Beautys Guide

Hair Cutting Machine

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A hair cutting machine is a unique tool used to cut human head hair. They are distinct from scissors themselves and razors. Hair clippers work on a similar principle as scissors. Similar but heavier-duty implements shave sheep, called handpieces or machine shears.

It’s an electric device designed with a motor and blade to cut different hair lengths. A hair clipper comes with attachments called guards in different sizes. The guards attach on top of the blade, and the size dictates how much hair it cuts off.

For example, if you ask for a number 2 haircut, the number 2 guard will be attached to the clipper, leaving 1/4 inch of hair. The shortest haircut is a 0 guard, which leaves 1/16 inch of hair.

The followings are the clipper guard sizes and the associated length of hair:

  • Number 0 is equal to 1/16 of an inch.
  • Number 1 is equal to 1/8 of an inch.
  • Number 2 is equal to 1/4 of an inch.
  • Number 3 is equal to 3/8 of an inch.
  • Number 4 is equal to 1/2 of an inch.
  • Number 5 is equal to 5/8 of an inch.
  • Number 6 is equal to 3/4 of an inch.
  • Number 7 is equal to 7/8 of an inch.
  • Number 8 is equal to 1 inch.
  • Number 10 is equal to 1.25 inches.
  • Number 12 is equal to 1.5 inches.

Although you can use a clipper of damp or dry hair, it’s best to use it when damp. It’ll be easier on the clipper blades and to clean up since wet hair clumps together.

The Best Hair Cutting Machine for Home Use

The Best Hair Cutting Machine for Home Use

For roughly the cost of a professional haircut, you can buy a long-lasting tool to create and maintain your own short, buzzed, or shaved hairstyles at home. After dozens of real-world tests of 11 highly rated hair clippers—involving professional barbers and stylists, plus a panel of DIY-haircutting volunteers—we’ve determined that the Wahl Elite Pro High Presentation Hair Clipper Kit is the best clipper for most at-home haircuts.

·       Wahl Elite Pro High-Performance Hair Clipper Kit

To regularly give haircuts at home, we’d reach first for the Wahl Elite Pro High-Performance Hair Clipper Kit. The combs are rigid yet smooth plastic that doesn’t bend when pushed against a scalp. And thanks to a metal retaining clip on the back of the combs, they stay seated and straight on the blade well than any other set we tried.

·       Wahl Color Pro Plus Haircutting Kit

In our testing, the Wahl Color Pro Plus Haircutting Kit was a close contender to the Elite Pro. Therefore, the most significant difference is that the Elite Pro’s guide combs are more durable whether you favor the Color Pro Plus’s all-plastic, color-coded guide combs over the Elite Pro’s stiffer, metal-plated, black plastic combs.

·       Oster Fast Feed Adjustable Pivot Motor Clipper

The mid-priced, pro-level Oster Fast Feed Adjustable Pivot Motor Clipper is well suited for those who want to maintain buzz cuts and fades. It’s a classic found in many barber shops because it’s built to withstand all-day use for years. The clipper’s distinctive hum is instantly recognizable to anyone who has ever sat in a barber’s chair. The Fast Feed’s motor is mighty yet pleasingly quiet, and this clipper can run all day without heating up (which is inaccurate of our other picks).

·       Remington Virtually Indestructible Haircut and Beard Trimmer

The easy-to-handle Remington Virtually Indestructible Haircut and Beard Trimmer are ideal for people who want to cut their hair. So this model is lightweight, has rubberized grips along the sides, and is genuinely palm-sized. As a result, it’s far easier than any other model we tested to maneuver and hold in a loose grip, even with fingertips (as is often required when clipping your hair). This clipper comes with eight rigid-plastic, quality guide combs that seat securely (though they have fewer tips, slightly sharper in feel than our main pick’s combs do).

How We Tested?

When trimming our hair, we looked at how easy the clippers were to use, battery life, design, noise and vibration, and their performance in achieving the desired results. All-round value for money and functionality was crucial too.

What is Trimmer?

What is Trimmer_

Hair trimmers are similar to clippers because they’re also designed with a blade and motor. However, the trimmer’s blades are thinner, making it better for cutting short hair.

Whether you want a buzz cut or to trim your beard, the trimmer is an excellent choice for getting a closer cut. Another benefit of using a trimmer is that you can find them with hypoallergenic blades. Hypoallergenic blades is helpful if you have sensitive skin.

What is the difference between a clipper and a trimmer?

A clipper is planned for bulk hair cutting on more prominent areas but does not cut very close to the skin. On the other hand, a trimmer design for outlining, edging, dry shaving, and light shaping on smaller areas such as the around the ears, back of the neck, around sideburns, etc. On an animal, trimmers would use on the paws, ears, beak, and tight areas where it’s hard to range with the larger clipper blade. Generally speaking, a trimmer cuts closer than a clipper.

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