Reader Emails: What’s the best beard clipper?

Looking for the best beard clipper…

Hi X,

I’m just writing to get a little advice about beard clippers. I’ve been looking for quite some time now for a good quality beard clipper. I picked up a personal clipper a few months ago, only to have it burn out after a few months of daily use. I’d like to know what the best beard clipper available is, a nice professional quality one that would be used by a barber or salon.

Thanks,
Gordon H. from Tennessee

Hi Gordon,

I’ll try to answer you question to the best of my ability. First off, there really is no “best beard clipper” on the market, because they all come with different feature sets and different price points, looking to appeal to different segments of the market. The best beard clipper for a guy who loves camping and travels frequently could be vastly different than the best beard clipper for a guy who works in an office.

From my years working as an assistant in my father’s barber shop, I can give you a few guidelines in helping choose that best beard clipper for your specific needs, along with a few brands that have stood the test of time in terms of quality, and durability.

My favorite beard clippers

Andis beard clippers

I’d tell you to start your search off with the Andis clippers first, my father used to love those clippers and we pretty much ONLY used those in the store. They’re good quality beard clippers, last a long time, and really give a nice, close trim.

Andis 01557 Improved Master Professional Clipper
Andis 01557 Improved Master Professional Clipper

Wahl beard clippers

In the last few years, I’ve become a big fan of Wahl clippers as well. The Wahl series is very nice as well, my barber carries those and the Andis clippers.

Wahl 79524-1001 Deluxe Chrome Pro with Multi-Cut Clipper & Trimmer
Wahl 79524-1001 Deluxe Chrome Pro with Multi-Cut Clipper and Trimmer

These are both high quality brands that I’d heartily recommend to anybody looking to step up their grooming. This isn’t saying that other brands, like the nice Panasonic or Philips clippers, aren’t good as well. They’re just not professional grade clippers that I’d personally use, if I were working in a barber shop again. They just weren’t designed as durable as the Wahls or the Andis, and just can’t take the same level of abuse.

By Michael S, writer for Best Electric Shaver.

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