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Wahl 79524 24-Piece Deluxe Hair Clipper Kit
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194 of 202 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2004
I use this clipper set to trim my husband's very short hair. He used to go to a stylist who charged him $25 a cut. Because his ideal cut is very close all around, he needed to get a new cut every 4 weeks or so, and those fees really add up quickly. We finally cut the cord with the stylist and bought a home clipper set.
The clipper is powerful and does not get too warm. It is easy to use and the included video makes it easy to learn to cut hair. I haven't attempted any of the more complicated cuts, we just use a Number One comb all over my husband's head and clean up the edges without any comb at all. However, we do find all the accessories to be very useful; the brush for cleaning the clippers, the lubricating oil, and the brush for sweeping stray hairs off the neck. Occasionally I use the shears to trim the hair around his ears, too. The kit also has a mirror and a plastic apron, which are helpful to have.
You really could use this kit to get started with all kinds of cuts, and Wahl is a good brand for clippers. If you are looking to get started even just occasionally, this is a great kit to have. With what we've saved in hair styling fees, this kit paid for itself a long time ago.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
on July 11, 2005
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Having never cut a single hair my entire life, I was a bit skeptical of actually giving my 2-year old son a haircut. But I watched the DVD (very helpful) and then went to work. It was really easy, and the results look pretty darn good, despite the fact that I cut his hair WHILE HE WAS ASLEEP!

The actual cutter was a lot quieter than I thought it would be. It glided easily thru the hair, with no tugging or pulling. The company has been around for quite some time, so I feel confident that these clippers will also be around for many years to come. Lots of cutting attachments for different lengths, which is really a bonus.

One downfall....the "cape" is nothing more than a garbage bag with ties. Totally worthless. Go to your local Sally Beauty Supply and get a real cape for a couple of bucks.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on August 31, 2006
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Do yourself and your family a favor - stop paying upwards of $30 a shot for your husband's haircut! This wonderful system will pay for itself after its first use, and can be used ad infinitum with little maintenance.

We bought this terrific little clipper kit over a year ago and haven't looked back. My husband always had had longish hair before then, but now prefers his trimmer look. We keep it about 3/4 inch on the sides and 1" on top with it longer in the front to hide his hairline. We didn't even need the DVD to show us how to do that! It's pretty obvious how to use the tools. Okay, I admit it, after the first "mistake" of trimming him to 1/4 inch all over, we learned our lesson, but hey, hair grows back!

The right and left ear pieces didn't really work for us, but maybe you can figure them out. For us, they kind of give a ridged look. The scissors and other tools are wonderful, though. It's a very complete set and you won't have to add to it at all in the future. I even use the scissors to trim my daughter's hair. We keep hers shoulder length, but it's important to have good barber's shears for cutting hair.

Overall, I give this clipper set highest ratings.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on October 30, 2005
I have owned these Wahl hair cutters since April 2004. They were $22 back then. They're still a great buy.

I have saved so much money on hair cuts in the past 1-1/2 years that I could throw these away and still be ahead. (no pun intened) I won't throw them away of course.

Not much to add to the other fine reviews. The Wahl works great; they're as quiet as the barber's trimmers. Cuts as smoothly....

They are made in USA; clearly marked as such. Strange, one comb is made in USA the other in China. The oil container in my kit was made in China... But the hardware is made in USA and great quality. My cutters are as sharp now as they were 1-1/2 years ago. I oil them with each use. The attatchements are plastic clip-ons but work as intended. I have not broken one yet with my big paws; I was sure I would have by now. Ha ha....

You can't go wrong with these hair trimmer/cutters. You don't really need all those plastic attatchments but the ones to cut around the ears make it easier to trim that area.

