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Absolute Rubbish !!!!GRRRRRR.....
These "clippers" should be called hackers!!!! The worst cut ever. It is SO patchy, it took deep chunks out & totally missed the hair at the top of neck/skull base. I bought this from The Shaver Shop after seeing the "false advertising" on t.v.
Hope I can get a refund or store credit...
Purchased in September 2020 at Shaver Shop for $110.00.
A cut above
The VS Crew Cut clippers are extremely well made and of very good quality. The kit comes with the main clipper, a secondary trimmer and accessories including a small tube of lubricant, scissors and a cleaning brush. The main clipper is somewhat innovative being round with no attachments to regulate the trimming length, as is the case with other clippers. The shape is very important and is what makes the product not only unique but incredibly simple to use. It is recommended that your hair be no longer than a No. 4 when using. Then simply run th...e clipper all over your head in all directions. No mirror necessary, just zoom around until you feel you have it all even. The height adjustment is built into the unit, and is a simple matter of twisting the guard to the desired cut length, 1 being shortest and 4 being longest. The clipper is rechargeable, and I have used it about 8 times and am yet to recharge. Charging takes around an hour or so. In fact the unit is so quick and easy to use, I have been using weekly. The trimmer is a little disappointing. Whilst it appears to be of good quality, it runs on AA batteries and is not rechargeable, which is a pain. I do not use every time I use the main unit, and batteries seem to last a reasonable amount of time. The trimmer is to neaten up around the ears, side boards and back, definitely need a mirror for this! The trimmer isn't as powerful as a plug in unit, but it is cordless and it does the job. The AA batteries is why I gave 4 stars and not 5. I am unsure why others have rated this clipper so low, it has been great for me and paid for itself in no time.
Purchased in October 2020 at Shaver Shop Online store for $119.00.
On the upside: provides a decent cut when you use it right. Convenient. Stick to #3-4 and it's all good. Don't shove the guide into your scalp and it's fine.
On the downside: LOOKS like it cuts unevenly on #1-2, but this is just because of my block head. If I had a bowling ball head and looked like Kurtwood Smith it might be a bit more even... but no thanks.
After a couple of years I've had the same issue with switching on, need to keep it plugged in to use at all. Almost certainly a cheap/low capacity/low output battery to blame for thi...s, and will get looked into when I get time. In the meantime I use a 5VDC/2A plugpack to power it and that pushes it along. Edit: I've attached a photo of the battery you'll need if you're looking to replace. It's a solder-tab ICR18500NM, 3.7v 1400mAh cell which should be pretty easy to source.
Purchased in January 2018 at Shaver Shop.
Bought this because of the pandemic. All the barbers I know do not sterilise their scissors and combs and never use disposible aprons or wear masks. They treat life as normal. Frightening! So this device is the answer. Now I do not go to barbers.
Purchased for $119.00.
This has only been used three times
My VS Sassoon has stopped. Won’t charge properly. Red light stays on and when green light comes on, only stays green with red flickering, and then lights go out.only used it three times and doesn’t turn on.
Purchased in September 2018 at Shaver Shop for $119.00.
The Crew Cut
It’s a great product and does what it claims after the user learns how to use it properly- so pleased to have it! Saved me a heap of money. I’d recommended it to anyone who likes a crew cut
Purchased at Westfield.
Patchy and uneven cut
Uneven noticeable cut. Parts are visibly longer and shorter and looks very patchy. This is using the size 2 setting and I have quite a round head, so thought I would get a very even shave. I was wrong. Left my head quite red and only a little bit sore with minimal pressure.
Purchased in June 2020 at Shaver Shop Online store for $119.00.
Good machine with bad batteries
Butteries don't last and they cannot be replaced without major work. The cutter would work fine otherwise. The accessory cutter works good and has got replacement batteries which last for a long time.
Purchased in February 2017 for $120.00.
Sooner or later it will brake apart.The top blade have to slots "Plastic"slots.inner Wire holds the top blade .Sooner or later rather sooner vibrations passed onto wire increases size "dameges"of this slots.Your top blade falls.what a rubbish.
Purchased in March 2019 at Myer for $65.00.
How did this product ever make it to market ?
I received the clippers for Christmas and now hope I can return them. My head looked like I had a fight with a lawnmower and lost ! Luckily I had not thrown out my old clippers and was able to salvage what was left of my hair, these are seriously crap clippers, and after reading other reviews I cant believe they ever made it to the market place.
Purchased in December 2019 at Shaver Shop.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
I’ve had two of these now. I actually don’t mind the cut that it gives, so maybe my head is the right shape. You do have to trim around the ears and base of neck with supplied trimmer, but that’s why they supply it.
