise using this clipper as your primary head shaving method. If you want to shave your head once a week, then this would be a good option. But, if you like to keep it short daily or every two days, there are more convenient balding clippers around.

Conclusion

Whilst this is a very solid set of balding clipper, it isn’t ideal for solo use. If you’re looking for something more convenient, then the skull shaver may be a better shout. If you’re a professional and you’re considering this shaver, then you’re probably better off having a look at this video for a more detailed description;

But, as I am just a regular joe, I can’t comment too much on the more professional aspect of this balding clipper. I do know that I personally used it for a few months, and it done the job. Since then, I have upgraded to something that was more convenient, though I wouldn’t be adverse to using this again. I still keep it around the house just incase!

 

Thanks for checking out this post! Feel free to check out some of our other posts about hair clippers. We appreciate your visit.

  • Steve
  • Updated October 19, 2017

Wahl Cordless Rechargeable Trimmer Review

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Is your dream to hit literally any angle with your trimmer? Wahl Cordless Rechargeable Trimmer can provide you that! It is considered as a budget model. But, can this trimmer get the job done? Let’s take a look on all pros and cons about the product…

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The Intro

 Wahl Cordless Rechargeable Trimmer is one of the most budget friendly trimmer on the market. It has great features in order to help you get well-groomed beard and moustache. With a minimum of effort you will get look that you desire; whether it be short a neat, or long like a lumberjack.

 

Product details

 

  • 3 years of warranty
  • Rechargeable cord
  • Long charge life
  • 6-possition beard length
  • 3 individual combs

 

Features of the product

 

High-carbon steel blades

 Those blades are self-sharpening and can stay sharp for many years. They are also very precision and makes grooming very easy.

 

Corded/cordless use

The trimmer can be used when it is charged, or when it is plugged in, while charging. Both activities gives maximum of performance. So, even if you run out of charge, you can continue with your trimming when you plug in to charge.

 

Easy fits in every hand

Contoured handle with soft grip base makes the trimmer comfortable and it can fit in both hands.

 

6 position adjustment guide

In order to get desired length, you can easily adjust position which you want. There are six of them.

 

 

Pros

 

Lasts for years

Most of the people who uses this trimmer are satisfied with it, because it can last for many years. It makes the trimmer a good value.

 

Size

The trimmer is quite small. It gives a big advantage for you as it is very easy to handle with. Also, it is much easier to reach those difficult areas which can be a problem when you have a bigger trimmer.

 

Price

As a budget friendly option, the Wahl Cordless Rechargeable Trimmer provides excellent quality of trimming. Most of the users are happy with the product, so if you consider buying something for not a great amount of money, this trimmer can be the one you are looking for.

 

 

Cons

 

Quality of the combs

The most negative reviews, users have about the quality of the guide combs. They say that it breaks easily. Also users have an issue with putting on the comb and taking it off.

 

The package

 

Wahl Cordless Rechargeable Trimmer will surprise you when you open the package. Inside together with your desired trimmer you will also get:

  • 6 position adjustable guide comb
  • 3 individual guide comb
  • Beard comb
  • Charger
  • Travel bag
  • Cleaning brush
  • Storage stand
  • Oil
  • English and Spanish guide

 

 

The conclusion

 Inexpensive trimmer which comes with 6 position adjustable guide comb and 3 individual guide comb has mixed reviews. As most of the users are satisfied with it, there are those who are not that happy about it. The main complaint is about quality of the comb, which can break easily. But, this trimmer gives a warranty of 3 years and you can’t make a big fault with buying it. Features of the product are good and the fact it can be used both while charging and cordless, makes this product even more interesting.

 

Thanks for checking out this post! If you’re experiencing some of the signs of balding, check out this post.

 

  • Steve
  • Updated October 14, 2017

Remington PG6171 Beard Trimmer Kit Review

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Remington PG6171 has 11 pieces with combs and 15 different length settings. It also has an excellent battery which provides 3 hours of cordless use. Doesn’t it sound perfect? For me it does! For not a large amount of money, you can easily get everything you need to look perfect, in just one place. Too good to be true? Let’s take a look!!!

