I've used several of the trimmers for the past 15 years or so. I've tried many brands from Conair to wahl, Panasonic and Norelco. None of them seemed to last. Since I've switched to Remington brands I've been completely happy. It cuts my beard evenly, trims my moustache with ease. It has many settings for your desired length. The blade stays sharp. The clean up is easy. I could go on and on. The only model I ever had any trouble with was the one that collected the hair. It got wet inside there and it was impossible to clean out without water and eventually it killed the motor. As long as you stay away from that model, you'll have a trimmer that lasts several years. Which is key. Like I said before I must have gone through a dozen of these in 15 years. It's like they were disposable razors not beard trimmers. But since I switched to the Remington models I've never looked back, they truly are a cut above the rest!!!