Trimming and maintaining a beard isn’t just a daily chore these days; it is an art form.
Men who decide to grow out their facial hair spend a lot of time researching different products to help keep the lines even and the length right where they want it, and one of the most essential tools in any man’s kit is the beard trimmer.
There are quite a few different models to choose from, so how do you know which brand to trust?
Every man has a different budget and different expectations when it comes to a tool like this, so join us as we take a look at some of the best beard trimmer models currently available on the market and provide you with all of the information you need to choose the right one.
Top 15 Beard Trimmers Comparison Table
The Wise Man’s Guide to Buying a Beard Trimmer
Finding the perfect beard trimmer requires hours of your time and dollars from your own pocket if you purchase and test the products one by one.
We know, because that is what we did.
Here, we document our findings and share our results with you so that you can spend more of your time in front of the mirror perfecting your beard and less time reading about the products.
Consider Your Trimming Style and Grooming Habits First
Every man’s definition of the best beard trimmer is different because not everyone has the same needs, expectations or budget in mind when shopping for one.
To help you initially narrow down the options, keep the following points in mind.
- Trimming Style – If you tend to change your beard frequently and experiment with different styles (Tormund on Game of Thrones, for example), you are going to need a powerful machine. High performance and versatility are crucial.
Additionally, if beard styling is your main weapon in the dating game, then look for a trimmer that has several length settings and different types of combs/heads (attachments). If you need a close shave but still do not want the “greenness” (pointillism effect; brown/black plus beige/pink gives a green tint) on your face, try a wet trimmer.
- Your Grooming Habits – Do you shave and groom daily or only a few times a week?
Daily users are better off with a model that has a longer shelf life and a decent warranty, while occasional users might prefer to go with an entry-level and affordable model. If you participate in annual campaigns like No Shave November or Movember, look for a trimmer that has the longest trim setting that also provides evenness.
Professionals or those with serious styling goals in mind will find a trimmer with extra features, trimmer heads, and accessories to be handy for optimal customization.
Lastly, men who want to shave but aren’t interested in a bare skin look (you leave some stubble), should look at the trimmer’s shortest trim setting.
Features You Should Pay Attention To
When shopping for a trimmer, your priority should be selecting one that best suits your needs; this means checking the most important, common, and useful features and comparing them with your own set of requirements.
- Length/Trim Settings – How short or long do you want your beard to be? Are you trying to grow and keep a dense beard that needs regular long trims? Does your partner dig your stubble? Keep a close eye on the length settings (usually denoted in numbers and millimeters) and attachments; the more the better.
- Blade – Trimmer blades should be stainless steel and titanium-coated, self-sharpening, self-oiling, hypoallergenic, and rounded or at least a combination of these.
- Battery – If you opt for a cordless trimmer, check the battery type, charging and discharging time, and its lifespan. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are the best.
Corded models are great, too, but they are much less convenient for men who travel regularly.
- Body Material – The make and material of the body of a trimmer is important. Look for a good grip; soft, yet a sturdy body with a design that allows you to trim smoothly without having to tug and jerk the machine across your face.
- Dry/Wet – The majority of men go with dry beard trimmers since they are easier to handle. Wet trimmers are usually for people with ultra-sensitive skin or any skin irritations.
- Weight – Lighter trimmers make it easier for you to hold for longer periods, but we wouldn’t exclude a model just because it is a tad on the heavy side.
Keep in mind that the weight of the head also makes a difference, as the heavier it is, the more likely you are to nick yourself as you trim.
Considering all of these small details before you purchase will only ensure that you end up with the right trimmer.
A few other things you might want to consider as you compare models include cost, warranty (or lack thereof), brand (which we will discuss later), and extra features.
While all manufacturers offer pretty much the same features, we still find ourselves inclining towards certain brands because they just have a better history of producing fine products.
Remington (US) has its origins dating back to the 19th century and is a leader in men’s and women’s grooming and haircare products.
Philips (Netherlands) and Panasonic (Japan) are household names and ones that give tough competition to Remington.
While these three diversify, Wahl (US) focuses only on grooming products. If you own a pet, you will be happy to support Wahl because they also manufacture products for animals. You might end up getting one for your cat or dog!
Andis (US), Bevel (US), and TRYM (US) are all underdogs in the personal healthcare but still produce some amazing products.
Beard Trimmer FAQs
Q: Is it important to trim facial hair?
A: The short answer is yes. Facial hair hygiene is one of the most important chores for a man as it serves two purposes.
