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Combing Through Eight of the Best Limited-edition Clippers in 2020

Let’s face it:

As professional barbers and DIY haircut aficionados like me, we love ourselves a nice and high-performance hair clipper.

Trust me – that’s not an overstatement.

But:

Before we get into the post, let’s look at my top pick for the best Lim-Ed haircutters…

wahl magic clip black limited edition

WiseBarber’s Top Pick

Wahl Magic Clip Black

rating

93.6 %

Overall rating

  • Luxurious Design
  • Impressive, Quality Blades
  • 90+ Minutes of Runtime
  • Designed for the U.S. market only
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9.3 / 10

Features and functionalities

9.8 / 10

Usability and handling

9 / 10

Accessories

93.6 %

Overall rating

Brief Intro: What Should You Expect?

Sometimes, good performance won’t cut it.

I know this because every time I buy a new hair clipper, I always note all aspects of it that need improvement.

In fact:

Just like me, other barbers often tweak and redesign their hair clippers so that they not only perform better but also look fabulous and unique.

Anyway:

Hair clipper manufacturers took up this trend a while back by coming up with special, limited-edition clippers for some of their most popular clippers.

And that’s just exactly why you are here.

In this post, I’ll walk you through the best and most reliable limited-edition hair clippers available today.

I’ll break up this post into the following parts:

  • A Summary of Ratings
  • A Summary of Specifications
  • An in-depth look at each clipper
  • As well as a few good shopping tips for you

Ready?

Let’s get down to business…

Quick Summary

TOP pick

Rating

93.6 %

rating
Wahl Magic Clip Black

Wahl Magic Clip Black

Also great

Rating

87.8 %

rating
Wahl Industrial Senior

Wahl Industrial Senior

Also great

Rating

87.5 %

rating
Oster Fast Feed Rastaology

Oster Fast Feed Rastaology

Rating Summaries

Rank OrderClipper NameFeatures & Functionalities (max. 10)Usability & Handling (max. 10)Accessories (max. 10)Overall Rating 
1.Wahl Magic Clip BlackWahl Magic Clip Black9.39.8993.6 %Check price
2.Wahl Industrial SeniorWahl Industrial Senior9.58.58.387.8 %Check price
3.Oster Fast Feed RastaologyOster Fast Feed Rastaology9.39.77.387.5 %Check price
4.BaBylissPRO BlackFXBaBylissPRO BlackFX8.59.5886.7 %Check price
5.WAHL ProLithium Beretto StealthWAHL ProLithium Beretto Stealth8.39.2884.7 %Check price
6.Oster Classic 76 GoldOster Classic 76 Gold99.56.783.9 %Check price
7.Wahl 100 Year LimitedWahl 100 Year Limited99680 %Check price
8.Andis 90th AnniversaryAndis 90th Anniversary9.58.5576.7 %Check price

Quick Specifications Comparison Table

Wahl Magic Clip BlackWahl Magic Clip BlackWahl Industrial SeniorWahl Industrial SeniorOster Fast Feed RastaologyOster Fast Feed RastaologyBaBylissPRO BlackFXBaBylissPRO BlackFXWAHL ProLithium Beretto StealthWAHL ProLithium Beretto StealthOster Classic 76 GoldOster Classic 76 GoldWahl 100 Year LimitedWahl 100 Year LimitedAndis 90th AnniversaryAndis 90th Anniversary
Overal Rating93.6 %87.8 %87.5 %86.7 %84.7 %83.9 %80 %76.7 %
Length6.25"6.50”6”7”5.5”8.1”6.50”6”
Weight0.6 lbs1.2 lbs.1.16 lbs.2 lbs.0.6 lbs.1.52 lbs.1 lbs.1.25 lbs.
MotorRotary MotorWahl’s Powerful V9000 Electromagnetic MotorPowerful, Whisper Quiet Pivot MotorHigh-Torque, Brushless, Ferrari-Designed EngineStrong DC Motor (6,000 SPM)Powerful, 2-Speed, Universal MotorPowerful DC Motor (6,400 To 6,900 SPM)High-Speed, Electromagnetic motor.
(14,000 SPM)
BladesHigh-Precision, Zero-Overlap, #2161 BladesQuality #1005 bladesAdjustable Steel Blades (Between Sizes 000 And 1)Black Graphite Fade BladesDurable, High-Precision, Quick-Detach, Diamond BladesDetachable Gold Blades (Size #000 And #1)Art. 01006-200: fixed, Chrome BladesHigh-Quality, Adjustable, #000 Fade Blades
Power Source/BatteryLithium-Ion Battery
90-Minute runtime
Corded
8ft Long
Corded
8ft Long
Lithium-Ion Battery
2-Hour Runtime
Lithium-Ion Battery
90-Minute Runtime
Corded
12ft Long
Lithium-Ion Battery
70-Minute Runtime
Corded
8ft long
Accessories
  • 8 guard combs
  • Clipper oil
  • Cleaning brush
  • Blades guard
  • Barber comb
  • Charging adapter
  • 3 Guide Combs
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Clipper Oil
  • Blade Guard

