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I was looking for an all in one device that I could use to shave my head and face. This doesn't cut very close and the foil shaver with it is a joke...hardly works and is very small. The nose trimmer doesn't work very well either. I don't have a beard, so I wasn't able to use it as a beard trimmer, but it seems that it would very well as one. Just don't expect it to work for much else.
I bought this to replace an old Remington that stopped holding a charge, and the model is no longer for sale. I've owned Norelco in the past too, but this one just doesn't cut very close to the skin (default blade). I don't have a beard. Mostly use electric blades like this to trim my hair (sideburns and neck) between appointments. The Remington was always able to cut almost down to the nub with the default blade. Clean neck in one pass. But this blade can't do that. It does come with a shaver attachment, but not ideal in my case when trimming my neck with two mirrors (one that I hold with my back to the bathroom mirror). A tricky setup, but I manage in one pass with the Remington blade. Frustrating that I'd have to do a second pass with the shaver attachment if I use the Norelco. It's still overall a decent trimmer. Will probably relegate it to body hair only, and try to find a new Remington for my neck.
Trimmer works well enough but I'm not happy with the choices of hair guards. For decades, I've used various trimmers that ALWAYS came with a #2 guard which leaves my hair around 1/4" long. This kit does not even use standard numbers for their guards and has a huge gap between the shortest hair guard (4mm) and the next one (9mm). They really need to include at least one hair guard that is in the middle of these two. To contrast that, the various beard guards include 1mm, 2mm, 3mm, 5mm, & 7mm and you can also easily use the 6mm eyebrow guard and the 4mm hair guard if needed. I ended up using the 7mm beard guard to trim my hair the correct length but it takes much longer and requires much more attention to detail when using the smaller beard head instead of the extra wide hair trimmer head.
I was a little disappointed, I was hopping to at least retire one of my old razors with this purchase. I though I could replace my every day electric razor but the attachment razor is only about an 3/4" to 1" in width. I could run the razor multiple times around neck or just pull out my old razor for clean up.
The only reason I gave 3 stars was the fact that the price point is nice, but again you are getting an average razor with a bunch of guards.
Overall this is pretty good it charges pretty quick and the batter life is pretty long. My biggest issue with this is how it tries to do alot and becuase of that skips some steps. I used to have the norelco vacuum beard trimmer which had an easy adjustable knob for a large selection of trim lengths. This one has very limited length and it also depends on the head you are using. The larger attachment meant for your hair really only has 4 options which are 4mm 9mm 12mm and 16mm. It has two guards for "fading hair" which the only use I find is around my ears. And this only works since I cut my sides shorter than the taper the guard has. If you were to cut you hair with the 16 or even the 9mm you'll end up cutting more while trying to use the taper guard. This might work for people who maintain really short hair but I tend to keep the top of my hair longer and so this won't be replacing my clippers. The second attachment is the beard trimmer which has a smaller cut width and you can trim at 1mm 2 mm 3mm 5mm or 7mm I find all of these too short for me so they're worthless to me. I end up using the 9mm hair trimmer for my beard since it is closer to the length I want and I can trim more quickly with the wider attachment.
While it isn't truely fair to compare this against the vaccum varient I would definitely recommend the vaccum model over this one if you are looking for more length control and less mess. Trimming with this is convenient if it has the correct guard for you but no vacuum leaves sharp hairs all over my hand and sink. I am keeping it primarily since the 9mm is close enough to what I want and it has a nose hair trimmer attachment so I don't have to purchase multiple products. The last thing to criticize would be the bag/pouch which is thinner than a backpack and is closer to the lining of a suitcase.
My husband has been getting the same "4 x 5" buzzcut (4 on the sides, 5 on top) from the barber for years. I bought this to do the same haircut at home during the pandemic.
Neither of us has ever used clippers before and there is no 5 hair guide (just a narrower beard guide), so on the first try I used the size 9 hair guide, which we both thought would leave the hair longer. NO! The 9 guide buzzed his hair substantially shorter than his barber's 4x5.
It's possible I did something wrong, but can't imagine what. Wishing now that I had bought the clippers that pro barbers use.
The instructions are terrible and in a few spots, dead wrong.
Otherwise, it seems to be a well designed and well built machine. Fairly quiet. Easy to operate.
I owned an old moustache trimmer by philips with a lining attachment that was super sharp. It crapped out on me and i havent beel able to find one like it since. Read reviews on this model and ordered it with high hopes. The angled liner head is great to use but sadly not sharp enough for me. I am a black man if that helps. My hair may be a little thicker than other races. I really only use it to line my moustache.
I use this to trim my beard and hair (not a ton of hair left at my age). First, the good: this trimmer is well-built and it has a battery that seems to last forever.
There are two big problems. First, it takes forever to use. It takes many, many passes to get an even cut, and even after more than fifteen minutes, there are usually smallish patches and strands of longer hair that remain. Plus, I often have to go back and re-trim when I see the uneven patches after I have cleaned the razor and put it away. It is pretty frustrating.
Second, I don't like the clip-on trim guides. They are inconvenient to use, very limited in terms of adjustability, and I think that they contribute to the uneven trim. I much preferred my old Norelco adjustable vacuum trimmer, but for some reason they discontinued it. I am tempted to write this one off and buy the series 5000 adjustable model, but maybe it's time to try another brand.
For the price, it's lacking a lot of cutting sizes. Other products at even cheaper prices have .5 mm customizable sizes on top of each cutting piece, giving a range from 1 mm up to 20 mm or more in 1 mm increments. However, the small size with greater battery life (compared to the competition which offers only 60 to 90 min per 2h charge) and sleek brushed metal modern design is an appealing feature. At this price point they could've included a hard carrying case (which is deceptively shown in the product page), seeing as competitors provide charging stations with slots for cutting guards and pieces.
The additional attachments: eye brow trimmer, nose/ear trimmer and close shaver do not work as well. Unfortunately, with a shortage of trimmers due to the pandemic, I need the trimmer and returning would leave me without for some time. It did serve its primary purpose which was to allow me to cut my son's hair during the stay at home order. The different guides were very helpful in giving him a decent hair cut. I had hope for a bonus to trim my eyebrows but its ineffectiveness will mean tweezing from here until the foreseeable future.