monkeyhum... 4

monkeyhumanoid

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:28.10.2011

Reviews:4

Quote-start

Philips QC 5170 - Not just for baldies

Quote-end
01.11.2011

Advantages:
Light, easy to use, cuts your hair .

Disadvantages:
Some bits not even (but easily sorted) .

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Value for Money

Ease of Use

Price£25

Adjustable?yes

4 Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful See ratings
very helpful by (100%):
  1. cha97michelle
  2. TheHairyGodmother
  3. Silverback
and a further member

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

There is one certainty in this life and that is getting older and for some of us this means losing your hair.
When my dad started loosing his hair he grew it longer and swept it over the top of his head to discreetly hide his bald patch, as in the famous "Comb over" style favoured by Bobby Charlton, Donald Trump or the Emperor Constantine. However today this style is not quite the fashion and men have 3 main choices for different budgets:

1. £10000 gets you a Ryan Gigs style hair transplant
2. £25 gets you a pair of hair clippers for a Bruce Willis cut
3. £0 gets you the sod it haircut of Bill Bailey

Being from Yorkshire the cost advantages of number 3 seemed very attractive until Tesco ran a deal with their Clubcard exchange promotion and I manged to get these clippers just swapping £12.50 of vouchers.

I have owned these clippers for nearly a year and I'm pretty pleased with them.

The unit can be charge up in about an hour and battery will last for 3 or 4 cuts before it needs recharging. It comes with 2 different heads (10 different hair length settings), one head cuts 3 to 11mm and the other cuts 13 to 21mm. There is a simple push button to choose the desired length and this scale is the same as used in the barbers, so if you've ever asked for a "number 2 on the sides and 3 on top" you'll be perfectly at home. The length locks in and I have never had it jump out to a different length.

To cut your hair you just select your length, switch on and then pass through your hair, going "against the grain". The head of the clippers can be twisted round so that easily reaches all points. I would recommend doing this in front of a mirror and also having another mirror to check the back of your head.

On 99% of my head the cut will be perfect but in certain areas (this may just be my hair) the clippers will leave slightly longer patches, for me this is around my ears. For these areas I have to go down a length and then it clips them perfectly. So far nobody has commented what a mess I have made of my hair so it can't be too bad.

The clippers are light, if plasticy, and very comfortable to hold. The blades are self sharpening and don't need oiling.

I am sure that a barber would do a slightly neater job but at if Bruce Willis ever needs a hair cut in East Yorkshire I can save him a few quid.

If I had to pay full price for them I would do!
  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 1p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 1p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

Add the first comment!

max. 2000 characters

Post comment

Compare prices »

1 to 3 out of 3 offers for Philips QC 5170   Sorted by: Price 

Product Information »

Manufacturer's product description

#180 degree pivoting head#Self-sharpening stainless steel blades#Precision trimmer## Adjusts to every curve - the c...

Product details

EAN 8710103281115, 8710103378402, 8710103290636, 8710103286189
Colour Silver
Manufacturer Philips, Philips Philishave

Ciao

Listed on Ciao since 07/10/2006

Show all Product Information

More reviews »

Review Ratings »

This review of Philips QC 5170 has been rated:

"very helpful" by (100%):

  1. cha97michelle
  2. TheHairyGodmother
  3. Silverback

and a further member

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.



Are you the manufacturer / provider of Philips QC 5170? Click here