The first question you should answer before buying a body groomer is how you intend to use it. Most people use trimmers to shave their skin smooth and hairless, while others may decide to trim down to stubble.
You should also determine what parts of the body you plan to trim, like your back, chest, or legs.
Body grooming trimmers come with a variety of accessories depending on the brand and model. Groomers with multiple comb attachments enable you to trim at various lengths.
Body groomers often come in cordless, battery-powered versions that offer the convenience of not being tethered to a power cord. Be sure to check the groomer’s battery life; the last thing you want is for it to run out of power in the middle of a job.
You should choose a trimmer that has at least 30 minutes of battery life before it must be recharged. It’s also important to know how long of a charge is needed to bring the battery back to its full power.
Many trimmers offer the convenience of wet and dry trimming, i.e., they’re water-resistant, and you can use them in the shower with your favorite shave gel, foam, and lotion.
Other trimmers are suitable for dry use only.
It’s often said that a trimmer is only as good as its blades. Stainless steel blades typically provide the clean, smooth shave you desire, but other materials are used in blade construction, as well.
Some other features you should look for when purchasing a body groomer are its casing (and durability), retractable handles, ergonomic design, and more.
Most manufacturers offer some type of warranty in which you get a refund or exchange when the groomer doesn’t work because of some defect. Some warranties may even last up to three years.