“ Brand: Wahl / Type: Trimmer/Clipper „
With having three sons and a husband who like to keep their hair short being able to cut it at home is great. I've cut the boys hair since they were little and have therefore been through a few trimmers over the years. The last one I bought was the Wahl Beard/ Hair Trimmer Home Professional Styler from Tesco not that long ago for £10, this seems to be the average price for it. They stock them in Argos for £9.99 and after a quick look I see that there are 2 styles in their picture, the one above and one with a blue detail.
The trimmer comes with the usual accessories like what you'd expect including cleaning brush, scissors, oil, barber's comb, blade guard, a 3 year warranty and also an instruction booklet. You get four attachment combs so you only have a choice of hair length from grade one to grade four. I don't think much of the quality of these combs they seem flimsy but they do clip on easily and stay on and none have broken, the other accessories are good especially the scissors. The trimmer is mains operated only and the lead is long- well over six foot. The trimmer itself is only 18cm long and 5cm wide but I find it not particularly light, yet not uncomfortable to hold as it's got a nice shape. There isn't a lever to change the height of the blades just an on/off switch, there isn't a light on it either (but you know if it's on or not so you don't need a light). The blades themselves are high carbon precision ground steel that are supposed to stay sharper for longer, not sure about that I didn't find them sharp to begin with. The shaver is quite quiet when in use but when you switch it on it makes a loud clunk noise, we established that was coming from the blades and not an electrical bang like I initially thought.
Not very good really, if the boys hair is too long the trimmer drags and pulls their hair, I have to start with the longest grade and work down to the required shortest. It does shave well eventually and the end result is good- but with extra work. Using the shaver without a comb attached means you can shape the hair at the neck but it doesn't shave close enough to be successful at this. It's too big to shape over the ears so that's when the scissors come in handy.
Would I recommend it- no, the noise it makes when switching on is off putting. The poor quality combs make me think they're going to lose some teeth and it's stopped working. The trimmer has been used per instructions oiled regularly, not dropped or abused in any way. While shaving my sons neck line the shaver went really loud and the blades must have jammed resulting in him being cut painfully enough to draw blood so I can't possibly recommend this trimmer.