The most important tool for any man sporting a beard is a good beard trimmer. This is essential to the beard tool box to achieve and maintain the beard style that you want. There are so many options it’s hard to know what beard trimmer to try. We wanted to compile what we think are the 10 best beard trimmers on the market in 2020.
If your still undecided on a beard style to wear check out our favourite ones here.
Short on time? Here are our quick picks, read on below for the 10 best list.
Table of Contents
Here is a quick summary of our 10 best beard trimmers, read on below for detailed information on each model.
Philips Norelco MG7750
Wahl Lithium Ion 2.0 Stainless Steel Grooomer
Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 9000
Philips One Blade Pro
Philips Norelco Series 7200
ConairMAN Super Stubble Ultimate Flexhead Trimmer
Hatteker Mens Beard Trimmer
How to Choose a Beard Trimmer
There are so many things to consider when buying a beard trimmer it can be overwhelming. Don’t worry we have you covered here and will let you know what to look for when choosing the best beard trimmer for you. Read on below for what we think are the 4 main questions that come up.
Corded or Cordless?
The first thing you need to decide is if you need a corded or cordless trimmer. Most men opt for the cordless type just for flexibility but some prefer a corded beard trimmer so they don’t have to worry about battery life and charge cycles ect.
With a corded trimmer you will usually get more cutting power so this can be a good option for men with thicker beards that need some extra power to get through. Also you won’t ever have to worry about the battery dying half way through a trimming session. If you’re thinking of going with a corded trimmer make sure and check the cord length and if it works for you.
With cordless trimmers you have more flexibility being that they can be used pretty much anywhere. Most cordless trimmers have at least one hour of cutting time before a recharge is needed. Some models have more battery life and if that’s important for you make sure and choose one of those models.
Different beard trimmers come with different attachments. What you should think about is what do you need. This can vary and if you’re someone that likes to change their style often you should look for a product that has good versatility. This can mean a trimmer with a wide range of length settings, attachments and different heads. Just think of what you will be using the trimmer for and choose a product that comes with the attachments that will best suit your needs.
When choosing a beard trimmer you should look at what blades the unit comes with. It’s very important to get a product with good quality blades that will stay sharp. Trimmers with cheap blades will not cut well and pull on your beard making it very uncomfortable to do your trimming. The best blades to look for are made out of stainless steel, chromium, and titanium. Also look for a product that had self sharpening blades.
If you’re going to be travelling a lot with your beard trimmer you should be looking at how bulky a trimmer is. Also its good to look for a trimmer that comes with a travel case for all the attachments.
We recommend choosing a light weight product with minimal attachments and just travel with the ones you need. This will save on weight in your bag and prevent you from loosing attachments in hotel rooms. Also look for a trimmer with good battery life, this will make your life a lot easier.
The 10 Best Beard Trimmers in 2020
1. Philips Norelco MG7750/49 Multigroom Series 7000
- Comes with 23 attachments.
- Full metal motor for maximum torque.
- Up to 5 hours of run time on a charge.
- Self Sharpening Blades and no oil needed.
The Philips Norelco MG7750 is high on our list for many reasons. We feel its a great value for the money and comes with 23 attachments to cover all the bases. The motor has great power and can cut through thick hair but still has a finesse to it that it won’t destroy you if you slip up.
With Philips dual cut technology the blade sharpens itself as you use it so it stays nice and fresh and does not require oiling. The blades are also non-corrosive and you can wash this trimmer under running water. This makes your life a lot easier not having to worry about damaging your trimmer.
The Philips Norelco MG7750 has a very durable feel with its stainless steel construction, this does make it a bit on the heavy side though. This trimmer is touted as a full body groomer but we would not recommend it for your nether regions unless your looking for some nicks. This is best left to a product like the MANSCAPED Lawnmower.
- Great value.
- All Purpose with 23 attachments.
- Good Battery Life.
- Very durable construction.
- Trimmer is a bit on the heavy side.
- Beard Comb is not adjustable so you have to switch attachments for different lengths.
Overall the Philips Norelco MG7750 is a great value for the money, comes with everything you need and we highly recommend it.
2. Wahl Lithium Ion 2.0 Stainless Steel Groomer
- All in one product with 4 attachment heads.
- 6 Hour battery life.
- Dual Voltage trimmer for 110v and 220v, great for travelling.
- High powered motor.
- Self Sharpening Blades.
