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Review Wahl color pro clipper
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Post# 973658   12/14/2017 at 14:30 (311 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        

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After 30 plus years of shaving nearly 7 days a week, I decided as I approached the half century mark to beard out.  3 years ago, dad sent me a rechargeable Norelco unit that I hardly used except to trim around the ears and neck hair.


Well, I can beard out for about 8-9 days, after that, the itch is terrible.  So I tried to use the Norelco unit and it was like pulling teeth sans anesthetic.  Pretty painful and at least a 15 minute ordeal as the poor thing would get hot and almost stop running.

I researched many online, including Andis and the Oster pro.  A co worker who during this time of year resembles a Yeti, told me he had good luck with his Wahl and his sister, who cuts hair for a living, uses them exclusively.  This chap is the spitting image of Grizzly Adams and when he beards out during hunting season,  well.............he's pretty scary.


I attached the link for the color pro unit I got at Target.  It plugs in which is fine because I have an outlet right next to the sink.

And boy does this thing pack the power. I can mow through 10 days of growth and it never skips a beat. I use the 1/16 depth guide and it gives a wonderful even cut with no fuss or anything. The ear guides are also a plus.  I'm sure there are other more powerful units but for what I do, this one does the job. A five year warranty is a big plus. And it is USA assembled with domestic and non union globally sourced components.  It was under $25.


It is a bit bulky compared to the lithium powered units but for me that is a good trade off for superlative cutting power. My beard is akin to barbed wire when it grows out.  I think I could sand wood with it.


Post# 973691 , Reply# 1   12/14/2017 at 19:02 (310 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Ben, I've had a Wahl Lithium Ion trimmer for between 5 & 6 years.  I absolutely love it and have not had one issue with it.   I think I had a Panasonic brand beard trimmer before that.  It just cannot hold a candle to the Wahl!! 

This post was last edited 12/15/2017 at 01:22
Post# 974028 , Reply# 2   12/16/2017 at 13:42 (309 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
We bought a Wahl...

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many years ago to give our 2 boys cheap buzz cuts.... well, they are 30 & 35 now and have long since moved away, but SWMBO still uses that very same Wahl to give me a trim every month or so! Great product!

Post# 974067 , Reply# 3   12/16/2017 at 16:18 (308 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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I tried a Wahl (from WM so maybe that's why), it pooped-out in 3 years (when the warranty ended).

Hmmm ... lost track of the time ... have had the beard for 5.5+ years.

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