Price (RRP): $99
The Remington Rapid Cut Turbo hair-clipper is perfect for CONVID-convicts and their kids if you want the easiest crewcut known to man.
I bought the Remington Rapid Cut Turbo hair-clipper (below) from my meagre funds and had it contactless shipped from Shaver Shop at Tuggerah (keeping Aussies in jobs) as I was getting a bit shaggy after five weeks of lockdown.
And to be fair, I have owned the older Remington Quick Cut (below) for many years, so I am no stranger to cutting my sparse hair. The Remington Rapid Cut Turbo hair-clipper does the same but has a ‘turbo’ setting (that I probably will never use) and a 70-minute run-time (as against 40-min).
Remington Rapid Cut Turbo hair-clipper (HC4300AU)
- Website here
- Price: $99.95 but shop around – Shaver Shop has it for $84.95 including delivery
- Warranty: 2-years on the unit – does not cover plastic comb guides
- 70mm gently curved cutting blades
- Fully washable
- Cord or cordless use(preferred)
- 70-minute run time and four-hour charge time – quick charge 5 minutes for an extra two minutes. It has overcharge protection so you can leave it plugged in, but we recommend using it for a full cycle before recharge.
- Includes: 12 guide combs (1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 25 mm), storage pouch, cleaning brush and lubricating oil (use a drop every so often)
- Replacement combs, blades and charger available
OK, the trepidation of the first cut
A few things to remember.
First, it is a crew cutter and will evenly ‘shave’ your head (beard and other parts) according to the guide comb you fit. Perhaps use a 10mm comb and then work your way down in length as you get more comfortable with it. A crew cut does not have to be short – I use the 6mm comb, but I know others use up to 25mm just to tidy things up.
Second, hair grows at 10mm a month, so if you forget to fit a comb, you will be a baldy for a month or so. Don’t laugh – it has happened to me!
Third, use multiple passes in different directions. Start at the front and cut to the back. Then repeat from the back and each side. It catches most errant wispy hairs. Use the unit without a guide to cut a straight line at the back of the head and around the ears.
Fourth, use a magnifying mirror to see if you have missed any strands. It is easiest if you have a light behind you – a halo effect shows up hairs.
And in this lockdown its perfect for kids, legs, torso, back – anywhere hair grows! And we could extend that to furry pets too!
GadgetGuy’s take – Hmmm $85 or three visits to the barber – Remington Rapid Cut Turbo hair-clipper is a no-brainer
It is durable, made well, easy to use, cordless, it lasts (my old one is at least 10-years old and going strong), and above all, it works as advertised.
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