Beardtrimmer series 7000 Vacuum stubble and beard trimmer
1mm precision settings, Self-sharpening blades, 75mins cordless use/1h charge, Turbo power boost button
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Philips Beardtrimmer series 7000 Vacuum stubble and beard trimmer QT4070/32 1mm precision settings Self-sharpening blades 75mins cordless use/1h charge Turbo power boost button is rated
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Rated 1 out of
Poorly designed trim level guideThis is a horribly designed razor. I bought it as an old beard trimmer had finally died, and I needed a new one. I was excited about the vacuum as I typically hold a small trash can under my chin to minimize the mess. The vacuum works ok, but not well enough to catch everything. I have trimmed without the trash can and had a mess on the floor. It did suck in a lot of the trimmed hairs, but if it's not a 100%, then it's just novel.
The biggest issue with the design of this beard trimmer though is in the design of the measured guide that holds your face at a measured distance from the blades. If you look close at the picture, you'll notice it is set back from the blades (hard to describe, so look at the picture). Normally, the guide covers the blades in such a way that no matter the angle of the razor against your face, the distance remains measured. What happens with this razor is that if you lean it forward to much, the blades go straight to your face and you shave all the way to your skin. So, as you go around your chin and in many other places, it's easy to slip and catch an angle that cuts shorter than you intended. For this, the razor is a total fail in my opinion and has to go back to the design block. I'm really surprised that it made it to production.
Net net, don't buy. Pick another one and keep a close eye on this design issue.
Date published: 2012-11-09
Rated 3 out of
OK trimmer, cheap materialsTrimmer is 3 out of 5. Unfortunately like most things these days, the materials and design is pretty cheap. I'd gladly pay 2x for a quality product. I had the prior generation of this product and while the QT4070/41 is definitely an improvement, its still not great. My prior Norelco beard trimmer had some issues (as well as a couple items breaking because it was cheap) so I was a bit reluctant buying another Philips Norelco.
Some positives is that this new one has a much better guide height adjuster - it stays in place where as the old trimmer wouldn't hold position. The height indicator display and battery level displays are also a real nice improvement. I charge the unit after every couple of shaves and have no issues with battery with this type of usage. I always use the "turbo" mode when shaving.
The vacuum is so-so. The prior model definitely did a better job at hair collection - it was actually pretty impressive how much it would collect (i'd say 98%+; there were very minimal hairs that would fall into the sink). The new model captures about 85-90% and definitely creates a bit of a mess vs. the old model. Its still nice to have the vac; its not a novelty but it doesn't work as good as I'd like. The blades are also just so-so.
Some negatives are that the height guide has quite a bit of flex. I've noticed that you do have to be careful about not pressing too hard - otherwise you'll get varying hair lengths. But by far the biggest negative is the overall cheap-ness of the product. Blades are thin stamped metal. And after 1 month (6 uses) the hair chamber door latch broke. To me its a sign overall [lack of] quality.
This trimmer appeared to be the best one I could find in the store and its sad that its only just "average".-+
Date published: 2013-01-05
Rated 1 out of
Flaw in the combThere is one significant design flaw in the QT4070. The adjustable setting guard for length the comb has an open slot in it And if you were to apply the littlest amount of pressure on your face while shaving the trimmer will not cut your facial evenly. I ended up with a large bald patch on my beard and was forced to shave completely
Date published: 2012-03-21
Rated 1 out of
New doesn't mean betterI had the previous model and loved the trimmer and used it every day for years, but when it finally wore out I purchased this model. Ever since day one I have hated this trimmer. It does not cut very good, the vacuum isn't very effective, and the blades are anything but maintanence free. I understand oil may be needed occasionally but I have to use it numerous times per use just to trim up my stubble otherwise it will stop the blades and yank my hair out. Also the display is completely junk and lasted approx. 1-2 months. With it set at the lowest setting the display is showing ~14-17mm length. There are not a lot of options in this market which is a shame because I can not stress enough to stay away from this model.
Date published: 2012-01-25
Rated 3 out of
Older versions without vacuum were betterI had the previous version without the vacuum for a decade - never had an issue with it & it worked great until I lost the charger and Philips no longer makes the older style chargers so I had to buy a new beard trimmer.
The vacuum feature is good & it does make clean up much better - BUT the vacuum requires that the blades be set back to give room for the vacuum portion. This results in a sub optimal shaving experience. I found with the old non-vacuum trimmer I could do my entire beard in a few swipes, and the cut was clean & consistent.
With the new vacuum model I spend 4 X more time trimming my beard. That is, the clippers do not do a good/consistent cutting job - I end up having to go over the same area 3-4 X just to get the same cut that the old one used to give.
In particular, if your beard has grown long and you need to trim a lot of hair - more than a 1/4 inch....the new vacuum trimmer is terrible. The longer the cut you're attempting, the more time you will waste going over and over the same area - and the vacuum will fill up quickly, rendering it sort of useless unless you stop & empty.
I used to let my beard grow very long & trim it every 2-3 weeks....now in order to not be inconvenienced I end up trimming it every 4-5 days so that the hair is optimal for the new vacuum style trimmers.
The vacuum does work. but truthfully, cleaning/wiping the sink to remove my beard trimmings was not "that awful" so as to necessitate a "solution" that actually renders the product, in my opinion, inferior to the previous generations bear trimmers.
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 1 out of
Latch keeps breaking, only lasts 6 months.I've had two of these now, and each one had a broken latch after 6-8 months. It makes operation very difficult and results in trimmings going everywhere. Otherwise, it is a great trimmer.
Date published: 2013-10-21
Rated 4 out of
Doesn't Deliver Fully on its Greatest StrengthThe latch on the door will ALWAYS break!
I'm on my third Beardtrimmer with built in vacuum. Great at catching hair, keeping my sink clean and my wife sane. They did everything right by putting together all of these great features, but the diminutive latch on the door that keeps all the hair in one place, KEEPS BREAKING.
Jeez guys, get this right or come up with a replacement part.
I work with Industrial Designers all of the time and this would be an embarrassment to them.
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 1 out of
Short lifeI was initially satisfied with this purchase. But, the battery charge was ineffective after 6 to 8 months and has to be plugged in for use. And now at 12 months, I am looking for a replacement product as the clippers are are not working/just makes noice.
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