Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 Review: The Ultimate Trimmer?

Review Summary Editor's choice

Pros: highly versatile, powerful motor, quiet, brushed metal body, sturdy, high quality guards, fantastic battery life, cordless & corded use, waterproof, easy cleaning and maintenance, great value for money

Cons: not ideal for sensitive areas, basic battery indicator, limited capabilities as hair clipper

Our Rating:

[4.5 out of 5 stars]

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The Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 is an intriguing product, to say the least.

Marketed as an all-in-one solution for all your trimming needs, it just seems a bit too good to be true.

An all-metal body, fantastic battery life, a bunch of cutters and accessories and all that for a reasonable price?

There must be a catch, you’d be thinking. And that’s exactly how I initially felt about it.

However, I think I’m now in a good position to review the Norelco Multigroom 7000 since I’ve been using one constantly for the past couple of years.

I’ve even cut my own hair with it during lockdown, so I’ll share the details on that as well.

So let’s dive right in and see what’s the deal with one of the most popular groomers out there.

Multigroom 7000 vs 9000

Multigroom 7000 vs 9000.

My review unit is the Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 (MG7750/49) aka the Old Series 7000.

The 7000 is in my opinion the pick of the Multigroomer line thanks to its low price, solid features, and generous bundle of accessories.

In 2023 there is also a New Multigroom 7000 (MG7910/49). Compared to the old one in this review, it comes with two adjustable guards instead of individual ones for each hair length.

Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 (NEW)

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This allows a more granular control of the guard size (0.2mm increments) and can be helpful when fading the beard.

The old and new Multigroom 7000.
Old Multigroom 7000 (left) vs the new one with the large adjustable guard (right).

The new Multigroom also has some minor visual tweaks and comes with a USB-A charging cable.

Other than that, it is pretty much the same.

I personally still prefer the old Multigroom 7000 because it also works with the cord plugged in, while the new one can only be used cordless.

The individual guards of the old variation are also less bulky.

Both are available and either is a good option, so it’s more of a personal preference choosing between them.

Higher up the hierarchy we have the Multigroom 9000.

Holding the Series 9000 Multigroomer in hand.
The Multigroom 9000.

This one has a slightly larger battery (6 hours vs 5) and comes with an additional Body shaver attachment (0.5mm) and a few more accessories depending on the variation, like 4 adjustable beard combs.

It is however more expensive than the 7000 and will only work cordless.

So if you were wondering what’s the difference between the Norelco Multigroom 7000 and 9000, it’s basically the longer runtime and a few extra accessories for the 9000.

The most useful one is in my opinion the Body Shaver attachment which we don’t get with the Multigroom 7000.

Closeup of the body shaver attachment.

It’s particularly useful for trimming pubic hair close to the skin without the risk of nicks.

With that out of the way, let’s quickly go over the main features of the Multigroom 7000.

Features overview

The Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 (MG7750/49) is a face, head and body trimmer that comes with all the attachments you’ll ever need.

Actually, there’s one that I would have liked to see included, but I’ll get to it later on in the performance section of the review.

23 Piece Grooming Kit

The sheer number of accessories that come with the Multigroom Series 7000 is impressive.

We can group them into two categories: cutting attachments and guards (or combs).

Let’s first check out the cutters.

Cutters

There are five you can choose from and attach them to the groomer depending on what you’ll be using it for.

Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 comes with 5 cutter attachments.

From left to right:

  • Extra-wide trimmer
  • Standard trimmer
  • Detail trimmer
  • Foil shaver
  • Nose and ears trimmer

The first two trimmers (extra wide and standard) have shearing blades like the ones you normally get on hair clippers.

The detail trimmer is similar, only that it’s a lot narrower for precise trimming and detailing.

The extra-wide and standard trimmers can be used with or without guards to get the desired hair length.

The Multigroomer 7000 with the extra-wide blade attached.
The Multigroomer 7000 with the extra-wide blade attached.

The extra-wide trimmer is intended for cutting the hair on the head and works with the larger hair guards (black).

For beard and body hair trimming, you’ll normally be using the standard trimmer. This one works with the beard and body hair guards.

The standard trimmer.
The standard trimmer.

The foil attachment is a single-foil shaving head; the blade oscillates behind a perforated thin metal screen.

It can be used to cut the hairs very close to the skin.

The Multigroom 7000 with the foil head attachment.
The Multigroom 7000 with the foil head attachment.

