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Best Battery-Powered String Trimmer Reviews 2023
Even if you’re not quite ready to pull the trigger on an electric lawn mower, cordless string trimmers are a much easier jump for most homeowners to make. Even Pro lawn care crews have legitimate options to replace gas models. What’s the best battery-powered string trimmer for your needs? We got our team together to determine top picks for a range of priorities.
Want to see our top overall string trimmer picks, including gas models? Check out this article!
- Best Overall (Buy at Acme Tools)
- Most Powerful (Buy at Home Depot)
- Best Lightweight Trimmer (Find a Dealer)
- Best Attachment System (Find a Dealer)
- Best Bike Handle String Trimmer (Buy at Greenworks)
- Best on a Budget (Buy at Lowes)
- Best Line for Cordless String Trimmers (Buy at Acme Tools)
- Recommendations from Brands We Trust
- Battery-Powered String Trimmer Buying Guide
- Why You Can Trust Pro Tool Reviews
Best Battery-Powered String Trimmer Overall
EGO PowerLoad String Trimmer with Line IQ ST1623T
EGO started back in the day with surprisingly strong performance for a cordless string trimmer and eye-opening vibration control. Since then, it’s only gotten better as battery and motor technology have improved. Add to that, EGO’s PowerLoad feature makes line changes the easiest to load we’ve ever used—just thread your line to the middle and press a button.
As for the latest advancement, Line IQ automatic line feeding keeps a 16-inch cutting swath without having to bump the head. It sets the bar very high for any other brand hoping to compete for the title of the best battery-powered string trimmer.
Price: Price: 219.00 bare, 299.00 with a 4.0Ah battery and charger
Best Battery-Powered String Trimmer Power
Ryobi 40V HP Brushless Whisper Series Carbon Fiber Shaft String Trimmer RY402110VNM
In case you haven’t noticed, Ryobi has been absolutely unleashed in the lawn care department. The 40V HP Brushless lineup has been impressive, taking the Home Depot-exclusive brand to a whole new level in OPE. For the latest flagship string trimmer, that means impressive cutting power.
The combination of advanced battery and brushless motor tech lets you use line up to 0.105-inch with a 17-inch cutting swath. It’s fantastic when you’re reclaiming overgrown areas or simply have a lot of lawn to maintain. It gets even better, though, because this model is also part of the Whisper Series, boasting 60% quieter operation than a comparable gas model thanks to specifically focusing on the pitch of the sound.
Price: 279.00 bare, 329.00 with 6.0Ah battery and Rapid charger
Best Lightweight Battery-Powered String Trimmer
Husqvarna 520iLX Battery-Powered String Trimmer
When we’re talking about the best all-day, everyday professional string trimmer for crews who prefer light weight models, we love Husqvarna’s 520iLX. What helps it rise above others is its combination of lighter weight, extremely low vibration, and thoughtful feature set in conjunction with excellent performance—all with a sub-10-pound operating weight. Other professional brands hit several of the same elements, but none of them put them together as completely as Husqvarna.
Best Attachment-Capable Battery-Powered String Trimmer
STIHL Battery-Powered Kombi System KMA 135 R
When we tested cordless attachment systems, none of them had the overall performance that Sithl’s 36V KombiSystem did. It was the closest one to using a gas powerhead. Now the performance is even better with the KMA 135 R powerhead.
Even though STIHL doesn’t use a universal attachment mechanism, the brand’s list of available attachments is deeper than we’ve seen from any other. Plus, STIHL’s extensive dealer and service network is there to support you after the sale.
Price: 349.99 powerhead only
Best Cordless Handlebar String Trimmer
Greenworks Commercial 82V Bike Handle String Trimmer
Bike handle string trimmers are the way to go for trimming large areas or long fencelines. Their harnesses shift the weight off of your arms and lower back while offering a stable platform to maneuver.
Of the battery-powered options on the table, the Greenworks Commerical 82V bike handle string trimmer is our top choice. Boasting higher power levels than 36cc gas models, its 5700 RPM top speed and 18-inch cutting swath clear overgrowth in a hurry.
A 4.0Ah battery powers the brushless motor for up to 45 minutes and Greenworks’ Rapid charger gets it back in the game in just 30 minutes. With a pair of batteries at your disposal, you can charge one while using the other and only have to stop long enough to swap them.
Best Budget Battery-Powered String Trimmer
SKIL 40V PWRCore Brushless String Trimmer LT4818-10
If you’re on a budget, there are still quality string trimmers to choose from. There are plenty of good high-voltage ones under the 200 mark and several 18V/20V max models to choose from under 150. But what if you want the performance of a voltage boost but 200 is still too high?
That’s where the Skil PWRCore 40 Brushless String Trimmer steps in. This brushless battery-powered trimmer fills a need for a capable weed eater that doesn’t go overboard on weight or price. With more power than 18V/20V models, it’s a good fit for budget-minded individuals. It also carries a 5-year limited warranty.
Price: 159.00 with 2.5Ah battery and charger
Best Line for Battery-Powered String Trimmers
Echo Black Diamond 0.095-Inch Trimmer Line
Echo Black Diamond trimmer line is denser than others and has sharper cutting edges in its design. For battery-powered string trimmers, you can use Black Diamond 0.095-inch line that cuts like it’s thicker without killing your runtime. There’s some reduction because of the increase in mass, but not as much as when it combines with the increased air resistance of thicker lines. It’s the line we prefer on our gas trimmers and with cordless models being as capable as they are today, we’re able to on those as well.
Price: 14.99 1-pound package (253 feet)
Best Battery-Powered String Trimmers: Recommendations From Brands We Trust
Best DeWALT Battery-Powered String Trimmer: 60V Max DCST972
DeWALT sports an impressive 17-inch cutting swath on its latest 60V Max brushless string trimmer. It’s a 2-speed attachment-capable trimmer using a universal connection system, opening up more options beyond DeWALT attachments. With 5800 RPM on the top end (4650 in low), there’s plenty of speed and you can swap out the 0.080-inch line that comes pre-spooled with 0.095-inch.
It’s a little beefier than some models with the 3.0Ah 60V battery pushing the total weight over 11 pounds. The trigger grip section is also a bit thicker than most, so you might not care for it if you have smaller hands. On the plus side, there are three points for the attachment detent to lock into, making it simple to convert the trimmer head into a string edger.
Price: 259.00 bare tool, 329.00 with 3.0Ah battery and charger
Best Echo Cordless String Trimmer: 56V eForce X Series 2600 Series
Our top choice for Echo is a bit different than other brands in that we’re recommending a series built on the same foundation. The DSRM-2600 has the top performance with three speeds and a brushless motor that tops out at 5700 RPM. Add in a 17-inch cutting swath and you get a cordless fast grass-clearing machine that has plenty of confidence.
This model comes in a few forms, starting with a standard string trimmer(DSRM-2600) and a bike handle version (DSRM-2600U). There’s also an attachment-capable model (DPAS-2600) if that’s the route you prefer.
Best Greenworks Battery-Powered String Trimmer: to 60V ST60L254
Greenworks’ Pro 60V line has a few options and we like the ST60L04 as the best overall balance of performance and price for trimming. It’s a smooth-operating trimmer with an easy-loading Load N’ Go head that uses 0.095-inch line and runs for more than half an hour on its 2.5Ah battery.
Price: 199.99 with a 2.5Ah battery and charger
Best HART Battery-Powered String Trimmer: 40V HLST051VNM
HART stepped up big time and has a brushless 15-inch carbon fiber shaft model for its 40V Supercharge line. It’s another attachment-capable option using a universal connection and is capable of whipping 0.095-inch line with performance that tops what a 25cc gas model can do. Thanks to its carbon fiber shaft, the weight comes down a bit without sacrificing the strength you need for the job.
Price: 237.00 with a 4.0Ah battery and Rapid charger
Best Makita Battery-Powered String Trimmer: 40V max XGT GRU03
We realize not everyone is in a place to jump onto Makita’s ConnectX system. If you want high performance with wider OPE and power tool compatibility, give the 40V max XGT GRU03 a look. It has three speeds and tops out at a blistering 7000 RPM. Plus, the trimmer’s 30cc gas equivalent performance has a 17-inch cutting swath and is suitable for use with a brush cutter blade, making this the most capable string trimmer in the line.
Price: 299.00 bare, 399.00 with a 4.0Ah battery and Rapid charger
Best Milwaukee Battery-Powered String Trimmer: M18 Brushless 2828
Milwaukee’s M18 Brushless String Trimmer sites alongside the M18 Fuel Quik-Lok attachment system as your two choices from Team Red. Both are solid choices and it’s the dedicated brushless string trimmer that earns our top recommendation.
Though not part of the M18 Fuel system, it is brushless and compatible with all of Milwaukee’s M18 batteries. This 2-speed model features a 14 – 16-inch cutting swath that cut very confidently in our tests. What sends it over the top is the value proposition. It’s under 200 as a kit and it comes with a 6.0Ah High Output battery that retails for 179 if you bought it by itself. If you’re a fan of Milwaukee tools, this is a great entry into its OPE line.
Price: 179.00 bare, 199.00 with a 6.0Ah High Output battery and charger
Best Ridgid Cordless String Trimmer: 18V Brushless R1201
Ridgid fans don’t have to consider a separate battery system to join the cordless lawn care craze anymore. Fully compatible with Ridgid 18V power tool batteries, there’s a nice range to get started with.
