Oster Classic 76 Review – Probably The Best Professional Hair Clipper Ever Made!

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Our Rating: 9/10

Oster Classic 76通用电机钳, Brown, 1 Count

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Review Summary:

TheOster Classic 76is an ‘old school’ hair clipper that delivers a cut that is still second to none.

Oster has largely kept its original design, whilst continually adapting and improving on its functionality.

I just love itsclassic look以及低调的做工。

通过我的研究、测试和反馈,包括来自头发行业的人的反馈,(为了钱),我还没有找到一个能提供完美效果的剪子better cut

The Oster Classic 76 is a totally reliable clipper that can be used all day, every day on all hair types.

The motor is a ‘heavy-duty’ powerhouse and the quality cutting blades are as good as they come.


  • Iconic, stylish look
  • 强劲有力的马达(最新型号现在有一个新的冷却器运转马达)
  • 耐用、精确、耐用的刀片
  • 13 individual blade sizes available
  • 一个专业的剪子,由业界专业人士从一个著名的公司使用


  • 比类似的绳索模型更贵
  • 稍微重一点,声音相当大
  • 仅作为有线型号提供

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尽管我喜欢奥斯特经典76,但还有其他的clipperson the market that might be more suitable for you, depending on your budget and personal needs, and I will discuss theproscons在这篇评论中。

What to Consider When Buying the Oster Classic 76


If you just go and buy the first hair clipper you see based on price alone, you’re destined for trouble and a frustrating experience, particularly if you are going to be using the clipper on a regular basis.

So stick with me as I explain each of these points in relation to theOster Classic 76:




For the price of 2 or 3 cheap clippers, that produce sub-standard results, you could buy atop-qualityclipper that will give you a professional finish and will last you formanyyears.

Made in the USA,Osterhas manufactured hair clippers since the 1920s. They are one of the industry’s original and leading hair clipper brands.

The Oster Classic 76 is theirflagship model–有充分的理由;它的标志性设计至今几乎没有改变。


Build Quality

As soon as you take the Oster Classic 76 out of the box, you know you’ve got yourself a serious clipper. It looks and feels like it should – a专业理发师

The casing is made from a strong,valox材料(a lightweight, super-strength plastic resin used in modern cars to keep weight down and give greater impact protection).

这种valox材料制造了夹子外壳virtually unbreakable

Despite the power generated from the motor, and unlike similar competing brands, the clipper willnever heat upenough to burn your hand or scalp during prolonged use.

This is a really great feature, as many similar models do tend to get quite hot and can burn the skin if you’re not careful.

The Motor


The Classic 76 has a powerful,single-speed,universal motor,这意味着它能够运行在更高的速度与更多的功率比其他克利伯马达。


I’m no electrician, but here’s whatMetMotorssays about the meaning of a Universal motor:

“DC motors have the advantage of: higher starting torque, quick starting and stopping, reversing, variable speeds with voltage input and they are easier and cheaper tocontrolthan AC”

This extra power and speed mean it can easily cut throughthickorwet hair是专业理发师和发型师必备的。


It’s not a deal-breaker for most, but a consideration if you’re looking for a small, quiet machine.

I actually love the sound!


Mains Supplied for Maximum Power


OC 76是一个电源供电的削波器。

It also has athick, 9ft, heavy-duty cord,和as such doesn’t get tangled up during cuts.

Size and Weight


Size:2 x 2 x 7.7英寸


It is one of the biggest clippers on the market and heavier than most models. (I find the weight actually gives it more stability)

However, if you have small, delicate wrists, or get pain in your wrist joints, you might struggle to handle the Oster Classic 76 if it’s for prolonged use.

If you prefer a lighter hair clipper, I recommend the excellent沃尔花生


奥斯特经典76包剪毛刀- 2项目,cludes pack of 8 plastic comb blades

As well as 2 blades, the Oster 76 comes boxed with the basics you need, including:

  • Blade guard
  • 叶片润滑油
  • 克利伯润滑脂
  • Cleaning brush
  • Operating instructions
  • 12-month Warranty

Oster Cutting Blades

According to the manufacturer’s website, allOster bladesare cryogenically treated to -300 degrees Fahrenheit,“所以分子排列成完美的结构”

This process increases the blades’strengthhardness, keeping their edge sharp during long periods of use.