For example, you can shave the remaining hair on your cheeks and neck after using the standard trimmer blade to edge and clean the beard lines.

Finally, we have the nose and ears trimmer which is pretty self-explanatory.

The nose trimmer attachment.
The nose trimmer attachment.

You can use it to safely cut the hairs in the nose and ears.

Later on I’ll share how well these cutters work and what’s the most effective way of using them.

Guards (combs)

The Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 comes with various guards that are color-coded so you can easily pick the right one.

6 hair guards (black)

The 4 standard hair guards that comw with the Philips Multigroomer Series 7000.

There are 4 standard hair guards (16, 12, 9 and 4mm) and 2 angled guards (4–9mm for trimming the hair around your ears.

The angled hair guards.
The angled hair guards.

These black hair guards are wider than the beard and body hair guards, so you can only attach them to the extra-wide trimmer.

5 beard guards (grey)

The 5 grey beard guards included with the Philips Multigroom 7000.

We also get 5 narrower beard guards that you can use with the standard trimmer to trim your beard to the desired length: 7, 5, 3, 2 and 1mm.

I actually used them to trim body hair as well and worked fine.

2 body hair guards (green)

The two body hair guards included with the Philips Multigroom 7000.

There are two dedicated guards for trimming body hair. These come in 5 and 3mm sizes.

Depending on how short you prefer to trim the hair on your body, these may not be ideal for everyone.

In that case, you could use some of the other guards (hair or beard).

For example, I like to trim the hair on my chest, abs and forearms really short, so I simply use the 1mm beard guard.

Disclaimer: I do not recommend using the groomer against what the manufacturer recommends as that could result in injuries. Always follow the instructions in the user manual.

Eyebrows guard

The Multigroom 7000 eyebrow guard.

This is a rather interesting accessory. It goes over the standard trimmer and can be used to reduce the length of the eyebrows.

I personally didn’t like it much — I’ll share why later on.

Cordless and corded use

The Philips Multigroom 7000 MG7750/49 is fitted with a rechargeable Li-ion battery that can provide over 5 hours of cordless use.

That’s impressive for a device so compact and lightweight.

And on top of that, the Multigroom 7000 will work with the cord plugged in (while the trimmer is charging).

So in the unlikely event you’ll be caught off guard when using it, you can simply plug the cord in and continue trimming.

Waterproof

The Philips Norelco Multigroomer 7000 is fully waterproof, which means you can safely rinse it with tap water for easy cleaning.

That said, the trimmer cannot be used in the shower (it is suitable for dry use only).

And to be honest, you really want the skin to be as dry as possible when using this type of trimmer.

Trying to cut wet hair with it will be extremely tedious and ineffective.

The Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 comes with the standard 2-year warranty, but you can extend that by an extra 6 months if you register your groomer on Philips’ website.

Build quality and ergonomics

The Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 has excellent build quality.

Simply put, the Multigroom 7000 is the trimmer with the best build quality I’ve used so far.

The body is made of brushed metal (Philips says it’s stainless steel) and it feels very sturdy and premium.

The use of metal is surprising considering the groomer’s reasonable price. For the same money, you’ll usually get a plastic build with questionable durability.

And even groomers that cost more like the Lawn Mower 4.0 are still made of plastic.

The Norelco Multigroom 7000 MG7750/49 held in hand.

Speaking of durability, I’ve had my Norelco Multigroom 7000 for three years and it still looks brand new (minus some hairline scratches on the metal body).

The included plastic guards are of excellent quality as well.

They don’t bend under pressure, the plastic is thick and sturdy and none have failed so far.

The Philips Norelco Multigroomer 7000.

I have other groomers as well, including some from Philips, that haven’t fared so well in time (broken guard teeth being the most common problem).

In that regard, the Norelco Multigroom 7000 is excellent.

Let’s take a closer look at the shaver’s body which is in essence extremely simple.

The front and sides are completely barren with only some etched text on them.

The back houses the ON-OFF button and a small rubber insertion that’s positioned just right and provides a really good grip.

The backside of the groomer with the power button and a grippy rubberized insertion.

It does not extend to the front of the trimmer, but that checkered pattern on the side panels sort of makes up for it.

Lower down there’s an LED battery indicator, while the charging port is located on the bottom.

Weighing 212 grams (7.47oz) with the standard blade and no guard, the Norelco 7000 is very comfortable to hold and easy to use.