The string trimmer is on the smaller side, featuring a 12 – 14-inch cutting swath but still capable of using 0.095-inch line. It’s also on the lighter side, weighing less than 10 pounds with a 4.0Ah battery.
Price: 189.00 bare, 249.00 with a 4.0Ah battery and charger
Best STIHL Battery-Powered String Trimmer: 36V FSA 135 R
STIHL was already doing a great job in the professional battery-powered lawn care department, but the 135 line takes it a step further with even better performance and durability. Comparable to the power the FS 91 offers, it’s matching up with one of STIHL’s workhorse gas models. The trimmer works best with 0.095-inch line and has a 16.5-inch cutting swath. It also comes in both standard and bike handle models, giving you a great option for clearing large areas.
Best Toro Cordless String Trimmer: 60V Flex Force 51830
Toro’s 60V 51830 is the top performer for the Flex Force line. Its brushless motor offers an excellent 16-inch cutting swath and a well-balanced design. While it doesn’t have some of the cutting-edge features that some of the other models do, we don’t have any complaints. It’s an excellent all-around option that keeps its price reasonable.
Price: 149.99 bare, 219.99 with a 2.5Ah battery and charger
Best Battery-Powered String Trimmer Buying Guide: What We Look For
Three primary factors go into cutting power: line speed, line thickness/mass, and motor torque.
The faster the line whips around, the better the tips cut grass. Most battery-powered string trimmers are fine in this category. As long as you’re getting at least 5000 RPM, you should be in good shape. The top models are capable of hitting 6500 RPM and there is a significant difference in how fast you can complete your trimming duties at higher rotational speeds.
Shifting the FOCUS to the line thickness, the higher the line mass, the more force it’s able to cut through thicker grass with. It’s like the difference between getting hit by a 175-pound safety and a 225-pound linebacker at the same speed. mass equals more cutting power.
Most cordless string trimmers take 0.080-inch line at a minimum. We recommend 0.095-inch for the best all-around performance. If you have tougher grass or deal with overgrowth frequently, a string trimmer with 0.105-inch line lets you power through even better. Just keep in mind that line diameter has a direct effect on runtime—thicker line takes more power to run.
Finally, a motor with higher torque helps the trimmer resist slowing down as the going gets tougher. Even though trimming grass seems like a low-demand task, grass does push back against the line, causing it to bend back and eventually start to bog the motor. Higher torque holds keeps the head spinning better in tough cutting situations, even when its highest RPMs are lower than low-torque gearing.
Having a large cutting swath helps you clear large areas faster or gives you a more generous border for your mower. You need more power to run wider, though, and runtime is always a consideration. That said, in the past couple of years, we’ve seen the technology come together to give us solid options. Look for a 15-inch cutting diameter for most situations. Recent 16- and 17-inch models are a great choice when you have larger areas to cut.
The average homeowner on a 1/4-acre lot only needs about 15 minutes of consistent trigger time to cover trimming. Most cordless string trimmers are able to hit that at high speed without too much trouble.
Professional lawn care crews need much more, though. So do homeowners with large properties and farm/ranch acreage.
If your runtime needs are greater, look for a string trimmer that balances the efficiency of a brushless motor, uses 0.095-inch line, and possibly comes with a higher-capacity battery. Of course, you can always carry multiple batteries.
Also, consider learning how to trim at low speed when the grass isn’t as thick. Even though you have to slow down a bit, you’ll cut a significantly larger area.
We highly value low-vibration string trimmers. We already have enough work to do managing the weight of such a long tool without vibration adding additional fatigue. The harmonics in some of today’s models are so good that hardly any vibration makes it up the handle… and they are a joy to use!
Weight and Balance
If you’re working all day on a lawn crew or even just putting the finishing touches on your own lawn, you want the lightest weight you can get without sacrificing the power you need. Bare weight isn’t everything—the battery can add a lot. If you can get a fully-loaded battery-powered string trimmer that meets your performance needs and comes in under 10 pounds, that’s a big win.
Balance is a consideration and the trimmers that have the best typically mount the motor on the trimmer head to counter the battery weight on the back. Many models also let you adjust the front handle to help dial in your fit.
If you’re after an attachment-capable model, you’re stuck with the motor in the back, and the balance shifts back. For those trimmers that are simply heavier by nature, consider adding a shoulder strap to help you out.
Low noise is one of the major benefits of moving away from gas power. Cordless string trimmers we’ve tested range from decibels in the low 80s to the upper 90s (measured at our operator’s ear). Even at the top end, it’s an improvement over the majority of gas trimmers.
Your line selection plays a bigger part than it does on gas trimmers. Sometimes, switching the line you use can reduce the overall noise level or change the tone to a less irritating pitch.
When you have to change the line, it can be an easy or frustrating process. Manual loading is largely a thing of the past, though some trimmers still have manual heads. To make the process easier, look for models that have some type of fast-loading system (SpeedFeed, Rapid Load, etc). With these, you thread the line through the head to the middle, turn the head to load it, and go get on with the work.
Regardless of what comes on the trimmer, you can upgrade most to a quick-load head.
The best on the market right now is EGO’s PowerLoad design. It takes the fast-load concept and adds automatic winding and gives us the easiest, quickest line changes we’ve ever had.
Pro lawn crews typically have dedicated machines for string trimming, edging, and hedge trimming, but homeowners can save a lot of money by using interchangeable heads and tools that cover everything from blowing to brush cutting.
As we mentioned earlier, attachment systems require a top-mounted motor that affects the balance. It’s a trade-off you have to make for the convenience you gain.
One thing to keep an eye on is the attachment connection style. Models with a “universal” connection can use attachments from other brands, opening up far more choices. Recent multi-head systems including EGO, Milwaukee, and STIHL aren’t compatible with others, so you need to make sure they have everything you need before investing.
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The John Deere Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System
Never drain engine oil again.
We’ve changed the oil change. Revolutionized it really. See how fast and easy changing your oil can now be on 100 Series Riding Lawn Tractors with the John Deere Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System. Only from John Deere. Included on the E120, E130, E150, E160, E170, and E180 models.
Step One. Take it off.
Lift the hood. Make sure the engine is cool, then, twist to remove. It’s that simple.
Step Two. Twist and lock.
“Grab” the new Easy Change Canister, twist and lock into place. Make sure the arrow on your Filter System aligns with the arrow on your engine.
Step three. Done.
Close the hood and mow. John Deere recommends the Easy Change 30-second Oil Change System every 50 hours or at the end of your mowing season. Don’t drain engine oil ever again.
Draining engine oil is so 2017.
The engine modifications and new technologies are in. The re-envisioned oil filter with a media designed to resist breaking down in oil over time is here. The thousands of hours of testing are done. The end result is an all-in-one, oil and oil filter system like no other. The first of its kind. And thanks to the new John Deere Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System (“System”), you’ll never have to drain the oil from 100 Series Riding Lawn Tractors again.
Here’s why: The new System captures contaminants and recharges your engine with nearly a quart (0.8qt) (0.76 l) of new oil. In fact, this System increases the amount of oil in the engine by nearly 40%. 2 Your engine likes that.
What do you mean, I will never have to drain oil from my engine again? How is that possible? The answer is simple. We have developed a better filtration system and filter design for our 100 Series Riding Lawn Tractors 1. This fully synthetic filter media has greater surface area which increases its capacity to hold harmful contaminants. What’s more, the filter media is designed to resist breaking down in oil over time. Which means you’ll get a cooler running engine. And a cooler running engine and better filtering helps increase engine oil life. John Deere’s recommended oil service for 100 Series Riding Lawn Tractors 1. is to change the System every 50 hours or once a season, whichever comes first. Remember, the System replaces a portion of your engine oil. And that’s plenty.
The System uses John Deere Turf-Gard Oil. Using John Deere Turf-Gard Oil ensures you are using the exact oil specified by John Deere engineers.
Testing. Testing. Testing. Thanks to thousands of hours of rigorous and extensive testing, you can feel confident your engine will run for years to come.
1 The John Deere Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System is available on E120, E130, E150, E160, E170 and E180 Lawn Tractors today.
2 Compared to similar V-Twin engine models that do not have the John Deere Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System. That includes equivalent Deere 2017 models and 2018 models without the System.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is new with John Deere Riding Lawn Equipment?
We are excited about the exclusive John Deere Easy Change 30 second oil change system. Exclusive to John Deere and only available on certain models of the new 100 Series Lawn Tractors. These tractors are designed for ease of use for both operation and maintenance. The John Deere Easy Change System (“Easy Change”) allows the user to easily complete the recommended engine oil and filter maintenance in 30 seconds.
What is this new oil change system?
We changed the oil change. The all-in-one oil and oil filter system gives the owner the ability to change a portion of the oil and the filter in less than 30 seconds.
What happens to the rest of the oil in the engine when the Easy Change system is replaced?
The Easy Change system replaces.8 quart of oil. The remaining oil in the engine is refreshed by the charge of new oil included in the replacement Easy Change system. Combined with 40% more engine oil capacity, improved filtration and cooler running temperatures which help extend oil life, it is no longer necessary to remove and dispose of all the oil in your engine during service.
What makes the Easy Change system unique from other filters?
It is not just a filter. It is a newly developed technology system that allows a new “filter” to come already charged with oil and allows you to remove an existing filter and the contaminants inside without tools and without making a mess. Beyond the filter, technology within the canister and on your engine makes this possible.
