This has been a huge upgrade for me. I've been "shaving" my head using the traditional WAHL style clippers, mostly not using any of the comb attachments, or using #1 sometimes, and also using no mirrors for more than 10 years. I was able to minimize the time required to 10 mins on average. I like the buzz cut, as some people called it here, not the razor shave. I did razor shave my head using traditional shavers as well as using a straight razor (I still use that one for regular facial shaves) a few times, but never liked how it felt, or the burning sensation afterwards, or nicks, or need for a shaving cream, or need for aftershave care products, or need for multiple mirrors, or 20 minutes minimum time required...etc. A buzz cut feels great and no mess and in less time.
Those WAHL clippers usually worked fine for me for years and was thinking this set up would be as good as it gets. And Yes, a few negatives of that set up, like a few forgotten small hair patches here and there, were not so bad. Also, with those clippers, I could not shave very often, like weekly, because the chance I'd have those small patches increases a lot. At least it did for me because I couldn't tell the difference between shaven and unshaven areas especially with no mirrors. So, anytime I tried shaving weekly, it took me forever to have an acceptable cut.
I saw the Remington Shortcut and wanted to give it a try. And WOW, what a difference. Here is what the pro differences I saw after using it a few times: - Shaving time cut to 4-5 mins. Unbelievable. I think the most contributed to this is being able to cut both ways and having a curved blade unlike traditional clippers. - No patches whatsoever. Zero, Nada :) Again, curved blade is probably the reason. - No cables, so no need for extension cords, no tackling with them anymore...etc. Yay! - Easy cleanup with cold water. No mess at all. You can't do that with traditional clippers, and they take forever to clean with a brush and hair everywhere afterwards. I hated it.
And here are the few points I'd consider as future improvements not as negatives :) : - Better battery life and shorter recharge. That's not an issue for me at all since it's always on power except when I'm using it for 4-5 minutes at a time, but I can see benefits of being able to taking it with you to your travels and not having to wait for a recharge when you need it there. Like the soldier that used it while deployed. - Better placement of the power button and pop-up trimmer. I did have the occasional unintended power-ons some other users experienced trying to get the pop-up trimmer to pop up.
Overall, this is a huge improvement for me. I'd recommend this to all shavers out there. I can't tell anything about all other type of cuts longer than the short cut comb on and level set to lowest #1.
Bought this remington clipper as a gift for my husband who was, at that time, cutting his own hair. He used it few times with no complaints, and told me it was super easy to just give yourself a haircut without going anywhere or paying someone to do it. The trimmer head has a comb-like surface, so what you actually do is just combing thru your hair, after selecting the correct length.After you are done using it, there is a included brush which you can use to clean out the unit, or you can just simply wash the blade part out. There is also a little pop up trimmer for those hard to reach spots around your ears. And unit is rechargeable, which makes it super easy to have it ready for the next time. My husband actually ended up wearing his hear little longer than before and he found a great hairstylist, so i didn't see him use this in forever. He was very satisfied with it at the time.
It's not always clear if it's being charged, is fully charged, or what in the world is going on with the charging system.
It seems confused as well. Sometime it will start up with a great deal of cutting enthusiasm and sometime it barely works and will not cut even though I have had it on the charging station for 2-3 days.
So there I am sitting in a chair with barber's cape etc. and my wife is unable to proceed at that time. Very disappointing.
Had one previously and it had the same problem. The charging light stopped working after 1 month. This clipper lasted 1 year then stopped working altogether.
I usually post product reviews if something is fantastic or terrible. This clipper falls in the fantastic category. After having purchased 4 other clippers, I was getting annoyed at how difficult it is to get a good trim at home, alone. I have purchased professional clippers that cost well over $100 which was loud, heavy, required oiling the blades after every single use, the metal piece would get so hot it would burn me. I also bought cheaper clippers that wasn't so loud but having to shave over the same area over and over again because one patch of hair couldn't be gotten no matter which angle you used. Plus your arms would get tired and if you wanted to change length you had to hope you didn't misplace the plastic extensions. I saw this Remington clipper and read the reviews, went to youtube to check out reviews there, and was left feeling like these are some cheap gimmick. But alas, I got so fed up with all my other clippers that I came back to Amazon to look at this again -- the curved blade to me seemed like it could possibly work nicely, because all the others are straight and when you are cutting a curved surface the straight ones are hard to line up. They require multiple passes in the same place. I didn't want to spend another 30 minutes trying to shave my own head with tired arms and frustration growing. So I ordered this Remington curved blade clippers. So here I am with a these clippers and after making sure they were charged, I read the instruction manual (super simple: use these like a comb - in the back go up and down, on the top go side to side). So within 3 MINUTES from pressing the power button on, to turning the power button off, my haircut was DONE!!!!!!! Perfect. Gosh that was sublimely simple to give myself the perfect 1/18" close cut. I checked the curved blade with the curvature of my head, and in every spot on my head the curvature matched perfectly, so it didn't require multiple passes in the same area. If you have someone who can cut your hair for you, maybe one of the other traditional clippers will suffice, but if you want to do your own you should seriously consider these.