I never had any major issues, except for a couple of times when I accidentally turned it off during use.

The placement of the power button, along with the fact it takes little pressure to operate makes it more likely to be pressed by accident.

The guards snap very securely over the trimmer and never come off during use.

It’s also very easy and straightforward to change the various cutting attachments.

There are no release tabs or buttons and everything is just friction-fitted. However, I never had a guard or trimmer come off by accident.

Overall, I was very impressed with the sturdy build of the Multigroom 7000 which has also held up incredibly well visually.

Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 MG7750/49

Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 MG7750/49

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The use of metal at this price point, along with a generous bundle of high-quality guards and cutters makes the Multigroom 7000 a very compelling product.

Included accessories

The accessories included with the Philips Multigroom 7000 MG7750/49.

While I’ve already touched upon the cutters and guards, here’s everything included with the Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 MG7750/49:

  • The groomer itself
  • Standard trimmer, extra-wide trimmer, detail trimmer, nose & ear trimmer, foil head
  • 14 guards of various types and sizes (6 hair guards, 5 beard and stubble guards, 2 body guards, eyebrow guard)
  • Charger
  • Cleaning brush
  • Textile pouch
  • User manual (leaflet) and warranty registration card

I think we can safely say that we’re getting a lot with the MG7750/49.

The only letdown is the pouch — very thin and flimsy and it might not hold up very well.

The textile pouch that comes with the Norelco Multigroomer 7000  MG7750/49.

I haven’t really used it much except for storing the guards I’m not using regularly.

Battery life and charging

At least on paper, the battery life is one of the main strengths of the Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000.

According to the manufacturer, you should be getting at least 5 hours of cordless use.

But how does this pan out in practice?

Well, this thing just keeps going.

I was never able to accurately measure exactly how long it takes before the battery is fully drained because I would get so many trimming sessions from a single charge.

In fact, over the course of these three years since I bought the Norelco 7000, I’ve only charged it a few times.

So yes, the battery definitely lives up to Philips’ claims.

There’s an LED indicator that blinks orange when it’s time to charge it.

And while it’s very basic and it can take you by surprise, it’s not a big inconvenience.

First, you can just plug the cord into the groomer and continue shaving. As mentioned earlier, it will work corded as well.

Second, there’s a 5-minute quick charge function that should give you just enough power to complete your trimming session.

Charging the battery completely from 0 to 100% takes approximately 3 hours.

Charging the Norelco Multigroom 7000.

During this time the LED light will flash white and light up continuously when the battery is fully charged.

After 30 minutes, it will turn off automatically.

The included charger takes between 100 and 240 volts, so you will be able to use it abroad as well (it may require a simple adapter as it comes with a USA plug).

Overall, the Norelco Multigroom 7000 is one of the most capable body trimmers out there with regards to battery life and practicality (with the 5-minute quick charge and corded operation on top of the 5-hour cordless use).

Multigroom 7000 performance

So far everything seems on point; in terms of accessories, build quality, features and value for money, this groomer looks unbeatable.

But what ultimately matters is how well the Multigroom 7000 performs and that’s what we’ll tackle next.

This trimmer is marketed as an all-in-one solution that can do pretty much anything you’d ever need from a men’s electric groomer.

I’ve been testing it extensively and it has become one of my go-to trimmers in several situations.

In order to get a good idea of the trimmer’s capabilities, I will cover each separately and share my experience with it.

This way you’ll hopefully be able to decide if the Norelco Multigroom 7000 would be a good fit for your needs.

Trimming body hair

The first scenario is of course using the Multigroom 7000 to trim the hair on your body (below the neck).

For that, you’ll want to go with the standard blade and the appropriate guards.

Philips only includes two guards specifically for trimming the hair on the body.

The groomer with the 3mm body hair guard.
The groomer with the 3mm body hair guard.

Those are the green guards and come in two sizes: 3 and 5mm.

That size refers to the length of the remaining hair after getting clipped.

For most men, these sizes would be enough. Unfortunately, I like trimming body hair really short.

And this is my only gripe with using the Multigroom 7000 for trimming body hair: the lack of a 1mm or 0.5mm guard.

Yes, there is a 1mm beard guard (and I actually use that one on the body), but that is not ideal for two reasons.

First of all, the underside of the green body guards is rounded compared to the flat beard guards.

That makes the groomer easier to glide over large surfaces, really useful when trimming the hair on the legs for example.

