My 5 star wahl foil shaver review!

My 5 star wahl foil shaver review!

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My thoughts about the wahl foil shaver.

Shaving can be a troubling chore! Without the proper education, tools, and technique serious damage to the skin can occur. This article will be my thoughts, and findings on the wahl foil shaver to give you my professional opinion in helping find an electric razor.

price: 59.99-70.00.

Who can use it? Professional stylist/barber or anyone who shaves

creator: wahl corporation

warranty: 1 year limited manufacturers

rating: 9/10

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Introducing the foil shaver

wahl foil shaver is an electric razor used to remove unwanted hair from the face or head! It offers an on the go shave when you don’t have time to wet shave. Coming with an option to recharge the battery you never have to worry about buying batteries for power.

The machine comes with a charging cord, foil shaving head, cutting bar, cleaning brush, and an operators manual. The manual gives you the specifications and care instructions to keep your tool running at its optimal performance

Lightweight and compact in size the wahl foil shaver is easy to grip while giving a comfortable shave. A flat on/off switch against the body completes the design making it not only easy to control but makes operation a breeze.

Using the foil shaver.

The five star can be used corded or cordless! I prefer giving it a good charge and using it cordless. Give me better range!

For best results the face or head to be shaved should be cleansed from ALL dirt or debris. There a two ways to use this machine!

1. Hair shaper

2. Shaving/balding

as a hair shaper use this tool to finish cuts by removing fly aways giving your style a clean polished look!

As a shaver cut the hair to a 5 o’clock shadow (stubble) or s close as you can with trimmers. Prep the area with a pre-shave solution for electric razors. Using little to moderate pressure pass the razor over the skin in a painting motion.

Do not use the razor if the foil is chipped or cracked!

Foil maintenance

The upkeep of all electric tools is very important for longevity purposes.

The foil head is easily removable with the push of a button on the side. The cutting blade is removed with a push down and a turn either way.The brush given is used to knock off all dirt and hairs that are trapped on the cutting bar. Warm soapy water is used to clean the instruments cutting blade and foil. Let air dry and it’s ready for the next use!

its recommended to change the cutting bar every 6 months, however it depends on how often it is used will determine this!

Pros v. Cons


can be used on all hair types

powerful battery

easy to clean & disassemble

gives a really close shave


delicate foil chips or cracks if dropped

claims to give a bump free shave (not for everyone)


I have found the wahl five star foil shaver to be a necessity in my arsenal of tools. It gives a close shave with minimal irritation if used correctly, and it’s easy maintain. What I like most about foil shaver is the compact design that sits ever so snug in my hands for easy control!

I have been using this shaver/shaper for about 5 yrs now and it hasn’t failed me yet. From shaping loose ends to cleaning an area completely I recommend the purchase of the wahl five star foil shaver!

thank you for reading and I hope this has helped your search.

Shannon Kamal

About Post Author

Shannon kamal

With 20 years of haircutting experience and a professional career of 15 years, I truly enjoy the barber world! As an educator for the past 13 years, I've found pleasure in sharing what bit of knowledge that I do have. I am currently an educator in the state of Massachusetts and run a little quiet barbershop in the heart of Dorchester. As I reach a higher age I look forward to grooming the next generation of barbers to come. Thank you for your time! Shannon Kamal

Recent Comments

  • Audrey

    • August 24, 2017 @ 7:21 pm
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    This review covers all the relevant features of this device. Very clear and educational, with the touch of a professional. When it comes to purchasing a product for long-term use, a review like this one is very helpful. You obviously know what you are talking about!

    Great pictures, too!

    I am a girl, but I would almost consider stopping by to have my head shaved by you, using the Wahl foil shaver!

    Good job, Shannon Kamal!

    • Shannon kamal

      • August 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
      • Reply

      Thank you for stopping by Audrey and leaving a comment.

      Sharing is caring so please share with that make in your life that likes to shave!

      Thanks again,
      Shannon kamal

  • Norman Richards

    • August 25, 2017 @ 1:04 pm
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    Hello and thanks for sharing great review on this product that your readers will find to be very helpful.

  • Gary

    • August 25, 2017 @ 3:33 pm
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    I never had much luck with electric shavers in the past. I just couldn’t get a close enough shave. But, it has been MANY years (over 20) since I tried, and I know a lot has changed. I never tried a pre-shave solution though either.

    I would love to find an electric shaver that works for me. It would be a lot more convenient. Also, it might be cheaper in the long run, considering how expensive razor blades are. This one sounds really good. Can you tell me how much a new cutting bar is?

    • Shannon kamal

      • August 25, 2017 @ 5:13 pm
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      The replacement bar can run from $15-$20 it can last up to a year depending on the frequent use.

      you will replace the foil head before you have to replace the bar. foil heads go for about $10-$15.

      the electric shaver has come along way since 20 yrs ago. The options to choose from are wide and great! just beware that more expensive doesn’t always equate to better quality.

      happy searching!
      Shannon kamal

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