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Wahl Haircut and Beard Clipper 9639-700 review

The Wahl Haircut and Beard Clipper provides versatility with its numerous attachments, but its short battery life when used cordless could be a deal-breaker for some.

Wahl Haircut and Beard Clipper 9639-700 review
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Our Verdict

The Wahl Haircut and Beard Clipper 9639-700 provides versatility with its numerous attachments, but its short battery life when used cordless could be a deal-breaker for some.

For

  • Five-year warranty

Against

  • No hair trimmer or blending attachments

The Wahl Haircut and Beard Clipper 9639-700 offers many attractive features, including cordless capabilities, guide combs, high-carbon steel cutting blades, and a five-year warranty. Made by one of the best hair clippers brands in the world, the clippers for your hair and beard also provide numerous additional tools to make cutting your own hair at home less messy and difficult. 

However, there are a few drawbacks to Wahl's clippers, as we'll explore below. The clippers retail for $55, and are on sale for less. They have been discontinued since their initial release, which makes them hard to track down. If that's the case, read our Wahl Elite Pro High Performance review instead for a similar style of hair clippers.

Wahl Haircut and Beard Clipper: Design

The Wahl Haircut and Beard Clipper 9639-700 are primarily designed for cutting your beard and hair. So if you've decided that you want to shave your head entirely instead, take a look at our guide to the best electric head shavers.

There are several accessories included with this Wahl clipper, including guide combs, so that you can achieve the length of cut you want, as well as left ear and right ear taper attachments. There's also a cleaning brush to help you maintain the clippers, and blade oil to ensure they perform well in the longterm. 

The Wahl Haircut and Beard Clipper 9639-700 also comes with scissors, a styling comb, a beard and mustache comb, and a barber comb. However, there are no blending attachments. It's designed for use on dry hair primarily, so take a look at our Oster Fast Feed Hair Clipper review if you want clippers that work just as well on wet as dry hair.

A hair trimmer or nose and ear detailer would also be a beneficial tool to include with this haircut kit, as it would enable you to give even more precision and accurate haircuts. So it's a shame these aren't included. 

Wahl Haircut and Beard Clipper 9639-700 review

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Wahl Haircut and Beard Clipper: Performance

The Wahl Haircut and Beard Clipper 9639-700 are effective are cutting short to medium long hair, plus all lengths of facial hair. We found that they performed much better on dry hair, and were especially good at removing the more fluffy hair found on the back of the neck.

They aren't as precise as other face and hair clippers when it comes to beard cutting precision, but they are more than functional and are simple to use too. This makes them suitable for those who are new to cutting their hair and shaping their beard.

In terms of power, the Wahl Haircut and Beard Clipper 9639-700 can run with or without a power cord. When cordless, they can be recharged so that you don’t have to continually insert new batteries. The device will run up to 40 minutes on a single battery charge, which isn't that long really. 

Many similar products with rechargeable capabilities, like the Wahl Lithium Ion Pro Combo, will run up to 100 minutes on a single charge.

These Wahl hair clippers feature a five-year warranty. This is the longest amount of time we saw included on this type of device. Many similar products are only covered for one to two years. For a similarly durable hair clippers kit, take a look at our Remington Virtually Indestructible HC5855 Hair Clippers review. These are very durable clippers made by a company behind some of the world's best hair dryers

Should I buy the Wahl Haircut and Beard Clipper 9639-700?

The Wahl Haircut and Beard Clipper 9639-700 provides flexibility with both cordless and corded options, various attachments and a long warranty. However, we would have preferred a longer cordless battery performance. The beard and hair cutting performance is