Secondly, the 1mm beard guard leaves the blade exposed and it will nick the skin if you’re not extremely careful.

Again, I do not recommend using the beard guard for shaving body hair.

This is the first situation where I would suggest looking elsewhere if you want the hair on the body shorter than 3mm.

The Multigroom 9000 I mentioned at the beginning of the post does include a 0.5mm body hair guard, so that one is a solid alternative.

Also, you can’t use the exposed blade of the Multigroom 7000 on the body (without any guards) as the teeth aren’t blunt like in the case of other trimmers (like the Philips Bodygroom).

I will share some other alternatives in the last section of the review.

But if 3 or 5mm sounds short enough, you will like the Norelco Multigroomer 7000.

As a body groomer, it’s fast, smooth, effective, quiet and the battery lasts forever.

I use it on my legs, forearms, chest and abs and it’s my trimmer of choice for that.

I’m able to get a short, fast and even trim with the least effort compared to some of my other groomers.

Groin/genitals and armpits

Now, two areas that need a separate discussion when it comes to trimming body hair are the armpits and groin/genitals.

Those are very sensitive areas and not all trimmers will be suitable.

Unfortunately, the Philips Norelco 7000 is not ideal for shaving the armpits and genitals.

First of all, you’ll probably want the hair as short as possible there.

And as I’ve already mentioned, the Multigroom 7000 has a regular clipper blade with sharp teeth that is not suitable to be used on the body without a guard.

I tried it in this manner (so you won’t have to) and I got a few painful nicks.

So do not under any circumstances try to shave your armpits or genitals without a guard with this groomer.

That means you’ll be limited to the 3mm guard which is in my opinion way too large. It’s fine on the rest of the body, but not here.

So while the Multigroomer 7000 is highly capable at trimming body hair, it falls a bit short because of the lack of a smaller (0.5mm) guard and a suitable blade (with rounded teeth) to be used without a guard on the very sensitive areas.

If you need a groomer precisely for that, I highly recommend checking out the Philips Norelco Bodygroom 7000 or Bodygroom 5000.

Beard trimmer

The Norelco Multigroom 7000 is a versatile tool that can be used on the head, face and body.

However, using it to trim a beard is where it really shines.

For that, the standard blade and the optional beard guards work great.

The Multigroomer 7000 with the standard blade and the 1mm beard guard.
The Multigroomer 7000 with the standard blade and the 1mm beard guard.

Since I prefer a clean shave, I haven’t used it extensively in this manner.

But whenever I needed to pre-trim my beard after a week of growth, this groomer with the 1mm beard guard worked great.

It’s really effective, comfortable, never snagged any hairs and again, was very quiet.

I’ve been using electric shavers for 20 years and most of them get really loud and annoying.

Using the Multigroomer near my ears wasn’t an issue at all.

It will also work well to edge and clean your beard line without any guard.

You can even swap the standard blade with the detail blade if you need more precision.

The Multigroomer with the detail blade attached.

I imagine it will be really good for touchups if you rock a goatee or moustache.

The foil shaver attachment can be useful as well for shaving the cheeks and neck right up to your beard.

The 5 guards should be plenty for anyone who grows a beard or designer stubble.

In fact, if you need a larger guard, you can swap the standard blade with the extra-wide one and just use some of the larger black guards (normally intended for the hair on the head).

The drawback compared to a dedicated beard trimmer? The lack of an adjustable, integrated guard and more granular control over the length of the beard.

Some beard trimmers from Panasonic or Philips have an integrated guard and a dial that you can use to make on-the-fly adjustments without the need to swap between different guards.

If you’ll only be using the Norelco Multigroom 7000 as a beard trimmer, then getting one of those would make more sense.

Otherwise, if you need a single machine for all the trimming (including on your body and head), I think the Norelco 7000 will be good enough.

Cutting the hair (on your head)

For the last couple of years, I’ve been cutting my hair myself.

And coincidently, the very first time I did it, I used the Philips Multigroom 7000 as it was the only somewhat suitable tool I had at that time.

And I say somewhat because it’s not ideal to be used as a hair clipper on a regular basis.

However, depending on the haircut type and how often you use it, it might just be exactly what you need.

In order to use the Norelco Multigroom 7000 for cutting the hair on your head, you’ll want to swap the standard blade with the extra-wide one.

Using the Philips Multigroomer as hair clippers.

This way you’ll also be able to use any of the 6 included guards.