Models with the Easy Change oil system use a fully synthetic filter that has more capacity to trap and hold contaminants. The larger surface area of the Easy Change canister acts like a radiator helping the oil to stay cool.
Does the Easy Change system somehow decrease the life of the engine?
The John Deere 100 Series lawn tractor models, with and without Easy Change, are specified for the same lifetime and are rigorously tested to the same standards to ensure the life of the tractor meets expectations.
Can I add the Easy change system to an existing tractor?
Because this system also requires unique features within the engine, the Easy Change system cannot be added to an engine that was not equipped with it at the factory.
Can I change all the oil if I choose to?
You could if you wanted to. There is an oil drain plug. It is not required for maintenance.
How often do I need to change the Easy Change canister?
Every 50 hours or once a year. The 100 Series Lawn Tractors with and without the Easy Change system have the same maintenance schedule.
What type of oil is recommended?
We recommend only John Deere Turf-Gard 10W30 Oil. The Easy Change canister comes pre-filled with John Deere Turf-Gard 10W30 oil.
How do I recycle the old oil?
Many local government recycling programs, authorized retailers, auto repair stations, and auto parts stores will puncture and recycle used oil filters and oil.
Do I ever need to add oil?
Yes. Consistent with our service recommendations for this product, you should check oil level daily and add oil if required.
The 5 Best Body Groomers For Men In 2023
In this guide I’ll be sharing what I consider to be the best body hair trimmers you can buy in 2023.
This article will help you find a groomer that’s effective, reliable and suitable for your needs, from shaving the groin to trimming body hair.
Using a suitable product is a key aspect that’s often overlooked in most of these roundups of the best groomers.
When it comes to body hair grooming and manscaping, our preferences and needs are different and a particular trimmer won’t be ideal for everyone.
Apart from performance and effectiveness, there are other things to factor in as well, like the availability and price of replacement blades, durability and so on.
I’ve personally bought and tested all the recommended trimmers in this guide.
In fact, I’ve been using most of them for years.
I’ll be sharing all the important stuff from the perspective of someone that owns and uses these body groomers on a regular basis, pros and cons included.
Lastly, I am not endorsed or sponsored by any of the brands I recommend — I’m just a regular user sharing his own personal experience.
With that out of the way, let’s dive right in.
Different types of body groomers for different needs
In your search for a suitable body trimmer, you’ve probably seen countless models, shapes and designs, all promising great things.
But if we look closely at the actual cutting system, we can narrow down the types of body hair groomers to only two.
It’s important to identify and understand them because the type will actually determine the groomer’s capabilities.
For example, the type of cutting system will make a certain trimmer more or less suitable for shaving the pubic area.
So let’s check out the two main types of body hair trimmers for men.
Side note: this isn’t an official classification, it’s just my personal take on grouping all the different body groomers into easy-to-grasp categories.
Body hair trimmers with basic shearing blades
This is the simplest type of body trimmer and one that you’re likely familiar with.
The cutting system consists of two overlapping blades: a static and a moving blade.
These blades shear against each other and cut the hairs captured by the teeth.
Trimmers with this cutting system are similar to hair clippers, but specially designed for tackling body hair (which is different than the hair on our head).
This type of body groomer has several specific pros and cons.
They can easily deal with hair of any length, they don’t get clogged easily, the blades can last longer before needing to be replaced and are easy to clean.
As for the cons, they can (and most will) nick the skin if you’re not very careful, especially when trimming more sensitive areas (groin, armpits).
That is of course the case when using such a trimmer with no guard.
Most will come with guards of different sizes and some even have an integrated, adjustable guard (the latter is in my opinion more practical).
These guards allow you to get the desired hair length.
For example, you may want to only trim the bulk of the hair on your legs, but want a closer trim on your chest and abs.
Some body groomers that use basic shearing blades come with rounded teeth that minimize the nicks, but not all of them are as effective as the manufacturers claim.
For example, I found the Manscaped Lawn Mower 4.0 to be particularly unforgiving when used without a guard over sensitive areas.
Body trimmers with shearing blades and a foil element
This is a more advanced type of trimmer head; the foil element uses blades that oscillate behind a thin, perforated metal screen.
This prevents nicks while allowing the blades to cut the hairs very close to the skin.
It is ideal for men that want a very close trim, even on sensitive areas like the groin and armpits.
Body trimmers that use a foil element usually have a second type of cutter that works together with it.
And that second cutter is usually a pair of shearing blades (like the one presented above).
Check out the shaving head of this Philips Bodygroomer:
You can clearly see the perforated foil element flanked by a pair of shearing blades.
During a stroke the first blade (top arrow) will come into contact with the hair, cutting it relatively close to the skin.
The remaining stomp will poke through one of the holes in the foil and will get cut at skin level, resulting in a very close shave.
This is a very effective system for cutting body hair close to the skin since it’s fast and comfortable as the two blades that flank the foil usually have rounded teeth to prevent the skin from getting nicked.
And while a foil element can only deal with short hair, the two rows of blades allow you to use it on longer body hair as well.
And that’s pretty much it when it comes to the different types of cutting systems used by body hair groomers.
Regardless of the brand, the groomer will likely use a variation of these types of cutters.
Here’s the head of a Braun Series XT5 which uses the same implementation (foil a pair of blades) as the Philips Bodygroom above:
It does look a bit different, but it’s the exact same principle.
Push and pull-style body trimmers
Another aspect that gets way too little attention in my opinion is the way you use a body trimmer.
Precisely, you can either push it or pull it against the direction of hair growth depending on how you’re supposed to grip it.
And that has a surprisingly big impact on the effectiveness of the trimmer when shaving a particular body part.
For example, a body groomer with a foil elementblades will almost always be a pull-style trimmer.
The head is angled down and you pull it towards you (like you would with a rake when collecting fallen leaves) and thus against the hair grain.
This is ideal for trimming the groin area and armpits. It will of course work just fine on the rest of the body, but it’s really practical in those particular areas.
Not only is such a trimmer more effective at catching the hair, it’s also more enjoyable to use and feels very natural and easy on the wrist.
Here’s a pic of my hairy leg getting trimmed with the Philips OneBlade (pull-style) and a 3mm guard:
Since the head of these trimmers has two rows of blades and it can work in either direction, you can also push it, but pushing it won’t be nearly as practical and effective.
And speaking of pushing, push-style body trimmers are usually the ones that only feature basic shearing blades.
As you can see in the image below, you hold them in a completely different manner and you push them toward the hair:
Trying to shave the groin with a push-style groomer is in my experience more cumbersome (you have less leverage) and more time-consuming.
Also, a push-style groomer will usually have shearing blades that can nick the skin when used on the groin area without a guard.
In my opinion, a pull-style groomer (with a foil element a pair of rounded blades) is ideal for a close shave, especially in those sensitive areas, like the groin and armpits.
Push-style trimmers with shearing blades are better suited for shaving body hair at different lengths (for example, trimming the hair on your legs, arms, chest or back).
You can use a push-style trimmer with or without a guard as nicks are a lot less likely in those areas.
But in my opinion, a push-style trimmer with shearing blades is best used with a guard for trimming body hair at 3mm or longer.
It’ll be really fast, effective and enjoyable to use.
For a close, skin-level trim, regardless of the area, you’d be better off with a pull-style trimmer with a foilblades head.
Now that we know the main variations, let’s see which type of body trimmer is best for you and your needs.
Choosing the right body trimmer
Just like with electric shavers, you should choose the trimmer that makes the most sense for your needs and budget.
I will be sharing my top 5 picks in the next section, but for now, let’s see the things you should be looking at when buying a body groomer.
Obviously, you’ll be using it to trim body hair, but we can further divide that into the groin area and the rest of the body.
And that’s because the two imply different capabilities of the trimmer. Some can even do both successfully as you’ll see later on.
Men usually want a close trim (skin level) in the groin area and a reasonably short trim on the rest of the body (2mm and up).
That can vary of course and I’ll address those use cases as well for each of the trimmers.
That said, if you need a body trimmer for a close and safe shave in the groin area, you should definitely be looking for a pull-style groomer that uses a foil element blades (like most Philips Bodygroom models).
These are the most effective and comfortable body hair trimmers to be used down there. They also work great for the armpits.
Some even come with guards of various lengths that go over the foil head, so you can use them on the rest of your body as well.
That way you’ll be able to get the desired hair length if you don’t want to cut it at skin level.
If cutting the hair at skin level (be it pubic hair or on the rest of the body) is not a must, then you can also consider a push-style groomer with different guards.
Also, there are some that will even work as beard trimmers and hair clippers if you want a single do-it-all tool.
Other things that are really important when choosing a body trimmer are the availability and price of the replacement blades/heads.
Ideally, you shouldn’t need to replace them very often and the price should be reasonable.
There are for example some newly launched trimmers that while look good on paper, there aren’t any replacement parts available. In my opinion you should avoid those.
I’ll only be recommending body groomers for which you can easily source the original blades/heads.
Then there’s the price of the trimmer itself — some are just way too expensive for what they offer.
I think the cost should be a decisive factor and I only picked the ones that are reasonably priced and offer good value for money.
This again brings me back to the Manscaped Lawn Mower 4.0, a highly popular body groomer that’s being talked about a lot.
I think it’s too expensive, the replacement blade is pricy as well and it must be changed every 3 months.
It’s one of the reasons why the Lawn Mower didn’t make my list (there are cheaper and better alternatives available).
