Wahl Groomsman is one of the most popular names in the line of beard trimmers. This inexpensive grooming device comes with tons of features for not only beard trimming but also hair clipping. The decent budget of this trimming kit made it a very trending product on the market and people can invest in it without a tremendous thought. This popular trimming machine has a new update recently for more people acceptance. Let’s not tiptoe around it and discover if the hype of the device is worth it!
A Brief Overview
- The manufacturer used high-carbon precision ground self-sharpening blades for reliable trimming and shaving results.
- It’s a cordless and corded trimmer.
- The beard trimmer/hair trimmer comes with a rechargeable Ni-Cad battery that provides 1 hour of cordless performance with a full charge.
- There is a bonus rotary nose trimmer in the package to trim unwanted hairs from the inside of the nose.
- There are 8 trimming guide combs to achive 14 trimming beard/hair lengths.
- This professional-grade trimmer comes with 3 year warranty and 60 days of money back guarantee.
What Comes with the Package?
The Wahl beard trimmer 9918-6171 comes with lots of attachments in the box. The package is a surprise for every user while unboxing it. Let’s break the box.
Along with the Wahl Groomsman beard and hair trimmer, there are
- Washable nose and ear trimmer
- A 6-position adjustable guide comb
- 3 stubble combs
- 1 beard comb
- 4 individual hair guide combs
- Cleaning brush
- Travel bag
- Charging cord/adapter
- Maintenance oil
- Blade guard
- Nose trimmer cap
- User manual with styling guides
I was really surprised after seeing all the attachment in such kind of budget-conscious trimming machine.
I found the American company Wahl designed their Groomsman trimmer with a great design sense.
The trimmer has a nickel-finished design with a silver color appearance to attract the user’s eye easily.
Wahl used an ergonomic handle with soft grip pads to keep the device very secured even if your hands are wet or slippery.
The handle fits on the grip accurately and feels very comfortable to make a stroke.
High-Carbon Precision-Ground Steel Blades
The Wahl beard trimmer groomsman 9918-6171 comes with very special blades.
The blades are made with high-carbon steel with precision-ground technology which stay sharp for a long time.
Wahl says the blades are self-sharpening, so the blade will stay sharp without any special maintenance.
Wahl included a lubricant oil to maintain the blades in case of any problem.
But you will need it very infrequently.
Since the blade is made with high tech and great quality of steel, it is literally very sharp to provide very smooth and fast trimming result.
So, regardless you have stubble, medium beard or long hair, you will get a precise and clean trim every time without any pulling and tugging.
Bonus Washable Nose and Ear Trimmer
Wahl includes a bonus 100% water-resistant nose and ear trimmer with the Wahl Groomsman trimmer package.
Affordable Price Range
I’m not sure whether you are looking for an affordable product or not, but it is a super affordable device.
The package costs less than half of other beard and hair trimmers and has lots of attachments together.
We guess the main reason for being too popular is the price of the trimming kit.
Most of the time it costs less than $30 and I’m sure that you will be astonished after visiting the market every time.
We found very few brands can provide too many attachments together in a decent budget.
Adjustable Guide Combs
There is an adjustable comb with the package which offers 6 position adjustment settings for different length of trimming.
This comb offers more options for more styling of the hair and beard.
There are 3 more adjustable short, medium and long hair and beard combs for more precise trimming desire.
All these 4 combs make the Wahl groomsman trimmer super flexible in trimming.
The combs are very easy to attach in the trimmer and detach from the trimmer for replacing one another.
Just detach a comb and attach another to get your desired trimming length.
The Wahl beard trimmer groomsman 9918-6171 comes with a powerful NiCd rechargeable battery.
The battery offers a long time of cordless beard and hair trimming in one 8 hours of charge.
Wahl says the battery will take 8 hours to be fully charged and serve 2 months in one full charge.
But we found it serves less if we make frequent trimming every 2-3 days.
The promise will be fruitful if you trim twice or once in a week.
Anyways, we found the battery is pretty good but the charging time is a big period.
If you are tired of 8 hour of charging, you can place it in the charge at the night and it will be fully charged after a full sleep in the morning.
Then it would not be a problem I think.
There is another way to get rid of longtime charging is corded trimming option in this trimmer.
The device has a useful LED charging indicator to show the charging status in red light.
The LED indicator lights green when the battery is fully charged and need to remove the charging cord.
The indicator helps to keep the device safe from overcharging although it will not make any issue while overcharging.
The trimmer comes with lots of surprises.
Another surprise in this trimmer is the cordless and corded usability.
