Review: Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper

Enjoy mess free hair cutting. This innovative hair clipper is not only cordless but comes with a built in vacuum to keep your bathroom mess free!

It can be used corded/cordless and comes with an 18 piece kit to ensure you have all you need for a complete haircut at home. Read the full review below


image of the Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper
Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper
Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper

Best for those who want mess free hair cutting

  • Mess Free Hair Cutting
  • Can be Used As Corded / Cordless
  • Up To 60 minutes run time
  • Lithium Rechargeable
  • Maintenance Free Blades
  • Extra Large Vacuum Bins
  • 18 Piece Accessory Kit
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Reputable Brand

 

 

Remington #HC6550 Vacuum Hair Clipper Review

Overview:

The Remington #HC6550 Vacuum Hair Clipper is an innovative home clipper with a built in “vacuum” designed for those who want mess free hair cutting.

It is marketed under the Remington Brand, as the Remington #HC6550 Vacuum Hair Clipper Kit and comes with various other hair clipper accessories to make the process of hair cutting easier.

The Remington brand has always been synonymous with good quality hair clippers and is a well known worldwide personal care corporation which manufactures razors (shavers), epilators, and haircare products for both men and women.

Remington has been around since 1937 and are a subsidiary of Spectrum Brands and Oak Hill Capital. (Read more about The Remington hair clippers)

This article is a review of the Remington #HC6550 Vacuum Hair Clipper Kit

The Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper review

Remington #HC6550 Vacuum Hair Clipper

The Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper review below compiled by BestHairClippers.info contains an overview of the good and not so good points about the Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper 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.

 

 

 

Product Description

The Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper is quite an innovative product by Remington.

Remington combines 2 technologies into one hair clipper (a hair clipper together with an inbuilt vacuum system ).

The hair clipper is built to cut the hair precisely to a certain length and style and the vacuum part of the clipper is built to collect any trimmed hair for convenient disposal thus avoiding any mess.

The vacuum bin (blue in color) although an integral of the clipper, seats on top of the clipper body which is dark grey in color thus giving the whole clipper a blue/black color.

Image showing vacuum bin and clipper section of Remington HC6550 Vacuum Hair Clipper
Remington HC6550 Vacuum & Hair Clipper Sections

It is a little bit bulkier than most home use hair clippers but is still small enough to be able to reach all cranny corners of the hair being cut.

After you have finished the haircut, you simply empty the contents of the vacuum collection bag into the bin.

The Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper is made of grade A premium plastic giving it a quality look and feel.

Compared to other Remington vacuum hair clippers, the cordless HC6550 has a bigger larger Vacuum compartment than the corded Remington #HKVAC2000A Vacuum Hair Clipper.

You can expect the clipper to collect between 80 to 90% of your hair, depending on your hair type, thickness and length.

The clipper comes with a number of accessories including a nice little storage pouch and a selection of guide combs to help you put the finishing touches on personalized haircuts.

There’s even a little dinky bottle of lubricating oil, which you use to apply a few drops to the blades every few cuts to keep them running smoothly.

 

 

Features At A Glance

  • Cord / Cordless Usage
  • Titanium Coated Self Sharpening Blades
  • Up To 60 minutes run time
  • Lithium Rechargeable
  • Charging Indicator Light
  • Easy Removable Vacuum Bin
  • Extra large (XXL) Bin Capacity
  • 18 Piece accessory Kit
  • Worldwide Voltage
  • Blades Washable Under Water
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Reputable Brand
 

 

Design Features

Below are some of the key features of the Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper.

 

Hair Clipper Type

The Remington #HC6550 vacuum clipper is a cordless hair clipper, which makes it much easier to handle and use it as it has no cord attached to it…

The fact that this clipper is cordless means you are also not limited to the cord length. You can use it anywhere you choose without having to be close to an electrical socket in the room.

When fully charged, the Remington #HC6550 vacuum clipper is designed to give you up to 60 minutes of running time which is enough to get you through several hair cutting sessions.

This is quite comparable to many of the mid level cordless hair clippers on the market and is even 20 minutes more juice than the popular Remington #4250 Shortcut Clipper.

