Best Wahl Trimmers

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 16, 2018
Trimming or cutting hair is something that plenty of us find a necessity. If you need to perform either of these actions on a regular basis, why not use a set of Wahl clippers? Read on for our reviews of five of the best Wahl trimmers available. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Purpose
Shaver Use
Attachments
Trim Settings
Blades
Additional Features
Components
Battery Life
Warranty
 
PROS

This is a complete hair styling kit. The clipper motor has 50% more power than the previous generation, which allows you to cut and trim the hair and beard without unevenness, and prevents yanking or pulling of hairs.

CONS

The storage bag doesn't evenly hold the clippers and accessories.

OUR VERDICT

The Wahl 79600-2101 is a set that any professional barber would love to have, and will also be a great purchase or a wonderful gift for all who are very demanding about their appearance. The set has everything ranging from a 10-comb hair clipper, a full-size detail trimmer, to a hair clip and a pair of combs.

detailed parameters
Purpose

Hair, Beard, Mustache

Shaver Use

Dry

Attachments

Full-size detail trimmer, 10 Clipper Guide Combs, Left Ear Taper, Right Ear Taper

Trim Settings

1/16" - 1"

Blades

Self-sharpening precision high-carbon steel blades

Additional Features

Soft touch elements and an ergonomic shape, LED Charging Indicator

Components

Cleaning Brush, Blade Oil, 2 Blade Guards, Scissors, Styling Comb, Barber Comb, Signature Styling Cape, Charger, 2 Hair Clips, Storage case

Battery Life

3 Hours Charge

2 hours run time

15 minute quick charge for over 12 minutes of use

Trimmer (1 AA Battery Required)

Warranty

5 years

PROS

The body of the device has a peanut-like drop-shaped shape, due to which it ideally sits in the palm of your hand and does not slip out even with prolonged use. In addition, the long 7-foot power cord will not restrict your movements.

CONS

A small number of combs in the kit.

OUR VERDICT

The rotary clipper and trimmer 2 in 1 Wahl 8655-200 is a bestseller for a good reason. The device is very light, has a removable blade which simplifies its cleaning and maintenance, and copes equally effectively both with the modeling of hairstyles and beards.

detailed parameters
Purpose

Hair, Beard, Mustache

Shaver Use

Dry

Attachments

4 Clipper Guide Combs

Trim Settings

1/8” - 1/2”

Blades

Detachable precision blade for easy maintenance

Additional Features

Peanut-like body style for better grip, 7 foot cord

Components

Oil, Cleaning Brush, Red Blade Guard

Battery Life

N/A (Outlet powered)

Warranty

Limited 1 year

PROS

The guide combs are color coded, allowing you to easily identify and select the necessary comb for a particular moment. The color scheme is listed on the body of the clippers for easy reference.

CONS

Heavy, can become tiring with prolonged use.

OUR VERDICT

This kit is a complete hair styling kit, giving you everything that you need to give yourself or a family member a quality haircut at home. The ease of use of these clippers means you will no longer need to visit an expensive hairdresser in order to have a stylish appearance.

detailed parameters
Purpose

Hair, Beard, Mustache

Shaver Use

Dry

Attachments

8 color-coded combs (1/8”, 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8”, 3/4”, 7/8”, 1”), left and right ear tapers, ear trim guide

Trim Settings

1/32" - 1/8"

Blades

Self-Sharpening, high-carbon steel blades

Additional Features

Soft touch grip for comfort and control. Color codes for combs are listed on the body of the clippers

Components

Storage Case, Blade Guard, 2 Barber Combs, Scissors, {KeyWord:Clipper} Oil and Cleaning Brush included

Battery Life

N/A (Outlet powered)

Warranty

5 years

PROS

Included with this very affordable trimmer set are two separate trimmers that will allow you to effectively trim your beard as well as trim excess hair in hard to reach areas, such as nose or ear hair.

CONS

The trimmer is not rechargeable, requiring 2 AA batteries.

