I used to always use Gilette razors, but I found I was getting a ton of razor-burn, so I made the switch to safety razors. Overall, I'm happy with the change, but it can be a bit time-consuming to do *EVERY* single day, not to mention I'm in the market for a good beard-trimmer anyways.
It doesn't necessarily need to be a baby-smooth shave every time, so long as it will last the day without looking like I have stubble. I used to have a really cheap one when I was younger, which has three circular blades, but I found it would often miss entire spots, namely on my neck (which, since I grow a light beard, is kind of the most important spot to get right). Any of you guys have any personal recommendations? I'd prefer to keep cost down as much as possible, but I don't want to skimp on quality unless the price-difference is too dramatic. Or am I better just going on, shaving once every two or three days?
Also, as for an actual beard-trimmer; any suggestions on that front? I've actually been through probably three or four, in the $20-40 range, but it seems like they give out really quickly, and do a really poor job anyways. The biggest issue I have is on my chin and sideburns, which I like to keep longer, but generic trimmers just don't seem to carry attachments to keep it thick. Am I better just getting handy with a pair of scissors, or is it worth splurging for a good trimmer?
And my final question; have any of you tried any of the "Waterproof" grooming tools, like Norelco? It seems like an interesting idea, but I kind of question how well it really works, and whether it's truly waterproof. I mean, I really don't want to be the guy who gets electrocuted to death in his shower : /