Wahl Peanut Clipper/Trimmer Review – A Deceptively Good Machine

Overall Rating: 4.5

The Wahl Peanut Clipper was introduced in 2007 and its popularity has grown over that time, largely due to its ease of use, small size, light-weight and yet powerful motor.

It has become somewhat of a ‘style icon’ among the top clipper models, with its peanut shape and funky body design.

It almost looks too gimmicky to be taken seriously.

Despite its ‘quirkiness’, the Peanut clipper is actually a very clever design that works brilliantly.

It is only 4 inches long and weighs just 4 ounces, but sits perfectly in the palm of your hand.

Corded or Cordless

Depending on your preferences, you can buy the Peanut with an attached

power cord or as a cordless version.

Obviously the cordless model makes life so much easier when cutting hair.

The cordless version comes with a battery recharging station, and the clipper operates on just 1 AA battery. (2 rechargeable batteries are supplied).

It’s surprising how powerful the motor is, considering it runs on just 1 small battery!

Great For Travelling

If you travel a lot, or just have the odd weekends away, this is the perfect clipper to take with you.

At just 4 inches in length, you’ll have no problem fitting in your travel bags.

The cordless model is not as powerful as the corded version, but unless you’re going to be using it constantly, such as a barber would, you probably won’t notice the difference.

The cordless Peanut Clipper is slightly more expensive than the corded version, but still well worth the money.

Accessories

Wahl Peanut Clipper-TrimmerThe Peanut Clipper set comes with:

  • 4 attachment combs for trimming different hair lengths (1/8 inch to 1/2 inch)
  • A detachable blade
  • Blade guard
  • Cleaning brush
  • Oil
  • Operating instructions

Pros

  • Small and light weight – Just 4 inches and 4 ounces.
  • Unique design.
  • Good grip and easy handling.
  • Powerful motor for its size.
  • Comes in a corded or cordless model.
  • Perfect for travelling.

Cons

  • Vibrates a bit due to its size and weight.
  • Heavy, bulky battery charging unit.
  • No carry-case for the cordless model.

Video

The Wahl Peanut in action..straight out of the box, no adjustments:

Customer Reviews

The Peanut Clipper has well over a thousand positive reviews on Amazon, and 70+ questions that have already been asked and answered.

Here are just a few..

read more reviews here..

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Conclusion

Don’t be fooled by the novelty look to these clippers, they have the power of a larger clipper but in miniature size.

They are compact, light-weight, and powered by a decent motor.

However, I wouldn’t recommend them for cutting longer or thicker hair, or wet hair.

The Peanut’s strength lies in its close shaves and easy control.

If you prefer the freedom to work intricately, without a trailing power cord, then the cordless Peanut is the model for you.

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Peter

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