The Ultimate Guide to Hair Clipper Sizes

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12 Responses

  1. Britt says:

    The sizing for the clipper blades on oster is way way off. A 3 3/4 blade leaves a half inch. 3 1/2 leaves 3/8 2 blade leaves a quarter inch 1 blade is 1/8 and so on. Please fix this before someone shaves all their hair off with a 000 thinking its 1/4 inch.

    • Data says:

      That’s true an Oster 2 leaves 1/4 inch but if you look at the chart they’re giving the length left if cutting with an Oster 2 blade used in combination with a number 8 guide comb. It’s admittedly weird they included guide combs with each reading but I think they just wanted to show you the way to achieve various lengths in order. From what I’ve read, a number 2 oster with no guide comb would be equivalent to an Oster 000 with a number 2 guide comb.

  2. Know It All says:

    The conversion to mm is also way off. Check your calculations.

  3. kevin lawson says:

    Need # 2 clip for brand wahl can you buy just the clip

  4. cameron says:

    could some one please tell me as i cant find info anywhere, im transferring from using wahl super tapers to oster 97s, can you please shed some light on what oster blades translate to the same as wahl no 0,1,2&3? thanks

  5. Rob says:

    I’m looking at this and still not real sure. We own a couple of Shih Tzu that we keep the hair pretty short on. So I’m thinking of running a few tests on them first. After giving them a bath first of course.

    If you don’t have a pet I’m sure you could coax a neighbors pet inside for a snack. ;D

  6. James says:

    It would be great to see photographic examples of what each guard actually looks like on a real head.

  7. Brothanoomsy says:

    It is always easier to start with the larger guards and work your way down. You can always cut more hair if needed, but you can never put it back on. This will get you more familiar with the guard sizes as you use them.

  8. Brenda says:

    So if I want to cut off 1″ of hair, I would use the 1″ guard? Or is it, if I want 1″ of hair length left, at I use the 1″ guard?

  9. Johnny says:

    mm? you mean cm do you? otherwise everyone would be bald

  10. Robert says:

    Very very helpful

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