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Philips QT4045 Rechargeable Turbovac Beardtrimmer
- Philips QT4045 is a rechargeable beard trimmer, giving 50 minutes' operation time from 10 hour charge
- Vacuum trimmer with suction power ever
- With clear view hair chamber and hair deflector
- Revolutionary wave-shaped, self-sharpening blades cut hair for a precise and even trim
- Unique flexing guide comb automatically follows facial contours for a precise and even trim plus choice of nine beard length settings
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This new Philips vacuum trimmer is equipped to conveniently deliver a superior trimming performance with no mess. Powerful vacuum with hair deflector captures cut hair for no clean up. The hair collection chamber of Philips QT4045 Turbovac beard trimmer has a see-through hair collection chamber, so you can easily see when chamber needs emptying. The contour-following comb has a unique flexing guide comb that automatically follows facial contours for a precise and even trim. Plus there are nine lock-in length settings as the 32 mm cutter width blades locks into a choice of nine beard length settings. Philips QT4045 is a maintenance-free cutting element so no lubrication needed. It operates on a rechargeable battery and comes with the advantage of cordless operation. The charging time is 10 hours and the operating time is 50 minutes from a full charging.
- 1 x Cleaning brush
- 1 x Charger
- 1 x Philips QT4045 Turbovac beard trimmer
Top customer reviews
Length settings: 1.5mm, 2.5mm, 4mm, 5.5mm, 7.5mm, 9.5mm, 12mm, 15mm and 18mm.
I found it to be quite comfortable to shave with and the vacuum works well - my last trimmer was quite messy with lots of hairs around the sink, not so with this one :)).
On the minus side, as stated in other reviews the length setting tends to change of its own accord (and very easily too!!) - luckily I prefer a 1.5mm stubbly beard (lowest setting) so it's not really a problem for me at the moment though I am considering shaving at the 2.5mm and will have to perfect the technique for holding the length setting in place (not particularly comfortable, but I can live with), so you will need to consider whether the risk is worth taking or not.
Good product but comes with a risk for people who like their beards a little longer.
However, I also read in the reviews that you could easily change the lenght setting by accident. Not something you want to risk if you want to keep your beard! But the problem should be solved by keeping my fingers away from the dial while trimming. But no... This trimmer - at least my unit - changes the length by itself simply from the force of pressing it to my face. And no, I don't press it extremely hard to my face.
Also, even if it stays on the set lenght the individual steps have so much flexibility that setting it to "3" can be just below "4" or just above "2" - and it will autonomously use this flexibility to change the length while you are trimming.
I can't possibly use this. First time I used it, it changed from 4 to 3 within the first 30 seconds of the trim. I then tested it on my hand and neck and it will easily go from 4 to 1 in a couple of minutes of trimming. With no excess force applied.
I had really hoped this one would be great. I have used Philishave since I can remember, and this won't make me stop. But the QT4045 goes in the garbage!! Two stars, though, for the better-than-exected vacuum.
I've had two beard trimmers prior to this one. Both were Babyliss models and both lasted exactly three years (give or take a couple of weeks) - the exact length of warranty!
Disappointed by this plus attracted to the vacuum in this philips model, I decided to purchase it and have been using it for over six months.
I find the turbovac works extremely well - to the point where I can sit at my desk at home, type this review and trim at the same time without any noticeable hair spillage onto the desk! I do however, empty the container more than once (typically 2-3 times, more if I haven't trimmed for a while) and this maintains the vacuum.
When using this trimmer, I found it tells you to trim upwards - ie take the trimmer up your face, not down it, which is what I found the other trimmers tell you to do. It doesn't take long to get used to this and I have quickly adapted to the trimmer.
Holding it was a little awkward at first, given that when you hold it in the natural position, you end up covering the air vents and risk adjusting the comb length. Again, I adjusted rapidly and now hold the trimmer such that my grip is below the air vents.
Because of the upward strokes you make, I have found it a little difficult to trim the moustache, mainly the region under your nose. This is down to design, since with my previous trimmers, I never had this problem. Otherwise, it works nicely.
In fact, it's easy to adjust to using this trimmer and getting decent results. I'm not even put off by the battery and the inability to use from the mains (which the two Babyliss models were able to do).
The one and only thing that does bug me it build quality. I accidentally dropped it onto the floor, fairly near the beginning, when I bought it. I was worried I had broken it but it does fit back together. However, the design means that it is prone to falling, since there's no upright stand and I have dropped it at least four times since. I've managed to put it back together again but please, do be careful with it.
I now regularly take it apart, not because it's broken but because I want to clean it out since hairs do get trapped in and around the system. I find that a can of compressed air (with a straw nozzle) works wonders!
Still going strong after three years of abuse. The motor hasn't stopped, the vacuum function still works and it still holds its charge. No problem with blunt blades.
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