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The Intro 

Remington has developed an excellent line in order for you to get wonderful look. This Remington PG6171 Beard Boss Crafter Style and Detail Kit will help you to get your desired look. You will be in charge and control will only yours. Even the thickest hair won’t be a problem anymore, as this product has turbo mode, which lets you power through all kinds of hair.

 

Product details

 

  • Attachments: full size trimmer, detail trimmer, nose and ear trimmer, foil shaver, adjustable comb, 5 fixed combs
  • 6 combs
  • 15 length settings
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Washable
  • 60 day money back guarantee
  • 2 years of warranty

 

 

Features of the product 

Stainless steel blades

These amazing blades stay sharp for a long time. Users won’t have a problem after using it for some time, as the blades are made of stainless steel and can last for a really long time

Strong battery

Remington PG6171 uses lithium battery which is very strong. This battery provides users trimming for about 3 hours, even when it is using cordless.

Quick charge

With only 5-minute charging, the trimmer will be full for one full trim. If you are in a hurry and your trimmer stops working, this wonderful feature will save your life.

Adjustable comb

The clip-on adjustable comb provides you quick changing and choosing one of ten available lengths. You can easily lock-in one of desired lengths, which goes from 2 millimeters to 20 millimeters.

 

Pros 

Attachments of the product

Remington PG6171, 11-piece kit, includes: full size trimmer, nose and ear hair trimmer, detail trimmer, mini foil shaver, six guide combs. It all comes with a zip-storage bag.

Cleaning is easy

This trimmer is 100% washable and cleaning it is more than easy. You can clean in everywhere, just with using water.

Excellent price

The price for this 11-piece kit is very affordable. For not a big amount of money, you can get everything you need for a perfect facial hairs looks.

Worldwide voltage

This product can be used anywhere in the world, as it has universal 100-240V 50/60Hz power supply for charging. All you will need is a plug adapter.

 

Cons

Style

Most of reviews says that you cannot style your beard or moustaches with this trimmer. The “T” blade is too big and it doesn’t let you make your desired style with beard or your moustaches.

 

The conclusion 

Remington PG6171 is an ideal product for each man. Trimming and grooming your head and moustaches won’t be a problem anymore, as in this package you get all you need. Users can choose between various lengths in order to get desired look. Strong, lithium battery, provides excellent power and it can be used even up to 3 hours, without charging. It is 100% washable and the cleaning is super easy. Under your faucet you can clean everything you need from the trimmer. If it happens to you that the trimmer stops working, with a quick 5-minutes charge, you can get a chance to finish what you have started. Excellent, right? The price of the product is not very high and best of all, you will be satisfied with it! Is it the best beard trimmer? Maybe!

 

  • Steve
  • Updated October 14, 2017

Remington PG520 Body Trimmer Review

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Is your biggest wish to find trimmer which comes with various attachments? The all in one product, which will have all you need? If the answer is YES, Remington PG520 is maybe the right product for you! Let’s have a look on all features and pros/cons about it. It will help you to decide…

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The Intro

Remington is the worldwide famous company for its electric products. Among them, you can find a lot of great trimmers. Remington PG520 is one of them. This all in one trimmer, comes with 10 different attachments for nose, ears and eyebrows trimming. It’s a great choice if you’re growing a super long beard. It also has a kit for body grooming.

 

Product details

 

  • 2 years of warranty
  • Storage and charging stand
  • Various trimmer attachments
  • Cordless use
  • Titanium blades

 

Features of the product

 

Attachments

 Remington PG520 has six interchangeable attachments: self-sharped trimmer, mini shaver, a hair clipper comb with 10 length settings, a moustache and beard comb with 5 adjustable settings, a detail trimmer, a linear nose and ear hair attachment. It also comes with body groomer, which has a wide blade for easy removing body hairs.

 

Titanium blades

The main trimmer has self-sharped titanium blades. The quality of the blades are excellent and you won’t have to worry if they will become rusty soon.

 

 

 

Pros

Easy to handle

Remington PG520 has a rubber grip and it fits easily in each hand. The grip is non-slipping.

 

Cord/cordless use and a good battery

The trimmer can be used both corded or cordless. The battery is strong, and it has to be charged for about an hour for maximum capacity.

