Don’t be skeptical of this trimmer’s odd appearance. The small and “peanut” shaped unit has sent a few people away thinking it’s a little gimmicky device, but boy were they wrong. The Wahl 8685 and 8655 (white or black) Peanut Trimmers are one of the best and highly rated men’s groomers on the market.
Users around the world trust Wahl. Even on Amazon, over 71% of the reviews are 5/5 stars. That’s astonishing compared to other trimmers on the market.
The Written Review
The Peanut is more of a classic trimmer, rather than one with some tricks up it’s sleeve and little buttons and gadgets. Wahl has decided to bypass all the frills and focus on what really matters in a trimmer.
You’re going to get very high quality blades that ensure you end up with a great shave/trim with minimal work. Of course, it is smaller than almost any other unit out there (maxing out at 4 inches long and 1.5 inches wide at the blades), but you will only need to pass over any section once to get the result you want. This means more strokes to get the surface area covered, but less doubling over sections and ending up with irritated skin and wasted time.
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As you see in the picture, the Peanut comes with 4 guards in different lengths; 1/8”, 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” lengths (3mm, 6mm, 10mm and 13mm). This isn’t as many options as some other trimmers, but there is still a fair range of lengths to choose from to get your desired look. In the box it also includes clipper oil and a brush for maintenance and ensuring the longevity of the device. There are reviews we’ve read from real users saying they’ve had their Peanut for over a decade!
Another feature for this guy is that it’s corded, allowing a constant flow of power to the motor which helps avoid pulling, uneven results, and having it die on you part way through a shave.
Unfortunately there’s no traveling case of pouch with this, but it’s not as big of a deal when you have a small amount of parts to keep track of. The size of this trimmer alone makes it great to take traveling.
Final Mark from the Beard Institute
We’re waiting patiently to get a full review up, but the Peanut has all of our thumbs up for pretty much anyone out there who needs a solid quality trimmer.
- Charge: Corded
- Length Settings: 4 length guards (and can be used without a guard for a closer shave)
- Features: Small, unique design makes it super easy to hold, use and maneuver
- Price: $$
- Amazon Rating: 4.5/5
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