In a previous piece, we discussed the pros and cons of corded vs cordless hair clippers for professional use. However, in each distinct subgroup of professional hair clippers, there are also a variety of options to choose from that satisfy different needs of barber shops and hairdresser salons in Singapore.
Today, we’ll look at some of the best cordless hair clippers currently in the market from Wahl’s 5-Star Series, namely the 5-Star Magic Clip Cordless, the 5-Star Senior Cordless, and the newly-launched in Singapore 5-Star Legend Cordless.
Here’s how they square up in each category of comparison:
Hair Clipper Blade
All three cordless hair clippers in Wahl’s 5-Star Series use different blades meant for distinct purposes.
The Magic Clip Cordless utilises a patented 5-Star Stagger Tooth Blade with Crunch Blade Technology that cuts at 0.5mm to 1.2mm, and is perfect for when you want to create 2 different hair lengths with a single pass that is great for texturising and optimal blending. The 5-Star Stagger Tooth Blade is also ideal for bulk hair removal, and its Crunch Blade Technology is specifically designed to make a crisp, “crunch” sound when cutting such that you can better gauge when your blend has been perfected.
The Senior Cordless, on the other hand, utilises a 5-Star Standard Blade that also cuts at 0.5mm to 1.2mm, and is perfect for precision fading and on-scalp precision cutting. The 5-Star Standard Blade’s flat profile at a 13° bevel allows closer cutting to the scalp..
Lastly, the Legend Cordless utilises a 5-Star Wedge Blade that cuts at 0.7mm to 1.7mm, with deeper bottom-blade teeth that allow for longer feeds of hair. The wedge hair clipper blade is ideal for soft-line fading and seamless blends, and — just like the magic clip cordless — comes with in-built crunch blade technology. The Legend Cordless also features an extended taper lever that provides longer blend range, such that barbers can simply open the metal lever of the clipper further to fade quicker without needing additional cutting guides.
All hair clipper blades on Wahl 5-Star professional clippers have a cutting width of 46mm.
Hair Clipper Motor
In terms of motor, the Magic Clip Cordless features a rotary motor that may only be capable of 5,700 strokes per minute, but is perfectly suitable for blending and removing fade guidelines.
On the other hand, the Legend Cordless — while being almost as lightweight (295g) as the Magic Clip Cordless (290g) — features a stronger motor that allows for 6,500 strokes per minute to tackle thick, dense hair.
However, when it comes to motor power, the Senior Cordless takes the cake with a motor that operates at 7,000 strokes per minute, making it the most ideal clipper for cutting through thicker, denser hair even when it’s wet.
For quick bulk removals with regards to harder-to-cut manes such as Afro-textured hair, go with the Legend Cordless or Senior Cordless for more power that facilitates ease.
Battery Run and Charge Time
When it comes to cordless clippers, important features to take note of include the battery run and charge times — or so one would think. However, with Wahl clippers, you can avoid unnecessary downtime altogether whenever your batteries run out of energy, by simply plugging in a cord to your Wahl cordless hair clippers.
But even with that being said, longer run times and shorter charge times are still great nice-to-haves. In this regard, the Legend Cordless is a clear victor over its peers, with a run time of 100 minutes and a charge time of only 60 minutes. The Magic Clip Cordless has a similar run time of 100 minutes, but the Senior Cordless has a run time of 80 minutes due to its powerful motor. Both the Magic Clip Cordless and the Senior Cordless have a battery charge time of 120 minutes.
Every Wahl 5-Star cordless hair clipper comes along with a set of cutting guides. The Magic Clip Cordless and Legend Cordless clippers come with 8 cutting guides each: #½, #1, #1½, #2, #3, #4, #6, and #8, while the Senior Cordless comes with 3 guide combs: #½, #1, and #1½.
All complimentary guide combs that come with Wahl 5-Star cordless clippers are premium cutting guides made from engineering-grade material, and feature improved firmness, a better fit, and a smoother cutting experience.
The Magic Clip Cordless has a retail price of S$185, while both the Senior Cordless and Legend Cordless have a retail price of S$299. Also, for a limited-time only, each purchase of the 5-Star Legend Cordless Clipper from participating Wahl resellers in Singapore will entitle you to a complimentary limited-edition Legends Live Forever T-shirt.
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A quick comparison of Wahl’s 5-Star cordless clippers:
|5-Star Magic Clip Cordless||5-Star Senior Cordless||New 5-Star Legend Cordless|
|Clipper Blade||5-Star Stagger Tooth Blade||5-Star Standard Blade||5-Star Wedge Blade|
|Cutting Length||0.5mm - 1.2mm||0.5mm - 1.2mm||0.7mm - 1.7mm|
|Crunch Blade Technology||Yes||No||Yes|
|Battery Run Time||100 mins||80 mins||100 mins|
|Battery Charge Time||120 mins||120 mins||60 mins|
|Strokes Per Minute||5,700||7,000||6,500|
|Guide Combs||#½, #1, #1 ½, #2, #3, #4, #6, #8||#½, #1, #1 ½||#½, #1, #1 ½, #2, #3, #4, #6, #8|
Whether the cordless clipper you choose to get is from our 5-Star Series or otherwise, you can rest assured that all professional cordless clippers from Wahl leverage the most sophisticated of clipper technologies to give you the best barber shop tools in the market.
Shop Wahl Singapore today, and grab your New 5-Star Legend Cordless and complimentary ‘Legends Live Forever’ T-shirt while stocks last!