Philips Norelco - Multigroom 5000 Trimmer - Black/Silver

Shape your beard or clip your hair with this versatile Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 5000 trimmer. Equipped with DualCut technology, this unit incorporates twice as many blades for a more efficient cutting experience. Use this Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 5000 trimmer for up to three straight hours before recharging the unit's powerful lithium-ion battery.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Philips Norelco Multigroom 5000 multipurpose trimmer
  • Metal trimmer, detail metal trimmer, nose and ear trimmer, extra-wide hair trimmer
  • 6 hair trimming guards
  • 3 beard trimming guards
  • 2 stubble trimming guards
  • 2 body trimming guards
  • Storage bag
  • Cleaning brush

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (115 out of 119)

Features


All-in-one trimmer

For your face, head, and body styling: 18 pieces for all your trimming needs.

Delivers maximum torque and power

The trimmer includes a full-metal motor and drive train that's been reinforced with tempered steel.

Maximum precision with DualCut technology

Includes 2x more self-sharpening blades that remain sharp after 3 years of use.

Unique cutting guards

Reinforced with ultra-strong fiberglass material to prevent bending and buckling, ensuring an even trim every time.

Lithium battery

Delivers up to 3 hours of cordless run time. Use while plugged in for continuous use.


Customer rating

4.6
97%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Trimmer: Powerful, Lightweight and Lots

    Posted
    JimC
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    There are a number of hair and beard trimmers on the market but quality and durability vary quite a bit among the alternatives. Norelco has always been known for top quality, long-lived shavers and the Multigroom 5000 is a worthy addition to that family. The Multigroom 5000 comes with a very sleek and attractive rechargeable power unit which weighs about 6 ounces and is about 10 inches long. It has a non-slip rubberized body with silver accents and a simple on/off button. It will also run directly with a power cord if completely discharged. There are four cutting attachments: extra wide, normal, precision (very narrow) and nose/ear trimmer. All have self-sharpening, dual-cut stainless steel blades. To trim and shape hair there are 13 unbreakable plastic guards which snap over the cutters. These are color-coded and have the remaining hair length noted on them. There are six black guards for hair trimming: 4 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 16 mm and a pair (left and right) of guides for fading hair from 4 to 9 mm. There are three dark grey beard guards: 3 mm, 5 mm and 7 mm. There are two light grey stubble guards: 1 mm and 2 mm. There are two green body hair guards: 3 mm and 5 mm. In addition to these items the box includes a one page instruction sheet, the power charger, a cleaning brush and a drawstring storage pouch. The box says it is an 18 piece set but there are actually 21 pieces. Bonus!! After a brief charging period I put the trimmer to the test on my hair, beard, stubble, body hair and (ugh!) nose hairs. In each case the trimmer worked smoothly and did a great job on the target hair. I’m not a beard and stubble guy normally but I hadn’t shaved for a few days and the stubble guard would let me keep a measured length (if I wanted that look.) I tried the hair trimmer (with the help of a friend) on the hair at the back of my head at the neckline and it looked pretty good (for a first time would-be barber!) I used the beard trimmer guards on my sideburns and they were shaped quickly and well. Finally – the real test: Is this a good nose hair trimmer? Yes – way better at that nasty task than those cheap battery-powered devices you find at discount stores. The Norelco Multigroomer is worth the full price just for its ability to keep you looking good when someone stares up into your nostrils! All attachments are cleaned by rinsing under running water. But the power unit itself is not water resistant, so no trimming in the shower! That is a minor issue and there is also no charging indicator to tell you when the unit is fully charged. It would also be nice to have a plasticized card which identifies the use of each guard. But overall the trimmer feels solid in your hand, works great, charges quickly, holds enough power to run far longer (3 hours!) than you would ever use it at one sitting (unless you decide to set up a full-time barber shop in your home!) and has a ton of accessories to guarantee that your trimming will go well. Despite a few very minor quibbles, the Philips Norelco Multigroom 5000 has most of the features you might look for in a hair/beard trimmer, very few drawbacks and is priced very well. Just the Norelco name alone gives you the confidence that you made a great choice and the device lives up to that reputation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fast Charging Entry Level Trimmer

