Why do you need a stubble trimmer?
Growing a neat, well-looking beard can be a challenge in itself. You have to let it grow, trim it down, keep any stray hairs at bay, and find the length that really matches your facial type. Growing and maintaining stubble at an appropriate length, in some ways, is an art form. As any artist will tell you, the tools are an important part of the craft.
The primary reason you’ll need a stubble trimmer is to establish the length of stubble that appropriately fits your face shape and type and, once it’s established, the trimmer will allow you to maintain that length. Most trimmers come with multiple hair length settings for this purpose and will make it easy for you to look and feel your best. But there are certain features you should look for specifically when making your purchase.
Features to consider before you buy a stubble trimmer
The following features are those that we have considered when selecting and reviewing the above stubble trimmers. The power supply, battery life, charge time, operational conditions, and the size of your selected trimmer are all important factors to consider before committing to a purchase.
There are primarily two types of stubble trimmer that you’ll come across while shopping: corded and cordless.
Corded stubble trimmers have the benefit of being the more powerful trimmer type.
Because it doesn’t rely on a battery that may lose charge over time, corded trimmers will work consistently at the same power and speed.
Cordless trimmers, on the other hand, tend to be the more convenient of the two types. This is because there’s no need to worry about wrapping up a cord to be neatly packed away for travel uses. Additionally, you can use a cordless trimmer virtually anywhere without having to be tied down by a wire.
The battery life of your trimmer is highly-important, but probably not for the reasons you’re thinking. It’s true that you likely won’t be spending the full length of the battery’s life shaving, trimming, or touching up your beard, since most will run constantly for about an hour or more.
But, if you decide to travel, you can charge your trimmer before packing it and avoid having to pack the entire charger block and wire, saving you a decent amount of space in your travel bag. If you travel often, this is an important thing to consider. But even if you don’t travel much, do you really want to have to sit by while your trimmer fully charges itself every time you want to use it? Probably not.
The charge time is primarily a deciding factor on cordless beard trimmers, as the corded ones are ready to work the moment, they’re plugged into a power supply.
So, when you decide if you’d prefer a cordless trimmer, you must check the battery’s charge and runtime. If you have a regular, consistent self-care routine that involves your trimming or shaving, then it’s possible to care less about the time it takes to charge your trimmer, as you’re probably the type that prepares the night before.
Many people are not that organized, however. These people might want a trimmer that charges quickly if they wake up late for work or a meeting. Some trimmers can charge enough in only a few minutes to get you through what trimming and shaving you need to do, and these types may be perfect for your needs.
Some people prefer to get all of their shaving-related personal grooming done in the shower, and that’s perfectly okay! But you will have to make sure that your trimmer is waterproof, or you’re going to have a remarkably bad time, and more than likely will have to replace your entire trimmer.
Waterproof or water-resistant trimmers are excellent for use in both wet and dry conditions, so whether you want to shave in the shower or above the sink is then just a matter of preference or convenience.
The size of your trimmer directly affects your ability to maneuver it easily and accurately. The smaller the trimmer, the easier it will be to direct across your face while you’re perfecting your look. You don’t want one that’s too light in the weight department, as you want to be able to feel what you’re doing with the trimmer, so keep that in mind.
But that doesn’t mean to go for the heaviest or bulkiest model, either. Especially if you travel a lot, as smaller models will fit better in whatever bags you’ve packed for your trip. Additionally, trimmers that are too big may be difficult to keep a hold of or may cause hand fatigue more quickly, even if you aren’t planning on operating the trimmer for long.