Product Type: Babyliss Beard / Hair Trimmer
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Babyliss 7436CU for Men
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Babyliss 7436CU for Men
Advantages: Cuts cleanly, relatively cheap
When my old clippers got to the stage where hair felt like it was being ripped out rather than cut, it was undoubtedly time to buy a new set! My criteria was simple, the clipper had to be cheap but also have a number of positive reviews online. My research led me to to the Babyliss 7436U which has a current retail price of just over £20 from amazon. When I bought the clippers, the price was a little lower - I paid in the region of £16 from Argos.
Design & Appearance
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The clipper is mains operated, but has a 160cm cable which means you don't have to be crammed in next to the plug socket whilst you're using it. In terms of accessories, the trimmer comes with ten attachments ranging from 32mm, all the way down to a grade one equivalent. Said plastic attachments are easy to clip on and subsequently remove from the front of the device. Although it's primarily constructed from plastic, the Babylis feels solid in the hand and is comfortable to hold. As new the clippers come with some (cheap) scissors, two brushes (one for removing hair from the trimmer, and one for the back of your neck), a comb, and some oil for maintenance of the blades.
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In operation the 7436cu is fairly loud - but then the majority of clippers are, and it's actually a little quieter than my previous model which was made by Nicky Clarke. In my experience i've found that hair is cut easily and without any tugging - as long as you move the device across your head at at a sensible pace. Although I go over the hair a number of times in different directions to ensure a thorough cut, there's really no need to as the Babylis seems to get most of the hair off first time. When the job is complete the clippers are easy to clean by giving the cutting blades a quick once over with the smaller of the two brushes provided.
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Overall I would certainly recommend the Babylis 7436cu hair clippers which have exceeded my expectations for the price. To be honest, i'm not looking for the advanced features that some of the more expensive models provide - i.e cordless technology - the 7436 simply does the basics and does them well.
Summary: Performance clippers at a low price