Best Beard Trimmer For Long Beards


best beard trimmer for long beards

In this modern day and age, keeping and maintaining a beard requires a certain amount of investment and time. There’s beard oils and all sorts of things one must do to manage those facial hairs.

However, for the modern man, these worries are a thing of the past. Because of all the hassle involved most men prefer to keep a clean face nowadays and although that’s fine, we’re here to tell you there is absolutely no need to compromise on your style due to issues like lack of time or energy. The modern man knows that electric beard trimmers are the future so there’s no need to mess about with dainty razors any longer.

In the coming list, we will list out the 7 best beard trimmers for the long bearded gentlemen who want to keep up with the world and with their own desires. With electric beard trimmers, you’ll get your daily trimming and maintenance done in no time, leaving your mind free to think about far more important things.

So sit back, relax and let the machines do all the work for you.  Keep reading on and stay tuned to this list to know which one you should buy.

Best Beard Trimmer For Long Beards

Wahl’s 5 Star:

The first long hair beard trimmer we are looking at today is the Wahl’s 5 star cordless one which is an overall outstanding model from the series. Jumping straight into the features we’ll be looking at the motor’s performance, the clip blade features, the design and the battery life.

  • Rotary Motor

This version from Wahl’s runs on a good old fashioned rotary motor that has many more advantages than the more recent V9000. For one, it stays cooler for longer even with extended use, it also causes less abrupt vibrations so as to keep things running smooth and finally, this ensures that the blades only move in one of two directions therefore keeping them in place.

  • Clip Blade

The 5 star is equipped with a #2161 “crunch” blade which works with a certain mastery and precision that allows for more freedom, amazing fading capability and incredibly close cuts. Its speed is also something to be marvelled at.

  • Ergonomic Design

F8The 5 star cordless Clip is a heavy duty machine that is ironically completely lightweight, practically portable and compact and leaves no damage to your hands. It also has a rubberized grip that allows the user to handle it with ease for long periods of time without any fear of strain to the hands.

  • Let down?

We think it only fair to mention that despite all its brilliant features, the 5 Star has been reported to lag in terms of motor prowess especially if the battery is nearing its end. This might not be a serious concern to every user, as it honestly might not even occur at your end. However when all is said and done we like a machine that’s motor gives premium performance all year round and not just occasionally. Still, that really isn’t enough to deter us from recommending this wonderful trimmer.

Why we like it:

  • Reliable
  • Comfortable
  • Strong Traditional motor
  • Great battery life

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Phillips Norelco 7200:

The age old problem with most beard trimmers that we see time and time again is the problem that they have dealing with flat lying, longer hair. That can definitely put a lot of men off keeping longer beards. However with devices built for jobs like these, such as the Norelco 7200, things just got a whole lot easier.

  • Battery Life

Powered by a state of the art lithium Ion battery, the Norelco 7200 promises and impressive run time of up to 80 whole minutes. The whole charging process completes in just about an hour and any device that gives you more output than its charge time is a winner for us! The next best thing about the battery, is the handy indicator that turns orange when it needs a charge and is white when fully charged. Super convenient in case you forgot.

  • Cutting Performance

Now this part is the real deal. Say goodbye to those pesky long hair that are flat lying or growing in from different directions because the 7200 has a unique lift and trim technology that raises up hair and cuts them without a problem. The angling of the blades which are also self-sharpening ensures that they are perfectly placed to cut hair efficiently and right where needed so that the machine will only pass through an area once. This eliminates the chances of any tugging or irritation of the skin.

Furthermore the double sharpened blades encourage faster trimming so you can get done with this task quickly and without any unwanted cuts.

  • Maintenance

Waterproof and washable, the 7200 prompts for a quick cleaning operation. Simply chuck out the cut-up hair in the specialized chamber run through a running tap. The handy brush helps you gather any remaining hair left in the end.

Why we like it:

  • Superior cutting
  • Easy to Clean
  • Great Battery

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Wahl’s 9818 Lithium Ion+:

If you’re looking for a good beard trimmer and more importantly a solid investment for the future of your beard, then this product from Wahl’s takes the cake. Every time. It features a powerful Lithium ion battery, offers you 13 specific cutting lengths and has state of the art carbon coated steel blades.

