Which beard trimmer. (1 Viewer)

Jan 11, 2018
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Would you beardies amongst you please recommend a beard trimmer.
My current , home one, is on it's last legs batterywise.
It's rechargeable but probably using NiCads which arn't holding much charge now.
It certainly wont last my upcoming month motorhoming in Spain and France.

So i'm looking for one which uses standard AA's to keep the batteries I need to have on the MH to one type.

Not sure if I want to buy an Ebay cheapie of something 'better'

Your thoughts please Funsters..............
TIA
 
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I have a drawer full, never found one I really liked so can't recommend any, sorry. It has taken 45 years to accumulate my collection.
 

old-mo

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Work for me...... (y)
 

Cheshirecat57

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If you need a quick trim - SWIFT
If you need a moist trim- AUTOTRAIL
If you want a long lasting trim - HYMER.?
If you want really short - VW T6
Really long- MORELO

Any other suggestions?
 

Lenny HB

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Don't think you will get one that's any good that takes batteries.
Over the years had a Braun, Phillips, then the kids brought me a top of the range Remington used it a couple of times and went out and bought another Phillips.
I would say Phillips best of the cheaper ones , Braun good but expensive.

I find with the rechargable ones I only charge them 3 or 4 times a year as I only trim my beard once a week.
 

Gellyneck

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Had Braun, Philips and now Silvercrest (from Lidl).
The first two were battery powered the last one rechargeable.
The first two were length adjustment the last one various clip-on combs and minor push button "fine tuning".
Best cut I would say the Silvercrest but that might just have been because the older models were getting blunt?
Think Lidl's have got a Red Bull beard trimmer in this \ next week. Might be worth a look as it'll be very reasonably priced.
 

MisterB

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enough to know i shouldnt touch things i know nothing about ....
I like the ones that also have a way to suck up all the cut hair. lidls did them last year, not seen them since but recently bought a phillips which does exactly the same

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Mikey RV

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If you need a quick trim - SWIFT
If you need a moist trim- AUTOTRAIL
If you want a long lasting trim - HYMER.?
If you want really short - VW T6
Really long- MORELO

Any other suggestions?

If you want it to look right and do the job.- Burstner.
 
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Jake Royd
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Thanks all.
I've ordered an eBay cheapie.
We'll see how it does.
Quite difficult to find one that uses replaceable batteries.

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And you can’t use rechargeable batteries in them.
 

OldAgeTravellers

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I found a mains one which had a 12volt power supply plug, cut that off and put a ciggy lighter plug on it. Has been working fine for about ten years or more in the van.
The secret to long life of the blades is to always lubricate blades before use. I bought a tiny WD40 can in a pound shop which has lasted well over a year now as it only takes the shortest squirt possible. As above I have been using the same trimmer for both beard and cutting my hair for over ten years.
Steve
 
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I've used a Wahl mains one (same as barbers use) for 40 years now and counting.:)
 

Northernraider

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Why do you want replaceable batteries I find a charge lasts months.
Mange tout

I recharged mine before I left home 14th January and only had to charge it again about 10 days ago and I trim my beard weekly

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My old Remington rechargeable started going flat too quick so I took it apart. Two 700 ah Nimh batteries inside with spot welded tabs. I mentioned to some pals and one said he had a couple of Nimh's I could have. I made up some nickel tabs and got out my big old solid copper soldering iron and joined everything up, hot glueing the batteries back in place. Put it on charge for a few hours and...nothing ! The batteries he'd given me were worse than what I already had, said he'd had them "a while" :rolleyes:
 
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My old Remington rechargeable started going flat too quick so I took it apart. Two 700 ah Nimh batteries inside with spot welded tabs. I mentioned to some pals and one said he had a couple of Nimh's I could have. I made up some nickel tabs and got out my big old solid copper soldering iron and joined everything up, hot glueing the batteries back in place. Put it on charge for a few hours and...nothing ! The batteries he'd given me were worse than what I already had, said he'd had them "a while" :rolleyes:

Last week I did the same battery replacement exercise with my old Babyliss rechargeable clippers. A fiddly job, several teeny weeny screws, big old soldering iron a bit clumsy etc.

The original batteries were 600 mAh Nimh AA size and the replacements I got off Amazon are 1800 mAh Nimh ones. The first charge is holding well and the clippers now go like the clappers!

Search for
Replacement Shaver Battery by WorldGen 1800mAh 2.4V

Edit You need to test the replacements for polarity because the terminals have no + or - markings.

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Jake Royd
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I wanted replaceable batteries for use on the MH cos my clippers at home were running very tired rechargeables. Not standard AA's etc.
Of course if I spent say £50+ on some clippers with Lithium Ion rechargeables then it would last for a month, or for me 4 or 5 goes in that time.
This way I will keep the cheapies on the MH and continue to use the others at home.

I could have rebuilt them with new cells but heigh ho.
 

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