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

Another good thing about the Remington #HC6550 vacuum clipper is that if you run out of charge at any time, you simply plug the clipper directly into the mains to use as a mains corded hair clipper.

Being able to use the clipper as either a cordless or corded hair clipper, gives you maximum versatility – 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 when you are in a middle of a haircut….it can simply be plugged in and used.

One downside is that you cannot 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.

 

 

Power Source & Running Time

The Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum 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 Lithium-Ion battery fitted on this particular hair clippers gives you around 60 minutes of run time, which is not that bad when compared to a lot of cordless hair clippers in the same price range.

Bearing in mind that the typical buzz cut will take you about 5 to 10 minutes (depending on experience); You will still have enough juice to last you several hair cuts.

If you are looking to just clean up around the edges and trim off a little bit, you will find that every full charge of this clipper will lasts you an extremely long time.

The Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper takes only about four hours to charge fully which is in line with a lot of cordless hair clippers on the market.

It also has an indicator light to make it easy to know when the device is charging and when the clipper is fully charged.

The light blinks when it is charging and stays on full when the unit is fully charged.

The charging indicator light is a welcome feature to have on this particular model of hair clipper as not all cordless hair clippers have this feature and the feature makes it much easier to know when the clipper is fully charged or not

One thing this particular clipper lacks is a quick charge feature.

A “QUICK-CHARGE” mechanism, enables you to rapidly charge up your hair clipper so that you can have a couple of minutes for emergency use (this is particularly useful where you run out of charge for example in the middle of a haircut)

An example of a hair clipper that has got this “QUICK-CHARGE” feature is the Remington #4250 Shortcut Pro.

Although the Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper lacks the “QUICK-CHARGE” feature, it can be directly plugged into the socket to be used as a corded device if you run out of charge at any time.

With both options for cordless and corded, you have maximum versatility available at your fingertips.

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.

 

 

Motor Type & Size

It’s not quite clear what type of hair clipper motor is in the Remington #HC6550 Vacuum hair clipper as the manufacturer has not been forthcoming in any of its literature about the type or size of the motor in the clipper.

The device appears to have 2 motors though… one hair clipper motor to drive the clippers and another motor one to drive the fan that powers the vacuum cleaner.

  • Read more about hair clipper motors
  • The motor driving the hair clippers is still powerful enough to give a professional looking hair cut.

    The Remington #HC6550 Vacuum hair clipper works best when fully charged or when used as a mains corded hair clipper.

    To get the Remington #HC6550 Vacuum hair clipper motor working at full capacity, the clipper should be well maintained and care taken with the blades. A small bottle of oil is included for easy maintenance.

     

     

    Hair Cut Length Settings

    The design of the Remington #HC6550 Vacuum hair clipper may take a little to get used to using after using standard hair clippers for so long.

    It does not have the blade adjustment lever to move the blade back or forward toward the tip in order to control the length of cut or for clearing a jam,

    so its not that easy to do things like fading and tapering with this clipper as you would do with some other cordless hair clippers.

    The shortest hair length setting that you can achieve with the Remington #HC6550 Vacuum hair clipper is 1mm (that is without any hair guide comb).

    It is low enough to give you a buzz cut but not low enough to give you a bald head look.

    The good news though is that you are also able to achieve various other hair length settings (1/16 inch to 1 inch) by combining the clipper with different hair guide combs to achieve the style and hair length you want.

    Although the blade fitted on the Remington #HC6550 Vacuum hair clipper is easily removable (detachable)for washing…. there are no other known blades that can be exchanged with the original blade, apart from the standard proprietary blades that came with it.

    Unlike hair clippers such as the Remington #HC5850 Virtually Indestructible Haircut Kit where you can exchange the blades to achieve various hair cut settings… you cannot do that with this.

    The longest hair length setting you can achieve with the proprietary guide combs that come with the clipper is 1 inch (25mm).

     

     

    Blades Types & Sizes

    The Remington #HC6550 Vacuum hair clipper is fitted with Remington’s standard self-sharpening precision ground Titanium-Coated Blades.

    The blade is of good quality, sharp, and cuts well.

