This is a great item for certain parts of your body. As far as maintenance on the bulk of the trimming. But as far as the shaft, FORGET IT. Now i bought this knowing full well that it is not going to be as close as a razor, so i had no reserves there. In fact, it gave me a closer trim than I had expected. Now if you plan on using this to shave your jungle bush down there, forget it. This trimmer is only good for the maintenance. And it does great at just that. However, have fun trying to trim the shaft. With this trimmer's design of having open trimmer blades on both side of the trimmer, it is very easy to nick the skin at the base of the shaft. Do not fear though, it can be done, it just takes some patience. Myself personally, I would rather use a razor for those easy to nick areas. If you have the patience, you can still do. So don't get me wrong, it can be done. On another note, it ha GREAT battery life. My wife is constantly unplugging my charger on me. And even though she does, it has never run dead on me. not once. Overall, this is a very good product. It does make trimming SO much easier. Only problem i have with this is the dual open trimmers. You can (and most likely will at some point) nick yourself. You will learn how to make it work for you, and with that said, i would still suggest this product even if you are just mildly interested.