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Wahl Clipper User Guide

Wahl Clipper FEATURE


Wahl Clipper


About Wahl

Wahl is a brand that specializes in manufacturing grooming products, including hair clippers, trimmers, and shavers. The company was founded in 1919 by Leo Wahl and is headquartered in Sterling, Illinois, USA. Wahl is known for its high-quality products that are designed for both professional and personal use. In addition to grooming tools.

Wahl also produces personal care products such as hair dryers, curling irons, and massagers. The company has a global presence, with operations in over 165 countries. Wahl is committed to sustainability and has implemented environmentally friendly practices in its manufacturing processes, such as using recycled materials and reducing waste

OVERVIEWWahl Clipper FIG- (1)

USINGWahl Clipper FIG- (3)


When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the points listed below. Read all instructions and safeguards before using.


To reduce the risk of injury or death by electric shock:

  1. Do not reach for an appliance that has fallen into the water. Unplug immediately from the outlet.
  2. Do not use it while bathing or in a shower.
  3. Do not place or store appliances where they can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. Do not place in or drop into water or other liquid.
  4. Always unplug this appliance from the electrical outlet immediately after use.
  5. Always unplug this appliance before cleaning.

To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock or injury to persons:

  • This appliance can be used by children aged 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children without supervision.
  • Warning: Keep the Product Dry. It is essential to PREVENT electrical equipment from coming into contact with water or other liquids.
  • Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer.
  • If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or authorized agent or similarly qualified person in order to
    avoid risks.
  • Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
  • Do not use outdoors or operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered.
  • Do not use this appliance with a damaged or broken comb or with teeth missing from the blades, as injury may occur.

UK appliance: If a 13 amp (BS 1363) plug is used, a 3 amp fuse must be fitted, or if any other type of plug is used, a 5 amp fuse must be fitted either in the plug or adapter at the distribution board. Replacement fuses should be ASTA approved to BS 1362. The fuse cover must be fitted when changing the fuse.

If the fuse cover is lost, the plug must not be used until a replacement is obtained. Information for obtaining the correct fuse carrier is marked on the carrier itself and at the bottom of the fuse cavity on the plug. These may be obtained from Wahl UK. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.


This clipper has been designed for household use.Wahl Clipper FIG- (2)

  • A- Bottom blade
  • B– Blade slide (on Multi-cut (MC) clipper only)
  • C– Taper lever (on Multi-cut (MC) clipper only)
  • D– Switch
  • E-Top blade
  • F– Power screw


Your Wahl clipper blades were oiled and aligned before leaving our factory; however, it is possible for blades to get bumped out of alignment. Blades must be realigned if they have been removed for cleaning or replacement. To determine if realignment is necessary, compare your clipper blades with diagram G.

  1. If your clipper has a taper lever, position the taper lever in the close-cut position. (H)
  2. The end of top blade teeth should be approximately 1/32″ (.64 mm) back from the bottom blade. This is important so that the clipper does not cut too close or allow the moving cutter to touch the skin.
  3. The extreme left-hand tooth of top blade must be covered or to the left of the first small tooth of the bottom blade.
  4. The extreme right-hand tooth of top blade must be touching the big tooth on the bottom blade.

If blade alignment is incorrect, add a few drops of Wahl Clipper Oil to the blades, turn the clipper “On” for a few moments, turn “Off” and unplug. Loosen screws slightly and adjust (steps 2-4 listed above). Tighten screws after blades are aligned. Other than blades this clipper has no user-serviceable parts. (diagram I)


The blades of your new clipper should be oiled every few haircuts. Simply place a few drops of Wahl Clipper Oil on the teeth of the blades. Use only the Wahl Clipper Oil included in the pack. Due to the high speed of your Wahl clipper, the correct type of oil must be used. Do not use hair oil, grease or any oil mixed with kerosene or any solvent, as the solvent will evaporate and leave the thick oil, slowing down the blades. Wahl Clipper Oil is a very thin, natural oil that will not evaporate and will not slow down the blades.


(Not found on all models of Wahl Clippers)
If your clipper has a power screw, it has been adjusted for peak efficiency before leaving the factory. However, if voltage in your home is low, you may need to readjust it.

To adjust power, use the plastic brush, a screwdriver or a thin coin to turn the power screw in a clockwise direction until the arm strikes the coil, making a noise. Then, slowly turn the power screw out (counterclockwise), just until the noise stops. This is the maximum power setting. (K)


The cord should not be used to pull the clipper. Since freedom of movement needs to be maintained, care should be used to keep the cord untwisted and unobstructed. When stored, the cord should be coiled and the unit placed in the original box or-storage pouch (if provided).

If your clipper has a polarized plug: To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug fits in a polarized outlet only one way. In the event the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. In the event it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.