A sharp blade enables easier andmore efficient cutting, so you won’t find yourself constantly going over the same area.

It also means you won’t need to buy a new blade for at least a few years!

The Oster Classic 76 uses aninterchangeable blade system, which means you can quickly and easily change the blade to a different size when you need to.

No need for a screwdriver或者其他剪子需要的任何类型的工具。新刀片简单地卡入到位,坚固的机械装置使其牢固固定。

It has13叶片尺寸(ranging from 1/2 to 1/125-inch) for various hair lengths and styles.

When bought new, it comes supplied with 2 of the most popular sized blades –size 000 (0.5mm) and size 1 (2.4mm)

If you want other blade sizes you can easily buy the blades separately. (see my related article:Oster Classic 76叶片。)


You可以买一套comb guides在你的奥斯特76刀片剪辑(如果你刚刚开始与你的第一个剪辑,这可能是值得的开始这样做)。。

Here’s a great video demonstrating a hair cut using the different blade sizes on the Oster Classic 76:


Unfortunately, Oster doesn’t sell a storage or travel case for your 76′.

Here’s one that’s compatible that works really well.



  • Iconic, stylish look.
  • 强劲有力的马达(最新型号现在有一个新的冷却器运转马达)。
  • Durable, accurate, and long-lasting blades.
  • 13 individual blade sizes available.
  • 一个专业的剪子,由业界专业人士从一个著名的公司使用, yet easy enough for a novice to learn who wants a real quality, clipping experience.


  • More expensive than similar models.
  • Bigger, heavier, and fairly loud. (Although being bigger and heavier, might actually be an advantage!)
  • Only the corded model available.

Who Is The Oster Classic 76 Suitable For?

  • Barbers and hair stylists – it is designed for professional, continual use
  • Home users who want the best-corded clippers in the business
  • Anyone who needs to cut thick, coarse hair
  • Anyone who prefers the ‘Made in the USA’ product.

Customer Reviews

The amount of customers who have reviewed the Oster 76 gives you a clear indication as to how well they perform.

If a product doesn’t perform as it should, you soon hear about it.

Check out the reviews on Amazon..

This is the ‘Daddy’ of professional hair clippers and you will find hundreds of glowing reviews and testimonies on the internet written by industry professionals and novice users alike.

Alternative Hair Clippers To Consider

The OC 76 is a unique and instantly recognizable hair clipper that still leads the way.


Andis Master 01557 Adjustable Blade Professional Hair Clipper



Q. I’m not a professional, will I be able to use these clippers at home?

A. Like many of the top-end clippers, the Oster Classic 76 is marketed as a professional-use hair clipper. That doesn’t mean a novice can’t use them at home. If you take your time, read our article “如何用剪子剪头发“在YouTube上看一些视频,你使用它们不会有问题。

Q. Can I use the Oster Classic 76 to cut my beard?

A. Sure you can, although it depends how long your beard is. You’ll need a set of guards that match the length of your beard.

Q. I have a nearly bald head shave. Is this better than the Wahl Balding Clipper?

A. Yes it is a better machine. The Oster 76 will shave your head like a hot knife through warm butter. However, the Balding Clipper is still an excellent choice clipper for shaving your head. The 76′ comes supplied with a 000 blade, but you can purchase a separatesize 00000 blade(0.2mm) for a very close shave.

Q. Can I use these clippers outside the US? I want to use them in the UK which has a 220v system?

A. No, The Oster Classic 76 is designed for a 120v system used in the US and Canada. Unless you have an expensive and reliable step-down voltage transformer you won’t be able to use them in the UK or Europe.

Q. Is this the latest model?

A. Yes. Even though there have been some refinements over the years, there is only 1 model of the Oster Classic 76.

Q. How quickly do the clippers heat up?

A. Like any hair clipper the blade and body will heat up after about 15 minutes of use. However, the Classic 76 is made from a strong valox material that prevents heat transfer. As long as you cool the blade with some clipper spray now and again, you can use these bad boys all day long.

Oster Classic 76 Maintenance

If you want these clippers to last many years, you need to look after them and maintain them.



Oster Classic 76 Limited Editions

For those of you who want a collector’s item, there are some really cool limited editions.

They may actually be worth more money in a few years’ time!

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When you own anOster Classic 76, you’re buying into theOster brand和what it stands for.

