General Discussion: Beard Trimmer / Electric shaver.....STUBBLE!


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grimaldi
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16 posts since 17/6/07

7 Apr 2009 15:34
Sweet, I'll have a look into that. Two other shavers that seem to have good write ups are:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Remington-Professional-MB320C-Diamond-Trimmer/dp/B000SZ7460

and

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-QT4045-Turbovac-Beardtrimmer/dp/B000GX378S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s;=drugstore&qid;=1239113865&sr;=1-1

If anyones had any experiece with them?
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

7 Apr 2009 15:41
I use this:


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Remington-High-Precision-PG400-Grooming/dp/B000T1MRFG

It's brilliant, used various ones in the past that have been shit.

This one works really well with no guard for a slight stubble or with the attachments for trimming the beard. Feels quality as well. Had a Babyliss one before that felt like it was out of a Christmas cracker.

Highly recommended.
subfunktion
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2475 posts since 13/5/06

7 Apr 2009 15:52

^I trim. The don with no guard, under .5mm trim… perfect for head and face.

EDIT… Ruben, you find the Babylis pulls the hair if your doing a face shave? bit ropey but with no guard its fine imo.
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

7 Apr 2009 15:56
Mine where an old entry level set, didn't cost much but were more or less useless (lack of power and not very sharp) - I'm sure those ones are much better.

Nearly bought the I-trims but the Remingtons were in the sale when I happened to be in a Boots so I got them instead.
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

7 Apr 2009 16:06
subfunktion wrote:
^I trim. The don with no guard, under .5mm trim… perfect for head and face.

EDIT… Ruben, you find the Babylis pulls the hair if your doing a face shave? bit ropey but with no guard its fine imo.

yeh i use the above babyliss one. does the job just fine. i only find it pulls the hair when the battery runs out mid shave.
grimaldi
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16 posts since 17/6/07

7 Apr 2009 18:00
Opted for the one above, the i-trim! Went into town and in John Lewis they had the two I listed and the i-trim all lined up on display next to each other.

£39 was more than I was looking to pay but at the same time I thought I best get a very good one also I think I paid £50+ for that Cruzer a year or so ago (which stopped working) and thats how much it was still, so its cheaper than that!

As far as I know its got a 30 day money back thing so if it doesn't do the job I can get it changed but I fully expect it to do the job spiffingly! I'll let you know how it goes Eye-wink

subfunktion
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2475 posts since 13/5/06

11 Apr 2009 00:19
Using the adjustable grade is pretty shit as most will know the plastic grade needs to extend PAST (take note overpaid, shit, designers) the blade, this one don't so it's cool for me as I just do it without. Neck area is the one that will pull if it does, never get any probs on the head… yet.
grimaldi
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16 posts since 17/6/07

25 Apr 2009 14:15
Really like that Babylis trimmer - does the job. Normally just put it on the lowest setting.

When its charging is the battery display meant to just continue to flash, starting on 1 bar and making it up to 3 and back again? Don't know if its meant to stop and display as "full" when its done? As the battery does seem to go down a lot during a shave 0 might just be me starting on 2.5 then down to 1.5 and then to the lowest while I get used to it though Eye-wink
R
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12976 posts since 17/5/03

25 Apr 2009 14:23
how do you take the plastic grading thing off the itrim?
themistake
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10517 posts since 20/2/06

25 Apr 2009 15:02
on the non lcd one theres a setting past 15 that lets u slip it off.
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

31 Dec 2009 18:47
I got a Philips Rotary shave for Xmas, used it for the first time yesterday and it cut my neck up bad as fuck. Looked absolutely stupid and had to go to the haridressers Oops Luckily its just about gone now.

I read the instructions and it said it may take 2-3 weeks for the skin to get used to the Philips shaver Puzzled Dont really fancy having a shredded neck for 3 weeks.

Anyone have a similar problem with the philips shavers? I was using a Braun Foil before. Tempted with binning the philips and getting another Braun.
Murakami
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13306 posts since 9/5/05

31 Dec 2009 20:24
Ive never been able to get on with electric shavers - miss bits , cut myself and always get shaving rash with them , I always use cheap and cheerful disposable gilette jobbies
worker bees
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1921 posts since 6/1/08

6 Apr 2010 12:15
bump. any decent adjustable shavers?

read up about the Babyliss 7850U I-TRIM, and its shit according to a lot of people.
HiFi
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1025 posts since 17/7/06

6 Apr 2010 12:19
iTrim's good.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

6 Apr 2010 12:22
Just get a Wahl trimmer, they come with different guards and the blades can be fine adjusted with a little handle on the side. They are well made and last for years.


R
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12976 posts since 17/5/03

6 Apr 2010 12:31
HiFi wrote: iTrim's good.

pretty shit, i use and its just about ok. guards too long for the blade & battery life is dreadful. should have taken notice of the reviews before i bought it. should have then used the money back offer once id realised it was shit.
Vazza
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4294 posts since 30/9/06

13 Nov 2011 21:54
Any new recommendations? Past experience of various beard/stubble trimmers was shit but I tend to look better with a day or two of stubble, so am considering buying another if there are any decent ones around.

Seen this Babyliss around a lot but it's lowest setting is 0.4mm, which seems too long (although the promo vids show it gives a pretty close trim)?

http://www.babyliss.co.uk/men_7890u.html
Seventyfour
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8748 posts since 6/10/05

13 Nov 2011 22:02
How is 0.4 of a millimetre too long? you wouldn't even be able to see it!
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

13 Nov 2011 22:04
I use this now..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Remington-MB450-Connector-Beard-Trimmer/dp/B003XU5KEU/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

It's quality.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

13 Nov 2011 22:31
Vazza wrote: Any new recommendations? Past experience of various beard/stubble trimmers was shit but I tend to look better with a day or two of stubble, so am considering buying another if there are any decent ones around.

Seen this Babyliss around a lot but it's lowest setting is 0.4mm, which seems too long (although the promo vids show it gives a pretty close trim)?

http://www.babyliss.co.uk/men_7890u.html

russ74 wrote: How is 0.4 of a millimetre too long? you wouldn't even be able to see it!

I've got the babyliss one from a couple of years ago and the shortest setting is 0.5mm. You can see the stubble but it's very short. Any shorter than that and you're not gonna have stubble, it's gonna be more like a 5 o'clock shadow