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Wahl WHL79223 100 Series
Member Name: rufusdog
Wahl WHL79223 100 Series
Date: 28/08/11, updated on 08/02/12 (68 review reads)
Advantages: Work well, easy to use, saves money in barbers bills
My Other Half likes to keep his hair really short, if fact he used to shave his head with a razor but he kept nicking the skin on his scalp so I bought some of these clippers for him to try out.
The clippers come in a box and when you first get them out they feel quite heavy to hold. You get some sized cutters with the clippers that you can attach to the clippers to make the cut you are doing different lengths. They are number 1 to 4 and this is where you get the saying having a number 1 all over from (may be not these actual clippers but it gives you a short nearly bald hair cut). You also get a pair of hair cutting scissors and a normal comb, plus some oil which you use on the blades to keep them moving properly.
Attaching the clippers is quite easy once you get the knack, you have to clip them over the end of the blades so it raises the blades off the scalp to whichever length you want to use them on, 1 being the shortest and 4 being the longest. If you are using these for the first time it is best to start off on number 4 and do it at the sides or back to test it out that it is not too short as it does cut it quite short still even on number 4. You also need to make sure it is attached firmly before cutting or it could come off during a cut and either make a mess of your hair (this has happened to us when my Other Half was cutting my Grandson's hair and it wasn't on properly and he ended up with a bald bit. Luckily it didn't look too bad as it wasn't very big but it could have been a lot worse and it could also have caused an accident if it had cut him).
The leaflet that comes with the clippers tells you to do the top with the number and then make the sides shorter and shorter by using the different sized cutters and then do the same to the back. This would give you a short back and sides hair cut. Once you get used to using the clippers though you can try other things if you are brave enough like leaving a short mohecan (can't spell that lol) across the top or something. The boys have tried this and liked it, they didn't have the sides bald, just a number two. My daughter likes them to keep their hair short for school, especially when they are young and there is the problem of catching head lice going around so we usually have them round every now and then and they have their hair cut. They usually have it done on number 4 these days and we do the same all over. If after cutting you find you have some longer hairs around the edges like behind the ears, you can use the scissors that come with the clippers to snip them off and tidy it all up. Then you can take the attachment off and use the blades bare to cut the fine hairs on the back of the neck so it all looks nice.
As for my Other Half, he likes to keep his hair bald, so he usually uses the clippers without the cutters on them and uses it all over his head. He finds it easy to use on his own head and doesn't miss anywhere as he can feel over his head as to where it is still a bit long. So far he has had no accidents and he doesn't nick his skin like he did using the shaver.
The clippers are easy to clean, you get a little brush with the set that you can use to clean all the loose hairs out. You need to do it quite regularly otherwise you get a thick layer of muck over the blades and they don't cut so well. You also need to wipe the blades with the oil every now and then to keep them from getting stuck. One day my Other Half was getting them out of the cupboard (the box went quite soon after buying, must be a man thing that they don't need to keep the boxes or the instructions) and they fell down to the worktop in the kitchen. The top of the clippers all came apart and he came running in saying they were broken and he would have to buy some new ones as he couldn't do his hair anymore. Not having the instructions anymore, it was a bit like trying to do one of those puzzles you get in putting it all back together and it did take quite a while to figure out what bit went where and how to get it all back together so that the blades worked without a loud buzzing noise but I figured it out in the end and they worked well after. I think on the instruction leaflet it told you how to take them apart and put them back together again for cleaning so if you buy some then make sure you keep the instructions just in case.
You can buy these clippers now on a few different websites for less than a tenner so they are a very good buy if you like having short hair. I would recommend them highly.
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