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Philips Norelco QT4021 Stubble Trimmer

4.0 out of 5 stars 157 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • Follows facial contours for a precise and even trim
  • Precision length-setting lock with 9 length options, as short as 0.04 inch (1mm)
  • Self-sharpening blades for a precise trim every time
  • Removable flexing stubble comb
  • Cord or cordless operation, no lubrication (oil) needed

Product Description

Product Description

Introducing the new Philips Norelco Stubble Trimmer--for that five o'clock shadow look everyday. The specially designed flexing comb hugs the contours of your face while the length-setting lock gives you nine stubble length options, as short as 0.04 inch (1mm). Philips Norelco's Steelwave Technology ensures that facial hair is channeled into the blade for the exact look you had in mind. Plus the self-sharpening, no-oil-needed blades are Sharper Than Titanium* to ensure a precise trim every time. Take off the flexing stubble comb and the trimmer doubles as a precision detailer to create the perfect line. Get the perfect stubble look--effortlessly.

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The Philips Norelco stubble trimmer is just the tool for creating and maintaining perfect stubble. The exclusive comb design prevents direct contact between the stubble cutter and the skin--minimizing irritation. Now trim as close as 0.04 in (1mm) for a precise and even 5 o'clock shadow. Maximum precision, at any length.

Features


Precise and even trim

Contour-following comb

Unique flexing guide comb automatically follows facial contours for a precise and even trim.

Steelwave self-sharpening blades

Revolutionary wave-shaped, self-sharpening blades channel and cut hair for a precise and even trim.

9 lock-in length settings

Locks into a choice of 9 beard length settings.



Superior cutting

Sharper than Titanium

Hardened Inox steel blades for long life.



Power system

Cord or cordless operation for maximum freedom

Choice between corded or cordless operation for maximum freedom of movement.

Operates on a rechargeable battery

10-hour charge for up to 35 minutes of cordless operation.



Additional benefits

Up to 35 minutes of cordless operation




    Technology Explained


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    Precise and even trim

    Contour-following comb

    Unique flexing guide comb automatically follows facial contours for a precise and even trim.



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    Steelwave self-sharpening blades

    Revolutionary wave-shaped, self-sharpening blades channel and cut hair for a precise and even trim.



    9 lock-in length settings

    Locks into a choice of 9 beard length settings.



    Superior cutting

    Sharper than Titanium

    Hardened Inox steel blades for long life.



    Power system

    Cord or cordless operation for maximum freedom

    Choice between corded or cordless operation for maximum freedom of movement.



    Operates on a rechargeable battery

    10-hour charge for up to 35 minutes of cordless operation.



    Additional benefits

    Up to 35 minutes of cordless operation


    Specifications

    Trimming system
    Number of settings
    9
    Cutter width
    32 mm
    Maintenance-free cutting element
    No lubrication (oil) needed.
    Beard length range
    1-18 mm
    Charging indication
    Yes
    Accessories
    Cleaning brush
    YES

    Product Details

    • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 4.7 x 9.1 inches ; 1 pounds
    • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
    • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
    • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
    • ASIN: B002C741MM
    • UPC: 075020008626 075020007476
    • Item model number: QT4021
    • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #247,624 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
    • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
    • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

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    Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    I have used several beard trimmers in the past, and this one is the best. Why?

    * It is light and maneuverable.
    * It is self-contained: there are no separate parts and trimming guides to lose.
    * You can adjust the trimming length WHILE the unit is running, unlike other brands where the unit has to be off to adjust the length.
    * The trimming guide is removable, so you can adjust hairlines directly with the blades.
    * The battery charge lasts for weeks with typical use. [EDIT, DECEMBER 2009: NEVERMIND! See below.]
    * The blades are sharp and can be used to trim your beard very precisely.

    I'm not really sure why they call it a "Stubble Trimmer" as it doesn't seem any different than all the other beard trimmers that I've used in the past -- the length goes from longish stubble to full beard length.

    A real "stubble trimmer" would have far more precise trimming abilities at the low end. The trimming guide goes from 1-9 in length, and the only setting that could be said to be "stubble"-like is setting 1. Anything more than that and you're into short beard territory.