As mentioned at the beginning, there are two angled (tapered) guards for cutting hair around the ears and four regular ones (16, 12, 9 and 4mm).

Now, if you’ve been using even a cheap hair clipper in the past you’ll immediately know that 4 guards are probably not enough.

For example, the smallest 4mm one is probably too large for a buzz cut.

Also, the Multigroom 7000 doesn’t have an adjustable lever, so skin fades are out of the question.

I have to say it right off the bat, if you’re serious about cutting your hair, you should really get a separate hair clipper with enough guards and a taper lever.

That said, I was actually able to get a few decent haircuts with this trimmer before investing in some proper gear for cutting my own hair (Wahl Magic clip, 360° mirror).

For simple haircuts, where you simply start with the largest guard, flicking out at the top then moving down progressively with smaller guards, this Multigroomer is surprisingly good.

The motor is rotary, so it’s not as strong as the magnetic/pivot type you’ll find on higher-end clippers.

But again, it will get the job done, especially if you only use it every once in a while.

I wouldn’t however recommend getting the Norelco Multigroom 7000 if you’ll mainly use it as a hair clipper.

Even a cheap corded hair clipper will be better (faster magnetic motor, more guards, taper lever).

Nose, ears, eyebrows

To round up the grooming capabilities of the Norelco 7000 we get a nose & ears trimmer attachment and a special guard for the eyebrows.

The nose trimmer is similar to the battery-powered pen-style trimmers in the way it works.

Closeup of the nose trimmer attachment.
Closeup of the nose trimmer attachment.

There’s basically a metal tube with a rotary blade inside that cuts nose and ears hairs that enter through it.

It works fine, it doesn’t snag nor pinch and it will be useful if you prefer removing nose and ears hair in this manner.

Personally, I would rather use some tweezers instead — for two reasons.

Plucking the hairs (from the root) means you’ll have to do it less often as it takes more time for the hairs to grow back.

Secondly, cutting the hairs instead of plucking them will cause them to itch, especially the ones in the nose.

The remaining stumps are pretty sharp and it’s a bit annoying. If you don’t have an issue with this, you’ll appreciate having the nose trimmer on hand.

The guard for trimming the eyebrows attaches to the regular size blade and you would use it to reduce the length of the eyebrows to approximately 6mm.

The Multigroomer Series 7000 with the eyebrow guard..

In practice, unless you have really bushy eyebrows, it will struggle to trim the flat-lying hairs in the eyebrows.

You will certainly have to finish the job with a pair of small scissors.

Noise

As I’ve already mentioned a couple of times, the Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 is very quiet during use.

That’s usually the case with trimmers fitted with rotary motors like this one.

There’s only a low-frequency buzz that doesn’t get much louder when cutting the hairs.

The vibrations are also pretty subtle and unobtrusive.

Cleaning and maintenance

Proper hygiene is important with grooming tools and fortunately, it’s super easy to keep the Multigroom 7000 clean and running smoothly.

Regardless if it’s the trimmer itself, the hair chamber, the cutting attachments or the guards, cleaning everything is as simple as rinsing them with warm tap water.

Cleaning the Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 with water.

That’s really all there is to it.

I recommend doing it after every use as it only takes seconds. After that, just shake off the excess water and let everything air dry completely before storing.

Now, body groomers will accumulate lots of hairs in all the nooks and crannies and simply rinsing with water won’t get rid of them.

Hairs tend to stick to them and every once in a while you may want to use the cleaning brush and get rid of (most of) them.

I’m referring to the inner plastic part of the blade attachments and the hair chamber.

But even this will take very little of your time.

Electric shavers, trimmers and any tools that have shearing blades or other metal parts rubbing against each other are subjected to wear and overheating.

That’s minimal with the Multigroom 7000 and Philips explicitly says that you don’t need to oil the blades.

And it’s probably true.

That said, I prefer using a bit of spray lubricant for hair clippers.

It also cleans the blades and keeps everything running smoothly. It definitely can’t hurt, but again, I don’t consider it absolutely necessary.

Lubricating the groomer with a spray lubricant.

My spray lubricant of choice is the Andis CoolCare Plus.

It’s very effective, has a pleasant smell and comes in a huge can that lasts forever and the price is fair too.

I only use it like twice a month, always on a perfectly dry blade. I then turn the trimmer on for a few seconds, wipe off any excess and let the lubricant dry before using the trimmer.

