Babyliss 7447BU Review
The 7447BU model from Babyliss is just one of the many hair clipping and trimming products in the market. So is this one much different from the rest that are out there? Well we think here at the Emporium is that it is one that works pretty well, and also is at a really good price. On average you can pick this one up for around £18-25 depending on where you do your shopping.
Quick Guide to the 7447BU Model
For those of you who just don’t have time to read my full review on this particular model from BaByliss, I have added this quick guide which outlines the main features:
- Very competitive price
- Mains operated so not cordless
- Uses stainless steel blades
- You get a clipper, a trimmer, 10 comb guides, a comb, a clips
- Cleaning brush and oil
- Storage case
- Over 51 buyer reviews at Amazon rate this at 4.1 out of 5 stars which is good
Detailed Review of the Babyliss 7447 Model
For those of you who like more detail I have included a fuller review below which I hope you will find useful and informative. You do get plenty of bits and pieces for your money and the case that comes with it will keep everything neat and tidy. We don’t think there is much doubt that when you compare this one to other similar models, that you are getting good enough value for money.
It then comes down to the issue is it actually does a good job or not? At first glance when you see a rating higher than 4 stars by Amazon buyers, you can be pretty certain that the quality is good enough. Here is a quick sample of one of those reviews just to give you a typical sample.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Does the job
By Louisa Morgan on 13 Aug. 2013
Cut my son’s rather thick hair in no time at all, without pulling and without him moaning even once! The cable’s nice and long and it comes with lots of different blade lengths too. The box is a bit plasticky, but I’m very pleased with the product and would definitely recommend it for the price.
That is actually very similar to what we think of this product as well. It is not the highest quality in the world but at the end of the day you are paying less than £20 for this product. Given that it does a good enough job. Like any of these hair clippers it will save you a lot of money especially if you have a family of boys.
That is why we think that getting a hair clipper set is a good idea in the first place. Over time it will save you a lot of money as you won’t have to pay for haircuts at the hairdresser or barber.
BaByliss markets its 7447BU Powerglide Pro as a salon quality machine for use in the home. Similar to its other products, the company includes a number of accessories in the kit. In addition to a mains operator clipper with stainless steel blades, the kit includes a battery trimmer which has a convenient 2.5 m long cord.
We honestly don’t think this is up to salon quality but it is still decent enough.
It comes with 10 comb guides ranging from grade 1 to 10, as well as a trimmer to keep sideburns and necklines clean and trim.
In addition to the trimmer and clipper, 2 sectioning clips are included to help to keep hair out of the shaving area, as well as a cleaning set consisting of a brush and oil. A detailed information book and storage case complete the kit.
Let’s have a look at some of the features which makes this a good buy for most people.
This set plugs into the mains and so cord length is important. This one is 2.5 metres long and for those of us who are older that is just over 8 feet long. That will be more than enough to reach from a plug to wherever you have located your chair.
Some of the ones we have seen are shorter and that is just a huge pain.
We liked the stainless steel blades a lot and they are good quality. The clipper fits well into the hand and it is also light enough so no need to worry about arm or hand fatigue. The comb guides fit well and are easy to put on and take off.
For online shoppers, prices for the clipper range from as low as £18.00 on Amazon and John Lewis to as high as £25.00 from Tesco, though shipping policies may vary between those vendors. Prices also fluctuate in this market so always make sure to check on the day.
On Amazon the product holds a 4.1 out of 5 star rating based on 50 reviews and it ranks 11th in sales among similar clipper sets. Within the top-fifteen sellers this product holds a higher rating than other BaByliss trimmer kits and is comparable to Remington and Phillips products in terms of customer feedback, yet lower in price. This suggests customers found the product a good value. Additionally, when compared to similar kits, the included accessories are comparable.
What Customers Liked
Customers reported satisfaction with the product considering the cost, which is in the mid-range for such kits. They appreciated the many clip options, the relatively low noise level of the machine, and the hair clips to keep hair out of the shaving area.
They expressed satisfaction with the speed of delivery and the customer service. The trimmer worked equally well for hair cuts and beard trimming, and customers with even thick hair and beards reported success. The instruction book proved very useful for those who had never used a hair trimmer before. We have also done an article on how to use hair clippers which you can read by clicking here.
What They Disliked
Despite the generally favourable reviews, there are some negative reactions from customers who have used the 7447BU Pro. Even those who experienced good results with the clippers themselves were unhappy with the packaging, calling it “cheap” and flimsy.
A few were dissatisfied with the ability of the clippers to cut hair, usually when compared to previous clippers the customer had used prior to purchasing the 7447BU Pro, such as those with titanium blades instead of stainless steel. Finally, customers reported that cleaning requires a screwdriver, making the task not as user friendly as other similar products. That is true and can be a bit of a pain.
Summary and Verdict
For consumers seeking to save a little money while getting a fair level of dependability and a nice cut, this product is a safe bet. However, some of the negative customer feedback indicates the device is not without its faults, and spending a little more for a competitor product that will last a long time and cut more efficiently might be worth the investment too.
This would be a product like the Wahl 79233 which is a very popular choice for many. I have also done a table that shows the top 10 hair clipper kits in the UK in 2015 which you can read by clicking here. In terms of this one from BaByliss it is a good budget kit that the majority of people seem to like, though some did think it was not the right one for them.