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This trimmer will get the job done, but is very cheaply made. Do not expect usual Wahl quality. I’m actually quite surprised they’d put their name on this item. The trimmer is a bit loud, but does provide much more power than similar models that are quieter, so the trade-off is worth it. The attachments are good but aren’t built to last. Be careful with the eyebrow attachment. It has two depth settings. One will almost shave your eyebrows off, the other will cut some hairs that are very long. Switching between the two settings is very tricky due to poor design. Overall, besides the design flaws and poor quality, it is a great concept. It will certainly keep out of control eyebrow growth looking much better. I wish Wahl would have this item manufactured to a much higher quality that they’re known for and capable of, because these type of trimmers are needed, but they’re all terrible. This unfortunately is the best one of its kind that I have found so far.
I would give it 3.5 stars if I could. It's a good price and it's nice that you are able to take apart the nose trimmer to clean the various parts.
But it is too loud when using either trimmer in your ears. I'm nervous I will damage my hearing if I use it repeatedly. The tricky thing is it really isn't very loud compared to most things around the home but if you are going to use something in your ears repeatedly you need it to operate at an extremely low decibel level. If they could get the noise level down to that of my Quip toothbrush I would be happy (it is probably double that).
Both the nose trimmer and the ear trimmer work well (and the nose trimmer is actually quieter than the ear trimmer, so I've begun using the nose trimmer if going inside my ear at all and only use the ear trimmer for the outside lobe area).
So I took it out of the box, put in a battery (not included, not that I'm complaining, but I'm sure some would like to know that they will need a AAA handy) and turned it on, and the little gear at the top spun. Great so now I put on one of the heads and turned it on and got nothing, so I tried the other head, still nothing, took off the head and it worked. So the problem was that the little gear on the top that interfaces with the head was not pushed on far enough. So I took a handy beating implement and beat the gear into submission. On my first try I got it almost right, it would spin the head a bit before stopping, so I took the head back off an whacked it down a few more times and that did the trick. Once repaired it seemed to do what it was designed to do effectively. with both heads. It seems little less powerful than some others I've had, as it jammed on nose hairs a few times, but it may just require a few more whacks on the gear, or it may be because this one uses a AAA and most I've had used a AA, but this is serviceable. I certainly can't give it 5 stars as right out of the box it didn't work (thought hopefully my repair analysis will help someone else fix theirs), so it loses a star there and loses another as it certainly isn't the best one of these I've had. As a note, my nose hairs and eyebrows are rather course, so others may not have the problem of it being under-powered as I did. I seem to have to replace these things every year or so and it doesn't seem to matter whether I get a $10 one or a $40 one, it only lasts about a year, so I've taken to buying the cheapest I can find
When it works it works fine, but there are some issues.
Sometimes when you first turn it on it won't work. You have to take the head off and manually work the mechanism a bit then put the head back on the motor part and it will work. Even keeping it very clean and oiled doesn't stop this.
Second gripe is the cap is useless. It won't stay on. It just loosely sits in place with no snap or friction to keep it on.
It does cut better than the Remington though. The Remington is worthless.
This trimmer is pretty mediocre - you paid $10, you get a $5 product. Unless you replace with fresh batteries for every use, the nose hair trimmer attachment will get caught and stop upon meeting any of your nose hairs. It's pretty weak. It feels flimsy and just barely gets the job done. I would recommend ponying up some extra cash for something that has a motor not run by ants in a hamster wheel.
As a side note, I do like the attachment that trims other facial hairs, as it does a decent job there. The nose hair trimming is abysmal. Unless you have the wildest eyebrows ever, I'm not even sure what that attachment will do for you as well.
I have mix feelings about this one. It’s greatest strengths are bikini area, edging up and cleaning in between my eyebrows. The heads come off a little too easy for my taste. Beware on reading how to use the attachement for the edging head. I took off a portion of my eyebrows off using it because I didn’t notice that the attachment was too far forward. Overall though, it’s great to use this if you’re not in need of constant shaving and just need some hair taken off.
I've got to be honest, I'd probably pass on this if I had it to do over again. I mean it works as advertised but I just seem to have better performance with the Micro Touch Max but when the guide for that broke I decided to give this a try, in fact I've resorted to taking the guide from this and use it on my Micro Touch. Don't really use the nose hair trimmer as I have a dedicated Panasonic one for that which does a much better job as well.
This groomer is just ok. I'm a little surprised only because we've owned lots of different Wahl products over the years, but the quality on this one just isn't there. It's easy to use, and it trims facial hair ok, but it's very flimsy. Unfortunately the blades and the plastic pieces that hold the blades together fall apart very easily. It can be reassembled, but it's annoying to have to keep doing so. The price is decent, but I've had other groomers that actually stay together. I probably would not buy this one again.
Pros: trims nose, ear and neck hair very well. Inexpensive. Battery life is good. Cons: sometimes it stops working. A quick wiggle of the end restarts it. Eventually (1 - 2 years) it stops working forever. Conclusion: worth it for the money.
I've tried much more expensive trimmers and they have the same issues. I would pay 2x - 3x the price for one that would last 5+ years, but haven't found one yet.