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Philips Norelco QC5170

Philips Norelco QC5170
alaScore 77

184 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 reviews of Philips Norelco QC5170. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Hair Removal for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Hair Removal the Philips Norelco QC5170 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

Philips QC5170 DIY Hair Clippers - Pocket-lint


Philips believe they has solved the age old problem of shaving your own hair with the creation the DIY hair clippers. The trick, it says, is that the head

Rotating head, cordless

Grading system isn't the barber shop standard

The Philips DIY hairclippers do work, just be careful if you invest, in understanding the Philips grading system first before you delve right in like we did. Why Philips didn't stick with the conventional grading system is beyond us, and the clippers...

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: salam (

not bad at all


I have tried a few hair clippers, this one is excellent, and the rotating head really is a big advantage, the powerful motor, not bad at all for the money that was paid for.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: MKIRamblingsUnlimited (

Pleasantly Surprised


I ordered on-line for self pick-up and was notified to pick up well within the period promised. The clipper was very easy to use and meets my needs. For the first time I used the larger comb for a shorter cut all round and found it easy to handle. Once...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

excellant !


Really glad I went for this product. Iv quite thick hair and don't go for an extreme cut so I use the long comb on the shortest setting. You also get the short comb for a closer cut. Though it's very easy and comfortable to use and the trimmer for...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: theuerkorn (

Norelco QC5170: Time and cost saver with style.


Hair trimmers have been around and while my first Wahl served me well for over 7 years, there have been 2 attempts to replace the trusty old one with a newer model (a bit more stylish or simply different). Both attempts failed miserably and the...

Stylish, locking hair length selector, swivel head, cordless

Charging indicator, no case included, dry only

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Roy (

Do Your Homework First


This product works well, both in handling and cutting. The swivel head makes it easier to cut your own hair and the blades are plenty sharp enough. However, before you buy it, you need to have an idea of the length of cut you want, as there are no...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Daffy (

Best self hair trimmer ever


Easy to use trimmer and the rechargeable battery has a long time between recharges.

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: boozwax (

Good buy


Never attempted to cut anyone's hair before but my husband bravely let me loose on his head with these clippers!! Easy to use. Don't think you can really go wrong with them.

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Bubbles (

It does what it says on the tin


Easy to use although cut my hair shorter than i anticipated, however it will grow lol

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: londoncalling (

pretty good


shaves really close, def a grade zero. charge last for ages. not so sure if the rotating head makes it easier to shave your own hair. casing is a bit plastic and cheap but overall as it was on sale half price not a bad buy

Jul, 2011