That’s all there is to it, the maintenance really is minimal for the Philips Multigroomer series.

Replacement parts availability

There are lots of accessories included with the Philips Norelco Multigroomer Series 7000 and many of them are available on Philips’ Encompass Listing.

The most important one is by far the standard cutter which will be used the most.

The standard blade of the Multigroom 7000 (part number 422203632211).

The part number is 422203632211 and you can purchase it separately.

The price is pretty reasonable, but when you compare it to the cost of the entire shaver and all the goodies you’re getting, it suddenly seems a bit pricey.

But unless you ding it or lose it, it’s unlikely you’ll need to replace it anytime soon.

The reliability is really good and if you clean the groomer (and maybe even lubricate it every once in a while), the blade will stay sharp for years.

The one accessory I would have liked to buy separately is actually the 0.5mm body guard attachment (only available with the Multigroom 9000).

The 3mm body guard included with the Multigroom 7000 leaves the hair too long for my liking.

Unfortunately, that 0.5mm guard doesn’t seem to be available separately.

UPDATE: You can now buy it on Encompass at this link. It works perfectly with the Multigroom 7000 as well.

Wrapup — Is the Norelco Multigroom 7000 worth buying?

To summarize, I think the Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 is an impressive machine, highly versatile that gets almost everything right.

Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 (MG7750/49)

Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000 MG7750/49

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It can work as your only groomer, but as I tried to emphasize in the performance section of the review, the Norelco Multigroom 7000 won’t be ideal in every situation.

But it will likely be good enough as a do-it-all grooming tool.

The biggest negative is in my opinion its inability to trim the hairs on sensitive areas at skin level. Precisely, I’m talking about armpits and genitals.

Since it doesn’t feature rounded-tip blades, you can only use it with a guard, so you won’t be able to cut the hair close to the skin.

But apart from that, I think it can handle pretty much anything you can throw at it.

It’s easy to use and to clean, the battery lasts forever and the build is really sturdy.

Factor in the reasonable price as well and the Norelco Multigroom 7000 is pretty hard to beat.

Other more specialized groomers that aren’t as versatile will of course be better at a specific task.

For example, a regular hair clipper will be better for self haircuts.

A beard trimmer with an integrated adjustable guard is more practical if you only want a beard trimmer.

The Multigroom 7000 is a great choice for someone who only wants a single tool that handles reasonably well all the trimming.

In that regard, it is pretty much in a class of its own.

Therefore, in the alternatives section, I will focus on groomers made to handle more specific use cases.

Alternatives

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7000

Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG7030/49

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This one continues to be my default recommendation for a body trimmer.

Unlike the Multigroom 7000, the Bodygroom 7000 can only handle body hair from the neck down, so you won’t be able to use it as a beard or hair trimmer.

The Multigroom 7000 next to the Bodygroom 7000.

It is however the best I’ve used so far for shaving the genitals and armpits.

It comes with a hybrid shaving head that features two rows of rounded tip blades and a foil in the middle.

The head of the Bodygroom 7000.

This is ideal for trimming and shaving hairs at skin level, even on very sensitive areas.

As I mentioned previously, that is the missing feature of the Multigroom 7000 which could be a deal-breaker for some.

The Bodygroom Series 7000 also has a second head with a regular blade and an adjustable guard over it.

You can use it to trim the hair on the rest of your body.

The adjustable trimmer on the Philips Bodygroom BG7030.

But just like with the Norelco Multigroom 7000, it doesn’t get as low as I would like, the lowest setting being the same 3mm.

The Bodygroom Series 7000 runs cordless only and the battery can provide up to 80 minutes of use on a single charge.

That’s nowhere near as impressive as the 5 hours you get with the Norelco Multigroom 7000, but it’s still plenty.

Strictly as a body hair trimmer (neck down), I would recommend it over the Multigroom 7000.

Panasonic ER-GB42-K

ER-GB42-K

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If you only need a beard trimmer, this Panasonic is a great pick and you will appreciate the practicality of having an integrated adjustable guard (19 hair length settings) and more granular control over the length of the hair.

It’s reasonably priced, has good battery life, it’s easy to use and you can trim, shape and maintain your beard.

Being a beard trimmer, you will only be able to use it for that. But it’s worth getting one if it’s something you’ll be doing often.

I would pick it over the Multigroomer 7000 any day as my beard trimmer.

Over to you now — if you’d like to share your experience with the Norelco Multigroom 7000 or have any other questions about it, please leave a comment below.

