Looking for a tough, rugged cordless hair clipper that could withstand harsh conditions and still give you a professional looking haircut at home?…
Check out the Remington Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop Haircut Kit.
Best For: People who want a tough, rugged cordless hair clipper that could withstand drops, knocks, harsh conditions and still achieve a professional looking cut.
- Lithium powered – 60 mins run time
- 10 mins Quick Charge Feature
- Can withstand harsh conditions – Tough, durable casing
- Non Slip Grip & Ergonomic Design
- Compact & Light weight
- Quiet Operation
- No snagging or pulling on your hair
- Choice of colors
- 20 piece Accessory Pack
- 5 Year Limited Warranty
- Reputable Brand
Remington HC5870 Hair Clipper Review
- 1 Overview:
- 2 Product Description
- 3 Features At A Glance
- 4 Design Features
- 5 Accessories
- 6 Performance
- 7 User Ratings
- 8 Buying The Product
- 9 Final Thoughts
The Remington #RC5870 Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop Haircut Kit is marketed by Remington;
a well known worldwide personal care corporation which manufactures razors (shavers), epilators, and haircare products for both men and women.
The Remington brand has always been synonymous with good quality hair clippers.
They have been around since 1937 and are a subsidiary of Spectrum Brands and Oak Hill Capital. (Read more about The Remington hair clippers)
The Remington #RC5870 Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop Haircut Kit is the cordless version of the mains powered Remington #RC5850 Virtually Indestructible Barbershop Haircut Kit
They are both very similar in function and performance….; the main difference apart from whether they are corded or cordless is the number of accessories in the kit plus the amount of Warranty enjoyed.
This particular article is a review of the Remington #HC5870 Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop Haircut Kit
The Remington HC5870 Indestructible Cordless Barbershop Haircut Kit review below compiled by BestHairClippers.info contains an overview of the good and not so good points about the Remington HC5870 Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop Haircut Kit together with a summary of the collection of reviews by current users of this particular type of hair clipper.
You will if you have been following our hair clippers reviews blog note that all our product reviews are quite detailed and cover all the important features and aspects of the product.
The Remington Virtually Indestructible Barbershop Cordless Hair Clipper is a small, compact size clipper.
It feels weighty but not too heavy in the hand making it easy to control.
The casing is covered in a soft feel plastic that looks like it will take a really hard knock without causing damage.
It is not particularly noisy when switched on, and the on switch itself feels good quality.
It has rubberized grips along the sides, and is truly palm-sized, making it easy to maneuver and hold in a loose grip, even with fingertips, as is often required when clipping one’s own hair.
There is no taper-lever on the side of the Remington Virtually Indestructible Barbershop Cordless Hair Clipper for adjusting the blades to different length cuts,
however it comes with a 20 piece accessory kit containing a number of plastic guide combs together with other items to help you achieve or give a professional looking cut and also maintain your hair clipper.
There is a very small black switch on the bottom left side flush with the body where the cord comes into the clippers.
There is also a socket at the bottom for the mains charger with a light on the top to show when the device is being charged
The clippers come in colors; black, yellow and blue… blue being the latest color.
Features At A Glance
- Extra Tough, High-impact polycarbonate casing
- Compact & Light Weight
- Rubberised grip
- Hanging Loop
- Lithium Battery
- Charging Indicator Light
- Detachable Blade System
- 20 Piece Accessory Kit
- Precision ground stainless steel self sharpening blades
- Storage Case
Below are some of the key features of the Remington #HC5870 Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop Haircut Kit.
Hair Clipper Type
The Remington HC5870 clipper is a cordless electrical hair clipper.
The fact that it is cordless makes it much easier to handle and use it as it has no cord attached to it…
especially if you are going to be cutting your own hair by yourself.
Since this is cordless, you are also not limited to the cord length. You can also use it anywhere you choose without having to be close to an electrical socket in the room.
The charging cable is 3 meters (10 ft) long, so if you forget to charge the clippers then you can run them from the mains and have cable enough to maneuver.
Charge time is 4 hours, but you don’t necessarily have to wait that long to use them.
When fully charged, the Remington HC5870 clipper is designed to give you up to 60 minutes of running time which is enough to get you through several hair cutting sessions.
