Best Trimmers for Lineups
In the toolkit of any barber, either professional or amateur, a trimmer dedicated to making clean lineups is as essential as breathing. These nifty tools will ensure that on any head and with virtually any hair type, any lines, cuts, or fades made will be as clean as possible. These trimmers come with highly precise and razor-sharp blades that’ll make cutting even the thickest bunch of hair feel like you’re cutting through butter with a hot knife.
Now if you’re looking to add a clean and neat cut to your grooming routine, we highly recommend you get a solid trimmer for lineups. We’ve tested and reviewed the best options out there down below so make sure to give it a read before forking any money out!
Best Trimmers for Lineups
Andis 04603 Professional Outliner II Square Blade Trimmer
Kicking out list with the gold standard in trimmers, the Andis Professional Outliner II is used and loved by countless barbers across the world for good reason: it’s a highly versatile tool that’s capable of doing just about anything from dry-shaving, outlining, and even fading. So it goes without saying that lineups will be a breeze.
Here you’ll find an extremely precise carbon-steel trimmer blade that’ll make for effortless grooming sessions. It’ll also feel comfortable to hold even during the longest of grooming sessions thanks to its contoured grip and with its 7200-spm speed, even the thickest of hair will be no issue here.
With a heavy-duty power cord that spans 8-feet, even if you tend to move around during trimming, you shouldn’t find any difficulty here too. Best of all, despite all this raw shaving power, it still promises to run with minimal volume and won’t ever overheat.
Wahl Professional 5-Star Detailer
Designed specifically to cater to the expert’s demanding preferences, Wahl’s 5-Star Detailer delivers exactly that and then some. Though a tool like this is intended for the pros, don’t think the everyday home groomer doesn’t have a place here! Looking closer, you’ll find not only a slick aesthetic all-round, but a well-fitting trimmer that’ll feel like a glove on any hand along with the lightest possible weight (6.9-ounces to be exact).
You’ll also get a range of accessories including cleaning brushes, blade oil, a blade guard, and so much more. In terms of cutting, it operates with a rotary motor, a razor-sharp blade, and is powered by an 8-foot long power cord that’ll allow for all the movement you might need.
So, if you’re looking for something that’s light, compact, and packs a trimming punch, the Wahl should be high on your list.
ENPHO Professional Cordless Clipper
Made from the ground up just for the artisans among barbers, RENPHO’s Cordless Clipper offers any user a smooth and precise cutting experience. Backed with a solid motor that provides all the power its stainless steel blade it may need, this cordless trimmer will operate for up to 4.5 hours on a full charge.
So, if you’re a little tired of cords that confound your moving feet or are looking for something suitable for travelling around with, consider the RENPHO. On its front you’ll also notice a neat LED display that’ll depict battery levels, speed levels, and more.
And yes, it can operate at different speed levels from as low as 5500 to as high as 7000-rpm! Adding value to an already value buy, it too, comes with a range of accessories including guide combs and a snug storage bag.
Andis 32400 Slimline Pro Lithium Ion T-blade Trimmer
This modern looking, chrome-colored trimmer certainly lives up to its appearance in our books. Of course, if you prefer plain black or glossy prism, feel free to take your pick. Promising to offer the cleanest of trims and cuts with minimal effort, this powerful trimmer sits as one of the more powerful cordless options we’ve seen.
Forged out of professional-grade materials including a stainless steel T-Blade trimmer, you’ll get all the close-cutting you might ever need for just about anything from hair to beards. In terms of juice, it runs on a lithium-ion battery that will ensure you get hours of end of trimming on full charge.
And don’t worry about any stallages while trimming – this just won’t occur here with a battery that’s as reliable as this.
Baywell Professional T Outliner Hair Clippers
Constructed out high-grade carbon steel that affords any stylist all the precision trimming they might need, this zero-gapped trimmer will make lineups an easy going experience even for those new to the craft. Of course, even beyond trimming, feel free to do anything else you might do on hair like clipping and detailing.
Better yet, it’s totally waterproof which’ll allow you to clean this trimmer in a jiffy and along with its powerful motor, you can be super that you’ll be getting a premium experience here. All that said, the Baywell is totally battery operated too so don’t stress about tripping over those pesky cords.
The clipper also comes with 3 guided combs at different sizes, so you’ll be able to tinker around with it too based on your needs and along with its ergonomic design, user experience is truly taken to the next level here.
BaBylissPRO Barberology Outlining Trimmer
With a range of colors to pick from including black, gold, rose gold, and silver, the BaBybliss PRO is so much more than just a pretty looker. This all-metal constructed professional-grade trimmer features a powerful T-blade that offers the highest toque speeds possible thanks to its Ferrari-designed motor.
You don’t need us to highlight how powerful a trimmer like this is! It operates via a lithium battery that promises at least 2 hours of solid usage on full charge and along with its ergonomic barbell grip, don’t worry about any discomfort in your hands even during the longer of trimming sessions.
