Philips QC5530 Hair Clipper with 180 Degree Rotating Head UK Review 

By  Geoff Magee

Philips QC5530 Hair Clipper with 180 Degree Rotating Head

Phillips is a very reputable brand that has been in business for a long time and makes an extensive range of electrical equipment. They are probably better known for electrics razors, not  clippers, but they do quite a good quality range of popular units. This clipper with a rotating head is something a bit different than most other clippers.

This clipper is a dual corded and cordless model that is a bit different. Its designed with a rotating head and the idea of that is to make it much easier to reach awkward areas when you are trying to cut your own hair. Tradition clippers can be quite hard to use on yourself unless you are doing a very short cut.

It also comes as a complete kit and can cut from 1mm right up to 30mm so it has one of the best cut ranges that we have come across. It does this all with just 3 combs so there isn't a lot of fiddling about changing over various attachments.

Its worth noting that the Phillips QC5570 is a newer version of this clipper. it doesn't have as large a cut range ( only going to 15mm ) but its only £35​ as opposed to £65 for this QC5530 model.

QC5530 Phillips clipper

Philips QC5530 Hair Clipper Features

  • Rotating head
  • Fully adjustable with cuts from 1mm to 30mm
  • Very fast 1 hour charge for 1 hour use
  • Flexible 2D combs
  • Self sharpening, maintenance free blades
  • Can be used corded or cordless
  • 2 year warranty
  • Fully waterproof and washable

This clipper has an excellent rating for the money of 4.2 out of 5. Though this should be expected as its priced at around £65. This is at the higher end of the price range for home use clippers but it probably justifies the price as its a bit out of the ordinary.

As you know the blades on clippers come in a variety of materials ranging from stainless steel right up to titanium and Japanese steel and this rotating clipper comes with self sharpening stainless steel blades which require little or no maintenance.

Whats in the box

  • 1 x Clipper
  • 1 x Charging lead
  • 2 x 3D cutting combs
  • 1 x Precision comb
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What Buyers Say About the 180 Degree Rotating Clipper

This is a very good selling clipper and there are lots of 5 star reviews. Buyers all agree that this is a top quality product that is very well made. Its very sturdy and reliable and users love that they can wash the whole thing under the tap to clean it. Many people also liked that they were actually able to use it in the shower.

Watch out for the instructions as they are not great , especially the pictures but once you learn how to set it up there will be no stopping you.

With over 6 out of 10 users rating this clipper 5 out of 5 and less than 1 in 10 users rating it quite low, we can be sure that these are a very good clipper, though I would expect to see reviews of this level at the price.

Straightaway we found that exactly 80% of actual buyers rated this as well above average product.

If we consider all the ratings and reviews, its very easy to see that this is a very good quality clipper and you should expect that at £65. It performed a lot better than most people expected and is of a very high build standard. The waterproof feature is extremely handy.

Check out a quick video demonstration

  • Well rated
  • Good quality product
  • ​Does beard and head
  • Good cut range
  • Easy to cut your own hair
  • Fully washable
  • Works on the cord
  • Super quick charge time
  • Instructions are not that clear
  • Not much else to complain about with this clipper.

Our Summary of the Philips QC5530 Do-It-Yourself Hair Clipper

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According to buyers, who we totally agree with, these clippers are a very good buy with 60% of people giving them the very highest rating.

If this is not the one for you, then why not check out our top 10 list of hair clippers.​ 

Or if you like the Philips brand check out my Best Philips Hair Clippers Review

We think that this is a really super clipper and well worth spending that bit extra. It will do any type of cut quickly and easily and is very flexible. It scores 4.2 in the review ratings and is a best seller for Phillips.

This clipper gets a very high recommendation for us and is ideally suited for use at home, though keep in mind that the QC5570 model is much cheaper and nearly as good

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