Considering the fact that a normal buzz cut should take about maximum 10 mins for a person without no experience of cutting hair, you will definitely have enough juice left in the clipper to last you about 4 – 5 cuts.
If you just intend to use the clippers for a quick trim, then you should be able to get more cuts out of the clipper with every full charge you make
With improvements in technology over the recent years, the Remington HC5870 Indestructible Cordless hair clipper is not the best in terms of the length of running time especially when you compare it to some of the latest cordless hair clippers on the market such as the Wahl Lithium Ion Cordless Rechargeable Hair Clipper which has a running time of about 120 minutes on a full charge….
but that’s not a deal breaker as you will have enough time with this clipper to get through at least 3 cuts however inexperienced or slow you are.
Another good thing about the Remington HC5870 Cordless hair clipper is that if you run out of charge at any time, this clipper can also be plugged directly into the mains to use as a mains corded hair clipper.
With both options for cordless and corded, you have maximum versatility available at your fingertips – or should we say your palms?
You do not need to worry about running out of juice in the middle of a haircut…
No need of you having to wait around for the device to charge up especially when you are in a middle of a cut….it can simply be plugged in and used.
You cannot however charge the device when using it as a mains powered hair clipper, as the clipper has to be in the off position to commence the charging process
The fact that it is cordless means that you can always charge it up and take away on holidays with you. The charge generally holds for about a month.
Power Source & Running Time
The Remington HC5870 cordless hair clipper is powered by a Lithium battery.
Lithium powered hair clippers tend to have more torgue and last longer than clippers fitted with the old NIMH rechargeable batteries.
The Remington HC5870 cordless hair clipper Lithium batteries deliver high-impact, long lasting power which gives up to 60-minutes straight cutting cordless usage when fully charged.
Bearing in mind that the typical buzz cut is less than 10 minutes, this means that you will have enough juice to last you several hair cuts.
Those who are looking to just clean up around the edges and trim off a little bit will find that this lasts an extremely long time.
The Remington HC5870 cordless hair clipper takes about 4 hours to charge fully and has an indicator light to make it easy to know when the device is charging and when the clipper is fully charged.
The indicator light are quite a welcome feature to have on the clippers as not all cordless hair clippers have this feature and it makes it much easier to know when the clipper is fully charged or not
The Remington HC5870 cordless hair clipper also has a 10 minute “QUICK-CHARGE” mechanism, which when used gives you a full 5 minutes of emergency use (which is enough time to complete a quick buzz cut)
The “Quick-Charge” feature can also be quite useful if you run out of charge during a hair cut (highly unlikely but still possible)…
The quick charge feature is not common among cordless clippers, which is another innovative feature of Remington.
All you need to achieve the Quick Charge is charge the Clipper for 10 minutes and you will have all the power you need for that all important trim.
The Remington HC5870 Cordless hair clipper allows for not only cordless capabilities, but also for corded in case you don’t have time to recharge the battery as soon as possible.
The only downside is that you cannot charge and use this clipper at the same time. The clipper must be in the off position to get it charged.
And if you’re on the go and in need of a last-minute cut, a handy ten minute quick charge will give you all the power you need for that all important trim.
Motor Type & Size
Having a motor with good torgue motor helps to drive maximum power to the cutting blades making it much easier and faster to clip your hair.
The Remington #HC5870 cordless hair clipper is fitted with a super powerful but exceptionally quiet 3.6V torgue magnetic motor for maximum cutting power and performance, which emits little noise or vibration making the hair cutting experience a comfortable one.
Hair clippers that are fitted with a magnetic hair clipper motor are usually pretty powerful and fast and the Remington #5870 cordless hair clipper does not disappoint here.
The super torque magnetic motor in the Remington #HC5870 cordless hair clipper powers the cutting blades for a quick and clean cutting performance.
It is fast and able to cut through various types of dry hair with speed.
The electromagnetic motors fitted on the Remington Cordless Barbershop clipper generate a super-powerful 7,200 blade strokes per minute (SPM) which is the highest of any motor of its type for incredibly smooth cutting.