That being said, you can opt to use it as a corded trimmer too if you don’t want to risk any interruptions to your grooming sessions. The only other thing we should note is its weight. At 1.7-pounds, it isn’t the lightest on our list by far, but we still don’t think that it’s weight is too hindersome for the average user.
Hatteker Mens Cordless Hair Trimmer
Simple yet highly effective, the Hatteker Trimmer is a no-frills product that’ll over a straightforward trimming experience to anyone wanting neat lineups. With three unique attachments to pick from including a detail tripper, beard trimmer, and hair clipper, you’ll be able to adapt a trimmer like this to deal with any situation.
Now its actual blade is truly something to behold – a fully ceramic titanium blade that self-sharpens during use, you don’t have to worry about any annoying cuts or skin irritations here. You’ll notice an LCD display on its front that’ll display its current battery life and don’t fret about noise!
Operating at the lowest possible dBs despite its strong motor, you won’t ever wake your neighbors even during latest of hours.
RESUXI Ornate Hair Clippers for Men
On the prowl for something that’s pleasing to the eye yet won’t leave a dent in your wallet? Consider the RESUXI. With ornamental designs that allow it to stand out from the crowd along with a range of unique colors to pick from, a trimmer like this is one that is packed with personality.
You’ll be getting a fully cordless experience here that’ll still over just as fine a shaving experience as most other shavers in the market thanks to its low volume, powerful motor, and carbon enhanced stainless steel blades. On full charge, you can expect at least three hours of solid usage but if you’re ever unsure, simply consult its bright LCD display on its front!
With a range of colors and power options to pick from including corded and battery-operated, ConairMAN’s take on the trimmer is one that is both respectable and multifunctional. It’ll work wonders not just for your lineups but on your beard and mustache too.
With removable steel blades that are remarkably easy to clean along with 3 app purpose combs, you shouldn’t have want for more here. It may be a little basic for the more experienced groomers among you but trust us, there really is something for just about everyone here if you’re willing to look.
Professional Hair Liners Clippers for Men/Professional Trimmer
Looking to add a little bling to your grooming? Check out VGR’s Professional Trimmer. Great for just about any type of hair no matter how thick or thin, this stylist-favored pick is slick, smooth, and ergonomic to the hands. With a T-shaped blade that prevents any serious damage to the skin and along with its guide combs, you’ll get solid, neat, and consistent cuts on just about any surface, such a fact shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Lineups here would obviously be a walk in the park. It runs of a powerful 1400mAh battery that’ll last for up to three hours on a full charge and along with its powerful rotary motor, even dealing with the thickest of hair is a non-issue. Now if a little bling doesn’t sit right with your overall aesthetic, don’t worry for this model also comes in sleek black.
Before we forget, note that this trimmer comes with a few additional goodies including a travel pouch, a cleaning brush, a detailed instruction manual, and a protection cap (which we strongly suggest you use to prolong the lifespan of this trimmer).
A Buyer’s Guide to Lineup Trimmers
Cordless vs Non-Cordless: Both come with their own sets of pros and cons. Roughly speaking, cordless trimmers are great for those looking for a little bit more freedom in their trimmers. Beyond this they tend to be a little quieter and are great for travelling though you’ll have to recharge them every now and then. Conversely, corded trimmers are often far more powerful, come with self-sharpening blades, and are loved by professional barbers for good reason. The downsides though are increased noise, overheating, and dealing with that pesky trip hazard of a power cord.
Noise: Honestly, no matter how much you spend, trimmers aren’t the most subtle of tools. They will produce noise as a result of their motors and blades. Now how much noise you can tolerate should be a big factor in your purchase – perhaps you live with sensitive neighbors or have a roommate who hates loud noises. Just make sure you check how much volume (dB) a specific trimmer produces before buying anything!
Blade: If you stick to our list, this isn’t something you’ll need to worry about. All our picks come with solid blades that’ll do the trick for just about any type of grooming, lineups and beyond. If you do venture elsewhere though, try to look for decent blades as they’ll ensure you get both a precise and safe cut. One good option is to opt for carbon steel blades as it tends to come with a longer shelf life as opposed to normal steel and are great for lineups thanks to their ability to make really close cuts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are trimmers dangerous to use?
Such a question certainly makes sense. You are dealing with powerful, razor-sharp tools that are powered by motors and electricity after all. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about this too much. So long as you exercise common sense and follow the instruction manual and online guides (YouTube has many resources on this), you should be fine.
Do I need to replace my lineup trimmer ever?
Unfortunately the answer to this is yes. Even when trimmers are forged out of the most durable of metals and irrespective of how much you pay, trimmers aren’t built to last forever. While maintaining and properly cleaning your trimmer will add countless months to its overall lifespan, you should expect it to last anywhere between fifteen to twenty-four months depending on how often you use it.