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  1. What would you recommend for someone who doesn’t do a clean shave that much and likes to have a little beard all the time? This means the trimmer would be used one or twice a week, although I may need a clean shave like once a month or so. I have never used any trimmer or shaver before, because I don’t have dense beard. I am ready to spend as much as necessary. Thank you.

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    • Hi there,

      In this case I would consider an electric shaver that also has a trimmer attachment that you’ll be using to trim or pre-trim your beard after a longer period. For example, the Panasonic Arc 3 ES-LL41-K has two adjustable combs (1 to 7mm) that slide over the integrated pop-up trimmer. Another option would be the Braun Series 3 3010BT, this one has a beard trimmer that fits in place of the standard foil head. You can use it to trim your beard and then get a clean shave with the foil head attachment.

      Both work really well and should be suitable considering your shaving routine. Other more capable shavers like the Braun Series 7 7075cc are available as well, but since your beard is on the lighter side, I would stick to the aforementioned models.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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      • great, thank you a lot.

        P.S. I was waiting for your reply to my inbox, it didn’t come. So I had to find the exact post to see your reply. Maybe it would be awesome if your replies went to corresponding email address. Thank you

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        • You are very welcome. Normally you should be getting an email notification as well when a reply to your comment is being submitted; maybe it got lost in the spam/junk folder.

          Sincerely,
          Ovidiu

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  2. I am pretty sure the Multigroom 7000 is not new as I have been using one for years. I previously had one from Braun and another brand and they were awful. The Multigroom 7000 is simple far better, my only complain is how many heads it is included and it is a hassle to switch ( and lost ) between all of it. Other than that it has performed well.

    This got me wondered if I could buy some of the attachment I lost.

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  3. Just wondering, are you sure the body is aluminium, not stainless steel? Not that it matters much, but I think stainless steel is even more premium than aluminium for a thing like this, and probably more durable. I ask because I picked one up in a store and liked the weight and balance, it just felt premium, as you say. It also looks like stainless steel in your pictures.

    Re. your comments about how easy it is to hit the power button, does it have a travel lock feature? My Philips 7000 series shaver has this and I find it vey useful.

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    • Hi Chris,

      I would say it’s aluminum because of the weight and how easy it is to scratch. Stainless steel is also very expensive. But I might be wrong.

      There’s no travel lock on the Multigroom 7000.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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  4. Hello Ovidiu,
    My legs have long hairs and I decided to shave them first time. However, I just want to shorten my leg hairs instead of close shave and I want them to seem natural. In other words, I want them to look like they’ve never been shaved from the outside. Do you recommend this product for this purpose. Can i find proper guard for this. Would Panasonic ER-GB42-K be proper for me.
    Thank you for your helping.

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    • Hi,

      I think this is one of the best trimmers out there for debulking, it’s very powerful and the blades are effective even if you have a lot of body hair. The only possible issue here is with the size of the guards.

      The two body guards will leave a hair length of 3mm or 5mm, which I think it’s too short for what you’re trying to achieve. The largest beard guard has 7mm which again is maybe too short for getting that natural look you’re after.

      The large hair guards (16, 12, 9mm) will definitely be enough, but those aren’t ideal for trimming body hair because the teeth are very sharp and have a long, flat bottom. If you think the 7mm beard guard will leave the hair too short, I think you should consider other options. Perhaps the Bodygroom 7000 which has an adjustable guard that goes up to 11mm.

      The Panasonic you’ve mentioned is a beard trimmer, I don’t think it’s ideal for trimming hair below the neck (I haven’t used it so I cannot say this with certainty).

      Hope this helps.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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  5. Any recommendations for a good hair clipper for head haircuts, avoiding the barber? I had a Philips with an adjustable lever for the desired length but today it finally gave up the ghost.

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    • Hi John,

      I do actually. For the past two years or so I’ve been using the Wahl 5 star Magic clip cordless and I cannot recommend it enough. It’s powerful, lightweight, has fantastic battery life (also works with the cord plugged in) and comes with high-quality guards (look for the variation that comes with the so-called premium guards, those are made of plastic reinforced with metal). The price is a bit high, but it’s an investment worth making if you’re serious about cutting your hair yourself. Being a very popular model, it’s also easy to find spare parts (blades, guards, cord etc).

      A more budget-friendly option would be the Wahl Elite Pro. It comes with the same excellent guards, but it’s corded and heavier. It does cut really well though, it was my clipper of choice before getting the Magic clip.

