Rotary Motor vs. Electromagnetic Motor

When choosing a tool, it is important to look at the motor type. Wahl Professional tools come in two different types of motor style: Rotary and Electromagnetic. So, what are the differences? Below are the features and benefits for each motor type.

Rotary Motor

-Runs cooler than a standard electromagnetic motor tool

-Stronger motor---you can’t stop the blades on a fully functioning rotary motor tool. Try it, we dare you!

-Great for thicker hair, bulk removal, and heavy duty cutting

-This is the primary motor for cordless tools

-Some of our most popular rotary motor tools include the 5 Star Detailer, Cordless Magic Clip, Hero, and Pilot!

Electromagnetic Motor

-Faster blade speed---14,400 strokes per minute (SPM)


-Energy efficient---uses less power than other motor types

-Longer lasting due to fewer moving parts

-Did you know: Leo Wahl invented the first electromagnetic motor powered clipper in 1919!!!

-Some of our most popular electromagnetic motor tools include the Senior, Designer, Magic Clip, and Razor Edger!

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