As a barber, the right set of clippers can make all the difference in the quality of your work. And with so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the best one for your needs.

One brand that has been a trusted name in the industry for over a century is Wahl.

With their high-quality and durable clippers, they have become a go-to choice for many barbers. At Salons Direct, we offer a range of Wahl clippers to suit different preferences and styles.

In this blog post, we’ll go over the various types of Wahl clippers available and help you choose the right one for your needs. Whatsmore, all Wahl electricals come with a 12-month warranty so you can buy with confidence.

A brief history of Wahl

Wahl Clippers and Trimmers have a rich history that dates back over 100 years. The company was founded in 1919 by Leo J. Wahl, who invented the first practical electric hair clipper. This invention revolutionised the hair-cutting industry, allowing barbers to provide faster, more efficient haircuts.

Wahl continued to innovate over the years, introducing new features such as adjustable blades and powerful motors that could handle even the thickest hair. Today, Wahl is a trusted name in the barbering industry, providing high-quality clippers and trimmers that are used by professionals all over the world.

With a legacy of innovation and quality, Wahl continues to be a leader in the development of hair-cutting tools, providing barbers with the tools they need to create the perfect cut every time.

Wahl Clipper Buying Guide for Barbers & Hairdressers

Wahl Super Taper Clipper


The Wahl Super Taper Clipper is the best-selling professional mains clipper in the UK, thanks to its versatility, durability, and precision. With its powerful V5000 motor, this clipper can handle even the thickest hair, and the taper lever allows for easy blending and fading.

Need to adjust the taper on the go? The clipper features an adjustable taper lever (1 – 3.5mm) for greater variation and control in cutting lengths. The Wahl Super Taper Clipper is a trusted tool for barbers who require a high-quality clipper that can deliver consistent results day after day.

Barbers on Trustpilot have praised the Wahl Super Taper Clipper for its reliability and ease of use, with one reviewer stating,


“It’s a great all-around clipper that lasts and lasts, perfect for any barber’s kit.”

Another barber noted,


“I’ve been using Wahl clippers for years, and the Super Taper is still my favourite. It’s the perfect balance of power and precision.”

The Wahl Super Taper Clipper comes with the following:

  • Super Taper Clipper.
  • Blade Guard.
  • 4 Comb Attachments (sizes #1 – 4).
  • Small Flat Top Comb.
  • Clipper/Blade Oil.
  • Cleaning Brush.

Good to know

  • Please note this product comes with a V5 transformer and will, therefore, no longer be compatible with older V4 transformers.
  • The Wahl Replacement Standard Blade is the recommended replacement blade.

Wahl Senior Metal Edition Clipper Kit



The Wahl Clipper Kit Senior Metal Edition is perfect for precision fading and closer cutting. The clipper’s powerful motor and adjustable blade make it ideal for precision cutting and fading, while its metal housing ensures durability and longevity.

The Wahl Clipper Kit Senior Metal Edition is an excellent choice for barbers who require a high-performance tool that can withstand frequent use and deliver precise results.

Reviews from barbers on Trustpilot highlight the quality and reliability of the Senior Metal Edition, with one reviewer stating,


“I have been using this clipper for years, and it never lets me down. The metal housing is a nice touch and adds to the overall durability of the product.”


“The Senior Metal Edition is the perfect clipper for barbers who need a reliable tool that can handle heavy use. I love the weight and feel of this clipper.”

Key Features:

  • Powerful motor that generates a higher blade speed for more cutting power.
  • Aluminium metal bottom housing provides a weighted feel for precision and control.
  • 80-minute run time from a 120-minute charge.
  • Adjustable thin profile blade for precision fades.
  • The flat bottom blade allows for closer cutting.
  • Cord/ Cordless for convenience.
  • Cutting length: 0.5-1.2mm.

Wahl 5 Star Cordless Magic Clip Clipper




The Wahl 5 Star Cordless Magic Clip Clipper has Lithium Ion technology which provides 90 minutes of run time with Crunch Blade technology for a blunter cut and smoother finish. The Wahl 5 Star Cordless Magic Clip Clipper is a popular choice among barbers due to its powerful motor and cordless design, which allows for greater flexibility and mobility.

Did you know this clever clipper also includes built-in overload prevention? The clippers LED will flash five times when excessive blade load is detected, the unit will automatically shut the power down, and the clipper will no longer switch on. Switch the clipper off and, inspect the blades for any foreign objects or debris, clean the blades and oil.

