Update 2017: The best beard trimmer for most people is the Wahl Lithium Ion. It is an all-in-one trimmer that offers the best balance of price and features than the other 13 trimmers we tested. (read the in-depth review below.)
You can always rock a bearded look like David Beckham if you have the right tools. But beware of the cheap low-quality products which claim to be stupendous but will end up making you look like Hagrid instead, the gamekeeper in Harry Potter.
To curb the facial hair styling dilemma, we have brought forth a list of the best beard trimmers 2017, which will make you look polished and up-to-date without putting in a lot of effort. And rushing to the barber shop every time you have a stray hair will be out of the question because you will a have your own mini barber to serve you at home anytime.
Below we have listed all the top rated Beard Trimmers in our opinion and alongside that we also highlighted all their pros and cons for you to make an informed decision.
1. Wahl Lithium Ion 9854-600 All-in-one Trimmer – Overall Best Beard Trimmer.
Beards are very trendy right now and Wahl allows you to play around with your look whenever wherever. The Wahl is the second name for power. It brings you an all-in-one product and we literally mean all-in-one.
The Wahl 9854-600 carries a charger, cleaning brush, comb, blade oil, three kinds of blades for ear, nose, and brow, along with three beard guide combs, dual shaver, a six position guide and a styling guide. Phewwww that was a lot!
Along with bringing you with all the essentials needed for a proper trim, the Wahl incorporates long lasting lithium ion battery life. The days are over when you used to give yourself horrendous cuts because you were in a hurry. As now the long battery allows you to have a relaxed and brilliant beard style.
From every hour of charging, you get two hours of trimming time. Lesser the strain doubling the fun. Also, the manufacturers were very thoughtful and allowed a three-minute quick charge for a quicker fix.
Wahl has the reputation of being sturdy, reliable and durable. The quality of its products is just phenomenal, not the cheap plastic used by lower-quality brands.
The detail attachment blade may not be up to the mark but not to worry as you have a separate ear and nose blade. This makes you reach places which previously were very hard to trim. And the dual shaver is one of our favorites as it works amazingly well.
Coming towards the power, it would not be wrong to say that Wahl 9854-600 has double the power when compared to similar brands. This allows it to get all the whiskers in one go. What makes the power feature even more impressive that its operated without a wire, and bringing that much power while being cordless is worthy of a huge round of applause.
The plus points of the Wahl 9854-600 revolve around the battery-life and torque. More power means more professional looking trim saving a lot of your precious time and more battery-life is just an added bonus.
Not only this, the Wahl 9854-600 is a light-weight trimmer which will not strain your hand from holding it for a long time. Also, it has no charge loss while storage along with no environmental issues.
The Wahl 9854-600 is the best choice for thick beards but it can do a lot more than that.
It seems like it is all a man could ask for. But there are a few downfalls of using it. The Wahl is not washable under water meaning you would have to remove all the hair manually; it is a little nosier and vibrates more when used for prolonged time. Simply put, this is a hell of a product with a few imperfections but who said that life is perfect. Right?
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2. Braun BT5050 Beard Trimmer for Men – The 2nd Best trimmer on the list.
Dreaming about giving yourself a new beard style every week without going to the barber? Well, stop dreaming because that can be made into a reality. Get the Braun BT5050 to achieve a Braun beard every day. The two detachable trimming combs will give you the perfect trim, leaving you prim and proper for everyone to feast their eyes on.
The Braun contains dual combs with 25 length settings allowing you to try out any beard length or style. The precision blades used in the Braun BT5050 are very sharp and will last you a lifetime. Now trimming has been made pretty convenient for you guys, with stylish new looks, easy to hold structure and impressive battery life.
The state of the art blades has been made with stainless steel, which is going to last as long as the trimmer, which is indeed very long. The especially engineered blades cut through all the long and thick hair without tugging or pulling on your beard.
The two essentials of beard trimming precise edges and length are what Braun BT5050 will bring you. The precision comb (1-10mm) is for shorter more detailed cuts, while the full beard comb (10-20mm) gives you more range to maintain a longer beard style.
Braun has paid special attention to detail and styling and proving to be the all-rounder. The 50-minute battery life is not only enough for a relaxed beard trim but also would be sufficient if you decided to be very daring and go for the time-consuming mutton chop trim. Also, there has been a LED light installed that indicates the battery status, leaving no room for any complaints.
And in case you forget to charge your trimmer then you can always use the trimmer with the cord to ensure a maximum level of flexibility and no chance to run out of your battery. Cordless or with cord Braun BT5050 gives it’s full every time.
