However, just because you don’t have an unlimited budget, this doesn’t mean that you have to settle for a low quality beard and mustache trimmer.
There are some extremely budget friendly trimmers that can provide you with a professional looking trim for far less than you might imagine.
I went through tons of reviews to evaluate which trimmers were found to be good and at the same time low priced. Here is a quick look at their important features to make it convenient for you.
Beard Trimmers that Normally sell for under $20.00
College students, newly married men and other men on a very limited budget need a beard trimmer that will keep those wild hairs at bay, while being affordable. Here are some beard trimmers that are extremely popular with consumers for under $20.00.
Wahl 9918-6171 Groomsman Beard and Mustache Trimmer
The Wahl 9918-6171 Groomsman Beard and Mustache Trimmer may sell for a cheap price and lack some of the bells and whistles found on more expensive trimmers, but this trimmer certainly doesn’t lack in performance. Here are the features that users find extremely useful and helpful:
6 Position Beard Regulator With Memory Function
The 6 position beard regulator allows you to choose your beard length from between 1/2” to 1/8” by simply dialing it in while the memory function remembers your last setting so that you don’t need to constantly reset the length each time you want to trim your beard.
Users love this function and feel that it helps them to create a more professional looking trim. The only negative comment about this beard position regulator is that the attachments that come with it are actually quite cheap and break easily unless handled with extreme care.
However, considering the low price of this trimmer, users seem to understand Wahl’s need to cut a few corners.
Self-Sharpening Blades with Individually Ground Teeth
Users also like the self sharpening blades on this trimmer and find that they cut better and closer than blades on other more expensive trimmers, making them feel as though they have a high quality product at an extremely low price.
Corded and Cordless
Users also really like having the option to use this trimmer with or without the cord. Although most users are pleased with the Wahl 9918-6171 battery life, they like the corded option as well.
Overall users feel this trimmer has everything they need for a price they can afford.
Gillette Fusion Proglide 3-in-1 Men’s Body Groomer With Beard Trimmer
Another inexpensive, but incredibly handy beard trimming tool is the Gillette Fusion Proglide 3-in-1 men’s body groomer with beard trimmer.
This Proglide may be a small trimmer, but it provides many of the functions you would expect to find in a full size trimmer. With well over 2000 reviews for this trimmer scatter all around the Internet, it is clear that this trimmer is as popular as it is inexpensive.
Here are some of the features that caught users attention.
Trimmer and Razor in One Package
The Gillette fusion 3-in-1 body groomer is actually a trimming kit.
It comes with 1 trimmer, 1 proglide power cartridge that attaches to the trimmer turning it into a razor, 3 combs for varying trim lengths, a removable battery, and a handy organizer to keep everything neat and tidy on your bathroom vanity.
The Gillette Proglide 3-in-1 can be used for either wet or dry trimming which helps to keep your bathroom free from that clipped hair and make cleaning up after trimming incredibly easy since you simply rinse the head off and store your trimmer away.
Some users did find that the combs are fairly easy to break, so they do need to be handled with care in order to get the most use out of this inexpensive trimmer.
Unlike many other battery operated trimmers that come with a built in battery making it necessary for you to dispose of the entire trimmer once the battery dies, this Trimmer uses two AA batteries so that when the batteries die you can simply replace them rather than throw away the entire trimmer.
The AA batteries are so common you won’t have any trouble finding those replacement batteries either.
Wahl 9916-817 Groomsman Beard and Mustache Trimmer
The last of our under $20.00 beard and mustache trimmers that is popular among consumers is the Wahl 9916-817 Groomsman Beard and Mustache Trimmer. This trimmer has several features that users really like. These features include:
7 Length Settings
The Wahl 9916-817 has an adjustable guard and 7 different length settings. The settings for stubble run from 1/8” to 3/16.” Users find that it is very easy to change settings and that the adjustable guard works extremely well.
The Wahl 9916-817 comes with a variety of different accessories which users like although some state that they have difficulty getting the different guide combs on and off. However, they do really like the fact that the blades are replaceable.
Users like the rechargeable battery and the majority feel that it holds a charge reasonably well although a few complain about the battery life. However, users who experience a shorter battery life may be overcharging or charging the battery too frequently.
Best Trimmers Around or Under $30.00
For those of you whose budgets allow you to purchase a slightly more expensive trimmer and want one that may last longer than those that sell for $20.00 and under, then here are some trimmers that are priced around or under $30.00 which many consumers feel they do a great job for an even better price.