Decent battery life is another hallmark of a quality body hair trimmer.
Ideally, you’ll want one that can provide at least 40 minutes of cordless operation (most trimmers will not work with the cord plugged in).
40 minutes is in my experience the bare minimum for a comfortable, full-body grooming session.
A quick charge feature can be really handy when you’re caught off guard.
I’ll also be sharing a few of my favorite compact body groomers for a trip/holiday and the ones that make the least noise during use — in some cases, a loud trimmer can be a deal-breaker.
Finally, a body hair trimmer should be easy to clean and care for and would last for years of regular use.
Luckily, I’ve been using most of the trimmers in this list for years, so I’m able to also evaluate their reliability.
Let’s now get to the fun part and check out some of the best body trimmers out there.
Which are the best body groomers for men in 2023?
Philips Norelco Bodygroom 5000 (BG5025/40)
Best body trimmer for most men
Also available on Walmart, Philips.com.
- Very close and mostly nick-free shaves
- Great for the groin area/manscaping
- Effective pull-style shaving head with 4 guards
- Good battery life and build quality
- Long handle for shaving the back
- Durable (and reasonably priced) shaving head
- Great value for money
- Fixed shaving head
- No integrated adjustable guard
- Only works cordless
My number one pick as the best body hair groomer for most men is the Philips Norelco Bodygroom 5000 (BG5025/40).
Side note: The European equivalent is the Philips Bodygroom 5000 BG5020/15 (identical performance-wise).
So what exactly makes the Bodygroom 5000 the best option overall and the number 1 choice on this list?
Well, it does pretty much everything right and will get you covered regardless of what you’ll be doing with it.
It’s a great tool for the genital area, but also for trimming/shaving the hair on the rest of the body.
over, it’s very reasonably priced, the replacement head is durable and widely available and the groomer even comes with a handle extension for hard-to-reach areas like your back.
It was a really close battle between the Bodygroom 5000 and the number 2 on the list as you’ll see next, but I ultimately had to choose the 5000 due to its lower price.
Here’s why I think it should be suitable for most men looking for a capable and reliable body trimmer.
Foil shearing blades cutting system
The Bodygroom 5000 from Philips Norelco uses a classic implementation of a foil shaver a pair of shearing blades.
This means it’s really effective at trimming long, even flat-lying body hair, but can also cut the remaining hair at skin level.
The two shearing blades use rounded, blunt teeth that reduce to a minimum the risk of nicks, even when shaving the genitals or armpits.
Yes, it can still cut you if you’re sloppy, but it’s a lot more forgiving than most other groomers that use shearing blades (for example, the Manscaped Lawn Mower).
Great for pubic hair
The combo head of the Bodygroom 5000 makes it ideal for shaving the groin even without a guard.
It’s able to capture flat, curly hairs with the leading blade when you pull the head against the grain.
You can then tilt it a bit so the foil part of the head comes in contact with the skin, shaving any remaining stumps.
Out of all the different groomers I’ve tried, even the ones specifically designed for shaving the genitals, Philips’ hybrid head was the most effective and the most comfortable.
It’s the one that inflicted the fewest nicks when using it below the waist.
If you want an effective and comfortable trimmer for the pubic area that can trim the hair really close, the Philips Bodygroom 5000 will give you precisely that.
I don’t think it’s quite the very best trimmer for the genitals because it has a fixed head (check out the number 2 option as an alternative), but it’s still easily one of the best.
Practical and effective for trimming body hair
We already saw that the hybrid foil blade head is able to cut the hair really close, but what if you don’t want that?
What if you only want to trim it to a certain length, one that you feel comfortable with?
Well, you can do that as well with the 3 included guards.
The guards fit securely over the shaving head and you can use the trimmer in either direction to get a precise trim.
That said, you’ll mostly use a pulling motion as it’s far more effective and natural.
The guards come in three sizes: 1/8”(3mm), 3/16”(5mm) and 9/32”(7mm). That is the length of the remaining hair after trimming it.
And while these removable guards aren’t as practical as an integrated adjustable guard that offers more granular control over the hair length, the ones that come with the Bodygroom 5000 have a few specific pros.
First of all, they’re sturdy and glide very easily over the skin, even if it’s a bit damp.
Secondly, this is a pull-style groomer, so it is in my opinion more practical and easier to use, especially when trimming the legs, armpits and the groin area.
I prefer push-style body trimmers only for the chest and forearms (because it gives me more leverage).
Using the Bodygroom 5000 on the rest of the body is easy and enjoyable and the trimmer is very effective at cutting flat-lying hairs as well.
Some groomers will leave some hairs behind when used with a guard, but that wasn’t the case with this one.
Also, because it’s a pull-style trimmer, it’s less likely to be affected by skin moisture.
My only gripe is that I would have liked a smaller guard included as well (1 or 2mm) as I prefer to trim the hair on my abdomen and chest pretty short.
But other than that, the performance was great.
I didn’t get to actually use the back extension as I don’t have much hair on my back, but did a dry run and it’s a very practical and effective accessory should you need it.
Durable and inexpensive replacement parts
The Bodygroom 5000 comes with the BG2000 shaving head, a part that’s used on pretty much all the models in Philips Norelco’s Bodygroom line.
It’s a tried and tested head, widely available and reasonably priced.
Philips Norelco BG2000 replacement head
over, it lasts more than pretty much anything I’ve used.
Philips recommends replacing it every 12 months, but in my experience it lasts even twice as long provided you clean it regularly.
The battery life of the Norelco Bodygroom 5000 is pretty solid as well at 60 minutes of cordless use.
Because the trimmer is waterproof, you can clean it effectively and quickly just by rinsing it with warm tap water.
You can also trim the hair in the shower or with shaving cream/gel if you prefer so.
I personally stick to a dry trim as it takes me less time and most trimmers are a lot more effective at cutting hairs when they don’t stick to the wet skin, especially if you use a guard.
This groomer is also adequately powerful and will have no trouble cutting dense body hair.
I also like that it doesn’t clog so you won’t have to constantly stop and remove the hairs.
It’s an excellent trimmer for cutting pubic hair but also for the rest of the body.
On the other hand, it is pretty noisy during use and emits a loud hum and the vibrations are moderately high.
In conclusion, while the Philips Norelco Bodygroom 5000 isn’t perfect — I would have liked a flexible head and at least an extra smaller guard — it’s a solid trimmer that will be a great option for the majority of men.
Philips Norelco Bodygroom 7000 (BG7030)
Best trimmer for the groin area
Also available on Walmart, Philips.com.
- Flexible hybrid head
- The best for shaving the groin area/genitals
- Very close and mostly nick-free shaves
- Integrated adjustable guard
- Powerful and versatile
- Solid battery life (around 90 minutes of use)
- Durable (and reasonably priced) shaving head
- Large and heavy
- The push-style trimmer is fiddly on damp skin
- Very noisy
- Only works cordless
Deal alert: You can sometimes get the Bodygroom 7000 BG7040 variation that comes with an extra replacement head and a nice travel case for roughly the same money, so definitely check it out.
Side note: The European equivalent of the BG7030 is the Philips Bodygroom 7000 7025.
The Bodygroom 7000 is an improved variation of the Bodygroom 5000 above with a few key differences.
However, it doesn’t mean it’s better in all regards as you’ll see.
Let’s check it out and see why it’s one of the best groomers out there for the groin, but also for the rest of the body.
Dual head design
What makes the Philips Bodygroom 7000 stand out from pretty much all other body trimmers out there is its dual-head design.
On one end it has the same hybrid foil blades head as the Bodygroom 5000, great for cutting hair at skin level without nicks, including pubic hair.
But unlike the fixed head of the 5000, the Bodygroom 7000 has a flexible head, allowing it to swivel during a stroke.
This makes holding and using this groomer more natural, especially when trimming the genital area and the armpits.
On the other end, instead of a charging port, we have a full-fledged trimmer with shearing blades and an integrated adjustable guard (which can be detached as well).
This guard allows you to set a hair length of anywhere from 3 to 11mm.
It’s very practical and useful and you won’t have to deal with fitting and removing different size guards.
So far it looks like a winner and it actually is in most regards, so let’s see what makes the Bodygroom 7000 one of the better trimmers in 2023.
The best groomer for the genitals
I can confidently say that the Philips Norelco Bodygroom 7000 is one of the best trimmers for pubic hair if not the best.
As mentioned earlier, it uses the exact shaving head as the Bodygroom 5000. However, it is mounted on a frame that swivels up and down.
And while I initially questioned its usefulness and it even took me some time to get used to it, I think it’s great, particularly for pubic hair.
It allows you to hold the groomer at an ideal angle in a more comfortable way — it’s difficult to explain, but take my word for it.
When shaving down there I prefer using the Bodygroom 7000 over the 5000 for precisely that reason.
Other than that, it’s just as effective at cutting the hairs close, fast and without nicks.
In my opinion the Philips Norelco Bodygroom 7000 is the best pubic hair groomer out there.
So what exactly is a trimmer suitable for the genital area?
Well, it ultimately comes down to being able to use that trimmer safely for a close, comfortable and effective shave.
And the Philips Bodygroom 7000 definitely checks those boxes.
The combination of rounded blades and that foil element for a close and gentle shave works great for the groin area.
It’s my trimmer of choice for the genital area, with the Bodygroom 5000 a close second.