    Titanium is a metal that can be very sharp and corrosion resistant making it very durable. However it is very expensive also.

    image of Remington #6550Titanium coated blades
    Remington #6550 Titanium coated blades

    The expertly ground blade edges of the Remington Vacuum hair clipper will provide you with the ultimate haircut experience as titanium coated blades are strong enough to cut through even the thickest hair with ease

    The fact that they are self-sharpening also 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.

    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.

     

     

    Weight & Dimension

    The vacuum does add some weight to the Remington #6550 Vacuum hair clipper, so this clipper is heavier than some other home use hair clippers on the market, but not objectionably so.

    It can be held in the hand comfortably and it is solid enough to give a good grip without being too heavy to hold for long periods.

     

     

    Electrical Requirement

    The Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper is an American product but made in China. It is built to operate on a worldwide input voltage of 100-240v, 50-60Hz, thus enabling the device to be used in any country in which you are located

    **IMPORTANT NOTICE**

    Some old versions of the Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper were directly targeted at the American Market… and as such, come only with a voltage requirement of 120v 60Hz

    If you are purchasing this hair clipper in the USA to use outside of the USA in another country, do make sure you are buying the one with the worldwide voltage of 100-240v, 50-60Hz

     

     

    Accessories

    Included in the Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper kit are also the following accessories.

     

    Guide Combs

    The Remington #6550 Vacuum hair clipper kit comes with a wide variety of guide combs to vary the length of the hair you want to cut.

    It comes with your 9 x typical standard hair clipper guide combs as well as 2 tapered guides combs for the left and right areas of the head, and a lot of other accessories.

    To achieve your desired length, all you need to do is attach any of the plastic guide combs to the clipper.

    The actual guide combs that the clipper comes with are as follows:

    Guide Size (mm)Guide Size (inches)Guide Size (label)
    1.5mm1/16 inches0
    3.0mm1/8 inches1
    6.0mm1/4 inches2
    9.0mm3/8 inches3
    12mm1/2 inches4
    16mm5/8 inches5
    18mm3/4 inches6
    22mm7/8 inches7
    25mm1 inche8

    The lengths settings of each of the combs included in the kit are inscribed unto the back of the combs to make it easy for you to identify the right hair clipper guides to use.

    image of Remington #6550 hair clipper guide comb
    Length settings are inscribed on the back of the guide combs for easy settings

    All you need to use the guide combs is you have to push the comb unto the back of the clipper blade till it snaps into place.

    Although the guide combs supplied with the Remington #6550 Vacuum hair clipper are plastic…

    The plastic clipper guides do fit snugly unto the Remington #6550 Vacuum hair clipper, so there is no risk of it dropping off when cutting your hair as it tends to happen in some other home use hair clippers.

    The guide combs is also a proprietary item and as such do not fit other brands of clippers … however are the same ones used on and do fit the Remington Indestructible range of hair clippers

    One other good thing is the number of guide combs that you get with this clipper, which is much more than you get with some other hair clippers…. and you also get several long clipper guides too, enabling you to achieve lengths of up to 1 inch.

    Included are also left and right side hair clipper guide combs (normally associated with higher priced clippers) to enable you easily trim around the ears

     

     

    Storage

    image of Remington #HC6550 storage pouch
    Remington #HC6550 storage pouch

    It is always best to keep the clipper and the guards together as the last thing you want is to have to be searching around for the guide combs and other accessories when you need it

    The Remington #6550 Vacuum hair clipper comes with a small travel pouch for storage purposes.

    It’s small enough to take with you on holiday.

    The only problem is that the travel pouch supplied with the kit is kind of crappy.

    The zipper has a tendency to play up and its difficult to fit all the combs and stuff that came with the clippers in the bag. A hard shell case would have been preferred for travel and stuff.

     

     

    Additional Accessories

    In addition to the guide combs and storage pouch that come in the Remington #6550 Vacuum hair clipper kit, are a range of items to help you maintain your hair clipper in peak performance and also ensure you are able to give a decent hair cut at home.

    It also means you get to save some money as you do not have to spend additional money obtaining the items…

    The additional accessories included in the kit are as follows:

    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.

    Use & Care Guide – Also enclosed within the kit is a comprehensive and very helpful “Use & Care Guide” to help you make better use of the device.