The most obvious is to look smart and well groomed, while the other has do to with sanitary purposes.
You can prevent things like skin irritation and itching, flakes, acne, and even bacterial infection.
Whether you are a millennial hipster who likes to grow and style your facial hair as per the fashion trends or a corporate professional who likes to keep those whiskers off your face at all time, facial hair grooming is indispensable.
Q: Why should you invest in a beard trimmer?
A: The 21st century modern man is smart enough to understand that the beard trimmer is not just a grooming tool, but a necessity. Sure, you can visit a salon every time your beard gets out of control, but why pay extra when you have a cost-effective alternative that also allows you to customize your style right at home?
A beard trimmer is a man’s best friend as it is a handy tool that can be easily tucked in your backpack and taken wherever you go. Which is not the case with a personal barber. (Not to mention that, of all things, he will charge you by the hour.)
The majority of men choose to trim their own bear look presentable, and practice makes perfect. Shaving and trimming are rather relaxing, too.
Q: How is a beard trimmer different from other grooming devices?
A: A beard trimmer is ergonomically designed to cater to a person’s facial grooming needs. Since the skin of your face is a lot more sensitive than those in the rest of your body, the blades used in beard trimmers are (and should be) hypoallergenic and curved to prevent cuts.
Other types include all-in-one kits that are not ideal if your focus is only on beards, mustaches, neckline, and sideburns; mustache trimmers that have limited support for beard trimming; back body trimmers have long handles so that you can trim hair in hard-to-reach body parts (e.g. back); and hair and beard combo trimmers.
Q: Why not get a full body trimmer instead?
A: Compared to a full body groomer, beard trimmers also come with specific attachments that aid in beard grooming. While going for all-in-one kits and full body groomers may seem tempting, we highly recommend investing in a separate trimmer just for your facial hair. You can complement it with a full body groomer, which can also be used, for your nether parts.
Top 15 Best Beard Trimmer Reviews
1. Remington MB4045B – Best Electric and Cordless Trimmer for Beard, Mustache and Stubble
Remington makes the best beard trimmer on our list and it is one of the most popular models among beard enthusiasts. So popular, in fact, that owning one has become a measure of masculinity now.
Priced on the lower side but as powerful as any of its costlier competitors, the Beard Boss MB4045B is a smart upgrade to its predecessor (MB4040) with more length settings (18) and a single blade that is titanium-coated, self-sharpening, self-oiling and which takes care of basically all that matters for a regular user.
Perhaps the sleek design and a comfortable grip are what attracts men, but don’t just go by the looks, because this little beast can last for about 120 minutes on a single charge of 4 hours. That is enough for short daily trims, which will last for weeks and is also ideal for the traveler.
The 18 trim settings are impressive and what with the three combs you get, styling is going to be very easy. The combs – for stubble (1 mm to 5 mm), medium hair (1.5 mm to 18 mm), and XL (20 mm to 35 mm) – are perfect when the beard trends change and you want to get a quick trim. Just find the setting that works for you and run it over your beard (and/or mustache) a few times to get the perfect look. The stubble head has its own little adjustment wheel, which is a delight to set and use.
The highlight of this Remington model – and one of the major reasons why we chose it as the number one trimmer – is its ability to manage long beards. They are back in style now and having a tool that helps you trim the wild ones on an existing long beard makes sense.
Although not waterproof, the blade is easy to wash thanks to the quick-release function, which can also come to your aid if you need to replace the blade. Trust us, the blade is so sharp and durable, you are never going to need to replace it.
Coming to the one minor mistake the designers made, the trimmer is top-heavy, which means there is a chance of nicking your face if not handle properly. This can be easily avoided by holding the trimmer parallel to your face and not perpendicularly. Go from top to bottom to prevent the blades from getting too close to the skin.
With a complementary beard brush and a scissor, the Remington MB4045 is ideal if you are looking for an affordable machine that takes care of both your trimming and styling needs.
The quick-release function in the blade is a must-have, mostly because we men do not like complexity in humdrum things like this. A pleasure to use and packed with the sheer essentials, we highly recommend this model.
Remington’s PG6171 is as equally as good as the MB4045B, but comes in at a much lower price pint. It comes with 11 attachments that can help you pull off any beard and mustache style known to man. Flip-flop between a goatee, a tuft, and a French with ease using the combs that can be conveniently replaced without the fear of breaking. A full-sized trimmer, detail trimmer, detail foil shaver, and five additional combs will make you feel like a king with his ministers.