Hair Cut Length Settings
The hair clipper is able to cut to About 1/16 of an inch. If you need anything shorter, they sell a replacement blade that is said to be able to cut hair down to 0.4mm.
The Remington Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop hair clipper does not have an adjustable taper lever.
Though it lacks a taper lever on the side for adjusting the hair length settings, you can adjust the size of the haircut length you leave behind by either swapping out the blades of the clipper or use guide combs to achieve varied length settings.
Being able to achieve various hair length settings with your hair clipper means you can achieve more detailed work and styling.
This a great bonus as most home hair clippers only enable you to use clipper guides to achieve varied length settings.
The detachable blade system lets you easily switch out blades for all your hair cutting needs
This is especially helpful if you want to be able to achieve a tapered look for necklines, or if you want to create fades or blending between sections.
In terms of the detachable blade system, all you need to do is remove and change the blades to achieve different length settings or even change the blade and use a hair clipper guide in addition to achieve a convenient hair length setting.
Using the Remington balder blade for example with the Remington Cordless Barbershop Clipper will help you achieve a trim of 0.40 mm enabling you to create a dapper bald look quickly and easily.
If all you are trying to do is achieve more detailed work and styling, you can do this by exchanging the blades on the clipper for a Remington T Blade. This allows more close cutting and detailed work
The process for removing and changing the blade system is also quite simple.
There is some downside to the Remington Cordless Barbershop clipper using a detachable blade system as opposed to an adjustable lever system.
1) There is some loss of time involved in changing from one blade to another… its not as fast as using an adjustable lever.
2) The lack of an adjustable lever means you cannot effect minute but precise adjustments to your desired hair cut length, which you might want to do for example when doing fades.
3) There is some extra cost involved in buying additional blades and also
4) The issue of availability of blades that fit this particular model of hair clipper. Not a lot of 3rd party manufacturers produce blades that will fit this particular hair clipper as opposed to something like the Osters Classic 76 hair clippers.
On a positive note, you are also able to achieve more hair length settings by using hair clipper guides with the Remington Cordless Barbershop Clipper
The fact that you can also use or add the guide combs to achieve various hair length settings without purchasing additional blades however negate against all the issues raised above
Using the hair clipper guides that come with the clipper, you can also easily achieve hair length settings of between 0.5mm (1/32 of an inch) to 25mm (1 inch).
Blade Types & Sizes
The blades fitted on the Remington #RC5870 Indestructible Cordless Barbershop hair clippers are the Remington’s standard self sharpening precision ground blade.
The fact that they are self-sharpening means that you don’t need to be that concerned with the maintenance of the blades. All you need to do is regularly oil them after each use.
The Self-sharpening precision blades on the Remington #HC5870 Cordless Barbershop hair clipper are made from stainless steel material which protects the blades from rusting.
In terms of performance, self-sharpening precision ground blades tend to be pretty sharp and make light work of the thickest or toughest of hair; delivering effortless cutting performance use after use.
The only downside is that the blades are a proprietary product and as such are only manufactured by Remington.
The blades can in theory only be obtained from the manufacturer although they are readily available from sites like Amazon.
Included in the kit is also a blade guard to help protect the blades on the clipper from damage
Weight & Dimension
The Remington Virtually Indestructible Cordless hair clipper is a little bit heavier than its corded version but still light in weight and small enough to comfortably fit into the palm of your hand.
It also comes with a hard premium plastic case which is compact enough to fit in a drawer or on a shelf.
The case is fitted with a quality clasp and rigid hinges that allow the case to be sealed correctly.
The Remington HC5870 Indestructible Cordless Hair Clipper is a Chinese made product targeted at The american Market and as such comes with a 2 prong shaver-plug charger to charge the device.
The charger needs a 120 volt 60HZ electrical socket to operate effectively.
The downside with just having a 120 volt is that you will not be able to use this clipper outside the USA as the clipper is not dual voltage or got a worldwide voltage use. (for example the UK uses a voltage of 240v 50Hz)
Some of the new hair clippers on the market are now produced as usable with any worldwide voltage … which is an added benefit … enabling you to take it along with you on holidays to any part of the world.