    Posted
    Trobadour
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    The Philips Norelco Multigroom 5000 Trimmer comes well priced for an entry level electric trimmer and removes many of the intricacies of a pricier model. To begin with, the trimmer doesn’t come pre-charged, but on the box it said that a 5 minute charge would suffice for one trim. I plugged it in and set a timer for 5 minutes to test the truth of this. Sure enough, the power was sufficient enough for me to have it on for a full 10 minutes. This trimmer doesn’t have the option to adjust the height of the plastic length add on. Instead, it comes with various heads with pre-selected sizes. Though this is good for someone who want to ease into this type of trimming, it seems a bit overwhelming at first. However, if you start testing them from the largest available size to the smallest, you can gauge how much of length from your beard you will shave off. Since I only wanted to trim my beard slightly, I chose the 12mm option and began. Out of the box, I needed to change blades for the wider add ons. It’s not difficult to change blades, you just have to push it upwards with your thumb with a little force and it will pop out. I installed the new blade and the 12mm add on. The tirm turned out nicer than I expected. I then removed the add-on and tested the blades without add ons to see how close of a shave I could get around my beard and cheek areas. It won’t give you a clean shave, but it will trim down enough to go to work with a clean look. With the same charge, I switched out the blade and installed the nose trimmer. The nose trimmer worked as expected and I wasn’t disappointed. I give this product 3 out of 5 stars, as changing the blades will be necessary if you have multiple grooming needs and it can become cumbersome. The pouch it comes with to store everything is very plain and just has everything piled up into one place. It’s not a bad trimmer, but a great entry level one. This is a perfect trimmer to have in a travel suitcase on the ready or for college students with limited space for storage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Hair & Nose Trimmer (I dont have a beard)

    Posted
    Indiaj0nes
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    What's the content in the box -------------------------------------- 1. Has a Precision Trimmer (Not sure what to do with this one) 2. Body Hair trimmer (worth it) 3. Extra Wide Hair Trimmer (Not for me, cuts too short) 4. Nose and Ear trimmer ( Have both types sticking out, love this ) 5. Hair Gaurds (I use them on my son) 6. The Trimmer How's the Usage & Charging -------------------------------------- Charges pretty quickly to provide upto 3 hours of trimming. Unfortunately it does not tell me the charge remaining, so i get to know only when its exhausted Nose and Ear Hair ------------------------- I love this attachment, rather than buying a separate Nose/Ear hair trimmer for 10$ this is a good bang for buck and it clears the hair from both nose and ear very well , does a good job here Hair Trimmer ------------------ I cut my son's hair and i dont want to pay like 15$ every 15 days to cut my son's hair. I do have a Wahl Corded one which i use. Now, the disadvantage with that one is that the blade is kind of wide and for my son's head, it is way too wide. This one is not that wide and works much better with my son who keeps moving his head everytime i want to cut his hair. The small handle and the blade width helps me navigate through his head with good amount of precision. I also dont need a another for trimming the side burns and back of head. works good for him. I never tried on my head and i dont think i will , it requires a professional cut ;) Cleaning ----------- Love this functionality. My Wahl is kind of messy, i cannot wash it and it is oily, it sticks on to hair. Now, with the Philips, you can clean with water Awsome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Feels great

    Posted
    Maclemoor
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    This trimmer looks good. I’m a female who cuts hair on the side. My hands are large but this trailer has a good grip. There are a lot of attachments. I only use about three or four of them. They come disconnected off of the trimmer really easily and can be cleaned just as easy. I wish the bag that came with it was a little more sturdy or maybe even leather. The tie string sucks a zipper would be better. The trimmer is not too loud or too heavy. Other trimmers have a super speed this one does not. This is not a close shave trimmer but it cleans up most areas pretty well. Don’t expect barbershop quality. Straight out of the box it does not have a charge so plug it in as soon as you get it. The charge will last a few days but I suggest plugging it in after each use. When you’re ready to use it you don’t have time to charge it. And you don’t want a slow battery trimmer on certain areas of your face. My husband hates the nose and ear trimmer I don’t think it works as well as really tiny scissors. Again this is a good razor and it does the basic and maybe a little bit more but again don’t expect Barber quality from this razor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great clipper for the price

