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Guide: Comparing all CORDED dog clippers to help you choose

We have quite a few corded clipper models to choose from at any one time (depending on what's in stock), including best-selling clippers by Wahl, Andis and Heiniger.  

With so many options, choosing between models can be tricky. This guide compares corded clipper specifications and also explains the key features, benefits and differences between each corded clipper to help you choose the best match for your needs. 

First-up, here are the specifications compared. Below the chart are the reviews for each model by Andis, Wahl and Heiniger:

 

Brand
Model Name
Speeds
Lowest Speed (SPM)
Highest Speed (SPM) 
Weight (grams)
Colour/s
Blade (mm)
A5 type* (universal) Motor Type Extras
Andis
AGC 2 Speed Brushless
2 speed
2,300
3,400
299 g
Black

#10 steel (1.5mm)

Yes Brushless Blade, oil
Andis
AGC Super 2 Speed Brushless
2 speed
3,000
3,800
299 g
Burgundy or Cobalt
#10 ceramic (1.5mm)
Yes
Brushless Blade, oil
Andis
Excel 2 Speed
2 speed
2,500
3,400
360 g
Pink or Silver
#10 steel (1.5mm)
Yes
Rotary Blade, oil
Andis
Excel 5 Speed
5 speed
2,000
3,800
362 g
Black or Magenta
#10 steel (1.5mm)
Yes
Rotary Blade, oil
Wahl KM2
2 speed
2,400 3,000 600 g Black #10 steel (1.8#10 steel (1.8mm)mm) Yes Brushless Blade, oil
Wahl
KM10
2 Speed 3,000 3,700 348g Turquoise
#10 steel (1.8mm)
Yes
Rotary Blade, oil
Heiniger
Saphir (corded)
1 speed
- 3,200
330g Black #10 steel (1.5mm) Yes Magnet

 

Comparing all corded clippers

Andis AGC clippers

Andis AGC colours

 

A very popular model. Often tops our best sellers list as our #1 selling corded clipper. The old AGC 2 Speed and Super 2 Speed have been replaced with the new Andis AGC Brushless 2 Speed, and Brushless Super 2 Speed.

Current models:

AGC Brushless 2 Speed (Black), and the AGC Brushless Super 2 Speed (3 colours)

These new model AGC's all have a brushless motor and weigh just 299 grams, making them the lightest clipper rated Super Duty for all coat types. Being brushless, the motor also runs quieter, cooler and smoother, yet offers more power and torque for difficult coats. Brushless motors do not need the brushes replaced (brushes on a rotary motor wear down over time), for less maintenance, and have a longer motor lifetime.

Both are A5 model clippers. They fit all brands of A5 blades from size 50 (under 1mm coat length), up to size 3 (over 1cm), and all brands of universal comb attachments (for coat lengths under 3mm to over 3cm). They come with one #10 blade. Additional blades and comb attachments available separately.

The AGC 2 Speed is the Black AGC model. Rated high-level Heavy Duty to entry-level Super Duty. 2 speed corded clipper. Rated for all coat types, including difficult, thick, non-shed and mixed texture.

Find out more AGC Super 2 Speed in Black

The AGC Super Duty 2 Speed are the coloured AGC models. Rated Super Duty. Available in Burgundy, Fuchsia and Cobalt. Higher top speed than the Black AGC for extra speed for extra-thick areas, or badly matted coats. Also rated for full-body clipping for horses.

Find out more > Andis AGC Super 2 Speed in Burgundy, Fuchsia or Cobalt 

 
 

Andis Excel 2 and 5 Speed

The Andis Excel range comes in 2 models and 5 colours.

Both are A5 model clippers. They fit all brands of A5 blades from size 50 (under 1mm coat length), up to size 3 (over 1cm), and all brands of universal comb attachments (for coat lengths under 3mm to over 3cm). They come with one #10 blade. Additional blades and comb attachments available separately.

The Andis Excel 2 is a 2 speed corded clipper. Available in Sparkle Pink. This is a run-out model that's being replaced soon by the upgraded Excel 5.

The Andis Excel 5 is the new model with new-tech, 5 speed motor. Available in Gloss Black, Burgundy, or Magenta.