If you are very much interested in purchasing this hair clipper to use outside of the USA in another country, especially those countries with a 220/240 voltage system,
you are most likely going to need a step down transformer together with a plug that will fit the electrical sockets in your country… which of course is an extra expense.
The good news though is that you can now buy an European version or a UK version with no need for you having to purchase an additional charger (click here to see European version)
If you have no intention of travelling abroad with your hair clipper… the issue of whether it is dual voltage or not should not be an issue for you.
The Remington Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop haircut Kit has a useful assortment of combs and accessories to make the hair cutting process at home a success.
The kit is a 20-piece complete high performance hair cutting kit. (This is a little bit more than that of the corded kit).
It comes with everything you need to achieve a successful professional haircut at home plus a premium storage case to keep all your hair cutting kit together.
The Remington Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop haircut Kit comes with 11 guide combs to enable you create a wide range of modern looks and traditional styles.
It comes equipped with 9 professional-quality combs for cutting lengths barber grade zero(1/16 inch or 1.5 millimeters) to eight (1 inch or 24 millimeters), simply snap on and you’re ready to get clipping.
Below are the sizes of the guide combs that come in the kit
- #0 – 1/16” (1.5mm)
- #1 – 1/8” (3mm)
- #2 – 1/4” (6mm)
- #3 – 3/8” (9mm)
- #4 – 1/2” (12mm)
- #5 – 5/8” (16mm)
- #6 – 3/4” (18mm)
- #7 – 7/8” (22mm)
- #8 – 1” (25mm)
- 1 x Left taper comb
- 1 x right taper comb
One good thing unlike the Corded version of this clipper is that…. ;
Included in the kit are also 2 angled ear comb guides (left and right-ear tapered guide combs) to help you get a perfect cut around the ear areas
The left and right-ear tapered guide combs are used to simultaneously trim and blend around the ears, which can make cutting this area easier for beginners.
The guide combs are easy to attach and disengage from the clipper, furthermore
The clipper’s guide combs are made of rigid ABS plastic, so they don’t deform and leave track marks or trap and pull out hair when pressed against your head.
They attach and seat firmly, unlike some models whose attachments had enough play that they could be put on crooked or pop off altogether.
While we think the included guide combs in the Remington Indestructible Cordless Barbershop Kit are a step up from the typical flexible plastic ones found in many sets, there are some downsides
1. The guide combs included are a little too pointy and sharp, and so, if not angled properly when cutting, it’s easy to jab your scalp.
2. The Remington Barbershop clipper kit also comes with fewer combs than some other clipper brands out there.
StorageIncluded in the Remington #5870 Hair Clipper kit is also a very solid high quality premium case, that you can take anywhere with you.
It is compact enough to fit in a drawer or on a shelf for easy storage.
Unlike some home hair clipper kits that are supplied with small pouches or just boxes, this case is made of a good quality plastic material and has a quality clasp and rigid hinges that allow the case to be sealed correctly.
The case apart from looking good is also well laid out in a way that it’s easy to fit everything in the kit back into the case (it’s not like it has a specific place and won’t close if it’s not in that place!).
In additions to the guide combs and the premium storage case that come in the Remington Virtually Indestructible Hair Clipper kit are a range of items to help you achieve that professional cut at home and also to help maintain your hair clipper in peak performance.
The items are
Blade Oil – You get a small bottle of blade oil for the clipper – The oil is essential to keep the clipper in top shape. You will need to apply a few drops of the oil when you clean the unit and/or before use… the clipper oil will last you for some time before you need to replace the oil.
Hair Clipper Brush – You also get a hair clipper brush to help you remove hair from the clipper and for cleaning the hair clipper.
Scissors – Included also is a pair of scissors. This is a very useful addition to the kit.
Barbers Cape – Included in the kit is also a barbers cape measuring to help protect your clothes when cutting hair
Neck Brush – You also get a neck brush for dusting yourself down after the haircut.
Use & Care Guide – Also enclosed within the kit is a comprehensive and very helpful “Use & Care Guide”. It would have been more helpful to include a hair cutting link to the Remington Site, but as it is, there are already plenty of helpful videos on You Tube.
The inclusion of all these items in the kit means you save a great deal of money as you do not have to spend additional money obtaining them… You do have all you need to give a decent hair cut at home.