This trimmer is very powerful reaching every nook and cranny and trimming every last of your hair. And the plus point that made it to our list was that it’s totally washable. Meaning cleaning the trimmer after use would not be a problem at all. Just place the trimmer under running water and surprise no hair left on the trimmer. Just leave all the work to the BT5050 and you relax and enjoy the immaculate looks throughout the year.
As amazing as this product is, the only flaw that came to us was that the charging time is a lot. The trimmer needs 8 hours of continuous power to work for 50 minutes non-stop. But the user can always use the trimmer along with the cord eradicating the idea of charging fully.
3. Philips QG3364/49 Norelco Multigroom 5100 Grooming Kit.
Hair or no hair, we would have bought this product even if we were bald. Stylish looks, variety, and quality are what the new Philips Norelco 5100 shouts out. This is an all-in-one trimmer from head to nose to beard leaving us breathless and wanting it even more.
The Philips Norelco 5100 comes with 7 tools in total. A full-size metal guard trimmer, hair clipping comb, beard comb, stubble comb, mini foil shaver, detail trimmer and a nose trimmer is all you need to achieve any kind of beard or face styling. Just wow! All we need this is one product and all our daily dilemmas will be solved.
The full-size metal trimmer, precision trimmer, and detail foil shaver are to trim, contour and style the beard area around cheeks and chin to give you a professional-like finish. Plus the nose trimmer is best to remove unwanted hair from your nostrils any time. The hair comb just keeps your hairstyle on fleek because whenever you feel like your hair is growing out all you need is one round around your head with the Philips Norelco 5100 and you are good as new.
The blades can work on through the 18 built-in length settings achieving any look or hairstyle on the block. You just need to fix up the desired length of the blades of your choice and voila you’ll be in control of everything, from length to styling.
Not only this, instead of deteriorating the blades are made out of finely grounded Chromium, which self-sharps and becomes even more serrated in time, meaning we are getting older but the trimmer is getting younger and fitter by the minute. And these blades were specially made to bring the user comfort as the well-rounded structure of these blade trims and styles all your hair without causing any irritation or redness to your skin.
The Philips trimmers have been given extra torque to boost up the hair cutting technique, so without missing the thick hair your trimmer would easily be able to cut through anything with the exception of trimming your lawn of course.
Another one of the Philip Norelco 5100 features is the long-lasting Lithium-ion battery which will go on and on for a full 60 minute uninterrupted trim. Helping you to achieve which ever style you want without putting any time strain on you. Just free your mind of everything and go for that goatee or Balboo style you always wanted. And the best part is, it does not need lengthy charging time to work at full power for 60 minutes instead all it needs is an hour of charging for an hour of work. Now that’s what we were talking about.
And to top that all of, the Multigroomer from Philips is fully water-proof, leaving all the cleaning for the water, simply rinse the device under the running tap and you are good to go.
The only tiny problem with the Philips 5100 was that the body is made of plastic with no sign of rubberization, making it a little difficult to have a stronger grip on the trimmer. Making it prone to falling because of the slick plastic surface.
4. Panasonic ER-GB60-K Men’s Electric Beard and Hair Trimmer.
Panasonic has done it again, bringing its customers quality, looks, and sturdiness. The new Panasonic ER-GB60 is what every man dreams of. This electric trimmer comes with a precision trimmer, quick adjustable dial to ensure any length cutting and an impressive 50-minute trimming time.
You can always rely on Panasonic to bring you versatile products that are going to be style-apart, reliable and of course comfortable to use. Now you can achieve or maintain your individual look any time without worrying about rushing to the hair saloon if your beard starts getting crooked.
Panasonic ER-GB60 uses ultra-sharp 45-degree angled blades to contour and trim the hard-reach areas of your face. The serrated blades bring you a clean and most desired looks in just a few strokes, nullifying the saying that beauty comes with pain as that’s not the case here.
The two trimming adjustments incorporated in this set has 39 length settings-in 0.5 increments, ranging from 0.5mm-20.0mm. Making it ideal to be used on beards and mustaches for the extra care and precision, also maintaining your signature look along the way. The easy power button just needs one press to bring the trimmer to life and the easy snap on combs just makes the whole process a lot easier. The smaller comb is for cutting and maintaining smaller hair like on your mustache and the bigger comb is used for the beard in case you are looking for a longer more fuller look.
The trimmer also features a cord and cordless option, which allows you to sit at home and use the trimmer with the cord attached or just charge it and enjoy is on the go. But in case you decide to take your trimmer along on your international trips, then not to worry because Panasonic has made this product with universal voltage, meaning you can charge it anywhere in the world without any hassle. Also, the sleek design just fits nicely in your bag without taking much of your space.