The Wahl 2.0 Stainless Steel Groomer is a very versatile beard trimmer. Since it comes with 4 different attachment heads this trimmer is truly an all in one tool. You get the T-Blade, Dual Shaver, Ear/Nose trimmer and the precision detailer. This beard trimmer also comes with 12 attachment guide combs. With 4 beard grooming combs and 8 T-Blade combs ranging in length from short(1/2″) to long (8″) you should be well covered.
This beard trimmer has a very powerful motor so you have to be careful not to slip up or you could take off huge chunks of facial hair. The blades on this unit will require a few drops of oil every month and are made of fine pitch steel with ground teeth.
The battery life on this beard trimmer is excellent coming in at 6 hours, there is a quick charge function that will give you 5 minutes of use out of a 1 minute charge. This is great if you really need a trim and forgot to charge your unit. A full charge for this trimmer should take around 1 hour. One thing to note is that this beard trimmer is not waterproof so its not recommended to clean under water ect.
- Great battery life with quick charge.
- Very powerful motor.
- Great versatility.
- Multi Voltage.
- Not water resistant.
- Only fixed length attachments.
Overall we think the Wahl 2.0 Stainless Steel Groomer is a good product with a pretty good value for the money and great durability.
3. Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 9000
- Self Sharpening Blades that require NO oil.
- Comes with 25 pieces and premium case.
- Great 6 hour battery life.
- Comes with multiple attachment heads for different applications.
The Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 9000 is a very solid beard trimmer, you could make a great case for it being # 1 on our list but we just feel the value for money of the Series 7000 is a bit better. This beard trimmer is similar to the 7000 series in that it also has self sharpening blades that don’t require oiling.
The series 9000 comes with a Steel trimmer, Steel precision trimmer, nose and ear trimmer and extra-wide hair trimmer. It also comes with a wide variety of beard, stubble and hair guards as well as a 3-7mm beard adjustable comb. This beard trimmer even comes with an eyebrow trimming guard.
One complaint about the 7000 series is that it did not have an adjustable beard comb but the 9000 has this feature at the higher price point. Battery life is improved to 6 hours over the 5 hours of the 7000 series and has a 1 hour quick charge function.
The Series 9000 can be cleaned under water without worrying about damaging the trimmer. It has a stainless steel construction for great durability but does have some weight to it.
- Self sharpening blades.
- 6 hour battery.
- lots of attachments.
- A bit pricey.
- Quite heavy so not great for travel.
Overall we feel the Norelco Series 9000 is a solid product that is very versitile with great battery life.
4. Braun Beard Trimmer BT5265
- Precision dial for 39 length settings in 0.5 mm increments.
- Self Sharpening blades.
- Comes with 2 adjustable beard combs 1-10mm and 11-21mm.
- 100 min. of cordless trimming on a 1 hour charge.
- 5 minute quick charge function gives you one trimming session.
- Has auto sensing motor.
The Braun Beard Trimmer BT5265 has an innovative auto sensing motor that will adjust automatically to your beard. It will read your beard 13 times per second to automatically adjust the motor power. This is a significant upgrade over previous generations of the Braun trimmers.
This beard trimmer is fully safe to wash under water and has self sharpening blades as well. The feature we like best about this trimmer is the precision dial paired with the 2 beard combs. This trimmer comes with a short comb that’s 1-10mm and a long comb that is 11-21mm. Once you have the comb you want on the trimmer just adjust the length with the precision dial.
This unit also comes with a mini foil shaver for the hard to get to areas of your face.
- 2 adjustable beard combs with Precision dial.
- Self Sharpening blades.
- Safe to wash under water.
- Pretty short battery life compared to the competition.
Overall we feel the Braun BT5265 is a great value for the money at around $50, if you want to pay a bit extra you can get the BT7240. This will give you a stand to keep the trimmer on, a full metal blade and a detail trimmer.
5. Panasonic ER-GB96-K
- High power motor for less snags.
- 58 step adjustable trim length settings from 0.5mm to 30mm
- Comes with 3 comb attachments and a detail attachment.
- Can be used cordless or while plugged in.
- Fully washable under running water.
The Panasonic ER-GB96-K is a great trimmer for people with thicker beards. This is due to the professional quality motor and great blade design. This trimmer is very versatile with its 58 step adjustable wheel, this makes it very good for beards of any length as it adjust from 0.5mm all the way up to 30mm.
This is achieved by using the 3 beard comb attachments. They range as follows, 1-10mm, 11-20mm, 21-30mm. This beard trimmer also comes with a detail attachment for more precision trimming.