    So if you're looking for something for excellent detail work with your stubble, this probably isn't for you. But if you're looking for an all around excellent beard trimmer, I highly recommend this product.

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    EDIT, DECEMBER 2009 -- Reduced to 2 stars because of poor battery life.

    Well, folks, it was nice while it lasted. When I first got this stubble trimmer it held a charge for weeks. Now it barely holds enough charge to get through a couple trims.
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    Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    I was excited to receive this item as I wear a permanent stubble look on my face. I typically use a Wahl beard trimmer which gives me the trim I need but has its own limitations. So I figured this Philips Norelco unit might offer some improvements. The Norelco is much more sophisticated than my old-fashioned Wahl in terms of the design - it is lightweight, has a rubberized finish that feels less likely to slip out of my hands, has no attachments to lose and has a nifty turn dial to change length settings. However as others have noted this is a beard trimmer rather than a stubble trimmer. I wish there was a setting between 1 and 2. I find the 2 setting to be a bit too long. I also would not classify anything beyond 2 as "stubble". All of the settings beyond 2 are of no use to me - if you like to trim a beard then these settings might be useful, but this is not a "stubble" trimmer.

    The other major difference between this unit and my old Wahl is that the head on the Norelco is wider. This is good for covering larger areas more quickly but when you want to remove the comb/guard in order to do some shaping I find the head size to be a bit too large. This is personal preference and not a product design flaw.

    Overall I like this unit and can recommend as a beard trimmer. It is however limited if your objective is stubble.

    Also as of this review, the Amazon listing is for Philps rather than Philips. Not sure how you can have a typo error in a product headline but I guess it happens.
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    Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    I've got clippers to clip my hair. And I used those to clip my body hair. Then I bought the Norelco BodyGroom, because they convinced me it was better for shaving everywhere else.
    Then I got tired of shaving everyday with my Norelco Cool Skin razor and decided to let my facial hair grow out, but keep it trimmed to stubble. I like to call it "the weekender". Anyway, I was using my normal clippers for this, but they were large and corded and rough on my skin.
    In comes the Norelco Stubble Trimmer, tailor made for guys like me. I can keep my stubble, groom it with a smaller tool that is more facial friendly. Plus it is easy to adjust the level of stubble cut off. And if you remove the guard, you have a nice little trimmer for detail work.
    I charged it fully when I got it, and have been using is a bit over 2 weeks without a recharge. Now admittedly, I don't use it everyday (more like twice a week). It did sound like it was slowing down when I used it today so probably time for a charge.
    All in all it does the job well. I use the guard at the lowest setting, and it evenly cuts my beard, even the hard to get places like the mustache area and chin.
    I only gave it 4 stars because there are other clipper/trimmers who do this and more, but if you like gadgets (and I do) then this one is a good one to add to your grooming arsenal.
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    If you are like me and want to stop paying $15 or $20 per haircut, are okay with wearing a simple one-length crewcut, and also have a short beard of somewhere around the same shortish length, then this tool can make you pretty happy.

    I do not like haircutters that have many loose parts, and this one is just one simple unit with the length adjustment intergrated in with a slick length-dialing collar, so that's a big plus with me. The blades, how long they stay sharp, and the battery, how long it holds up, will probably be what determines the long-term satisfaction this unit provides, and I have only had it for a month or two so I cannot say on these. The blades are supposed to be self-sharpening and the battery is currently (sorry, loose pun attack) very peppy and lasts plenty long enough for more than one haircut now.

    In order to get the really uniform length that makes for a sharp appearance it does take lots of repetitive passes over the same hair spot, but the batteries are well up to this challenge. Are you? If you are looking for a one or two pass sort of thing, then you need to look at some much more pricey pro equipment, I imagine, (and maybe hiring a barber to use it, too). This thing gets me free from the barber, beard and all, as long as I am willing to run the thing all over my hair about a dozen swipes at minimum over all hair surfaces, including the beard.

    Wearing a one-length crew cut and a one-length full beard is the way I have found that best reduces the fuss and cost factors of grooming from the neck up. I make only one exception to this uniformity, and that is that because my mustache is thicker than the rest of my beard I cut only it one click closer than the rest of my beard.
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