The trimmer is installed with a Ni-MH battery which takes a maximum of an hour for charging and then works tirelessly for 50 minutes non-stop. And along the way the 3 LED lights keep you informed about the battery status and when it’s time for another boost of electricity.
The Panasonic trimmer has been built keeping in mind the problems of having sensitive skin and so they came up the idea of placing hypo allergic stainless steel blades to ensure a safe and irritation-free trim every time.
Moreover, the ergonomic masculine design is what catches the eye when you first see the Panasonic ER-GB60 because looks also matter you know. The slim and sleek design just fits perfectly in the palm of our hand, giving you a good grip and lesser chances of slipping whatsoever. Keeping you in total control for an outstanding cutting result.
And the plus points are that you don’t even have to clean the trimmer yourself, it is 100% washable letting nature do its work. The easy-open water drain just needs for you to place the trimmer under a running faucet letting the flowing water clean all the stray hair from the trimmer.
The only thing that was missing was that the blades are not very durable and long-lasting, meaning they will wear off with time and you would need to replace them when that happens. But overall we loved this black beauty and wish for Panasonic to make more such amazing products.
5. Panasonic ER-GB40-S Milano Beard Trimmer.
If you are getting late for an executive meeting which one will you go for between trimming your long unkempt beard or taking a shower? Well, we say do both because Panasonic ER-GB40-S is known to give the best beard trims under wet conditions.
Yes, you heard right, make some room for the new trimmer on the block which will make everyone’s head turn because of its handsome looks and equally handsome work.
The Panasonic ER-GB40-S is completely waterproof and also incorporates a water drainage system for effortless cleaning.
It gets an edge due to its perfectly angled blades giving its user the optimal level of trimming experience for beard and body. It is quick and efficient in what it does and has not yet met its worthy competitor. It comes with a three comb attachment each giving different length trims, which come to 19 length settings in total. The quick adjust dial is used to change the beard grooming lengths and also this trimmer is famous for giving you a close stubble-free cut, which is hard to achieve by other branded trimmers. The AC charging stand and cleaning brush are also added in the pack.
A lot of thought has been put into manufacturing this perfect trimmer, bringing forth features exactly what the customers want. The rubber handle gives you a firm grip especially under the shower where slipping is very easy. The Panasonic Milano can also be used with a shaving cream, in case you are aiming towards a clean-shaven look.
And to add to that, the stainless steel blades of the Panasonic are hypo allergic causing no rash or irritation after cutting.
The Panasonic Milano ER-GB40-S can be used with or without a cord, accommodating both wet/dry trim. It uses a nickel-metal hydride battery unlike many others, which has a battery life of 50 minutes.
Trimming in the shower can be pretty convenient and will be a dream come true for many, as you will be able to do two things together saving a lot of your morning time because, to be honest, we all are usually getting late. Also if you don’t decide to shave in the shower then you can always use the water drain to clean the hair out of the trimmer for easy maintenance.
Great looks, light weight, and durability is just the tip of the iceberg, there are great things to experience while using this phenomenal product. It also fits in your bag, taking no space at all in case you decide to take a trip somewhere.
The only issue this trimmer has is the recharging time, which reaches to a whopping 15 hours. This can be something unpleasant but not to worry as you can plug it back in after use so that its ready to use before your next trimming session. But overall this product is a jackpot and will free you from all your trimming problems.
6. Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler 3-in-1 Beard Trimmer.
Gillette has been producing hair-related products for a long time and to be honest they are one of the top brands who know a there way to the consumer’s heart like the back of their hand. Get that Royale beard style that you always wanted with the Gillette styler 3-in-1.
Gillette Fusion Proglide uses the Braun engineered technology to achieve the finest look and styles out there. There are three separate combs included in the product which offers beard trimming according to custom-length. Now no need to buy separate trimmer sizes to deal with different kind of lengths, just buy one and replace the top with the different selection of combs and that’s pretty much it.
The combs have precision edging blade, designed especially to highlight the crisp and defined lines for a pristine look. The other things that the product includes are 1 power cartridge, battery, and organizer for keeping everything in place.
The trimmer is designed with a very slim and petite design for easy handling and to maneuver the trimmer in whichever direction you please. It is an exceptional tool for your body and beard. With the 3-in-1 styling option, the trimmer becomes versatile when at work. The precision blade clears out all the unwanted hair while the Proglide power blades bring a close shave further enhancing your look. Now you can master your signature look with one precision tool which will not let you down.
The Gillette Fusion Proglide is shower-safe making it very handy when you decide to shower and trim at the same time. Also, the easy clean feature automatically cleans the hair out of the trimmer when rinsed under flowing water.
