DAJ Reply to on 22 November 2017
|I regularly buzz cut my own hair at home, makes life a lot easier for my circumstances. I had been persevering with an old set of Nicky Clarke clippers I purchased in the late 90's, despite being a little awkward to work with they actually did a decent job and they certainly lasted well. Eventually the blades dulled and I recently replaced them with a set of Wahl clippers from Amazon based on a lot of positive reviews. However, the Wahl's turned out to be absolute pants. They did indeed have nice sharp titanium blades (Wahl's big selling point) but the blades barely moved to actually cut anything, multiple adjustments failed to improve them. They ripped hair out rather than cut through it and after nigh on discovering what it felt like to be scalped by a 'Native American' a couple of times the Wahl's quickly ended up in the bin. Thankfully, I then found these Remington HC4250 Quick Cut clippers. A little pricey, but Remington are a solid brand and they were definitely worth it in this instance. I got them on offer for £34, (but noticed as I type they're currently selling on Amazon for £25 which is a serious bargain for this set)!!
I've waited until I had used these Remington clippers a few times before reviewing to provide better information. My other clippers would frequently take 3 or 4 (or more) passes to get the job completely done and tidy up. 1 pass with these and for the most part you're quickly done!! Certain areas sometimes need a brief 2nd pass due to the curve in the blades and the shape of the head or face, but they are miles better than other clippers I've used. They're so much easier to hold and work with if buzzing your own head at home. They're also nice and grippy so they don't end up shooting across the room as you cut. Took a little getting used to the 1st couple of cuts due to their shape but you do rapidly adjust to them. Long or short hair, beard/stubble trimming, they just glide effortlessly through it all and the curve in the blade really helps to cover larger areas in a single pass. I haven't tried the attachments admittedly, but they seem to lock and hold on the unit well (the attachments would easily and frequently fall off the standard clippers I had). I just use these clippers as they are which gives a nice close and even all round cut. Battery life isn't amazing but they get the job done so quickly I can certainly forgive them for that, (they can be used with the cable but it's not very long and would undoubtedly be restrictive). I just give them a quick 45 minute charge every time I use them and keep them fully topped up. They're also completely waterproof for easy cleaning, etc. Full range of attachments are included in decent retail packaging, along with a wall charger, small bottle of blade oil, cleaning brush, and a travel pouch. They're really small in comparison to a standard pair of clippers and would be ideal to take on travels as well. They look good, they're well made, specifically designed to sit nicely in the hand or between your fingers as you work, and they do a solid job incredibly quickly. VERY impressed with these as an entire package. I just hope they last but LiPo cells obviously have a fairly limited life. I expect that will be the first thing to go and I doubt they're manufactured for the LiPo cells to be user serviceable either.
Still..... 5/5. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.