Philips Headgroom do-it-yourself hair clipper QC5570/13 Stainless steel blades 13 length settings 60 mins' cordless use/1 hr charge Precision buzz comb is rated
4.1 out of
Rated 3 out of
Good, but a design fault and ongoing comb problemsI’ve been using the QC5570 for over a month now.
I like the quality of Philips products. I’ve been using their wet/dry shavers for many years – other than a brief flirtation with another make, which shaved well – but the battery died suddenly not long after the warranty expired. I’m back with Philips shavers again.
I have two issues with the QC5570:
Firstly, I used a QC5170 for more than 6 years. This is a great little trimmer, that I would still be using if it wasn’t for the comb problem. The plastic combs are somewhat fragile. When mine needed to be changed, I discovered that Philips had made them obsolete. Contacting both Philips & their official spare part partner wasn’t particularly helpful. Not prepared to pay a King’s ransom on eBay for a comb (the only place I can now locate them), I struggled on with the broken comb. When my comb became more araldite than original plastic, I knew that it was time for a reluctant change.
Having researched options, & wanting to stick with cordless, I settled on the QC5570. A search of both the Philips and Partmaster websites show that original combs for this model are also “no longer available”. I’ve taken the precaution of purchasing 2 spares from a third-party supplier before buying the trimmer. I also think that the trimmer’s RRP is a bit steep, & was able to secure one at half-price, which seems a more reasonable price.
The second issue is a design fault. At first glance, the trim-length adjustment seemed better on the QC5570 than the QC5170. My opinion reversed after a couple of uses. To achieve an even hair trim, you have to apply a certain amount of pressure (never an issue with the QC5170). The problem with the QC5570 is that if you press too hard, the setting can “slip”. i.e. When you are trimming at 7mm, it’s a good idea to keep checking the setting, as you suddenly find that it’s moved to 5mm.
Overall, I like using the Philips cordless hair-trimmers. I just wish that support (particularly after-sales) was better.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 4 out of
Very handy and easy to useThis is my 3rd version of these clippers. My previous 2 items were the older model. For me I have it on the lowest setting and the fact it's rechargeable means I can cut my hair over the bath making it easy to clean up.
The rotating head does what it says and does make it much easier to cut your hair yourself.
One charge lasts quite a few cuts for me. This is the first time I've used this newer model, the battery on the older model didn't keep it's full charge for much longer than a year so I'm hoping this one is better. It has a green light for when it's charged which is already a big improvement.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 2 out of
So soSadly my original 180' hair trimmer wore out and I set out to replace it. As usual and to quote the old adage..."if it ain't broke why fix it?"...you guessed it, Philips had to mess the latest 180'model up. It was utterly useless, cheap plastic and did not cut well...in short, not fit for purpose so I returned it to the shop and got a refund.
I have since purchased a Philips series 5,000 hair trimmer in the hopes that it would be better...it is just about, not a patch on the original 180' and a struggle-due to abysmal design-to even cut a decent number 1 haircut and hardly worth raving over!
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 4 out of
Great But Let Down By Poor Comb AttachmentBought this last year and used it frequently since.Edging, especially around the ears, is difficult if using on your own but overall I'm very pleased with results.The only thing that you must be wary of is that the small precision comb is either of poor quality or design ; mine no longer stays fixed in the clipper unit and falls out. I'm getting a free replacement of the comb which is due in two weeks time.All the reviews about this comb are pretty bad.Otherwise I would give the clipper a 5 star rating.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 3 out of
Great product, weak attachmentsThe clipper itself is easy to use and very good, I never twist the head but my friend swears that with his it makes it easier.
Prepare to be regularly buying new replacement clipper attachments, regularly break through normal use, left a bald spot once and from the multitude of reviews on this replacement attachment in the online store, a common occurrence due to the 'bad' design. Attachments only warrantied tfor 6months - it's like this is a known issue and Philip's easy workaround
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 4 out of
Good product, room for improvementBought this product in August last year. Initially was very impressed with design and ease of use but I'm afraid to report that after using the product about 10 times it's the same gripe as most of the other reviews. Small precision comb has worn or snapped on the connecting ribbon rendering it loose and impossible to use. Cannot get a replacement as shop is continually out of stock, so had to go elsewhere and ended up paying over the odds. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of
Does exactly as described!Despite reservations about how light it felt compared to the previous model, they soon went after the first use. No problems with cutting through my hair, very smooth and consistent and able to use on my beard at the lowest setting too.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 1 out of
Poor designAbysmal product poorly designed and useless cutting settings. Swiftly returned product and purchased superior competitors product. Sadly, Philips quality has nose dived over the years.
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