Let’s move on to the features.

  • Powerful Performance

You get everything you expect from a high quality Wahl’s lithium ion battery. Long lasting and unparalleled performance, a great battery life and high durability. It beats your more traditional batteries in terms of its cutting power any day of the week. From the first moment you turn that bad boy on, you will feel the force of the vibrations and experience the difference. As far as trimmers go, this one’s the real deal.

Providing uninterrupted excellent for 4 hours of trimming bliss till the battery gives out, the 9818 is no kid’s toy. Cordless, convenient and more than capable, this device has got your back, or should I say beard?

  • Multiple accessories included

Who doesn’t love a gadget that comes with extras? The 9818 comes with12 guide combs, a detailing trimmer, a T blade, an ear/nose trimmer, a charging cord, 4 detachable heads, a cleaning brush, a travelling case, a beard comb and blade oil.

  • Carbon coated steel blades

A product is as good as the tools it carries and this one carries high performance and precision carbon coated steel blades that not only reduce the chances of you getting nicked but also carry out their job like absolute pros.

Why we like it:

  • Solid Investment
  • Carbon steel blades
  • 4 Hours of Battery

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Panasonic Beard Trimmer ER SB40 K:

Panasonic products are usually made for life long service and care because that’s the Panasonic promise; Reliability and Efficiency. From winning awards all over the place to winning our hearts time and time again, this thing of beauty is dubbed as one of the best trimmers for beard ever made! Why is it so popular despite its outrageous price label?

Let’s find out why.

  • Ergonomics

Sleek and strong, the SB40 K is fully equipped with a rubber handle that allows for a comfortable and ergonomic design meaning the user can hold it for extended periods of time without having to worry about any serious strain. The rubber handle also provides great grip that is necessary especially during wet use.

  • Adjustment settings

It features an impressive 19 adjustment settings and together with its powerful patented trimming motor, it allows you to work at an astounding 9800 cuts per minute. It is advised however, that for newbies who lack the proper experience to handle the device with care as it might be too powerful for your own good at first. Practise makes perfect after all.

  • Waterproof Wash

Don’t even worry about having to spend hours getting all the hairy bits out towards the end because all you have to do is pop open the hood and let the water do the work for you. However, as common as this feature may be, its capability to allow water to flow and simultaneously drain out makes for a very smooth process.

  • Powerful Battery

This device will allow you usage up to an hour and it takes an hour so we’re not too disappointed by the performance. Most others take more than an hour but give back less than they should.

Why we like it:

  • Great Battery
  • Waterproof
  • Comfortable to use
  • 19 settings

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Philips Norelco Multigroom 5100:

Moving on to the next one, we have the Phillips Norelco 5100 which has multigroom features as it tackled more areas than one. Already included in this deal, we have a full grooming kit with a hair clipping comb, a mini foil shaver, stubble and beard hair combs and a detail trimmer not to mention the turbo powered device itself.

  • Comfort Grip

Since this is a device specifically for longer hair management, it deals with the problem superbly as there is next to no tugging of hair and therefore no irritation or burns as a result. Choose the setting that you desire and an auto lock will ensure the settings stay constant till you change them again. Be sure to stop before you change settings mid-way as it might promote pulling of your hair.

  • Precision Blades

The 5100 offers around 18 of the best quality precision comes with eighteen accurate attachments which come between lengths of 1 to 18 mm. The longer the hair, the better for this device as it trims to perfection. Any fly- aways or unruly hair will be met with the absolute right amount of force. Apart from grooming out the sides and lengths of your beard, the nose and ear trimmer will clean out these tricky and hard to reach places with ease.

The detail foil shaver which is one of the 18 attachments deals with the hair in the most sensitive areas which are your neck and chin. The contours of the neck and chin are the most dangerous and invite potential cuts but with the specialized comb that cuts lengths ranging from 3 to 20 mm, this is no problem.

