Wahl 8470-500 Professional Super Taper II Hair Clipper Review

Wahl 8470-500 Professional Super Taper II Hair Clipper
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Review Summary:

Wahl 8470-500 Professional Super Taper II Hair Clipper is a haircutter that can be used at a salon, a barber shop or even at home to perform any function related to cutting or trimming of hair such as tapering, trimming, thinning, feathering, undercutting, channeling and fringing. It comes with 6 color-coded selection combs ranging from 1/8” to 1 “. It has rust resistant, chrome-plated blades. Due to its bulky casing, it makes much less vibration, facilitating more controlled and precise cutting. It is basically professional in feel, sturdy in make, durable and well balanced with a nice ergonomically designed grip. By creeping into unreachable crevices, it can create an array of hairstyles and suits to the needs of a professional stylist.

Wahl 8470-500 Professional Super Taper II Hair Clipper

Wahl 8470-500 Professional Super Taper II Hair Clipper

Hair cutting is a tricky job and is time-consuming too when done manually. If you own a barbershop or a salon, you must be worried about giving a comfortable and quicker hair cutting experience to your customers. You may also be finding it difficult to cater to the customized needs of your customers for making different hairstyles. If that were your concern, the professional super taper hair clipper from Wahl will be the best solution for you. Because of its V5000 motor, you can cut even the thickest and wet hair with great ease. The long durability and the sturdiness of the device add to your income substantially.

Even if you are not a professional hair cutter, you may still like to have a professional super taper hair clipper, so as to save your money and time and yet have a professionally looking hairstyle. Whether you are a professional or self-user, you may be on a lookout for a suitable hair clipper that is cost-effective and durable too. There are a number of hair clippers available in the market and in order to help you in taking a right buying decision, here is a comprehensive review of the Wahl 8470-500 Professional Super Taper II Hair Clipper Review that will reveal every aspect of this product.

Features

1. Product Dimensions

The size of the Wahl professional super taper hair clipper is 12 inches x 4 inches x 6 inches. Its naked weight is around 1lbs while its shipping weight is 1.8lbs. It is available for both domestic shipping within the United States and international shipping across selected countries. The model number of this hair clipper is 84701 and ASIN code is B0018C0MJS.

2. Robust Make

Wahl 8470-500 Professional Super Taper II Hair Clipper

Wahl 8470-500 Professional Super Taper II Hair Clipper

The professional super taper hair clipper comes with eight combs that are color coded for length and convenience for using. Each has a cutting length of 1/8 inch to 1 inch. This color-coding facilitates locating and changing the cutting comb to the exact size, without having to pause and read the details on the comb, each time.

3. Accessories

A set of professional super taper hair clipper includes blade guard, 6 color coded attachment guides from 1/8” to 1”, 4 cutting combs, flat top comb, clipper oil, cleaning brush and instruction Manual for correct use of the device. The longer cord provided with the device can make it reach to any length for cutting.

4. Blades

The professional super taper hair clipper has two shearing blades fitted tightly together, with one blade vibrating left to right and the other remaining stationary. Unlike ceramic blades, the blades are chrome-plated and rustproof and hence last for a considerably longer period. The blades can trim hair grown behind the ears and other minute crevices.

5. Motor

The V5000 motor is very powerful and provides enough torque that can withstand the load of cutting the thickest hair. Compared to other clippers, it makes lesser vibration and noise, which your customers will appreciate, the most. Hair grown out over a period of week or month can be trimmed quickly and easily.

6. Power Connection

The professional super taper hair clipper has a single voltage tool, which can be used for 110V and do not have an option for plugging into another voltage source.

7. Maintenance

Except for regular lubrication, the professional super taper hair clipper does not involve much of botheration for frequent maintenance or breakdown.

8. Sturdy and Durable

The professional super taper hair clipper is provided with an ergonomically designed grip. You will have a perfect balance and can trim hair to a great precision.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Versatility: The professional super taper hair clipper comes with a number of advantageous cutting features such as perfect balance, thumb adjustable lever to vary the taper and texture of the cut.
  • Super Taper: The heavy-duty shunt motor and the super taper feature allow cutting of hair from any angle and trimming of hair at the remotest area of the head. Also, hair of any thickness and curl could be easily trimmed.
  • Longevity of blades: As the twin blades are chrome-plated, they are fully resistant to rust and thus last for a considerably longer period.
  • Noiselessness: The motor is cool to the hands and makes the least of sound, thus creating a quiet ambiance of hair cutting.
  • Speed: Because of a high and adjustable speed of the motor, the professional super taper hair clipper can cut more than 40 heads a day. If you are a professional, you can add substantially to your income and hat too with the least exertion to your hands.
  • Replaceable blades and combs: As and when needed, you can replace the blades and combs according to your changing requirement. You can also have additional sizes of combs.
  • Grooving Design of Blades: There are grooves of 3/4” from every leading edge that facilitates removal of the small pieces of cut hair away from the cutting edge.
  • Overall Getup: The overall getup of the multi-color version of the professional super taper hair clipper is attractive and handy.

Cons

  • Non-Cordless: The professional super taper hair clipper lacks the cordless feature. Although it has a longer cord, the trailing cord causes inconvenience while operating the process of hair cutting. But it is observed that cordless rechargeable clippers are not suitable for thicker and curly hair.
  • Costly for Non-professional use: It is not suitable for those who like to have it for personal use and are particular about their budgets.
  • Get Warmed: Some professionals may find that the device is getting warmed after constantly using for serving more number of customers.

Conclusion

Advantages and disadvantages are quite natural in every kind of hair clipper. But a really professional user is concerned about a number of aspects such as longevity, length, weight, noise, power, variations, etc. before selecting a hair clipper. The Wahl 8470-500 Professional Super Taper II Hair Clipper weighs more for its positive features and is, therefore, most sought after by them.

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