The ER-GB96-K will run for around 50 minutes on a full charge that should take around 1 hour to complete. This may not seem like a lot but you have such a powerful motor its worth it. Also it can be used plugged in if you start to run low on charge.
The body of the trimmer has a durable design with a textured grip that will decrease slippage in your hand. Plus, this trimmer can be cleaned under running water.
- Professional level trimmer with very strong motor.
- 58 Step adjustment.
- Great blade design for less snags and great operation.
- A bit Pricey.
Overall the Panasonic ER-GB96K is great beard trimmer. Its a bit pricey at around $100 but it’s worth it if you have a thicker beard that needs wrangling.
6. Philips One Blade Pro
- 90 Min Battery Life.
- Washable under water.
- Multi Voltage 100-240V.
- 14 Length settings.
- Replaceable blade.
The Philips One Blade Pro differs from the other beard trimmers in this list. The main difference is the blades, it has more of a mach 3 style of blade and not the traditional trimmer style. They do have to be replaced and the replacements seem to run around $35 for a pack of 3 on Amazon. As far as life goes Philips claims 4 months but it will be more like 6 weeks to 3 months depending how much it’s used of course.
One great advantage to this difference in blade is that its much easier on your face. People don’t experience the razor burn that they can get from other models of beard trimmer.
As far as battery life goes you get 90 mins out of a full charge that will take 1 hour. Thats not too bad and plenty for a few uses but if your looking to have something with longer life check out some other models above.
With the One Blade Pro model you get a adjustable cutting comb in the package and it has 14 length settings from 0.4mm to 10mm. This is perfect for keeping a stubble look up to having a medium beard. Most definitely not for long beards.
- Easy on the face.
- Light and portable.
- Has Adjustable Comb.
- Accurate Edging
- Have to replace blades.
- A bit pricey
Overall the Philips One Blade Pro is a good option if you have a shorter beard or a stubble beard. Also its good for travel as its nice and light at 13oz and portable with minimal accessories to carry around.
7. Remington MB6850
- Vacuum system to remove hairs as they are cut.
- 11 length settings from 2mm-18mm.
- 90 min cordless runtime.
- Removable washable blades
The Remington MB6850 is a vacuum style beard trimmer. This means that it has a high velocity fan that runs while you’re using the trimmer to collect around 95% of the hairs as you trim. This is great for having much less to clean up after.
This beard trimmer comes with an adjustable comb with 11 settings from 2mm-18mm. So not a great range compared to some other products above. The MB6850 has removable blades for easy cleaning under water, the whole unit is not meant to be ran under water though so beware of this. Also something to note as with most of its competitors this beard trimmer has self sharpening blades.
This beard trimmer has a powerful motor and is good for people with thicker hair that needs some extra power to get through. With the 90 minute battery life you should have no trouble getting through a few sessions, the unit comes with a cord and can be used while plugged in.
- Great for people with thicker hair.
- Vacuum system can cut down on mess.
- 11 Length setting with an adjustable comb.
- Not great for stubble trimming.
Overall the Remington MB6850 is a great bear trimmer for people that have thicker hair and want less mess while trimming. It also has pretty good versatility with 11 length setting.
8. Philips Norelco Series 7200
- Vacuum catches around 90% of hair.
- 20 length setting from 0.5mm-10mm
- 80 minute battery life.
- Removable washable blades.
The Philips Norelco Series 7200 is another vacuum style beard trimmer. Philips claims a 90% hair uptake by the system. This should leave for a lot less cleanup after a trim.
The model features a lockable cutter and has 20 different length setting for the adjustable comb. It has a bit of a limited range though from 0.5mm-10mm. So this trimmer would not be suitable for men with long beards.
Philips claims an 80 minute battery life on a charge but plan for this being around an hour. This unit should take around one hour to charge fully. The series 7200 comes with a precision trimmer attachment for more fine trimming, it also has 2 fixed combs at 3 and 5mm that you can click onto the head.
- Vacuum for catching hairs.
- 20 Length settings.
- Comes with precision trimmer.
- Short battery life.
- A bit pricey (check for sales).
Overall the Philips Norelco Series 7200 is a bit pricey for what you get. That being said if you can get it on sale and you want a good vacuum style trimmer it should be considered.
9. ConairMAN Super Stubble Ultimate Flexhead Trimmer
- Electronic length control from 0.5mm- 5mm.
- 100% waterproof.
- 70 minute battery life.
- Removable guide comb for detail trimming.
