Beard trimmer recommendations?

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  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    So my 1.5-decades-old beard trimmer went to beard trimmer heaven a few weeks ago, and my beard is growing out of control. I need to buy a new one soon. Anyone here have a recommendation for a good beard trimmer? I'm not too particular -- two settings would suit me just fine -- a as-close-as-it-gets-without-actually-shaving mode and a sexy-stubble mode. :)
     
  2. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

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    Just get a Wahl trimmer with the haircut kit and use the guard size you want. Works great, lasts forever and sometimes on sale for 20-30 bucks.
     
  3. D.T. macrumors 604

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    Get a "prosumer" grade, corded Wahl. Solidly built, no charging hassles.

    A few years ago I had pretty long hair, we were OOT, I wanted a new phone (seemingly unrelated ... but hang tough ...). I went into the local Apple Store (in a mall), scored a new iPhone, and was being driven crazy by my hair, so when I was exiting the mall through a Sears (good tactical entry point to get to the Apple Store), I rode the escalator up, up, and at the top was a wall of Wahls, on a huge sale. Picked one, BUZZED off all my hair (the clipper and I did a great job) :D

    Anyway, that same clipper has done hair duty, lots of beard duty for 5+ years, and shows no signs of any issues or performance degradation.

    Holy smokes you posted with the same thing while I was writing my response. :D
     
  4. firedept macrumors 603

    firedept

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    I use a Conair rechargeable hair trimmer to do my goatee. Last one I bought was around $30-40 and has lasted for several years now. I trim my beard once a week, so trimmer gets some use. Once you trim your beard the first time, easy to remember what attachments you used for the different lengths.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I just use scissors, I guess that may be too old school but it works for me :)
     
  6. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I get my hair cut and beard trimmed every two weeks so I let my barber do all the work.
     
  7. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    I bought an Axe branded Phillips Norelco beard trimmer yesterday. Rated highly on Amazon. Charging it up right now, will let you know how it works.
     
  8. shinji macrumors 65816

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  9. mgguy macrumors 6502

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    Wahl. Adjustable head to cut close to skin, or up to about 1/8" for that scruffy look. Also several clipper attachments to cut up to 1 1/4" for longer beard. Got mine for $5 at thrift store. Costco has them new for around $25.
     

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