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Compare Beard Trimmers UK – Which is the Best Buy?

Beard Trimmers are probably cheapest hereOur compare a beard trimmer table lets you judge – at a glance the best buy hair trimmers 2014. Based on our survey results, you'll find the users’ overall satisfaction ratings per model plus a run-down of the facts owners tell us are important – like whether a model can be operated wet or dry.

Check out the top 10 beard trimmers for men – as voted by UK users - from BaByliss, Panasonic, Philips, Remington and Wahl. Sadly, no Braun clippers made it into the top ten this time.

Help Me Choose: See our user-inspired recommendations here...>>>

 

User recommendations  Philips QS6140  Wahl Performer 5537/217  Philips QS6160 StyleShaver  Remington MB320C 

Model  Philips  StyleShaver Wahl Performer Philips  StyleShaver   Remington Barba  BaByliss i-Stubble  Philips ProStubble  Philips Panasonic Philips Turbovac  Wahl Philips Panasonic
Code

QS6140/32

5537/217

QS6160/32

MB320C

7890U

QT4022/32

QG3250/32

ER2403

QT4050

9854-802

QT4090/32

ER2061

Ranked

1st

2nd

3rd

4 

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

11

 -  Best Buy  Best Buy  -  Best Buy  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Overall Users' Satisfaction rating

9.11/10

9.05/10

8.73/10

8.58/10

8.52/10

8.49/10

8.41/10

8.18/10

8.11/10

8.06/10

8.00/10

8.00/10

 BaByliss 7890U I Stubble  Philips QT4022 ProStubble  Philips QG3250/32  Panasonic ER2403  Philips QT4050 Turbovac 

In our quest to find the UK’s best buy beard trimmers, we’ve surveyed over one thousand four hundred and forty users. Our compare a beard trimmer table is based on these 1,446 responders and their experience.

Beard Trimmer Comparison Tables

Which beard trimmer is best at maintaining or sculpting your facial hair – including a stubble look?

Model  Philips  StyleShaver Wahl Performer Philips  StyleShaver   Remington Barba  BaByliss i-Stubble  Philips ProStubble  Philips  Panasonic Philips Turbovac  Wahl Philips Panasonic 
Code

QS6140/32

5537/217

QS6160/32

MB320C

7890U

QT4022/32

QG3250/32

ER2403

QT4050

9854-802

QT4090/32

ER2061

Ranked

1st

2nd

3rd

4 

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

11

Users' rating

9.11/10

9.05/10

8.73/10

8.58/10

8.52/10

8.49/10

8.41/10

8.18/10

8.11/10

8.06/10

8.00/10

8.00/10

Best Buy

Best Buy

 -

Best Buy

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

Wet/dry

Y

dry

Y

dry

dry

Y

dry

Y

dry

dry

dry

dry

Flex/Swivel head

Y

# 

 #

 #

Y

 #

#

 #

Y

Y

#

# 

Sideburn Trimmer

Y

Y

Y

Y

#

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Beard 

Y

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Moustache 

Y

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Stubble 

Y

#

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Above ears 

Y

Y

# 

Y

# 

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

Y

#

Neckline 

Y

Y

Y

Y

 #

Y

Y

Y

#

Y

Y

#

Nosel/Ear/Eyebrow

#

#

#

#

 #

# 

Y

#

# 

Y

#

# 

Electric shaver

Dual foil

# 

Y

#

 #

#

#

#

# 

dual foil

#

# 

Self-use 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

What you have here are the top rated beard and moustache trimmers for 2014. And what they give you is precision and a controlled trim-length.
You see, it’s being able to dial-up a precise length of cut that’s the difference between designer stubble and an unkempt look. It’s also the secret to a well-groomed beard, not one that looks like a hedge.

 

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Philips QS6140/32 StyleShaver (9.11/10) – Recommendation 1

Philips QS6140The cream of the crop, according to our user panel is the Philips QS6140/32 StyleShaver (User rating 9.11/10). And so it should do – it costs £70. However, you get lots for your money. This hair trimmer also incorporates an electric shaver. You can adjust the trim from 0mm up to 10mm. That means you can shave, maintain stubble, or groom a moustache, beard or goatee.

You can also use the QS6140/32 wet or dry, use it for 10 minutes after just 10 minutes re-charging and it even has a travel lock. Oh, yes and its 30% cheaper than its sibling the QS6160/32 (user rating 8.73/10).