The Crafter is a solidly built machine that is best known for its Turbo mode. Just press the button and see it do the magic on coarser hair that show resistance. While we are not great fans of this feature (also because you’ll be using the trimmer only in the turbo mode anyway), as one would ideally want a trimmer to be powerful at all times, it definitely makes a difference if your beard is stubborn. We are better than our hair, and the sooner you understand that the better.
Compared to other models in this list, the Crafter earns brownie points for being sturdy on all parts. While most trimmers focus only on the handle, this one here has strong combs that fit snugly on the head and will not break easily, making it an immediate favorite for rough users.
The self-sharpening stainless-steel blades and ergonomic design will ensure that you get the perfect trim without nicking your face. The extended neck is a plus. Another great feature is the 5-minute quick charge for all the time you are in a rush and are let down with an uncharged trimmer. No more!
Also, it has a better battery life that runs for 180 minutes on a single charge.
It is completely waterproof (using a rubber outer cover), so you can use it in the shower or run it under the faucet to rinse. Other reasons to love this model are a handy storage pouch and a highly functional nose (ear and eyebrow) trimmer.
The Remington Crafter is a strong machine that lets you take care of your grooming needs without worrying you about its upkeep. Just feed power to it, choose your style and setting, and trim away.
The turbo mode is not a popular feature, but it is smart addition because sometimes there are days when your beard tries to be better than you. We cannot allow that now, can we? There is nothing to not love here.
3. Wahl All In One Grooming Kit #9854-600 – Best Wahl Beard Trimmer
Wahl is a brand that can give a tough competition to Remington both in style and power. If this were the most expensive boxing match in history, we would send the Wahl All-In-One 9854-600 as our Mayweather. It has a history of shining user reviews that collectively approve of its versatility and strength. It is a bestseller in the retail market and is widely regarded as the best all-rounder beard trimmer.
This Wahl machine is for people who have bushy beards that grow like the weed. It’s a budget trimmer that has a powerful motor capable of sprucing up your beard and mustache in minutes. Although it does not have a turbo mode, its single speed puts the above two models into shame. The natural speed of this Wahl model is equal to that of the Remington Crafter when it’s operating in the turbo mode; so, you see the difference. But, that does not mean you avoid the risk of waking up your partner while you are trimming. It has the noisiest motor in all of the fifteen or so trimmers that we tested.
Having multiple sharp blades (including detail, dual shaver, T-blade) and three combs for you to juggle with, it can be a little complex in the beginning. However, we found that once you get the hang of what works best for your beard, using this trimmer becomes easier.
It has one of the best battery lives among all the trimmers on this list (it only taps out against the Bevel trimmer because it only takes one hour to charge). Powered by Wahl’s own Lithium-ion 2.0 battery technology, you can use it for 180 minutes on a single charge of one hour. Even the quick charge takes only 60 seconds to juice-up for a quick trim before the Grindr date. Although it only has six length settings, it makes up with its blades and combs, which provide great versatility at this price.
The firm, rubbery grip ensures that you can maneuver this little beast with finesse and attack the areas that need more power and aggression. You can also use it while charging, is easy to clean (not waterproof), and overall gives a great value for money.
Tip – Wahl highly recommends frequent oiling and cleaning (preferably after every use) of all its grooming products; this may put you off, but as with any mechanical/electrical products, it is the secret to long-lasting, unwavering performance.
If your friends compare your tuft with a jungle, then the Wahl 9854 model is your best bet at this price. It’s fast and powerful, has the best battery, and is equipped with sufficient attachments to take care of your stylish grooming needs. If you don’t mind the noise and the moderate maintenance (oiling), this little trimmer will easily become your favorite grooming tool.
It is man’s perfect companion in a world where the opportunity to a date is always on the air (or the cloud) (pun slightly unintended).
There are some brands that stay with us no matter how great the competitor’s products are. The Dutch consumer electronics giant Philips is one such brand. Before Remington spread its wings in the personal healthcare realm, Philips ruled the roost with enough support from its Norelco series.
The Norelco OneBlade is a classic example of Philips’s groundbreaking innovation; it is a relatively new model that has racked up acclaim for its multi-dimensional (bidirectional) blade and 100% water resistance. It is perfect for men who are looking for trimming that looks and feels almost like close shaving. The blades do a wonderful collaborative job at snipping the whiskers with a mind-numbing speed. Of course, it must be noted that this trimmer cannot be an alternative to a proper shaver or a good old razor.
