Dear beard wielding friends, before you grow to full grizzly bear mode, invest in a good beard trimmer for maintenance. Every guy will have his preference, yet after some research that included surveying a large number of Beard Manly staff members, friends, and just guys, in general, we have compiled a handful of highly durable and trusted beard trimmers we would recommend to you. The following are all top contenders based on trimming power, styling, flexibility, and price. Perfect mustache trim.
6 Best Beard and Mustache Trimmer
1. Philips Beard Trimmer QT4000 Review
To all beard herders, manscaping doesn’t have to be expensive. If you’re sporting a beard, nothing Amish in length or grizzly in nature, most of the time, all you need to do is stick to regular trimming schedule every week to keep the desired length and style. Some great trimmer deals still fall under the $20 mark, although you’re bound to have to replace them constantly. Rather than picking up some crap trimmer and Wallmart that’ll hack your face into pieces let me point you in the right direction.
For all beards in general, but more specifically shorter beards that need to remain tight, I’d recommend the Philips Beard Trimmer QT4000. If you look up this model online, it may also be labeled as Philips BeardTrimmer 3100.
Ten is a good number to start with, and this trimmer has 10 length settings, all built-in – eliminating the fuss of changing different attachments. The shortest level you can get is 1mm …but that’ll destroy your beard. Philips Beard Trimmer QT4000 can be adjusted up to 10mm length settings at 1mm intervals, just enough for maintaining your short beard length and removing stubble every couple days. Each setting is locked so you’re assured that you’d get precise length every time this glides on your face. I’d say trim at least every 3-5 days to maintain a style.
The sleek black finish, ergonomic grip, and housing, plus added LED indicator is just perfect for the price I paid. I didn’t expect any other additional features, there’s no vacuum or dual trimmer width for detailing needs. It only has one 32 mm width trimmer, which works well for regular beard maintenance. But you won’t be able to easily shave clean lines all small areas like the mustache underneath your nose unless you’re good at handling larger widths for styling. Otherwise, you have to go to your barber or stylist to redefine your beard lines.
Don’t expect to get titanium blades at this price unless you score a good discount from higher Philips Beard Trimmers. At this budget, you’ll get Chromium steel blades, which is still great because the whole system is designed to be self-sharpening, and there’s no need for re-oiling. Again, there are no trimmer attachments on this one, but the built-in comb with rounded tips just works great on the skin. Other models have sharper comb ends that can scrape off sensitive facial skin and sometimes damages beard hair. With the rounded tips, it doesn’t tug off facial hair or irritates the skin as you glide it smoothly on your facial contour.
Compare this with a 50$ one, this works the same way. The only difference is that this model has a bad or old battery. One full charge that takes about half a day will only give you enough juice for 30 minutes! Yes, that’s right, you have to leave it plugged in overnight if you’re going to trim your beard next day. This definitely isn’t a travel-friendly choice, but for the affordable price, it’s good for home use.
2. Philips Beard Trimmer 9000 Series Review
Sometimes, the latest model isn’t always best of the bunch. New versions seem to have new few features that are not well designed, but you have to give the developers credit of thinking and implementing new ideas into an arguably simple device. However, with Philips brand beard trimmers, every new release just makes everything shining with heavenly light.
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When Philips Beard Trimmer 9000 Series came out, the first version was the highlighted of every showcase platform. If women go for tantrum over the newest curling iron to tame their tresses, for men, this is the world of beard and beard trimmers. This 9000 series takes beard styling to level 9000, grooming level 9000, manliness to level 9000. Just awesome.
How precise can it get? Many older models and brands boast on 0.5mm length as the shortest possible setting, but with this lineup, you’ll get ultra-precise at least 0.2mm. BT9280/33 and BT9295/41 has 17 lock-in length settings, ranging from 0.4 mm to 7 mm. The laser guide systems help create sharp pattern guide to get which hairs will be trimmed. It may be hastily to conclude, but let’s just say it, the laser feature just makes the world a better place. Laser on light shows, lasers on surgery, lasers on engineering, and now, lasers on beard trimmers. Just set your pattern and let your trimmer laser guide as it glides on your facial contours. So precise that you can create patterns and italicize that beard.
The trimmer also has an angled design to give you that versatility in creating fine lines and curves. I told you, you can italicize your name on your face with this one.
Battery-wise? This is a winner. While old models needed to be plugged overnight or at least 8-10 hours to get only half an hour use, this one can fully charge itself in just one hour, for equivalent one-hour usage. The LED indicator is also very useful in displaying the battery level. Don’t you just hate it when you’re in the middle of shaving or styling your beard when suddenly the battery runs short and you fumble on your drawer for the cable with shaving cream on your face? You don’t want to go back there.
This is great then for any men’s vanity drawer, even for beard stylists or frequent travelers. It’s self –oiling and sharpening and has worldwide voltage compatibility, which takes away the guessing game if you’re going burn up your $100 precious when you plug it in the other side of the world. And forget about tedious cleaning on the blades and on your sink for trimmed hair. Wash off trimmed stubbles on the trimmer with water, feel your mustache masterpiece with your hands and see how smooth it can be, and then make your way out the door and show the world your beard prowess.
