Wahl 79600-2101 Cordless Clipper review

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  Touch up your style quickly and easily with WAHL 79600-2101 Lithium Ion Cordless Clipper. This powerful device gives you a salon-quality finish in the comfort of your own home. The WAHL cordless clipper facilitates both corded or cordless operation and is powered by a strong lithium ion battery. It is also equipped with a taper lever for even results. The lithium ion clipper is twice as powerful as traditional electric clippers and can hold its charge for up to an entire year. It comes with step-by-step, full-color instructions.

  • Super easy step-by-step full color instructions
  • Taper lever lets you control and customize each cut
  • Corded or cordless operation
  • Accessories make home haircutting easy
  • Ideal for touch-ups
  • Self-sharpening steel blades

Pros

Cordless and quick recharge
The Lithium battery technology means that the cordless clipper can be recharged in three hours, or quick charged in 15 minutes.
Good selection of Accessories
A wide range of comb guides from 1/16th to 1 inch should cater for all requirements. There are also ear tapers and guide trimmers for ear and eyebrows.

Cons

The trimmer is not rechargeable
The small clipper or the trimmer is powered by a separate 1 AA battery which is not rechargeable. It also has no guides for different types of trimming and cutting teeth are to too far apart.

Maintenance

As with all cutters it is very important to maintain and lubricate the blades. With the Lithium Ion cordless it uses a carbon self sharpening blade but the cutters requires to be oiled after every use and prior to use as the cutters can generate considerable friction if not adequately lubricated. One caveat on earlier NiCad models the head of the cutter was removable for easy cleaning and lubricating the cutters this is now not the case.

Specifications

Specs: Details:
Warranty Terms – Parts 5 years
Warranty Terms – Labor 5 years limited
Height 10-1/2″
Width 9-1/8″
Depth 2-7/8″
Weight 2.2 pounds
Power Source Power cord, MC lithium-ion battery
Pop-Up Trimmer No
Recharge Time 15 minutes
Auto Shutoff No
Battery Level Indicator Yes
Battery Type MC lithium-ion
Attachments 14 guide combs
Ergonomic Handle Yes
Shave Time Up to 12 minutes
Wet/Dry Yes
ENERGY STAR Certified* No
Rechargeable Battery Yes
UPC 043917796031

*ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

Summary

The Wahl Lithium Ion cordless clipper is an improved version over the earlier Wahl NiCad battery powered clippers. It is 50% more powerful and has faster charging and run time. As with all rechargeable there is different expectations regarding runtime in real world situations but the Wahl seems to meet customer satisfaction. The only downside is the trimmer, which seems to be more of an afterthought.

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