Best (#*^&*!) beard trimmer?

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  1. The PacRat

    The PacRat I'm that other guy

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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?
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  2. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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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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  3. 211john

    211john Been here awhile

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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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  4. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    Beard whut?! :huh
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  5. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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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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  6. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    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.
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  7. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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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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  8. Nytelyte

    Nytelyte Somewhere about

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    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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  10. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    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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  11. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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  13. Going_Commando

    Going_Commando Been here awhile

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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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  14. George Papadopolis

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    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
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  15. padiii

    padiii Been here awhile

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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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  16. discochris

    discochris Long timer

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    Agree with some of the others. It's not the Wahl, it's that it's cordless. I have a Wahl corded clipper that I use twice a week to shave my head, and it's by far the best I've had. Plus you can always get new blades for ten bucks, and it's good as new.
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  17. anotherguy

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    A comb and good pair of scissors. Been the trimmer route and it doesn't come close to a good scissor cut. Just like machining it's easier to cut again than to put it back.
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  18. keyzard

    keyzard Falls over a lot....

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    A vote for the Panasonic....I use it one a week to do my beard and head on the #2 setting......It's cordless, so I do it in the shower (its wet/dry so cleanup is a breeze).

    My first one lasted for 5 years, and I just replaced it with another. I think it was my own fault as I never oiled the blades....I'm treating this one nicer.......
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  19. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Looks like this might win, Amazon decided to price em at 24.99 so shipping ads a ton (25 = free shipping). The Panasonic is Newegg which I like more anyways.
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  20. Tinfish

    Tinfish Long timer

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    It's not cordless and you don't get 55 stupid plastic accessories with it, but I've been using an Oster 76 for a few years and loving it. The big deal for me is that the cheap plastic guards would always come loose and fall off, but the metal guard/blades stay solid. Way better than the cheap crap. Probably cheaper over time because it's well made, but even if it died today I'd buy it again because it is nicer to use.
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