Remington Hair clippers provide a quick and easy way to create professional looking haircuts.
The kit includes everything you need for a great haircut.
Developed to combine precision blades with premium guide combs, this Virtually Indestructible cordless hair clipper enables you to achieve customized, modern looks and traditional hairstyles.
The durable clipper’s super torque motor powers precision blades for fast and clean cutting performance on any hair type.
As for basic hair cutting, the clippers will do the job when used with the other tools in the kit.
Anyone who cuts their own hair shouldn’t have any problems using the kit.
Below are some of the key performance features of the Remington HC5870 Indestructible Cordless Haircut Kit.
This high-spec, premium quality hair clipper kit is designed with strength and durability in mind.
Unlike most of the hair clippers in the same price range that are of a plastic build which have to be handled with care, the Remington Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop Clipper is engineered tough to last a lifetime.
The Remington Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop Clipper features a high-impact polycarbonate casing to protect its powerful interior.
With strong construction inside and out, this clipper is extremely durable and hard-wearing and will provide years of comfortable, dependable use.
A super magnet motor drives maximum power to the precision ground blades for 2x faster cutting performance than Wahl corded clippers, and the exclusive POWERCUT Blade System keeps the blades properly aligned for a smooth, even cut every time.
The Remington #HC5870 indestructible Cordless clipper has a powerful, but exceptionally quiet motor. It is a bit louder and larger than the corded model, but power seems about the same
A lot of users are taken back on how quiet the Remington Cordless Barbershop clipper really is compared to a lot of the hair removal clippers on the market.
Comments such as the following are far too common:
It’s too quiet to really be cutting hair, right?
I was delighted and surprised at how quiet it was and how quickly and evenly it cut
It is perfect if you have little ones as they are no way as loud as a lot of the hair clippers out there.
Ease of Use
The Remington Virtually Indestructible Cordless Hair clipper is especially suited to people who want to cut their own hair.
It cuts easily and consistently. It never misses a spot or slows down. It delivers exactly as promised.
It is lightweight, has rubberized grips along the sides, and is truly palm-sized, making it far easier than a lot of other models to maneuver and hold in a loose grip, even with fingertips, as is often required when clipping one’s own hair.
It comes with quality, rigid-plastic guide combs that make it easy to achieve various hair length settings.
The fact that it is cordless makes it pretty much easy to maneuver the clipper.
The most noticeable difference of the Remington Virtually Indestructible Cordless Hair clipper to compare with other clippers is the weight.
This clipper is exceptionally well balanced, whereas others have felt top heavy at the base of the unit.
It is not too heavy that it’s annoying but it’s heavy enough to feel good and sturdy in your hands.
The soft touch casing in particular also makes it very comfortable to handle.
This refinement makes the clipping feel reassuring in use, particularly if you have a sweaty hand.
Both of these features together make it feel secure and steady, so quite a pleasure to use.
You will be able to easily achieve various hair designs and styles with this clippers as it seats comfortably in your hands.
Cleaning & Maintenance
The Remington Virtually Cordless Indestructible Hair clipper is easy to clean and maintain.
All you need to do is brush the accumulated hair from the cutters. The cutting head comes off easily for cleaning, which is pretty convenient.
You can simply Wash under running water for fast and easy cleaning.
Note that although they say it’s “virtually indestructible”, they also advise you NOT to submerge any of the parts under water. And that includes the cutting blade.
In terms of caring for the blades, it is recommended to oil the blades after every use.
All you have to do is place 1 to 2 drops of lubricating oil on the moving blade and turn on the clipper. The oil should distribute on its own. ….
Then wipe off any excess oils. That’s all there is to it.
One of the key things to consider when purchasing a pair of clippers is how easy it will be to replace parts of the clipper when things do go wrong and how much the replacement parts cost.
The blades and clipper guides of the Remington Cordless Barbershop hair clipper are completely replaceable parts of the clipper
Although the blades and clipper guides that come with the Remington Cordless Barbershop hair clipper are of a proprietary nature,
You can easily obtain a replacement for the blades as opposed to some for other clipper types as the Remington Brand is quite a popular brand. This is quite true for the clipper guides too!
