This guide is to help you understand clipper cutting lengths and attachment combs.



Not all clippers will have a taper lever, if they do it will look like this:

The taper lever allows you to change the closeness of your cut between guide comb lengths. Moving the lever up for a closer cut, and down for a longer cut. This is particularly useful for fading and blending as you can be more precise with your cutting lengths.



A+ 9655-017 Wahl charge pro - attachment combs laid out

Your clipper kit will usually come with a number of attachment combs. Placing these on the blade will enable you to cut to different lengths.

The standard attachment comb lengths are:

#0.5 #1 #1.5 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #12
1.5mm 3mm 4.5mm 6mm 10mm 13mm 16mm 19mm 22mm 25mm 38mm


For example, if your clipper comes with #1-4 attachment combs, you will be able to cut from 3mm to 13mm. Without the combs, the blade gives a much shorter cutting length (our standard blade will cut to 0.8mm).

If your kit doesn’t come with a comb length that you are looking for, they can be purchased separately here.

If you’re not sure which combs will fit your clipper, find the right combs through the Spares & Accessories tab on the product page.


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