It may not be aesthetically good-looking, but it sure has all the desired bells and whistles of a trimmer that you can depend on, especially when traveling. The small size, the flexible blade head, and a bevy of great comb attachments all contribute to its versatility. It has a fast motor that can be used to work upon the toughest of beards without getting too close to the face (thanks to the blades for support).
A poor battery and an unimaginative design are two of its biggest downsides. When you have a bidirectional blade head, why not make the guides bidirectional, too? Moreover, some people may find it awkward to hold because it has a poorly designed handle. Philips says you may have to replace the blade every couple months of regular use, but that’s not true. The blade is pretty reliable and looks like it could outlast the overall product per se. We have dealt with a good share of trimmer blades to help you understand that we are not kidding.
Out of all the beard trimmers on our list, we can comfortably say that the Norelco OneBlade is the easiest to use. It provides a hassle-free solution to your mustache and beard-trimming needs – no juggling with blades, straightforward combs for when you need to be precise, waterproof, and a great price – there is nothing more a regular user can ask for.
The Multigroom series is another popular offering by Philips. While there are many models in the series, we chose the 5000 because it is constructed with solid metal parts and has tons of attachments for you to experiment with – all at a great price.
In addition to the precision, nose, and detail foil blades, the Multigroom 5000 has a comb for hair too, which extends the trimmer’s application. You can take control of both your facial hair and the hair on your head, so you can start pocketing your monthly salon expenses. Although, we will disregard it because our focus is only on that chin tuft we are trying to style.
The combs/heads have rounded corners, so there’s no fear of scraping your skin. The self-sharpening blades with DualCut technology do not pull your hair, but they fail at delivering close shave-like trims like the OneBlade above. It has – wait for it – 13 reinforced trimming guards that do not bend or chafe and provide total evenness to all your trims.
It is not completely waterproof, but the blades and combs can be washed under a faucet, has a no-slip rubber grip for extra comfort, and operates noiselessly. The Li-ion battery provides 180 minutes of operation on a single 60-minute charge (improved by 3 times from its predecessor), and can also be used while charging. The fall in throttle speed after a few operations has also been addressed here, and the heating issue, which is taken care of in most other models here. Especially the Bevel trimmer that has internal cooling properties.
This model does not require oiling, which is a huge plus. We know how much you despise the process of oiling, and if maintenance is one of your biggest concerns, then the Mutligroom 5000 is here for you. One other thing to note is that if you are accustomed to other brands of trimmers, the length indicator is in millimeters as opposed to the universal 1/16th of an inch.
This may affect your estimations at first, but trial and error is everybody’s friend, especially when it comes to beard grooming.
Overall, it has its share of pros and cons, but when you consider the price, the versatility, and the stylish look, there’s really no competition here.
With multiple attachments for the stylist in you, a stylish body, and a powerful motor that takes care of all your trimming (beard, mustache, nose, and head) needs, the Norelco Multigroom 5000 is a widely popular trimmer.
This machine won’t burn a hole in your pocket but still transform you into even more of a dashing gentleman than you already are.
6. Andis Professional T-Outliner – Best Corded Beard Trimmer
Have you ever wondered what type of trimmers and shavers barbers and professional stylists use? Have you then thought of owning the same machines that they have? Your wait is virtually over if you choose the Andis. It is a leader among the underdogs, but a brand that is widely known in the men’s personal care niche as “the artillery.”
There’s nothing that can go wrong with Andis, as one will find out in this all-powerful T-Outliner 04710. Used by many salon barbers, it is the most resilient trimmer with the longest shelf life that you will ever own. The most notable highlight is that it is built to last, with a body that will sustain any degree of rough use. Since there are no batteries involved and you will need to continuously plug it to use it, the efficiency shoots up exponentially. This, however, makes it unsuitable for travelers.
Equipped with carbon-steel blades for smooth and close trims that leave your skin alone, they can also be adjusted for personalized trims. We tested the Andis T-Outliner and found its detail trimming feature to be top-notch and one that gives perfect outlining to your beard and your stache. The high-speed magnetic motor ensures that you get solid and comfortable trims without a racket.
It can be used anywhere on your face (cheeks, chin, neck, behind the ears) and you will see consistent work on all parts. The magic of this Andis model is in its make and functionality. You can even pull off razor shave-like trims, thanks to its fast motor and industry-grade blades.
Cleaning can be an issue, but even if you don’t do it regularly, this beast is not going to complain. It will work for you tirelessly for years and years as long as you feed power to it through the exceptionally long (8 feet) cord that also has a hanger loop.