Not only can you get the replacement blade and/or clipper guides from the manufacturer… you can also get them online from shops such as Amazon.
Also you can purchase other types of blades such as a T-blade to replace the standard blade on the Remington Barbershop Clipper especially if you are interested in doing detailed work and styling.
Remington T blades are for detailed work and styling and they allow for close cutting around the ear, in the back, and around facial hair without accidentally nicking an ear or creating a bald patch.
For those looking to achieve a bald look, Remington also produces a balding blade which fits this particular hair clipper. The Remington balding fade will help you achieve a trim of 0.40 mm enabling you to create a dapper bald look quickly and easily.
The process for removing and changing the blades and guides is also quite simple and easy with this particular hair clipper.
Over 83% of the Remington #RC5870 Indestructible Cordless Barbershop hair clippers users gave it a 4 out of 5 rating at the time of writing this review
Some users did comment that the rubberized grip of the clipper seem to attract hair and also would have preferred if it came with an adjustable blade lever too
Some of the positive comments are as follows:
Buying The Product
Thinking of buying the Remington Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop Hair Clipper?
Below are details of what comes in the box, the warranty and the price details.
What Comes In The Box?
Things found in the box include:
- 1 x Remington HC5870 Cordless Clipper
- 1 x Scissor
- 1 x Neck Brush
- 1 x Blade Guard
- 1 x Lubricating Oil
- 1 x Cleaning Brush
- 1 x Cape
- 1 x Charger
- 1 x Storage Case
- 1 x Instruction Guide
- 11 x Plastic Guide Combs
- #0 – 1/16” (1.5mm)
- #1 – 1/8” (3mm)
- #2 – 1/4” (6mm)
- #3 – 3/8” (9mm)
- #4 – 1/2” (12mm)
- #5 – 5/8” (16mm)
- #6 – 3/4” (18mm)
- #7 – 7/8” (22mm)
- #8 – 1” (25mm)
- 1 x Left taper comb
- 1 x right taper comb
The Remington #HC5870 cordless kit is a 20-piece complete high performance hair cutting kit. It comes with everything you need to achieve a successful professional haircut at home plus a premium storage case to keep all your hair cutting kit together.
Watch the clip below to see the unboxing of the Remington #HC5870 Cordless Barbershop Haircut kit.
Unboxing The Remington #HC5870 Cordless Barbershop Haircut kit
The Remington Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop Hair Clipper comes with a 5 year limited warranty.
The warranty is much less than that of the Corded version which comes with a lifetime value of the Warranty, however in line with what the industry offers for cordless hair clippers such as the Wahl Lithium Ion Cordless Rechargeable Hair Clipper which tend to have a 5 year warranty,
however, it must be noted that the warranty is of a limited nature as it does not appear to cover the things they show off, like drops and running it over so that is pretty pointless marketing.
Price & Value For Money
Notwithstanding these facts, the Remington Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop Clipper is a great home use clipper set at a decent price.
It usually retails for anything between $40 and $60. There are cheaper options than the Remington HC5870, but if you compare it to a similarly priced set from Wahl or Conair, it is pretty close.
This is one of those electrical products where being top of the range doesn’t break the bank.
The Remington cordless #HC5870 is a quality unit that will last and cut hair effectively over time.
Below is a price tracker of the Remington cordless #HC5870 over the last couple of months
Remington HC5870 Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop Clipper, Remington Products
|Current Price||$59.66||January 20, 2019|
|Highest Price||$65.43||December 20, 2018|
|Lowest Price||$59.66||January 20, 2019|
Last price changes
|$59.66||January 20, 2019|
|$60.10||January 19, 2019|
|$60.44||January 18, 2019|
|$60.58||January 17, 2019|
|$60.68||January 16, 2019|
The Remington Virtually Indestructible cordless hair clipper is a good, sturdy, quality, easy to control clippers that feels as if it will last years. It comes with a good variety of attachments, and a long-lasting battery
It would be great for people who want to cut their own hair.
Below are a summary of what we liked about the Remington Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop Clipper and some of the not so good things about the Remington Virtually Indestructible Cordless Barbershop Clipper
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