Reviews from barbers on Trustpilot highlight the clipper’s performance and reliability, with one reviewer stating,


“This clipper is a game-changer. The cordless design makes it easy to manoeuvre and the blades are sharp and precise.”

Another barber said,


“I’ve used this clipper on all types of hair, and it always delivers. The battery life is great, and it’s easy to clean.” 

Key Features include…

  • Stagger Tooth Blade, which feeds hair faster and improves blending.
  • With the unique ‘Crunch Blade’, as a result, you will achieve a blunter cut and a smoother finish all around.
  • Features Lithium Ion battery for faster charging and consistent cutting power.
  • Benefit from up to a 90-minute run time on a single charge.
  • You also have the option to use the cord, which is great for busy barbershops.
  • The convenient thumb lever adjusts the taper and texture without changing the blades.
  • Included with your clipper are eight attachment combs (#0.5, 1.5, 1 – 4, 6 & 8).
  • A matching charger is available.


Good to know

  • *Please note this product comes with a V5 transformer and will, therefore, no longer be compatible with older V4 transformers.

Wahl 5-Star Cordless Senior Clipper Kit





The Wahl Cordless Senior features Wahl’s most powerful motor in a cordless Wahl clipper that generates a higher blade speed with increased torque for more cutting power. The revolutionary Lithium-Ion battery technology is lightweight and powerful, providing a fast charge and consistent cutting power for 70 minutes of run time from a single charge. The blade adjusts to zero overlaps for skin-tight fading with a convenient thumb lever to adjust the taper and texture without changing blades and for increased flexibility.

The aluminium metal bottom housing provides a sturdy, robust grip with a weighted feel for precision and control and comes with premium combs which are 70% stronger, with engineering-grade material and rounded teeth for a smoother cutting experience.

Reviews from barbers on Trustpilot praise the clipper’s performance and ease of use, with one reviewer stating,


“This is an amazing clipper that delivers on all fronts. It’s powerful, easy to handle, and produces consistent results every time.”

Kit Includes:

  • 1 x Cordless Senior Clipper.
  • 10 x Premium attachment combs (grades: 1-8, 0.5 & 1.5).
  • 1 x Small flat-top comb.
  • 1 x Blade oil.
  • 1 x Cleaning brush.
  • 1 x Charger.
  • 1 x Instruction booklet.
  • Matching charger is available.

*Please note this product comes with a V5 transformer and will, therefore, no longer be compatible with older V4 transformers.

Wahl 5 Star Cord/Cordless Detailer Li Trimmer

When your clients’ hair and facial hair demand that extra level of accuracy and detail, you need the Wahl Detailer Trimmer with the extra-wide blade. 6mm wider than the standard T-blade, it allows a more precise trim, perfect for tight corner work on patterns and around the ears.




 “The Detailer Li Trimmer is perfect for those hard-to-reach areas. The battery life is great, and the trimmer is easy to maintain.” 

Key Features

  • Features an extra-wide T-blade for super close trimming.
  • 100-minute run time from just a 45-minute charge.
  • LED light indicates battery status.
  • The blade can be adjusted to zero overlaps for ultra-close cutting.
  • Designed for edge lining and detail work.
  • Includes space-saving charging stand.
  • Cutting length 0.4mm.
  • Lithium battery operated.
  • It can also be used with a cord for mains operation.

Wahl Single Foil Shaver



The Wahl Single Foil Shaver is ideal for shape-ups, precision fades and detailing and close cutting to remove edges. Additionally, the long battery life and quick recharge time make it a reliable and convenient tool for busy barbers. Reviews from barbers on Trustpilot rave about the Detailer Li Trimmer’s performance and durability, with one barber stating…


“This trimmer is amazing! It’s super quiet, lightweight, and very powerful. It’s perfect for detailing and lining up fades.” 

Key Features:

  • Ultra-close, hypoallergenic foil for ultra-fine shaving.
  • Run time 90 minutes, charge time 90 minutes.
  • Motor: 7500 RPM.

Wahl Gold Collection


The Wahl Gold Collection will allow you to achieve a range of looks using the gold clipper, trimmer and shaver and achieving heavy-duty fading, sharp outlines and blending. The range includes a variety of clippers, trimmers, and accessories, all with an elegant gold finish that adds a touch of luxury to any barber’s toolkit.

Key Features:

Reviews from barbers on Trustpilot are overwhelmingly positive, with one barber stating,


“The Gold Collection is the best investment I’ve made for my barbershop. The clippers and trimmers are incredibly powerful and easy to use, and they look great too.”

Find out more about the Wahl Gold Collection…


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