A beard trimmer that can only be described using superlatives, this Andis model is one of the most harmless personal products you will ever use. And you will use it for more than a decade, we promise.
A combination of a powerful body and industry-grade internals – it’s almost like the Prius. Anything that has blades has the potential to bring blood into the picture. Not the Andis T-Outline 04710. It is easy, powerful, and definitely made for a man’s beard.
The Philips Norelco 7200 Series is one of the finest beard trimmers available in the market right now.
With 20 length settings (0.5 mm to 10 mm), a set of 4 combs, and a detail trimmer, it is the perfect option for men who like to personalize their grooming sessions. The contour head attachment, for instance, is a brilliant add-on that gives a smooth and professional finish to your beard, especially the neck and cheek lines.
The built-in vacuum system is what steals the show, designed to simultaneously vacuum hair as you trim with an efficiency of over 90%. If you hate making a mess all over your sink, then you don’t even have to read the rest of this review or even the guide. Just buy it!
Moreover, the “lift and trim technology” included in almost all Norelco series trimmers helps you trim your beard without tugging at your hair and causing irritation. The self-sharpening blades (which will need oiling only after months of use) and heads with rounded edges further ensure that you have a pleasant experience while trimming your beard to shape in the morning before dealing with the nightmare that is Monday.
It has a powerful Lithium-ion battery but one with a low capacity. It runs for only 80 minutes on a single charge, but the good news is that a single charge takes only about an hour, which is far better than most other options in this list. You can also use the trimmer while charging, which is a nifty little support if you are in a hurry. It also has the turbo mode similar to the one we mentioned in the Remington Crafter.
It is not fully waterproof like the Crafter but is easy to wash and clean. Just run water through the heads after dusting the strands with the cleaning brush, empty the vacuum chamber, and store it in the complementary storage pouch. Then if you take it with you while traveling, don’t worry about it switching on accidentally and draining the battery because it also has a travel lock.
If your partner and family members are complaining of finding tiny hair on the bathroom floor or the wash counter, then it’s time to retort with a smart move. The vacuum system is the only reason it is so ahead on this list because based on our research and personal experiences, finding hair on wash basin is like finding hair on a food plate.
It’s time to say goodbye to those memories. Get this powerful, easy-to-use, and dashing beard trimmer from Philips that is for the stylish and fastidious gentleman.
Manufactured by a company called Pure Enrichment, TRYM II is a popular little machine known for its slick design and straightforward approach to beard trimming. It has limited attachments (4 heads) on a single blade but still covers a wide spectrum of trimming needs with its preset lengths of 1.8 mm, 3 mm, 6 mm, and 9 mm.
If you are someone who is obsessed with Apple products, then you are going to love the TRYM II. Not only is it designed to impress, it comes pre-charged in a box a la Apple, adding a beauty to your otherwise humdrum morning routine. It looks elegant, is very comfortable to hold, and trims like a hot knife through a butter.
The preset lengths are going to be sufficient for all beard styling needs, including sideburn fading. In fact, Pure Enrichment recommends using this trimmer only with attachments to avoid rashes, which made us skeptical about the skin-friendliness of its blades. Our in-house experts, however, commented positively on the compound mental blade.
It is the most affordable beard trimmer you will find and is definitely the best option in this price range. The limited attachments may be a concern for some, hence we recommend it for occasional users (once every few weeks), which is further tied to its longer shelf life. It also comes with a bottle of oil for lubrication to ensure longevity.
Perhaps the biggest concern is the battery and its life. The TRYM II uses NiCad battery (which is three times less efficient than Li-ion) that is infamous for a number of issues like impaired charging, instant discharging, and even overcharging in some cases. While we did not find any of these issues while testing, it is good to take this factor into consideration while selecting your weapon.
It is not washable, does not have a detailer head, and only supports 110-volt power supply. The latter can be a huge issue for travelers as not all countries follow that power system. In Asia, for example, the supply is 220/230-volt.
One of the best entry-level beard trimmers that is both affordable and powerful at the same time. Unboxing the TRYM II is going to be a pleasant experience, but what will give you more pleasure is when you use it.
Ignore the battery, and make it a part of your grooming kit, especially if you are someone who is not a victim of the hair-gifting gods. Just like Wahl, TRYM (Pure Enrichment) also has great customer support.
A Wahl model was among our top three beard trimmers currently in the retail market, which is an indication of the brand’s bleeding-edge technology and usability. The Wahl 9818 is a distant cousin of the 9854-600, but in terms of style and look, the former succeeds in making its admirers weak on the knees. If the TRYM II was the most stylish and cheapest trimmer, this one is the most stylish and high-end trimmer with a price tag similar to that of the Andis workhorse we reviewed earlier.