3. Philips Qs6140/32 Review
Styleshaver Pro. Beard Trimmer. Foil Shaver.
Those three things that you combine into one device that makes you breathe heavily. Or lets rather say, beard perfectly. When this first came out, I was all in denial on how good this can be. Philips is no doubt a great brand, and they have a great Norelco beard trimmers line-up that I’d say everyone should have. But this one has pretty sweet features.
Philips Qs6140/32 has dual trimmers on one end – one has wider coverage, a full-size beard trimmer at 32mm width, and the other has a 15 mm wide trimmer. With the comb attachment, it’s a perfect stubble trimmer that lets you adjust the trim length from 0.5mm to 10mm. This is also divided into 12 settings using the wheel and lock-in. Although this offers fewer options compared to other Philips beard trimmers (Norelco series 7300 has 18 lengths), the other features on this style shave make up for it. Besides, we rarely need that much variety of length options, unless you’re someone who’s into layered beard styles.
This smaller side of the trimmer is just perfect for beard detailing, and shaving facial hair off on small areas. This is good for trimming and shaping your beard, especially on areas under your nose or for that thin beard line on your jaw.
And that’s the story on one side of this trimmer and was just getting started. Flip the device to the other end and you’ll find the double foil shaver. I rarely use this end because I still like growing my beard long, but it’s nifty enough to have it on just one device, just in case I decide to have a clean shave. You’ll also know which side is on by the LED indicators.
To wash the Philips Qs6140/32 trimmer, it’s relatively easy compared to other models. Just let water run on it and you’re good. I just wish Philips can create a new model with all these trimmer and shaver-in-one, but with a built-in vacuum system. Now for the dual shaver side, you still have to remove it and then wash it separately to completely rinse of shorter trimmed hair. There’s no need to re-oil this, and the two-year worldwide warranty is a nice touch on how you can trust Philips.
Battery talk can be a serious subject for beard trimmers, we all don’t want to cut short of power when we’re in the middle of trimming, especially when we’re in a hurry. About quarter of an hour can give you ten minutes shave time, good for quick daily stubble maintenance. You’ll need about 4 hours to have it fully charged, and that gives about an hour running time – comparably good as other models can take about 10-12 hours.
One more thing, Philips Qs6140/32 seems to be a UK release as mine came with a different plug, but of course, nothing like this can’t be solved by a short trip to the hardware. Just get an adapter for it so you can carry it anywhere you travel.
4. TRYM II Review
For a name that sounds like a sequel of a science fiction movie, TRYM II is close to that in the beard world. At first look, the sleek black finish looks like an expensive high-tech gadget from the future. What you’ll like most is you can get this at around $30, and the whole trimmer has versatile features suitable for shaving, stubble trimming and even for long shadow mustache styling. It’s a balance of good design, functionality and affordable price. The package includes the TRYM with four trimming attachments from 1.5mm to 9mm lengths, charging base, and power adapter. You’ll also have your very own cleaning brush and blade oil.
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The attachments fit snugly on the trimmer and works smoothly, no wobbles at all. The motor is powerful enough for thick hair with sharp blades to cut through grizzly mustachess. Best of all, no tugging! Although the trimmer handle is small and rectangular, not really ergonomic, it glides smoothly on skin and every contour.
5. Remington MB4040 Mustache Beard and Stubble Trimmer Review
The Remington MB4040 trimmer features three different attachable heads. Choose between the beard, goatee, or stubble trimmer. The beard trimmer creates new styles or maintains your current beard, and has wider teeth for powering through thick facial hair.
Lazy guys who have grown their moustache a little too long will love this trimmer. This one has self-oiling, self-sharpening titanium blades with a rotary dial that adjusts cut length. The Remington MB4040 trimmer could last a lifetime without worrying about oiling blades to prevent rusting. It also comes with three attachable heads for stubble, beard, and goatie trimmer. The lowest cutting length is in 1 which can be very close to the skin. Just be careful with the blades and always put the guard on to prevent cuts.
6. Wahl 9916-817 Groomsman Beard and Mustache Trimmer
The Wahl Groomsman Beard and Mustache Trimmer features precision ground high on steel blades that stay sharp and give you the perfect trim every time. Easily tighten up your beard, mustache, goatee, and neckline quickly and precisely. With a nomic shape that is easy to maneuver, you’ll have no problem getting the look you want.
For those on a tight budget, this Wahl Groomsman Beard and Mustache Trimmer is a top choice. For less than $50, you’ll get a cordless trimmer that delivers its function well, plus few side features. It has 7 trimmer lengths, and 2 close trim attachable heads, which makes it versatile hair groomer even for those with short beard patches or for long grizzly moustaches. It also includes guide combs for styling. There’s no problem with tugging on long beards, the blades are super sharp and the ergonomic grip helps with maneuvers.