Electrical Hair Clippers

Electrical hair clippers have now gradually displaced manual hair clippers in many countries. Here are some well known facts about electrical hair clippers that you ought to know.

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Electrical Hair Clippers

All About Electrical Hair Clippers

While manual hair clippers were widely used in the distant past, the advent and reduction in cost of electric hair clippers has led to electrical hair clippers largely replacing manual hair clippers.

What Are Electrical Hair Clippers?

An Electric hair clipper is a hair cutting tool. It provides you with the ease and convenience of removing hair with little effort and is designed for removing bulk hair from various areas of the body especially the head.
Whether you are a professional barber or simply cut your own hair, there are various hair clippers available for you to choose from.

Types Of Electrical Hair Clippers

Electric hair clippers come in a variety of styles and sizes, each of which serves a different purpose. Some clippers are designed as an all-purpose device, while others are specifically designed to groom certain areas.

Some electrical clippers are designed with wide heads so you can remove more hair at one time. Other clippers are designed for more specific task around the head and can be used for detailed hair work such as fading, lining or balding.
Also available on the market are electrical hair clippers designed for animal use ( e.g horse and sheep) and for home pets hair removal (e.g dogs and cats).

In addition to general hair clippers, some electric clippers are designed for very specific grooming tasks, such as trimming beards and mustaches or nose hairs. (This type of clippers are called hair trimmers). These clippers may be smaller than other models to trim the small and delicate areas around the lips and nose. These models are appropriate for users who have specific grooming needs and may not need the versatility of a larger device.

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Electrical hair clippers can be purchased in corded or cordless models and each one has its own advantages and disadvantages.

  • Corded Electrical Hair Clippers – This type of hair clipper needs to be plugged into the mains power supply to work. the fact that they are plugged into the power source during the whole cutting process means the output of the hair clipper is consistent as there is no loss of power to the unit

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  • Cordless Electrical Hair Clippers – This type of electrical hair clipper tends to use a rechargeable battery. Unlike corded electrical hair clippers where you have to remain close to an electrical outlet… you are not restricted by any cord neither does any cord get in the way of clipping at different angles.. You can take your clipper anywhere and operate when and where needed without any need for any power supply source.

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Electrical Hair Clipper In Operation

Electric hair clippers work in a similar way to manual hair clippers, except that the clipper is powered by an electrical motor as opposed to having to manually squeeze the clipper hands to operate the clipper as is the case when using manual hair clippers.

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Below is a video clip showing an Electrical hair clipper in operation

Electrical hair clippers are driven by an electric motor and tend to be driven by 1 of 3 motor types (magnetic, rotary and pivot), and each one of these motors has it’s own advantages and disadvantages.
The hair clipper motor is used to create the speed and torque that drives the clipper cutter across the combing blade (which makes the blades oscillate from side to side) to cut the hair.
The size, speed and type of the electric motor does have a significant effect of the overall performance of the hair clipper.

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Electrical Hair Clippers – Advantages

Listed below are some of the advantages of using electrical hair clippers over the manual types of hair clippers
Enables You To Cut Hair Faster
Electrical hair clippers are much more able to remove hair faster and more efficiently than manual hair clippers because of the electrical motor that drives the hair clipper. The electrical hair clipper will enable you get through much more heads per day especially if you are going to be using it for commercial purposes.
Much Easier To Use With Little Effort
It is much easier to use an electrical hair clipper than using a manual hair clipper. All you virtually have to do with an electrical hair clipper is switch it on… and the hair removal process starts immediately
Easier To Achieve Different Hair Styles
With the advent of the electrical hair clipper .. you are also more open to a lot of possible hair styles and cuts. You can easily do design work, achieve any hair length you want and turn hair cutting into an art work

Electrical Hair Clippers : The Disadvantages

Listed below are some of the disadvantages of using electrical hair clippers over the manual types of hair clippers
More Expensive Than Manual Hair Clippers
From a cost standpoint, the initial cost of the manual shaving equipment is a bit more affordable especially in developing countries where the electrical hair clipper might still be considered a luxury item.
Needs An Electrical Power Source
Electric hair clippers do need some form of electrical power to run the motors of the hair clipper. Without mains electricity supply or a battery charge… electrical hair clippers are virtually useless.
Noisy & Does Get Warm
Electrical hair clippers do tend to make some noise as the electrical motor needs to run to power the hair clippers … whilst the noise might not overbearing… it can be with some of the cheaper models.
The noise of some electrical hair clippers can be scary to children or pets thus creating a tramautic haircutting experience for them. If you are going to be using on a child or pet… it is adviceable that you get the appropraie type of electrical hair clipper for that use.

Electrical Hair Clipers Are Bulkier
You will find that electrical hair clippers tend to be much bulkier that the manual hair clippers because the container of the hair clipper needs to house the electric motor. However with improvements in technology… there are some pretty small and light hair clippers now on the market such as the Wahl’s Peanut Classic.
More Expensive To Maintain
Electrical hair clippers are also more expensive to maintain in terms of time and money. Some electrical hair clippers need to be lubricated before and after each cut especially when using as a professional barber. The motors over some time also do need replacements. The parts of electrical motor clippers also do not come cheap

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