- Flexhead for better face contouring.
The ConairMAN Supper Stubble Ultimate Flexhead Trimmer is definitely more for the man sporting a stubble beard style up to a short beard. The range of the adjustable comb is 0.5mm-5mm so this is quite limited and really meant for the stubble style.
The flexhead provides a nice shave and has the give to go with the contours of your face. This gives you a nice feeling of control and maneuverability when using this beard trimmer.
A nice feature is the digital LED screen, this shows how much battery is remaining and your selected length. I find this a great feature to know where you stand with charge especially on a trimmer with limited battery life. I must mention that you can only use this unit cordless so if you run out of charge you could be left with half a trim. If your in a jam though thankfully this trimmer does have a quick charge function.
This trimmer is easy to clean and maintain since its waterproof. So just run under water to give it a clean.
- Great stubble trimmer with plenty of length settings.
- Water proof.
- Flexhead provides great comfort.
- Low battery life.
- a bit pricey.
Overall the ConairMAN Supper Stubble Trimmer is great for what its intended for and thats a stubble beard. With the 20 settings you can dial in your stubble look just how you want it.
10. Hatteker Mens Beard Trimmer
- Self sharpening blades.
- 2.5 hour battery life.
- Lots of attachments for versatility.
- LCD display for battery life.
The Hatteker Mens Beard Trimmer is an all in one type of product. This beard trimmer comes with a wide array of attachments. The 3 main attachments you get with with kit are a hair trimmer, detail trimmer and beard trimmer. Then you get a precision dial for the beard trimmer that’s adjustable from 3mm to 8mm and 6 guide combs: 3mm, 4-6mm, 7-9mm, 10-12mm, 16-18mm, 22-24mm.
This beard trimmer has pretty good battery life at 2.5 hours with a 90 minute charge time. Also the unit is waterproof so you don’t have to worry about getting it wet.
This trimmer also has the versatility to do hair cutting as well so that’s a good option to have. The self sharpening blades are good quality and should stay sharp for a while. Its a very nice feature to have the LCD display to show battery life.
- Low price, good value for money.
- Great battery life.
- Lots of attachments for great versatility.
- With a small range adjustable comb you may have to keep switching attachments.
- Quite a heavy unit.
Overall the Hatteker Mens Beard Trimmer is a great all in one solution at a really good price point.
Best Beard Trimmer for Stubble
ConairMAN Super Stubble Ultimate Flexhead Trimmer
The ConairMan Super Stubble Ultimate Flexhead Trimmer wins our best beard trimmer for stubble award. This beard trimmer is really meant for stubble with its adjustable comb from 0.5mm to 5mm. Its flexhead really contours you’re face as you use it and this is most useful when trimming down a stubble beard.
Best Beard Trimmer for Long Beards
The Panasonic ER-GB96-K wins our best beard trimmer for long beards award. This is due to its strong motor and the fact that its highly adjustable. This trimmer has 58 settings that range all the way up to 30mm in length. This combined with a very strong motor and professional quality build makes it perfect for men with thicker longer beards.
Best Under $100
Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 9000
The Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 9000 wins our best beard trimmer under $100 award. We decided to give the award to this model because of its versatility. It comes with multiple heads and attachments and can be used for pretty much anything. It also has great battery life at 6 hours and very durable construction.
Best Under $60
Philips Norelco MG7750 Multigroom Series 7000
The Philips Norelco MG7750 Multigroom Series 7000 wins our best under $60 award and also is our top beard trimmer on the list. This is mainly because of the value you get for under $60. It comes with everything a good beardsman needs to take care of his face. Multiple heads and attachments as well as excellent battery life make this product a winner.
Best Budget Beard Trimmer
Hatteker Mens Beard Trimmer
The Hatteker Mens Beard Trimmer wins out best budget beard trimmer award. If your looking for a great value this product is it. At around $35 this really is a steal with all the attachments and heads it should have you covered for all situations.
Best Corded Beard Trimmer
The Wahl Peanut is our choice for the best corded trimmer. If you’re looking for something with serious motor power this is your trimmer. Of course this is if you don’t mind wrangling a cord while your trimming. The Wahl Peanut comes with a few attachments for different lengths from 3mm to 13mm. This trimmer is known to be very reliable, strong and easy to maintain.
Proper Use of a Beard Trimmer
While the beard trimmer is an essential tool so is the proper use of that tool. We wanted to break down the proper use of a beard trimmer for you in 5 easy to follow steps. Make sure your beard trimmer is charged before a trimming session.
