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OSTER Classic 76 Hair Clipper
The workhorse of the beauty and barber industry, delivering tremendous power, performance, and reliability. Simply the best heavy-duty clipper a stylist can use!
Operates quiet and cool - runs 30° cooler than most clippers
Patented Universal Motor moves the blades against the combs with more precision and power, enabling you to cut the hair cleanly and efficiently
Detachable Cryogen-x blade system allows you to quickly change the blades as they clip
Performs through thick, thin, coarse, wet, damp, or dry hair
Includes Size 000 and Size 1 blades, blade guard, clipper grease, blade oil, and cleaning brush
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181 of 189 found the following review helpful:
GREAT Clippers !Dec 17, 2005
By Super Dave
After several years of giving myself "buzz-cuts" I decided to go for a quality set of clippers. I had been using one of those kits which included all of the plastic guards etc. which fell in the $30 price range at Target. There is NO comparison. The Oster Classic 76 is the "Cadillac" of clippers. From the moment you turn them on, you can tell by the smoothness and power of the motor that you have stepped up to top quality clippers. They come with a  blade and a  blade. I purchased a  which is great for real close shaves or fades. I'm confident these will last for years since I'm using them at home and not in a shop. I would definitely buy this brand again !
103 of 113 found the following review helpful:
Tired of cheap clippers? - this is what you need.Nov 25, 2007
By J. Snavely
A professional grade clipper to last a lifetime.
If you're ready to step up from the cheap disposables most people try to get by with, the Classic 76 is worth considering. All of the parts are serviceable and replaceable meaning it will be around for a long time.
That said... these are huge clippers - and whether you can adjust to that or not, the size is still less than ideal. There are other models, from Oster and others, in this same price range that might be more appropriate for the average person.
101 of 115 found the following review helpful:
Cosmetologist approves!Dec 31, 2007
As a fifteen year vet of the industry, I suppose I have the chops to weigh this pretty decent.
Heavy- duty clipper...with proper care, this thing will outlast that car in your driveway...no kidding.
Mows through the thickest, toughest hair effortlessly.
Clipper blades are interchangeable...meaning...if you invest in the metal blades in different sizes, your cuts will be much more polished, fades look immaculate. If you can't do the metal blades, then there are plastic options. Keep in mind they won't cut nearly as clean, but nice for beginners.
Heavy duty is great if you have the hand size and the wrist power to use it ALL DAY. I am a woman with small hands and I can't get my fingers all the way around it...thus it can be cumbersome after a while.
The noise...imagine an electric hedge trimmer....seriously. I still get remarks about it at work!
For beginning stylists...beware...it can get away from you fast. Peel and half peel are what it does best...it takes MUCH practice to fine tune your results.
Overall it is a solid piece of professional equipment. A true standard prized by barbers and stylists alike. Enjoy!
66 of 79 found the following review helpful:
GREAT quality, powerful clipperJul 10, 2007
By Jonathan K. Perkins
I have thick hair, and have been cutting it myself, with store-bought clippers, for years. During a recent use, my clipper choked on the thick hair, and I decided to get a professional clipper, so I bought the Oster Classic 76.
What a difference! As you might expect based on the price, the Oster is in a class above when compared to the clipper kits you buy at the local Rite-Aid or WalMart. It's a quality appliance and seems to be well worth the extra expense for regular clipper users.
So, why 4 stars instead of 5? Two reasons. One, it doesn't come with the numbered plastic combs--you have to purchase them separately. Second, it's on the heavy side and it's a bit cumbersome to use compared to the lighter, cheaper models. I suppose that's the price you pay for quality.
29 of 34 found the following review helpful:
Great ClipperApr 23, 2007
By Electric Z
This clipper is everything that it promises to be and more. I have been using them now about 4 months. Normally my wife is the hair cutter. Her grip isn't as big as mine and has no problem with the weight or holding on to it. It is powerful and cuts clean. It comes with two different blades and they are really easy to interchange.
At the same time I purchase the Oster comb attachments for different styles and lengths. They work like a well matched piece of equiment and recommend those over the generic brand. They are a little more but its your hair and its worth it.
You can even cut your own hair with the tried and trued Classic 76 if no one around to cut it for you. Its really pretty easy. Just make sure you use the attachment combs. It is almost fool proof system (see next paragraph, if the shoe fits I wear it sometimes).
The one thing to watch for, as in my case, if cutting your own hair, after just finishing cutting my hair myself, my wife walks in and of course notices a mohawk line of hair right down the middle of the back of my head I missed. Thank goodness for wives!
Highly recommend. Spend the money! These clippers will last you a life time and pay you back over and over.
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