  • 4 Guide Combs
  • Blade Guard
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Lubricating Oil

  • 8 Comb Attachments (#0.5 To #6)
  • Clipper Oil
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Blade Guard
  • Charging Adapter
  • 4 Guard Combs
  • Charging Stand
  • Plug-In Transformer
  • Flat-Top Styling Comb
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Clipper Oil
  • Blade Guard

  • Cleaning Brush
  • Lubricating Oil
  • Clipper Grease
  • Blade Guard

  • Charging Transformer
  • Complementary Handkerchief
  • Clipper oil
  • Cleaning brush
  • Blade Guard
  • Blade Guard
  • Clipper Oil
WarrantyLimited 1-Year WarrantyLimited 1-Year WarrantyLimited 1-Year WarrantyLimited 2-Year WarrantyLimited 1-Year WarrantyLimited 1-Year WarrantyLimited 2-Year WarrantyLimited 1-Year Warranty

WiseBarber’s List of the 8 Best Limited-edition Hair Clippers

Top Pick
wahl magic clip black limited edition

Wahl Magic Clip Black

rating

93.6 %

Overall rating

I always say this, the Wahl Magic Clip is truly magical. And its Black and Gold Limited-edition Cordless clipper takes things to the next level with added elegance and style.

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9.3 / 10

Features and functionalities

9.8 / 10

Usability and handling

9 / 10

Accessories

93.6 %

Overall rating

It’s no surprise:

The Wahl 5-Star Cordless Magic Clip always seems to land at the top of many lists; mainly because it’s a great clipper, with tons of impressive features and perks.

Now:

A lot can be said about the 5-Star Magic Clip, but let’s not get into that.

The main thing here is finding out:

What makes the Black & Gold Cordless Magic Clip special?

Well:

Like most Limited-editions, the changes are mostly in the design.

For instance:

A standard Magic Clip comes in Red and Silver colors, however, this version comes in Black and Gold colors; giving it a more elegant and tasteful finish.

Moreover, the Black & Gold is much lighter than the standard Red version; making it very easy to handle and use.

Anyway:

Aside from these two, everything else is the same as the standard Magic Clip – the same number of accessories, rotary motor, stagger-tooth blades, taper lever, and more.

Pros
  • Very ergonomic design
  • Easy to hold and use
  • Impressively efficient blades
  • Decently powerful motor
  • Elegant look and feel
  • Sufficient accessories
Cons
  • Designed for sale and use in the U.S. only
  • Its 1-year Warranty is too short for a premium clipper
Final Verdict

I’d highly recommend this clipper any day. It’s one of a kind, impressive, reliable, very stylish, and great for both professional and home use. Plus, the Magic Clip is one of the best clippers for fades.

Wahl Professional Limited-edition Industrial Senior #8545-400

Wahl Industrial Senior

rating

87.8 %

Overall rating

When looking for a proper heavy-duty clipper, it’s hard not to mention a Wahl Senior Series haircutter. These amazing machines are not only powerful but also very durable and reliable.

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9.5 / 10

Features and functionalities

8.5 / 10

Usability and handling

8.3 / 10

Accessories

87.8 %

Overall rating

You are probably wondering:

What’s the difference between this clipper and the standard #8500 Wahl Senior?

