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I've had 2 trimmers before & neither were any good. Too small not enough power and basically just a waste of time. Thanks to Panasonic they turn out the goods as always. Very happy. Does the job perfectly with ease. Happy as.
I bought this in June 2015 from amazon.uk. The first one was faulty because the connection plate where the battery sit was lose. Which means sometime when I switch it on it works and most of the time it wont. I troubleshoot this thing for so long, after a while I nailed what the problem was. I could have fix it myself because it was relatively easy. I had Phillip NT9110 and the design was floored. I still have it. Because this Panasonic did work couple of times and was amazing when it did. I saw the thought that went into the design. My Phillip NT9110 couldn’t touch this thing. When I bought it in June 2015 it only cost me £17.00 compared to the £35.00 asking price now. I bought it from amazon so I sent it back and ask for a replacement as my confident in this thing was unwavering. I’m writing this review today 14 December 2017. I use it all the time. It’s one of my best investments. If amazon stocks them they probably won’t cost £35.00. Will I be prepared to pay this sort of asking price for it. Yes. I will if I can’t source it cheaper elsewhere. It gets the job done quickly and I can get on with other important things in life. Cleaning it is a breeze. It’s a four piece unit. Hold it by the neck and turn it anti clockwise to remove the three piece unit from the main unit. Hold the top three piece unit again by the next and now turn the bottom piece anti clockwise slightly and pull slightly to disengage this unit. There is a filter and there all the cut hair are trapped. Turn this filter unit upside down on your zinc and tap your zinc lightly two or three times and all the hair will fall off. You can rinse the blade, the housing holding the blade and the filter under the tap all well. For hygiene reasons I always apply a little soap like my hand wash on the blade and it’s housing because this two parts actually touches your body and use a little brush like a trimmer or clipper brush to clean it. Once done I dry both with a towel and leave them to dry naturally. I’m a very hairy bloke and this thing has safe me some serious time. Let me add this very important point. If it is not properly assembled it won’t power up. There is a safe mechanism that shut it down to avoid you injuring yourself or damaging the parts and the product. When assembling it back, always start with the filter and the main unit first. Turn the filter slightly and lock it in place. Then put the blade back in the housing. Now put the shaft back in the bottom of the blade and slightly turn both unit in the opposite direction against each other and you will hear that click that tells you the shaft is now fully engaged with the blade. When dismantling it for the first time like anything, pay attention to how it was assembled. That learning will come back to reward you. So easy to use, clean and maintain. The motor is very powerful. Even the vacuum system is amazing. The cut hair goes nowhere. It’s like a Miele vacuum cleaner. I’ve had one for the past 17years and it’s still going strong. You could tell Panasonic put a lot of thought into this one. I always dismantle mine after every use and thoroughly clean the part. It literally take less that 30seconds to dismantle this thing and less that 30seconds to assemble it back. There are some negative reviews here due to people not using the product correctly. The whole point here is to help this people and also others who might be thinking of trying out this product in the future. I hope this review help someone.
Ear and nose hair........Not great eh? When the hair in your ears or nose grows faster and more lustrous than the hair on your head you know you have a problem. Feeling that constant irritating tickle, looking in the mirror and seeing what looks like a spider waiting for its next victim poking out of your nostril. It needs to be dealt with. If you're into pain then a pair of tweezers are all you need, and the ability to see what you are doing while your eyes water copiously. Or you could use a trimmer. The problem with trimmers is the little bits of hair that they leave behind. The Panasonic ER430K pretty much eliminates the need for sticking the vacuum cleaner in places that it wasn't designed to go. Seriously though, I was sceptical about this trimmer's ability to do the job it was obviously designed to do, yet somehow it manages to do just that. I have occasionally found the odd stray clipping, but it is very rare. It never fails to surprise me what a good job this trimmer does of cleaning up after itself! Using this trimmer and not having to clear up a mess of hair splinters afterwards really makes you realise how much the little things matter!
I bought a trimmer years ago for the rather embarrassing nasal hair. I used it 3 or 4 times and it pulled horribly which put me off nasal hair trimmers ever since. I saw this and read the reviews and decided to give it a go. Thank god I did. No pulling whatsoever and does a great job. It's surprisingly quiet too if that's important to you. It tickles a little but you're going to get that with any trimmer, I think I'm just not used to using a trimmer that's all. Uses just one AA battery. Very highly recommended, so glad I got this :-)
Most romantic wife ever. I didn't know what to buy my lovely husband for Christmas. Most gifts that are well thought out are ungratefully received. I was stumped, then I heard him 'ouch' ing away in the bathroom with his nose hair trimmer, cussing and making a big to do. So I set off on the quest to replace it.
His face when he unwrapped it was a little bemused and maybe a touch annoyed. After 2 minutes in the bathroom and no fuss and bother he came out grinning, splatted a kiss on my cheek with a 'best gift ever' comment.
Now I'm stumped on what to get him for this coming Christmas...
I knocked mine off a shelf. It was totally trashed. My own fault I concede. The cap provides ZERO protection to a fall as does the head. The delicate mechanism inside is then smashed into pieces. Shoddy design and build. I paid £25 for it. Money wasted. Panasonic used to be a premium brand. This no longer the case. It did a decent job though while it was still in one piece, but that's not the point.
Mostly I'm pretty happy with this. I don't know if it's a common flaw or if I'm just unlucky, but I've had to fiddle with the spring in the bottom of the battery compartment a bit as the electrical connection is flaky which makes the motor speed a bit variable - like when you had to hit an old torch to coax a bit more light out of the bulb.
Right now I'm not sure if the connection is poor or the batteries are running low. The obvious downside of a motor not running at full speed is it can pull on the hairs a bit sometimes.
After trying cheap devices and finding them wanting I have since invested in what seems to be the two market leaders the Panasonic and Philips Nt9110. I have found that although they are very different designs they both do a good job. The Panasonic feels the more powerful, the vacuum facility is good to have but I imagine the non-vacuum version would be just as good. I find it useful having the two types as there are some instances where one is better than the other, when it comes to eyebrows the Philips has a comb attachment whereas the Panasonic relies on a soft touch approach, but really they are good value and more importantly both work well.