It's very easy to use and gets the job done in the end. The drawback for me is it takes longer to get a complete shave than I believe it should. The motor doesn't seem to run at a high enough speed to really be as effective as I wanted. There is a lot of running the shaving head on your face in the same areas to shave the struggling hairs. This, in turn, causes irritation to my face. The instructions advise that your face will get used to this action, but I have not experienced this yet. The trimmer is fine for what it is meant for. You get what you pay for. If you're really looking to make an electric shaver your primary source, spend the extra money on a higher end model.