If so, here are a few things you should note:

For starters, this Limited-edition clipper comes with eight (8) guard combs; that is 5 more than what you get in the Standard Senior.

The former also comes with Zero-Overlap blades that are great for tapering, fading, blending, and heavy-duty cutting.

What about motor power?

Well, much like the standard #8500 Senior, this Limited-edition comes fitted with a powerful V9000 electromagnetic motor.

One last thing:

Design-wise, the Limited-Edition Senior features yellow clipper guards, taper lever, and switch.

Pros
  • Heavy-duty clipper
  • Highly efficient and reliable
  • Ample accessories
  • Ergonomic design
  • Zero-Overlap blades
  • Powerful V9000 motor
Cons
  • Prone to heating issues
Final Verdict

If you are looking for a high-quality, reliable, and heavy-duty limited-edition hair clipper, this clipper is probably the best one you are going to get. It’s very strong, durable, and affordable.

Oster Professional Limited-edition Rastaology Fast Feed Hair Clipper

Oster Fast Feed Rastaology

rating

87.5 %

Overall rating

The Oster Professional Limited-edition Rastaology Fast Feed clipper is just one of many cutters the brand released a while back. So, what makes it special?

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9.3 / 10

Features and functionalities

9.7 / 10

Usability and handling

7.3 / 10

Accessories

87.5 %

Overall rating

For starters:

Limited-edition Fast Feeds are quite rare and hard to find these days; the best ones are already out of stock.

Why?

Well, it has more to do with the design rather than performance.

Most Fast Feed Lim-Eds look funky and fun as compared to the boring burgundy (red-ish) standard version.

Anyway, the most common ones you might have seen include the Rastaology, Driftwood, Vibrant colors, Silver Funkadelic, Skull, Chrome, Purple, Homefront, Club Tattoo, and the Common Wealth edition among others.

Anyway:

In terms of performance, everything is the same.

You still get a quiet, powerful, lightweight, and ergonomic Fast Feed hair clipper; plus, no heating issues.

Pros
  • Lightweight and ergonomic
  • Very comfortable and easy to use
  • Stylish, varied new housing designs and artwork
  • Whisper-silent operation
  • No heating issues
  • Durable
Cons
  • Limited accessories
  • Flimsy guide combs
Final Verdict

Without a doubt, the Oster Fast Feed is one of the best hair clippers ever built. I’ve been using it for quite some time. So, take it from me, it’s awesome and very reliable.

babylisspro blackfx

BaBylissPRO BlackFX

rating

86.7 %

Overall rating

Honestly, these are some of rarest limited-editions hair clippers today. They aren’t easy to find. So, if you do land yourself one of these, consider yourself very lucky.

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8.5 / 10

Features and functionalities

9.5 / 10

Usability and handling

8 / 10

Accessories

84.7 %

Overall rating

Despite being relatively new, BaBylissPRO has earned its seat at the table of men thanks to its MetalFX Series.

Anyway:

Just recently, they launched three limited-edition MetalFX clippers inspired by three of their best and most popular influencers namely:

  • Rob the Original (the WhiteFX).
  • Sofie Gold (the BlackFX).
  • And Hawk the Barber (the RedFX).

What’s so special about them?

Well:

For one, they are very stylish, elegant, and teaming with gold-plated parts; which are most of the things you’d expect from a limited-edition hair clipper.

In terms of usability and performance, everything is just the same as this GoldFX clipper.

Trust me; it’s impressive.

Pros
  • No heating issues
  • Very stylish and premium
  • Great performer
  • Quality motor and blades
  • Dented taper lever for better control
  • Flexible and easy to use
  • Better design than the GoldFX
Cons
  • Very, very hard to find
  • Can be noisy
Final Verdict

Getting one of these clippers won’t be easy (I’m feeling a bit tempted to say, “You need friends in high places for this…”). All I know is that you won’t regret the purchase if you do get one.

WAHL ProLithium Beretto Stealth

WAHL ProLithium Beretto Stealth

rating

84.7 %

Overall rating

The ProLithium Beretto Stealth 4212-0471 Black Professional Cordless is, arguably, one of the best cordless clippers ever built by Wahl aka America’s Clipper Company. Why? Read on to find out.

