Beard Trimmer Buying Guide

It is believed that Stone Age men started shaving 100,000 years ago by using clamshells like tweezers and pulling out their beard hair. Before 60,000 years, man found the shaving, and started using sharpened obsidian and clamshells to shave their beards. In the late 1700s, Frenchman Jean-Jacques Perret invented the world’s first safety razor (in a sense) by attaching a wood guard to a straight shaving razor.

After then, In 1970 razor blade was invented, and the shave became painless. Before that Jacob Schick invented the electric blade razor for shaving and today, It is known as  Beard trimmer.

Why Should We Use Beard trimmer?

By using a beard trimmer we can shave ourselves. We don’t have to go to the salon. Thus, we can save our important and precious time while getting ready.

Moreover, the trimmer is portable so we can carry it wherever we want. We need not to find a hair salon around us when we go on any trip or anywhere. There are some reasons you should buy a beard trimmer. One of them is really about looking good. If you have a beard, you need to take care of it. And by taking care of it I mean groom it.

I observe that there are a lot of people around me who go into the salon for shaving every day and the barber charges minimum 70 to 80 INR per shave or it totally depends on the barber’s professionalism and in which city  you are living.

So, These people pay a minimum of 2100 INR per month for shaving at the salon. According to me, they can buy the best beard trimmer in 2100 INR and they can shave every day themselves. It saves your money and time both.

There are many factors which should be considered at a time of buying trimmer. Here, In this article i will guide you step by step which will help you to select the best and durable trimmer. So, go through line by line in the article and select your choice. Here you can check top 10 beard trimmer at low budget.

Some Factors

1. Budget

Mainly beard trimmer is not a long time investment like Ac and Refrigerator but it’s investment for 4  to 5 years. So, you should invest medium money which means not more or not less. Before we buy any product we must decide our budget because in the market you get as much expensive as you want.

Mainly all branded products you will get in 3000 INR to 10,000 INR price range but according to me you should invest only 2500 to 3000 INR because all companies produce new products day to day. So, you should stay updated every 3 to 4 years and enjoy new technology.

2. Choose Type Of Trimmer

These days, There are 3 types of trimmer available in the market. Beard trimmer, Nose & ear trimmer and third one is hair clipper. Now you have to choose which type of trimmer you want. In the below section, I will explain how to work each trimmer and  some features of each also.

a). Beard Trimmer

In my opinion, You should buy a beard trimmer according to your beard type. Stubble, light beard, long beard, mustache, goatee… The type of facial hair you choose to grow will determine which trimmer you need. The most important things to consider are the number of attachment guide combs and length settings. A longer beard requires a much bigger guide comb and a little beard requires a little guide comb.

Pros
  • You can make your beard stylish
  • Prevents skin Problems
  • Stops checks bacteria formation
  • Stops Skin Irritation and Beard Rash
  • Prevents flaky skin

b). Nose & Ear Trimmer

Mainly, Most men whose age is more than 40 are facing problems with nose and ear hair. Whose age under 40 and most women are fortunate enough not to have to worry even then. Nose hair is not visible properly to anyone but to remove it you have to use some special tool to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and most importantly painlessly.

You can cut your nose hair using small scissors and nail clippers but you can not remove it properly. you should remove your nose and ear hair from the root so that it does not grow back in a short time.

By using a nose trimmer you can remove that hair painlessly and easily. Ear trimmer uses a micro-vacuum system that effectively removes cut hair as you trim and catches your cut hair as you trim without dropping down.

Pros
  • You can remove nose hair painlessly
  • Gives you quick and effective work
  • Hypoallergenic blade prevent any infection
  • Removes all hair from root

c). Hair Clipper

The common man doesn’t need to buy a personal hair clipper because most people get a haircut at the saloon. This product is mainly useful for barbers in hair parler. You can buy multiple clippers for different types of hair. If you don’t want multiple then you can buy a single product with different types of blade Which will help you to set all types of hair.

Pros
  • Gives you smooth finishing
  • You can make the various hairstyle
  • easy to set hair
  • Don’t need much skill to use

3. Foil VS Rotary

Foil Trimmer

You can use foil trimmer for beard shaving and hair trimmer. This foil covers the blades so it is called a foil trimmer.  The foils are thin sheets of metal that have tiny holes. These types of holes allow the hair to enter the shaver. Behind that foils, there are oscillating blades. The foil captures the hair with its holes, cutting it on the brink of the skin and offering an in-depth shave.

Rotary Trimmer

This product is new in the market with advanced technology. Rotary shaver invited after foil shaver to easy shave. Mainly this product is useful for beard shaving not for hair cutting.

Rotary electric shavers usually have three circular heads that feature an internally spinning cutter that cuts the stubble captured by the outer, stationary guard. The rotary shaver can be used in a circular motion across all the parts of a man’s face. The circular motion makes it easier to remove hair around difficult areas such as the neck and chin.

