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I bought these clippers for my husband over two years ago as a birthday present. I find I am cutting his hair every two to three weeks now, although he hasn't got much hair left but this highlights the bits around the sides which look a bit 'fluffy' if not trimmed regularly. He used to have the second shortest blade but has now gone to the shortest as this gives the best results for him.
The previous clippers were Remington but were are lower model than the current ones and as I am the user of these thought I would buy a better more up to date one. If I remember I paid £35.00 from Boots but think that they were on special offer as I know I wouldn't have paid full price for them.
They come in a black leather look case with a zip which has a Remington tag, and a handle for easy carrying. There are eight different blades ranging from 3mm to 9mm, a handy little brush with white bristles, a safety cap for storage and a charger.
The clippers themselves feel quite heavy but also substantial. They are black and chrome with the words Remington on the front and they have a slide switch for on and off. They are shaped in at the middle which makes it easy to hold onto when moving your hand around in different positions.
I usually put these on charge a couple of hours before using them as I find that this gives the best result. On the occasions when my husband has asked me to give him a quick trim if he is going out and realises that he is a bit fluffy I will plug them in for a short while but find that this does pull his hair a bit and also they just don't feel right. They usually glide over his head smoothly but on these occasions they sort of stick a bit and I have to go over his head a few times.
Usually though they do a fabulous job and you can hear the sort of faint clicking noise that the blades are making when they are cutting through the hair. When I have finished I remove the blade and trim his neck hair and sometimes tidy up the bottom of his sideburns.
I am very pleased to say that I never have to clean these after use as this is something my husband has always done before putting them away, although I do use the brush to remove the hair before trimming without the blade. I know he always does a good job though as every time I get them out of the bag they are hair free and are secured neat and tidy in a plastic bag inside the Remington bag.
STOP PRESS: After using these for two years I have just opened the zip on the side of the bag and have found a plastic bag containing a pair of sharp scissors, a black comb, three hair slide/separators, a tiny brush and a small bottle of lubricating oil. I had no idea that these were also included and I am sure that my husband hasn't either. So this is yet another advantage of these clippers!
I would definitely recommend these clippers as I find them easy to use and they do a very good job. Five out of five stars for me.
This was the first electric razor I ever bought. I bought it with the sole intention of being able to trim my beard to a reasonable style and length. I made a very big mistake of buying before researching. Instead of checking out some reviews and a bit of carefully debated opinion I went on my boss's recommendation. I figured with a beard as well groomed as his he'd know what he was about. Furthermore he was a good barman and I trust good barmen. He said remington are great - get one of those. I did, the only one I could afford.
I bought this model about 2 years ago, Since then the button has fallen off and been glued back on, the blades have dulled and now pull out more than they cut. As soon as I can afford to I will be investing in a new one and reading some reviews on Dooyoo before I do.
I'm not really sure who this product was geared towards except possibly naive plonkers like me. The barber scissors, comb and carry case suggest it's for a professional. However, the razor itself was waterproofed for use in the shower. I don't know how many of you get into the shower with your barber, but I'm not a massive fan of the idea. Somehow I don't think my barber would be either... Further proof of the unprofesional nature of the razor is that it does pinch a fair bit as the blades dull over time.
About £25 two years ago. Though I can now see advertised for around £14 in some places.
Titanium coated blades.
3mm, 7mm, 8mm, 12mm, 18mm and 25mm blade guard combs.
Left and Right tapered blade gaurd combs.
Overall not a great product really. I'd thoroughly recommmend getting a different one. Probably it's better to spend a bit more and gaurantee a more comfortable shave. Having said all this I don't know what the other Remington shavers are like so this review should say nothing about the brand name overall. I checked out the remington website to get a better idea about the company. They seem to want to sell us their products. That's it. I can't really say I'm impressed.
All the best folks.
Cordless Hair Clipper. Electric shaver and hair trimmer. 6 attachable comb guides for a variety of trimming lengths / 3 to 25mm