So, buy a set and start saving money!
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on April 27, 2005
After much shilly-shallying, I took the plunge and bought this set several months ago -- and for me, at least, it's worked out extremely well. I've been saving a bundle on regular haircuts by cutting my own hair; it's amazingly easy and also saves me time, as it takes just a few minutes to do. Note -- this is important -- that I keep my hair short all around (maybe a tad longer in the front), basically crewcut length, so there's not much art to cutting it. I started out, somewhat nervously, using the #8 black plastic attachment (which leaves hair the longest), but now use the #6. I simply stand in my bathtub (a DRY bathtub, needless to say; you want somewhere for the cut hair to fall that'll be easy to clean up) and clip my hair all around, occasionally looking in a cheap, light suction-cup mirror that I stick to the bathroom wall, but mainly doing it by touch. Now, it's possible that my friends have been lying to me or snickering behind my back, but -- at least to my face -- they all say they think my hair looks great. I have no idea how hard or easy it would be to cut hair if it were long and/or wavy; perhaps that would take more skill than I possess. But for my purposes, this electric clipper has been a great decision and has already paid for itself many times over.
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74 of 91 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2003
Bought it, and tested it out on my 18m old son with really really long hair. Never touched haircutting in my life and after 15mins we had a very presentable son - despite him constantly moving his head and whining. I expect my second effort to be even better but I am SOOO glad I bought it. These things are so cheap you can throw them away after 3 cuts and you've still saved money! Be brave - you'll be amazed at the number of volunteers you will get (mainly parents with young kids!)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2005
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I was sort of reading mixed reviews on this clipper, so I was nervous about ordering but i'm real glad I did. Some of the poor reviewers were saying that it pulled hair and it hurt and this and that. Well thats a bunch of garbage. I have REALLY thick hair (I'm russian). I didn't have any problem whatsoever with any pain or pulling. It cut very nicely and easily. I only cut my hair once so far so i'll update this after more cuts... but as of now I am VERY satisfied with this clipper!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2006
I've used this twice so far on myself and love it. Good deal from Amazon who had the best deal on the kit. It's nice and solid & professional feeling even though it's not part of the Wahl professional line. Other than the guards it comes with a host of other items, some of which I may never use, but it's certainly not short on accessories. The blade cuts nicely and even if it only lasts 6 months I will have made out. As other overcritical reviewers have pointed out, yes you may have to go over an area more than once or at different angles especially with the longer guards, but I just accept this as normal behavior figuring hair is funny that way. Haven't tried playing with the DVD yet so cannot comment on that but it's fairly self explanatory IMO.

For me even know i kind of spike up my hair & gel it back, I prefer a normal mans hair cut length with shorter sides. No militant hair cut here... The kit's longest guard is 1" and is not long enough for my top & bangs. So for like $7 shipped (which seemed to be the best deal around) i purchased separately the #10 (1 1/4") & #12 (1 1/2") guards directly from Wahl. It was also cheaper shipping wise to do it by phone rather than their website. Amazingly enough ½" more makes a big difference going from the #8 and I have a normal mans haircut on top & front, but shorter on the sides & back #2 thru #4. In the end it works out perfectly and I couldn't be happier!! Nice case to tuck it all away in too.

The great part is after using it twice I've already more than broke even from what my hair stylist used to charge me, plus I don't have to go anywhere or make appointments, ect... Takes me about 15 minutes to cut my hair with it and I'm happy as a clam. I think it has like a 3 or 5 year warranty as well and Wahl is a great company who stands behind their products. Definitely a recommended buy

Update ----
I've had this 3 years now and I've never had a problem with it ever. Totally a great product and if / when it dies I'll gladly buy another. Great set of clippers!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on June 24, 2006
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I bought this somewhat reluctantly because I had a clipper set I purchased at a local store which never worked well. Clippers for me only work if you want a "buzz" cut.

This Wahl clipper set is AWESOME! I was able to cut my sons hair and my husbands hair no problem. The instructional DVD helped me know how to do it. Very simple...anyone can do it. The first one or two haircuts and it is paid for. And great for little kids...you don't have to worry about them refusing to go near a stranger and scissors are impossible with little hands grabing all around. These clippers are safe, they won't cut little hands. I love this item! Well worth the money!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2005
I have used the Wahl 79524 3 times (actually my wife has used it on me) since recently purchasing it. Simply stated, the item works better than I had hoped and is very comfortable. I had been concerned about pulling/pinching etc., but there is none of that. It is actually nicer than going to the barber, not to mention much more convenient. A well produced instructional video comes with the product. I highly recommend this item.
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