Best Beard Trimmers

Review & Comparison, Last Update March 16, 2017
An unkempt beard or stubble spoils your look and changes the way people perceive you. For this very reason, a beard trimmer is an essential tool for every man. So, if you wish to look like a celebrity with a manly beard, you should definitely read our review and opt for a trimmer. ...Read more ...Read less
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CONS
OUR VERDICT
PURPOSE
ATTACHMENTS
NUMBER OF TRIM SETTINGS
POWER TYPE
CHARGING TIME
BATTERY LIFE
SHAVER USE
QUALITY OF BLADES
EXTRAS
PACKAGE CONTENTS
 
PROS
The titanium blades stay extra-sharp for years. In addition, the trimmer offers skin-friendly performance as it has rounded blade tips and combs that prevent skin irritation.
CONS
Less efficient for cutting on higher settings.
OUR VERDICT
Quite an easy-to-use unit to style and trim beard and mustache. A wide variety of integrated length settings allows choosing the optimal one for better results.
detailed parameters
PURPOSE
Beard and mustache
ATTACHMENTS
1 Beard comb
NUMBER OF TRIM SETTINGS
20 (1/32 - 13/32 inches)
POWER TYPE
Battery / Mains
CHARGING TIME
1 hour
BATTERY LIFE
120 minutes
SHAVER USE
Dry
QUALITY OF BLADES
Self-sharpening titanium blades
EXTRAS
Lock-in zoom wheel, Battery life indicator
PACKAGE CONTENTS
Power cord, Cleaning brush
PROS
The trimmer is capable of cutting through any hair type, owing to the ultra-sharp and precision-honed 45° angle blades.
CONS
This trimmer has a longer charging time in comparison with other rechargeable models.
OUR VERDICT
All-in-one unit will help you trim your beard, mustache and hair fast and efficiently. Quite easy in maintenance due to a waterproof body.
detailed parameters
PURPOSE
Mustaches, hair, beard
ATTACHMENTS
1 Beard comb
NUMBER OF TRIM SETTINGS
19 (3/64 - 25/64 inches)
POWER TYPE
Battery / Mains
CHARGING TIME
15 hours
BATTERY LIFE
50 minutes
SHAVER USE
Wet / Dry
QUALITY OF BLADES
45° Stainless steel blades
EXTRAS
Charging indicator, Non-skid rubberized grip, Easy-Open Water Drain for ease of maintenance
PACKAGE CONTENTS
Charging stand, Cleaning brush, Power cord, Lubricating oil
PROS
Giving preference to this affordable model, you'll get 2 separate trimmers that will help you effectively trim beard and groom excess hair in hard-to-reach areas.
CONS
The trimmer is not rechargeable so you should always have an extra set of batteries.
OUR VERDICT
The set of trimmers will help you keep your facial hair neat and tidy wherever you are. Battery-run, it's an ideal option for those consumers who need to have a trimmer at hand on trips.
detailed parameters
PURPOSE
Beard, mustache, brows, ear and nose hair
ATTACHMENTS
5-position guide comb, 3 standard guide combs
NUMBER OF TRIM SETTINGS
5 adjustable + 3 fixed length combs (1/16, 1/8, 3/16 inches)
POWER TYPE
Replaceable batteries
CHARGING TIME
2 AA batteries for a Beard trimmer, 1 AA battery for an Ear and Nose Trimmer
BATTERY LIFE
~ 1 month (depends on how often the trimmer is used)
SHAVER USE
Dry
QUALITY OF BLADES
Self-sharpening high-carbon steel blades
EXTRAS
Storage base for attachments (and space-saving purpose)
PACKAGE CONTENTS
Storage base, Blade guard, Beard comb, Mustache comb, Cleaning brush, Lubricating oil
PROS
Trimmed hair is sucked into a removable hair chamber during the use. So you needn't clean the floor each time you trim your beard.
CONS
The hair chamber becomes obstructed faster in case you trim long hair.
OUR VERDICT
This device allows you to trim facial hair, remove unwanted hair from ears and nose, perform detail styling and even shave close to skin. Perfect for those who want to keep their bathroom clean after each use.
detailed parameters
PURPOSE
Whole body (neckline, facial hair, sideburns, ear and nose hair)
ATTACHMENTS
Full-size trimmer, Detail trimmer, Foil shaver, Nose and Ear hair trimmer, 9 length hair clipper comb, 4 beard and stubble combs
NUMBER OF TRIM SETTINGS
9 adjustable + 4 fixed length combs (1/16, 1/8, 15/64, 23/64 inches)
POWER TYPE
Battery
CHARGING TIME
4 hours
BATTERY LIFE
60 minutes
SHAVER USE
Dry
QUALITY OF BLADES
Self-sharpening stainless steel blades
EXTRAS
Removable hair chamber, Charging indicator
PACKAGE CONTENTS
Storage pouch
PROS
The trimmer features a powerful dual-battery system that is capable of cutting even through the toughest beard.
CONS
It is quite inconvenient to trim the area behind the ears with a Full-size trimmer.
OUR VERDICT
Truly perfect multi-purpose trimmer that will help you smart up your appearance. Fully waterproof body prevents water intrusion even while taking a shower.
detailed parameters
PURPOSE
Beard, mustache, head hair
ATTACHMENTS
Beard comb, Hair comb
NUMBER OF TRIM SETTINGS
Beard comb: 6 trim settings (3/64 - 7/16 inches), Hair comb: 6 trim settings (25/64 - 25/32 inches)
POWER TYPE
Battery / Mains
CHARGING TIME
1 hour
BATTERY LIFE
40 minutes
SHAVER USE
Wet / Dry
QUALITY OF BLADES
Stainless steel blades
EXTRAS
Battery life indicator, Click&Clock feature ensures tight fixing of the attachments
PACKAGE CONTENTS
Cleaning brush, Lubricating oil, Travel pouch, Power cord

