It’s a personal journey to determine the best beard trimmer for your particular facial hair needs because great beards come in many types: there’s the perfect stubble, of course, or one that’s artfully shaped and styled.
It is still important to know how to trim your beard as it grows, even if you grow a long beard. To use a beard trimmer in all of those situations, besides for an extremely close shave, you will need one.
To make things easier for you, we’ve tested the top beard trimmers out there, during cold-weather winters and summers with close stubble.
Our picks have their own advantages to offer – price, precision, cutting power, the ability to be used head to toe, travel-friendly or gym friendly, even clean vacuuming. The following list is a thorough examination of the entire market; we believe you will find the perfect beard trimmer for your scruff there.
|Philips Norelco Trimmer Series 3000|
|Wahl Aqua Blade Trimming Kit Model 9899-100|
|Panasonic Multi-Groomer Trimmer for Beard|
|Beard Trimmer by Bevel|
|Remington HKVAC2000A Beard Trimmer|
1. Philips Norelco Trimmer Series 3000
The MG7770 is the big brother of the MG3750. We couldn’t possibly pick another beard trimmer for the same price at an incredulous $20. We’ve found that one session is more than enough for the meager runtime of just an hour.
So, if you only touch up your beard occasionally (which is most people), this shouldn’t deter you. For any precise cuts you need to make, it comes with plenty of attachments, and the stainless steel guards can easily be detached and cleaned.
2. Wahl Aqua Blade Trimming Kit Model 9899-100
Wahl’s Aqua Blade 9899 is our runner-up pick, and it offers the same power and versatility of the Wahl Lithium Ion+ Stainless Steel Trimmer 9818, but it features a larger, more secure grip that makes precise trimming easier and prevents slip-ups that can cause large chunks of hair to fall out accidentally.
Aqua Blade also feels less buzzy in the hand because of its larger grip. Aqua Blade, like Lithium Ion+, has a more powerful motor than most people need, and it can be used to trim hair and body. This device includes 12 guide combs, a trimmer head, a shaver head, and a nose hair trimmer.
A few drops of oil are needed every month for the fine-pitch steel blades with ground teeth.
3. Panasonic Multi-Groomer Trimmer for Beard
There are 39 adjustable settings on this trimmer for a custom grooming routine – a rubberized dial controls the settings from .5mm to 20mm based on a .5mm increment.
After each use, the stainless steel blades can be easily cleaned with a convenient water drain. It is usually fatal to submerge your trimmer in a tub of water, but not this time.
In addition to a battery that lasts just shy of an hour (good for one long groom or at least a week of touchups), a LED on the handle indicates how much power is left so you’re not left stranded.
There are attachments for trimming facial hair in close quarters, styling long beards, and grooming body hair with the precision that are included with the ER-GB80-S. Panasonic also fitted the trimmer with a rubberized handle that fits bigger hands comfortably.
4. Beard Trimmer by Bevel
A high degree of praise was given to Bevel’s first trimmer, lauded for its cutting quality and precision. Now, the company is back with a better model.
The reprise was designed for master barbers to meet their demands. It offers up to eight hours of cutting time – 32 15-minute sessions.
You can adjust the Bevel Dial with the flick of your thumb, resulting in ultra-smooth fades, and the included T-blade gives you clean edges.
5. Remington HKVAC2000A Beard Trimmer
While cleaning up your beard, you need to take the time to clean the sink as well. The good news is that beard trimmers with built-in vacuums make the mess a bit (or a lot) less.
The Remington HKVAC2000A features a dual-motor system that delivers high-power suction that can capture up to 90% of trimmed hair.
Despite its generous capacity, the collection chamber is still big enough to trap a full mane if need be. There’s enough room to take care of the leftovers after a full trim session, and the attachments included make it easy to get the fine details you want.
How to Choose the Right Beard Trimmer
There are several factors to consider when choosing a beard trimmer. For example, some trimmers only work for short beards, while others can be used for bushy beards with a range of heads or guards.
If you want hair that’s longer than your skinhead, you’ll want a trimmer with adjustable length settings. Most trimmers can be used for body hair and top of the head hair too.
You may notice a difference in charge time if you are constantly on the go, and many of these things take eight hours or more to fully charge.
Although this shouldn’t be an issue if you only trim once a day, if you suffer from beard maintenance anxiety, you may want a trimmer with a quick charge feature, which provides a full trim right after charging for a few minutes.
Make sure you watch out for consumables – some trimmers have self-sharpening blades that last forever, while others require regular oiling or even replacement.