Battery lasted 11 months with the first one and the Shaver Shop replaced it no arguments. 2nd one has lasted three and a half years, so it’s out of warranty and not much chance of another replacement. I’ve only charged it about 3-4 times so it’s pretty poor. For 5he price it’s not good value and I wouldn’t recommend it.
Purchased in March 2016 at Shaver Shop for $119.00.
Crap dont buy it or you will be sorry
Dont waste your money the Battery is stuffed in less than 12 months and i havent got the reciept , read the other reviews in regards the battery fault its true , also it did not do a good job when it did work
Purchased in January 2019 for $119.00.
Waste of Money
I've been using a good set of wired Wahl clippers for years now. I saw the Crew Cut advertised and thought I'd give it a try. What a total waste of money. Unless you have an absolutely perfectly round head like a soccer ball they will NOT cut your hair evenly. They can't get into the nape of your neck so hair will always stay thick there. And any bump or slight raise on your skull will get trimmed lower than elsewhere. I've used it twice, both times my partner had to then run over it with the Wahl's to clean it up and try to get it even, but th...e parts where it cuts too low can't be fixed and have to grow out. Do not waste your money on these, you're literally throwing away your hard earned. Buy a good set of Wahl clippers that will last you for life and avoid this thing altogether...
Purchased in November 2019 at Shaver Shop Online store for $119.00.
Chunks and uneven
I have a husband and teenage son who both like short hair. I bought one thinking that it would be well used and worth the $100+ price tag. I was wrong. Im not a hairdresser but it grabbed chunks, was uneven and generally a disaster. Shavershop wouldnt take it back. Biggest waste of money. Gave it to my mother law for father and she couldnt use it either. Wouldnt recommend.
Purchased in December 2018 at Shaver Shop.
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Save your money and buy standard clippers
As someone who was convinced by the TV commercials, I saw this as a good solution to DIY clipping.
Previously I used Wahl wired clippers, and could do my entire head in about 5 mins. My wife would then do the back line. Job done in under 10 mins, perfectly.
With these, I find you have to go over and over to get an even cut. Where they fall short is on the curved parts of your head and around your ears. It doesn't cut curved surfaces well, and if you apply a bit of pressure, it cuts lower, resulting in some low patches. Then, there is aroun...d the ears, which these simply cannot do. You have to do around the ears with the supplied portable trimmer. After one use, I returned them for a store credit and got some wahl cordless clippers. The VS crew cut didn't save time (took 3 x longer than standard clippers), nor did they cut that well compared to conventional clippers. Save yourself the money and buy some decent lithium ion normal clippers. Don't get suckered in, as you'll only be disappointed.
Purchased in October 2019 for $97.00.
BATTERY FAILS TOO EARLY ! But there is a hack.
The battery dies way too soon and when you open it to see how small it is, its no wonder !
Just rip out the battery and twist the DC wires together direct to the motor and plug it into a 12 V DC adapter for a SUPER CHARGED CLIPPER !!
Hardwired this thing shaved my head in seconds flat and with a perfect cut,, question is how long will it survive on TURBO : )
Purchased in January 2018 for $100.00.
Battery has failed on 2 different Sassoons
Battery failed to recharge so I returned the product - luckily I kept the receipt.
Replaced product has failed in the same way after a couple of uses.
Worthless. But this time I didn't keep the receipt.
Purchased in January 2019 at Shaver Shop.
This thing is an absolute shocker.
I'm late to the party, plenty of others have pointed out the very real flaws in this thing. I am surprised Mr Sassoon allowed his name to be put on this piece of junk.
I joined this site specifically so I could put in this review and drive down the average rating. That's how angry I am with it. It was a gift, I don't have the receipt or it would have gone straight back after the very first use. That's all you need - one use - to work out its quality. It's that bad.
There are some 4 and 5 star reviews here that are clearly from people who have...not used this product - you can tell which ones, they read like they were written by the people in the Vidal Sassoon marketing department. I don't know what their motivation is. No one can use this and fail to understand its severe shortcomings. The one and two star reviews are on the money.
Worked for a while
Bought in August 2017. If I take my time it works well - but for the sides and back with the clippers I need assistance. I got 11 haircuts and now it won't work. Green charging lights come on but the cutter won't rotate. Taking it back to where I bought it but I'm sure the disclaimers on the warranty will send me packing. Will write a new review if they fix it free of charge. I can get an excellent buzz cut haircut at the local shopping center for $10 - so I guess I almost broke even but that's not good enough.
Purchased in August 2017 for $119.00.
Questions & Answers
Where do I get replacement parts for the Crew cut circular cutter, I dropped the thing and the clear plastic ring has broken, also the battery is useless, but leave it plugged into the charger to do the job, sorry total waste of good money, But where can I get that ring ?
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