The Oster Fast Feed hair clipper offers a great blend of power, usability and value. It's light and maneuverable enough to cut your own hair at home, but still powerful enough to mow through thick hair, but not so powerful that it'll get away from you. The Fast Feed's pivot motor operates quietly, and its adjustable blades and four comb guards can handle short- to medium-length hair.
Versatile and powerful. The Oster Fast Feed's pivot motor can mow through any type of hair, including thick hair, without a problem. Most users say it's speedy, quiet and easy to handle, especially for doing fades: "Very quiet and cuts precisely. Also very cool after long use," writes one Amazon.com user.
The Fast Feed's adjustable blade and four included combs can handle short- to medium-length hair, although some users say the guards are loose. That's easily fixed by purchasing a set of Oster's universal guards (Est. $25 for 10), which also gives you the option of working with longer hair.
Just one tiny flaw. The Oster Fast Feed's blades adjust from 1/50 inch to 3/32 inch, and it comes with four comb guards ranging from 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch. We found some complaints that the Oster Fast Feed's blade-adjust lever is made of flimsy plastic and can break, but otherwise users say this clipper feels sturdy in their hands -- and Oster's reputation for durability is unparalleled. Considering the amount of power it produces, the Oster Fast Feed is light, easy to maneuver and requires very little maintenance beyond periodically oiling the blades.
The Oster Fast Feed gets a 4.3-star average rating out of 5 possible on Amazon.com after more than 690 user reviews. Some negative comments deal with the company rather than the clipper. A few wish there were more included attachments or a carrying case.
Review: Oster Professional 76023-510 Fast Feed Clipper with Adjustable Blade, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2014
Contributors and administrators in this forum are usually barbers, barbering students or experienced at cutting their own hair. An administrator recommends several models including the Oster Fast Feed, and is heartily seconded by several users.
Review: Hair Clippers for Men, Any Good Ones?, Contributors to MensHairForum.com, As of May 2014
Only two clippers -- the Oster Fast Feed and the Oster 76 -- are reviewed on Buzz-Cut.net. The author is anonymous, however; his reviews are clearly based on hands-on testing, so we feel his comments are worth taking into account.
Review: Review: Oster Fast Feed Clippers, Editors of Buzz-Cut.net, Not Dated
The Oster Fast Feed receives a few cursory reviews at SallyBeauty.com and a 4-star overall rating out of 5 possible. The negative reviews are usually very vague, while the positive reviews are much more detailed (and helpful).
Review: Oster Fast-Feed Clipper, Contributors to SallyBeauty.com, As of May 2014