Wahl 79400-800 Mains Hair Clipper Kit UK Review

This is our UK review of one of the best selling hair clipper kits, currently available on the UK market place. Here at the Emporium we think this one is a perfect choice, for anyone new to home hair dressing.

The reason for that is that the combs, are colour coded, and that really helps a lot in avoiding making major blunders. The combs come in different sizes, and one thing is for sure, you do not want to mix those up, especially if you are cutting someone else's hair.

Features At a Glance

Hair Type

Good on all hair types and very good for thicker hair


Very quiet, nice grip and cutting lengths from 0.8 - 25 mm

Clipper Type

These are mains operated with high carbon steel blades

How Buyers Rate the Wahl 79400-800 Hair Clippers

Overall UK buyers rate these Wahl clippers with an 86% buyer satisfaction rating. We found over 1,000 buyer reviews, and that tells us two things.

First these sell really well, and secondly, that the huge majority of buyers have rated these very highly.

That is reassuring because should you decide to buy these, then you will own a very good set of hair clippers, from a very good brand.


What Do You Actually Get For Your Money?

Before we have a closer look at what the buyers actually said, including the pros and cons, let's see what you get for your money.

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    The corded clippers
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    8 combs in sizes 1-8
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    Left and Right Ear Comb
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    2 Hair Clips
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    Barber's cape
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    Barber Comb
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    Barber Scissors
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    Storage Case

That is everything you need to be able to complete a haircut in the comfort of your own home.

wahl colour pro hair clipper set

You can see from the image above where these clippers get their name from. Each comb that is easily attached to the clippers has its own distinctive colour. That really helps stop you from mixing up an 0.8 mm comb from a 25 mm one.

It is fair to say that this is a complete kit, and we think excellent value for money as well.

What Buyers Say About the Wahl Colour Pro Coded Clipper Kit

We know that buyers overall rate these highly, but we like to gather and present all of the information here at the Emporium. The best way we know how to present that information, is to show it at a glance, in the form of a Pros and Cons table.

We have shown that below. Around 8 out of every 100 buyers gave this a poor review, so we have included their complaints in the Con's section. Please be aware though that the majority of buyers (86%) rated this highly just to give the table below some balance.


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    They have a nice balance in your hand, and they do a great job of cutting hair
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    A large number of buyers stated they have been using this model for years and they are long lasting and stay sharp
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    The combs are great and really help you making a dangerous mistake
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    Happy that it is main's powered as you always have plenty of power when you need it


  • Mains only so can not run off a battery
  • A few buyers said that the clippers tugged their shorter hairs
  • Some buyers said they vibrated too much

Buyers will always have differing opinions on products that they buy, and hair clippers are no different. When we checked on Amazon and other commercial websites online, we found that between 7-8% of buyers said these were not for them.

On the other side of the equation, 7 out of every 10 buyers rated these as a 5 star product. There were then a few buyers in the middle ranges of ratings. 

I have used these a few times when I was showing my brother how to cut his hair and his son's hair. To me they work very well, though I do prefer cordless ones as you have more freedom of movement. (As long as the battery doesn't run out)

Our Overall Verdict on the Wahl 79400-800 Hair Clipper Set

We think the 86% buyer satisfaction is the right one. We also like the Wahl brand as over the years, they have delivered very good quality products. This model has been out for a few years now, and continues to sell in large amounts.

For anyone new to home hairdressing, we think this one is the perfect choice.

If this is not the one for you, then why not check out our top 10 list of hair clippers, available on the UK market, by clicking here.

You can also check out how to use hair clippers by clicking here.

Overall though, and especially for beginners, we think the Wahl Colour Pro coded are a very good buy.

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