     

     

    Performance

    The Remington #HC6550 vacuum clipper is among the best hair clippers with vacuum function out there.

    It’s sturdy, cuts clean and has this amazing vacuum feature you won’t find in many other men’s hair clippers.

    It collects your hair as you cut it. After you’ve finished, you just dispose of what the “bag” has accumulated. No need to concern yourself with the dreaded thoughts of having to clean hundreds, thousands of hairs that you have mercilessly buzzed before that.

    Whilst definitely not for professional use, this hair clipper is a great buy for a home user.

    It’s also important to note that the cleaning process for this item is very easy and time-efficient, as all you need do is, wash the blades under the tap without having to go through any lengthy process.

    Below are some of the key performance features of the Remington #HC6550 vacuum hair clipper

     

     

    Build Quality

    The Remington HC6550 vacuum clipper has a clean, presentable design.

    The body of the hair clipper is mostly plastic, but it does feel durable. They’d probably crack easier if dropped than metal clippers do. But we guess you would not go tossing your clippers around on the floor anyway.

    The bin that catches the hair detaches easily for emptying after use.

    The blades are titanium-coated, good quality, sharp, and cuts with ease so you won’t have the Remington #HC6550 biting your hair and getting stuck.

    The battery fitted on the clipper is a Lithium ion one, which seems to hold a charge well and much better than the old NIMH type of battery

    All in all, the build quality of the Remington #HC6550 vacuum clipper is satisfactory

     

     

    Noise Level

    The Remington #HC6550 vacuum clipper operates about 74 – 80 dB depending on how close you get to your ear.

    The noise level is low enough like most good hair clippers to not be annoying.

    It’s tolerable and a reasonable trade-off and it sounds more like a blow dryer than a typical clipper.

     

     

    Ease of Use

    The Remington HC6550 vacuum clipper is super easy to use and setup.

    The powerful vacuum in the handle of the clipper draws and collects your hair as you cut it and work on your new hairstyle.

    After you’ve finished, you just dispose of what the “bag” has accumulated.

    No need to concern yourself with the dreaded thoughts of having to clean hundreds, thousands of hairs that you have mercilessly buzzed before that.

    The blades are titanium-coated and cut with ease so you won’t have the HC6550 biting your hair and getting stuck.

    Now, we will be honest with you – the Remington HC6550 vacuum clipper isn’t perfect; Especially if you’re using these hair clippers when you have a lot of hair.

    The cannister doesn’t hold much and has to be emptied often.

    However, in most cases it tackles the dreaded cleanup process effectively and greatly reduces the after-buzz cleanup time.

    You can also use the Remington hair clippers in their cordless mode, or corded.

     


     

     

     

    Ergonomics

    The Remington #6550 Vacuum Hair Clipper looks and feels good, however, if you cut your hair on your own, holding the clipper feels a little awkward.

    If you are familiar with standard clippers from brands like Wahl, you’ll realize that you have to hold this particular clipper upward,

    and also the air from the fan sometimes does get in the way, and you end up blowing air straight onto your face while you’re trying to cut your hair.

    The design may take a little to get used to using after using standard trimmers for so long.

    image of The Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper
    Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper

     

    The Remington #6550 Vacuum Hair Clipper does not have the taper adjustment for moving the blade back or forward toward the tip to control the length of cut or clearing a jam.

    Probably not an issue for most if using the hair clipper guides. They do seem to cut fairly well.

    If you are looking to save on cleanup, the Remington #6550 Vacuum Hair Clipper works.

     

     

    Cleaning & Maintenance

    Cleaning the Remington #HC6550 vacuum clipper is so easy….

    All you need to do to clean the hair clipper is
    ■ Empty the vacuum bin
    ■ Use the included brush to clear away hair,
    ■ Then rinse the blades under running water for quick cleanup.

    To keep the Remington HC6550 vacuum clipper maintained and working at peak performance for every hair cut, all you need to do after each use is:

    ■ Brush the accumulated hair from the cutters.
    ■ Rinse the blade.
    ■ Place a few drops of clipper oil onto the blades gliding surface.
    ■ Wipe off excess oil.