 

The price

For a trimmer which has so many attachments the price is not high. Consider that you won’t have to buy any new trimmer while you are using this one, the amount of money you have to spent is not very big.

 

Easy cleaning

No oil is needed. It can be washed with water only.

 

Cons

A lot of users are not very satisfied with this product. There are those who are happy with it, but there are also those who find this trimmer very bad. Some of the bad reviews are about plastic and that it breaks easily. The others comment about battery life. Some of users say that the battery can hold just for few minutes. If you’re experiencing some of the signs of balding, check this post out.

 

The Conclusion

 

Overall reviews about the product are positive. Most of the people are satisfied with it. The price is not very high, if you think how many product you actually get in one. You won’t have to think about buying separate trimmers for each body part, now you have all in one. Which is great! Even the attachment for body grooming, which is great for all unwanted body hairs.

 

  • Steve
  • Updated August 25, 2017

Phillips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 5100 Review

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Phillips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 5100 has excellent features and will make your everyday problems with facial hair disappear. It has self-sharpening blades and 17 length settings… Is it enough for you to be happy with a new trimmer? Most of the users are, let’s see what will you think in the end about it!

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The Intro

Philips Norelco is one of the leading brands in the USA. Their beard trimmers are well known and very popular among men in the country. In the past decade they are developing technology to make the perfect products. Each series of their bead trimmers is better than the previous one.

Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 5100 is a versatile product with high professional trimmer on one side and detail trimmer on the other. It makes this trimmer unique and easier to use, as it functions like two products in one.

 

 

Product details

 

  • Strong lithium-ion battery
  • 17 length settings from 1/64 to 13/32 inches (0.4 millimeters to 10 millimeters)
  • Fully washable
  • Digital display
  • Product dimensions: 1.8 x 1.5 x 7.2 inches; 1 pounds

 

 

Features of the product

 

Strong lithium-ion battery

The battery of the product is rechargeable and with one hour of charging, you can get one full hour to use it. It can also be used as a plugged product, for the corded use. Cleaning the trimmer is more than easy, as you have to just wash it out under the faucet.

 

Dual sides of the trimmer

Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 5100 has a wide trimmer on one side and a narrow trimmer on the other side. The wider side of the trimmer awards you with perfectly straight lines. The other side, the narrow end, helps you to groom parts of the face, such as areas around the nose and mouth. This is ideal for long beards and lumberjack beards.

 

Locks in settings

Quick turn of adjustable wheel helps you choosing one of 17 different lengths, which goes from 1/64 to 13/32 inches (0.4 millimeters to 10 millimeters). This wheel locks in in order to keep combs in place. Now you don’t have to attach different combs and change them all the time, it is much easier with this wheel.

 

Pros

 

Easy to clean

Without taking the combs, this trimmer is so easy to clean. You just have to put in under the water in your faucet, and clean it. Those blades to not require any oil or maintenance.

 

Dual side trimmer

As the trimmer has two sides of the head, it saves you so much time as you don’t have to change combs. One side is perfect for trimming and the other for detailing and grooming part of the face which are not easy reachable.

 

LED display

Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 5100 has a LED display which shows you choices which you have. And as we said before, an adjustable wheel locks you when you choose your desired length settings.

 

The package also includes

Except for trimmer, in the box you will also get power cord, beard comb and a cleaning brush.

 

 

 

Cons

 

Clips/Comb push hair aside

There aren’t many cons for this products. Most of the reviews are positive and people are pleased with the product. It seems that the clips move the  hair aside and not leading it to the cutting blade. If your hair is 2-3 inches thick, you will probably need to move the trimmer two or three times in a single area to get the result you want.

 

 

 

The Conclusion

 

Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 5100 is the product perfect for all lengths and types of beards and moustaches. Perfect and strong battery needs to be charged only for one hour and the trimmer can work as a plugged product too. It is easy washable. You don’t need no oil or maintenances also. Two sides of the blades are acting like two products in one, as you can now with only this trimmer get your beard groomed and ready. 17 length settings with a LED display and an adjustable wheel are perfect features also.

 

  • Steve
  • Updated October 14, 2017
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