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Old 08-20-2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:53 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:56 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:27 AM   #4
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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?!
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:23 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:59 AM   #6
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Go for a Thai hooker and some good scissors. Cordless, too.

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.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:13 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:41 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:22 AM   #9
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http://www.harborfreight.com/home-ha...kit-47082.html

Been using one for years. Works great.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:01 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:03 PM   #11
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Wahl Peanut. Corded, but works great. Comes with an assortment of combs.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:08 PM   #12
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It's corded, but, it works great!

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

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Old 01-20-2013, 03:16 PM   #13
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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
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:07 PM   #14
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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
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:30 PM   #15
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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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