OUR VERDICT

This set of trimmers will help you keep your facial hair neat and tidy wherever you are. Battery-operated and lightweight, it's an ideal option for those consumers who need to have a trimmer at hand while on the road, although they work just as well at home.

detailed parameters
Purpose

Beard, mustache, brows, ear and nose hair

Shaver Use

Dry

Attachments

5-position guide comb, 3 standard guide combs

Trim Settings

5 adjustable + 3 fixed length combs (1/16, 1/8, 3/16 inches)

Blades

Self-Sharpening, high-carbon steel blades

Additional Features

Storage base for attachments (and space-saving purpose)

Components

Storage Base, Blade Guard, Beard Comb, Mustache Comb, Cleaning Brush, Lubricating Oil

Battery Life

~ 1 month (depends on how often the trimmer is used)

Warranty

2 years

PROS

Three steel nozzles-trimmers are attached to this device, which help to cut the hairs on the head, beard and neck accurately and evenly, and also to make accurate contours of whiskers. In addition, the Dual Foil Shaver allows you to give yourself a fully clean shave.

CONS

Quite noticeably vibrates in the palm of your hand.

OUR VERDICT

This Wahl All in One Men's Grooming Kit is the choice of professionals. Using the device is incredibly easy and simple, and it quickly charges and holds a charge for a long time. Moreover, you can always use the option of 1-minute charging, which is enough for a one-time shave or trim.

detailed parameters
Purpose

Hair, Beard, Mustache

Shaver Use

Dry

Attachments

Trimmer Head, T-Blade Head, Dual Shaver Head, Detail Head, 3 T-Blade Guides, 6 Position Guide, Full Guide, Medium Guide, Stubble Guide

Trim Settings

2 mm - 12 mm

Blades

Self-sharpening precision high-carbon steel blades

Additional Features

Soft touch elements and an ergonomic shape

Components

Cleaning Brush, Blade Oil, Charger, Storage Pouch, Cleaning Brush, Beard Comb

Battery Life

1 hour charge

Up to 3 hours run time

1-minute quick charge for almost 3 minutes of use

Warranty

5 years

Wahl 79600-2101

Complete Hair Styling Kit

Professional hair stylists know what to look for when it comes to getting all of the tools necessary for cutting hair. Having everything together in one kit makes this process easy, especially for those who aren't professional hair stylists. Even the hobbyists or do-it-yourselfers have a good idea of everything that they need in order to give themselves or someone else a stylish and neat looking hair cut.

The Wahl 79600-2101 Hair Cutting Kit with 10 Guide Combs is a complete hair styling kit that includes virtually everything you need to get started with giving a great hair cut. The main component of this kit consists of cordless hair clippers that are fully rechargeable and operate without the need of a power cord. The self-sharpening precision blades ensure that these clippers can operate for a long period of time without needing to be changed or replaced while remaining easy to clean. The clippers can operate for up to 2 hours on a single full charge, and can even take a 10 minute quick charge, which should be enough of a charge to give a good trim. The cordless nature also ensures that there is no pesky power cord getting in the way while in the process of giving a haircut, although they can still operate while being charged.

Review of Wahl 79600-2101 Hair Cutting Kit with 10 Guide Combs

Peak Performance

The highlight of this Wahl cordless trimmer is the heavy duty motor that provides 50 percent more cutting power than the standard motor supplied in most Wahl clippers. This ensures that you are giving a clean, even haircut without any risk of pulling or yanking hairs, even while trimming the toughest and thickest hair. Along with the main clippers is a smaller touch-up trimmer that allows you to give a close cut to areas such as the hairline, as well as easy trimming of beards and mustaches. The detail trimmer is also battery powered, and operates on just a single AA battery.

Along with the detail trimmer is a complete set of combs that gives you the ability to easily cut hair at any preset length. The combs are quite easy to attach and detach from the clippers, and work well with giving a smooth haircut. The rest of the kit also includes everything that you should need for giving a haircut, including scissors, 2 blade guards, a styling comb, cleaning brush and oil, and other essential hair salon components such as a barber's cape and a carrying pouch to store all of the accessories. As you can see, everything that you would need for giving a top-notch haircut is included with this high-quality Wahl hair trimmer kit.