With Wahl’s patented blade design that stays sharp even if you cut wood with it (so we suggest using the guards), this heavyweight trimmer falls in the premium basket. Together with the Li-ion 2.0 technology and stainless-steel body, it is as powerful as it is stylish – providing you with the enhanced ability to maneuver and attack corners of your face. A bevy of attachments including detail shaver head, rotary detail head and six-position guide further improves its appeal, making it perfect for a wide variety of consumers.
The Wahl 9818 is a pleasure to hold, much like the feeling you get when you hold a paperweight at the office for no specific reason – as if you are in control. Wrongly considered a disadvantage, it instead improves your trimming skills so much, that after few months of use, you will recognize yourself as a skilled stylist. The weight seemed too true to be believable, so we cracked open the product. What we saw inside will make for an amazing Buzzfeed listicle, but it suffices to say that, Wahl never fails to impress us.
The battery efficiency is arguably the best in Wahl 9818, with a single charge of 60 minutes holding power for about 240 minutes. Unlike the Philips Norelco Multigroom 5000 above, this model performs in full throttle until it stops, which is how an ideal trimmer should be. It also has 1-minute quick charge and the feature of auto-charge off for extended battery life.
As stated earlier, Wahl focuses only on grooming products, and this model here is a testament to their commitment and innovation. They even have great customer support, which we are sure you will never require. The package also includes a comb, storage pouch, cleaning brush, and blade oil – making this model one of our favorites.
The Wahl 9818 is a sexy beast that has everything a man can ask for in a beard trimmer. It is the only trimmer on this list that does not have any considerable demerits.
While the price is on the heavier side, it delivers in all departments – fading, detailing, styling. It is powerful, easy and comfortable to use, has several attachments for styling purposes, and has a long battery life. What more do you need?
It is interesting to see how and what a thoughtful and intelligent upgrade can do to a trimmer series. If you look closely, this is the previous version of the model ranked #1 on our list. Although Remington retails both of them as separate models, this one is a distant, more affordable cousin of the MB4045B.
It is best suited for those looking for an affordable option and a machine that can take care of the basics (lengthier trims and stubble look) – you can use this to trim both the beard and the mustache.
It has three precision titanium-coated blades for each type – full beard, a goatee, and stubble. Based on our test, it can help you pull off the perfect stubble look with even hair length. It also has nine length settings that can be adjusted using a zoom wheel for easier usability.
The battery is pretty good as it delivers over 120 minutes of operation time on a single 60-minute charge. Although a bit bulky, it looks and sits good, has a powerful motor that does not make too much noise, and is priced on the lower side. Considered an entry-level beard trimmer, it does not stoop down to the levels of its immediate competitors in this price range, and instead, provides a system for complete control of your facial hair trimming needs. It is designed well and has a good shelf life.
We recommend cleaning it with a wet cloth rather than submerging it or running it under water. Dust the blades more often as you would on a regular trimmer and it should work for years. For the price, the Remington MB4040 gives all that it can and some more.
Looking for a cheap, entry-level beard trimmer that you can use roughly without any qualms? Buy the Remington MB4040 right away. The promise of Remington’s trail-blazing technology encapsulated in a basic system to suit common man’s needs reinforces our respect for the brand.
It is not an ultra-modern piece but one that will do its job if you teach it how. It is also one of Remington’s bestselling beard trimmers in the world.
We already know that Philips is one of the most popular brands on the market, as we have already reviewed three other beard trimmers by the Dutch folks, this one brings in new technology for us to play with.
Ever used the side lobe of your ear as a reference to get the perfect symmetry while trimming your sideburns? We know it can be a bit of a struggle. That’s not the case with the hi-tech Norelco 9100 series that comes with a pop-up laser guide for ultimate precision. The red laser line flashes on your skin and guides you as you trim your way to perfect lines on sideburns, beard, and even mustache. Plus, there’s nothing to worry about the laser (type 1 laser) as it is completely harmless on your skin, body, eyes, and not to mention, your hair.
So, when you are not playing with the laser to fool your cat, you can use the Norelco 9100 for some personalized trimmings, thanks to 17 length settings, an LED display that tells you what setting you are in, and a lock that helps you stay with the setting as you jubilantly trim while being disturbed by the cat. (Did you buy a grooming product for your cat from Wahl already?) The 0.2 mm precision increment is something to die for as you can create the perfect stubble.
