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Beard Trimmer / Tips

Post by Barkingsparrow » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:08 pm

With my barber closed for a while, I need to start trimming my own beard before I being to look like Grizzly Adams. I tried years ago and it was a disaster, I had to shave it all off and start over. Any recommendations for a trimmer, and tips on keeping it tidy and neat?

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Post by Jack FFR1846 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:17 pm

Wahl.

That's all you need to know. I've had a beard since, I don't know.....1977.
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Post by watchnerd » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:17 pm

+1 Wahl
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Post by livesoft » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:19 pm

I haven't watched them, but there has got to be at least 100 youtube videos with instructions. Have you watched any? We cannot post videos here or otherwise I would show you how it's done.
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Post by shelanman » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:21 pm

It costs way more than anything else, but Oster Classic 76 is by far the best clipper out there. It's also big, heavy, and expensive. But, it's awesome.

It's what every barber I've ever visited uses. It is way more powerful, and uses separate metal blades for each length, rather than plastic combs.

But, you'll pay ~$100 for the base (it comes with length 000 and 1 blades) and $20-30 for each additional size.

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Post by btenny » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:22 pm

Lead the pack and shave it all off for now. It is cleaner and less likely to catch germs. Plus many women like the feel of a clean shave. Oh and rumor has it that no beards means good investment markets ahead.

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Post by Jim Beaux » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:30 pm

ZZ TOP! 8-)

or Wahl, heavy, sharp, quality, attachments, battery last forever. Best Ive ever had

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Post by dcabler » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:33 pm

Wahl Peanut

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Post by dcabler » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:33 pm

Wahl Peanut

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Post by Kenkat » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:43 pm

Figure out what length you want to keep it at and then use the appropriate setting (3mm, 5mm, 7mm, whatever) and trim it to that setting every 2-3 days. I’ve had a Wahl which worked well and have also used a Norelco which also worked well overall.

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Post by TxAg » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:55 pm

Go corded. More power. Never a low battery.

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Post by yogesh » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:57 pm

wahl aqua [cordless and wet/dry]
I got that for beard trimming but ended up using the zero trim everyday and totally skipping the shaving altogether.
Zero trim gets very close to 1-day old shave without much effort, irritation and time. Ample battery life; hasn't been an issue at all.
Last week I used it to cut my kiddos hair and it was extremely smooth using the attachments.
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Post by lthenderson » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:13 am

I use a Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer with a dial to size adjustment so I can crop it shorter in the summer and let it grow out more in the winter. I've had it for six years now and it works great.

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Post by Barkingsparrow » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:46 pm

Thanks for the replies. I've been searching Youtube videos but the bulk appear to be Millennial-aged dudes with beards reflecting the latest hipster styles or fads, including applying beard conditioners, etc. Too much work. I'll take a look at some of trimmers recommended.

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Post by livesoft » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:52 pm

^That's probably because trimming a beard is trivial and would require only a 30 second youtube video. Maybe it is time to become a hipster though?

While I have had a Wahl in the past, a cordless rechargeable Norelco is what I have now. I can take with me when I travel and use it at my car when backpacking.
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Post by zxllxz » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:55 pm

Hedge clippers a couple a times per year.

Actually Wahl and free hand in front of the mirror with no guides. Been doing it about 45 years now. I keep mine about 2 inches long.
Oh, if you use shampoo on your beard, that's why it itches.

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Post by birdog » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:10 am

btenny wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:22 pm
Lead the pack and shave it all off for now. It is cleaner and less likely to catch germs. Plus many women like the feel of a clean shave. Oh and rumor has it that no beards means good investment markets ahead.
Strongly recommend you ignore this advice. If you weren’t supposed to have hair on your face then God wouldn’t have put it there!

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Re: Beard Trimmer / Tips

Post by Barkingsparrow » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:39 am

birdog wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:10 am
btenny wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:22 pm
Lead the pack and shave it all off for now. It is cleaner and less likely to catch germs. Plus many women like the feel of a clean shave. Oh and rumor has it that no beards means good investment markets ahead.
Strongly recommend you ignore this advice. If you weren’t supposed to have hair on your face then God wouldn’t have put it there!
My wife likes my beard and she insists that I keep it.

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Re: Beard Trimmer / Tips

Post by birdog » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:41 am

Same here! :sharebeer

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