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Philips Norelco T980 Turbo Vacuum Trimmer

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  • SteelWave Technology - Philips Norelco's revolutionary SteelWave self-sharpening blades ensure a precise and even trim every time.
  • No Mess! The powerful vacuum with hair deflector captures cut hair for no clean-up
  • Ergonomic design means T980 is easy-to-use with complete control for the most confortable trimming experience
  • The Clearview hair chamber makes it easy to see when the T980 needs to be emptied for optimal performance
  • The T980 also comes with a charging adaptor and cleaning brush
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The Philips Norelco T980 Rechargeable Turbo Vacuum Trimmer is equipped to conveniently deliver a superior trimming performance. A powerful vacuum delivers suction power, while hair deflector captures hair for no clean up. A transparent hair chamber makes it easy to see when the trimmer needs to be emptied for optimal performance. A turbo power switch boosts cutting and fan speed by 30-percent for significantly increased suction power. Revolutionary SteelWave self-sharpening blades ensure a precise and even trim every time. Other features include 9 lockable length settings, rechargeable battery, and cordless operation for maximum freedom of movement. The Trimmer also comes with a contour following comb and a specialty mini-beard trimmer attachment, allowing for precise trimming of beard line, moustache, and sideburns.

Product Description

Philips Norelco's T980 Turbo Vacuum Trimmer lets you keep your beard and mustache perfectly groomed without the mess. The T980's power vacuum and turbo power switch means the most suction ever - guaranteed - for no mess. The unique AccuControl system with flexing guide comb adjusts to facial contours for even and comfortable trimming. Find the look that's right for you with the patented zoom lock that adjusts among 9 different settings to accommodate your style. Features a comfortable ergonomic design and self-sharpening blades. Includes a specialty mini trimmer and travel/storage pouch.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000FEF1V4
  • UPC: 075020187543
  • Item model number: T980
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (780 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,541 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Reviews

Vacuum feature with Turbo on works great.
Rodney
The trimmer guide has 9 very precise trimming length settings - I found a 5 setting perfect for a medium length beard.
Gary Goodnow
This is by far the best beard trimmer I have ever owned.
J. Leiss

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,168 of 1,186 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Montagna on December 8, 2008
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I only review products that I use, enjoy, and want to advocate for; the T980 is one of these. It's got a great design, from the curve of the device body, to the ease and access of the On/Off controls, and swap-able blade heads. Its height-adjustable, spring-loaded trimmer guide is the best yet.
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168 of 173 people found the following review helpful By Patrick D. Goonan on February 2, 2007
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After a lot of comparison shopping and using various products over the last ten years, I finally decided to purchase the Norelco T980. I am delighted with my purchase and it exceeded my expectations in every way.

This unit is light, easy to operate, rechargeable and has precision blades that cut evenly. The extra attachment for fine detail works well and I don't get cut using it. The vacuum attachment works well even when it's not on Turbo and I personally think it's very quiet. It's unrealistic to think a mechanical device in this price range won't make any noise at all. If that's your expectation, you might want to use scissors. However, this product gets the job done much quicker and the sound is not annoying and unlikely to wake up someone else on the normal setting.

The flexible blade housing pivots smoothly and covered the contours of my face very well with an even cut at several different lengths. While it's difficult to get close to the nose because of the larger size of this unit, I don't see that as a big deal because with the smaller precision tool you can do this quite easily with a mustache comb if you are not much for completely manual operations. This little bit of extra work probably took me under 30 seconds.

Overall, the design of this unit is well thought out and it is quite attractive. The holding space for clippings is pretty big and unless you have a thick beard, you probably won't have to change it until after several uses. The battery also lasts about 30 minutes on Turbo and you can use the plug-in adapter after that if it runs out.

I don't see any drawbacks at all with this product. I'm completely delighted with my purchase and the value that I received for my investment.
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89 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Brian on January 24, 2007
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I wonder if all these reviews are pertaining to this particular model, some reviews dont sound like my unit. I find no real problem with mine. Nothing is perfect. It is a bit bigger than my old small Wahl, but it has more features that require that. The vacumn works great, which alone makes my purchase of it worthwhile to me; in the past the sink always had a lot of nasty looking hairs all over it. Ive never had mine switch length setting on me, as some people describe, I dont see how it could. I think the adjustable length feature is really great, it accomodates about 'any' length beard, and eliminates all the extra little clip-on guides you have to keep track of. I gave up on trying to take the top off but it doesnt matter as there really is no need. I find no problem with excess noise, or with the turbo setting. Im very happy with mine. Also, this amazon price of $39.95 is $20 less than on the Norelco website, plus you get free shipping.
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Domenico Bettinelli VINE VOICE on December 21, 2006
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I owned another Norelco beard trimmer with a vacuum in it ... until my wife broke it by knocking it off the shelf. But now I'm glad she did. On the old one, the vacuum was fairly useless because just as much hair ended up in the sink and all over the blade as in the catcher bin. Maybe more.

But the T980 Turbo (and don't all guys love stuff with "Turbo" in the description?) does the job. Yes, I know it has two settings: Turbo on and Turbo off. But I see no reason to use it with Turbo off because then it's just like the old underpowered version. But with Turbo on it collects nearly all those little hairs. (Some get away, but many fewer.)

Some people say that the Turbo is too loud, which is why they offer an option I suppose, but in our house the bathroom is far enough away and well-insulated enough that no one can hear it running full blast.

One caveat: It's better to trim the beard dry not wet. Remember to trim it before you get in the shower because when the hair is wet the vacuum still has trouble collecting the hairs, even on Turbo. Plus showering washes any remaining trimmings away. Yes, this may be self-evident to some of you, but I hadn't thought of it before. Keep in mind I'm doing this before morning coffee.

So no more little hairs all over my daughter after daddy kisses and snuggles her. I like the T980 trimmer.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By J-Hog on January 25, 2007
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I also wonder if some of the negative reviews are for this particular model (Philips Norelco T980 for $39.99 @ Amazon).

-Does not feel cheap at all.

-Settings click into place. They will change if you push it to the point where you think you would break it if you pushed any harder. I dont see why anyone would need to push it that hard. I had to test it after reading some of the reviews.

-Turbo does not seem too loud at all.

-Vacuum works very well.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By E. B. Benson on July 13, 2007
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The trimmer works pretty well. It trims my beard and moustache adequately and to the length I want, but not on first pass. Most of the trimmings make it into the collection chamber, but not all of them. I would say about twenty percent of the trimmings end up in the sink not the collection chamber.

This is a replacement for me for a T990 Norelco trimmer, with a dead battery. I now have to disassemble that trimmer to get at and remove the dead battery for recycling. That is a problem with this trimmer too: it has a rechargeable but not replaceable battery. When the battery no longer takes a charge, as with my old trimmer, the trimmer will not run even when the cord is plugged in. I would prefer a trimmer that is corded, with no battery, or with a replaceable rechargeable battery. What Norelco has done is created a trimmer with built in obsolescence. When the battery is dead, the trimmer is done for. And batteries are not environmentally friendly.
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