The self-sharpening chromium steel blades are some of the best in the market. Philips knows how to attract men as it has made this model completely maintenance-free. No need to oil, no need to wash every day – just use and forget about it. We are sure you will forget about it, because otherwise how will you concentrate on helping your cat use the Andis trimmer? Come on!
The trimmer has two sides – one for fine detailing and other for standard trimming. The battery is obviously average (the laser consumes power, remember?) and provides run time of less than 60 minutes on a single charge. It’s a high-end, expensive model that definitely has issues with power and battery. In terms of being modern, there are no arguments. If you believe in living in the 21st century, getting this beard trimmer makes total sense, because anything less innovative is borderline contemptible.
If you are pedantic and fret about how the edges of your beard and sideburns look, you need to give this model a try. Although the laser takes a bit of getting used to, it is definitely something that sets the Norelco 9100 series apart from its cousins and competitors.
There are many things to love about this rugged, fancy model because it is designed so well and demands zero maintenance. Don’t worry about the price and invest on this beard trimmer that will last longer and consistently give you great trims.
As the only Panasonic model on this list, we chose the ER-GB60-K because of a variety of reasons. Our in-house expert calls it an all-rounder, but we tend to be partial to its 45-degree angle trimming feature. Just like how Norelco boasts off about the “lift and trim technology,” this Panasonic model makes it easier for you to just hold and attach the parts that need trimming. There is no fear of tugging and it trims in seconds, which again makes it the best candidate if you are looking for quicker trims.
With a whopping 39 length settings that can be adjusted using a nifty dial, this model also comes with two combs for hair and beard. The hypoallergenic stainless-steel blades also make it suitable for sensitive skin. It is slightly heavier than other models in this price range, but it is still a great travel companion because it is 100% washable, has a nice handle that sits in your hand like a glove, and is equipped with a good quality cleaning brush.
The battery is a concern here because it uses a Ni-Mh battery, which is almost as bad as Ni-Cad. A single charge gives you only about 50 minutes. However, we noticed that in the forth 10-minute use, the power started faltering. Although it can be used while charging, anything that has a running time of less than 60 minutes automatically makes us look the other way. However, if the battery is not an issue for you and you can ignore it in light of its versatility, comfortability, and great design, then it is the top model in this price range.
Panasonic is known for its attention to details and that is evident in this model. The built is powerful, so even if you drop it, the chances of it breaking are minimal. The power button and dial are also heavy-duty, and will not wear off even after years of usage. While we won’t call it the ultimate beard trimmer for the busy bee, it definitely is a great option.
If you are running out of time, then depend on the Panasonic ER-GB60-K. It’s fast, powerful, and easy to handle. If you are someone who likes to boast of about your trimmer, then after TRYM II and Wahl, this is the next candidate as it has this raw, rugged look not seen in any of the other models.
We placed it in the medium-price category and we can’t recommend it as highly as some of the other products, but it is still worth considering. Fans of Panasonic can stop reading this guide here.
We get tickled pink when we come across products that claim they can do wonders and actually do it. The Wahl 9864 is one such product that is capable of so many things; you had better take a week off from work if you intend to go through all of its features.
It has an excellent battery that rarely runs out of juice; charge it for one hour and you are given no less than 240 minutes of running time, making it THE best option for travelers. If Jules Vern was alive today, we would gift him this potent machine for his trip around the world in 80 days (of course assuming we had electricity on a wide scale during that time). It also has the 1-minute quick charge option for 3 minutes of trim, which is a lifesaver in times of crises.
The stainless-steel body, which requires constant oiling, is built to last and one that gives you total control over maneuverability. The set of attachments is attractive to even look at – there are so many things in there, each giving you a special type of trim for the whole body, there’s no room for complaining when it comes to versatility. Along with 8 hair combs in the range of 3 mm and 25 mm, it also comes with 4 beard guides (one with 13 length settings), and 3 attachments (dual full-size foil shaver, rotary nose trimmer, and detail trimmer). The foil shaver is usually the worst attachment in beard trimmers, but not in this one, as you will soon fall in love with it for a close shaved look.
The only main drawback is that it is not waterproof, which makes cleaning a real chore. However, why can’t we spend a few minutes cleaning when this king of all beard trimmers takes such good care of our beards?
One of the most powerful and long-lasting beard trimmers in the market today, the Wahl has packaged everything in its mission and vision into this little war tank.
