The Wahl Chrome Pro Deluxe gets high ratings from experts and users alike, who say that it offers enough versatility to produce professional-looking haircuts at home. The motor isn't as powerful as the one found in professional-grade hair clippers, such as the Oster Classic 76 (*Est. $140), but is still powerful enough to handle the needs of a typical family. The Chrome Pro Deluxe comes with several attachments and accessories, including 12 guide combs in various sizes, scissors, a cape, a battery-powered trimmer for cleaning up hair lines and sideburns, and multiple combs and brushes.
Most users appreciate the variety, although many insist that they use only two or three of the attachments. On the other hand, several point out that the cape is too flimsy to be of any use -- a garbage bag works better, according to one user. The Chrome Pro Deluxe has an adjustable blade that pivots up or down for tapering and fading work. The high-carbon steel blades are self-sharpening and never need to be replaced, according to manufacturers. Users report that the hair clipper is easy to use, but some say that it's on the heavy side and may be too large for those with small hands or poor dexterity. If you prefer a compact hair clipper for cutting your own hair, reviewers recommend the Philips Norelco Headgroom Do-It-Yourself Hair Clipper (*Est. $40).
We turned to user reviews at Amazon.com and Walmart.com, where comments abound for the Wahl Chrome Pro Deluxe. Users at both sites echo the findings of experts at Galt-Tech.com and HairClippersProfessional.net.
More than 300 user reviewers at Amazon.com give the Wahl Chrome Pro Deluxe an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars. Owners say that it's easy to use, even when cutting your own hair, and like that it comes with a large assortment of accessories and attachments. Some say it's particularly loud.
Review: Wahl 79524-1001 Deluxe Chrome Pro with Multi-Cut Clipper & Trimmer, 27 Pieces, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Jan. 2012
Users posting at Walmart.com rate the Wahl Chrome Pro Deluxe hair clipper highly, giving it a high overall score of 4.5 out of 5 after more than 150 reviews. Several say that it's a great value that is easy to use. Most agree it has a powerful motor, but some say it is on the heavy side and can be difficult to hold for those with small hands. A few point out that the included cape is very thin and flimsy.
Review: Wahl Deluxe Chrome Pro Clipper and Compact Trimmer Kit, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of Jan. 2012
Editors of GaltTech.com recommend the Wahl Chrome Pro Deluxe haircutting kit for at-home users. It contains everything one needs and has high-quality high-carbon steel blades. It doesn't appear to have been tested by the site, however.
Review: Hair Clipper Reviews and Buying Guide, Editors of GaltTech.com