Cant speak for the model but i do like the brand.
is the thing loud?
coughdownstairs trimming while housemates are home?cough
hahaha no, shaving the hair on my HEAD. have an old one at home (very old) and it sounds like a lawnmower, hence i never use it. but would make shaving my hair so much easier
The loud noise in most case can be fixed by adjusting the screw on the side of the trimmer :-)
not that loud… prob aroud the norm for a hairdressers
Model is WA9305312
I have a Wahl clipper set but not this model… Mine's quiet…
How much does this cost normally?
$30 at Shaver Hut, apparently:
they are in the low-end of the wahl range. referred to as wahl performer on ebay http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/WAHL-Performer-20-Piece-Home-Hair... & http://www.myhaircare.com.au/Performer_20_Piece_Haircutting_...
are they any good? all companies tend to produce low-end junk
all companies tend to produce low-end junk
all companies tend to produce low-end junk
No they don't. Why produce your own low end junk, when you can buy it cheaper from a Chinese maker?
Does the Whal factory even exist now? I see they bought a factory in Hungary.
I bought this set (I'm pretty sure it's this one) on Ebay for about $24 delivered. Anywho, it's fine. Works pretty well I reckon. Mrs does my hair, nice and wasy with a number 3/2 all over.
+1 to the mrs
I think the last retail price I saw for it was $50-70ish. Though that might have been the cordless. Either way this is a great price.
personally I like using the low-end junk one, they vibrate a lot, give you two in one services, hair cut and massage. :)
which hair are you cutting bonbon?
True ozbargain style
I used to have a low-end Wahl, after a while the attachments are no longer held on securely, and the scissors are complete crap.
Gone are the days you could buy a kit for $30 which will last 10 years and give decent performance.
Unfortunately, those days when I got mine were about 15 years ago… and it's getting a bit tired now. And the #1 comb is busted.
If I could get a new one the same for a comparable price, I'd jump at it.
Seems the only options now are $150+ or utter crap.
surely they could trim more off the price?
Cut it out, altomic.
oh please, shave us.
You guys are hair-larious
Got the Remington Hair Clipper Kit a few months back from DS for $2.
Used to have a Remington. It worked - while it lasted anyway - which wasn't all that long. Then we had a Conia - biggest piece of JUNK that NEVER cut hair properly from the start. We now own a Wahl Designer. It's excellent. It has the best motor they produce. (Same quality as barbers use.)
Shavershop has this same model in their sales catalogue for $24.95.
Got a Wahl high end more than 10 years ago and it is still running fine.
I have the one from Woolies/Coles. I still have it after 3 years and it still works though I only use it a few times a month. This one "seems" to be better built at a good price.
If it helps - I have this model (or it looks the same), and it has performed surprisingly well for their cheaper model. It isn't as loud as some I've had before, pretty quiet actually, and I use it about once every 6 weeks or so. I have 3 older units sitting in a bathroom cupboard that are louder and keep needing tightening or adjusting, and one was quite expensive and disappointing, but this one is still running like new - think i got it 2 xmas's ago :)
Made in China.
Point? Please name some hair clippers that are not made in china…
My point is these are the made the china models. Get the made in USA ones.
You are right ca6leguy, just had a look at this model in the shavershop, it seems like an average clipper, and at $20, this is about the normal price for a clipper.
Bought the USA made Whal from the Shaver Shop for $45 a few months back and it is very well built. The sale must have recently ended as its now back to the $90 price. If you can get the USA made Whal for $45 its a very good price.
I use once a week and the 1/2 # is great.
Still on sale it seems.
No cape??? I thought they all came with capes..
"Multicut Clipper, Blade Guard, Storage Case and 10 Guide Combs, 3mm, 6mm, 10mm, 13mm, 16mm, 19mm, 22mm, Left ear Taper, Right Ear Taper, Barber Comb, Styling Comb, Pocket Comb, Scissors, Blade Oil, Hair Clip, Cleaning Brush and Instructions."
Perhaps the instructions can be used as a cape.. :)
I like Wahl stuff, I've had one of their little beard trimmers for years.
However, for the same price I like the BigW Remington set.. has more trimming guide sizes
oh awesome, thanks!
looking for a trimmer in particular..have myself a good set of scissors already
i bought those clippers at a harveynorman sale a couple of weeks ago for $9. seems to cut ok. quiet
Just be aware that you can buy Wahl guidecombs from most stores with "hair" in their name - for a few $ each.
awesome just what i needed to trim my hipster hair :)
I almost bought this one for $6 more, hopefully both have same quality
just got my hands on them, they feel solid and well built. the motor sounded and vibrate very strongly. comes in a storage box.
Are the blades on these are the sames ones used on the more expensive models?
Considering blades are around $35, might be an inexpensive way to replace worn out blades?
Worn out blades? My Remington Clipper has been going for over 10 years, much of the usage has been weekly, and its still going, there is no signs of blade wear at all. The problems are usually the plastic leaver, which are not very strong at all. The Remington was about $35 in 2000, so it comes to less than $3.50 a year, the real savings are in time and barber fees, which is many hours and thousands of dollars of savings by cutting your own hair over time. A hair clipper can pay for itself in a month or less.
aren't most blades self-sharpening nowadays? you just need to undo them, clean thoroughly, align, oil and run for a short while
I see you are doing the old printer ink trick.
Note: These blades require oiling! Save yourself the pain and buy ones that have ceramic (coated) blades. They do not require regular oiling and won't pull your hair.
Hm… Like my Conia. They claimed that on the packaging. Then, after it stopped cutting hair (only a couple of uses), I read the manual from start to finish - and find you ARE meant to oil them. It developed a burr that meant it wouldn't cut at all. The Remington I had needing oiling. It died but always cut hair. The Conia was hopless - it was ceramic. The Wahl we own now is brilliant. It's oiled. I'll never buy ceramic again. In fact, now we own the Wahl we may never have to BUY another clipper again. Oh - and the ceramic was so hot it was difficult to hold onto for long too.
I purchased this exact kit a month ago for $45 from ShaverHut. So either I got ripped off or the price has been significantly reduced since then. Anyway, I actually find the clippers to be quite good (although, I've only used them a couple of times). I was considering importing more expensive clippers (such as Andis or Oster) from the U.S, but decided to give the Wahl clippers a go first and was pleasantly surprised. If you've ever used the similarly priced Remington clippers — which cut so horribly that you have to proceed agonisingly slow, do multiple passes, and grimace constantly as your hair gets torn out — then you'll appreciate the Wahl clippers. Although, I have thick hair so maybe that is Remington's major weakness.
At $10 a cheapo haircut does me fine, but i was wondering can this be used for pets for a small dog? or would it die a horrible death? The shaver not the dog haha!
I also want to know if these would be ok for a small poodle? Their hair is pretty soft. Are the pet ones more heavy duty for thicker fur? Anyone have any experience on whether a normal human one like this would work ok?
I'm wondering if it's safe to shave my balls with?
Depends how hairy is the balls.
Yeah that'd be fine lol. Balls are easy to shave. Just this would trim them to a certain length and if you wanted them smooth as eggs, u'd then hafta go over them with a razor
Got this one at home. Been using that few times to trim my now 1 year old son's hair. It gets the job done but im not a professional though : )
I bought the newer model of this clipper from The Good Guys for $24.95.
Edit: Listed for $74 on HN website. lolwut
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