After getting burned with so many trimmers and shavers on the market claiming to be the “one” only to find out that each trims your beard as well as a wet paper bag would, you are probably and rightly so, wary of another one. The Remington MB4040 Lithium Ion Powered Men’s Rechargeable Mustache and Beard Trimmer however, pulls no punches when it comes to providing what it promised.
So let’s get down to brass tacks. This rechargeable beard and mustache trimmer with 3 blade selections on six different level settings works skillfully for just the right trim. It is created purposely to trim and spruce up your facial hair but it can be used for hairs on other body parts as well. It comes equipped with three heads, one for the beard, one for the goatee, and another for the stubble. There is also a grooming comb that is made to be used for any of the heads and slides into a pair of channels which is then adjustable by use of a thumb wheel.
The blades are heavy duty, self sharpening and made of high quality materials. It cuts your beard or mustache without pulling the hairs which is more than can be said for certain brands. The adjustable head stays firm while shaving, provides a uniform cut and locks into place very nicely so you will not wreck your face in the process. It is not too heavy considering the power it packs and easy to maneuver. For men with sensitive skin, no worries at all of irritation.
Men who have big hands will definitely like the size and shape of this trimmer as it fits perfectly and can easily be manipulated to the direction you want it to go. There is a rotary dial which is used for setting the length of the trim with a guard that easily slides on and off. There are 9 different length settings for trimming with a simple on and off switch plus a very practical indicator on the razor indicating which length you chose. It may take you a few tries to see which one is perfect for you but you will get there – just remember to start at the highest setting and work your way down. There’s nothing worse than cutting off more than you wanted.
Changing the heads is easy as pie and clean up is a breeze with the little brush that comes with it. No need to worry about sharpening or oiling the blades since it is self-lubricating.
The lithium ion battery makes for a long lasting power supply as it can last up to two hours of usage before you need to recharge.
A word to the wise though, do not make use of the beard trimmer blade directly on your skin as you will get more than you bargained for with the promise of a sharp blade. At the very least be extremely careful if using the bare blade.
Most users are very happy and satisfied in as far as trimming goes although they do find it odd that there is no stand to put all the attachments like the blades and brush. If you have a small tray without divisions, it will probably do or you can keep it in a drawer in between uses.
So in summary, the Remington MB4040 Mustache and Beard Trimmer does the job and performs it beautifully. It’s a good thing too, since the brand has a history of best selling trimmers (check the MB200) and each product they set out in the market has to live up to that expectation.
This trimmer is absolutely a must buy. 4.2 out of 5 stars by owners of this product is an exceptional rating, making it one of the best rated and best selling trimmer sets you can buy.