The American brand Wahl is well known for electric shavers and trimmers. They are the first brand that commercially manufactured electric hair trimmer. And still, they are producing electric trimmer and shaver with full of reputation. They have lots of models in the electric shaver line and the Wahl 5 star shaver is their professional creation. Wahl promised to provide professional facial hair shaving with super comfort by their Wahl 5 star shaver. They declared the shaver will deliver the closest and smoothest result in every shave. Is their claim reliable? Let’s know everything about the Wahl 5 star shaver if it fulfills the manufacturer’s assertion.
- PROFESSIONAL USE – This Wahl 5 star shaver/shaper is designed for professional use and this product will provide the sharp performance that experts want.
- STYLISH AND WORKING – This strong and powerful shaving machine offers an appealing aesthetic in addition to fast class precision.
- RECHARGEABLE BATTERY – This machine is powered by rechargeable NI-CAD battery and this battery will provide 60 minutes of running time per charge. The motor will run at full speed for up to discharge the battery.
- HYPOALLERGENIC GOLD FOIL – The hypoallergenic gold foil will prevent your skin from razor burns, redness, skin irritation or ingrown hairs.
What’s in the Box?
After unboxing the package of Wahl 5 star shaver, you will find-
- The Wahl 5 star shaver and shaper itself
- Foil guard
- Charging plug
- A little cleaning brush
- User manual
The Wahl professional 5 star rechargeable shaver/shaper is a dark brown color and made with plastic.
The manufacturer provided this machine rectangular shape.
This shaver is engineered with very lightweight only- 8 ounces, and the product dimensions are – 3 x 6.5 x 10 inches.
The ON/OFF button is situated in the middle and it is large and black color.
The foil is yellow color and it is situated in the top of the shaver head. This shaver promises for a super close shave.
The foil is hypoallergenic which will reduce discomfort, redness, and irritation.
The foil head has a slender design in another direction to shape hair.
So, you can use it as a shaper also.
This shaving machine is for beard, neck, and head hair.
This Wahl 5 star shaver and shaper is powered by rechargeable NI-CAD (Nickel Cadmium) battery.
This battery will deliver 60 minutes of running time per hour of charge.
#NI-CAD battery advantages
- This battery can tolerate deep discharge over a long time.
- It has more charge/recharge Cycles than the other rechargeable last longer battery.
- It has a superior energy density, lighter and thicker than lead-acid batteries.
- NI-CAD battery is more preferable because of its size and weight.
NI-CAD battery is highly TOXIC and Nickel, Cadmium is costly metals.
You can use this shaver corded or cordless.
To get the best performance, charge the shaver for 9.5 hours before 1st use.
There is an LED battery indicator that will provide you notification about the battery condition.
In the ‘’off’’ position of the shaver, the recharging indicator light will flash when you connect the shaver with an AC power supply.
It will take a minute for the LED indicator to flash if the battery if discharge.
Don’t charge the shaver over. Charge it as often desired.
Periodic recharging of the shaver will prolong the battery life rather than continuous recharging.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Proper cleaning and maintenance will provide maximum comfort and razor bump-free shaving. It is so much important to clean the foil and cutter bar assembly. Because the debris might affect on performance.
#The cleaning system of the flex foil head
- There is a round button which is situated on the right side of the shaver. Now, you have to press the button to remove the flex foil head from the top of the shaver.
- Lift the head off from the shaver. Cleaning the flex foil head is so easy. Just hold the head under the running sink and tap it gently.
- Replace the head before use.
Always handle the head with care, because the Flex Foil Head is micro-thin with precise and raised inner cutting edges.
#The cleaning system of the cutter bar assembly
- 1st remove the Flex Foil head from the top of the shaver, after removing this part you can see the cutter bar assembly.
- For removing the loose hair and debris, you have to gently brush the cutter bar assembly and the surrounding area through the pre-shave brush.
- To remove the cutter bar assembly, you have to press down on it lightly and turn the assembly 90 degrees.
- Now run this part under hot lukewarm water.
- To dry the cutter bar assembly, use a paper, towel or tissue.
- After fully dry, replace them in their place.
You have to replace the foil which is situated in the shaver head after a while, but the foil generally outlasts the manufacturer’s warranty.
After replacing the foil, the Wahl 5 star shaver and shaper will provide you the same performance as before.
Fortunately, the replacement part is not so costly and it is affordable to maintain for casual users and professionals.
This Wahl professional 5 star shaver and shaper comes with 1-year warranty/Guarantee.
If this machine fails to operate satisfactorily within 1 year from the date of purchase, Wahl will repair or replace your product without any charge.
NOTE – this warranty may not apply in all cases. It will depend on some factors like – where the product was purchased or who you purchased the product from, use of the product. So, buy the product from direct retailer of Wahl on Amazon.
Wahl Brand continuously offers wonderful products but I had to provide this shaver/shaper a run for money to find out, why it is worth for the cost –
- This shaver is surprisingly lightweight (only 8 ounces). For that, it can easily maneuver around the ears and necklines.
- You can use this shaver cordless or corded.
- It comes with rechargeable battery.
- The hypoallergenic foil coating will help to reduce skin irritation while cutting.
- The ergonomic design of this shaver provide you highly shave, whether the user trying to accomplish precision.
I think you will have also somewhat picky about this shaver/shaper like me.
Here I will talk about those things and Wahl should work on before submitting a new 5- star shaver.
- This product is more expensive if you compare it with similar capabilities.
- The battery is although impressive but still it needs some improvements (particularly for the professional users who use all day).
- The power cord is not so long, so it will be better if you use it cordless.
- It is so noisy.
This professional Wahl 5 star shaver and shaper is from the earlier decade.
And that time, shaving was less of an art form.
Whatever it should not be right to judge a book by its cover.
Vintage aesthetic is one of the high-tech technology in the market and the Wahl 5 star shaver is engineered with this element.
To minimize the risk of electric shock
- Don’t use this machine under the shower.
- Keep the machine always dry.
- Never charge the machine with a damaged power supply.
Quick Tips for Wahl 5 Star Shaver
- 1/32’’ – the foil is engineered for close and super cutting which cuts hair 1/32’’ or shorter.
- Light touch – never press hard the Wahl 5 star shaver against the skin. It needs to glide over the skin. Hard pressing can be the cause of skin problems or damage to the foil.
- Protect – you have to replace the foil guard to protect the dual foil head when the shaver/shaper is not in use.
- Charge – when you will charge the shaver from the fast time, charge it 9.5 hours.
- Face shaving – if you have come from another shaver Brand or using a foil shaver for the first time, it will take 2/3 weeks or less adjustment period.
The manufacturer suggested that you keep your skin completely dry before shaving.
But if your beard is very long, 1st trim your beard. Then use the shaver to get a close and clean shave.
If you compare the Wahl 5 star shaver with other similar product, this machine will provide you a superior shave/shape after every use.
The result will be faster and more proper as well than the comparable other products in the market.
But if you want more features and more precise shave, you should try the latest premium shavers from the different brands like the Braun Series 9, Panasonic Arc 5 etc.
I feel a minimal irritation when I cut/shape my beard, particularly when I shave in my difficult areas.
So, I can personally recommend this shaver while you are looking for a budget-friendly and comfortable shaver.