Overall Rating 4.5
I’m not normally a fan of ‘all-in-one’ hair cutting products.
They tend to be cheap, plastic models, bundled together to give a high perceived value.
However, the Wahl Elite Pro High Performance Haircut kit has found the right balance of quality and affordability for the average home user.
These clippers and all its accessories are one of Wahl’s best selling products – and for good reason.
Not only are they quality clippers, the kit comes with all the accessories you need to cut hair at home.
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The 2 most important aspects of a good quality clipper is the cutting blade as well as the power and reliability of the motor.
Self Sharpening Blades
These clippers are quite unique. They have stainless steel, self sharpening blades.
The cutting blade is actually 2 identical opposing blades.
When the clipper is turned on, the blades rub against each other. This process means the blades are continuously sharpened.
This is ideal for home use as it saves you the job of having to sharpen, or replace them.
Wahl claim that by keeping the blade sharper for longer, your hair gets cut 40% faster.
I’m not convinced by that percentage, but it certainly makes sense that the cutting blade will be more efficient at slicing through hair by keeping it as sharp as possible.
For piece of mind, the blades come with a whopping 5 year warranty. Now that’s confidence in your product!
The motor drives the blade, and without good speed the blade will not cut your hair as well.
Wahl has installed their best motor into this clipper.
Although Wahl doesn’t say what the motor model is, (and it’s not recorded on the motor itself) I believe it’s the V9000, which isn’t far off the power of some professional clipper motors.
Here’s what a recent review had to say about the motor:
“Its motor seems much stronger than other models, it cuts through my hair with little effort and no snagging.”
The guide combs are extremely hard-wearing – apparently the material is 70% stronger vs. existing Wahl guide combs.
The stainless steel attachment clips means that when they clip on, they are fixed nice and firm.
No annoying vibration during use.
You get the full range of guide combs:
- No. 1/2 – 1/16″ (1.5mm)
- No. 1 – 1/8″ (3mm)
- No. 1 1/2 – 3/16″ (4.5mm)
- No. 2 – 1/4″ (6mm)
- No. 3 – 3/8″ (10mm)
- No. 4 – 1/2″ (13mm)
- No. 5 – 5/8″ (16mm)
- No. 6 – 3/4″ (19mm)
- No. 7 – 7/8″ (22mm)
- No. 8 – 1″ (25mm)
The box is shipped with everything you need to cut someone’s else’s, or your own hair, from home.
Here’s what you get with your 21 piece kit:
- Premium Multi-Cut Clipper
- Clipper blade guard
- Premium storage case
- Guide combs: Numbers 1/2, 1, 1 1/2-3/16, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Large styling comb
- Blade oil
- Cleaning brush
- Stainless steel scissors
- Scissors blade cover
- Large nylon signature barbers cape
- Cord wrap
- Guide comb storage bag
- Full color English and Spanish Instructions/Styling Guide
As well as the accessories listed above, these clippers come with an 8 foot, heavy-duty power cord and a lifetime guarantee (5 years on the blades).
Here’s a nice video that shows you what you get from your shipped package:
- All-in-one clipper and all the accessories you need for home use
- Good quality, self-sharpening blade
- Powerful, reliable motor
- Excellent value
- Lifetime guarantee (5 Years on the blades)
- Not designed for constant use, such as for a salon or barbers
- Slightly on the heavy side
Wahl Elite Pro Haircutting Kit
The Wahl Elite Pro High Performance Haircut Kit has the look and feel of a professional hair clipper.
I really like this clipper. When you pick it up and turn it on, you can tell that this is a good quality machine.
The blade and motor are top-notch, and make cutting through thick hair a breeze.
With all the accessories that come with it, you have everything you need to cut your hair or someone else’s hair from home.