Wahl 79600-2101 Hair Cutting Kit with 10 Guide Combs in the use

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Wahl Lithium Ion Pro Haircutting Kit (79600-2101)

What customers say about this product

Power

Charged really fast.

Size & Weight

This clipper is fairly light but retains a solid, quality feel.

Key Specs

Love this set of clippers. Holds charge long enough to do 2 haircuts.

Features

The clippers with their guides allow for a fast precision hair cut.
 

Wahl 8655-200 Peanut

Professional Hair Trimmers

Not only professional hair stylists can use professional-grade hair trimmers. Even an ordinary person can find much use for such hair trimmers, and having the right set can ensure that you are not only able to give a great quality haircut, but also that you will have a high quality set of hair trimmers that will last you for years. Furthermore, having such great, high quality trimmers doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg.

The Wahl 8655-200 Peanut Professional Clipper / Trimmer is a professional grade hair trimmer that works equally well for both novices and professionals alike. Featuring a peanut-shaped body with a sleek design, these trimmers will sit comfortably in your hand, ensuring that you retain a firm grip without risk of dropping the trimmers. The lightweight design also ensures that you are able to use them for an extended period of time without your arm or hand tiring. The trimmers come with a detachable stainless steel blade system that is very easy to clean, and will stay sharp and in top working order for a long time. The blade without a comb can cut down to less than 1mm, ensuring a very close skin-tight cut. The 7-foot power cord is also long enough to work well in most cases without getting in the way or causing restrictions in your movements.

Review of Wahl 8655-200 Peanut Professional Clipper / Trimmer

Superb Design and Quality

The professional grade of these hair trimmers goes a long way towards ensuring its quality, but is far from being the only positive aspect of this model. The kit includes four different trimming combs that give you flexibility in cutting hair at specific lengths. The cutting power of the motor is also of top quality, ensuring that hair of all types and thickness can be cut without causing any yanking or pulling, while still giving you the ability to cut close to the skin at fine detail without risk of causing cuts.

This Wahl peanut trimmer is not only great at giving haircuts, but also excels at being able to style and trim facial hair such as mustaches and beards. The low profile of the blades gives you the ability to easily maneuver the trimmer around the contours of the face without catching them on obstacles such as a nose or lips. They can even be easily used for trimming behind the ears. The blade cuts close enough to even be able to give a shave, although they work best for their intended purpose of trimming. The small number of combs included, as well as the absence of a cleaning kit, is a negative, but both of these items can be easily purchased separately, or you can use those from another set of Wahl trimmers. Despite the negatives, this Wahl professional trimmer will give you professional quality performance that is unparalleled by most other models.

Wahl 8655-200 Peanut Professional Clipper / Trimmer in the use

Additional Info

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What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

Perfect compact size for sideburns and mustache trim.

Key Specs

I love the red blade guard. It helps keep the blade from being damaged and fits on snugly.

Features

Sturdy construction, simple design, with an ergonomic fit to the hand.

Power

I like that it is corded because I never have to worry about it cutting out or losing power.
 

Wahl 79300-400T

Great Kit for Beginners

Anyone who is either a non-professional hair stylist or just someone who likes to cut and style their own hair can always use a little help when it comes to hair grooming. Many grooming kits often provide clippers and accessories with little in the way of help as to which accessories are needed for different styles and cutting lengths. The Wahl 79300-400T Color Pro Complete Hair Cutting Kit helps alleviate this problem by including color-coded accessories to make selecting the right ones easy to do.

The main part of this grooming kit, of course, would be the corded clippers. These clippers feature the Wahl PowerDrive cutting system that allows the clippers to cut through any type of hair with ease, regardless of the thickness. This means that they can give an easy, level, and thorough cut without worries of hair being pulled or other grooming anomalies. The clippers plug directly into the mains and include a long cord that should alleviate the necessity for an extension cord.

The body of the clippers is made of high-grade hard plastic that gives them a solid feel, and includes a padded comfort grip to make them feel comfortable in your hand while providing a solid grip. There should be no worries of these slipping out of your hands.