This is not a crappy, plastic product, with flashing gimmicks and other novelty extras. It is aproper clipper,完全按照您的要求执行和交付。

It is totallyreliable如果有人照顾的话,会持续很多年。

They are used byprofessional barbers, yeteasy enough to handle以便任何人都能在短时间内学会并熟练使用它们。

Whether it’s a full head shave, a crew cut, or simply a tidy-up, you’ll be非常高兴with your Oster Classic 76!


16 thoughts on “Oster Classic 76 Review – Probably The Best Professional Hair Clipper Ever Made!”

  1. I’m a black male looking to keep my hair cut low/medium wave length. I usually use the no.1 attachment on my cheap clippers with the lever at the top (not closed). I’ve had my walmart ($30) wahl clippers for 15 years, but go back and forth between barber shop cuts over the years because my clippers don’t give me that crisp barber cut. I have andis edgers and need a better clipper to perform the same way as a professional barber clippers.

    I will be using to cut my hair once every 2 weeks. Any suggestions on which clippers I should purchase? It’s too expensive going to the shop every week or every other week to keep my cut looking fresh and my waves most visible.

    • The longest clipper guard number from Oster is a number 10, (1 1/4″ – 32mm)
      You can purchase their 10 comb guard set在这里

      Wahl clipper guards go up to a size 12. (1 1/5″ – 38mm). That’s as long as they come for mainstream clippers.


  2. 支持您当地的理发师,谁将最有可能使用奥斯特剪子。避免做作业。若你们必须,我建议使用奥斯特快速饲料和一套塑料夹防护。奥斯特10,76和泰坦是真正的专业人士。我之所以这么说,是因为对剪刀和金属刀片的投资很大。这个fast feed重量轻,使用方便,仍然是一个伟大的剪子。

    • Glad you all had a great experience. This has to be one of the worse products and companies that I have ever dealt with. I was told that the clippers sold to me were discontinued and based on my description it seemed that the motor has ceased. Sent the clippers back along with mage receipt (showing they were purchased less than a month. Crickets. Constantly dealing with outsourcing customer service in the Philippines. Terrible Run away from this company!!is my best advice.

  3. The best blade to use with Oster plastic clipper guard attachments is the 000. I use that blade/guard combinations on all my Oster clippers. Go slow with thick hair and the 000 or use one of the large metal blades.

  4. I was looking at the Model 10, which is similar to the 76. My wife cuts my hair and my son’s hair. I’ve got 40yr old white guy fine hair and my son has bushier teenage hair. We usually go for 3,4,5 size comb guard cuts.

    Is the 76/model 10 overkill? Would the Fast Feed be better? Can you cut around the ears easily with the 76? or would a T-Trimmer be a good addition.

    • Hi Brian A,

      To be honest, if you have to keep changing comb guards for the different lengths of hair, you’re probably better off with theOster Fast Feed。这是一个很好的加密,你会没有问题cutting around the ears.

  5. Hey Peter,
    First, I am not a professional barber, but my crappy cordless Walmart clipper just stopped working and I’m the type of person that when I buy something, especially if it’s a replacement, I like to go top of the line. I would mostly be using this as a beard trimmer but would also use it to keep my neckline looking sharp in between trips to my local barber. My question is if you think this clipper would be my best option or if I should drop to something in the $50-75 range. Like I said I like nice things and I also like to buy things that will last me a long time, but I’m not a professional and would be using it only for personal use. The corded aspect of this trimmer doesn’t bother me either because I never used my old trimmer anywhere but in the bathroom near the outlet.

    • I hear you my friend! We all like ‘nice things’ and I’m usually first in line for something like a new cell phone.

      However, for what you are describing you don’t need to be buying a professional clipper such as the Oster 76.

      For ease of use, and for trimming your beard/neck-line I would go for theOster Fast Feedor a complete hair cutting kit like this much applaudedSurker model

      These models are more ‘fit for purpose’. Hope that helps!


  6. Hi,


    Note I already have this clipper, but do not have any of the additional combs but the #000 which I believe will take off too much of my facial hair. Do you recommend I go with a couple of oc 76 combs, or purchase a different clipper altogether?

    Thank you

    • Hey Brian,

      You don’t need to purchase another clipper to trim your goatee/beard.

      Just buy a comb set and experiment with the different settings.




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