Integrated guard for different hair lengths
As we saw, the Bodygroom 7000 has a second cutting system at the other end.
It consists of a basic clipper-style shearing blade with an adjustable guard (that can also be removed completely).
However, unlike the pair of blades at the other end, this one does not have rounded teeth, so it will cut the skin if you use it without the guard.
I strongly recommend using the foil head if you need to cut the hair at skin level as that one is a lot safer and more comfortable.
This trimming head should only be used with the included guard at your desired setting for the hair length.
The lowest setting is again 3mm which is in my opinion a bit too long.
The guard is sturdy and going through the different lengths is easy and convenient.
Once you set it, it’s a push-style trimmer that you therefore push against the hair grain.
It’s effective and powerful and doesn’t clog.
However, it does have some intrinsic disadvantages of a body groomer that you’ll be pushing instead of pulling.
It’s a bit fiddly to use on the hamstrings or behind the knees.
Also, if the skin is wet (from sweat or high humidity), it can get stuck and the stroke will be jittery and jerky.
This is made worse by the fact that the groomer is quite large and heavy, so not the most nimble.
That’s why I actually prefer the Bodygroom 5000 (pull-style) for trimming body hair even though it has removable guards instead of the integrated comb.
Also, because it’s a wet/dry groomer, you can use the 7000 in the shower as well.
Again, I do not recommend it as it’s just more difficult and time-consuming, especially if you use the trimmer with the guard.
Excellent battery life
The Bodygroom 7000 is fitted with a large Li-ion battery that’ll keep the trimmer going for almost 90 minutes.
That’s way beyond the official 80 minutes run time.
Having good battery life is really important with cordless-only body trimmers like this one.
Inexpensive and durable replacement head
Just like the Bodygroom 5000, the 7000 uses the same BG2000 hybrid head, which means it’s durable, cheap and easy to source.
The blade at the other end does not need to be replaced.
From my experience that one will last for years with minimal to no maintenance.
You can lubricate it every once in a while, but mine still cuts great despite not doing that and I’ve been using it for years.
As for cleaning, since it’s a waterproof groomer, you can quickly rinse it with warm tap water after your trimming session.
My main gripe with the Bodygroom 7000 is that the push-style trimmer end isn’t quite as effective at cutting the hair on the rest of the body compared to the Bodygroom 5000.
It’s the main reason why I think that one will be better in most cases.
Also, the 7000 is quite large and heavy so trimming hard-to-reach areas will be more fiddly.
Finally, there’s the noise during use. This thing is loud. It is by far the noisiest body trimmer on this list.
over, it vibrates a lot, especially when using the hybrid head (it has two motors, each one powering each of the shaving heads).
However, the Philips Norelco Bodygroom 7000 would be my number 1 pick for trimming the genital area.
It also works reasonably well on the rest of the body when using the guard trimmer.
Just make sure the skin is dry for the trimmer to be effective and enjoyable to use.
Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 (MG7750/49)
Best multipurpose groomer (all-in-one)
Also available on Walmart, Philips.com.
- Extremely versatile (body, beard and hair trimmer)
- 23 attachments and accessories
- Excellent build quality (brushed aluminum body)
- Fantastic battery life (5 hours on a single charge)
- Cordless corded use
- Very quiet during use
- Reasonably priced
The Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 7000 has got to be the Swiss army knife of body trimmers.
This thing can do (almost) anything and it comes bundled with a huge array of guards and cutting attachments, including a nose hair trimmer and a foil head.
It’s a sleek-looking trimmer as well, featuring an all-aluminum body.
over, it’s quite light and compact, especially when considering its powerful motor and large battery.
Here’s why I think the Multigroom 7000 is one of the best versatile body hair trimmers out there.
All in one body, beard and hair trimmer
If you like keeping things simple and want a single tool to handle all your trimming needs, this is probably the one to get.
You can use the Norelco Multigroom 7000 to trim body and facial hair, but it also works as a hair clipper.
It’s a push-style trimmer that comes with two blades: a standard and a wider one and you can swap between them with ease.
It just clicks securely in place, no need to use a screwdriver.
You would use the standard blade with the appropriate guards for trimming your beard and body hair, and the wider blade for cutting your hair.
For trimming body hair, you get two guards, 3mm and 5mm:
The beard guards come in 5 different sizes: 7, 5, 3, 2 and 1mm:
The 6 wider hair guards fit only over the wider blade and there are 4 standard hair guards (16, 12, 9 and 4mm — pictured below) and 2 angled guards (4–9mm for cutting the hair around the ears).
There’s also a foil head attachment that cuts facial hair at skin level; its main use would be to clean up your neck/cheeks from stubble and get as close as possible to the beard line.
Powerful, quiet and easy to use
The Multigroom 7000 is by far the best push-style trimmer I’ve ever used.
The blades are really sharp and the motor is torquey and silent and this groomer mows through the hair regardless of how thick and dense it is.
The trimmer is extremely fast and effective even with flat-lying hairs.
The guards are made of high-quality plastic, they don’t bend or buckle under pressure and glide easily over the skin.
The trimmer itself has great ergonomics and it’s easy to use and nimble regardless of what you’re doing.
It also doesn’t vibrate during use and it’s one of the quieter body trimmers out there.
Compared to the first two options (or any other model in the Bodygroom line), it’s a lot quieter.
Perfect for trimming body and facial hair
The Multigroom 7000 is a highly capable body hair trimmer, limited only by the inclusion of the two 3mm and 5mm body guards.
As I mentioned earlier, I think a smaller guard would have been useful.
There’s a workaround though: I’ve been using the 2mm and 1mm beard guards for body hair as well and work perfectly fine.
I will however recommend being extra careful with the 1mm beard guard as that one leaves the blade exposed and you can nick the skin.
The Multigroom 7000 is my tool of choice for trimming body hair (but not for the groin as you’ll see).
It’s just so effective, fast and easy to use, especially when trimming large areas like the legs and chest/abs.
The blade of the Multigroom 7000 doesn’t have skin-friendly, rounded teeth, so it will certainly cut you if you use it without a guard and you’re not careful.
I would strongly recommend against using the blade with no guard over sensitive areas like the genitals or armpits — it will cut you and it will be extremely painful.
It’s one of the least forgiving trimmers in that regard.
I would only use it without a guard to trim my beard while still being very careful.
The beard-trimming capabilities of the Multigroom 7000 are impressive and you can use it to pre-trim the beard (before shaving), maintain it at a certain length or edge it with great precision.
Useful if you cut your own hair
The wide blade makes the Multigroom 7000 suitable for cutting the hair on your head as well.
I would however only recommend it for basic hairstyles like buzz cuts since it only has 4 guards (apart from the two angled ones) and doesn’t have a lever for adjusting the blade gap.
So you will not be able to seamlessly blend the lines of a skin fade for example.
If you’re serious about cutting your own hair, it’ll be worth investing in a dedicated hair clipper.
The Norelco Multigroom 7000 will be good enough for basic haircuts or for less frequent use — it can definitely come in handy.
For example, I used it to cut my hair during lockdown before getting a Wahl Magic clipper — the latter is a much more capable tool for haircuts.
But again, if you only need a tool for basic haircuts, it can handle that just fine.
Fantastic battery life, cordedcordless use
The Multigroom 7000 can go for 5 and half hours on a single charge.
And on top of that, it will also work with the cord plugged in while charging.
So it’s pretty much in a class of its own when it comes to battery life.
Philips somehow managed to squeeze in a large battery that charges from 0 to 100% in under 3 hours.
And you can also quick charge it for 5 minutes if the battery is completely drained — you’ll get just enough power for a quick trim.
Then again, you have the peace of mind that you can always use it with the cord plugged in.
Waterproof and easy to clean
Since you’ll be using the same blade for body and facial hair, proper hygiene will be important.
Luckily, the Multigroom 7000 is fully waterproof and you can simply wash it with tap water.
You can do so with all the attachments and guards and then just let them air dry.
No trimmer is perfect and the Norelco Multigroom 7000, despite its impressive performance in most scenarios, is no exception.
Its Achilles heel is the ability to shave/trim sensitive areas at skin level.
Precisely, the genitals and armpits.
The blade of the Multigroom 7000 is very unforgiving and will inflict some nasty cuts if you try to use it on sensitive areas without a guard.
So if you want a close trim on your private parts, you won’t be able to do it with this trimmer.
You will need a second tool specifically for that. There are some small, cheap groomers that would be perfectly suitable for that as you’ll see later on.
But the Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 won’t be a good choice for trimming pubic hair close to the skin.
Even when shaving your armpits (with no guard) you must be extremely careful as the blade can easily nick the skin and trust me, it’ll be a nasty cut.
This is the main drawback of owning and using a single multipurpose trimmer.
The only workaround would be to use a guard, which may or may not be a deal breaker depending on your preferences.
If you want a close trim, you will need a second groomer specifically for the sensitive areas.
For additional info, you can also check out my detailed review of the Multigroom 7000.
Braun Series XT5 (XT5100)
Best compact/travel body groomer
Also available on Walmart, Braun.com.
- Compact and easy to carry/store
- Comfortable and surprisingly effective
- Nimble and easy to use
- Adequate for trimming pubic hair
- Beard body trimmer
- Not great with flat-lying hair
- Battery life is borderline adequate
- No USB charging port
- A bit pricey
- Not as capable as a large groomer
The trimmers on this list so far are highly capable with large batteries and while they perform great, aren’t very practical for traveling or for a quick touchup.