Review of Wahl 79300-400T Color Pro Complete Hair Cutting Kit

Color-Coded Ease of Use

Although the clippers themselves are of high quality and offer excellent cutting power, the highlight of this grooming kit would be the clipping combs. Featuring eight color-coded combs of varying lengths, the clippers can provide a cutting length between 0.8 mm to 25 mm. The color-coded combs provide an easy way to quickly select the right length comb for your cut, and the body of the clippers even provides a color chart for help with selecting the proper comb. This helps make this kit ideal for those who are new to using clippers.

Of course, the color-coded combs are far from the only usable accessories with this kit. Also included is a barber's comb, left and right ear combs for help with cutting near ears, two separate hair clips, and even a barber's cape. Although the barber's cape is not of the highest quality, its inclusion is still a welcome addition to this kit, whereas many other kits often overlook it. All of the accessories can be stored together along with the clippers in the included storage case.
For anyone who is wanting to hone their hair styling skills and could use a little help along the way, or even those who just prefer clippers that are easy to use, the Wahl Color Pro is the way to go.
Wahl 79300-400T Color Pro Complete Hair Cutting Kit in the use

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Wahl 5537-1801

Beard Grooming Kit

Having a complete hair styling kit is nice for those who give themselves or other people haircuts, but it's not something that everyone needs, especially men. Many men who wear beards or mustaches prefer something more appropriate for grooming their facial hair, and often a complete barber kit is an overkill for this purpose. A regular beard trimmer would be most suitable for those who love their beards.

The Wahl 5537-1801 Beard Trimmer with Bonus Personal Trimmer is just the thing that those with beards or mustaches need. This complete Wahl mustache trimmer kit gives men the flexibility and performance that they would hope to have. Featuring a battery-operated beard trimmer, this grooming kit allows you to groom your beard or mustache in the exact style that you wish. The high carbon stainless steel blades provide a very close cut, while retaining their sharpness even after prolonged heavy use. The performance of the motor is what most come to expect from a Wahl-branded trimmer, delivering a perfect cut through even the thickest and toughest hair. The Wahl lithium ion trimmer operates on 2 AA batteries and provides you with enough battery power for repeat usage over a long period of time without needing to change the batteries.

Review of Wahl 5537-1801 Beard Trimmer with Bonus Personal Trimmer

Everything You Need

The great performance of the Wahl beard trimmer alone makes this grooming kit worth the price, but it also has a lot more to offer. Included with the kit is a personal trimmer made specifically for trimming hair in hard-to-reach areas, such as nose and ear hair. The personal trimmer operates on a single AA battery, which gives you plenty of trimming time before needing to replace the battery. The kit also includes a set of guide combs which allow you to trim your facial hair at your desired length, along with another five position guide. This gives you plenty of flexibility in trimming your facial hair in whichever manner you desire.

The included accessories in this complete beard trimming kit don't end there. Along with the above mentioned pieces, you also get a mustache comb, blade guard, a cleaning brush with oil, and a base that holds all of the included accessories in one easy to access location. What is also worth mentioning about the trimmer is that it is watertight, so there should be no problem with using it in the shower or in other wet conditions. With these included accessories along with the performance and flexibility of this grooming kit, any men who need the perfect beard trimmer will find this one to be the perfect solution.

Wahl 5537-1801 Beard Trimmer with Bonus Personal Trimmer in the use

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What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

It's compact, light weight, and simple to use.

Key Specs

Wish it was waterproof, but so far have not had any problems keeping it dry around the sink & tub!

Features

The small cutting head allows precision I could not achieve with my full sized hair trimmer.

Power

My favorite feature of the Wahl 5537-1801 is the replaceable AA batteries.
 

Wahl 9854-600

Fully Rechargeable Beard Trimmer

Many of the beard trimmers available on the market are ones that work with standard AA or AAA batteries. While these can be fine for a lot of people, they come with many downsides, especially in that replacing the batteries can end up being an expensive proposition. After all, batteries are not cheap, and the cost of replacing even one battery repeatedly over a long period of time can really add up. A better option for most people, then, is a beard grooming kit that works on a rechargeable battery.

