This clipper appeared to be exactly what I was looking for, after my 8 year old Norelco died. The two main downsides to this clipper is that the long plastic teeth that adjust for the length of the cut appear to be too, or not sturdy enough. They are always bending back and forth, just going through a mustache, and it doesn't appear it will be long before one or more of them break off. The other downside is that those very same teeth are so long, you can't get close enough to anything to do any effective trimming, such as up under my nose. I'm sure for most people it would be a perfectly acceptable trimmer, but for me, I now own another Norelco.