Foil ShaverRotary Shaver
Fast ShavingSlow Shaving
Very close shaveCuts wild hair from neck and chin area
Precise shaveNot Precise shave
Ideal for any kind of hairIdeal for thick and long hair
Low PriceHigh price
More NoisyVery less noisy
Low PriceNot good enough for clean shave
Easy to useNeed to teach some techniques to proper use
Comparison

There is no more precious difference between a rotary and foil shaver but both products have some different specifications. It totally depends on your preference or your own experience which beard trimmer you want. When I take reviews of some people and ask them which one is better? They told me that both are great in use but the main difference between both is price. If your budget is low then you should buy a foil trimmer and if you want to spend some more money on your trimmer and you want a professional product then you should go for a rotary trimmer.

4. Blade Material

Nowadays, In the market Most of trimmer comes with titanium coated blade or stainless steel blade. Moreover some trimmer comes with ceramic blade or carbon steel blade. I have provided the table of comparison between blade material in the below section so it becomes easy to choose blade material for you.

Titanium Coated BladeStainless Steel Blade
ExpensiveEconomical
More Durable and Corrosion lessCorrosion less
Best cutting perfomanceSmooth and reliable
You need some expensive liquid to maintainEasy to maintan
Only few variety available in the marketMore variety available in the market

Carbon blade trimmer is a very cheap product in the market but the only downside of it is, it tends to rust quickly when it comes in contact with water and isn’t the most durable option.

Ceramic blade trimmer is best option like titanium coated blade trimmer because it is corrosion free. Main problem occurs with that when it fall down from your hand, blade will break so it is not more durable option. If you want to buy trimmer with ceramic blade then you have to take care of your trimmer.

5. Some Extra Features

a). Corded Or Cordless

You choose products from both according to your beard type and daily routine. If you travel more and you want to use your trimmer anywhere then you should buy a cordless trimmer. Cordless trimmer gives you full freedom to use. It comes with a charging stand so after 8 to 10 hours of charging time you can use it 8 to 10 hours for 25 to 30 shaves and it varies from trimmer to trimmer. Cordless trimmer is a better emergency option for personal use according to my opinion.

Corded trimmer is more powerful than cordless but you need one charging plug wherever you want to use it. If your beard is stubborn then you must buy corded trimmer for better shaving. If you are a barber and you want to use a trimmer in your salon then you should buy corded because maybe many customers have stubble  beard.

You can also buy a trimmer with both features. There is a removable charging cord available for charging it instead of a charging stand but this product is more expensive.

b). Trimming Range

A groomer usually entertains a range of trimmer clips of various ranges. Usually it ranges from 0.5–10mm and In some new models trimming range available from 0.5-20mm. In either case, you won’t get rid of your beard completely (like a shaved face). Please take note that, the longer a clip length, the shorter beard it will cut.So, a 3mm clip will limit your beard as shorter as 3mm (If you have a beard having a length longer to that) and a 9mm will cut a beard extending 9mm to the 9mm length.

SettingBeard TypeLength of Beard
1 to 3short0.5 to 3.5 mm
4 to 6medium4 to 8 mm
7 to 9long9 to 20mm

c). Warranty And Battery Life

Many trimmers available in the market that take 10 to 12 hours to get fully charged and it gives 10 to 12 hours work time. Many cheap and duplicate trimmers are available in the market that give a workout of 2 to 3 hours even if 10 hours charging time. So stay careful from duplicates and choose a trimmer which takes less charging time and works more hours.

Before buying, also check the warranty of the trimmer. Many products come with a 2 year warranty and some branded products come with a 3 year warranty. So you have to decide how much time you want to use it without worrying about it getting damaged.

d). Wet And Dry Technology

The name suggests where we can use it. If you need to trim your shave while bathing then you should go for trimmer with this technology. Such trimmers also provide a better and closer shaving experience with shaving cream. In almost any budget trimmer this technology is not available but you need to buy a special trimmer.

e). Integrated Vacuum and dial

Integrated vacuum features allow you to trim your beard without dropping your hair everywhere. Powerful vacuum of trimmer catches cutted hair inside it. This feature gives you freedom to trim your beard anywhere without worrying of cleaning.

From the dial you can set the trim range of the blade. Most trimmers have rotating dial and some old trimmers have simple switches for that. It’s no matter the dial or switch but just for your kind of information.

f). LED Indicator And Detachable head

LED Indicator shows that your your trimmer is charging. ALso, LED indicator lights turn on when your trimmer’s battery is low.

If your trimmer has a detachable head then you can rinse easily after using it. After washing, dry it and then take use again. So, you can protect yourself from bacterial infection.

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