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Philips Norelco QC5170 180-Degree Hair Clipper

by Philips

Price: $266.00 & FREE Shipping. Details
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  • 180 degree pivoting head allows an even cut all over the head, even in spots you can't see, whether you're a "rightie" or "leftie"
  • Special grip not only makes self-haircutting easy but also ensures the hair clipper does exactly what you want.
  • One charge gives you up to 60 minutes of cordless use, so you can cut your hair where it's convenient for you
  • Precision trimmer attachments allows for easy contouring, finishing and touch ups after the cut
  • Self sharpening blades need no oil or other care for easy maintenance
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Philips Norelco QC5170 180-Degree Hair Clipper + Remington Short Cut Clipper Rechargeable, Cordless, Haircut Kit
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Product Description


Cut your own hair. Even in hard-to-reach spots. Cutting your own hair has never been so easy. Introducing the Philips 180° Hair clipper--the first hair clipper specifically designed for do-it-yourselfers. With its unique 180-degree pivoting cutting unit and its ergonomical design, the clipper handles almost like a brush and allows you to reach all areas with ease. The hair clipper can be used both corded and cordless, and comes with a powerful battery that allows up to 4 haircuts (60 minutes running time). As with all Philips hair clippers, there aren't extra pieces to juggle: this clipper has simply two integrated guide combs that adjust to cover all hair lengths up to 7/8in. Once a length is selected, the guide comb is locked to ensure a clean and even haircut. The "do-it-yourself" hair clipper comes with a click-on precision trimmer for finishing up the neckline, sideburns and fine edges.

Technology Explained

Especially designed for self use

180° pivoting clipper head
Cutting your own hair has never been easier, thanks to the 180° Pivoting Clipper Head; you can easily reach the hardest areas.


Easy grip for total control
Specifically designed for self-haircutting.

Superior results

Contour-following comb
The unique contour-following comb closely follows the contours of your head, giving you a smooth and even cut.


10 lock-in length settings 0-21 mm
Adjustable translucent clipper combs provide 10 lockable length settings for a wide range of styles up to 21 mm in length. The safety lock secures the selected length setting.


Self-sharpening stainless steel blades
Revolutionary self-sharpening stainless steel blades channel and cut hair for a precise and even trim.


Extra strong motor
For superior cutting results.

Precise and even contouring

Precision trimmer
With the precision trimmer, you can create any style you want.


Power system
Charging time
8 hour(s)
Operating time
60 minute(s)
Rechargeable - Cord/Cordless
Operates with and without power cord
Cutting system
Self-sharpening stainless steel blades
Cutter width
41 mm
Lubrication for life
Self-sharpening blades need no oiling
Cleaning brush
2-year worldwide guarantee

Product Description

The new 180� Pivoting Head Hair Clipper from Philips Norelco simplifies the hair cutting process at home. Designed for do-it-yourself cutting, the hair clipper combs closely follow every contour of your head and turns 180� so you can reach every spot on your head, including those you can't see. A special safety lock secures 10 different length settings from two combs for maximum flexibility in style (up to 7/8 inch). Snap on the precision trimming element, and you can further detail your cut or finish up the cut on the neck and near the sideburns. Cutting your own hair has never been so easy.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 7.9 x 9.4 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002C741MW
  • UPC: 075020007599
  • Item model number: QC5170
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,436 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The clippers are very comfortable in my hand and the build quality is excellent.
Gary L. Kellogg
I use an Andis trimmer to trim the hair off the back of my neck because I already had it, and it works well.
The Thinker
The clippers come with two interchangeable combs, and each can be set to five lengths.
Monte Miller

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By R. Hammer VINE VOICE on July 22, 2009
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I was excited to get a preview copy of the new Norelco 180 degree hair clipper to try out. When I first took it out of the box, I was amazed at how light it was and best of all CORDLESS!

I'm a simple hair-cut guy and do #2 all the way around and a #1 on the goatee.