 

 

Wahl Performer 5537/217 (9.05/10) – Recommendation 2

Wahl Performer 5537/217The Wahl Performer 5537/217 (User rating 9.05/10) is a simple battery powered trimmer. It costs just £10. What you get is a narrow trimmer head that can be set to lengths from 0.5mm to 5mm. That means the 5537/217 is fit for sharpening sideburns and maintaining neat moustache or beard. You can also keep a goatee well-defined.

What the Wahl Performer can’t be expected to do is maintain a stubble look or sculpt and layer a beard or goatee. Well it could – just – but your skin would probably look like a beetroot afterward.

 

 

Remington Barba MB320C (8.58/10) – User Recommendation 3

Remington MB320CAre you after value for money and trimming/sculpting capability? If so, look to the Remington Barba MB320C (User rating 8.58/10).

This beard trimmer has a similar spec to the Philips models, but costs half the price. You can trim from 0.5mm to 12mm giving you the option of creating or grooming every type of facial hair: Beard, Goatee, moustache or stubble.

 

 

Table 3

Model  Philips  StyleShaver Wahl Performer Philips  StyleShaver   Remington Barba  BaByliss i-Stubble  Philips ProStubble  Philips  Panasonic Philips Turbovac  Wahl Philips Panasonic 
Code

QS6140/32

5537/217

QS6160/32

MB320C

7890U

QT4022/32

QG3250/32

ER2403

QT4050

9854-802

QT4090/32

ER2061

Users' rating

9.11/10

9.05/10

8.73/10

8.58/10

8.52/10

8.49/10

8.41/10

8.18/10

8.11/10

8.06/10

8.00/10

8.00/10

- 

Best Buy

Best Buy

- 

Best Buy

- 

Hair vac 

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

Y

#

Y

#

Rinseable

Y

#

Y

#

#

Y

Y

Y

#

#

#

#

Corded use

#

#

#

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

#

Y

#

Cordless

Y

2xAAA

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

2xAAA

Y

Y

Y

Y

Battery endurance 

c50m

c40m

c50m

c40m

c45m

c60m

c35m

c40m

c50m

c60+m

c90m

c50m

Quick charge

Y

#

Y

# # # # # # # # #
Dial-up length

Y

#

Y

Y

Y

Y

#

#

Y

#

Y

Y

Clip on cutting combs

Y

Y

Y

#

#

#

Y

#

#

Y

#

#

Trim length

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

0.00mm

Y

#

Y

#

# 

Y

#

#

# 

0.01mm

#

0.4-0.5mm

0.4mm

0.5mm

0.4mm

0.5mm

0.4mm

0.4mm

0.4mm

# 

0.5mm

0.5mm

# 

1mm

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

# 

c1.5mm 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

# 

c2mm 

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

Y

Y

c2.5mm 

Y

Y

# 

# 

Y

Y

# 

Y

Y

c3mm

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

c3.5mm 

Y

Y

# 

Y

Y

# 

Y

# 

c4mm 

# 

Y

c5mm

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

Y

Y

c6mm

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y 

Y

Y

c9mm

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

# 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

c10mm 

Y

Y

# 

Y

# 

Y

# 

c12mm

#

#

#

Y

#

#

#

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

c15mm 

 #

# 

 Y

 #

 #

Y

Y

Y

Y

c18mm

# 

Y

# 

Y

Y


Guide to Our Compare Trimmers 2014 UK Table

Overall Users Satisfaction Rating
The key question we asked in our user survey was this: “You’ve been using your beard trimmer now for six or more weeks.

Given your experience to date, how would you rate your clippers overall on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high)? Think about ease of use, reliability and value for money”.

We then took all these ratings for a given model and found an Overall Users Satisfaction Rating per model.

Your best buy beard trimmer will have a score of 8 or more. A score of 7 suggests a good design marred by poor reliability. A score of less than 7 suggests a product has both design and reliability faults. It’s a waste of your money.

Table 4

Model  Philips  StyleShaver Wahl Performer Philips  StyleShaver   Remington Barba  BaByliss i-Stubble  Philips ProStubble  Philips  Panasonic Philips Turbovac  Wahl Philips Panasonic 
Code

QS6140/32

5537/217

QS6160/32

MB320C

7890U

QT4022/32

QG3250/32

ER2403

QT4050

9854-802

QT4090/32

ER2061

Ranked

1st

2nd

3rd

4 

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

11

Overall Users' Satisfaction rating

9.11/10

9.05/10

8.73/10

8.58/10

8.52/10

8.49/10

8.41/10

8.18/10

8.11/10

8.06/10

8.00/10

8.00/10

Best Buy

Best Buy

Best Buy

 -

 -

- 

Cleaning brush 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Clipper oil required 

#

#

#

# 

Y

#

#

#

# 

Y

#

Y

Battery recharger 

Y

#

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

#

Y

Y

Y

Y

Carry Case

Pouch

Stand

#

Y

#

# 

Pouch

#

# 

Stand

Pouch

Pouch

Travel lock 

Y

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

# 

#

Y

#

Visual instructions 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Expect to pay
A guide at the time of publishing.