Both models are rated Super Duty for all coat types, including matted, thick or difficult coats. Both are a smaller, slimmer sized clipper than most, but without a reduction in power, and still fit all standard blades. It's slimmer in the hand and also shorter. Popular for smaller hands, or fans of smaller clippers. Where the average clipper is around 18cms long and 4.5cms wide, the Excel is 15cms long and about 3.5cm wide at the slimmest area of the housing.

The Excel 5 model has the same top speeds as a 2 speed clipper, but adds 3 extra, lower speeds. The lower speeds reduce blade heat, noise and vibration for sensitive areas and anxious pets, and for use in areas where skin is thinner and vibration is more noticeable against the bone, such as legs, feet and face. The Excel 5 is also rated for full-body clipping for horses.



Find out more > Excel 5 in Gloss Black, Magenta, Burgundy, or the Excel 2 (run-out model) in Pink 


Wahl Show Pro

A trimmer-style clipper, rated Light Use for trimming all coat types, and for full body clipping for light puppy coats only. It's important to note that Light Use clippers are usually rated for trimming only, not for full body clipping (find out here why trimming and clipping are not the same). 

This model comes with a Starter Kit for multiple coat lengths, and includes an adjustable blade. It is not an A5 model, so has its own unique blade, and also only fits unique comb attachments made for this model, not universal comb attachments made to fit all A5 model clippers.

For full body clipping it's best to upgrade to a clipper rated Medium Duty, Heavy Duty or Super Duty (such as the KM2 or KM5). For the widest range of blades and other attachments, look for an A5 model clipper (all Wahl's KM series clippers are A5 models).

Find out more > Wahl Show Pro

This model has now been replaced by the Wahl Cordless Show Pro. Click here to find out more: Wahl Cordless Show Pro Clipper 

Wahl KM2

Wahl's KM2 is an entry-level clipper designed for home users. Can be used as a lower-cost, back-up clipper for groomers to keep on hand for when their main clipper is being serviced / out of action. Though Wahl recommend this clipper for most coat types, we know they will struggle on thick, matted, or mixed texture coats. For this reason, we do not recommend this clipper for Oodles, Poodles, Bichons, mix-breed, or matted dogs

This clipper comes with a standard #10 Wahl Blade, and 4 comb attachments for lengths up to 13mm. This clipper has a rotary motor with 2 speed settings. An A5 model clipper that fits all brands of A5 blades from size 50 (under 1mm coat length), up to size 3 (over 1cm), and all brands of universal comb attachments (for coat lengths under 3mm to over 3cm). Comes with one #10 blade. Additional blades and comb attachments available separately.

Rated Medium - Heavy Duty for the majority of coat types, excluding oodles and mixed-texture coats. For difficult or matted coats, upgrading to the Andis AGC or Wahl KM10 is recommended. Although the KM2 can handle most coat types, proper coat prep and deshedding matters more.



Wahl KM10

The top of the Wahl corded range. A brushless motor clipper (same motor type as the Andis AGC), and Wahl's only brushless corded. Rated Super Duty for all coat types, even matted and difficult coats. Also rated for full body clipping for horses.

A brushless motor runs quieter, is lighter, and offers more power and torque for even very thick areas of coat. There's less maintenance (no brushes to replace), and a longer motor lifetime. The lightest yet most powerful corded clipper in Wahl's range. Weighs just 348 grams (compared to a KM2 at 600gms or KM5 at 365gms). 

2 speed corded available in Blue. An A5 model clipper that fits all brands of A5 blades from size 50 (under 1mm coat length), up to size 3 (over 1cm), and all brands of universal comb attachments (for coat lengths under 3mm to over 3cm). Comes with one #10 blade. Additional blades and comb attachments available separately.



Find out more > Wahl KM10

Heiniger Saphir Corded

Heiniger may be better known for their cordless clippers, but they do also have a corded clipper in their range. Their Heiniger Saphir Corded clipper is unique in that it can be changed from corded to cordless later (charger and battery needed, available separately).

The Saphir Corded is rated Super Duty for all coat types. It is a single speed model with a slower, lower speed for reduced blade heat. Rated for full body clipping for all coat types including thick or matted. Also rated for full body clipping for horses.

Available in Black with the trademark Heiniger swirled design. An A5 model clipper that fits all brands of A5 blades from size 50 (under 1mm coat length), up to size 3 (over 1cm), and all brands of universal comb attachments (for coat lengths under 3mm to over 3cm). Comes with one #10 blade. Additional blades and comb attachments available separately.

Find out more > Heiniger Saphir Corded