(Not found on all models of Wahl Clippers)
If your clipper has an adjustable taper lever, it is conveniently located near your thumb (if you’re right-handed), so it can easily be adjusted while the clipper is in your hand.

The taper lever adds versatility to your clipper by allowing you to gradually change the closeness of your cut without a guide comb. When the lever is in the uppermost position, the blades will give you the closest cut and leave the hair very short. (diagram H1) Pushing the lever downward gradually increases the cutting length. In its lowest position, the taper lever will leave the hair approximately the same length as the 1/8″ guide comb. (diagram H2)

The taper lever will also extend the use of your blades since a different cutting edge is used in each setting. In addition, if extremely heavy haircutting has jammed the blades, it will help you remove hair that has become wedged between the two blades without removing the blades. While the clipper is running, rapidly move the lever from “close cut” to “long cut” a couple of times. Doing this each time you’ve finished using your clipper will help keep the blades clear of cut hair. If your clipper stops cutting and this does not help, your cutting blades may be dull. Either replace them or return them to Wahl for sharpening.


Before you cut your hair

  1. Your clipper should be clean, oiled, and in perfect working condition.
  2. If your kit includes a plastic cape, place it around the neck, tying the strings and overlapping the cape portion to prevent hair from falling down inside the collar. If no cape is provided, a towel will do nicely.
  3. Position the person whose hair is to be cut on a stool or chair so that the top of his head is about even with your eyes.
  4. After combing the hair to remove all tangles, hold the clipper in a relaxed, comfortable grip, with the nameplate under the palm near your index finger. This grip will help you maintain comfortable, accurate cutting control.

NOTE: To attach guide combs, hold the comb with the teeth up. Snap guide comb attachment firmly to the bottom of the clipper blade. (L)

Depending on the kit you purchased your kit may include one of the following:

  • Adjustable Guide Combs – allowing multiple cutting lengths in the convenience of a single comb.
  • Individual Black Guide Combs – providing predetermined lengths indicated on each guide comb.
  • Individual Color Guide Combs – providing predetermined lengths indicated on each guide comb. Combs are also color-coded for quick-cutting length reference.

Using adjustable guide combs:

  • The small adjustable guide comb has five settings from 1/8” to 5/8” (3mm to 16mm) in 1/8” (3mm) increments. (M)
  • The large adjustable guide comb has five settings from 3/4” to 1-1/4” (19mm to 32mm) in 1/8” (3mm) increments. (N)

Using individual (black or colored) guide combs:

Some kits do not include all Wahl guide combs. However, any of these combs (or additional accessories not listed here) may be available from your dealer or can be ordered directly from Wahl.


  • 3mm – Black/Red
  • 6mm – Black/Purple
  • 10mm – Black/Dark Blue
  • 13mm – Black/Orange/Pink
  • 16mm – Black/Yellow
  • 19mm – Black/Lavender
  • 22mm – Black/Green
  • 25mm – Black/Light Blue
  • 31mm – Black/White
  • 38mm – Black only
  • Right Ear Taper – Black only
  • Left Ear Taper – Black only



The first time you cut the hair, cut only a small amount until you become accustomed to how long each guide comb leaves the hair. Always start by placing the largest guide comb on the clipper, then use shorter combs (or settings – if using adjustable guide combs) if a shorter length is desired.
Remember, between professional haircuts, the hair grows evenly all over the head and a light trimming at the lower neck and sides may be all that is needed to bring back that neat, well-groomed look.

For uniform cutting, allow the clipper to cut its way through the hair. Do not force it through at a faster rate.

  1. Start by combing the hair so it falls in its natural direction.
  2. Place the largest guide comb onto your clipper and start by trimming the sides from the bottom upwards. Hold the clipper lightly against the hair, with the teeth of the guide comb pointing up but flat against the head. Slowly lift the clipper up and outward through the hair, cutting only a small amount at a time.

Repeat around the sides and back of the head.

If you desire shorter hair, either change to a shorter guide comb (or setting – if using adjustable guide combs) or apply more pressure and less lift away from the head with the present attachment.
This entire procedure requires practice, and it is always better to leave too much hair in the first few haircuts.
For the top of the head, you will give a fair shortcut if you use the 1″ guide comb (If your kit includes the 1-1/4” or 1-1/2” guide comb, you may use this for a slightly longer cut.) With the teeth flat against the head, slowly start trimming from the front to the back. Again, it is better to leave the hair longer than the first few haircuts.


By not using a guide comb, a longer cut can be achieved. Use either a barber comb or a regular comb and lift the hair on top of the head, cutting over the comb, or grasp the hair between the fingers and cut to the desired length. Continue this procedure from the front to the back of the head, gradually cutting the hair shorter by reducing the space between the comb or fingers and the head. Comb frequently to remove trimmed hair and check for uneven strands.



