If you’re looking for the perfect set of clippers for fades, then you’ve come to the right place. Whether its a low fade buzz cut with line up, buzz cut with quick fade or a low taper fade with textured top, we’ve got your back. There are many factors to consider including the blades, the motor, the battery life and charge time, and corded vs cordless use. For those that use it occasionally for fades or daily for trimming, you need clippers that are high quality with precision blades that can achieve the close-to-skin finish with the most comfort. And whilst there are literally a hundred different choices, we have done the hard work for you and put it down to a top 6 list below. Our top 2 choices are the Wahl’s Professional 5-Star Cord Cordless Magic Clip and the BaBylissPRO BlackFX Metal Collection, however, the other ones on the list are excellent too in terms of blade design, motor quality, and ease of use.
Best Clippers For Fades
- Top Choice Overall – Wahl’s Professional 5-Star Cord Cordless Magic Clip
- Equal Top Choice – BaBylissPRO BLACKFX Metal Collection
- Best Value Option – Andis 01557 Professional Master
- Best Durable Option – Oster Professional
- Best For Bulk Hair Removal – Wahl Professional 5-Star Series Cordless Senior Clipper
- Best Budget Option – OSTER Fast Feed Adjustable Pivot Motor Clipper
1. Wahl’s Professional 5-Star Cord Cordless Magic Clip (Our choice)
Verdict: Our pick of the clippers is this beautifully designed Cordless clipper set from Wahl’s. Incredibly popular among barber shops and salons, this set does not disappoint with its precision blades created for that smooth finish. This is exactly what you’re looking for in a clipper set for fades.
- Strong brand and professional precision. Wahl’s is a top quality, well known brand.
- Stylish and versatile. Adjustable blades with the ability to seamlessly blend when hard or soft line fading, and a durable housing that is designed to withstand all the regular wear and tear.
- Accessories included. Comes with all accessories required for professional barber use; the clipper, 8 attachment comb cutting guides (1/8”, 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8”, 3/4”, 7/8”, and 1”), recharging transformer, cleaning brush, clipper blade oil, red blade guard and operating instructions
2. BaBylissPRO BLACKFX Metal Collection (Our choice)
Verdict: Price is a premium, but there’s a reason for that, with the quality of the BaBylissPRO clipper a design masterpiece; with its motor designed by Ferrari. Yes you heard correctly! Especially affective for thick hair texture, this clipper has the power, speed and precision; as well as durability and quality for something that will last a long time. Excellent choice for those who don’t mind paying a premium.
- Strong brand and professional precision. Specifically designed for professional barbers, you can see this through the premium materials and quality craftsmanship in its design.
- Motor designed by Ferrari. Yes – you heard that correctly! This clippers motors were designed by none other than Ferrari, where premium and quality go hand in hand.
- Clipper has the potential to cut through all kinds of hair – wet, dry, curly, coarse, thick, or thin.
3. Andis 01557 Professional Master (Best Value Option)
Verdict: An excellent choice with the Andis Professional Master not disappointing those looking for an excellent option from another leading brand. This clipper is perfect for all-around cutting, fading and tapering with quality and durability to match. An excellent choice.
- Perfect for all-around cutting and tapering
- Powerful, magnetic motor generates 14,000 cutting strokes per minute.
- Unbreakable, lightweight aluminum housing for years of dependable styling
- Blade is adjustable from fine to coarse size 000 to size 1 and can be 0 gapped
4. Oster Professional (Best Durable Option)
Verdict: The pick of the clippers available from Oster, this Oster Professional clipper delivers on everything you want in a clipper set. Designed specifically for professional barbers, this has the durability and quality as well as an ergonomic design for the perfect grip.
- Designed with a powerful, single speed universal motor for heavy-duty use, making them the ideal professional clippers for barbers.
- Ultra-durable, top-quality housing with ergonomic design perfect for all-day cutting.
- Ergonomic design with textured housing provides easy grip
- Barber set Includes: Blade Guard, Lubricating Oil & Cleaning Brush, Blade Grease
5. Wahl Professional 5-Star Series Cordless Senior Clipper (Best For Bulk Hair Removal)
Verdict: Another excellent product from the reputed Wahl brand, this cordless clipper is the ideal clipper for over comb work and bulk hair removal. Specifically designed for creating seamless blends when hard or soft line fading; this clipper set delivers in everything you’re looking for in design and quality.
- Strong brand and professional precision. Specifically designed for creating seamless blends when hard or soft line fading and bulk hair removal, all with the freedom of a cordless clipper. Wahl’s is a top quality, well known brand.
- Stylish and versatile. It’s the ideal clipper for over comb work and for bulk hair removal. These features are housed in a high impact, durable metal case.
- Accessories included. Comes with all accessories required for use. Package includes 6 cutting guides, recharging transformer, styling comb, oil, cleaning brush, operating instruction, and red blade guard, all of which guarantee professional quality.
6. OSTER Fast Feed Adjustable Pivot Motor Clipper (Best Budget Option)
Verdict: Best budget option for those looking for a clipper set that gets the job done. A nice design with quality to match, without the premium features that comes with the premium price of others. A good option for those looking at something slightly cheaper.
- Powerful, Whisper Quiet Pivot Motor,Steel Blade Adjusts Between Size 000 and 1.
- Cuts Through All Types of Hair (Wet or Dry).
- Ergonomic Design For All Day Cutting,Textured Housing Provides Easy Grip.
• 4 Guide Combs: Blending, 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 8 Ft Power Cord
- Includes Blade Guard, Lubricating Oil & Cleaning Brush
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