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The BabylissPRO Barberology MetalFX Clipper (despite being a mouthful to say) is a real contender for the top spot of professional cordless hair clippers.
These are the clippers of choice at my local barber’s, and the ones used to trim my ever diminishing locks.
Which incidentally made this review much easier!
BaByliss doesn’t usually spring to mind when you consider hair clippers for men.
In fact, leg shavers and hair dryers would have been my thoughts not so long ago, if you’d asked me what products BaByliss makes.
BaByliss is definitely not the front runner for producing male grooming machines, especially compared to the likes of Wahl, Oster, and Andis.
In the Barberology MetalFX Series hair clipper, they’ve hit a home run.
Not only does it look extremely cool, but it also cuts hair like a boss.
This is my review of the BaBylissPRO Barberology MetalFX Series Hair Clipper.
Comes In 4 Colors
The ‘love it or hate it‘ MetalFX comes in 4 gorgeous colors.
The striking colors of these clippers make them stand out from the crowd.
- Rose Gold
I keep changing my mind as to what color looks best, I honestly like them all, but the black version has the edge – just.
All Metal Clipper
Unlike most other clippers that are made of plastic or similar material, the MetalFX Series is all metal.
The metal design gives it a real premium tag.
The silver model my barber uses, stands out from the other clippers and trimmers on display, and certainly looks the part.
The first thing you notice when you pick up the clipper is how the weight is predominantly at the front.
This makes for better balance and control.
Weighing in at just over 1 pound (approx 500 grams) it’s not going to fatigue you when using for long periods.
It comes with a Japanese steel blade. Arguably the strongest steel you can get.
Hey, it is what it is..a sharp blade that cuts easily through even the thickest of hair.
The only downside to a stainless steel blade is how hot it can potentially get.
Luckily the brushless motor helps keep heat transfer down, so less of a problem compared to electromagnetic motors.
The unique selling point of the Barberology MetalFX Series (other than its striking looks) is the motor.
Apparently (and I have no reason to say otherwise) Ferrari had an input in designing the motor.
This isn’t surprising, as true to Ferrari’s secretive nature, there’s very little information about the specifics of the motor.
All I know is it’s a brushless, high torque motor.
Whatever is under the hood of these machines, it does an exceptional job at driving the clipper blade with constant, high power.
Like all good clippers, the MetalFX Series has a taper lever to get more precision with the cutting lengths.
It has 5 lever positions and has a solid, reassuring click as you push or pull the blade assembly.
A taper lever isn’t essential, as you can easily attach the supplied guide combs to get your desired lengths.
Powered by a lithium-ion battery (which is the best in the business) giving the hair clipper around 2 hours of use when fully charged.
That’s a pretty impressive run time for a cordless clipper.
What’s Included In The Box
- Barberology MetalFX Series hair clipper
- 8 guide combs – 1/18″, 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″ & 3/4″
- Blade guard
- Cleaning brush
- Screwdriver to change/adjust blade
This stylish hair clipper deserves some equally impressive accessories. Unfortunately, BaByliss has a very limited range.
BaBylissPRO Barberology MetalFX Comb Set
This two-piece metal clipper comb set will complement your rose gold and gold-colored FXMetal clippers.
It contains a 9″ clipper comb and a 7 1/2″ cutting comb.
Both are ultra-thin and made of high-quality stainless steel.
Available in Rose Gold and Gold only.
Pros & Cons
Pros & Cons of the BaBylissPRO MetalFX Series
- Modern, stylish clipper
- Brushless, Ferrari designed, powerful motor
- 2 hour run time of cordless use
- Dual voltage for international use
- Perfectly weighted clipper with a barbell-grip handle for ease of use.
- 2-year warranty
- No stand or storage case
- Lack of accessories
- Too bling-y?
Buy the BaBylissPRO MetalFX Series on Amazon
- The BaBylissPRO SILVERFX is a cord/cordless lithium clipper, equipped with a high-torque, Ferrari-designed engine. A perfect tool for cutting all hair textures with power, speed, & precision
- The FX870S features a lithium battery for up to 2 hours of cordless runtime.
- All-metal housing/knurled barbell grip.
- The clipper includes 8 comb attachments ranging in size from 1.5mm to 19mm.
- 2 Years manufacturers warranty
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UK Model of MetalFX Clipper
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Finally, a high-powered cordless hair clipper that performs as well as it looks!
With the BaBylissPRO Barberology MetalFX Series hair clipper, BaByliss has raised the bar in aesthetics.
I really like the long run time and powerful motor.
The textured and superbly weighted body, make it easy to hold and use.
Cuts through all hair types with ease, without losing power.
I think they missed a trick by not making a stand to store it on, and there’s a disappointing lack of accessories.
But overall, this is an impressively designed, cordless hair clipper, aimed at the professional market.