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Philips Norelco - 5100 Beard Trimmer - Silver-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 243 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all-around Trimmer

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    Tuna
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    This review is coming from an individual who has been using the Norelco G370 before. I absolutely loved the G370. The versatility of that trimmer is nothing short of amazing. It had many attachments - adjustable lengths, nose trimmer, close shave trimmer, fine head, regular head, and I believe I'm missing one, but oh well. All you have to know that it was my favorite trimmer. The biggest downside was the charging time, and the discharge time. It needed 10 HOURS, to charge for 30 minutes of use. Needless to say, it wasn't always there for me. Here comes the Norelco 5100. Right off the bat, what really caught my eye on this product was the 5 YEAR WARRANTY. Yes, you heard that right. It's completely optional, as you have to register for the 5 year warranty. I believe if you don't sign up for it, you get a standard of 2 years. Anyways, back to the actual trimmer. It's much bigger than the G370. However, it has a nice heft, and shape to it. It comes with a regular buzzer, and 3 attachments. One being a very short beard setting, medium beard, and long beard, though there's very little difference between medium and long. It has a knob in the middle that rotates, and each rotation determines what offset the blade is from the attachment. It ranges from 0.4mm to 13mm, with 0.4-7mm going in 0.2 mm increments, then after that it's 1mm. It gives you a decent gap between lengths. The unit itself is actually completely waterproof. You can wash this thing right after you use it to clean it all off. I don't actually turn it on while it's wet or under water, because i still don't want to risk it, but know that i've washed it every time i trimmed myself. This thing also works on hair, too. I've use the medium beard attachment and adjusted with the knob to the setting i like, and start cutting. It cuts really well, for both hair and beard. The battery life on this thing is amazing. 1 hour of charge yields 70 minutes of usage. This is lightyears ahead compared to the G370's 10 hour charge for 30 minutes of use. Overall, I would recommend this unit to anyone who is considering it. Hope this review was helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost a 5 Star Beard trimmer

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    ADP3
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    This beard trimmer works extremely well, I just feel it is a bulky, hard to reach right under the nose and a little hard to clean. For the past 10yrs I had been buying a cheaper model Norelco for $20 and all of the issues i have with this model didn’t exist. I would have purchased the same cheaper model, but it’s no longer in production. Overall I am satisfied with this beard trimmer and the more I use it, the more I am getting used to the bulkiness.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Very Good Trimmer

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    SDavidD
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    I needed to replace my old beard trimmer and the waterproof aspect of this one is what ultimately sold me on it. Clean up is so much easier when you can just run it under the faucet. My only gripe is the length-adjustment: it has a click wheel that you rotate, which makes it easy for bits of hair to get stuck in there. Also you have to turn it all the way down to the lowest level to make sure the length is right every time you swap out the top piece (or take it out to clean). It's not perfect, but it's a solid trimmer with a lot of great features for a good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cutter with an ingenious design

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    Junior
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    Honestly, this is my second Norelco trimmer and it never fails. I purchased my first one about 5 years back and the only reason I upgraded is because I lost my charger lol. I also purchased a new one because they are so modestly priced. The fact that it's water resistant make this even better. I use this to buzz cut my hair and it works great in the shower. The dial system to adjust the length is the best thing about this. It's a sturdy metal knob that adjusts the length of the blade, giving you an even trim with each glide. Will definitely recommend to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Weekly use

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    Ktegeler
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    I use this maybe once a week for my beard and head, but I have only charged it once so far and it seems to be maintaining the power level. I've only used about a month and a half so far but I do like how close it shaves my head. My wife like a little stubble, but it's still pretty close. it recommends not charging it frequently as it will shorten the life of the battery, so I guess I won't charge it until I notice a change in power. Like the different trimmer accessories so I can trim the beard to the shortness I want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad but not perfect

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    Basebllplr
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    The trimmer does a pretty good job of trimming beard hair. You do need to go over each spot on your face multiple times to make sure all the hairs get trimmed to the same length. The beard trimmer attachment, even at the longest setting, trims hair kind of short. If you're looking to trim and keep a longer beard you need to use the haircut attachment. Overall for the price this is a pretty solid investment as I liked the ability to rinse out the trimmer with water.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good trimmer

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    Chaff
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    Bought this for my millennial son who has shaved his head and grown a full, bushy beard. He needed a new trimmer for the beard and he has found it to be the perfect balance between trimming ability and size/weight. He uses it once a week to keep things tidy between his visits to the barbershop. There are not too many overly complicated attachments- just the basics for trimming. Good value for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid trimmer