I’ve been testing quite a few of these compact body hair trimmers and ultimately settled on the Braun Series XT5 (XT5100) as my pick.
The honorable mentions are the Philips OneBlade Face Body and the Philips Bodygroom Series 1100.
The OneBlade had very limited accessories for body hair and was ineffective at trimming flat-lying hairs, particularly pubic hair.
The Bodygroom Series 1100, while very enjoyable thanks to its dimensions and low weight, had really brittle guards (I broke two, even though I was very gentle handling it) and it clogged with hair way too often.
So overall, the Braun Series XT5 managed to edge ahead and it is in my opinion the best out of all these compact body hair trimmers.
It has the fewest shortcomings and performance-wise, it’s surprisingly good for a trimmer of this type (and size).
In fact, while I think it would be ideal as a second/backup/travel groomer, it can work as your main (and only) hair trimmer as well.
over, it’s both a beard and body hair trimmer, so highly versatile if you also need to edge or maintain/trim your beard.
So let’s see where the XT5 excels and where it’s not that great.
Light, compact and very easy to use
The main selling point of the Braun XT5 has to be its size.
It’s a really small groomer, smaller than the Philips OneBlade and it’s just a joy using it compared to other bulky trimmers.
At 105 grams (3.7 oz), it’s half the weight of the Philips Bodygroom 7000.
Granted, it’s not as capable and I’ll get to that as well, but it’s so nimble and effortless to use, especially when trimming some less accessible areas (like the back of the legs/hamstrings).
Its shaving head is similar in design and function to the one on the Bodygroom line from Philips.
Precisely, it has a pair of shearing blades with a foil element between them.
However, the blades aren’t as forgiving and the Braun XT5 can cut you if you use it without a guard, especially when trimming pubic hair.
Also, the teeth are very close together and there are far fewer perforations in the foils, which means that overall this cutting system isn’t as effective or as capable as the one of the Philips Bodygroom 7000 or 5000.
But even so, considering its size, the XT5 is quite good. It’s also quieter than the Bodygroom trimmers and doesn’t vibrate as much.
But the Philips Multigroom 7000 for example is still the quietest on this list.
Side note: the quietest trimmer I’ve used is the Manscaped Lawn Mower 4.0. I did not however include it in my top 5 because of its high price and underwhelming performance, especially when trimming sensitive areas.
Body (including the genitals) face trimmer
The XT5 can trim body and facial hair and comes with appropriate guards.
The body hair guards are only two, a 0mm SkinGuard and a 3mm standard guard.
The SkinGuard attachment allows you to cut body hair at skin level in a safe and comfortable manner.
Usually, a 0mm guard would still impact the closeness, but not in this case.
The hair is still cut at skin level since the foil element remains exposed and the guard sits flush with the blades.
It’s particularly useful when trimming the genital area; it cuts close and does a fine job, although it requires more work to get all the hairs compared to a large Philips Bodygroom trimmer for example.
It’s also not as effective if the hairs stay flat on the skin and you will need to go over that area multiple times.
The other 3mm guard has the same issue, it’s not as effective with flat-lying hairs as the Bodygroom 5000 which is also a pull-style trimmer with detachable guards.
But again, given the size of the Braun XT5, that was to be expected.
There are 5 beard guards as well: 1, 2, 3 and 5 mm. I’ve actually used them to trim body hair and worked well.
Again, I find the 3mm body guard a bit too large and the 0mm SkinGuard would trim the hair too short.
The 1mm and 2mm beard guards are ideal for me, so I just use them to cut body hair.
Also, while you can trim up and down with the two-way head and guards, most of the time you’ll be pulling up towards you as that’s more effective and you have more leverage.
Decent battery life
The XT5 has a thin and compact body, so Braun could only fit in a smaller battery.
When fully charged, it’s able to provide around 45 minutes of cordless-only operation, which is just okay.
In my case, it was barely enough to complete a full body trim and I’m not a very hairy guy.
The smaller battery, together with the fact that it takes more work for a clean trim means the Braun XT5 won’t be ideal for men with a lot of body hair.
Any of the first three options on the list would be a lot better in that case.
Waterproof and easy to clean
The Braun XT5 is a very basic, straightforward groomer and since it’s wet/dry, you can just rinse it clean with warm water.
The shaving head does tend to get a bit hot during use, so I would also lubricate it with a drop of clipper oil every once in a while.
Braun doesn’t mention this, but it does seem to help.
A lubricating spray for clippers or electric shavers will also work great.
Ideal for traveling and touchups
In my view, the XT5 would make a great body trimmer to take with you on trips or as a backup for a quick trim.
It’s lightweight and only takes up a bit of space in your luggage.
The battery should be more than enough for a vacation (provided it’s 100% charged), so there’s no need to take the Braun charger with you.
And speaking of charging, it would have been great to have a USB-C port instead of the Braun proprietary connector.
That way you could simply use your phone’s charger and cable.
The replacement head for the XT5 (called the XT10) should be pretty easy to source in most countries and according to Braun, it should be replaced every 6 months.
That estimation is based on two full shaves per week.
Braun Series X XT10 replacement head
If you’ll only be using it for traveling or a quick touchup, the head should last a lot longer than that.
Cleaning and lubricating it regularly will also increase that timeframe.
The price is a bit higher compared to the OneBlade head for example, but it should (at least in theory) last more.
This tiny groomer has got you covered regardless if you need to trim your beard or body hair, even the groin area.
There are plenty of guards to get the desired hair length and overall it’s a decent trimmer that can work great for traveling or as your main groomer if you don’t have a lot of body hair.
Because of its small head, an entire trimming session will take longer, so definitely keep that in mind.
Also, while I wouldn’t call the XT5 expensive, it’s rather on the pricier side. I think you should definitely wait for a discount on this one.
Best ergonomics for full body grooming
Also available on Walmart, Panasonic.com.
- Neutral grip, easy and enjoyable to use
- Fast and effective
- Great battery life
- Very good build quality
- Sturdy guards
- Easy to clean
- Not ideal for the groin area
- Only three guards
- Can be charged only via a charging stand
Finally, there’s the Panasonic ER-GK60-S which takes a completely different approach compared to pretty much any other body trimmer out there.
While the cutting system is a standard shearing blade, it is positioned in line with the body of the groomer in this V-shaped head.
The consequence of this design approach is that you can hold the trimmer in a very natural way with no stress on your wrist.
And in most cases this works better than the traditional trimmer with the cutting head perpendicular to the handle.
Unique head design, great ergonomics
Using this Panasonic groomer feels natural and effortless, especially when trimming the hair on your legs, abs and arms.
I actually prefer this grip to the standard push and pull trimmers.
The groomer itself is pretty slim and lightweight compared to a Philips Bodygroom and this further improves the positive experience.
The V-shaped head, especially when used without a guard is very nimble and you can easily trim some hard-to-reach areas, like behind the knee joint or the crease between the leg and groin.
Effective body hair trimming
The Panasonic ER-GK60-S comes with three guards:
Panasonic recommends the use of the SkinGuard comb when trimming sensitive areas like your groin or armpits.
However, unlike the SkinGuard that comes with the Braun XT5 above, this one will actually impact the closeness.
Precisely, the length of the remaining hair will be 2mm.
That’s perfectly fine on the rest of the body (I actually use it for that), but on the groin and armpits most men would prefer a very short trim.
You could use the groomer with no guard, but the blade doesn’t have any special features to prevent nicks.
Panasonic does mention rounded tips, but the blade doesn’t seem to be any less forgiving than regular shearing blades.
And unless you’re extremely careful, the ER-GK60-S with the exposed blade can cut you.
Panasonic recommends always using one of the three combs when trimming sensitive areas.
And that’s the main shortcoming of this trimmer in my opinion — just like the Philips Multigroom 7000, it’s not ideal if you want a close, fast and comfortable trim below the waist.
A Philips Bodygroom 5000 or 7000 will be a much better option in that case.
Also, I don’t find the grip particularly comfortable when trimming pubic hair — works great on the rest of the body, but is a bit awkward and fiddly when used on the genitals.
The guards included with this Panasonic are excellent.
They’re sturdy, easy to remove, fit extremely securely over the blade and glide easily on the skin.
These are the best guards I’ve seen on a body groomer along with the ones that come with the Norelco Multigroom 7000.
They’re pretty effective even when the hairs stay flat on the skin and the blade never gets clogged.
I would not however use it (with the guards) in the shower — if the skin is wet, it’ll miss a lot of hairs (just like any other body groomer).
Apart from the 2mm guard (SkinGuard), the ER-GK60-S comes with two 3 and 6 mm guards.
That’s all you’re getting and for most men it should be enough.
I personally only use the 2mm and 3mm guards as those leave the hair at an ideal length for me.
The 3mm and 6mm guards also work great for debulking.
Excellent battery life
The battery on the Panasonic ER-GK60-S is really good.
The weird part is that the manufacturer officially claims only 40 minutes of cordless use.
However, I constantly get around 80 minutes — that’s double the official number.
And I’m not the only one — I’ve checked other user reviews as well.
The bad part? Charging the groomer from 0 to 100% takes a lengthy 8 hours.
over, you can only charge the ER-GK60-S via the included (and very bulky) charging stand.
The cord is non-removable, so you cannot plug it directly into the trimmer.
Luckily, if you take it with you on vacation, a fully charged battery will be more than enough.