While it may be one of the most expensive beard trimmers you will see in the market, the Wahl 9864 should be your first option if the price is not an issue for you. We ranked it lower on our list only because of the price, but in an ideal world, this will be on the top, hands down.
It is powerful, well-designed, and lasts for an eternity. Also note that it is a professional tool and one preferred by top-tier stylists and barbers, hence the price.
If the above Wahl professional trimmer seems too complex for you, then try the Andis 4775 T-Outliner, the beard trimmer that your neighborhood barbers use. Andis does not like to depend on batteries, so it manufactures corded trimmers that are far better than its juice-hungry competitors.
Equipped with a T-blade with curved corners that deliver a clean shave with no bumps or tugs, the Andis 4775 is perfect if you want to grow different lengths of beard over a period. Just affix the comb for the respective styling and trim away. It must be noted that it does not have adjustment settings, and you will have to manually replace the combs.
Another highlight is that it uses a magnetic motor just as the previous Andis model on this list, which uses more power to provide a smooth, noiseless operation. We found that it is not as powerful as Andis 04710, so if you have coarser, stubborn hair, go with the 04710 model. It is has an 8-foot long cord, so obviously it is not suitable for wet trims.
We took some time master this Andis model, particularly, because we are more accustomed to battery-operated machines than cordless ones. However, once you get a hang of it, you can easily give your barber a run for his money at the “Neighborhood Best Barber Competition 2017” sponsored by none other than Andis. (Winning tip – Replace the default blade with a Pro-mate Trimmer Blade for more sharpness.)
Users of Andis trimmers usually own it for more than 10 years, which makes this model long-lasting, but not too reliable for travelers. It is a heavy-duty trimmer that is perfect for people who take their grooming sessions more seriously than their shopping sessions. After all, we are guiding you in the latter.
The Andis 4775 is a professional beard trimmer that lasts longer than some relationships do nowadays. While relationships in this digital world are known to give gratification only for a limited period, this Andis product will stay with you, work for you, and please you even when your partner slams the door behind them.
Don’t worry about the price when you are getting a veteran one-man soldier for your army for the battle against the rise of the keratin.
The Bevel trimmer has divided the barbering community. While some say that it has heralded the future of barbering (while we still wait for flying cars and instead waste time with fidget spinners), others say that it is an overpriced piece of junk. Whatever may be the consensus, we tend to look at the Bevel trimmer as a groundbreaking invention that must be appreciated for its salient features.
The Bevel trimmer is made by a startup especially for the peculiar hair types of African-American men, where it attacks the coarser, harder, and thicker strands with more power and force. While this may sound aggressive and violent, a brief look at the beautiful elongated oval-shaped device brings instant satisfaction and a calming feeling. It won the 2016 GQ Best in Grooming Award, which gives us all the reasons to ignore the higher (slightly unbelievable) price tag and focus on the niceties.
The snap-on blade will make your life easier as it prevents seeping of dirt and tiny hair strands inside the handle, motor, and PCB. It gives one of the longest cordless power at 300 minutes on a single charge, and can also be used while charging. Another highlight is the quick zero-gap adjustment for near shave trims – just adjust the bevel dial according to your needs and attack your beard.
The Bevel trimmer enables 360-degree non-slip handling and has cooling properties to prevent occasional overheating. However, it does not come with beard guides, which limits the styling options. You can only outline your beard and mustache and use the 0.2 mm setting for a good stubble look. There is news of more additions making the rounds, but in its current state, this can be a concern for the ultra-stylish.
The Bevel trimmer is arguably the most stylish and progressive beard trimmer that you will ever use. Owning a chunk of technological advancement can be uplifting, especially when you are using it for your personal grooming.
There are many things to like and rave about in Bevel trimmer, and its design is often the attribute that comes to the fore in discussions. So, is it really the future of barbering? That might be a hyperbole, so let’s settle for “the most imaginative trimmer.”
Overall, these are the best beard trimmers currently available on the market. These have been selected after proper research, deliberation over the essential features, application of technology, and most importantly, usability.
There are plenty of different brands and hundreds of different models that we chose not to feature. The reason? They simply did not match our criteria of being actually helpful to our readers when they get up in the morning and look for a quick, efficient beard trim. After all, getting rid of that hair is the ultimate purpose.
Before you go with your selection, remember to cross-check your requirements with the features of your selection.
Our top five beard trimmers were chosen on the basis of a universal appeal, so if you are in a quandary, just base your final selection on the USP, the brand, and then finally the price. You will not regret your decision.