Step 1: Oil Your Trimmer (if needed)
If your trimmer is one that needs oil put a few drops of oil in the blades of your beard trimmer and run the trimmer for about 30 seconds. Make sure to wipe off the excess oil when your done running it before you start trimming your beard.
Step 2: Wash and Dry Your Beard
Use a good beard shampoo to wash and dry your beard. We don’t recommend using your hair shampoo on your beard. This usually results in very dry beard hair and we want our beards to be soft. If you use a beard shampoo these don’t contain elements that will dry out your beard.
When you have washed your beard you can comb it with a good quality beard comb to get all the tangles out before you start trimming.
Step 3: Begin Shaving
First choose the length of beard you want and setup you’re trimmer with the correct attachments or at the desired length setting. Its always best to start with a longer length if you’re not sure what you will like. For example maybe you start with a 4mm but end up at a 3mm.
The best practice is to shave up against the grain, just point your blades up and run your trimmer. If you don’t see any difference in length this means you need a lower guard setting. Keep trimming until your happy with the length of your beard.
Step 4: Cleanup
What you can do now is switch to a lower guard on your trimmer and start cleaning up your neck and any areas you want short or completely bare. This of course depends on your beard style. This is usually done with a 1mm guard.
Step 5: Final Styling
Now you’re ready to use your detail trimmer if your beard trimmer has one included. Detail trim any areas that need it according to your beard style. Be careful to keep symmetry between the 2 sides of your face and not to slip and remove some of your beard. When you’re done with the detail trimmer you can use a regular razor and clean shave your neck and any areas of your face that are meant to stay bare.
Cleaning and Maintaining Your Beard Trimmer
Proper maintenance for your beard trimmer is very important to the life of your trimmer. Here are a few tips to follow after every use.
When you’re done your trimming session take off any guards and rinse them under water to remove any stray hair that may be sticking. At this same time you can also rinse you trimmer if its waterproof. Make sure and check your trimmer to see if its water proof first. If you’re trimmer is not water proof never put it under water or you risk rusting the blades and ruining you beard trimmer.
Next what you can do is use the small brush that came with your trimmer and brush out all the small hairs that are stuck in and around the blades. Some trimmers have easily removable blades for cleaning and this would be the time to do that and give them a good clean. Once you have done this and the blades are back on the trimmer run it for a few seconds to shake loose any stray hairs.
The last thing you can do is oil your trimmer. This depends on your routine, we mentioned above to to it before trimming so if you prefer to do it that way you don’t need to also oil it after. Some people prefer to oil it after cleaning so it’s ready to go the next time. If this is the case just start at step 2 of our process above.
Beard Trimmer FAQ
We wanted to include a few commonly asked questions and answers for you in this article. Drop a comment below if there are more questions you have and we would be happy to answer.
How often should I use my beard trimmer?
This really depends on how fast your hair grows and what kind of look you’re going for. If your going for a polished look you will probably want to use it every few days. If you have a more wild look maybe you will only use your trimmers every few weeks to keep the length in check.
Should more than one person use a beard trimmer?
We would not recommend sharing a beard trimmer between people. If a trimmer is used by multiple people it can significantly raise he risk of any infections.
Should I trim upwards of downwards?
You should be trimming against the grain so that’s the most important thing to look for.
My trimmer is pulling a lot and not cutting well, why?
This can be a sign the blades are starting to go dull. You can try cleaning and oiling your blades if your trimmer requires blade oil. If that doesn’t work you may need new blades or a new trimmer.
Can my beard trimmer be used for trimming my nether regions?
We would not recommend this as most beard trimmer are not designed for this purpose. We would recommend getting a trimmer designed for the job like the Manscaped 3.0.
Where are the best deals on beard trimmers?
There are many places to buy trimmers like Wal Mart and Target but we have found is best to always check Online for the best price. Here is a link to Amazons Best Beard Trimmers.
When should I oil my beard trimmers?
You can oil them after or before every use, this is not necessary every time but it’s a great habit to get into. Some beard trimmers do not require oiling so check with your specific model.
A beard trimmer really is the best tool a man with a beard can have. It can make maintaining your facial hair style so much easier and is very much worth the investment. Please drop a comment below if there is anything more you need to know to help you with your decision on what beard trimmers to go with. We would be happy to help out.
Here is an article from Mens Health on cleaning your beard trimmer.
Great video here from GQ.
Drop a comment below and let us know what trimmer you have.