Easy cleaning and maintenance
Since the ER-GK60-S is fully waterproof, you can of course rinse it with warm water for quick and effective cleaning.
The blade is also easy to remove so you can use the included brush to remove any hairs stuck on the inside.
Panasonic also includes a small bottle of lubricant with the ER-GK60-S.
The user manual says you should oil the blade by placing a single drop of lubricant in 5 key spots (indicated below) before and after using the trimmer.
In my opinion that is a bit overkill and I personally only do it right before using the trimmer.
The blade should be replaced every 3 years according to Panasonic, so it’s by far the most durable, at least in theory.
The blade has the part number ER9500 and should be available in most countries. The price is pretty reasonable as well.
What isn’t so reasonable is the cost of the trimmer itself — the Panasonic ER-GK60-S is rather pricey. It’s the most expensive groomer on this list.
I actually had some doubts about including it precisely because of that.
It offers some compelling features and I think it’s a really good body trimmer, but I would only recommend getting it if you can find a great deal.
Otherwise, I would go with one of the other options above.
For more info, you can check out my full Panasonic ER-GK60-S review.
There it is, my personal top 5 body hair trimmers for 2023.
These should cover everyone’s needs and hopefully by this point, you should have a strong bias toward one.
I tried to pick the ones that offer good value for money, are effective, reliable and easy to operate/clean.
Now that you know which body trimmer is right for you, it’s time to put it to good use.
Trimming body hair: 6 tips for easy and pain-free grooming
Whether you prefer a smooth, skin-level shave or just to trim away the bulk, here are a few easy-to-follow, but highly effective tweaks you can implement right away.
Make sure your skin is dry
I’ve often touched upon this, but it’s one of those little things that can make the difference between a poor and a great experience.
Unless you’re using a trimmer in a very specific way that would favor the addition of water (and shaving cream), you’d be better off using it dry.
Sweat can therefore be a major problem, especially if you use a guard/comb attachment as the hairs will stick to the skin and the blade won’t catch them.
over, the trimmer won’t glide smoothly and will constantly drag and skip over the skin.
A body groomer that must be pushed against the hair is usually affected to a higher degree by moisture and sweat, causing the motion to be jerky.
I for example suffer from Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweat) which is a lot worse during summer or humid days.
It’s a problem when I shave my face as well.
When trimming body hair, excessive sweat/moisture can be really annoying. There are a couple of ways you can sort of get around this.
First, a cooler environment definitely helps. If there’s a cooler room you can use, definitely try that or crank up the AC during hot summer days before you actually start trimming.
Second, dry the skin with a towel and use a bit of talcum powder (baby powder).
I use some on my legs and forearms to absorb any remaining moisture — for some reason, those areas are affected to a higher degree.
Tip: if you use baby powder or any mineral-based powder, make sure you give your trimmer a thorough cleaning with warm water because mineral residue can lead to premature wear of the blades.
Trim your body hair in a well-lit room
I know this sounds trivial, but you just can’t underestimate how much of a difference good lighting makes.
You can easily leave behind patches of hair if the lighting is poor and it’ll also take you more time to finish trimming.
Natural light is by far the best, but let’s be real, most of us don’t have access to that while manscaping (for obvious reasons).
Using an extra light source — even the flashlight on your phone — can help.
On that note, the Lawn Mower 4.0 has a built-in tiny flashlight and it’s so useful. It’s a pity the trimmer itself proved to be underwhelming.
And here’s a bonus tip:
Once you’ve finished your grooming session, take a quick shower and swiftly inspect the results (in a well-lit room, of course). I guarantee you there are some stray hairs left, so make sure to get them now.
Make sure your trimmer has enough battery charge
This is something you’ll want to check before you start.
It’s no fun to have your trimmer die on you mid-session. And most of the current models will only work cordless and charging can take a long time.
I try to charge my trimmers regularly even if there’s still some charge left, so I can always grab one and use it without any fear of the battery dying.
Also, most modern groomers use Li-ion batteries that you can charge whenever you want without any significant impact on the battery lifespan.
Ideally, you’d want the charge between 20% and 80% to get the absolute maximum out of it, but I wouldn’t stress too much about staying within those boundaries.
Take your time when trimming sensitive areas (groin, armpits)
Even though several trimmers like the Bodygroom models have skin-friendly blades, you can still get cut if you’re sloppy.
And wrinkly, thin skin is a lot more susceptible to cuts.
Use your free hand to keep it taut and move the trimmer slowly and in a controlled manner against the hair’s direction of growth.
You’ll want to be very thorough and careful, so I actually recommend starting with the genital area and armpits and then moving to the rest of the body.
Towards the end of a trimming session, my patience and FOCUS are lower and I think that’s the case with most people.
That’s why it’s generally a good idea to tackle the difficult areas first.
Clean (and lubricate) your trimmer regularly
Cleaning a body groomer after each use is not only good for hygiene, but also for the groomer itself.
Dirt buildups between the blades will impact the trimmer’s performance.
The motor will work harder just to keep the blade moving and the battery will also run out of charge faster.
All the trimmers I’ve recommended are waterproof and can be easily cleaned with warm tap water.
Just remember to let them air dry completely (preferably with the head/blade detached) before storing them.
Proper lubrication is also important for optimum performance and will keep the blades sharp for a longer time.
Some brands will include detailed instructions in the user manual about how and when to do it — Panasonic will even include a bottle of oil with the ER-GK60-S — but some will not even mention lubrication.
If yours didn’t come with lubricant, you can use clipper oil or a spray lubricant for electric shavers.
I recommend Wahl clipper oil or Oster blade lube, these are inexpensive and effective lubricants that I’ve been using for years with all my trimmers, shavers and hair clippers.
As for spray lubricants, the Andis CoolCare Plus is effective and reasonably priced.
A good rule of thumb would be to apply a couple of drops on the blade/foil (the blade should be clean and dry), then let the trimmer run for 5 to 10 seconds to distribute the oil evenly.
Gently wipe off any excess with a tissue and you’re all set.
As for how often you should be oiling your trimmer, two or three times a month should be enough.
If you use it very often, you can increase the frequency to once or twice a week.
This isn’t some definitive rule that you must follow to a T — just some general guideline that should work well in most cases.
Use a suitable trimmer for your needs
Last but certainly not least, you should use a body trimmer that best suits your needs.
With the ones I’ve presented in this post as being my top picks, I tried to emphasize their strengths and weaknesses so you can hopefully choose one that would be right for you.
For example, if you need a beard body trimmer, the Philips Multigroom 7000 is one of the best options out there.
For the groin area, the Bodygroom 7000 is in my opinion the one to have. It’s also good enough for the rest of the body, but it really shines as a pubic hair trimmer.
So make sure to prioritize your needs and budget and pick a trimmer accordingly.
How to trim/shave the groin area
Manscaping down there deserves a separate section as it’s a very specific part of a man’s grooming routine and requires some extra care.
Most of us want a close trim below the waist, ideally without any nicks and extra work.
And with the right tool and the right approach, it can be done.
All the above tips still apply, but I’ll share a few more specific recommendations that I consider to be key when trimming the groin area with an electric groomer.
Use a trimmer with a skin-friendly blade
As mentioned above, most men prefer a very close, skin-level trim down there.
With most groomers, that basically means using the trimming head with no guard/comb attached.
There are a couple of exceptions, like the Braun Series XT5 with its 0mm SkinGuard, but in general, it means no guard.
It’s therefore important to have a trimmer that is very forgiving as the skin on your private parts is very thin and can get cut easily.
As I mentioned previously, my picks would be the trimmers in Philips Norelco’s Bodygroom range, like the 5000 or 7000.
You would still need to trim the hair carefully as any trimmer will cut you if you’re really pushing it, but it’s less likely to happen in this case.
The shaving head of these groomers is ideal for cutting groin hair, with the rounded blades and the foil element for that extra close shave.
You’ll want to first cut the long hairs using the leading blade by dragging it against the hair, then slightly increase the angle you’re holding the trimmer at against the skin so that the foil will be flat on the skin, shaving any remaining stubble.
Tip: If you’re constantly getting razor bumps/pseudofolliculitis when trimming pubic hair, you may want to skip using the foil and just use the blade to cut the hairs. Shaving them at skin level will increase the likelihood of getting bumps.
Dry skin is even more important when trimming sensitive areas
The sensitive skin on your privates will make things a lot worse if it’s not perfectly dry.
There are two things I found to be of great help for a comfortable and effective trim.
The first is to take a quick shower before you start grooming.
Make sure you dry the skin thoroughly with a towel. The skin is usually a bit dry after being washed with shower gel, the trimmer head glides smoothly and the hair is easier to cut.
The second is again to use a bit of baby powder to dry any moisture, so pretty much what you would normally do when trimming other body parts.
If you use shaving cream/gel, you obviously don’t need to bother with drying the skin.
I personally prefer a dry trim as shaving cream is messy, takes more time and I can’t really see much with all that lather.
There are transparent/no-foam shaving gels as well, but I still don’t find the extra work to be worth it.
Be gentle and take your time
This is important especially if the hair is longer.
If you move the trimmer too quickly, there’s a higher chance the hairs will get snagged instead of being cut and it won’t be pleasant.
Also, you can get some nasty cuts if you’re not moving the trimmer in a slow and controlled manner.
Trim the groin area more often
On a related note, since short pubic hair is easier to cut, you might want to increase the frequency of your manscaping.