    Posted
    MacUser
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    This is overall the third clipper and second Phillips' that I've owned so far. And I must say it hasn't disappointed me. The only thing that I wished was it had an adjuster within itself rather than different trimming guards but I think that actually defeats the purpose of having this clipper. The 5000 series is way more powerful, taking fewer passes to get the job done. I'm also more precise with this than other trimmers I've used. I don't know if it's the design, the awesome grip, the angle of the blade, or something else - but I'm certainly better with this one. The multitude of cutter heads and depth guides is a big plus for this unit. Not only do they give you versatility, but suitability as well. Sometimes these things get dropped, and if you are unlucky they land on the cutter end and the guide and/or cutter head gets broken. At least this one might still carry on serving some useful purpose after such an event. Also, I remember having a trimmer with an adjustable guide at some point over the years. I dumped it quickly because there was a real danger of the guide shifting adjustment -- towards the shorter end of things -- in mid stroke. The attachments are easy to clip on and remove, but fit snugly with no wiggle when in use. I do wish the length range had another option or two on the long end, but I expect I'll be able to find more attachments elsewhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What is there to say, it’s a Norelco.

    Posted
    RonH
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    I’ve tried many trimmers and always go back to Norelco. The motor is strong and the blades are sharp, cutting through my beard and hair like a hot knife through butter. There is a nice selection of guards that snap on the blades rather than one adjustable guard. This is not a problem for me as I generally use one length and put the rest in the bag. The Multigroom 5000 also comes with an additional wider blade for cutting hair, a precision blade which is about a half inch wide for detail trimming and a round blade for trimming ear and nose hair. The trimmer is rechargeable and says a full charge will provide about 3 hours of run time. The first charge is still going strong with over a week of daily beard trimming. You can also use it with the cord which is a really nice feature should you forget to charge it. Speaking of charging, my only complaint about this trimmer is there is no charging indicator. You simply plug it in for an hour and it’s supposed to be good to go. Watch out when you open the package, most of the guards are packaged under the tray and will fall to the floor if you just slide it out. Pros: 3 hour run time on a one hour charge Corded use when needed Sharp blades & strong motor 4-year warranty Price/value Cons: No charging indicator Lots of pieces. Packaging I highly recommend this trimmer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good all-around trimmer package

    Posted
    YourMainDude
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    The Multigroom 5000 Trimmer is the complete package. With a full compliment of attachments, including both wide & narrow guide heads, this trimmer system should satisfy most consumers. I particularly liked the addition of the nose, ear and fine tuning precision attachments. There are a total of 18 attachments and the kit also comes with a handy pouch to store them together. I also like the the fact that is unit is Lithium-ion based. This usually translates into a product out lasting the older battery tech. Haven't had the unit long enough to validate if the run time lives up to the 3 hour rating, but it does charge quickly and operates on the cord. The rubber grip is expansive and makes the unit easy to work with. No slippery surfaces. And the dual cutting blades that self sharpen is another ingenious design facet. I personally prefer the trimmer systems have the dial adjustable length control but considering all the additional functionality built into this product, the versatility is pretty much incomparable to that type of product. This trimmer system is an outstanding value when on sale. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great, lots of pieces.

    Posted
    RandallFlagg
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    I opened up the Multigroom trimmer and immediately something plastic hit the floor. This unit has a bunch of trim guards as well as 3 trimmer blades. I has the normal one that's installed on the unit, a wider blade for larger areas and a precision blade that's nice and small. After the overload of pieces, the one thing I don't like is that there isn't a led light that signals when it's charged. That said, the manual states a 5 minute charge is usually sufficient for a single face grooming. I just like fully charging batteries before I drain them. Otherwise, this is a great little trimmer. There's the round nose attachment that I prefer over the flat ones. It does take a second to figure out how to switch blades, the illustration in the manual leaves much to be desired. If you place your thumb on the back of the blade and your index finger under the cutting blade surface, lift up with your index finger and it takes a bit of effort, but it pops off so you can interchange the 3 blades. If you're looking for something to clean up around the ears and nose, trim your mustache, beard or those mad scientist eyebrows, this is your tool.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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