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The Remington Beard Trimmer Massacre
29 May 2012
I bought this trimmer to maintain my short stubble (about 2mm max.) After having many trimmers in my time I picked this one because it was a reliable brand, had good reviews and, well, couldn't be any worse than the Babyliss I just came from. Unfortunately, the result is a mixed bag, really...
WHAT'S GOOD? It gives a very nice, precise shave, and doesn't take constant mowing of the same area just to get it to the right length. The battery life is awesome - it charges quickly and lasts forever. It has other features of course, but I only use it for short stubble and that's it. So yes, it performs well and gets the task done. It comes fitted with an easy to use manual dial system to select the length of beard wanted. Plus it comes in a nice bag too.
WHAT'S BAD? And so we approach the reason it's only got two stars... it's seriously painful to use! My stubble gets caught in the teeth constantly (an I mean constantly!) and it stings like hell to untangle it. I have tried all sorts of techniques to reduce this from happening but nothing works. I am a bit of a stubble monster, but I've never had this problem with the previous shavers I have used. (Ranging from the cheapest to the most expensive.) This really is a problem and lets the entire product down.
So, if you're a masochist looking for a nice neat quick shave this is the one for you! If your pain threshold isn't up to scratch you may need to look elsewhere. Or, you know, grow a beard.