Best Barber Clippers & Trimmers

For barbers and barbershop owners, having a good set of trimmers is essential.

Whether you’re cutting hair commercially or as a side business, the best barber clippers ensure that you can take on any type of hair, however thick.

Barber trimmers, unlike regular clippers also, need to be heavy duty. They should be able to handle all types of hair, even the thick and curly ones, which are often tough on these devices.

After all, unless you’re just dealing with one or two customers a day, a low quality product just won’t do.

The products featured below, along with their reviews, including the best clippers for barbers who want to be able to trim hair whether long or short and to various lengths.

 

OSTER Classic 76 Universal Motor Clipper 76076010

Best Barber Clippers: This may not be the cheapest barber trimmers around, but they will give you better performance and last for a very long time.

Compared with the other clippers in our barber trimmer reviews here, this one is bigger physically, is heavier and also makes more noise when the motor is running. And when we say noisy, we really mean noisy.

The noise stems from the powerful motor, which is the reason why you’ll find many barber shops and stylists use thig product.

You can use it to cut your own hair, though its main purpose is really for heavy duty hair cutting, like in a salon or barbershop.

The unit comes with 2 blades that can be detached. There’s the 000 blade which is for fades, and also the 1 blade which works well for basic haircuts.

Overall, this is a high quality unit that’s designed to be durable. Its high powered motor lets you cut any type of hair including kinky, curly and thick hair. Plus it easily withstands heavy use.

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Wahl Professional 8500 Senior Premium Clipper

This is a more economical option compared to the Oster clippers above. It also isn’t as big or bulky making it easier for people with smaller hands to control. The bigger unit can get tiring to hold and use by the afternoon on a busy day.

This unit comes with the V5000 motor, which isn’t as loud as the Oster, yet offers good power so you don’t have problems with cutting different types of hair. The unit works really well for doing fades, and it stays cool with regular use.

The Wahl Senior Clippers do come with 3 guides, ranging from 1/16” to 3/16”. The set also includes a blade guard, cleaning brush and oil along with the instruction manual.

If you plan or being able to do different lengths, you’ll need to purchase a separate guide comb set, which has 8 different combs with it.

When compared to the Oster hair clippers above, this is a more inexpensive option that still offers excellent power. It also makes less noise. That said, it isn’t as heavy duty (can get hot for longer use), and isn’t built as sturdy as the Oster.

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Andis Master Hair Clipper, Silver (01557)

When it comes to having precision combined with power and long lasting use, this is one of the best options available. Like many of Andis’ trimmers, this one excels when it comes to precision, making it a great choice if you do a lot of precise outlining, fading and edges.

Like those above, this is a corded unit, which allows it to run the heavy duty, high performance motor.

What makes this different from those above, aside from the precision is that it also excels as an all around trimmer. You can use it of fades, as mentioned as well as regular hair cutting, trimming beards as well as tapering.

The unit has a smaller build compared to the Oster, but isn’t as light as you would think due to the metal housing. While it can make wielding it throughout the day bothersome for the barber, it also provides durability.

One of its best features is that it is quiet.

Overall, compared to those above, this is a more refined tool so to speak. It offers power, yet gives you the subtleties that let you style, outline and cut hair with precision and not just plow through everything.

Do note that when used for shorter spans, around 5 to 15, maybe close to 20 minutes at a time, it stays relatively cool. But past the 35 or 40 minute range per use, it does get hot.

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OSTER Fast Feed Adjustable Pivot Motor Clipper 76023-510

For barbers and stylists who like having the ability to quickly adjust the length of their clippers without having to change and fiddle with blades, this is our top pick.

This unit comes with a fast feed adjustable blade system that allows you to easily and quickly change from close cut (size 000 blade) to medium length (size 1 blade).

The set also includes 4 guide combs that offer 1/8”, 3/8”, ¼” and ½” cutting lengths.

This makes it different from the Oster 76 in that the 76 is a direct drive unit that uses detachable blades. So to change between the size 000 blades and size 1 blades for close and medium length cutting, you’ll need to swap out the blades.

With this one there’s no need to do that and just toggle the switch to change between the fast feeds (size 000 and size 1 blades). This makes it easier. If you want longer lengths, and variety, then add the plastic combs.

This is a better option if you want something makes changing blades more convenient, is easier to handle, less noise and something that isn’t heavy.

For the reasons above, most women stylists prefer using this device compared to the Oster 76.

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Conclusion

The best barber clippers and trimmers give you an easy time when cutting through hair. They come with enough power that you don’t having to make more than one pass when trimming a certain section. More importantly the eliminate any clogging because the motor isn’t powerful enough to get through the hair.