Wahl has been a leader in at-home grooming as well as in the barbershop for over 90 years. This 9918-6171 Groomsman Beard and Mustache Trimmer is a great bargain. You’ll be able to find it on Amazon for less that $20! Pretty amazing deal for something like this.
Just be sure to keep your eye on it the guard attachments though. Lots of real users have had no problems with them, while others have mentioned that they can be hard to clip on and off.
The Written Review
With this unit you’re going to get an adjustable 6 position comb that ranges from 1/2″ to 1/8″ to get a bit of a longer beard of more of an all-over stubble look. There are also 3 separate individual guide combs that will give you a full bearded look, a medium beard, or again, an all-over stubble style. It’s great to have the options to personalize your grooming experience without having a ton of guards to keep track of. Not to mention the precision ground blades that will stay sharp way longer than any punched out blades. Just make sure to keep up with cleaning it to ensure its longevity (don’t worry, it comes with oil and a cleaning brush).
Another great plus with this unit is the level of comfort if offers while using it. The ergonomic handle design complete with soft grip pads ensures a comfortable and accurate trim every time.
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One thing that makes this trimmer a great travel unit is the ability to use it unplugged. Just toss it (carefully) on the charger for a few hours and you’ll have plenty of juice to get a few trims done. If you go on trips or spend weekends away from home, this is a great option. On the flip side, you can also use it while it’s plugged in to ensure you don’t end up with a half-shaved face and no battery.
To de-clutter a bit, this Wahl unit offers a charging stand to keep all the bits and pieces on it to reduce the need to scramble around and find the attachment you need. This is definitely a handy feature.
Finally, in the rare case something happens to go wrong with it, you have a limited 3-year warranty with Wahl. Better than nothing, right?
Final Mark from the Beard Institute
While we work on a more full review, we’re going to go ahead and recommend this little trimmer to guys to mainly have trimming and cleaning up needs; too much heavy shaving might overpower it, not to mention the smaller trimmer width.
- Charge: Charge 4+ hours or overnight to ensure a full charge
- Length Settings: One 6 position length comb and 3 separate length guards
- Features: Usable plugged or unplugged
- Price: $
- Amazon Rating: 3.8/5
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