What is a Beard Trimmer

A well-groomed beard is what can greatly smart up man’s appearance. If you’ve got a beard, then a decent beard trimmer is a must to keep on a shelf. The beard and moustache trimmer can trim, style and shape the beard and remove all unwanted hair from neckline, sideburns, ears and nose. If you’re sick and tired of long morning procedures or spending money on expensive trims at the hairdresser’s, save up with one of the best 5 beard trimmers presented in our review.

We would also recommend you to look through our review of the best hair clippers if you want to accomplish your flawless appearance with a stylish haircut while nose and ear trimmer will help you forget about unwanted hair

What Features to Compare

Before you go buy a beard trimmer, decide on its prime Purpose. Beside standard beard and mustache trimmers, there are multi-purpose units designed to remove nose and ear hair, shave head hair and style. The majority of modern beard trimmers are vibrational. When in use, they send slight electromagnetic impulses on the skin and cause no irritation. Compared to rotary devices, they’re less powerful but more than suitable for home use.

Coupled with attachments, the functionality of trimmers can be greatly extended. Consider the models with additional accessories like Detail Trimmer, Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer - small and beveled trimmers with vertical shaving heads to extend to hard-to-reach areas.

The majority of beard trimmers offer multiple length settings, increasing/decreasing by 0.02 inches. The more length settings the trimmer has, the more styling options you can try out. The plastic comb used over the top of the trimmer isn’t designed for beard styling. What it’s aimed at is cutting the length of the hair. For example, if your chosen trimmer hasn’t adjustable length settings, the adjustable hair comb will come in handy. There are also combs with fixed length settings.

Also, pay attention to the beard trimmer's Power type and Battery life. The most powerful and reliable trimmers work off the mains. If you need to use a trimmer for a long time and on a regular basis, the corded device is what you need. The corded beard trimmers are great in many ways, though, they cannot be used far from the power outlet. Beard trimmers with built-in batteries are good for those who travel a lot and need to keep the device at hand away from home. Generally, such trimmers can work for about 40 minutes on a full charge while recharging the unit takes from 1 to 15 hours. The ideal option for most is a rechargeable beard trimmer that combines capabilities of both corded and battery-run units. There are also beard trimmers that use replaceable batteries. However, they do require frequent battery replacement and a spare set of batteries is a must.

Another aspect which is worth consideration is Usability. A water-resistant trimmer would be more convenient to use since it’s suitable for wet and dry shaving. There are also beard trimmers designed for dry shaving only, so it's up to you to decide which option is better for you. The material of blades is also important. You can opt for either stainless steel, high-carbon steel or titanium blades, but the latter would be the most durable. If you plan to use beard trimmers on a regular basis, you'd also want to make sure that the blades are self-sharpening. Such blades won't get dull for years.

