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Old 11-16-2010, 10:55 AM   #11
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GB, there is wisdom in your words.
Biggest problem I have of that nature is ever' now and then some gal wants to braid my beard. I just don't cotton to that.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:57 AM   #12
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Yeah I could see my daughter wanting to put braids and barettets and clips and little stuffed animals in it if she could. My son would just use it like tarzan with a vine.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:59 AM   #13
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I just use a set of hair clippers. I run it through at a certain length and then clean it up with a set of small scissors.
Tell me more about this Rocklobster. What kind of clippers do you use?
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:00 AM   #14
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Thanks .40. That is one of the ones I was looking at. The bad reviews say the vacuum gets clogged and eats up the battery really fast and also that the blades do a poor job of cutting. Have you noticed any of those problems?

Hoot, that is quite impressive! I am going for a little bit of a shorter look. I do not want to temp my kids with a ladder to climb up my face.

I've never had any problems with it but I don't use it every day. I only keep a "southern gentleman" mustache.

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Old 11-16-2010, 11:05 AM   #15
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lol, snicker, i'm guessing your hubby has a goatee.


gb, i have the g380 (you can see it in the link .40 posted).

it does a decent enough job, but then i don't have a very thick beard when i grow one, so i don't need one with much horsepower.

the battery lasts a decent amount of time, and it recharges in the base it's stored in, so that's not an issue. the biggest down side are that the comb attachments that you use to set the length too easily slide from one setting to another.

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Old 11-16-2010, 11:10 AM   #16
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Thanks. .40 and BT. That helps. I will not use mine daily either. I will probably be able to get away with once a week or twice at the most.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:14 AM   #17
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Tell me more about this Rocklobster. What kind of clippers do you use?
Just your standard barbers clippers for men. They come with plastic attatchments that are used to clip to certain lengths. I use a medium length attatcment and run it over my beard and moustachio in many different directions until I feel I have gotten it all to the same lengths. Then I use little scissors to clean up or, shape the edges. I may do this every two or three weeks. Then I use a regular shaver, every day or two, to shave the rest of my face. I don't have a full beard, though. Just the goatee/stash combo..I couldn't grow one. I could grow a wicked neck beard, but nothing on my face/cheeks.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:19 AM   #18
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Sorry GB, I was driving to work. The reason I suggest the ladies' trimmer is because it has more variety in the lengths it will trim. It goes from VERY short to quite long (not as long as Hoot's though!) and is designed for coarser hair.

They're a workhorse, and you can get one with a recharging cord so you don't need to worry about batteries. They come in pretty colours too!

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Old 11-16-2010, 11:23 AM   #19
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Sorry GB, I was driving to work. The reason I suggest the ladies' trimmer is because it has more variety in the lengths it will trim. It goes from VERY short to quite long (not as long as Hoot's though!) and is designed for coarser hair.

They're a workhorse, and you can get one with a recharging cord so you don't need to worry about batteries. They come in pretty colours too!

That is the one I have too

BT, hubby has a short beard usually, sometimes a goatee.
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Ken uses this model for his beard (and his head too) and it works very well. Easy to clean, and charges quickly.
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