Your Top Four Picks For Best Beard Trimmer

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We’ve tallied up the nominations, and these are the four most popular trimmers for keeping your beard in check. See what readers had to say below, then vote for your favorite at the end of the post!

Philips Norelco BeardTrimmer 7300

It is a vacuum trimmer and can still get pretty short for a stubble look with the length attachment removed. But main thing is much smaller clean up thanks to the vacuum. - BJDonnellan

I use this one too. I hate shaving but really can’t grow a full coverage beard. I bought this more to shave than trim as I tend to get ingrown hairs with razor shaving which suck. If I have an important function or meeting, I will go the razor route, but for monthly “shaving” I use this without any of the guards. The door catch on mine hasn’t busted and the vacuum does a good job unless I let it fill up. - FusilliJerry


Philips Norelco Multigroom Beard Trimmer

  • Not overly expensive ($30)
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Works on battery or plugged in
  • No oil needed
  • Washable attachments
  • Works very smoothly with no scraping or pulling - Ngagen

Got this a while ago. Works great for knocking down the growth on my dome before I take the bic to it. Trims the beard nicely also. Doesnt get too hot, doesnt pull. The nosehair works, only makes me sneeze a little bit. Im not sure why they put a Turbo button on it, as thats the only way anyone ever runs it. - Don Anderson


Wahl Peanut

The Wahl Peanut. Not a beard specific trimmer, but small enough to angle into all the nooks of the face, has many comb/guard options, and cuts closer and clean than any beard trimmer I’ve ever used, from Philips, Panasonic, Braun, or whoever. - Rasan

Came here to post this, just want to add that the power of this little thing is unbelievable. I’ve gone through a number of beard trimmers in the past five years and usually my experience involves running the trimmer over my face numerous times only to be dissatisfied to find a number of long hairs still remaining. With the Peanut I’ve always gotten a great trim on the first pass. The downside is that all that power comes from the fact that the Peanut isn’t battery powered, but has to be plugged in. This hasn’t been a big deal for me, but your mileage may vary. Also, while it’s got a decent selection of comb guards it doesn’t have near the level of customizability of a lot of other beard trimmers out there. - VorpalMonkey


Wahl Home Pro Haircut Kit

Powerful, basic, ac powered. I prefer the corded versions for power and longevity. Lots of different depth combs for my great big bushy beard. I can even use the unguarded blades to give my neck a pretty close shave. Regular razors and ‘proper’ electric razors irritate the crap out of my neck. For some reason the big scary blades on this one work perfectly and don’t irritate my skin at all. - OatmealBreakfast