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Reviews: Bevel Trimmer

For many men, especially those who take pride in their facial hair, finding the right trimmer or shaver is something they are willing to take pride in. Some men spend hundreds of dollars a year on beard care; and depending on your hair type, sometimes it takes a little extra work to find the appropriate hair shaver. The Bevel Trimmer is a relatively new competitor in the world of trimmers, shavers, and razors, and many may wonder how it holds up to other trimmers from household names like Andis, Remington, or Philips. We’ve compared to trimmers from those brands to see how it holds up.

What Is a Bevel Trimmer?

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The Bevel Trimmer, made by start-up company Walker & Co., is the brainchild of former Silicon Valley employee Tristan Walker. The trimmer is made available both for professional barber use and home use. It was GQ Magazine’s “Best in Grooming for 2016” and was endorsed by rap legend Nas. The Bevel Trimmer also has plenty of products and accessories to go along with the premium trimmer.

Product Specs

The Bevel Trimmer was made with African-American hair in mind, utilizing a high-powered, forceful trimmer to cut through the thicker hair type. The blade is also designed for super short hairstyles and uses a longer trimmer head for a more accurate trim along the scalp or face. The battery is capable of 5 hours of trim time, but it can be used corded to conserve energy. It can only be used dry, but the blade is very easy to clean. It has cooling technology to keep the trimmer from overheating; a feature that not too many trimmers possess, giving the Bevel an edge over the competition.

How It Compares

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 We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare.


Bevel Beard Trimmer, Beard Care for Men, Cordless, Rechargeable,...
  • Quick adjustments. No screwdrivers needed, simply adjust sharpness using the Bevel Dial
  • Consistent Power, with or without a cord. Item weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Blades repel dirt, oil and build-up to help prevent irritation

The Bevel Trimmer makes no attempt to cater to budget consumers. It is a high quality trimmer for men who take their beard game seriously. This is for those who view their trimmer as an investment in themselves.

Ease of Use

Performance

Design Quality

Warranty

Cool to the touch, easy to grip, and with blades that naturally repel debris, the Bevel is very user friendly. Storage can be a little tricky, but that’s really a nitpick. The trimmer has 360 degree non-slip handling, which makes controlling the Bevel Trimmer very easy for any user.

Powerful enough to provide consistent performance over a variety of hair types, this trimmer has the battery life to do it for as long as needed. Just don’t get it wet. African-American users will appreciate the Bevel Trimmer’s ability to function on their hair texture, which tends to be harder, thicker, and coarser than other hair types. The trimmer also provides zero-gap adjustment.

This is a sleek, clean-looking trimmer that is aesthetically pleasing. The curved design with beveled sides equals an easy to hold trimmer, and the longer than usual trimmer head provides an accurate trim. The creator is a former Silicon Valley employee, and it shows.

A 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee is available on the off chance this trimmer doesn’t fit your standards. This is all the warranty given, so definitely make sure this is the trimmer for you as quickly as possible.

Pros

  • Cool to the touch
  • Great for all hair types
  • Long battery life
  • Easy to hold
  • Very accurate shave

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • Can only be used dry
  • Noisy

Andis Professional T-Outliner Beard/Hair Trimmer with T-Blade, Gray,...
  • The professional standard for all-around outlining, dry-shaving and fading
  • Perfect for all-around outlining, dry-shaving and fading
  • Equipped with close-cutting carbon-steel T-blade that can be zero-gapped

This is a corded trimmer used by salons, and it is capable of delivering a close shave, free of bumps and tags. The T-Outliner can also be adjusted for more personalized trims. It has a magnetic motor that’s fast but quiet and carbon-steel blades that are up to industry standards. Its 8-foot cord has a hangar loop for storage.

This runs a lot quieter than the Bevel and is a lot cheaper, but it isn’t as travel ready and can’t match the Bevel in its strong areas like power, and isn’t as easy to clean. The silver lining is that the T-Outliner is very durable and can go a long time with minimal maintenance; and Andis is a bit of a brand name in the trimmer world.

Compared to the Bevel, it’s easy on the budget, costing well. This automatically makes consumers a little more forgiving of flaws.

Ease of Use

Performance

Design Quality

Warranty

Very easy to use, as far as actual operation goes, and will stay that way for a while: but debris can accumulate. It is a corded trimmer, so compared to the Bevel Trimmer, it isn’t as portable, limiting the situations and environments it may be useful in.

This performs almost flawlessly, performing close shaves with minimal chance of the blade nicking the user in the process. The bright side of it being a corded trimmer is that, performance-wise, it’s highly efficient. An advantage it has over the Bevel is that it’s good to be used on a variety of hair lengths and styles, and is even able to take on animal grooming. It runs a lot quieter than the Bevel too.

This is a basic corded design: nothing special; nothing bad. Compared to the Bevel, it looks very plain and basic, and the design doesn’t lend itself to portability. The Andis T-Outliner is built for durability, so it can stand up to abuse. Dropping it a few times shouldn’t stop it from doing the job it’s needed to do.

A 12-month warranty is available for the T-Outliner, giving a year of protection for the discerning consumer. This is fairly standard for the industry.