Wet/dry operation
This trimmer can be operated wet or dry. It’s often suggested “you can use this in the shower”. How you get an accurate trim without your mirror fogging is never explained.

Wet/dry trimmer operation is more useful if you have sensitive facial skin. It gives you the option of trimming having prepared your face with a shaving balm.

Flex/Swivel head
These clippers have a cutting head that can follow the contours of your face. This may be useful if the trimmer also incorporates an electric shaver.

Sideburn Trimmer
This trimmer can both layer and sharply define side-burns

Beard Trimmer
This trimmer can keep a full beard in trim or help you sculpt a goatee.

Moustache Trimmer
This trimmer will help you layer or sharply define a moustache. Some trimmers also come with a moustache comb to help with the layering.

Stubble Shaver
To get a stubble look that’s designed you need precision – a trim length down to 0.4mm. Some trimmers can’t get this close.

Above Ears or Neckline
You can probably define the hairline around your ears with the aid of a mirror. Defining your neckline probably requires the aid of a third party or barber.

Nasal/Ear/Eyebrow trimmer
With a little care some trimmers can also remove unwanted hair protruding from the nose or ears. You can also tackle unruly eyebrows – but don’t overdo it.

Electric shaver 2xfoil
Some beard trimmers (the more expensive ones) incorporate an electric shaver. This is usually the foil type and may not give the closest of shaves.

Designed for self-use
All the beard trimmers in our top 10 can be at home, alone. Some are also robust enough for use in the salon by professional stylists.

Hair vacuum
A few of the Philips trimmer models have this feature, collecting hair chaff for you to dispose of in one go.

Rinseable
Some beard and moustache trimmers may be designed for dry use, but you can rinse the shaver head. This is obviously quicker and less messy than using a brush.

You can simply wash out wet/dry trimmers under the tap.

Corded use
Quick charge for 10mins use
Some trimmers, egg the Philips models can be operated while recharging on their power cord. Others need to be recharged for around 10 minutes to give you a 10 minute use.

Unlike many electric shavers, beard trimmers tend to take a long time to re-charge –around 8 hours.

Cordless rechargeable
All the trimmers in our top ten are cordless re-chargeable or make use of standard AA or AAA batteries.

Cordless operating time
This is the approximate operating time with a fully charged battery

Dial-up length
Clip on cutting combs
There are two approaches to selecting the desired trim length:

A clipper with “dial-up” trim length has a cursor you push or turn to select the trim length.

The alternative are clip on combs.

Some trimmers make use of both approaches.

Trim Length
This can vary from 0.4-0.5mm for stubble up to 18mm for trimming a full beard.

Comb
Moustache comb
Stubble comb

These are the clip-on trimmer combs for selecting trim length.

Cleaning brush
Used to remove hair cuttings from the trimmer head.

Clipper oil required
Some trimmers, e.g. Wahl models benefit from the occasional application of clipper oil. This keeps the trimmer blades honed. Other trimmers, e.g. Philips models have self-sharpening clipper blades.


Compare Beard Trimmers for the Best Buy AND Best Price

You’ll compare beard clippers because you want the best buy beard trimmers and that means both performance and price.

We at Best Buys Compared have done the shopping research for you and found the top 10 beard trimmers in the UK right now.

As you would expect these best buys for beard trimmers come from respected manufacturers like BaByliss, Philips and Remington.

But you don’t need to pay top dollar.

Beard trimmers are cheaper here

For a 30-50% off MRP bargain check out the relevant trimmer or stubble shaver’s price search page to make great savings from anywhere in Britain.

We can point you to the right solution for grooming your facial hair. Banish ill-defined sideburns, transform an unruly moustache or beard and sculpt a neat goatee easily and with a minimum of mess.

Use our beard and moustache trimmer comparison table and then check out our price research pages. Grab yourself the best buy beard trimmer for men in the UK at a small price. That’s right, save money and get great grooming results – over and over again.

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