     
     

    User Ratings

    There is an overwhelming support online for this hair clipper as users have continued to sing its praises with over 87% of buyers giving it 4.3 rating out of 5 on sites like Amazon.

    These clippers are the best for cutting your own hair while keeping the messiness to a minimum.
    Love this product! Cuts hair clean and crisp. Easy clean up almost no clean up needed.
    Wish I bought this years ago!
    This thing is excellent. It catches the hairs so well, there’s hardly any cleanup afterwards. see more user reviews here

    Naturally, there are some areas of concern…. and the most raised issues are to do with the fact that the clipper does not work best when used for anything apart from a typical haircut, such as beard trimming.

    There are some issues also that some of the hair still escapes and that one might have to empty it out several times during a haircut especially if doing a bulky hair cut

    None of these issues are big enough though to be a deal breaker.

     

     

    Buying The Product

    Thinking of buying the Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper?

    Below are details of what comes in the box, the warranty and the price details.

     

    What Comes In The Box?

     

    image of  Remington HC6550 Hair Clipper Kit
    Contents of the Remington HC6550 Hair Clipper Kit

     
    The kit is a 18-piece complete hair cutting kit. It comes with everything you need to achieve a mess free hair cut at home plus a  storage case to keep all your hair cutting kit together.

     

    Things found in the box include:

    • 1 x Remington #HC6550 Hair Clipper
    • 2 x Sectioning Metal Clips
    • 1 x Scissors
    • 1 x Blade Oil
    • 1 x Cleaning Brush
    • 1 x Storage Pouch
    • 1 x Adapter Charger
    • 1 x Use & Care Guide
    • 11 x Clipper Guides
    • No. 0 – 1/16″ (1.5mm)
    • No. 1 – 1/8″ (3mm)
    • No. 2 – 1/4″ (6mm)
    • No. 3 – 3/8″ (10mm)
    • No. 4 – 1/2″ (13mm)
    • No. 5 – 5/8″ (16mm)
    • No. 6 – 3/4″ (19mm)
    • No. 7 – 7/8″ (22mm)
    • No. 8 – 1″ (25mm)
    • 1 x Left Ear Guide Comb
    • 1 x Right Ear Guide Comb

     

     

     

    Warranty

    The Remington HC6550 vacuum clipper comes with a 5 year limited warranty.

    The warranty is much in line with what the industry offers for home use hair clippers such as the Wahl Lithium Ion Cordless Rechargeable Hair Clipper which also has a 5 year warranty,

    however, it must be noted that the warranty is of a limited nature and it warrants the product against defects due only to faulty material and workmanship. The warranty does not appear to cover the things such as accidents, misuse or connecting to incorrect current and voltage.

     

     

    Price & Value For Money

    The Remington HC6550 vacuum clipper retails for between $55 and $60 depending on where you get them (Click to see latest price), which is a real bargain, especially when you consider the fact that everything you need to cut your own hair is also included.

    In most cases when you purchase a hair clipper, you usually end up going back to the store to pick up and extra brush or guide comb.

    When you invest in the The Remington HC6550 vacuum clipper that will not be the case, because everything you need to cut your own hair at home is included.

    The price also is very competitive when compared to similar products on the market which are not even as strong as the Remington HC6550 vacuum clipper

    Below is a price tracker of the Remington cordless #HC5870 over the last couple of months

     

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    Final Thoughts

    The Remington HC6550 vacuum clipper is not perfect especially if you have a lot of hair.

    It is however one of the best hair clippers with vacuum function out there.

    If you are looking for a medium priced cordless vacuum clipper… this is the one to go for

    Below are a summary of what we liked about the Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper and some of the not so good things about the Remington #HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Hair Clipper

    Pros - What We Like
    • Revolutionary vacuum function.
    • Durable Titanium-coated blades
    • Wide Assortment of combs heights
    • Up to 60 minutes of cordless action
    • Good Battery Charge Time
    • Cord/cordless operation
    Cons - What We Dont Like
    • Can feel a bit heavy
    • Can get a bit noisy
    • Blades don’t cut that close without attachments
    • Breakable Parts especially if it falls
    • Cutting around the ears can be difficult
    • Not ideal for uses other than haircuts
    • No adjustable lever

     

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