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    KeeloJones
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    I do d a pile of research and this one was on the short list. Despite how many bearded hipsters there are these days, you’d think there’d be more options but they likely trim with fancy scissors or something. Anyway, I’ve only used it for about a month so cannot say much for longevity but so far, so good. Sharp blades, trims smoothly and the attachments are decent. I do find it a tad bulky but only compared to my last trimmer. No major complaints and reasonably priced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very effective beard trimmer

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    BobNY
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    This beard trimmer is outstanding. It trims to an extremely close level, if desired. It is the first beard trimmer that trims effectively under the nose. It is very easy to use and clean. I just run it under water when finished. Be careful if you don't want to trim your beard too close. The lowest setting will trim your beard down to a one day growth. Overall, I love this beard trimmer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for beards, ok for haircuts

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    Adam
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    The blade on this shaves very smoothly and doesn't catch hair or skin. It's really nice. As someone who shaves a lot, it has been a godsend. As for using it to trim your hair, it may not be as good. Even while using the largest guard with the shortest setting, I found that it it still somehow cut my hair fairly short. If you're looking for a good razor to shave your face or body with, this one is great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    does the trick!!!

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    izzy
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    Brio Beardscape?? Norelco 5100? Brio Beardscape?? Norelco 5100? Brio Beardscape?? Norelco 5100? I couldn't decide. Brio looks like an up and comer...but Norelco I've known since i was a kid. Always met my needs...and more. And Dad was a Norelco guy too. So, ordered them both. Norelco won it hands down for control, precision of the cut and ease of use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fills the bill but is a bit large for fine work

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    Mef46
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    Nice heavy duty feel and I only need to use one of three guards for keeping my goatee short. Just need to remove the one guard to trim upper lip but it's a bit tricky since the blade is too wide for detailed work. It's easy to clean by just removing the guard and shaking away the cut hair or using the cleaning brush.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great trimmer for overall grooming

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    Lois2720
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    Purchased this trimmer after researching it online. Needed to replace another one we had that could handle overall trimming like beard, mustache, hair and light shaving needs. Comes with lots of attachments and settings so you can adjust to whatever length you want. It's worked really well so far to trim the beard and mustache easily and without pulling or getting caught. Overall a nice trimmer for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade

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    WiFiWill
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    This is a great beard and hair trimmer. It comes with a few different color coded comb lengths to help you achieve anything from the hipster stubble to a rugged woodsman look. It's even water resistant to aid in clean up. Probably the best feature is running while plugged into the wall. It doesn't run and charge at the same time, but it saves you from a half-done trim job. No one wants that. You do want this however.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great trimmer for a close cut

    Posted
    JeffK
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    This beard trimmer is much better than other trimmers including some made by Philips Norelco. I like a very close trim and this product gives you what you want and even more. I enjoy this trimmer so much I bought a second one to keep at my other home instead of carrying one back and forth. I highly recommend getting one for anyone looking for an easy trimmer offering a range of lengths including very close.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Trimmer!!!

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    Nitmok
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    I have had several beard trimmers over the years. I had basically decided they all don't work well, and that it's "what you get". However, this trimmer surpassed my expectations. It does an incredible job isolating rogue hairs and cutting them down to size. It's height is extremely customizable. The guard can be removed and the bare blade nearly replaces my wet razor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid feel; confusing directions

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    TechConsumer
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    I am new to having a beard so it was difficult to pick a shaver out. I went with this one as being not too cheap or too expensive, with good reviews. I had to go on-line to get directions that kind of make sense. The paperwork that came with the item is very flimsy and hard to read. I wish the unit came with more attachments. Cheaper ones did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great beard trimmer for many lengths!

    Posted
    Carmen
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    This Norelco beard trimmer has a sleek design and is very user friendly. It is easy to set the length of beard you want to achieve with the turn dial. I recommend this product to anyone looking for a quality beard trimmer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good trimmer, but slightly over priced.

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    MikeZ
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    This trimmer is great for someone that wants to get a 5 o’clock shadow, or if they prefer a short to medium sized beard. It’s nice that the head is washable. Too bad it’s not totally waterproof. It has to be cleaned almost after every use. It should be about 10.00 cheaper though.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality trimmer for the price!

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    Phil
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    I have owned many trimmers by pretty much all the major brands and this is by far the best. The battery last a long time without needing a charge and is very powerful. Wish it came with a few more attachments but not a deal breaker. This trimmer is well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend