Philips Norelco HC7452/41 7100 Review

The Philips Norelco Hair Clipper 7100 looks more like a shaver than a clipper. It feels durable yet lightweight in your hand, and it has a comfortable grip. While it comes with just one attachment, its guard comb has 23 settings. It can also be used with no guard.

Our Verdict

The Philips Norelco Hair Clipper 7100 is a lightweight clipper with multiple settings and washable blades. Its single attachment easily adjusts to 23 lengths.

For

  • A conversion chart for length settings is attached to the clipper’s hard case.

Against

  • Attaching the guard comb is tricky, and its prongs seem like they might break.
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The Philips Norelco Hair Clipper comes with a plastic case for convenient storage.

The Philips Norelco Hair Clipper comes with a plastic case for convenient storage.
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Worldwide voltage adaptation is one advantage of the Philips Norelco Hair Clipper.

Worldwide voltage adaptation is one advantage of the Philips Norelco Hair Clipper.
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The Philips Norelco Hair Clipper features Philips’ DualCut Technology, which means it has low-friction engineering and double-sharpened blades.

The Philips Norelco Hair Clipper features Philips’ DualCut Technology, which means it has low-friction engineering and double-sharpened blades.
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A lithium-ion battery powers the Philips Norelco Hair Clipper, but you can also plug it in to keep using it when the battery needs to recharge.

A lithium-ion battery powers the Philips Norelco Hair Clipper, but you can also plug it in to keep using it when the battery needs to recharge.
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The Philips Norelco Hair Clipper’s lithium-ion battery requires only one hour of charging to give you up to 120 minutes of cutting time.

The Philips Norelco Hair Clipper’s lithium-ion battery requires only one hour of charging to give you up to 120 minutes of cutting time.
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The Philips Norelco Hair Clipper’s guard comb adjusts to 23 cutting length settings. You make your selection by rotating the dial.

The Philips Norelco Hair Clipper’s guard comb adjusts to 23 cutting length settings. You make your selection by rotating the dial.
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You can adjust the Philips Norelco Hair Clipper’s guard comb to cut your hair to between 3/64 inches and 7/8 inches long. Without the comb, the blades cut close at 1/32 inches.

You can adjust the Philips Norelco Hair Clipper’s guard comb to cut your hair to between 3/64 inches and 7/8 inches long. Without the comb, the blades cut close at 1/32 inches.
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The Philips Norelco Hair Clipper has self-sharpening titanium blades that are designed to cut twice as fast as the blades on standard Philips clippers.

The Philips Norelco Hair Clipper has self-sharpening titanium blades that are designed to cut twice as fast as the blades on standard Philips clippers.
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The titanium blades on the Philips Norelco Hair Clipper are maintenance-free and can be washed under running water.

The titanium blades on the Philips Norelco Hair Clipper are maintenance-free and can be washed under running water.
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You can use the Philips Norelco Hair Clipper’s turbo setting when you need a power boost during haircutting.

You can use the Philips Norelco Hair Clipper’s turbo setting when you need a power boost during haircutting.
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You can use the Philips Norelco Hair Clipper on any hair type.

You can use the Philips Norelco Hair Clipper on any hair type.

The Philips Norelco Hair Clipper 7100 looks more like a shaver than a clipper. It feels durable yet lightweight in your hand, and it has a comfortable grip. While it comes with just one attachment, its guard comb has 23 settings. It can also be used with no guard. With a simple turn of its dial, you have length options from 1/32 inch to 7/8 inch, and you don’t have to keep changing guard combs. This makes the Philips Norelco more versatile than any other clipper we tested. It’s also virtually maintenance free. The clipper’s titanium blades are self-sharpening, and they can be rinsed under water for cleaning.

The Philips Norelco operates on rechargeable lithium power. According to Philips, its battery provides up to 120 minutes of operation after only an hour of charging, and it gave us 18 minutes beyond that in our lab. While figuring out the attachment was at first a team effort, switching the setting dial was easy, and we liked having so many settings. After checking it out in our lab, we were eager to test the clipper on our volunteers.

Once we started cutting hair, we had a quick change in our thinking. At 7 1/4 inches, the clipper felt long and awkward in the hands of our stylists – they found it difficult to find a comfortable angle – and it wasn’t easy to maneuver. We had the impression that cutting your own hair with this clipper might be easier than cutting someone else’s. One of our testers agreed. “I always do my own hair,” he told us. “And with this I could just zip right through it.”

On a positive note, this clipper did seem to have plenty of power, with a bonus turbo boost feature.

The Philips Norelco Hair Clipper 7100 comes with a 45-day moneyback guarantee and a two-year limited warranty that extends to three years when you register the product online. Also, Philips’ customer service is excellent, with easy telephone access and a 24/7 chat service that impressed us.

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