Wahl Elite Pro Main Hair Clipper Kit UK Review

The Wahl Elite Pro Main Hair Clipper Kit is one of the best selling, home hairdressing kits, that is currently available to UK buyers. The price tag is around £50, so not a cheap option, but a very high quality one. It will last you for many years to come.

Buyers rate this shaver highly at a very high 4.6 out of 5 stars. It offers a range of cutting lengths from 0.8 mm up to 25 mm, has self-sharpening blades, and comes with all the accessories, that you will need to be able to cut hair, in the comfort of your own home.

You can see exactly what you get, in the image below. Please note this is a corded hair clipper kit and is not cordless. It needs to be plugged into the main's electric.

Wahl Elite Pro Main Hair Clipper Kit and accessories

How Buyers Rate the Wahl Elite Pro

It is of course very important when considering any hair clipper kit purchase, to read as many reviews as you can. After all, that is why you are reading this one. We also think it is important not just to read our review, but to get some general feedback, from all buyers.

This one has an RRP of £49.99. For the huge majority of buyers that makes this product at the higher end, for this type of home hairdressing kit. However, it is also worth noting that this is a high quality Wahl kit, and that means it will last you for a very long time.

Below we have summarised what the 200 available reviews are, and what buyers have been saying about this Wahl hair clipper kit. To keep this simple, we have rated by percentage, how many stars actual buyers have awarded this kit.

We have shown those in the chart below. At the time of doing this there were over 200 buyer reviews to base these figures on.

75 %
15 %
6 %
2 %
2 %

So at a glance you can now see, that around 3 out of 4 buyers rated these hair clippers as a 5 star product. Around 90% of buyers rated it 4 stars or higher. Those are consistent and good buyer ratings.

It is also worthwhile pointing out, that the number of 1 star reviews is around 2%, which is very low. However we will also be having a look at those to find out why they rated this kit so lowly.

To sum up the overall average, with over 200 buyer reviews available, this Wahl hair clippper kit has maintained an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars (92% satisfaction)

Wahl Elite Pro hair trimmer being used

Wahl Elite Pro Specification

Wahl Elite Pro Boxed

As a potential buyer, it is always a good idea to check  out exactly what you are getting for your money. On the right you can see an image of the actual trimmer, when out of the box.

This particular home hair clipper, is right at the top of the range of the Wahl brand, and has everything that you need to get started.

We have included all of the important technical information below.

  • 1 Wahl Elite Pro Main Hair Clipper - corded
  • Ten Comb attachments no's 1-8 (plus 1/2 and 1.5 attachments)
  • Premium quality scissors with blade cover
  • 1 barber quality comb
  • A cutting gown
  • A storage case
  • A cleaning brush with oil
  • Uses foils for gentle and protective shaving
  • Very easy to handle and fits into the hand comfortably
  • Comb cutting lengths are 3,6,10,13, 16,19,22, and 25 mm
  • The power cord is 8 feet long
  • The clipper measures 9.95" x 9.00" x 3.00" (H x W x D)
  • The clipper weighs 2.66 pounds

Wahl Elite Pro Pros and Cons

Like any product there are usually good and bad points. We here at the Shaving Emporium prefer to advise our readers of both sides of the argument, before making any conclusions.

This is a corded kit, and that means it does have to be plugged in to the electric socket, for it to work. There is no option to use this as a cordless only hair clipper.

We try and apply a common sense approach to reading reviews. Some of them are clearly left by some strange people, but we have always found that if you look carefully enough, you get some really useful information. It is that which we have summarised below.​

As I pointed out already, there are only 2% of poor reviews, but we have included both the good and the bad points, according to real life buyers. 

  • The clippers are very good and cut hair with ease
  • The whole kit makes it ideal to get started right away
  • All the parts are well made and fit together nicely
  • Very good for people with thick hair as hey get through that with ease
  • An ideal hair clipper kit for family haircuts
  • A wide range of cutting thickness options
  • A couple of buyers said they arrived faulty straight out of the box
  • A couple of buyers said they were too heavy, too noisy, and could cut on the finest setting

In summary the poor reviews said that the clippers were a bit too severe for them. Those that gave it a high rating said that the clippers were very high quality, and offered a wide range of cutting and trimming options.

Video Review of the Wahl Elite Pro

We searched YouTube for any videos on this Elite Pro. There were a few available, but we found this one to be the most useful.

Our Recommendation on the Wahl Elite Pro

Wahl Elite Pro close up

This one is well rated at 4.6 out of 5 stars. The reviews have also been very consistent over the years since it was released.

If this is not the one for you can check out our top 10 list of hair clippers by clicking here.

This is a high end clipper kit, and as such it does come with a price tag of just under £50. We believe though, and this is supported by actual buyers, that this kit will last you and your family, for a very long time.

It is of course a corded product, and that will mean that you will always have to be close to an electrical socket.

The 8 feet cord should allow you to be able to do that. It does have a wide range of cutting options, and that of course is very important. Without using any of the attachments, this one does get very close to the scalp.

The instructions that come with this clipper set are very good. It will require cleaning after use, and the cleaning brush should be used to do that. You also get some Wahl clipper oil, and that should be used about once a month for the best results.

The good news is that the blades are self-sharpening, and this has a power drive motor, that will last a lifetime.

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