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8.3 / 10

Features and functionalities

9.2 / 10

Usability and handling

8 / 10

Accessories

84.7 %

Overall rating

Fun fact:

If “underrated” was a hair clipper, it would be the Wahl ProLithium Beretto Stealth Cordless clipper.

Basically:

It’s Wahl’s closest version to the Andis Supra ZR II or Oster Octane cordless clippers.

Now:

Don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying that it’s as good as either of the two above, but it does offer several cool perks.

Pros
  • High-quality, innovative, and durable DLC blades
  • It’s lightweight, ergonomic, and noise-free
  • Just like the Magic Clip, you get 90 minutes of runtime
  • Flexibility won’t be an issue
  • Sufficient accessories
Cons
  • That it takes 180 minutes to fully recharge
  • Unnecessarily expensive
Final Verdict

If you are looking for a quality Wahl cordless clipper, this is one of your best options. Note, I recommend the Magic Clip more, but if you can’t get one, then this Beretto is your second best option.

Oster Classic 76 Gold Clipper

Oster Classic 76 Gold

rating

83.9 %

Overall rating

We all know the Classic 76 as a heavy-duty hair clipper. However, the Limited-edition Gold adds a little bit of style, taste, and aesthetic appeal to its reputation. Here are a few things you should note.

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9 / 10

Features and functionalities

9.5 / 10

Usability and handling

6.7 / 10

Accessories

83.9 %

Overall rating

Now:

I won’t dwell much on the performance and usability of the Classic 76 standard version mainly because I’ve already done an in-depth review of it.

However:

The Gold Limited-edition comes with the same heavy-duty motor, grooved housing design, impressive detachable blades, plus, a few added perks.

So, what are the changes to expect from the limited-edition clipper?

Well:

For starters, more flexibility owing to the fact that you get a 12ft-long power cord with the Gold Lim-Ed as compared to the standard 9ft.

Another awesome perk about this Limited-edition version is that it comes with a two-speed motor that allows you to switch between high and low speeds for an optimal cutting experience.

What’s more?

The most obvious improvement is in the clipper’s exterior.

Yes, with the Limited-edition, you get a Gold-plated exterior for better aesthetics as well as gold-plated blades to complement the look.

Impressive, right?

Pros
  • It’s a heavy-duty clipper
  • Features a longer power cord
  • It looks great
  • Detachable
  • Easy to use
  • Exceptionally durable
Cons
  • Very limited accessories
Final Verdict

For a corded clipper, the Classic 76 does know how to leave a lasting impression in terms of performance. And the Limited-edition makes it even better by sprucing up its appearance. All in all, it’s a clipper I’d recommend to anyone, any day.

wahl limited edition 100years

Wahl 100 Year Limited

rating

80 %

Overall rating

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Wahl came up with the Professional Limited-edition 100 Years (1919) hair clipper. Is it worth it? Read on to find out.

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9 / 10

Features and functionalities

9 / 10

Usability and handling

6 / 10

Accessories

80 %

Overall rating

Durable, stylish, and powerful – that what you get when you buy the 1919 100 Year Cordless clipper by Wahl.

This clipper is based on the design and performance of the Wahl Cordless 5-Star Senior clipper.  

But:

There are a few notable differences between the two.

For example:

The 1919 clipper comes with an all-metal housing that’s has a nice chrome finish; this makes the clipper very durable and break-resistant.

Also:

With it, you get up to 6900 SPM from its powerful rotary motor.

To recap…

Pros
  • Ergonomic design
  • All-metal, break-resistant housing
  • Great performance
  • Powerful 6900 SPM motor
  • Cord/cordless convenience
  • 2-year warranty
  • High-quality, adjustable blades
Cons
    • Lacks essential accessories
    • Its 70-minute runtime is too short
Final Verdict

In all honesty, the Limited-edition 1919 Professional 100 Year Cordless clipper form Wahl can be a great asset for professional barbers. However, it’s expensive for no apparent reason because most of its parts and designs were derived from the much cheaper, Wahl Professional Senior.

Andis 90th Anniversary Special AGC2 Clipper Kit

Andis 90th Anniversary

rating

76.7 %

Overall rating

The Andis 90th Anniversary Special AGC2 Clipper is not just your ordinary haircutter. It’s arguably the most expensive clipper on the market today. But, is it worth it?