I gave the 180 degree clipper a whirl and it performed flawlessly right out of the box (it comes charged). I've been cutting my hair myself for the past 8 years and this is the first cordless clipper I've ever used. It was so much easier having the freedom to angle the clippers as you see fit.

I didn't utilize the 180 degree adjustment feature that much, but did find it helpful when having to do the left side of my head as I'm not that great with my left hand. Being able to adjust the clippers made it feel more natural in my left hand when doing the back of my scalp and on the sides.

The clipper also performed flawlessly on my full goatee as I simply dialed down the clipper from a #2 to a #1 with the push of a button. That's right...all the numbered guards (up to 5) are built-into the clipper. You simply adjust the dial to the number you want and you're off. No more changing guards!

Only thing was that the built-in guard guides are a little too long and it prevented me from getting up under my nose on my mustache, but other than that this product is a winner and is certainly replacing my corded clippers!

Six months later this thing is still my go to clipper for haircuts. I'm still hitting the #2 all over on a regular basis and the cordless clipper performs without a hitch. Battery life is still nice after multiple charges. This thing is a winner!
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102 of 111 people found the following review helpful By T. Paslay VINE VOICE on August 10, 2009
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I've been cutting my own hair off and on for years now, so when I saw these new clippers from Philips Norelco I figured I had to give it a shot. Unfortunately, although it looks like a great idea, it just doesn't perform.

The head swivels in 90 degrees in either direction (for a full 180 degree turning base) which makes it much easier to hold and guide, especially if you're trimming your own hair. It's lightweight so fatigue from holding heavy clippers in weird positions isn't an issue. It comes with two guards, the one shown and one designed for longer cuts. It also comes with a second blade that's thinner for more precise trims. The guards are literally a snap to change and the red dot shown on the handle is used to slide it up and down for longer and shorter trims. This can be easily done while holding it with a simple slide of the thumb. It's cordless so no worries about getting all tangled while attempting to cut your hair.

So after all that, why did I give it only 2 stars?? Simple, it doesn't really cut. I would go over the same spot and all it seemed to do was comb the hair. I had to hold the hair taught to get it to cut. I tried both wet and dry, and several times it just pulled my hair. I even plugged it in hoping that direct juice would help, but to no avail. Unfortunately, I had to resort to my old Remington clippers I got at Target for twenty bucks a few years ago to finish the job. The difference was night and day.

As much as Philips Norelco did right for these clippers, they neglected the most important thing. To be effective, they must actually cut hair.
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69 of 75 people found the following review helpful By A. Dent #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 15, 2009
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For more than one reason, I haven't seen the insides of a hair-cuttery in more than a decade. Flowbee was my trusted hair-management solution for all these years until I had the opportunity to try out Norelco's 'Philips Norelco QC5170 180-Degree Hair Clipper' and Philips Norelco QC5055 Power Hair Clipper. Now, I'm sold on these two.

Focusing on the QC5170, it lets quickly and efficiently do the back of my head and the sides and, thanks to the pivoting head feature, I can do it all by myself.


Once charged, all you need to do is attach the proper comb (see below), select the desired hair length and proceed with cutting.

Hair-cutting tends to be a borderline traumatic experience for me - I'm a long hair type person - but this was a near-painless experience. I am looking forward to more future haircuts. It goes fast, smooth and easy and, in my case - I was only doing some advanced styling on the back and the sides following an initial cut - I didn't even need to clean the comb when I was done.

This may not apply to everyone but, speaking for myself, I can use either hands to hold the clipper. Even with both hands available, self-cutting would have been an awkward and difficult operation with a traditional tool but, on the QC5170 all I need to do is pivot the comb 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise and I could reach any spot on my head easily and comfortably. As for technique, I go against the direction of hair growth first then, for a nice finish, I go in the opposite direction to even things out. In the end, I'm pretty close to what most would get from a professional hair stylist in exchange for maybe $20 or maybe more.
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