If you’re dealing with any skin irritation/razor bumps, then definitely allow a few days for the skin to heal.
But otherwise, more often is usually better: it takes less time, there’s a lower risk of the hairs getting pulled and they’re easier to cut.
Avoid the things that could irritate the skin
Really tight underwear for example can cause a rash and even bumps if your skin is sensitive.
Also, when showering right after trimming your groin, I recommend using warm or even lukewarm instead of hot water as that can also irritate the skin.
I originally decided to write this guide after reading quite a few of these lists of the best body hair trimmers.
However, a lot of the most popular pieces I’ve read were clearly written by editors that have never actually used the trimmers they mention.
That fact is immediately obvious to someone that has been using those very trimmers for a long time.
over, some of the recommendations were simply redundant or didn’t make any sense.
And there are way too many options in a list that will only confuse the reader. isn’t necessarily better.
For example, one such article recommended 17 body trimmers.
With this real-world guide, I tried to scratch my own itch and come up with something that would be useful to me — things I would have liked to know before buying a particular body groomer.
Hopefully you won’t have to go through much trial and error to find a suitable trimmer.
I’ve personally bought and used all of them, so at least in that regard, I think this roundup will be more relevant and useful than most.
I will be keeping it updated in case there’s a better/more cost-effective alternative to some of the models I recommended.
If you have any questions or you’d like to share your experience with a particular trimmer, please leave a comment below.
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I bought the Philips 5000 and the 2-outer-cutters design is horrible for groin. It shaves close yes, but with with a constant danger of cuts from these outer cutters. If you are operating it, you cannot se the other blade to much, also if you press down a bit the cutters are right on the skin. Areas around the shaft are like Russian roulette! Safety wise, razor is much more safer to operate. Maybe a different design like Panasonic Arc4 or something would be better, if you pre-shave long hairs. Reply
Hi Nicholas, Thanks for the comment. If you’re constantly getting cuts from the outer blades I think a few tweaks may be needed. The skin, especially around and at the base of the shaft as you’ve mentioned must be taut, that is really important. You also shouldn’t press hard and use slow and controlled strokes. Any trimmer will cut you otherwise. I got used to not seeing the blade and after a few times, it won’t be a problem anymore. For trimming body hair that is long/curly, flat-lying and not as dense as facial hair, the use of shearing blades is pretty much the only option — that’s why other types of cutters like the one on the Arc 4 wouldn’t work. And after trying pretty much everything, this Philips blade is the most effective and safe in my opinion. I’m sure that you can get a good result with a few changes to the way you use it. Sincerely, Ovidiu Reply
Ovidiu, First, Kudos to you for writing the most informative column on the internet on this subject. Not only on product but also on technique. I do a full body trim on a regular basis and have used many diferent tools with varying degrees of success. For years my electric shaver was the Andis Profoil. In my opinion nothing shaves closer. I grew tired of their durability issues due to the entire unit being made of plastic and the poor quality and durability of their replacement foils. Based on your review I purchased the Panasonic Arc 5 shaver and so far am very impressed with the quality of the device and closeness and comfort of the shave. Again based on your review I ordered the Phillips Bodygroom 5000. I hope for similar results like with the Arc 5. Thanks again. Keep up the good work. Mark D Reply
Hi Mark, Many thanks for the comment, I really appreciate it. Durability is unfortunately an ongoing problem with all double foil shavers that use really thin, brittle foils (Andis ProFoil, Wahl Finale, etc). Panasonic is in a different class in that regard. Hope you’ll enjoy using the Bodygroom 5000, considering its price and capabilities it should be a great option for most of us. Sincerely, Ovidiu Reply
Thanx for your really helpfull texts Im from Austria, i do have “hyperacusis”, is the Panasonic ER-GK60-S the most silent bodygroomeryou r knowin? (Already had the Philips Multigroom Series 7000, only the Bodygroom-essay is loud, but i thats what i need … ) Many thanx, sorry for my bad english. Peace and Love from Austria Reply
You are very welcome, glad you found the info useful. The Panasonic ER-GK60-S is definitely not the quietest out there. In fact, I’d say it’s slightly louder than the Philips Multigroom 7000. The ones in the Bodygroom line are definitely loud and vibrate a lot. The quietest I’ve come across is the Manscaped Lawn Mower 4.0, but definitely check out my review of it as well before buying. I’d say it’s slightly quieter than the Multigroom 7000 so you can get an idea. Sincerely, Ovidiu Reply
Hi, What are your thoughts on these: 1. Manscaped The Lawnmower 4.0 2. Meridian Electric Below-The-Belt Trimmer 3. WAHL Manscaper 4. Braun BG5340 Reply
Hi, The only one I have used from your list is the Manscaped Lawn Mower 4.0, but I’ll still share what I think about the rest. Also, it would have been useful to know in which way you’ll be using the trimmer for the majority of the time (groin, body, desired hair length etc). 1. I think the Lawn Mower 4.0 is overrated, overpriced (both the shaver and the blades), isn’t nearly as forgiving as claimed when used without a guard on the groin area and there are better and cheaper alternatives (I’ve mentioned them in the post above). I reviewed the Lawn Mower in great detail here if you want to check it out. 2. As mentioned, I haven’t tested it, but the Meridian trimmer looks extremely similar to the Lawn Mower and I suspect it’ll be pretty much the same performance-wise. 3. The Wahl trimmer looks solid and comes from a reputable brand. The adjustable guard is also very practical, but I can’t say anything about how sturdy or easy to use it is in practice. As for trimming sensitive areas without the guard, I doubt that blade won’t nick the skin, especially since it’s a push-style trimmer. Those are less forgiving on the genital area. 4. The Braun is similar to the Wahl in terms of features and capabilities, they even have the same 100 minutes battery life and come with adjustable guards. The Braun also has two additional fixed ones for trimming hair very short (the adjustable guard will leave the hair at 3 to 11mm). You would probably need to use the fixed guards when trimming the genital area as the blade seems to be just a regular one, so it can cut the skin. This means it won’t get as close as a Philips Bodygroom for example and it’ll probably take more time to complete as well. Hope this helps. Sincerely, Ovidiu Reply
Thank you for the great work you do! I just wanted to add that there are versions of the Multigroom 7000 that come with a dedicated body trimmer attachment which is quite capable. For example, I have the MG7785/20 (European model) which has that attachment. It’s a clipper-style trimmer with cutting elements on both sides and no foil element. However, it cuts surprisingly close. I’d say it’s about on par with the OneBlade in terms of closeness. It has a safety guard which is removable but you are not supposed to be using it without it. It’s removable just so you can clean it better. I suppose you could try using it it without the guard to achieve better closeness but, as you’ve said on multiple occasions here, when shaving sensitive areas with this type of trimmer, it’s very easy to cut yourself. I’ve learned that the hard way. In any case, it works great for my armpits. I’ve tried it on the groin area as well and it works great there too. In fact, it’s too close for what my skin can handle down there so I stopped using it for that because I’m getting ingrown hairs. I got the Multigroom 7000 mainly as a hair clipper and beard trimmer and I wasn’t even planning on using the body trimmer attachment but I was very pleasantly surprised. Reply
Hi Vesselin, Thank you for the comment, much appreciated. That is absolutely true and it’s an accessory that makes the Multigroom that much better and more versatile. Unfortunately it’s only available in a few select countries so I just recommended the one that can be easily purchased in most places. That attachment is extremely similar to the head of the Philips Bodygroom 1100 which I also found to shave very close, but I would definitely use it with the guard attached on sensitive areas. Sincerely, Ovidiu Reply
Thanks for this frank and comprehensive article! It’s the best I’ve found on the topic. I want to trim my groin for the first time and after carefully reading, decided to get a Philips OneBlade Face Body, over your objections. Please double-check my logic: – If it did the trick, I’d prefer something light and compact (e.g. Braun XT5) vs. a bulkier Bodygroom (your top two picks). – As a newbie, I’m not sure I want skin-level, to avoid bumps. In which case one of your compact options might just do the trick? Perhaps with experience I’ll later change to skin-level. – The OneBlade Face Body is cheap and available everywhere here in Canada (CAD 49.96 https://a.co/d/4RhRopT). The XT5 is superior, based on your review, but less widely available. Reply
Hi Jack, Many thanks for the comment. That’s a really good analysis of your options and the OneBlade guard should work really well for that. It’s definitely a lot lighter and more compact than any of the Bodygroom models. Sincerely, Ovidiu Reply
I have the older version of the Bodygroom 7000, (BG2040) and it has served me well for years, and was the best of the 3 trimmers I tried back when I was shopping around. I’ve found as a vulva-haver, most of the tools marketed to men work just as well on me for pubic hair. My old Norelco is on it’s last legs, and I’m happy to see all of this thorough testing shows I should confidently replace it with the modern model. Maybe it’ll actually work on my pits, which my current one fails to do without nicks. Thanks for the comprehensive breakdown! Reply
Hi, Thank you so much for the comment, I’m glad you found the post useful. If you were happy with the BG2040 I think you’ll like the Bodygroom 7000 which is better in every way. It will take some getting used to with the flexible head, but once you do that, I think you’ll enjoy using it. I actually like it the best for the armpits as well, but I’m trying not to get a super close trim there because of folliculitis (I can’t blame the trimmer for that). But no nicks whatsoever as long as I’m reasonably careful. Sincerely, Ovidiu Reply
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