Wahl Ultimate & Classic Pet Nail Grinders: Reviews, & Buyer’s Guide



This is a Wahl Pet Nail Grinders Review guide where we outline the features of the Ultimate and Classic models, and who they might and might not be for.

Let’s take a look at them both.


(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 Ultimate & Classic Pet Nail Grinders

If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing these nail grinders here:

*Note – some Wahl products sold by some retailers are for US use only and not international use – so, check this at your time of purchase.


Wahl Ultimate & Classic Pet Nail Grinders: Features

Wahl Ultimate Pet Nail Grinder

  • A corded pet nail grinder (uses a 5 foot cord)
  • Works with sanding bands on a sanding drum
  • Has variable speed up to 13,000 RPM
  • Tool is 8.75 inches long, and weighs 5.7 ounces
  • Comes sold as a kit from some retailers – with drums, sanding bands, etc.
  • Has a warranty – but, check the warranty at your time of purchase


Wahl Classic Pet Nail Grinder

  • A cordless battery operated pet nail grinding tool (requires 2 C batteries which aren’t included)
  • Uses sanding bands on a sanding drum
  • Has an operational speed up to 5,300 strokes per minute
  • Has a safety auto stop feature, and also comes with a safety cap
  • Tool is 8.5 inches long, and weighs 9 ounces
  • Has a warranty – but, check the warranty at your time of purchase
  • Comes as a kit 


We can see that some of the major differences between the two models are the speeds available, being corded vs cordless, and the weight of the tools.


Wahl Ultimate and Classic Pet Nail Grinders: Reviews, & Buyer’s Guide

Who Might The Wahl Pet Nail Grinders Be For?

The Wahl grinders use sanding drums and sanding bands as opposed to sanding discs, or a diamond bit. So, they suit people looking for that sanding method for grooming nails.

Additionally, they come in both corded and cordless models – so, there’s something for both preferences.


Who Might The Wahl Pet Nail Grinders NOT Be For?

  • Those who prefer a Dremel or another brand of nail grinder
  • Those who want zero noise – from using a pair of manual nail clippers for example
  • Those who live outside the US (the products we viewed are only under warranty in the US)
  • The Ultimate is a slightly higher priced grinder – so, it wouldn’t suit those looking for a lower priced grinder


Should You Get A Wahl Grinder, Or A Dremel?

Our opinion is the The Dremel 7300-PT is probably a better option than the Wahl Classic. The Wahl Ultimate offers a point of difference being a corded grinder.

It probably comes down to a few factors:

  • Cost (the Ultimate is a higher priced tool)
  • Durability (how long the tool and it’s battery lasts for)
  • What’s included in the warranty
  • Size of the tool 
  • Where you live (if Wahl tools are only under warranty in the US – you wouldn’t buy them if you live internationally)

You also have to consider which tools allow you to use other accessories and allow you to do other tasks and light projects around the house. There may be more value for money in a tool that allows this.

If you want to check out some of the other Dremels made specifically for pet nail grinding and their features, you can do so in this comparison guide.

If you want to view them directly, you can do so here:


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