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If you’re looking for a hair clipper to achieve (an almost) complete head shave, or high precision bald fades, you need look no further than the Wahl Professional 5-star Series Balding Clipper.
Let’s face it, the name of the product is a pretty good indication as to what this clipper is all about!
This is a professional use, mains hair clipper, with zero overlap blades it is specifically designed to remove all head hair, or at least 95% of it!
Spend a lot of time creating skin fades? This machine is the perfect tool.
Seriously..stop wasting your time on anything else.. just get it.
Most men who go for the bald look actually prefer a slight covering, to give the head some texture.
These clippers are ideal for that look, and will achieve the equivalent of a single day, to 3 days hair growth.
Naturally, with this style of cut, it is very easy to cut your own hair.
If you really want a completely bold cut, you should take a look at the very popular Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4 Men’s Electric Razor
In This Guide..
Chromed Fine-Precision Blade
It’s all about the blade with these clippers!
To cut that close to your head, the blade needs to be sharp, and cutting as close to your scalp as possible.
The Balding clipper blades are fine-toothed and made from surgical quality steel, plated with rust-resistant chrome.
They have a cutting width of 40 mm and a notional cutting length of 0.4 mm.
The blades are set with zero-overlap to achieve a near balding finish.
Basically as close as you can get to your scalp without cutting the skin – “be careful!”
The blades are sharp, and will cut you if you don’t concentrate.
Oscillating Armature Motor
These Wahl Balding Clippers are widely used by salon/barber industry professionals.
With constant use, and getting switched on and off, the motor needs to be robust and powerful.
Wahl doesn’t disappoint with these clippers.
They have installed a powerful V5000 oscillating armature motor that is twice the speed of regular pivot motor clippers.
It is a corded model with a 2.4 m cable (8 foot) that ensures the clipper is always at full power.
These corded clippers come shipped with:
- 2 x combs – 1/2 (1.5mm) 1 1/2 (4.5mm)
- Black barber comb
- Blade guard
- Pre-shave brush
- 1 x small bottle of lubricating oil
- Cleaning brush
- Operating manual
Wahl Balding Clipper Guide Combs
Although this clipper is designed to remove nearly all the hair from your head, it’s still an excellent clipper that can be used to trim head hair and beards of different length.
At the moment, the Balding Clipper only comes with 2 guide combs of 1.5mm and 4.5mm.
This set of 8 Color Coded Guide Combs will fit the Wahl Balding Clipper and give you a lot more cutting lengths to choose from:
Travel / Storage Case
The Balding Clipper doesn’t come with a storage case, but this Caseling Hard Case is just the right size.
If you’re not using the clipper in a salon or barbers, it will help protect your clipper when you’re not using it, or if you want to travel anywhere with it.
Applying 3 drops of oil every time you use your clippers, is a must.
The Wahl Balding Clippers come with just a small bottle, and you’ll use it up in no time.
Make sure you purchase a larger bottle at the same time as your clippers:
Wahl Balding Clipper Pros & Cons
- Powerful heavy-duty corded clipper, ideal for continual/professional use.
- V5000 vibrator motor for durability and longevity.
- Zero overlap blades – Self-sharpening, surgical sharp. Will slice through your hair like a knife through butter.
- An excellent balding clipper at a really good price.
- Made in the USA.
- 12 month, Wahl backed warranty.
- The blade will slice through any lumps or moles if you are not ultra-careful. Go steady at first until you’re used to the handling.
- Only comes with 2 clipper guards/combs
- No carry/storage case.
- Only intended for use in the USA. Works on 120 volts.
Here’s a good video showing the Wahl Balding Clipper in action, including a good description and demonstration of its features:
This video shows how easy/difficult it is to get an even, total head shave doing it yourself with the Wahl Balding Clipper..
Wahl Professional 5-star Series Balding Clipper
The Wahl Professional 5-star Series Balding Clipper is without doubt the best balding clipper currently on the market.
Ideal for professional barbers and hair salons, or anyone who wants the bald (or near bald) look.
Great for detailing work and skin fades.
Considering the ‘quality’ and versatility of this clipper, it offers exceptional value for money.
As long as you maintain it properly, it should last you many years.
You’ll never achieve a shave as close as a manual razor, but this is as close as you’ll get!
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