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Philips Norelco QT4070 Turbo Vacuum Beard, Stubble & Moustache Trimmer Pro

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The Philips Norelco QT4070 Turbo Vacuum Beard, Stubble and Moustache trimmer is a powerful trimmer with some unique features. The trimmer is well built and quite sturdy, so you can expect it to last a long time. The trimmer features a precision zoom lock that trims exactly to your specifications, and features 18 length settings. No more waiting a few days for stubble to get to certain length and then shave. Now you can set the specific length you want. The QT4070 trimmer  is the only stubble trimmer with a vacuum system, so you can trim hair without leaving hair in the sink. It also makes it great for grooming on the go.  The QT4070 includes a lithium ion battery for quick charges and long-lasting cordless use.

Product Features

  • 1/64 ” stubble setting
  • Multifunctional display for battery status and hair length
  • 18 secured length settings from 1/32″ to 23/32″ (1 mm-18mm)
  • Stubble comb
  • Turbo power boost button boots cutting speed
  • Charge time: 1 hour
  • Running time: 50 minutes
  • Portable and long lasting
  • Requires no oiling
  • Maintenance free, stay-sharp blades
  • Charging adapter
  • Cleaning brush
  • 45 day money-back guarantee
  • Travel-lock to prevent switch on

Amazon.Com Reviews

Overall the Philips Norelco QT4070 trimmer received an average rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars from 240 amazon.com customers, with 101 5 star reviews. While most comments on the Norelco vacuum trimmer are positive, many customers seemed to be dissatisifed with the stubble comb. Here’s what reviewers had to say:

“The QT4070 blade cuts very smoothly and evenly, much better than my old Norelco. The old Norelco (without vacuum) had clippings all over the sink and counter–the QT4070 vacuum captures around 97%, which leaves the sink and counter pretty clean. The QT4070 battery keeps its charge well. The QT4070 digital readout ensures I have it set to the correct length, and lets me know how much battery power remains.”

“The trimmer is a pleasure to hold and seems ergonomically designed. The build quality is very solid- to the point of impressive. Adjusting the trimmer is accomplished via a rubber coated adjustment wheel that is accessible on both sides of the trimmer. There are length indicators on the side vertically (a scale in inches) and the adjustment size displays on the LCD screen in millimeters. This provides a precise cut to those who require such precision (not me). The width of the blade area is more than sufficient for face and other areas (more on that later). Touted as a Vacuum trimmer, it does a pretty good job overall with some room for improvement as it may not vacuum all hair although that may depend on the length of hair being cut. Hair collects in a little compartment with a swing door. The trimmer is rechargeable (a stand is not included however- just the charger). Despite being rechargeable, the trimmer is very powerful, easily cutting through thick beard.”

“When I purchased it, I was more interested in the trimming aspect; I had no interest in the vacuum feature. That said, it works really well and makes no more noise than a typical electric razor. It is easy to clean and quick to charge. I use the trimmer every morning and charge it for one hour every 7 – 10 days.”

“There is, however, the need to be more careful in the use of the QT4070 than my old Norelco. The QT4070 has a gap between the top guard and the side guard, which leaves the cutting surface more exposed.”

“The new guide comb’s design is woefully stupid for two reasons:
1) The length to which your hairs are cut will VARY depending on the angle with which you hold the trimmer against your skin. If you hold the upper face of the guide comb flat against your skin, you get a longer cut than if you allow your skin to span the gap between the two set of tines…

2) Even if you are trying hard to keep the flat top of the guide comb flush against your face, you eventually have to turn a corner, like at your jaw line. I have used this Qt4070/41 about a dozen times now, and each time I have managed to jab myself with those stupid tines somewhere – in the jawline, in the chin, in the lip, etc.”

“In my frustration with the 4070′s comb, I did some research. Philips Norelco CLEARLY markets the 4070 as using their “contour following comb”. That’s not actually true for what’s “in the box”, however. The comb that comes on the shaver is model number 422203617701, which is their “plastic stubble comb”. As it turns out, the combs for the 4050 and the 4070 are _interchangeable_, and with a phone call to Philips, I was able to get them to provide the 4050′s comb–model number 422203617711….For the record–after I received my new CONTOUR FOLLOWING COMB, the QT4070 is a FIVE-star trimmer–it’s exactly what I wanted.”

As you can see from the reviews, the problem appears to be the design of the comb, which is interchangeable with the  Norelo 4050 comb. And remember, all Philips Norelco products come with a 45-day money back guarantee.

 

 

 

 

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