Wahl Color Pro Cordless Hair Clipper Review

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The Wahl Color Pro Cordless is arguable the best budget cordless hair clipper on the market right now.

For what you get shipped in the box, I find it hard to see how Wahl can price it so low.

Apart from a barbers cape to stop hairs from getting onto your clothes, everything you need to cut and blend/taper hair at home, is included with this product.

Here’s my honest review of the Wahl Color Pro Cordless Hair Clipper..

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Features

Stainless Steel Blade

Just like 99% of hair clippers, the Wahl Color Pro has a stainless steel cutting blade.

The blade is self-sharpening which eliminates the bother of getting them professionally sharpened.

It is made from strong, rust-free stainless steel, which has been the industry standard for years.

Although steel does tend to heat up after prolonged use, if you’re just going to be using these clippers for the occasional hair cut at home, it is absolutely fine.

I like the fact it is detachable, and so can be removed for cleaning.

Use the supplied cleaning brush to remove any debris and then rinse the blade under the tap. Easy.

Color Coded Guide Combs

The Wahl Color Pro Cordless guide combs are the no.1 reason (in my opinion) these clippers are so successful.

Okay, the clipper needs to be able to do a decent job at cutting hair – but it’s the colored combs that set the clippers apart.

The set of combs include 8 guide lengths from 1 inch to 1/8th inch, and 2 angled guide combs to trim around the ears.

Here are the actual sizes of guide combs you get in the box:

  • No. 8 – 1″ (25mm)
  • No. 7 – 7/8″ (22mm)
  • No. 6 – 3/4″ (19mm)
  • No. 5 – 5/8″ (16mm)
  • No. 4 – 1/2″ (13mm)
  • No. 3 – 3/8″ (10mm)
  • No. 2 – 1/4″ (6mm)
  • No. 1 – 1/8″ (3mm)
  • 2 angled taper combs for left and right ear

By color coordinating the clipper guards with the length of cut, makes life so much easier for the average home user.

Not only are the guide combs colored, the corresponding lengths and matching colors are also printed on the front of the clipper itself.

A simple idea, but also a really useful one.

Unless you are genuinely color blind, you really can’t get the desired cutting length wrong.

The guide combs are also made from a strong, hard plastic and click firmly and securely into place. There’s little danger of them falling off whilst in use.

There’s absolutely no need to upgrade these guide combs, which can’t be said for a lot of lower priced clippers.

Motor

Understandably for this price point, you ain’t going to get a top of the range rotary or electromagnetic motor.

In fact it’s very hard to find information on the grade/power of motor, other than it’s a rotary motor.

According to Wahl USA the motor runs at 50/60Hz, 2.4W.

A rotary motor is pretty standard in budget clippers and you shouldn’t expect anything other than ‘adequate performance’ with the motor that comes with the cordless Color Pro.

It will be no good for continuous, barber shop use, but for a twice monthly or weekly tidy-up hair cut at home, the motor will do a decent job.

Cord or Cordless Operation

Although this is a cordless hair clipper, it can still be used whist plugged in and connected to the mains.

This is a handy feature if you start to run out of juice, mid-cut.

On a full charge the clipper should run for around 60 mins.

That’s a pretty decent run-time.

Unfortunately it takes 12 hours to fully charge.

What’s Included In The Box

This ‘almost’ complete hair cutting kit contains the following items:

  • Wahl Color Pro Cordless Clipper
  • Charger
  • 8 guide combs
  • 2 fade guards for left and right ears
  • Blade guard
  • Scissors
  • Barber comb
  • Lubricating oil
  • Soft storage case
  • Warranty
  • Haircutting instructions

Video

Here’s a great video of the Wahl Color Pro being used on a full hair cut..

Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons for Wahl Color Pro Cordless

Pros

  • Color coded guide combs
  • Detachable, rinseable blade
  • 3 year warranty
  • World-wide voltage (110 – 240V) for international use
  • Best budget cordless clipper

Cons

  • No taper lever for precision cutting lengths
  • Long charge time – 12 hours
  • Motor may not be adequate for thick, coarse hair

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Final Thoughts

You just can’t fault this clipper in terms of value for money, ease of use, performance and the accessories it comes shipped with.

Don’t expect a powerful clipper that will slice through hair like a hot knife through butter.

At this price point you won’t get that – especially as a cordless model.

If you want a cordless clipper with a lot more power and cutting speed, the Wahl Cordless Magic Clip is hard to beat.

However, with the Wahl Color Pro Cordless you get a basic clipper that will do a decent job at cutting hair.

I love the color guide combs, and the freedom this budget cordless clipper gives you.

Thanks for reading my review. Let me know what you think below.

Peter

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