  • A Good Warranty

Look we know the struggle of buying an over hyped product only to find out it wasn’t the item of your dreams. For whatever reason, the product and you might not always gel together well and you should be allowed to take it for a test drive before you pull out the wallet. That is precisely why the 2 year warranty with this device leaves us impressed. With 2 years of potential mishaps, you can bet the company has faith in their products. This also gives you the idea that the brand has your best intentions at heart. Although we doubt you’ll be returning this product, we’re impressed by the leap of faith.

Why we like it:

  • Warranty of 2 years
  • No tugging or pulling
  • High quality blades

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Panasonic ER GB40 S:

We are back again with another wonderful product from Panasonic. What can we say? We love the brand because it consistently delivers the best of the best. We will be going over features such as comfortable designing, setting options, Wet and dry duality and special angled blades in this review.

So let’s get to it!

  • Adjustable Settings

Who doesn’t love customization based products? We know we do! With 19 adjustment settings, the GB40 S makes trimming a no nonsense experience that leaves your mane looking like it has just been to a professional and back without spending the weekly money needed to go to a barber.

  • Ergonomics

This Panasonic trimmer was made with ergonomics and comfort in mind. The device comes with an easy grip handle that has specialized depressions to make your job easier. So no matter which settings you use it at, it won’t slip out of your hand. Talking about further comfort and ease, the blades are made from hypoallergenic stainless steel and will not cause any irritation or redness.

  • Dual Functionality

Use it wet, at the sink, in the shower, with your favourite foaming gel or cream and don’t worry about the mess because cleaning this waterproof device is a walk in the park as it has an open drainer that allows water to run past the device cleaning it thoroughly. Cleaning an electronic device has never been easier or more convenient. It’s better to let the device air dry once you are done washing and sanitizing it.


Talking about a dual action model, the trimmer is just as great at tackling a dry shave for when you need a quick fix and have no water or forma available. The issue with most dry shaves is irritation from unnecessary pulling or tugging of hair caused by friction. But that’s not the issue here since this device was made for both wet and dry use. Use it on the go and get the perfect treatment every time.

  • Angled Blades

When using a trimmer, you soon realise that you’re exposing your skin to repeated exposure from blades which can cause sensitivity issues. However with angled blades at 45 degrees, not only are the blades supper fast at their job but also run over the same area just once. It also has the best record when tackling long and flat lying hair.

Why we like it:

  • Angled Precision
  • Multiple Settings
  • Ergonomic Design
  • Wet and Dry Option

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Wahl 9864:

We are at the end of our list for today and we’re signing off with another one of Wahl’s superior quality devices. The 9864 comes with a user manual, 8 hair combing guides, a charging cable, 4 beard guides, and a lithium Ion battery.

Let’s take a look at the features shall we?


What good is the most powerful of motors or the sharpest of carbon coated blades if the machine’s design will cause significant strain to your hands especially if used for longer periods of time? One of the most popular solutions to this problem of ergonomics is rubber grip technology on the handles or on the sides of any device that let you make a powerful grip but also make it comfortable to the touch. After all who likes the feel of plastic after a while?

  • Steel stand

This isn’t a feature we see quite often and when we do, we applaud its addition. Especially without any extra costs. Leaving your trimmer lying around horizontally will damage the blades and even the button. The stand is made of stainless steel of superior quality allowing you to leave your machine in good hands. The stand is a good way of ensuring that your device is maintained for a long use.

  • T Blade

It comes with a T-blade which is a renowned high-performance blade capable of intricate and detailed trims. This is the blade that makes any shaver complete and worth buying.

  • 8 hair guides, 4 beard guides

The 9864 comes fully equipped with all the guiding combs you will possibly need to make your daily or weekly task a super-fast, efficient and customized one. It comes with 8 hair length guides and 4 beard guides that allow you the freedom to decide what length to get to each time.

  • Rotary Trimmer

Say what you want about rotary trimmers. They’re still the best traditional powerhouses for the job. This is a nifty side feature that allows the user to get at impossible to reach places like the nose and ears without the fear of cuts and nicking yourself in the process. It works by minimizing strong vibrations and thus making the job super effortless.

Why we like it:

  • Ergonomics
  • Accessories
  • Rotary Trimmer
  • Steel Stand

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