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Old 11-16-2010, 10:01 AM   #1
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For the guys

OK this is kind of a weird thing to post in a food forum, but you are the people I trust will all sort of things so I am looking for your suggestions here too.

I am growing my beard again. Last time I had a beard I was still in my hippy phase and really did not put too much time or effort into grooming it. This time around I am looking for a more professional look than the scraggly look I had previously. To that end I am in the market for a beard and mustache trimmer. I have been on Amazon looking at different reviews and I can not find one that I feel I can trust. They all seem to have a bunch of great reviews, but also a lot of lousy reviews.

So I come to you, my friends, to find out what you use for a trimmer and if you would recommend it.

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Old 11-16-2010, 10:11 AM   #2
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Heh heh heh...you're going to laugh, but take this seriously. Get a LADIES trimmer. Really.
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Why a ladies trimmer Alix?

And I am guessing a ladies trimmer does not have the beard attachments I would need
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:39 AM   #4
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Heh heh heh...you're going to laugh, but take this seriously. Get a LADIES trimmer. Really.
My dh uses mine to trim his beard! It's actaully a bikini trimmer It has 5 settings to adjust how close you want to trim.

Also, if you post a message titled "For the guys", you can expect most of us women-folk to peek at it It's like telling a kid not to push any buttons on a control panel of sorts. And you know we have input on everything, EVERYTHING
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I actually sort of did that on purpose Snickerdoodle. I figured that would happen and that I would get some great advice from the ladies as well
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:43 AM   #6
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GB,

I use this one. Works great for me. Twist and lock length setting so there are no adapters to lose. Vacuums up the hair as it cuts.

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Old 11-16-2010, 10:46 AM   #7
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You mean a fairly short beard or one like mine?
...This photo was taken in March of 2010 at our Spring Rendezvous.
http://ovpr.us/100_0287%20(Medium).jpg
Reason I ask is I don't trim mine, but if I were to, I would use those small trimming scissors. I believe it would allow more control, although I am certain it would take longer.
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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.
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I use this one. Works great for me. Twist and lock length setting so there are no adapters to lose. Vacuums up the hair as it cuts.

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Nice! Maybe it would be a nice christmas gift for dh. My trimmer is purple so maybe he would like a more masculine trimmer . So cool that it sucks up the hair while you trim! That would help me out since he always leaves his trimmings in the sink with a few strays on the counter too
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Wicked beard, Hoot!
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.
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