[Updated January 2019]
This is a list of the best beard trimmers you can get online. Beard trimmers are a great tool in any man’s grooming cabinet. But a high-quality beard trimmer will take trimming your beard to the next level. If you’ve been using a more affordable beard trimmer and are looking to upgrade - you’re in the right place.
This list is a list of the best beard trimmers, not the cheapest. That means they may be out of some people’s price range. If you’re looking for a more affordable beard trimmer head over to our post on the best affordable beard trimmers.
One thing that sucks about cheaper beard trimmers is the inability to use them when they have low battery, but are plugged into an outlet. Just recently, I was buzzing my beard down after 3 months of growth, and my cheap beard trimmer died halfway through the session. I plugged it into the wall but it didn’t matter. I had to wait and let its battery charge up while I sat around the house with a disheveled beard and was royally screwed if I had somewhere to be.
They help shape the beard and keep it uniform in length. Beard trimmers are especially great if you’re the kind of guy that prefers a short beard. You can take them on the go, even through airport security, so you can freshen up your beard at a moments notice.
Did you know that the 10-day long beard is the most attractive length of beard? The best beard trimmers will keep your beard uniform but also have a number of extra features that we will highlight in the products below.
This list is generally ordered from lowest price to highest price, but since prices fluctuate and sales happen often, this may not be always the case.
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The Best Beard Trimmers to Upgrade to:
The Panasonic Beard Trimmer ER-SB40-K is probably the best beard trimmer on the market. This bad boy won the 2017 GQ Grooming Award and for good reason. While it is fairly expensive compared to other beard trimmers, we think you really get your money’s worth.
With a slim, rubberized ergonomic handle with 19 adjustable settings, this beard trimmer looks great and trims fast. How fast? Well, it’s currently got Panasonic’s fastest trimmer motor installed, giving it an incredible 9,800 cuts per minute.
To charge, simply plug in and let it charge for 1 hour. A full battery life is expected to last 1 full hour. This beard trimmer also has automatic universal voltage for your convenience while traveling.
This beard trimmer rinses clean in the sink in seconds like most other beard trimmers. What makes this one of the best beard trimmers is the open-water drain in the beard trimmer head that lets water flow freely through the blades, which results in a very fast and simple cleaning process.
Many people report that this is the best beard trimmer they ever owned. But be careful…it is very powerful and you may accidentally buzz too much off on your first use. Always start on a longer length setting and incrementally lower it until you reach your desired length.
The BT 5090 by Braun is one of the best beard trimmers because unlike the others in the BT series, this model has an incredibly superior battery. It can be fully charged within 1 hour, compared to up to 8 hours on the other cheaper Braun BT models. It also includes a charging stand and zippered travel case, which the other BT series models do not have.
The body of the beard trimmer is a cool silver and black color with a dial on one side for precision trimming. The dial has ten settings ranging from shortest to longest (½ inch), and also comes with a separate detail trimmer. Overall the beard trimmer claims to have 25 length settings.
This beard trimmer is also waterproof. When you’re ready to clean it just pop off the guard and rinse it in the sink.
The Braun BT 5090 can to be used while low on battery and plugged into the wall. This is huge if you need to quickly trim your beard. You can keep it on the charging stand in your bathroom and use the power cable for backup battery life when you’re traveling.
The 5100 series beard trimmer by Philips Norelco is one of the best beard trimmers due to its self-sharpening stainless steel blades. The blades are designed to cut each hair perfectly, which should help fight against skin irritation.
Equipped with 17 precision length settings, it comes ready with 3 interchangeable combs that leverage innovative lift and trim technology. Basically, the comb lifts and guides hairs into the blade, resulting in a more efficient trim. They also leverage rounded contour comb technology which is supposed to be easier on the skin.
Your range with this beard trimmer is from 1/64th” to ½” which is great. Easily adjust the length setting by using the adjustable trimmers zoom wheel on the body of the beard trimmer.
This beard trimmer is also fully washable. Rinse it in the sink when you’re ready to clean. The beard trimmer takes about 70 minutes to fully charge and should last about 1 hour when charged. You can still use this when its battery is low as long as it’s plugged into an outlet.
The rechargeable beard trimmer by Braun is probably the best beard trimmer for the internationally traveling beardsman. It comes equipped with automatic worldwide voltage adjustment (100V - 240V) for your convenience when traveling. It also comes with a protective travel case which makes transportation very convenient.
This beard trimmer has a slick black body with 25 length settings for its comb. To charge, simply plug the beard trimmer into its power cable. This is not the best beard trimmer when it comes to battery life and charge time. For 1 hour of charge time, you get about 50 minutes of use. Not that great compared to other beard trimmers.
You can also use this beard trimmer to clip your hair as well as your beard. This is great for someone who travels often and does their own hair and beard grooming.
It is easy to clean as well. Simply rinse it under the faucet and you’re good to go.
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