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Old 12th March 2020, 10:56   #196
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Any recommendations for a trimmer not shaver that cuts really fine and preferably small(width of the blate) . I don't shave but a potent trimmer is a necessity.
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Any recommendations for a trimmer not shaver that cuts really fine and preferably small(width of the blate) . I don't shave but a potent trimmer is a necessity.
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I read that. It's a hybrid trimmer shaver kind of thing. I specifically need an electric trimmer. The cut I give my beard would not be possible with that thing.
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I read that. It's a hybrid trimmer shaver kind of thing. I specifically need an electric trimmer. The cut I give my beard would not be possible with that thing.
Strange. It has 1mm, 3mm, and 5mm combs. Nay?
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Any recommendations for a trimmer not shaver that cuts really fine and preferably small(width of the blate) . I don't shave but a potent trimmer is a necessity.
Philips has many in that category, check out 3000 series. I recently got one from a company called Lifelong during Amazon sale for quite low price. It is pretty basic and quality is nothing much to write about. Plus sides are quick charge, long battery life and micro usb charging. I use it for 1-2 mm cut once a week, works ok.
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Strange. It has 1mm, 3mm, and 5mm combs. Nay?
I am more looking at. 3 to . 5 mm.

And more than the cut I wanted to say the shape is going to be hard to achieve with a manual blade.
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It's time to wake up this dormant thread.

OK, so with the nearly 2 month long lock down still ongoing, I've had to buy a set of Wahl hair clippers even a pair of barber scissors to maintain my hair which frankly looks awful as it grows longer.

I don't think I will be visiting a barber shop for at least another 3-4 months, especially during the rainy season, given my city Pune has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra after Mumbai.

So, there are a couple of things I need to ask you guys:

a) Which electric shaver do you recommend. I prefer a battery operated one as I believe using a mains powered shaver on a wet face is risky. I have a stock of Gillette Fusion Pro shaving blades but want to try electric razors.

b) Hair trimmer/shaver lube oil suggestions. I have purchased Wahl's lube oil but it's pretty expensive and the little vial that comes with these machines won't last too long.

Cheers!

PS - I read about using cooking oil (standard vegetable oil or olive oil, not the extra virgin variety) for this purpose in an emergency but I hesitate to use this stuff. Some recommend pure pharma grade mineral oil but don't know where to source it as yet. I believe Johnson's baby oil may meet this grade but I am not sure what the fragrance and sundry skin emollients will do to the clipper blades. Dull or blades which lack lubing can make it very uncomfortable to trim your hair

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One silly question - how is a hair clipper different from a beard trimmer ?

I have a philips beard trimmer, which I tried using for (head) hair trimming (and I was not happy with the results).

The shape of the comb attachment on the beard trimmer is different compared to the one for hair clipper.

Are some comb attachments available separately which can be used with beard trimmer for using it as a hair clipper ?

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One silly question - how is a hair clipper different from a beard trimmer ?
I am new to this device so here's what I gathered in the short time I spent reading and subsequently ordering my clipper and trimmer.

The main difference is a trimmer is used for minor hair cutting jobs like for e.g. trimming your moustache, side-locks, beard and body hair while clippers (they operate on the same principle) are larger and built for heavy duty even professional use. Clippers can cut through thicker hair and have more attachment options.

Yes, comb attachments are available but they may be expensive and difficult to find. So it's best to buy a machine that comes with the attachments you need.

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b) Hair trimmer/shaver lube oil suggestions. I have purchased Wahl's lube oil but it's pretty expensive and the little vial that comes with these machines won't last too long.
You don't have to be generous with the lube and can stretch the small bottle for years. A couple of drops are more than sufficient. And, you replace the blades/head ever year or two.

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Are some comb attachments available separately which can be used with beard trimmer for using it as a hair clipper ?
I don't think you can get comb attachment that fit unless your manufacturer makes the attachment for the particular model. So, it is a fat chance. You are better off buying a product that comes with all the attachments in the first place.
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Another +1 for the Philips Oneblade. Ive almost completed 2 years with mine now and am on the 3rd blade.
It's perfect for the level of cutting I want.

One important tip. Try and buy thr Face+Body version which has a Silver insert on the body because this version has a Li Ion battery. The standard black insert version has a NiMh battery which takes much longer to charge and also has the usual quirks of NiMh such as deteriorating battery life. Mine has come down from 8 shaves per charge to around 3 per charge in just under 2 years.
You have no idea how annoying it is to run out mid shave and then having to wait hours to finish or get out the razor to shave the full face
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Any feedback on Hair clippers would be good. I have a Philips trimmer already, so the clipper is primarily to be used for home haircuts, mainly for my 7 year old son and probably for myself as well. I checked out Wahl, the cordless version seems very expensive at nearly 4K, whereas the wired version is nearly 50% cheaper.

Any Philips devices that you guys recommend?
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Any feedback on Hair clippers would be good. I have a Philips trimmer already, so the clipper is primarily to be used for home haircuts, mainly for my 7 year old son and probably for myself as well. I checked out Wahl, the cordless version seems very expensive at nearly 4K, whereas the wired version is nearly 50% cheaper.

Any Philips devices that you guys recommend?
Is Wahl 9243-4724 the 2k model you are talking about? A fellow member had posted about it on the coronavirus thread.

I am thinking of pulling the trigger on this one since e commerce seems to be up and running in lockdown 4.0.
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I agree. It's an allrounder. But during lockdown I did not find a replacement blade at all. Just got one at FK for 850 bucks. Next time Ill buy a new unit paying 1,650, Though I'm still getting 8 shaves to the charge. I'm so impressed with the fella. Is the replacement blade as good as the first one? Because the blade that came with the Mach3 Razor used to be really good, compared to the cartridge I would buy later on
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Another +1 for the Philips Oneblade. Ive almost completed 2 years with mine now and am on the 3rd blade. It's perfect for the level of cutting I want. Can you post a pic of the one with the silver insert plz?

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