The Wahl 9854-600 All in One Men's Grooming Kit is a fully rechargeable beard trimmer that gives men with facial hair what they need; a great performing and long lasting fully featured beard grooming kit. Featuring a beard trimmer with a fully rechargeable battery, this beard trimmer can operate for up to three hours on a single charge, which is generally enough battery life to last you repeated uses without needing to be recharged. Even when it does need to be recharged, it features a one minute quick charge which gives it enough battery power to last for a complete grooming session. Even with charging up to full battery life, it doesn't take more than an hour to do a complete charge. Few other beard trimmers can give you this kind of battery performance.

Review of Wahl 9854-600 All in One Men's Grooming Kit

Great Accessories

With everything great to be said about the battery life and performance of this beard trimmer, the great accessories included with this kit shouldn't be overlooked. The standard blade head, featuring stainless steel blades, gives great trimming performance without the risk of pulling or yanking hairs. This trimmer also includes several other head attachments to give you the flexibility to trim specific areas, including a precision T blade for outlines and touch-ups, a dual shaver for giving you a clean, close shave on your face or body, and a precision trimmer that can easily trim in this hard to reach areas.

The accessories for this trimmer don't stop there. Also included with this complete beard grooming kit is a six position guide for helping with the perfect trim and style, three trimmer guides for allowing you to cut hair at the desired length, and three T blade guides for giving yourself the perfect outline and touch-ups. The design of the trimmer is lightweight with a soft rubber grip, giving you the perfect grip on the trimmer without risk of it slipping out of your hand while wet. The great options included with this Wahl beard trimmer make it one of the best values available.

Wahl 9854-600 All in One Men's Grooming Kit in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

Good traveling size.

Key Specs

I haven't used all the clippers and blades yet, but they do feel quite solid.

Features

Came with so many pieces and has such a great, ergonomic style and battery life that I rate this a solid 5 from Wahl.

Power

The Wahl Lithium Ion shaver is small, and fits even the smallest hand comfortably.
 

What Is a Wahl Trimmer?

Wahl trimmers come in different models, each with a particular use case, but in general, they are tools meant for the cutting of hair. As each model will have its own particular use, the types of hair that they are made for will vary, even with the models reviewed here. The models range from full hair styling kits to specialized trimmers for facial hair, and a variety of different accessories and options are included to help with their specific purposes.

Although the range of models can vary so widely, they all operate with the same basic principle. These devices use rapidly moving steel blades to perform hair trimming in a safe and easy manner. Some of these devices exclusively use line power whereas others are battery operated. However, all of them are able to give you a quality trim, regardless of their specific purpose. Complete barber kits allow the user to create a full stylish image with virtually every type of hair style imaginable, whereas the specialized trimmers give you the ability to trim mustaches and beards to a precision length. Some models even include trimmers meant for trimming nose and ear hair (and if they don't, read nose and ear hair trimmer reviews to learn your options).

If you are looking for a great electric razor to compliment your Wahl trimmers, take a look at our reviews of five of the best electric razors for quick and clean shaving.

What Features to Compare

Purchasing a set of Wahl trimmers ensures that you are getting a quality product. However, not all Wahl trimmers are the same, with each model providing trimmers optimized for a particular use case. The different kits that are mentioned in this article range from complete hair styling kits to specialized trimmers meant for a specific purpose, so it is absolutely important to know which kind of trimmers that you need in order to buy the right trimmer kit. Below are some of the different factors that you should take into consideration before purchasing a set of Wahl trimmers.

Purpose

With the wide range of different trimmer kits available, you want to make sure you are getting the right kit for your needs. Anyone needing a complete hair styling kit should get one that includes trimmers and accessories meant for a complete hair cut, whereas those who just need facial hair trimmers should get a kit specialized for that purpose.

Power Source

Not all Wahl trimmer kits use the same type of power source, and this largely varies depending on the purpose of the kit. Complete hair styling kits are more likely to use wall power exclusively, while facial hair trimmers will generally only work on battery power. Of the latter, you also want to check which type of batteries that the trimmers use. Some include a built-in rechargeable battery, while others will require standard cell batteries to operate.

