Our Guide To Choosing The Best Trimmer For Your Hair And Beard - The Cut Buddy

Our Guide To Choosing The Best Trimmer For Your Hair And Beard

Posted by Joshua Esnard on

There are a few basic tools that should be owned by anyone who wants to cut their hair at home, and one of the most important ones is a hair trimmer. Finding the best hair trimmer that gives you a crisp, close shave at an affordable price can be tough, but that’s where we come in! In this post, we’re providing a detailed, honest comparison between four of the most popular trimmers. Whether you’re looking for a precise beard trimmer, a waterproof trimmer, or simply the best trimmer for beginners, you’ll find all the information you need right here.

What Is A Hair Trimmer?

A hair trimmer is different from clippers because it’s meant for more detailed work rather than bulk cutting. When you’re doing any edging, outlining, or precise shaping on smaller areas (back of the neck, sideburns, around the ears, etc.) then trimmers will give you better results. They cut much closer to the skin, leaving you with a crisp, close cut where you need it.

Comparing Four Popular Trimmers

In this post, we’re going to be comparing four highly-rated trimmers from different brands to see how they measure up against one another. These are all great trimmer options, but instead of blindly pushing our product (the Trim Buddy) as a recommendation, we want to show you how it compares to some of the other popular products. Here are four of the best:

  1. Trim Buddy
    The Trim Buddy is hands-down the best hair trimmer for beginners. With this trimmer, you can easily learn the technique of edging your facial hair. It has a one-button design and features an ergonomic metal body that’s small in size and has a comfortable grip. The T-shaped blade makes hyper-detailed lineups a breeze. This trimmer doesn’t make much noise, and its powerful lithium battery delivers 2 hours of runtime. Plus, it’s water-resistant! Our trimmer comes in a combo kit that includes a free Cut Buddy Shaping tool, which can be used to create crisp and clean beard lines. It also comes with a protection cap, cleaning brush, USB charging cable, and 3 sizes of guard combs. You get all this at an affordable price of about $35, which is a great deal!

  2. Remington Pro Power Haircut & Beard Trimmer
    The Remington Pro Power Haircut & Beard Trimmer is a popular choice for many due to its powerful precision motor. This trimmer is supposed to offer twice as much cutting power and speed in comparison to other trimmers. It has stainless steel blades for long-lasting durability. However, the downfall with this trimmer is that, when fully charged, it only provides up to 30 minutes of cordless runtime. You can still use this trimmer when it’s plugged in, but you don’t get the convenience of a cordless cutting experience. Compared to the 2 hours of runtime that the Trim Buddy can give you, this is a pretty obvious difference.

  3. Skull Shaver Baby Beast Trimmer with Precision Blade
    The Baby Beast Trimmer is pretty comparable to the Trim Buddy, both in its design and its price point. This trimmer features hardened steel blades that provide a comfortable, close shave for any hair type. It also comes with a precision blade for when you need to have extra control in detailed areas. The blades pop off nicely, so they’re easy to clean. Its small design makes it easy to bring along when traveling, and it can be recharged with a USB port. It can run cordless for up to 45 minutes fully charged. This is an affordable option that should get the job done just fine.

  4. Wahl Sterling Mag Trimmer
    The Wahl Sterling Mag Trimmer is unique because it can be used as either a corded or cordless device. It’s powered by a lithium-ion battery that gives you 2 hours of run time. It’s lightweight and rechargeable, and it’s advertised as being extremely quiet and good to be used on children. This trimmer features snap-on blades that offer precise accuracy for clean cuts and linework. Since the blades can be removed easily, cleaning them is a quick process, too. The trimmer comes with four attachment combs ranging in size from 1/8" - 1/2". Overall, this is a great option that has everything you need. However, it’s definitely on the pricier side compared to others.

Which Trimmer Do We Recommend?

We will always recommend the Trim Buddy as our top choice. It has an impressive 2 hours of cordless runtime, it’s affordable, and it’s a great option for beginners. Plus, it’s our product! Still, we recognize how it compares to the other three options. They all have similar features and designs, and each option will give you the close shave you’re looking for. The most notable differences are that the Trim Buddy and the Wahl Sterling Mag Trimmer both offer the highest runtime and that the Trim Buddy and the Skull Shaver Baby Beast Trimmer are the most affordably priced. We recommend the Trim Buddy if you want the most bang for your buck!

For more comparisons between Cut Buddy products and similar ones from our competitors, check out our blog! Our bald shaver comparison (link to bald shaver comparison post) and a hair clippers comparison can help you out with your next purchase.

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