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WAHL Professional 5 Star Mentor Detachable Blade Clipper
The 5 Star Mentor Detachable Blade Clipper is a must-have tool for the busy barber!
This clipper comes with a 4 detachable blade system (000, 0A, 1, 1A) that allows for seamless fading.
This heavy-duty 2-speed motor clipper (3000 RPM-3700 RPM) is equipped with a brushless motor for maximum power and extended motor life.
The constant speed of the brushless motor allows you to cut through any thickness of hair.
The 5 Star Mentor is ideal for bulk hair removal, clipper over comb work, and precision fading.
You will never look at another detachable blade clipper the same after picking up this precision tool!
Among the best detachable-blade, rotary motor clippers
Posted by Unknown on May 1st 2020
Many favor the legendary Oster Classic 76 & Model 10. Barbers & stylists still enjoy using Andis detachable-blade clippers. Over the past few years I've developed a preference for Wahl's alternatives, namely the 5-Star Rapid Fire &, recently, 5-Star Mentor. The Mentor is quieter (in fact, the quietest clipper I've used, about as quiet as a good trimmer, perhaps) but has 2 motor speeds (minor con) rather than high variability. Maintenance for both clippers is low, as long as they are handled with care. The Mentor's maintenance requirements seem non-existent so far. The clipper has the longest cord I've seen yet; it can be a nuisance depending on one's situation. But too long is better than too short. The clipper cuts cleanly & quickly on the first setting; I have not yet used the second (it would be great for removing long &/or thick hair). 4 detachable blades are included, all very useful for fading. The blades must be adjusted, unfortunately, but that wasn't too frustrating. Get a balding blade with ceramic cutter & this becomes the ultimate buzz cut machine. For universal use, get blades #2 & up, preferably with ceramic cutters. Guide combs I've tested don't fit on any of the included blades. The Mentor stays cool but the blade combs get hot within a few minutes of cutting. The included blade brush is great. No blade guard, unfortunately. Lightweight clipper. Made in Hungary. Oil your blades & detach/attach them properly. On this clipper, similar to the Rapid Fire, press the button, pull down the blades, release the button & slide the blades off of the tongue. To attach, slide the tongue under the bar, turn on the clipper & snap the blades on. Great product from Wahl, many are missing out. Although, cordless clippers are the most sought after lately (I don't mind old-school).