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Offline slickheadsteve

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wahl #0 vs precission 0.5mm
« on: July 10, 2020, 07:15:07 PM »
Hello, I was wondering the difference between a 0.5mm cut from a precision beard trimmer to a #0 from a hair clipper? I am looking to replace an old beard trimmer which actually shaves my head shorter than a #0 from a wahl clipper. I had a philips QT4022/32 beard trimmer which had a 0.5 blade but it shaved a lot closer than my standard wahl clipper set to 0 no guard

What would be the reasoning for this?



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Re: wahl #0 vs precission 0.5mm
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2020, 01:04:00 PM »
A #0 does not actually mean 0.  I know clipper blades also come in #00 and #000, which are closer than 0.  Buy I am not sure to what length those designations mean.
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Re: wahl #0 vs precission 0.5mm
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2020, 07:03:53 AM »
I did a little research and discovered that a #0 blade is 1.5 mm (1/16 inch), and a #000 is 0.5 mm.  From that I assume a #00 is 1 mm.

I also found that you can get the following Andis brand clipper blades, but it appears theas are not standard as other brands are different:


#0000 is 1/100 inch (0.3mm)

#00000 is 1/125 inch (0.2mm)

« Last Edit: July 15, 2020, 07:44:33 AM by slybeard »
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Re: wahl #0 vs precission 0.5mm
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2020, 02:34:44 PM »
Good work Slybeard .  If shortness is most desirable, why not use a regular razor or cartridge.
Using a beard shaver on your head has to be time consuming.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2020, 02:37:23 PM by Magoo »
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Re: wahl #0 vs precission 0.5mm
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2020, 01:08:20 PM »
I have a 0000 blade for my Oster clippers. It trims down to a 2 or 3 day growth. I use it if, for some reason, I haven't shaved for 5 or more days. Perfect for prepping for a razor shave.
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Re: wahl #0 vs precission 0.5mm
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2020, 01:22:40 AM »
Be advised:

The numbering system used on beard trimmers does not correlate to the numbering system used on Barberís clippers a beard trimmer  manufacture simply assigns a number gradient based on whatever spread his trimmer has (e.g. 1 - 5), etc.

 The numbering system on a barbers clipper blades  are actually standardized and relate to the average weekly hair growth so 0 to 1 is 1 week, 1  to 2 is two weeks, etc.

 But there is Apsley no correlation necessarily between a one and a beard trimmer and a one blade on a barberís Osters.    There may be by pure happenstance depending on manufacture but you canít count on it

 



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