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Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 20, 2020 12:34PM
Amazon sale today.

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What do you think? My stylist uses a 'number 4' for my regular cut...

TIA.
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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: Golfer
Date: August 20, 2020 12:40PM
I use a Wahl, not that particular model though. Mine is about 15 years old and still going strong. I use the number 3.
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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: August 20, 2020 12:43PM
[www.flowbee.com]
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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 20, 2020 12:44PM
......to cut class......??



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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: d4
Date: August 20, 2020 01:06PM
Made in USA, 8' cord, decent warranty and nice storage case too thumbs up
I wouldn't put much faith in the scissors. Plan on throwing it in the junk drawer.



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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 20, 2020 01:09PM
.......the scissors will come in handy to do reenactment of 'Psycho' shower scene......



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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: August 20, 2020 01:17PM
I just talked to a friend who went from a $30 Wahl to a $90 Wahl and said there was a world of difference. He recommended saving up and buying one around $100.
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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 20, 2020 01:24PM
.....Kojak never had to worry about getting a haircut......



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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: Spiff
Date: August 20, 2020 01:41PM
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NewtonMP2100
.....Kojak never had to worry about getting a haircut......

Chuck Norris laughs at haircuts.
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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 20, 2020 01:41PM
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Dennis S
I just talked to a friend who went from a $30 Wahl to a $90 Wahl and said there was a world of difference. He recommended saving up and buying one around $100.

The kit I purchased from Costco last year cost about $60, which probably translates to near $100 retail. I can tell you that the clipper in the kit I bought is every bit the equal of any clipper I've ever encountered in a professional shop.



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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 20, 2020 01:43PM
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Dennis S
I just talked to a friend who went from a $30 Wahl to a $90 Wahl and said there was a world of difference. He recommended saving up and buying one around $100.

This one is a $60 model, so is it more like the $90 or the $30?!



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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: Spiff
Date: August 20, 2020 01:45PM
Seriously, though. Wahl is a trusted brand. Corded is always going to be cheaper than cordless. Corded theoretically will also give you more power, and you may need that depending on the thickness of the hair. My whole family was hurting for hair cuts 5-6 weeks ago so I bit the bullet and got these, as they were the only cordless in stock:

[www.amazon.com]

I gotta say. It is wonderful to use these. Quiet, no cord fuss. The attachments go on a and come off pretty easily. However, I would say that Wahl quality and dependability is probably better than these, but for the $, it was worth getting these overseas trimmers. It even came with a second battery for the times you are using it heavily. The only issue was that there was no carrying bag/case. I am using an old cigar box from my dad.
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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: August 20, 2020 01:47PM
He said his was a "Wahl Senior. From looking around, I'm guessing the ~$100 ones are considerably better than the $60 one. There seems to be other lines, also.

[www.google.com]
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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 20, 2020 02:02PM
Thanks, all!
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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 20, 2020 02:14PM
....so you gonna'.....cut and run......???



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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: August 20, 2020 02:40PM
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Dennis S
He said his was a "Wahl Senior. From looking around, I'm guessing the ~$100 ones are considerably better than the $60 one. There seems to be other lines, also.

[www.google.com]

Until March of this year, the price on Amazon was $70 to $80.





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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 20, 2020 02:47PM
I feel bad buying this coz I like my barber, but alas he is in NYC and who knows when I'll get there again.
Plus the prospect of giving myself a funny haircut ...



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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: Marc Anthony
Date: August 20, 2020 04:57PM
I bought a $30 Wahl circa 20 years ago, and it's still going strong. It probably doesn't matter which one you get, as long as it's corded. If I were to make a recommendation, I'd go with the color-coded one, as it's useful to help identify the various guards.



Le poète doit vivre beaucoup, vivre dans tous les sens. - Verlaine
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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 20, 2020 04:59PM
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Marc Anthony
I bought a $30 Wahl circa 20 years ago, and it's still going strong. It probably doesn't matter which one you get, as long as it's corded.

$30 bought a lot more quality 20 years ago than it does today.



It is what it is.
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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: Ammo
Date: August 20, 2020 05:50PM
So how hard is it to get decent results from cutting someone’s hair anyway? I’d like to ask my wife to cut mine, but I don’t want to look like a bozo afterwards. I guess I could always tell people I’m self-quarantining for a few weeks and then go back to my barber on hands and knees.



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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 20, 2020 06:21PM
....cut.....or uncut.....ladies like both.......



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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: August 20, 2020 06:54PM
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Spiff
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.....Kojak never had to worry about getting a haircut......

Chuck Norris laughs at haircuts.

Chuck Norris laughs at Belarus as well.

Chuck Norris is not well.
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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 20, 2020 07:25PM
It looks to be a decent value for the money.

For home use, it should be fine.

But how long it'll last outside of warranty is a mystery to me.

People talk about a product they have that's lasted 10, 30, 85yrs as though it's relevant.

Today's products aren't 'built like they used to', so manage expectations.

You can always return these for an upgrade.

Bezos won't mind.





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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 20, 2020 07:27PM
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Ammo
So how hard is it to get decent results from cutting someone’s hair anyway? I’d like to ask my wife to cut mine, but I don’t want to look like a bozo afterwards. I guess I could always tell people I’m self-quarantining for a few weeks and then go back to my barber on hands and knees.

Can always head down to the scalp if it looks THAT bad!
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Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 20, 2020 07:37PM
Plus the prospect of giving myself a funny haircut ...[/i!


More most of us, me in particular, our hair will grow back.

And a COVID Cut is and will be pretty much the way of life for a good while, so most everybody will understand, unless maybe you sneeze or drop the clippers on your head.

Barbershops and salons are still shut down in CA, and in a city next to me the local PD has shut down a salon operating on the sly.

<knock knock> Pssst. Estelle sent me?


I just cut my hair with scissors, fingers, and a comb, then used some 50yo Wahl/Wahl knockoff (?) clippers to block the back.

Next is working on a short taper for the back, instead of blocking it.

Just take a little bit off at a time.

I practiced moving my hand/scissors/clippers in the mirror because sometimes looking at a mirror with a mirror can get tricky.

A good barber is getting very hard to find around here.

It may never happen for me, and Super Cuts is a poor substitute on a good day.





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 20, 2020 09:04PM
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I bought a $30 Wahl circa 20 years ago, and it's still going strong. It probably doesn't matter which one you get, as long as it's corded.

$30 bought a lot more quality 20 years ago than it does today.

I paid $20 for my Wahl 25 years ago. Still going strong although I have little hair to cut. I use the #1 for my scalp and the #1/2 for my beard. I go about three weeks between trims. My wife blocks the back for me, otherwise it would be a mess.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: August 21, 2020 08:52AM
I just bought this one at Amazon. It's cordless, has a 5 hour run time between charges and has accessories to trim beard, nose hair and body hair. Gave myself a haircut the other day and was happily surprised at how much better it did than my old corded hair clipper.

Philips Norelco MG7750/49 Multigroom Series 7000, Men's Grooming Kit with Trimmer for Beard, Head, Body, and Face - No Blade Oil Needed

[www.amazon.com]



JoeM
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Re: Men home haircut gurus - is this a good cutter?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 21, 2020 09:02AM
.....Bed Head.....made a most excellent one......they went out of the business so you can no longer buy it.......



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