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For the last few years my girlfriend has been cutting my hair as I don't have any kind of outlandish hair style so it doesn't require much work and also because I can't be bothered to sortout booking an appointment or queuing up for ages etc etc.
Anyway, she had been using a small remmington trimmer that I had for my beard, which while it worked ok, took ages as it was really small being designed for beard trimming. As sush ci decidd to get myself something a little more suitable so I purchased this Wahl trimmer having heard good thigns about the make andit seemed a decent piece of kit as it comes with plenty of different attachments to alloow for different cutting lengths etc.
After making sure it was nicely charged she tried it out on my, long over due for a cut, hair. Impressively it made short work of my hair which is both very fine but very thick (as in there is masses of it!). She soon had me looking less like a tramp and more like a real person. The length attachments clip on an off easily and are made of a decent quality plastic which has some give in it, unlike some I have had on beard trimmers in the past which have often been made of solid plastic which has meant that over time they have cracked and broken purely through the method of opereation they are suppsoed to with stand, ie clipping on anf off the trimmer. These feel like they will last a good long time.
The trimmer itself is a fair weight which feel good in the hand and instills a feeling of confidence in the build quality while not being so heavy as to make your arm ache during use!
Charging is a simple act of plugging it in an off you go.
Having had this trimmer for a while now the only flaws I have noticed are that you have to constantly clean the blade area and ensure it's suitable lubricated else it causes drag which slows it down and puts strain on the battery. And secondly that the battery life has really started to deteriorate over time. When I first got it a full charge would last for at least a couple of months, now, probably 2 years on, even if fully charged I can go to it in a only a couple of weeks I will find it slowing down and dying on me...normally as my hair is halfway cut!!!
Overall it's a good product but the battery life lets it down a bit.
Wahl is a very good brand, and I was looking for a cheaper trimmer, so I went with this one. For the price, it's fine, but if you're looking for something more reliable, I would go with a more advanced and expensive model.
The package did gome with the proper accessories. It had lubricant for the blades, and comb, cleaning brush, and some razor guards for length prescision. Everything was good quality and worked properly.
The trimmer itself was comfortable and had a good ergonomic shape to it. I was able to grab it and maintain an accurate trim in the areas that I was looking for detail.
The trimmer is not rechargeable, and runs on 2 AA batteries. If you use good batteries, you won't have to change them for at least a month, even if you use it every day. I do appreciate that the trimmer maintains a good battery life because I've used trimmers in the past that it felt like I was changing the batteries every other week
My only issue with the trimmer was that the blades didn't seem to be all that sharp. If my beard was long, it would have a hard time cutting through it without going over it multiple times and on different lengths. Also, it was a bit inconsistent at times, and it would miss some of the hairs, also causing me to go over the section again.
Overall, it is fine for the price. I went out and bought a better model, and now use this one for any travels that I'm on. It's lightweight, holds a good a battery life, and does the basic job.