TO BUZZ OR NOT TO BUZZ…

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Here are my notes on 6 trimmers that I think every man should have in their medicine cabinets.

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Wahl Lithium Ion Groomer, $34.97



  • Pros: remarkable battery performance; powerful motor; lightweight; smallest wall charger;
    attachments
    for shaving and nose-trimming obviated need for other tools.
  • Cons: chrome trim with matte black grip ribs were aesthetically uninspired.
  • Charge time: 1 hour
  • Run time: 120+ minutes
  • Charge time: 1 hour
  • Length settngs: seven positions (0.08″ to 0.47″)

Buy it at Wahl.Amazon

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Conair Chopper Facial Trimmer, $21.95



  • Pros:micro-adjustment switch allowed for three close-trim lengths.
  • Cons: looked like a DeWalt power tool; required 16 hours for a full charge.
  • Charge time: 16 hours.
  • Run time: 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Length settngs: eight settings (0.09″ to 0.38″)

Buy it at Connair.Amazon

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Forfex Professional Cord/Cordless Trimmer, $98.99



  • Pros: compact design; rubberized grip had a nice feel; crest detail on the trimmer head
    (“Forfex/Germany/1872″) conveye Euro luxury.
  • Cons: the silver-painted plastic felt cheap; long charge time; expensive.
  • Charge time: 16 hours.
  • Run time: 60 minutes.
  • Length settngs: five (0.02″ to 0.5″)

Buy it at Forfex.Amazon

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Phillips Norelco Stubble Trimmer $99.99



  • Pros: simple matte gray, red and silver color scheme.
  • Cons: built-in attachment hinders control; large; on-off switch awkward for right-handed users.
  • Charge time: 10 hours
  • Run time: 35 minutes
  • Length settngs: nine positions (0.04″ to 0.72″)

Buy it at Philips.Norelco.Amazon

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Phillips Norelco Turbo Vacume Beard Trimmer, $39.95



  • Pros: vacuum function worked well; glossy black finish; gadgety.
  • Cons: doesn’t trim close enough for 5 o’clock shadow; large; phallic shape; corny “turbo” button; annoying sound; this dorky video on Amazon.com.
  • Charge time: 10 hours.
  • Run time:50 minutes.
  • Length settngs:nine (0.04″ to 0.71″)

Buy it at NorelcoQT.Amazon

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Remington Beard T-Styler (MB-900), $44.99



  • Pros: solid construction; simple mirrored finish; cool gold detailing on lower blade teeth; charging stand.
  • Cons: interchangeable trimmer blades are bulky; heavy; short 40-minute run time.
  • Charge time: 14 to 16 hours.
  • Run time:40 minutes.
  • Length settngs: seven settings (0.18″ to 0.5″)

Buy it at Remington Products

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