The Left and Right Ear Guide Combs have a built-in taper ranging from 1/8” to 1/2”. By following the outline of the ear with the appropriate comb you achieve a gradual taper and blending without having to use multiple combs.


Attach the Left Ear Taper Comb to your clipper and stand facing the left ear. While holding the clipper at a slight angle against the head, position the guide comb just back of the left ear at the hairline. Then move the clipper in a small half-circle pattern around the left ear toward the front of the head. Depending on the length of hair you are working with you may need to take several small strokes as you proceed around the ear. When doing so, slowly move the clipper upward and outward being mindful of the ear. This will allow you to guide hair into the comb towards the clipper blades.

Note: You may also achieve a tapering of sideburns by including the sideburn area as you begin to move the clipper around the ear.


Attach the Right Ear Guide Comb to your clipper. Stand facing the right ear and repeat the process described above for the left ear.
Finish by outlining the area around the ear as described in the following section.


No attachments are needed. (On a multi-cut clipper, push the taper lever up to the “close-cut” position.) Comb hair into the desired style. Starting between the ear and the sideburns, as shown on left, hold the clipper with the corner edge of the blade against the hairline. Slowly follow the desired outline of the hair over, around, and behind the ears. For defining sideburns and the back of the neck, hold the clipper upside down, against the skin at the desired length, and move down. Comb hair and check that sides are even. Check for uneven spots throughout the haircut.


  • Starting with the longest guide comb, cut from the back of the neck to the crown. Hold the guide comb flat against the head and slowly move the clipper through the hair, as shown.
  • Use the same procedure from the lower side to the upper side of the head, as shown. Then cut the hair against the direction in which it grows, from the front to the crown, and even up the cut with the sides.
  • To give a “flattop” look, the hair on top of the head must be cut over the top of a flat comb, rather than using the guide comb.
  • Use closer-cutting guide combs to “taper” the hair down to the neckline, as desired. Comb hair and check for uneven spots. Outline sideburns and neckline as previously described.
  • If a short, tapered cut on the sides and back is desired, follow diagram S.
  • The five basic areas illustrated on the Wahl haircutting guide are your “road map” to easy, do-it-yourself haircutting.
  • For tips on the latest trends and fashions in haircutting, visit us at www.wahl.com.

This marking indicates that this product should not be disposed of with other household wastes throughout the EU. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources. To return your used device, please use the return and collection systems or contact the retailer where the product was purchased. They can take this product for environmentally safe recycling.

FAQs Wahl Clipper

What is a Wahl Clipper?

A Wahl Clipper is a type of electric hair clipper used for cutting and styling hair. It is designed to make hair cutting easier and more efficient, allowing for a smoother, more professional finish. Wahl Clippers are used by barbers, stylists, and home users around the world.

What types of Wahl Clippers are available?

Wahl offers a range of clippers for different hair types and styles. These include:
Corded clippers: These clippers are powered by a cord plugged into an electrical outlet.
Cordless clippers: These clippers are powered by rechargeable batteries and do not require a cord.
Adjustable clippers: These clippers have blades that can be adjusted to different lengths for precise cutting.
Taper clippers: These clippers have blades that taper, making them ideal for blending and fading.

How do I clean my Wahl Clipper?

To clean your Wahl Clipper, you will need to follow these steps:
Turn off the clipper and unplug it from the electrical outlet (if it is a corded model).
Use a soft brush or cloth to remove any hair or debris from the blades and body of the clipper.
Apply a few drops of oil to the blades and turn the clipper on for a few seconds to distribute the oil.
Wipe off any excess oil with a cloth.
Can I use my Wahl Clipper on wet hair?
It depends on the specific model of Wahl Clipper you have. Some models are designed for use on dry hair only, while others are waterproof and can be used on wet hair.
Check the user manual or product specifications to determine whether your clipper is safe to use on wet hair.

How do I sharpen the blades on my Wahl Clipper?

Wahl Clipper blades can be sharpened using a sharpening stone or a sharpening service. If you choose to sharpen the blades yourself, you will need to disassemble the clipper, remove the blades, and use the sharpening stone to sharpen the blades at the correct angle. If you prefer, you can also send the blades to a professional sharpening service for sharpening.

Is there a warranty for the Wahl Clipper?

Yeah, there is a two-year warranty on it.

What is the Wahl Clipper’s voltage?

The Wahl Clipper operates between 110 and 120 volts.

Is the Wahl Clipper compatible with 220V?

It cannot be used with 220V, sorry.

Are there any further Wahl Clipper accessories?

The Wahl Clipper does come with extra accessories like combs and guards.

How are Wahl clippers recharged?

Connect the unit’s power wire immediately. Make sure the clipper is turned off before charging. The charge indicator is illuminated while charging. When almost fully charged, the charge indicator will start to flash, and when fully charged, it can turn off.

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