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9.5 / 10

Features and functionalities

8.5 / 10

Usability and handling

5 / 10

Accessories

76.7 %

Overall rating

Lastly:

We have the Andis 90th Anniversary Special AGC2 Clipper.

It’s an impressive cordless hair clipper that offers great performance and an impressive haircutting and fading experience.

Moreover, it looks awesome with Candy Red and Green color options available.

Pros
  • It’s a very limited-edition, therefore having one of these bad boys will give you uncontested bragging rights
  • Much like the Andis Master, this clipper is ideal for fades and blends
  • It adds a little color and style to the boring chrome default for the Andis Masters Series
  • Impressive blades
  • Decently powerful motor
  • Very ergonomic
  • Dented taper lever for improved control
Cons
  • It’s too expensive. To get one of these, prepare yourself to shell out up to $1000 for it
  • It has nothing out of the ordinary to offer

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Final Verdict

This one is tricky. I’m not even sure if you can still find an unused one nowadays. In my opinion, it doesn’t offer much over the standard Andis Master and is definitely not worth $1000. But hey, getting one of this will make you part of a very short list of proud Andis 90th Anniversary Clipper owners.

5 Things to Look Out For When Shopping For Limited-edition Hair Clippers

Now:

Before you go out to buy a Lim-Ed hair clipper, there are a few considerations you have to make.

Here are some of them…

#1 Quality

If you ask me to list the traits of a quality clipper, I’ll say:

  • It’s well-designed
  • It’s lightweight and has a comfy grip
  • It yields a decent amount of motor power and speed
  • Has a durable housing (preferably break-resistant)
  • It’s flexible enough – either cordless or has a long cord (+8ft long)
  • Offers cord/cordless convenience
  • Has a Longer battery runtime and shorter recharge time for cordless clippers
  • Is easy to maintain
  • Has blades that cut all kinds of hair and require just a few passes to achieve the required cut

Trust me:

If you can find a clipper that offers all the above, it is a quality clipper worth buying.

#2 Performance

Looks and design alone won’t cut it!

Performance is still a critical factor to consider when shopping for limited-edition clippers.

Basically:

Finding a clipper that looks amazing and performs impeccably should be your main goal.

This means finding a clipper that has a strong motor, efficient blades, is easy to use, and ergonomic.

To me:

That’s the ultimate find.

#3 Comfortability

Allow me to say this:

A clipper is not worth buying if it doesn’t offer you comfort and usability; unless you are buying it for display - like a painting on the wall.

So, always check to see whether the clipper you want to buy is user-friendly and easy to handle.

#4 Durability

Looking for more value for your buck? Find a clipper that’s durable and sturdy.

How?

Well, durability is often determined by the materials used to make the clipper.

For instance:

An all-metal-housing clipper has a higher chance of surviving a fall than one made of plastic; this does not imply that all plastic housing clippers are weak.

Some are designed to offer the same amount of sturdiness you get from an all-metal one.

You get the point, right?

#5 Availability of Spare Parts

Lastly;

You have to consider that, at some point in time, your limited-edition haircutter will get damaged (either through normal wear and tear or by accident).

But, don’t fret!

Most hair clipper damages are often fixable; provided you have access to the right spares parts

Therefore, before buying one of these cutters, make sure that in the event of damage, you’ll have an easy time getting spares to fix it.

If not, it’s best to avoid making the purchase or you’ll end up buying a very expensive paper-weight.

Get it?

Anyway:

I think you are ready to go limited-edition clipper shopping now…

In Conclusion…

It’s a wrap…

That’s just about everything you need to know about the best and most reliable limited-edition hair clippers on the market today.

I know you might be asking:

“Why is the Wahl Professional 5-Star Limited-edition Black & Gold Cordless Magic Clip my top pick?”

Well:

It’s a premium clipper, for one.

Also, aside from being an impressive performer, it comes with a very lavish, elegant, and exquisite design – something only a few clippers can offer.

I hope you find this post useful.

As always, don’t hesitate to post any questions of contributions to this topic in the comments below.

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Until next time… #StaySafe

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