Battery Life

While not all of the Wahl trimmers operate on battery power, those that do will depend highly on their total battery life. The battery life of any trimmers that you use will indicate how long you are able to use them before recharging or replacing the batteries. It is best to make sure that the model you are getting has battery life that is in excess of the use time that you expect to need them for.

Included Accessories

The included accessories of a Wahl trimmer kit will go a long way in showing you what range of uses it has. Complete hair styling kits will most often include a range of clipper combs that give you the ability to do trims of varying lengths, while some others will be limited in the options available. Facial hair trimmers in particular may include a limited set of combs, if any at all, and might include an extra trimmer meant for trimming ear and nose hair.

Other Characteristics

The above characteristics of the Wahl trimmer set you want to buy are important to know, but they are by no means the only ones to consider. Some other characteristics that should be considered include the size and weight of the clippers, which can determine how easy and heavy they are to use. Clippers that weigh more and have a larger body will be more tiring to use than those that are lighter and slimmer. You should also consider the range of trimming lengths available for the trimmers, which is often determined by the combs included or an adjustable comb that is attached to the trimmers. Taking these things into consideration should help you make the right choice for the best Wahl trimmers for your needs.

Did you know?

Wahl Trimmers - Attachments and Features

Not everyone is an experienced master hair stylist. When buying Wahl trimmers, there tend to be plenty of options and accessories included with them. However, not everyone knows exactly what many of the options and accessories are, or exactly what to use them for. If you fall into this category, then you will want to read on to find out about the different attachments and features that are included with many of the different models of Wahl trimmers in order to get the most out of your new Wahl trimmer kit.

Accessories

Many of the different models of Wahl trimmers come with a plethora of accessories that are used along with the trimmer. Here's the list of the most common accessories which are usually included with the purchase:

  • a trimmer comb,
  • a small plastic or metal comb (that fits on the end of the trimmer).

These combs are used mainly for setting a predefined length of cut for the trimmer, preventing it from cutting closer, and allowing a nice, even cut.

Another popular accessory included with some of the all-purpose models of Wahl trimmers is a guide comb, which is mainly used for giving an even-lengthed guide along the hair while cutting. This makes it easy for an even haircut to be done in a certain area, which is very useful for certain specific hairstyles.

For some of the Wahl trimmer models that are made specifically for trimming facial hair, different blade heads are sometimes included. The different blade heads allow for easy ways to cut hair in a variety of styles. For instance, the popular "T-blade" is often used for providing an even trim along the hairline, and also makes it easy to do touch-ups. A personal trimmer attachment is also often available that allows for easier access to hard-to-reach areas that most standard trimmers have difficulty with, such as trimming nose and ear hair, or even making it easy to trim behind the ears.

Many of the other accessories often found with Wahl trimmers are cleaning kits, which include a brush that is used for cleaning hair from the trimmer blades, and lubricating oil that can be applied to the blades to keep them from wearing out. Some of the all-in-one trimmer kits may include other accessories such as styling combs, a barber's cape, and even a carrying case or pouch.

Features

Along with many of the accessories included with most Wahl trimmers, the trimmers themselves often also have specific features that are meant to make trimming hair easier and quicker. One of the most common features with all-in-one trimmers is an attached adjustable comb, which allows for easily adjusting the comb to a specific length.

Most Wahl trimmers also feature a contoured design that allows for an easy grip, with some models include a soft rubber grip that allows for a firm grip. Many of the models meant for beard trimming may also include a watertight body, although many models do not include this. It is always best to make sure that this feature is included with a trimmer before using it in wet or damp conditions.

One other feature that comes standard with almost all models of Wahl trimmers are high carbon stainless steel blades, which stay sharp after a long period of time through heavy use, and are resistant to rust or corrosion. When you purchase a Wahl trimmer, you can be assured of getting a high-quality product that is second to none.

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Publish Date: 2018-07-18 12:05:23