Pros

  • Good for many hair lengths
  • Durable
  • Budget friendly
  • Runs quietly
  • Efficient

Cons

  • Not very portable
  • Hard to clean
  • Needs to be oiled regularly

Remington MB4045B The Beardsman: Beard Boss Full Beard Trimmer Kit,...
  • 120-minute runtime-the power of lithium delivers 120 minutes of high performance cordless cutting...
  • 3 length combs-full, tough, and under control, the xl-length trimming comb keeps your rugged beard...
  • Zoom wheel-just lock in and go, the zoom wheel quickly adjusts the position of the trimming combs,...

A relatively inexpensive but high quality trimmer from another brand name, Remington shavers have even become a slight symbol of masculinity. The MB4045B (a.k.a. “The Beard Boss”) has a single Titanium coated blade that is self-sharpening and self-oiling, and the trimmer has a quick-release function. Fully charged, the MB4045B can last for 4 hours and performs well, even on long beards. The downside is that the blade is slightly top heavy and can nick the user’s face if not careful. Design flaws aside, the Beard Boss is one of the more balanced trimmers available and a solid addition to any man’s grooming arsenal.

Like the Andis T-Outliner, the MB4045B is another trimmer that’s relatively easy on the pockets. For its capabilities, this is probably one of the best trimmers as far as dollar-for-dollar value goes.

Ease of Use

Performance

Design Quality

Warranty

The razor is top heavy and makes it very prone to nicking. To avoid that, users will have to make sure they hold the trimmer parallel to the face and shave from top to bottom. Compared to the Bevel Trimmer, the MB4045B requires true concentration to use. Still, the razor is lighter than most others in its class.

Since it keeps a 4 hour charge and is consistent across all beard lengths, the MB4045B isn’t half bad. The Titanium-coated blade is self-oiling and self-sharpening, but it isn’t waterproof. It has 18 trim settings and comes with 3 different styling combs, equipping it for changing hairstyles and fads.

Men who switch their beards up from time to time will find the Beard Boss able to keep up with them. Compared to the Bevel, it may not look as flashy or pack as much power, but it’s definitely more versatile considering the lower price tag. Good for longer beards.

The sleek design is solid, but as previously mentioned, the blade is top heavy, causing a nicking hazard. It’s a light trimmer that still packs a lot of power and torque for its size, and it has a very comfortable grip. It makes trimming and shaving with the MB4045B easy on the hands.

2-Year Limited Warranty. A longer warranty is expected by such a familiar name in grooming, especially compared to newer trimmers like the Bevel.

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Travel friendly
  • Long battery life
  • Light
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Top heavy
  • Easy to nick yourself
  • Not waterproof

Philips Norelco OneBlade Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver, FFP,...
  • The Philips Norelco OneBlade is a revolutionary electric grooming tool with technology designed for...
  • Replaceable OneBlade lasts up to 4 month (For best shaving experience. Based on 2 full shaves per...
  • Rechargeable OneBlade can trim, edge, and shave any length of hair.

The OneBlade Hybrid Electric Trimmer has a bidirectional blade that is fully water resistant. It’s capable of a close shave and holds up well for travel use. The hold is awkward, and it has a short charge, but when weighed against its strengths, the trimmer holds up; though maybe not as well as the Bevel Trimmer.

You can score this one at an affordable price, opening it up to a variety of budgets unlike the Bevel. An easily attainable shaver/razor. Philips Norelco is a well-known brand just like Andis and Remington, so their ability to make affordable razors that are still quality is definitely a great selling point.

Ease of Use

Performance

Design Quality

Warranty

Although the blade is bidirectional, the guards are not, and the grip is awkward. Still a precise cut; it just won’t feel like it. The fast motor makes it easy to cut through hair patches. The water resistance make the blade very easy to clean, and this is notable compared to the other trimmers like the Bevel and the MB4045B. It’s also does a good job following the contours of the face.

First, the negative: the OneBlade has a very short battery life compared to the Bevel, the T-Outliner, and the MB4045B. Hybrid Electric Trimmer it may be, it’s a jack of all trades, master of none. It can’t outshave a true shaver, nor can it get the close cut of a true razor.

Still, it cuts pretty close and has a respectable motor. Also, it’s fully water resistant, unlike the other trimmers on the list. Most other razors are not compatible with a wet environment. The head of the trimmer is fairly flexible and it comes with a lot of great comb attachments. This is a great and reliable travel shaver for the man on the go.

It isn’t the most flashy trimmer on the market, but it gets the job done. It is more durable than Philips themselves give it credit for, but it’s still an extremely plain trimmer.

A 45 day risk free trial and a 2-year warranty come with this shaver. The warranty is pretty solid.

Pros

  • Very inexpensive
  • Close, razor-like shave
  • Fully water resistant
  • Great warranty

Cons

  • Short battery life
  • Awkward grip
  • Not as effective at shaving than a dedicated electric shaver

Conclusion

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The Bevel Trimmer is a great trimmer. It’s high quality, it’s highly portable, it’s long lasting, and it’s great for all hair types. It even looks like it’s a great trimmer. If it were to be judged in a vacuum, it would get even higher praise. The fact is, however, that it is not being judged in a vacuum, and there are far too many other trimmers capable of comparable performance available for nearly a fifth of the price. There aren’t many people who could justify buying the Bevel over competitors like the T-Outliner or MB4045B.