Wahl KM vs KM2 vs KM5 vs KM10 Animal/Pet Clippers: Comparison Guide

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In Wahl’s KM range of animal/pet clippers, each of the clipper models offer something different in terms of their features.

We’ve put together a Wahl KM vs KM2 vs KM5 vs KM10 Animal Clipper Comparison Guide to outline these features, as well as the similarities and differences between each of them.

We’ve also linked you to individual reviews of each Wahl KM Clipper.

You should be able to get a quick idea of which clipper may or may not be good for you and your grooming needs.

Let’s take a look at them!

 

(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)

 

Wahl KM vs KM2 vs KM5 vs KM10 Animal/Pet Clippers: Comparison Guide

If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing the Wahl KM clippers here:

 

The main features, similarities and differences between the Wahl KM Clippers are…

 

Wahl Professional Animal KM Cordless/Corded Clipper

Can be used as a corded brushless motor clipper, or a cordless lithium ion battery clipper

Wahl’s first cordless clipper with detachable blades

Combines the brushless motor technology of the KM10 with the detachable blade capability of other clippers

Has 2 speeds of 3000, and 3700 strokes per minute

Has Constant Speed Control for consistent power and torque through each cut (so the power doesn’t die down in thick or matted hair)

Has a 10 foot long charging cord/power cord

Clipper measures 7.5” x 2” x 2” inches, and weighs 13.6 oz.

Comes with a Wahl #10 Ultimate Series Blade

Compatible with Wahl’s detachable Ultimate series blades 

Has a 5-year limited warranty

Designed for light through to heavy thickness animal hair

Designed for dogs, cats, horses & livestock

Read the Wahl Professional Animal KM Cordless/Corded Clipper Review

 

Wahl Professional Animal KM2 Corded Clipper

A corded rotary motor clipper

Has two speeds of 3000, and 3400 strokes per minute

Has a 16 foot long power cord

The clipper is 7.5 inches long, and weighs 13 ounces

Comes with a Wahl #10 Ultimate Series Blade

Compatible with Wahl’s detachable blades and guide combs

Has a 2-year limited warranty

There’s also a KM2 Deluxe model that comes with a #30 Competition

Doesn’t have Constant Speed Control for more consistent power and torque through thicker cuts

Designed for dogs, cats, horses & livestock

Read the Wahl Professional Animal KM2 Corded Clipper Review

 

Wahl Professional Animal KM5 Corded Clipper 

A corded rotary motor clipper

Has two speeds of 3000 and 3500 strokes per minute

Has Constant Speed Control for consistent power and torque through each cut (so the power doesn’t die down in thick or matted hair)

Has a 14 foot long power cord

The unit measures 7.5” x 2” x 1.75” inches, and weighs 12.9 oz.

Comes with a Wahl #10 Ultimate Series Blade

Compatible with Wahl’s detachable blades and guide combs

Has a 2-year limited warranty

Designed for light through to heavy thickness animal hair

Designed for dogs, cats, horses & livestock

Read the Wahl Professional Animal KM5 Corded Clipper Review

 

Wahl Professional Animal KM10 Brushless Motor Clipper

A corded brushless motor clipper.

Has two speeds of 3000, and 3700 strokes per minute

Has Constant Speed Control for consistent power and torque through each cut (so the power doesn’t die down in thick or matted hair)

Has a 14 foot long power cord

The unit measures 7.5 x 2 x 1.75 inches, and weighs 12.3 ounces

Comes with a Wahl #10 Ultimate Series Blade

Compatible with Wahl’s detachable blades and guide combs

Has a 5-year limited professional warranty

Designed for light through to heavy thickness animal hair

Designed for dogs, cats, horses & livestock

Read the Wahl Professional Animal KM10 Brushless Motor Clipper Review

 

Which Wahl Professional Animal Clipper Should You Get?

The KM2 is the most basic and lightest duty of the 4 models – it lacks Constant Speed Control, and has the lowest speed settings of the 4 models.

A lower speed setting does mean there’s less chance the blades heat up as quickly though.

The KM5, KM10 and KM models all utilise Constant Speed Control, so if you want a clipper that maintains it’s power and torque for thicker cuts, these are better options.

The KM10 and KM models are the only two that utilise brushless motors, which are designed to be harder wearing, stay cooler because brushless means less moving parts, and  be more durable over the long term than a rotary motor in the KM5 and KM2 models.

Lastly, the KM is the only model that can be used as both a corded and a cordless clipper.

The Lithium-Ion battery is great compared to a NiMH battery, and it also has corded brushless motor capabilities.

 

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