Wahl Five Star Magic Professional Hair Clipper Model 8451 Review

Wahl Five Star Magic Professional Hair Clipper Model 8451
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Review Summary:

Wahl Five Star Magic Professional Hair Clipper Model 8451 is an improved version of the Wahl 8470-500 professional super taper II Hair Clipper. The major improvement is motor V9000 in place of V5000, which had some cons with regard to the power of the motor to cut thicker hair. This improvement is done, keeping in the mind, the additional power requirement for carrying out professional haircutting. The Wahl professional hair clipper is powerful, yet cools running. It provides variable taper and texture. Moreover, the blades are adjustable to zero overlaps and can work smoothly on the hair of any type and thickness. It can well be christened as “The Darling of Barbers”.

Wahl Five Star Magic Professional Hair Clipper Model 8451

Wahl Five Star Magic Professional Hair Clipper Model 8451

As a professional hair cutter, you may be concerned about increasing your income by servicing more number of customers. But with your existing hair clipper, you may be worried about the time taken for one customer. You may also be finding it difficult to cut thicker and curling hair. The new V9000 motor is 50% more powerful than its earlier version of V5000. With the improved power, supported by improving accessories, the Wahl professional hair clipper can work “magic” for you. And if you like to make your own hairstyle at your ease and convenience, this product will be your best choice, provided you make a little adjustment in your budget.

Haircutting has always been a tedious as well as a tricky job because everyone likes to have his or her hair trimmed and made to one’s signature style. It can well be said that every hairstyle is unique by it. This uniqueness of hairstyle has prompted the manufacturers of hair clippers to be more innovative and updated in the facilities and features provided with their hair clippers. And the Wahl professional hair clipper is an outcome of the innovative approach of the reputed manufacturers, Wahl. It is time for you to bring home, the latest Wahl professional hair clipper. The following as review that will aid you in making a perfect buying decision


Wahl Five Star Magic Professional Hair Clipper Model 8451

Wahl Five Star Magic Professional Hair Clipper Model 8451

1. Product Description

The model number of Wahl Five Star Magic Professional Hair Clipper is WA 8451. The product dimensions include 8 inches x 2.8 inches x 3 inches and it weighs around 11.2 ounces. However, the shipping weight sums up to around 1.8 pounds. Currently, this item can be shipped only to the United States and to APO/FPO addresses. This item is not eligible for international shipping. The ASIN code is B000ZMAL2U.

2. Packaging Contents

It includes professional content with adjustable taper, hinged storage case with compartments, 6 cutting guides (1/8” to 1”), Blade Cleaning brush, lubricating oil, blade guard and operating instructions that would help you in its proper operation and maintenance.

3. Sizes of Clipper Combs

The combs come in the sizes of 1”, ¾”, 1/2 “, 3/8”, ¼”, 3/16”, 1/8” and 1/16”. Converted to the millimeter, these are respectful, 25, 19, 13, 10, 6, 4.5, 3, and 1.5 mm.

4. Motor

The v9000 motor runs cooler and faster than a standard clipper, thus making it energy efficient and enabling it to cut the thickest hair. It makes absolutely no sound while in operation.

5. Cable Length

The cable comes in a length of 3 meters, thus facilitating to move it to any distance inside a salon or if worked at home; to handle it from the point of plugging to the point of working.

6. Warranty

The Wahl professional hair clipper comes with a one-year limited manufacturer guarantee and the product can be repaired free of cost or replaced for the defects caused due to manufacturing or bad workmanship.

Pros & Cons


  • Cost effective: Although slightly costlier at $$, than the earlier version, the improvements made and the additional accessories provided has immensely added to the benefits derived from it. Most importantly, it does not jam up while cutting hair. Thus, you get more than you pay for.
  • Noiseless Performance: The Wahl professional hair clipper makes the least of sound while in operation.
  • Increased power: Compared to V5000, the v9000 version adds more power to the Wahl professional hair clipper. In case you get it for home use and if your child has so thick hair that the usual hair clippers can’t handle it nicely, these clippers solve your problems. Besides being powerful, the clippers are quiet, precise and cool running.
  • Variable taper and textures: The thumb lever adjusts the taper and texture without having to change the blades. This feature enables the clippers to cut hair from any angle and to reach to the remotest part of the head such as the area behind the ears.
  • Zero overlapping: The blades are so made to adjust themselves, so as to avoid any kind of overlapping.
  • Rust Resistant: The chrome-plated blades are highly resistant to rust, thus ensuring long lasting.
  • Particularly suitable for Afro hair: Afro hair is usually the thickest and curliest, thus rendering the usual hair clippers, difficult to work. The Wahl professional hair clipper overcomes this difficulty with its powerful motor.
  • Suitability for both professional and amateur use: Depending upon the choice of the buyers, the Wahl professional hair clipper can be used equally and is suitable for professional as well as for amateur use.


  • Gets heated: It has complained that the hair clippers get heated if worked for a continuous period. And it is the fact that every category of hair clippers is likely to heat up in some way or other.
  • Pricing is higher: Slightly costlier compared to its earlier version or other cheaper products in the market. But a judicious buyer never compromises quality with price, because he knows that the long-term impact of the cheaper ones will be more.
  • The limitation to lining up: Some problems arise only with one of the hair cutter guides; the white 1 ½ is the flimsiest. The sides don’t line up with the edges of the clipper. The tops of the fins are supposed to be locked to the top of the clipper slips frequently into another groove. A little more care in gripping and moving can overcome this con.
  • Heavy in weight: It is a bit weighty because of the heavy function that it is meant to perform. The included oil bottle is prone to leakage.


The features and pros overweigh the cons, which although more in number can be remedied easily without any additional cost or inconvenience. If you are a judicious buyer, you can better balance the pros and cons. It is believed that after going through every aspect of the Wahl professional hair clipper; you just cannot resist your urge to go in for one.

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