The Fusion Proglide Power shaver has four blades which are especially designed for sensitive skin and will not cause any kind of irritation or redness. Plus on the back of that, precision blades are installed for creating a more defined and cleaner look. It can be used anywhere on the body or face giving excellent results overall.
Your skin would feel free and smooth just like it did when you were 13! The amazing thing about this trimmer is that it keeps the hair length same throughout the cut even if you are holding it at a weird angle. The Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler is a perfect fit for those men who maintain some kind of facial hair because the styling tools included in this product shave closely and edges accurately, the two essentials for keeping any bearded look.
This product is really cost-conscious, fitting your budget and creating the perfect sculpted looks for you. Gillette is truly what a man needs!
- The Gillette Styler is water-proof and can be used while bathing.
- The cutting technology that it uses is amazing especially the precision and fusion blades, used to shave loosely near the roots without irritating your skin
7. Remington PG6025 Lithium Powered Grooming Kit – Best Seller Beard Trimmer.
We have got 99 problems but trimming ain’t one of them because the Remington PG6025 Trimmer has now been introduced. A trimmer which is class-apart!
Remington PG6025 is an all-in-one with hair, body, mustache and beard trimmer. It is a best seller and if you are looking for something within budget and more than just a beard trimmer then this is your go-to product. It looks like a thing from the future, with silver slide power button and an out-of-this-world design. There have been textured grooves added on the sides for maintaining a strong grip on every angle.
There are 8 attachments that come along with the Remington PG6025. In total, the pack contains a full-size trimmer, foil shaver, nose, ear, and detail trimmer, hair clipper comb with 8 different settings to achieve any length hair and a travel pouch to safely transport everything during your journeys.
This versatile product will fit all your grooming needs. The lithium battery used in this trimmer gives you 50 minutes of non-stop runtime and unmatched torque for getting all the hair in one go. While the battery brings you are a good running time, it also has a 3x longer lifespan compared to other trimmer batteries. It is always good to know that your trimmer will survive as long as you will.
Remington, where precision is a principle and the all-in-one grooming kit, proves that by bringing you versatility across all aspects of your grooming experience.
The stainless steel blade added to this trimmer is very sharp with a long life span and a self-sharpening feature. The full-size trimmer is to trim and clean up, where the foil shaver is to cut near the skin, along with the nose and ear trimmer used to clean unwanted hair without pulling or causing any pain. The three stubble combs are for maintaining different stubble lengths and the beard comb is for maintaining a long bearded look with ease. The precision guard lets you create your own look effortlessly. The Remington PG 6025 puts power in your hand. Putting you in control of creating a master piece meaning you can be the Picasso of beards.
Remington also made our lives easier by making every attachment washable for quick maintenance. The storage pouch can be used for storing everything safely after use and also to avoid any piece from getting misplaced. Overall, the Remington all-in-one grooming kit is great except it works only when charged despite the cord being plugged in or not.
- This beard and body trimmer prove to be very handy for an overall maintenance.
- The battery life is quite impressive with no long spells for recharging.
- The Remington has developed the blades and battery to survive the test of time and keep serving its user for a long time.
- The trimmer only works when charged.
8. Philips Norelco Series 3500 QT4018/49
The Philips Norelco does the beard trimming job without being too fancy about it. It is a full-time trimmer maintaining a nice looking beard or stubble. It incorporates a lengthy trimming time, serrated blades for easy cut and portability.
First, let’s talk about the looks; this silver slim design is known to fit the palm of the hand perfectly giving you a nice control over your trimming technique. The trimmers design will make heads turn as Philips has introduced a dynamite of a product.
The highlights of the Philips Norelco are that it has a 0.5mm precision settings, along with advanced titanium blades and a 120-minute cordless time, which is very impressive.
The single comb combines 20 setting lengths for an effortless and desired cut, with a 0.5mm increment in between each length. So now you can freely style away which ever look you wanted. And along with your way, the self-sharpening blades will also help a lot. Making possible an effective and problem-free trim every time without any pulling on your hair, preventing skin irritation.
The blades are well rounded for a smooth skin contact because many blades may prick the skin while trimming as they have sharp pointed blades, but that’s not the case here as customer’s comfort is the number one priority. Along with being merciful to the face skin, the blades just pop right off from the trimmer to get a good rinse under flowing water for removing all the hair from the blades.
Although the Philips Norelco is not water-proof, drawing for extra care while trimming but also it eradicates the idea of shaving during a shower, which may be an unpleasant news for some.
Despite the fact that the Philips blades have been rounded for preventing skin irritation but the sharpness of the blades has not been compromised, cutting every thick and unruly facial hair in a blink. The wheel technology makes choosing a length setting piece of cake.
