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Old 09-10-2009, 11:57 AM
 
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Are the measurements ( 1/8/ 1/4/ 1/2, 3/4, etc ) printed on the attachemnts to the clipper the length of hair that gets cut off or the length of hair remaining?
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:52 PM
 
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Length of hair remaining. Put the 1/2 inch clipper against the head of a girl with 20 inches of hair, and you will have 1/2 inch of hair left on her head. 19.5 inches on the floor.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:43 PM
 
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Question about in-home haircuts
Include RoboCut in your research.
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I think a good professional grade Wahl hair clipper ($50-75) is a great investment...DW has been doing my hair (which I like to keep fairly short) for a couple years now. That's around $40 a month...close to $500 a year...in very easy savings, and I like no longer having to waste a couple hours every month driving to the barber, waiting in the queue, getting the haircut, then driving back.
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:04 AM
 
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Are the measurements ( 1/8/ 1/4/ 1/2, 3/4, etc ) printed on the attachemnts to the clipper the length of hair that gets cut off or the length of hair remaining?
I have a Wahl Hair cutter and I just measured the hair cutter attachment legnth and the measurement matched the clipper attachment length. So for mine they measure the legnth of hair remaining.
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:18 AM
 
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You're making this too complicated Cos....

If you use a 1/4" blade pressed against the scalp on 18" hair, what do you think will happen?
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:08 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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You're making this too complicated Cos....

If you use a 1/4" blade pressed against the scalp on 18" hair, what do you think will happen?

A jammed cutting blade and a tangled mess
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:50 AM
 
Location: NJ
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My clippers have whole numbers 1,2,3 etc, not fractions. Don't know why???? I cut my own hair, I am light on the top and keep it short. Since I was unemployed, good way to save some money and cut it the way I like.
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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As with anything new practice makes perfect so it is with home hair cuts.

My wife has cut my hair , and all 4 of our boys when still at home, for more than 40 years so she is well practiced. Some of the early hair cuts were a bit strange but nothing radical.

The amount of money saved with our home barbering I'm sure runs into the the thousands of $$ over 40 years so we figured that few strange hair cuts early on were worth it.
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:14 PM
 
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don't forget the Flowbee

YouTube - Flowbee Haircut
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