Some other things that ensure usability of use are a battery life indicator, length settings, a hair chamber, and so on. The package of any typical beard trimmer includes a special cleaning brush, a storage porch, a power cord, and a stand. Some manufacturers also provide lubricating oil, hair combs, and blade guards (which is an obvious bonus).

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Philips Norelco QT4018/49 Series 3500

Purpose and Accessories

Philips Norelco beard and mustache trimmer is equipped with the unique beard comb. It allows you to choose among 20 integrated length settings from 1/32 inch to 13/32 inch. The zoom wheel technology ensures convenient cutting length adjustment and doesn't require additional attachments to get a perfect trim. In addition, the zoom wheel locks in a pre-set length so you can be sure that your settings won't get cleared during the use.

Power Type and Battery Life

Philips Norelco is a rechargeable beard trimmer that can be used either in a corded or in a cordless mode. The unit boasts up to 120 minutes of cordless operation on a single charge. It is obvious, that is enough for several trims before the battery runs low. What is important, it takes only 1 hour to recharge the battery and Philips Norelco is ready for operation again. However, you may plug it in if you need it for a longer period of use. Thus, when the unit is battery powered you are not limited in movements and the cord doesn't get in your way.

Usability

Philips Norelco beard trimmer is quite easy to use. It is meant for dry shaving only so you should avoid water intrusion during the use. The self-sharpening titanium blades provide long-lasting sharpness and extend the lifespan of the device. Philips Norelco offers skin-friendly performance as it has rounded blade tips and combs that prevent skin irritation. In addition, this model has a battery life indicator that also simplifies the use of the trimmer. It lights up green when fully charged and shows flashing green while charging. As for maintenance, this device doesn't require oil lubrication. To clean the unit, you should only detach the head and rinse it in tap water. Philips Norelco kit includes a power cord and a cleaning brush.

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Philips Norelco QT4018/49 Series 3500
Philips Norelco QT4018/49 Series 3500
 

Panasonic ER-GB40-S

Purpose and Accessories

Panasonic ER-GB40-S is an all-in-one trimmer that is meant for beard, hair, mustache and body efficient maintenance. This model is engineered with a quick-adjust trimmer dial located on the grip. The unit comes with only one versatile beard comb that provides 19 precision length settings for cutting, sculpting and detailing your beard. The length settings vary from 3/64 inch to 25/64 inch hence, you are able to choose the appropriate one to get better trimming results.

Power Type and Battery Life

Panasonic ER-GB40-S belongs to a rechargeable type of beard trimmers. This type of power supply makes the trimmer a universal solution to use for different purposes at home and on a trip. Cordless usage time is about 50 minutes after a full 15-hour charge. So, don't forget to recharge the trimmer in advance or use it in a corded mode (by simply connecting the device to the mains). An ability to shave with the razor working off the mains makes it super convenient. The cord will not limit your movements and will not intermingle.

Usability

This all-in-one trimmer is designed for both dry and wet shaving, hence, you can use it even while taking a shower. The waterproof body and easy-open water drain ensure quick and easy cleaning under running water. In addition, the blades are made of high-quality stainless-steel that prolongs the lifespan of the unit by times. Moreover, the 45° angle blades are well-honed and super-sharp, so they can cut cleanly through any hair type. Panasonic ER-GB40-S comes with a special cleaning brush and lubricating oil. The producer recommends lubricating the blades before and after each use. Also, a comfortable stand for charging and a power cord are included.

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Panasonic ER-GB40-S
Panasonic ER-GB40-S
 

Wahl 5537-1801

Purpose and Accessories

If you're looking for a complete facial grooming kit, Wahl 5537-1801 Beard Trimmer is the best solution for you since the device itself comes with an ear, nose and brow personal trimmer in the box. Thus, you get 2 separate units to satisfy all your needs and maintain your beard, mustache, goatee, and neckline. The grooming kit also includes a five-positioning guide and 3 guide combs with the fixed length settings - 1/16, 1/8, 3/16. The whole set of accessories makes Wahl 5537-1801 a great tool for both a novice and a pro.

