Why do you need a vacuum beard trimmer?
Hair vacuuming shavers have several advantages that differentiate them from other models on the market:
With this system, it is possible to suck most of the trimmed hair, in some cases up to 99 percent. In this way, you will not need to use an apron to shave if you find yourself in a place where you cannot or do not have it on hand.
Most of the hair that comes off during shaving is stored in the tank of the machine. So, the sink does not get as dirty as other models of trimmers or shavers that do not incorporate this system.
- Facilitates subsequent cleaning
Since most of the trimmed hair goes to the tank, after shaving, you will not have to spend more time cleaning the sink or bathroom. You just have to remove the tank and empty the hair in the garbage can.
Some models are water-resistant, so you can clean them under the tap at the end of the shaving process. In this way, better performance of the shaver is guaranteed, as no hair remains between the cutting blades.
Beard trimmer machines are very easy to use. They usually have an ergonomic handle that is held with one hand. They also incorporate a series of adjustable combs of different lengths that are hooked on the head to obtain different cutting averages.
It is possible to select the position lock that ensures that the head will not move from the adjusted level.
On the other hand, most of the models that are marketed today in the market are designed to be used under the shower. So, their body is resistant and compact to ensure their impermeability. In this way, you can save time both by being able to do two activities at the same time and by not having to clean the hair after shaving.
Features to consider before you buy a vacuum beard trimmer
This section not only tells you what to look out for when buying a new vacuum beard trimmer. It also tells you at the same time which criteria were particularly important to us in the research process and what we paid particular attention to. In general, these points are based on very similar criteria for all razor types. However, they naturally differ in individual points that distinguish the various device types from one another.
The blades of a hair trimmer are crucial to what the result of the shave looks like in the end. If they are not sharp enough, they can pull out or break your hair. This, in turn, can lead to inflammation, pimples, and skin irritation.
Some manufacturers use stainless steel blades or titanium. Others use ceramic blades. All three blades are similar in sharpness. Ceramic blades can break if the beard trimmer falls – this is not the case with stainless steel or titanium blades.
Maintenance-free blades that do not need to be oiled are recommended. Otherwise, you should make sure to replace them as soon as possible if they become dull.
In comparison, the Remington Hc6550 has titanium blades. The KEMEI Vacuum Haircut Kit has a ceramic barber scissors head, and the Remington MB6850 has stainless steel washable blades.
The desired beard length is an essential point in the purchase decision. Men who like to wear their beards longer should choose a trimmer with a corresponding attachment that allows several cutting lengths.
Some trimmers are only suitable for shortcutting lengths. A three-day beard needs about 1 to 3 millimeters, a smooth shave just under 0 to 0.4 millimeters. For many beard trimmers, however, the smallest setting is around 0.4 millimeters.
Some devices use different attachments for setting, others a slider. This must be detectable; otherwise, it can happen during the shave that the length is adjusted. On other devices, the desired length can be determined using a wheel or a digital input.
Number of combs
Many models are supplied with different shaving combs for different length settings. The combs can range from 2 to 15. The more, the better. The Wahl 9870-100, for example, has 12 combs and gives you a lot of options. These can be placed on the beard trimmer.
Depending on the desired beard length, it is important to pay attention to which area the comb covers. Plastic shaving combs are recommended, as they are, on the one hand, more skin-friendly and, on the other, easier to care for.
They can be easily rinsed under water after use and are ready for use again. The blade comb should be easy to guide over the beard without slipping, i.e., it should be non-slip.
The power supply can be via the mains, battery, or both. Hair clippers with battery life offer more flexibility in use, but those with a power supply often have a slightly better motor performance. Many manufacturers offer devices with both options. Which of these makes more sense is a matter of personal preference?
The most common batteries in trimmers use lithium-ion, lithium polymer, polymer potassium, and nickel-metal hydride battery. However, lithium-ion batteries are the most long-lasting and recommended type of battery.
Runtime and charge time
Almost all models on the market today are battery-powered. Some can also be used interchangeably connected to the electrical network or in wireless mode.
Therefore, an important aspect that you will have to assess when buying is its runtime and the charge time. Anyone who opts for a device with a battery should pay attention to how long the battery life is before the device has to be recharged and how long the charging time is. You should have a long-lasting battery for as many minutes as possible without reconnecting to the power. The best, in this case, is the Wahl 9870-100. With this, you get up to 2.5 hours of use from a 90-minute charge time.
When choosing a hair trimmer with a power supply unit, check whether the length of the cable is sufficient to reach the socket.
The warranty offer can cover a few months or years; it depends on the brand and price range of the device. Some models from the Wahl range come with just 60 days warranty, which could be more. However, if you want a vacuum trimmer with as much warranty coverage as possible, you can opt for the Remington MB6850, which comes with five years warranty.