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Decent set of clippers
on 24 July 2016
Over the years i've had 6 or 7 different clippers. Without doubt Remington wipes the floor with the others i've had in terms of the actual clipper.
All of their recent model are very similar. Very strong build, very easy to use, reliable. These are no different, virtually identical to my last ones HC5357. Where both models (and almost all recent Remington models) fall down is the attachments. Like countless others have pointed out on all the models, the attachments are incredibly weak, fragile and hard to use. In case anybody has used my last model (5357) then i will go over the differences.
My attachment on that model broke, when i put the clippers on the arm of my leather sofa. It roll off and dropped on the floor. Really poor that such a small fall would cause the attachment to break. Also, the attachment was so fragile that when you push the clipper down to your scalp, it would bend in the middle causing an uneven cut. So...how do the attachments on this model compare? Well, there are still two main attachments. The small one is for cuts ranging from 3mm to 21mm. The large one is for 24-42mm. Both have settings at every 3mm interval, so 3mm, 6mm, 9mm etc. The good news is, the smaller attachment seems much stronger than on my previous model. Doesn't bend in the middle without using some force and there is an extra piece of plastic across the end. The blades are no longer "open" at the end. My hair is quite thick, but after using them for first a 15mm all over, then going down to 9mm, i managed to cut my hair easily enough. The one thing i would add, is i had to remove the attachment about 10 times during the cut to remove hair. This isn't unusual though, i have had to do that with every pair of clippers that used these kind of attachments. A slight concern is the attachment is very tight to move/remove compared to my old ones. It may be that the force needed to constantly take the attachment off may cause it to break, but only time will tell. The larger attachment doesn't look so good. Very fragile, bends in the middle, is open at then ends and you'll be lucky if it lasts 3 uses! Thankfully most people won't need to use the larger one, not many people use clippers for longer cuts (24mm+). There is also a beard attachment, but i won't ever use that.
Overall a very nice set of clippers, but as usual be very careful not to break the combs that come with it! Almost a certainty that the comb attachments will break long before the actual unit does.