There is nothing quite like a well groomed beard and mustache to make a man look both masculine and debonair, but in order to have that well groomed look, you need to have a beard and mustache trimmer that can give you the well kept appearance you are striving for without breaking the budget.
The Wahl 9918-6171 Beard and Mustache trimmer is considered to be the budget model of all the beard and mustache trimmers this company offers.
However, just because it is budget friendly, this doesn’t mean that it can’t get the job done. So, here is a look at what this trimmer can offer any man who wants that well kept and debonair look.
In this review, I will also discuss one aspect of the trimmer that some users are not happy with, to help you get to a decision if it´s really suitable for you.
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Features of the Wahl 9918-6171 Groomsman Beard and Mustache Trimmer
This Wahl Groomsman beard and mustache trimmer has all the right features to help you keep up that well groomed beard and mustache with a minimum of hassle and effort. The features of this trimmer include:
- High-carbon precision-ground steel blades that are self sharpening and stay sharp for years of use.
- Six-position beard regulator with memory function.
- Three fixed length guide combs.
- Contoured ergonomic handle with soft grip pads which makes this trimmer comfortable to hold during use.
- The teeth of the blades are individually ground for better and more accurate grooming.
- Can be operated as a corded or cordless trimmer.
- Includes a travel pouch.
- Comes with a 3 year limited warranty.
People Most Likely to Buy the Groomsman beard and mustache trimmer
Like any product on today’s market the Wahl 9918-6181 Groomsman beard and mustache trimmer is ideally suited for some people more than others. The people who are most likely to buy this particular beard and mustache trimmer are:
- People who are first time beard or mustache growers that aren’t sure if they are going to keep their facial hair, and want an inexpensive trimmer to use until they decide if growing that beard and mustache is going to be right for them.
- People who really enjoy having a beard and mustache and are looking for a high quality alternative and a budget friendly trimmer.
- People who have used this particular beard and mustache trimmer before, and found that it lasted for years making this trimmer a good value.
Let´s Discuss Some Important Features In Detail
It comes with a 6 postion adjustment guide which you can change to get the desired length. It also has 3 guide combs for three fixed lengths.
As I have mentioned above, users have had problems with the quality of guide combs. They break easily and a bit tricky to put on and take off. Lot of users have reported problems with this issue.
As regards putting on and off is not a major issue since users have also reported that it just takes a little bit of getting the hang of it but the quality of combs is important to consider if you are thinking of buying this trimmer.
However, on a positive note, Wahl have been very good with their after sale service and whoever reported this issue, they were sent a new set of replacement combs. If you do decide to go for this trimmer, it would be best to treat the guides gently, specially in the begining till you figure out the nack of attaching them.
You will have a varied choice of lengths for your beard. It also comes with a stubble comb however, it may not be suitable for a very short stubble if your preferred style is close to a 5 o´clock shadow look.
The trimmer is quite small which makes it very easy to handle and reach those difficult areas like under the nose to do your mustache.
It has self sharpening blades and the teeth of the blades are quite close which makes it very sharp. This feature makes it useful for a close shave or outlining your beard.
It is advisable to apply couple of drops of oil on the blade from time to time, let it run for few seconds and give it a wipe after the oiling process. If needed, you can unscrew the blades for a more thorough cleaning.
The voltage of Wahl 9918 beard and mustache trimmer is 120V and overall reports have been quite favorable that it holds the charge very well.
As it´s a corded and cordless trimmer, so even if you run out of charge, just plugin it in and continue with your trimming on a full charge.
It has a light indicator which glows while you are charging and will prevent it from being overcharged. It is generally advisable to let the battery drain from time to time.
The nickel finish gives it a neat smart look and makes it easy to clean.
For your convenience, Wahl have provided a travel lock switch, too.
You must bear in mind that it´s not a waterproof trimmer and all cleaning must be done using a brush that comes in the box.
What´s In The Box
When you first open the Wahl 9918-6171 Groomsman beard and mustache trimmer, you will be amazed with just how many essential beard trimming items come in the box. You should find the following items:
- The Beard and Mustache trimmer.
- 6 position adjustable guide comb.
- 3 individual guide combs.
- Beard comb.
- Storage stand.
- Travel case.
- Cleaning brush.
- Oil to keep your trimmer running smoothly.
- English/Spanish instruction guide.
What the Reviews Have to Say
The best way to tell if a product is a good buy before you actually purchase the product is by looking at the unbiased reviews people who have bought the product write to help others make the decision of whether or not this beard trimmer will be right for them.
In the case of this Wahl beard and mustache trimmer, the sheer number of reviews shows that it is an extremely popular trimmer among men who have beards and/or mustaches. Here are some of the things actual users liked and didn’t like about this particular trimmer.
The main complaint that some users have regarding the Wahl 9918-6181 beard and mustache trimmer is that the guides are not made of the sturdiest plastic and therefore, some users have experienced breakage and the guides falling out during use.
While this is certainly not a regular experience for most users, it does occur on occasion and therefore needs to be mentioned.
What Users Really Like about this Beard and Mustache Trimmer
The positive reviews for this trimmer outweigh the negative reviews by quite a wide margin, with the majority of the users finding the Wahl 9918-6171 to be everything they could want in a beard and mustache trimmer and evem more.
Here are some of the features users were especially impressed with:
- The good quality of trim they can get with this inexpensive beard trimmer.
- How quickly the trimmer charges up and how long a charge lasts.
- The fact that you can use this trimmer with or without the cord.
- How easy it is to maintain the trimmer.
Overall, the majority of the actual users find it an excellent product for a very low price, giving them more value than they expected for their money while giving them the kind of trim they are pleased with.
My advice can only be based on how I am using it. For me it´s good because I use it as a second trimmer. I have a thicker coarse beard and the quality of combs is important for me and that´s why I have it as a backup trimmer for outlining and body grooming.
It has lots of good features where even some of the even more expensive ones fail and the price certainly makes it very attractive. Also, with a 3 year guarantee you can´t really go wrong.
If you are just starting to grow a beard and need a low budget trimmer, then this would be a good option, just be gentle with the attachments. On the other hand, if you can afford to go up in price or you maintain and trim your beard regulary, I would suggest you look for other choices available in the market.