Hair clippers come in both corded and cordless models. The corded hair clippers come equipped with magnetic, pivot, rotary, or heavy-duty Powerdrive motors. Magnetic motors are common with cheaper hair clippers and work with the aid of a spring and electromagnet, which create the vibration. Pivot motors use two electromagnets and no spring, and are known to be more powerful than magnetic motors even though the blade speed is slower. Rotary motors are the most powerful, and are used in hair clippers intended to cut animal hair. Clippers with rotary motors are typically the most expensive.
Battery-powered hair clippers usually use lithium batteries, which provide more runtime on shorter charge times. A really good lithium ion battery can offer up to two hours of cut time, though more offer half of that with a one-hour charge. Cordless hair clippers are very convenient and more versatile without a cord. There are also useful for travel and quick touch-ups without a power source.
Sharp, long-lasting blades
Sharp blades ensures your hair doesn’t snag when you’re using the hair clipper. Self-sharpening blades stay sharp longer than other types of blades, and they do not require a lot of maintenance. A hair clipper equipped with these blades can cut hair 40% faster. Other good quality blades include surgical-grade, high-carbon steel, and high-precision steel. These are hard, sharp blades that are designed to last a long time and can be easily cleaned.
Precise length guides
To get the length you want every time, hair clippers include length guides like guiding attachments or built-in length settings. Guiding attachments like guide combs can give you precise lengths. The number of combs depends on the specific razor, with some offering 8-11 lengths from ¼ of an inch to 1-inch. To use a guide comb, you attach the comb into its designated spot, flat against the head, so the teeth are pointing upward. The benefit of built-in length settings is that you don’t have to mess with separate combs; you just switch to the length you want right on the hair clipper and cut away.
Lightweight, comfortable handling
Hair clippers are very lightweight, with many weighing less than a pound. An extremely lightweight hair clipper can weigh as little as four ounces. Using a hair clipper should be comfortable and easy. Contoured grips handle allow you to move the hair clipper freely. Features like 180-degree rotating heads and rounded blade edges ensure that you reach every spot without irritating your skin.
When you get a hair clipper, you usually get a handy assortment of accessories. This might include combs, scissors, clips, cleaning brushes, blade oils, and cases. You have everything you need to maintain your hair clipper’s sharpness and your own unique hair style.