I have had an Oster Adjusta-Groom clipper (identical to the Fast Feed) for about nine years and I absolutely love it. I have been cutting my own hair for ten years, and my first clipper was a $12 discount store special. It didn't have enough power and would bog down in my coarse hair, but worst of all, the guards did not fit securely. The first time I used it, the guard came off and I gave myself a reverse Mohawk! I then, of course, had to buzz my head bald. (Boy, were my parents surprised!) Soon after that embarrassing experience, I bought the Oster and have been thrilled with its performance and quality. The guards fit tight and don't rattle or come off and the motor is incredibly quiet and powerful. The blades cut level and don't snag or pull or leave any uncut hairs behind. I use it mostly on myself, but have given a few friends haircuts as well. One of my friends had hair like a sheep and this clipper went through it like a hot knife through butter; his hair was over six inches long and I gave him a 1/2 inch buzz cut. Another friend wanted a Mohawk and the Oster without a guard worked great for shaving the sides down. Personally, I use the blending guard (2mm) for my buzz cut. I buzz my hair once a week because I like how it looks and I love how it feels; it's like velvet. Owning a quality clipper makes it possible for me to get a fresh haircut whenever I want, however I want, for free, with no appointment necessary. It's fast, easy, and fun! If you're thinking about getting a buzz cut, I encourage you to stop thinking about it, buy an Oster Fast Feed, and do it yourself. The Fast Feed clipper comes with just four guards, a cleaning brush, and some oil for the blades, but for basic buzz cuts, that's all you need. Forget those so-called home haircut kits that include noisy magnetic-motor clippers, cheap scissors, a crummy comb, a paper-thin barber cape, and a flimsy storage case; you don't need any of that junk. You need a quality clipper that will last you decades, and the Oster Fast Feed clipper is it. As for storage, I keep mine in a tackle box; the dividers keep my clipper, guards, oil bottle, and cleaning brush neat and organized and ready to go at home or away from home. I love having a buzz cut; it's low maintenance, feels good, looks cool and it keeps me cool,and having the right tools to do it myself makes me love my buzz cut even more. Well done, Oster!
ProsPowerful, quiet (won't scare kids!), durable, reliable, small and lightweight, fantastic blades, does not snag or pull hair, taper lever allows you to do fades and fine-tune length of cut, guards are secure and don't scratch your scalp, heavy-duty grounded cord, made in USA!
ConsOccasionally, a hair gets caught between the upper and lower blades, causing the clipper to not cut, but it's easy to fix; just move the taper lever up and down while the clipper is running and it will work the hair out. †This can happen with any clipper, however. †Blades get warm with prolonged use, but not hot enough to cause discomfort. †You'll only feel it when not using a guard. †Does not include a storage case, but a tackle box works great. †Only includes guards up to 1/2 inch, but you can buy longer guards if you want. †These issues are really nothing to worry about.