Power Type and Battery Life

Wahl 5537-1801 is the only beard trimmer on our shortlist that operates on replaceable batteries. Therefore, the main trimmer requires 2 AA batteries while Ear and Nose Trimmer operates on 1 AA battery. Thus, you don't need to recharge the unit or worry about the cords - just change batteries and start shaving. However, you should opt for high-quality batteries that ensure long-lasting and fail-safe operation.

Usability

Wahl 5537-1801 trimmer can be used for dry shaving only, so the use of foam is not recommended. As regards the blades, they are made of high-carbon steel and stay sharp for a long time due to the self-sharpening feature. The blades are designed to gently glide over your skin without pulling the hair. The trimming set includes a storage base for neat arrangement of attachments and space-saving purposes. It also comes with a blade guard, a beard comb, a mustache comb, a cleaning brush and lubricating oil. This model is quite easy in maintenance as the head can be rinsed under running water. However, the blades require constant oil lubrication.

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Wahl 5537-1801
Wahl 5537-1801
 

Remington VPG6530

Purpose and Accessories

This outstanding unit is designed to maximally cut down the trimming time. If you’re looking for a device to meet all your grooming needs, Remington VPG6530 is just what you need. This 4-in-1 trimmer offers different attachments - Full-Size trimmer, Detail trimmer, Foil Shaver and Nose & Ear Hair trimmer. So, you can trim facial hair, remove unwanted hair from hard-to-reach areas, perform detail styling and even shave close to your skin. Moreover, this vacuuming trimmer comes with the variety of guide combs: 9 combs with adjustable length and 4 combs with fixed length (1/16, 1/8, 15/64, 23/64 inches). Quite a versatile device, isn't it?

Power Type and Battery Life

Remington VPG6530 trimmer belongs to battery-operated devices. An ideal unit for people who travel a lot as they don’t need to keep it plugged in an electric power outlet. It takes 4 hours to charge the trimmer and gives over 60 minutes of non-stop operation. Due to a small size and light weight, Remington VPG6530 is very ergonomic and convenient to use. It's got not cords to trip over during trimming, so you're basically free to shave whenever and wherever you feel like to.

Usability

This model is designed for dry shaving and trimming only, so don't use it while taking a shower. Remington VPG6530 comes with self-sharpening blades made of high-quality stainless-steel that ensure long-lasting sharpness. But one of the most important features of this device is that it offers extreme vacuum power. Thus, the device is designed to catch all the trimmed hair and collect it in the removable hair chamber. In addition, this chamber can be cleaned in the running water when you're done. The maintenance is pretty simple. All you need to do is rinse the attachments after each use and occasionally lubricate the blades.

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Remington VPG6530
Remington VPG6530
 

Braun Cruzer 6

Purpose and Accessories

Braun Cruzer 6 all-in-one trimmer is a perfect device for your beard and head trimming. It comes with 2 detachable click&lock combs and offers 12 different length settings. So, a beard comb has 6 adjustable length settings from 3/64 inch to 7/16 inch. Therefore, if you need to do a haircut, use a head comb as it is perfect for longer hair and offers the cutting length from 25/60 inch to 25/32 inch. In addition, Braun Cruzer 6 can be used for the whole body trimming and shaving. You just need to use the device without any guard.

Power Type and Battery Life

Braun Cruzer 6 belongs to a rechargeable type so you can use it in either corded or cordless mode. In addition, the trimmer is equipped with a powerful dual-battery system that adjusts to all hair types. Thus, the trimmer is capable of cutting even through the toughest beard. Braun Cruzer 6 also offers a long battery life and brags quite fast charging time. Hence, you can use this unit as a cordless trimmer for up to 40 minutes and it takes only 1 hour to recharge it. What is important, Braun has a worldwide voltage of 110 to 240 V making this trimmer perfect for travelers.

Usability

Braun Cruzer 6 is a heavy-duty trimmer that can be used for dry and wet shaving. Owing to the sealed body, you can easily clean the unit under the tap water. The blades are made of stainless steel and ensure long-lasting sharpness and long-term service life. But, don't forget to lubricate the blades with oil after each wash. In addition, Braun Cruzer 6 has a Click&Clock feature and a charging light indicator, so you always know whether the comb has been properly attached and when the battery runs low. For your convenience, Braun Cruzer beard and mustache trimmer is packed with a travel pouch, a cleaning brush, lubricating oil and a power cord.

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