While you have enough charge on your battery, you can have a cordless trimming and if the battery is drained fully and you need an urgent trimming, you can trim with the trimmer connecting with the direct electricity.
Before using corded, must check the device is fully dry or you may have an electrical mild shock.
But I didn’t find anything like this and found very useful in corded operation.
Powerful Motor Drive
The Wahl groomsman beard trimmer comes with a solid motor drive to provide fast and reliable trimming every time.
The motor creates a very speedy vibration and rotation to make the trimming process smoother.
As it makes more vibrations, the device creates little much noise which can disturb a man when pass it near to the ears or it can awake a sleepy man in the morning.
So, the sound may be an issue for a person who likes silent devices.
Travel lock is really an appreciative feature in a shaver or trimmer.
The Wahl groomsman trimmer 9918-6171 comes with a very useful travel lock system on the switch.
You will see there is a narrow red button on the power switch. Just press the red button to lock and unlock the power switch.
The travel lock feature makes the device more travel-friendly and makes the device more secured even in your drawer or bag to protect it from automatic switching on.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The trimmer is not waterproof. So, you have to clean it in a dry condition.
There is a cleaning brush with the package to clean the trimmer head after every use.
It may take a bit more time than waterproof devices.
I recommend to clean the trimmer head thoroughly after every use to keep the trimmer sharp and have a good performance in the next use.
This may be a downside of the device as it is not water resistant.
But we should keep the price in mind. We cannot expect more on such budgeted device.
Performance of Wahl Groomsman
The trimmer itself is a very affordable device with lots of attachments.
But we found a great result without the attachment combs to have a stubble look with the trimmer.
When we used the adjustable combs on the trimmer to have different length of trimming result, it took several passes in the same place.
But when used it to completely remove the beards from the face and have a stubble look, the trimmer provided a very sharp and fast result.
Since the trimmer blade is very sharp and self-sharpening, you do not need to take much stroke while using the device without the combs.
The trimming kit is very useful to create perfect edges in the neckline, cheek line, and jawline and also shaping the sideburns.
You can make a stylish outline fashion in your beard with the trimmer easily.
If you have enough time to pass the device several times on your beard or head hair, you can use the combs too.
But we do not recommend it for long hair trimming.
It is recommended to have it for stubble look or outlines.
Wahl groomsman beard trimmer comes with a travel pouch to carry the device safely while traveling.
I found the bag is pretty good to carry every part together for a trip.
The device has a very intelligent travel lock system on the power switch to lock the power in the traveling time to protect the device from automatic turning on.
The package comes with a worldwide voltage (110v-240v) charging adapter which allows you to charge your device from other countries.
This is must be a great feature for an electric device.
You might be thinking that your old one does not support the worldwide voltage but I mentioned it supports.
There is no confusion that the older version of the model did not support universal volt.
But the new upgraded version does support worldwide voltage.
3 Year Warranty
You might be heard about 1 year or 2-year warranty from the premium brands like Braun, Panasonic or Philips.
Very few brands offer 3 year of warranty in their devices.
But the Wahl beard trimmer 9918-6171 comes with 3 year of warranty from the actual purchase date.
Within 3 years, if you find any kind of workmanship defect or it stops working like before, the Wahl brand will repair or replace your device without any cost.
But the warranty will not cover if your device breaks or damages by accident, misuse, or abuse.
So, it is recommended to handle the device with care.
60 Day Money Back Guarantee
Wahl American Corporation offers 60 days money back guarantee for this product.
If you do not find this satisfactory or any kind of issue in it, you can return the product within 60 days from the actual purchase date.
In this agreement, Wahl will give you the full money back within the timeframe.
So, buying this product is really very secured for the men who are confused about the product.
- Long lasting self-sharpening blades.
- Lots of attachments.
- Cordless+Corded trimmer.
- Lots of features.
- Soft grip pads and contoured head.
- Travel lock.
- Good Battery quality.
- Super affordable.
- Not good for long hairs.
- Not waterproof.
- A bit noisy.
- Full charging time 8 hours (corded+cordless device though).
The Wahl beard and hair trimmer groomsman 9918-6171 is a second-grade beard trimming device in a third-grade price range.
So, it is comparably good according to the price range.
It works well for the short beard trimming without the guide combs.
You can use the guide combs if you have enough patience to make several strokes in a place.
This is not a waterproof device so it is a little hard to clean and maintain.
But we should keep the price in mind.
If you are okay with a second-grade beard trimmer and do not want to break your bank, you surely can try the Wahl groomsman beard trimmer.