Overall Rating: 4.5
If you’re looking for a hair clipper to achieve (an almost) complete head shave, 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 mains hair clipper that is specifically designed to remove all of your head hair, or at least 95% of 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
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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 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) that ensures the clipper is always at full power.
These corded clippers come shipped with:
- black barber comb
- Blade guard
- Pre-shave brush
- Lubricating oil
- Cleaning brush
- Operating manual
- Powerful heavy-duty corded clipper, ideal for continual/professional use.
- V5000 vibrator motor for durability and longevity.
- A surgical blade that will slice through your hair like a knife through butter.
- An excellent balding clipper at a really good price.
- Will last for many years if regularly maintained.
- 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.
Here’s a good video showing the Wahl Balding Clipper in action, including a good description and demonstration of its features:
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.
Considering the ‘quality’ 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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