The lithium ion battery used in this trimmer is out of this world, it gives a full 120 minute non-stop trimming time on a charging time of just an hour. This trimmer from Philips can be used with or without the cord any time any place. And literally, we mean any place in the world because like other products from Philips this also has been made with international voltage compatibility. So take it along your trip and recharge it anywhere without worrying about what the voltage is.
Philips is the name of excellence, and for user satisfaction, it has installed the Norelco QT4018/49 with maintenance-free blades that need no oiling from time to time. Freeing you off from another burden of looking after your blades because the Philips Norelco is here to serve you than the other way round.
The Philips Norelco 3500 is our dream product but it still has some restrictions. It can be used only for maintaining facial hair and so taking the option of manscaping out of the picture as it’s not a body groomer. But for that, you can refer to other products from Philips like the Norelco QG3364/49 Multigroomer.
- Advanced titanium blades are used in this trimmer which does not irritate the skin and needs no of oiling from time to time.
- It is compatible with world-wide voltage.
- Does not incorporate the traits of full body groomer.
9. Wahl Professional Peanut Clipper 8655-200 Black
Wahl has been an outstanding manufacturer of male grooming appliances and this time it has broken its own records and brought forth the Peanut Trimmer 8655-200. The trimmer is built with the body recognizing a black peanut for ergonomic purposes and the black ridges made on the trimmer also resemble the texture of a peanut which increase your grip over the trimmer. This unique design catches the eye and also the stray hair hanging from your face.
Now let’s talk about the specs and features of this amazing product. The blades number 2068-1001 fits the Black Peanut perfectly for an effortless beard trim.
This black trimmer comes with four comb attachments ranging from 3mm-13mm and if they are properly maintained then their performance also improves and you can achieve best results.
The Wahl Peanut trimmer uses a rotary motor which is a master at work. It speeds matches the blades speed which ensures that the trimmer cuts through all kinds of hair with ease, whether the condition is wet or dry.
Why should you choose this trimmer amongst the lot? Well, we would choose it for its looks only, but that’s not all it offers. It is quite petite, weighing only at 4 ounces for easy carrying. The rotary motor is the best amongst all trimmer motors and is also known for its silent operation. Also, it can be used as a clipper or a trimmer, getting rid of all unwanted hair in a jiffy. All these features can be yours at a reasonable price tag, which will not empty your wallet.
Although the Wahl Peanut is a must-have but it still has some drawbacks like it is not built for simultaneous cutting, the blades need oiling and also the motor may start making sounds when it heats up.
- The ergonomic design is eye catching.
- The rotary motor used is the best of its kind.
- The blades need proper maintenance after some time.
- The trimmer is not built for simultaneous cutting.
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Factors to look for in good-quality Trimmers
Well, the question still remains what makes a good trimmer? Hmmm, that’s a thinker. Following are the factors that we think are the most important to look for while buying your dream trimmer.
Well when it comes to trimming, it involves cutting all the unruly thick long hair as well which are pretty difficult to cut. A trimmer with more power and sharper blades is bound to do the job quite nicely without tugging or pulling on your hair. So look out for trimmers that claim to have more torque and serrated blades so that you can give yourself a professional looking trim in the vicinity of your house.
A cordless trimmer is always a higher priority than a non-rechargeable trimmer. In case you are wondering, we will clear it out for you. A cordless trimmer is portable which you can take along on your trips and let’s face it, it’s always more convenient to use appliances without the wire creating any kind of nuisance during your trimming time.
And while we all want cordless trimmer we also want them to have a good battery life so that we can take our time for creating the perfect look for us. So a good battery life can be 45 minutes or above and also be careful not to get tricked. Some trimmers claim the battery life to an hour, which is excellent but to get one hour of trimming time the trimmer would need 15 hours of charging, which just amazes us.
What you get for your hard earned money is very important. We always lean towards products with higher quality but the lower price tag. And you should do the same. Go for those trimmers that fit your budget and complete the work cut out for them!
Trimmers which have a little extra something are always welcomed. They can have vacuum function, pop-up nose or ear detailing feature etc. So our recommendation would be trimmers which always have an extra special feature. Ask yourself this “Don’t you like a clean sink after trimming?” or “Who likes hair hanging out from their ears and nose?”
Being a male it is your necessity to have a trimmer for maintaining your hygiene and personality. So something that important needs some serious brainstorming and research before going for a purchase. So to ease that process for you, we have compiled you a catalog of the Best Beard Trimmers so that you can choose what suits you the most.
We hope that this comes in handy and helps you pick the trimmer of your dreams.