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The PacRat 08-20-2011 07:14 PM

Best (#*^&*!) beard trimmer?
 
I am SICK of the $20 Wahl trimmer that I have to replace every couple of years. They get a little crappier every time. My current one leaves scalped patches if you try and use it on 1 or 2. WTF? I'm not even sure how it happens.

Can someone recommend one that is a good quality trimmer, that might last a while and be worth paying a little extra for?

Manuel Garcia O'Kely 08-20-2011 08:53 PM

Animal Clippers - motorized. Oster brand. Set you back a couple hundred bucks.

My vibrating cutters last me more than 10 years, so I buy them for $20. I won't outlive an Oster.

211john 08-21-2011 10:56 PM

I just replaced my Wahl that I have had for a really long time - at least 8 years. It only needed charging every few months. I used it about once a week. I might have replaced the battery once before.

I bought another one and it does seem to be made cheaper. Uses AA batteries instead of a charger. Cuts okay, but I don't expect it to last as long.

I had a Norelco once but I don't think it was any better.

tony the tiger 08-22-2011 07:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The PacRat (Post 16674458)
I am SICK of the $20 Wahl trimmer that I have to replace every couple of years. They get a little crappier every time. My current one leaves scalped patches if you try and use it on 1 or 2. WTF? I'm not even sure how it happens.

Can someone recommend one that is a good quality trimmer, that might last a while and be worth paying a little extra for?

Beard whut?! :huh

NikonsAndVStroms 01-20-2013 06:23 AM

Bump, I'm not looking for anything too crazy and a few years of life and a good cordless trimmer....this beard is getting too beastly and I'm tired of shaving it completely off every few months.

So any advice on what's out there?

The ones I've looked at that seem alright are the:

Remington MB4040

Remington MB200

Panasonic All-in-One Cordless Hair/Beard Trimmer ER224S

And I'm open to anything else in the ~20-25 dollar price range.

tslewisz 01-20-2013 07:59 AM

Go for a Thai hooker and some good scissors. Cordless, too. :clap

Actually, I've been using some Andis branded AC cutters for years. I bought them after being frustrated w/ DC Wahl crap. They're for regular hair cutting, not beards, specifically. Adjustable cutting head and different guards as well.

Manuel Garcia O'Kely 01-20-2013 09:13 AM

Cordless, even the best commercial, just don't have the juice to do the job for very long - those clippers do require a bit of power. Buy the Wahl with the plug and be done with it.

Nytelyte 01-20-2013 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by NikonsAndVStroms (Post 20532037)
Remington MB200

I have this one now, been using it about every 3rd day for about 9 months. The no attachment clicky size changing is nice. The fact that the batteries are already crapping out (gotta charge weekly or it dies in the middle of being used) is not. The panasonic I had before this lasted about 4 years. I can't recommend the remington.

hugemoth 01-20-2013 11:22 AM

http://www.harborfreight.com/home-ha...kit-47082.html

Been using one for years. Works great.

Grainbelt 01-20-2013 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by NikonsAndVStroms (Post 20532037)
Remington MB200

I walked over to the can, that is the one I've used 3-4 times per week for the last six years.

Battery life is good, eight lengths to choose from, pretty easy to clean.

ttpete 01-20-2013 03:03 PM

Wahl Peanut. Corded, but works great. Comes with an assortment of combs.

FLYING EYEBALL 01-20-2013 03:08 PM

It's corded, but, it works great!

http://www.amazon.com/Wahl-Professio.../dp/B000EDNCJO

http://mybarbersupply.com/clippers_f...igner%20Lg.jpg

Going_Commando 01-20-2013 03:16 PM

Definitely keeping an eye on this thread. Went full grizzly adams the last time i grew out my beard and want it to be a bit tidier this time around. The cheapo norelco i have now chews my face to shreds and the attachments ssuuuuck

George Papadopolis 01-20-2013 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NikonsAndVStroms (Post 20532037)
Bump, I'm not looking for anything too crazy and a few years of life and a good cordless trimmer....this beard is getting too beastly and I'm tired of shaving it completely off every few months.


Panasonic All-in-One Cordless Hair/Beard Trimmer ER224S

And I'm open to anything else in the ~20-25 dollar price range.

Ive used the Panasonic for years, keep one at the house and one out at work never any issues except a few years back when I went to trim my eyeborws using the guard at a 4...too much pressure applied and the guard slipped, buhby eyebrow...and I was shaving them to get ready for a blind date:lol3

padiii 01-20-2013 06:30 PM

Norelco bodygroom. Works well for trimming a beard, but i do use a razor to get a crisp edge at the skin transition line. Works very well for buzzing off below the neck.


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