Remington MB200- Titanium Mustache and Beard Trimmer
The Remington MB200 Titanium Mustache and Beard Trimmer is extremely popular among consumers, scoring quite high in reviews across the internet. Here is what users have to say about the main features of this trimmer:
9 Length Settings/ Zoom Wheel
While the Remington MB200 lacks the LCD indicator screen of those more expensive trimmers, it does have a zoom wheel that allows you to dial in the exact length setting you need to trim your beard or mustache.
In fact, this zoom wheel is one of the features that users like best. They find it to be extremely convenient as there are no extra heads to try and keep track of, and it holds the setting extremely well.
Self-Sharpening Titanium Blades
Users really appreciate the self-sharpening titanium blades of this trimmer.
They feel that they give them an incredibly smooth trim and that they don’t need constant oiling to be kept sharp.
While users like the idea of the MB200 being cordless, some complain about the battery not holding a charge after just a few uses.
Since this is a NiCad battery, those who are experiencing shorter run time may be charging the battery too frequently or too long as other users find that when they charge the battery correctly, it holds a charge well.
Remington MB4040 Lithium Ion Mustache and Beard Trimmer
Remington also offers the MB4040 for around $30.00. This trimmer is designed for trimming both, beards and maintaining stubble, and for that reason it is also featured in our stubble trimmer reviews as a top consumer choice.
It appears that consumers really like the MB4040 both keeping up that stubble look and for trimming their beards. Major features of this trimmer include:
9 Length Settings And Three Heads
The Lithium MB4049 comes with a rotary dial that allows you to adjust the trimmer to 9 different length settings that run from 1 to 1.5mm to 18 mm. It also comes with 3 different attachment heads for beard, goatee and stubble.
The stubble head is designed with finely pitched teeth to give you a much closer trim than the other two heads.
Users find that these settings and heads work together and help them maintain a variety of bearded looks from stubble to goatees as well as full beards although users do state that this trimmer works best for stubble and longer beards and not so well for shorter beards.
Titanium Coated Blades
Users do like the titanium coated blades and most state that they work exceptionally well in cutting off unwanted hair and they also like the fact that these blades are both self-sharpening and never need oiling.
Consumers really seem to enjoy these maintenance free blades and feel that they remain sharp for an extremely long time.
Lithium Ion Battery
Most users really like that this trimmer comes equipped with a lithium ion battery and find that the trimmer does run for several sessions on a single charge.
The battery is designed to run a full 120 minutes on a single charge and if your battery does run out of power, you can use the cord to continue your grooming.
Panasonic ER224S All-in-One Cordless Hair and Beard Trimmer
Normally selling just above $30.00, the Panasonic ER224S All-In-One Hair and Beard trimmer is another trimmer that is popular among consumers.
Since this trimmer trims both the hair on your head and facial hair, most users feel that it is an even more cost effective choice. Features of the ER224S include:
Designed for Wet/Dry Operation
One of the features that users really like is that it is fully immersible so it can be used both in and out of the shower. Many people prefer a wet trim as the cut hairs are washed down the drain and not scattered all over the floor.
However, users do remind you that when using this trimmer for wet shaving, you need to be extra diligent with the drying off the blades, keeping them well oiled to avoid rusting.
Quick Adjust Dial
The Panasonic-ER224S-Cordless-Trimmer comes equipped with a quick adjustment dial that allows you to choose from between 14 different hair lengths, ranging from .04” to .79” long.
While users like this quick dial system and state that it works great, they mention that it works best for stubble and medium long beards rather than really long beards. They also note that it makes a good hair trimmer as well.
Battery with 40 Minute Runtime
The ER224S runs for 40 minutes when fully charged. While this runtime is generally sufficient for most trimming needs, some users don’t like the fact that it takes 8 hours to completely charge this battery as battery maintenance dictates that you need to allow the battery to run almost all the way down before charging.
All of the trimmers in this review are suitable for those who are on a tight budget. Each has some good and not so good features, so it is up to you which trimmer will best suit your exact needs.
Consumers who have realistic expectations of these inexpensive beard trimmers tend to be more satisfied with these trimmers and rate it higher than those who have unrealistic expectations. When buying one of these cheaper trimmers, you need to keep in mind that their cost is less than it would be for 2 or 3 trims made by a professional, so if the trimmer lasts for a year, you are getting good value for your money.