The 10 Best Wahl Clippers

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in February of 2019. If there's one thing you expect to see when getting a haircut — whether in a barbershop or at home — it's a set of Wahl clippers. The company's tools are ubiquitous in the field, as they're well made and easy to use. We've compiled a list of their most standout offerings, ranging from inexpensive models that just get the job done to lavish options suitable for high-end salons. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Professional 5-Star Magic Clip

2. Color Pro

3. Limited Edition 100 Year

Editor's Notes

September 30, 2020:

When it comes to hair clippers, the Wahl brand is hard to beat both for professionals and those at home thanks to their attention to detail, convenient bundles that include things like beard oil for maintenance, hard-working motors, and more. If you have a specific need, models like the Super Taper II and Balding 8110 are helpful, while the budget-friendly Color Pro is great for household use and children's haircuts.

Coming into our latest update, we felt our list was packed with solid contenders, but decided to make a small tweak to the lineup by adding the Peanut Trimmer.

This little clipper packs a decent amount of power into a small package, with an ergonomic grip and lightweight construction that's easy to maintain and maneuver. Its diminutive size also makes it handy for precision work and beard trimming. One drawback, though, is that it cannot switch between corded and cordless the way the Limited Edition 100 Year, Color Pro, Professional 5-Star Magic Clip, and others do. It is strictly corded, so know that going in.

To make room for the Peanut we had to say goodbye to the Senior V9000, which tends to get hot extremely fast, making it a poor choice for the professional use it's intended for. Note that the All Star Combo comes with two clippers that include the Peanut in the event you're willing to spend a little extra to get more.

February 07, 2019:

We felt the Professional 5-Star Magic Clip was deserving of a top spot on account of its versatility, as it offers corded performance despite being battery-powered. As you might expect, however, many of the selections on this list are very close in terms of quality, and so users are unlikely to go too terribly wrong with any models found here.

Special Honors

Wahl Oil Designed for professional barbers and stylists, this four-ounce bottle of oil is the standard in the clipper cutting industry. Meant to be applied to clipper or trimmer blades after each cut, this lubricating formula will prolong their lifespan and keep things running smoothly.

Wahl Animal Wahl doesn't just cater to people. They also offer a range of offerings for professional groomers as well as for home use. You'll find shears, clippers, storage essentials, attachments, accessories, and more for everything from alpaca and goats to horses, dogs, and cats.

4. All Star Combo

5. Balding 8110

6. Elite Pro High-Performance

7. Super Taper II

8. Peanut Trimmer

9. 5-Star Legend

10. 79434 Rechargeable

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.

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