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Philips Norelco QC5170

Philips Norelco QC5170
alaScore 72

184 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

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 72/100 = Good quality.

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Philips QC5170 DIY Hair Clippers review


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 rotates through 180 degrees so you can literarily cut your hair as if you were combing it. Sound...

Rotating head, cordless

Grading system isn't the barber shop standard

Good, but not without its issues

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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

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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...


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Best self hair trimmer ever


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

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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.

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It does what it says on the tin


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

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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

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Good buy


Had to return my initial purchase as a piece was missing. Good clean cut to the required length I like.

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best purchase ever


well to be honest tell u what ? it's good n cheap stuff so that i don't have to go barber shop .

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Great product


Was slightly dubious due to other reviews, but at a good price, I was willing to give it a go. As previous people mentioned, the numbers don't indicate barber grades, but if you read the instructions you'll have no worries.