Wahl Professional Peanut Clipper/Trimmer #8655-200, Black Review:
The Wahl Professional Peanut Clipper/Trimmer is a pro grade trimmer designed to live up to the exacting standards of the best professional barbers out there. While it’s not explicitly intended for the home user, those who feel comfortable using professional grade products like the Wahl Peanut choose to do so for exactly the same reasons the pros do: the good-looking end result and high-grade performance level.
While some may whine about a clipper feeling flimsy, there is nothing wrong with a compact beard trimmer, which is pretty much how the Peanut comes by its name—it’s compact, like a peanut. Contrary to popular belief, compact does not equal flimsy. The Peanut is well-known for its robust, full-size power. And the fact that it’s smaller is part of why professionals dig it—if you’re shaving people all day, you don’t want to wear yourself out, because your customer’s looks are at stake.
The Peanut comes with four attachment combs: 1/8-inch, 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch. These guides help you achieve that ideal yet hard-to-attain groomed beard look that many a bearded man longs for.
The Wahl Peanut is a classic, corded trimmer. Though not ideal for travel, it does bring something to the table with its long, 7-foot cord that is chemical resistant, once again, a nod to professionals who require their equipment to be top-notch.
With the Wahl Professional Peanut Clipper/Trimmer, not only do you get the standard set of instructions for the product, you also get a cleaning brush, oil and a red guard blade to keep your trimmer nice and maintained when not in use.
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The Peanut can only be sold and used in the United States, so those who live outside the US are going to have to look for an alternative.
It’s corded, which may hamper some people while traveling; however, this isn’t a big deal for home use, though.