      Also, make sure you get the Andis CoolCare Plus lubricating spray. It’s a must-have with any clipper as the blades get really hot otherwise and wear out faster. The Andis spray is cheap and comes in this huge can that lasts forever. Always spray the blades before using the clipper and maybe even during your session if needed.

      Hope this helps.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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  6. Hi Ovidiu,

    I’ve found two variations of this trimmer, MG7745/15 and MG7720/15, the latter is 19€ cheaper. I only see one difference, the former has more rubber (or plastic?) near the head. Are there more differences? Is it worth paying 19€ more?

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    • Hi Michal,

      Those are variations sold in Europe I think and particularly the MG7745/15 is very similar to the one that I reviewed. It has an extra body trimmer attachment with a special guard for shaving hair at skin level, so it would be suitable for the groin area as well I think. It does only have 8 guards and no extra wide blade. The battery is also smaller (3 hours vs 4.5 on my MG7750). The cheaper MG7720/15 has an even lower-rated battery at 2 hours, that would be the main difference compared to the MG7745/15.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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  7. Thanks. I don’t see a set with premium guards included in the US. But I can get them separately. Any experience with the Panasonic ones, e.g. ER GB96K? Although price wise the same really.

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    • Yes, you can also buy the guards separately. As for Panasonic, I think they only have beard trimmers that can be used for haircuts, but aren’t anywhere as capable as a full-fledged hair clipper like the ones from Wahl, Andis etc. They lack the lever which is really useful for blending and the motor is not as powerful.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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  8. Thanks. You are providing a great resource!
    My wife (who is my “barber” since covid) hates the idea of having a set of guards around (“more stuff”). Is there one with an adjustable guard similar to those on the Panasonic? Don’t meet tapering functionality necessarily. Wouldn’t know how to use it. I see Wahl has adjustable guards as extras would they fit to the one you recommended?

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    • No problem. Only these hybrid beard + hair trimmers have built-in, adjustable guards. Hair clippers (like the ones used in barbershops) always have separate guards. The Wahl adjustable guard will only work with some of their trimmers/detailers, not the clippers I’ve recommended.

      But given your need for fewer accessories and because — from what I understand — you don’t need a highly capable clipper, a beard+hair trimmer should be good enough. For a simple haircut (like a uniform buzzcut) you don’t need a heavy-duty clipper.

      I would look for a Panasonic or Philips trimmer with an adjustable guard that can cut at your desired hair length — most of the cheaper ones max out at 1cm. The Panasonic ER-GB96 you mentioned in a previous comment goes up to 3cm, so it’s more versatile, but also has 4 combs to achieve that range. If you wear your hair short (1cm or less), there are more options with only one guard (like for example the Philips BT3210, BT9810 or the Panasonic ER-GB42-K).

      You are making a compromise since these are primarily intended for trimming beards, so it can take more time and more passes to finish a haircut. But it’s the only option if you don’t want a set of guards.

      By the way, in Europe there’s a Philips called HC3535/15 that seems ideal for what you need, but I don’t think you can get it in the USA.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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  9. Thanks alot for your great article. I need your help in determining which trimmer suits me the most as I mainly focus on hair and Beard.
    thanks in advance.

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    • Hi Yasser,

      If you need an all in one trimmer for the hair (on your head) and beard, the Multigroom 7000 would be one of the best options. It’s difficult to come up with a single device to do both reasonably well, but this one is actually pretty good. It’s obviously not as capable as a dedicated hair clipper + a beard trimmer but it’s one of the best versatile trimmers out there.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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  10. Hello,

    I have had the phillips multigroom 7000 for a couple years now and its treated me well. Does the performance start to wear off after some years? I am debating on getting a new trimmer if it does, and if so, which one do you recommend for beard and precision trimming, like cutting neck hair completely off and very sharp etc. Is there maybe another trimmer that is very strong without a guard so 0mm on skin pretty much or should i stick with my phillips one

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    • Hi,

      The Multigroom 7000 is the most powerful I’ve used. Panasonic trimmers are also good, but I don’t think you should replace yours just yet. I’ve had mine for 4 years and I still don’t notice any performance drops and it even has the original blade. Granted, I’ve only used it as a beard trimmer a few times since I prefer a clean shave. Body hair isn’t as coarse, so the wear on your blade could be higher. But a new blade should be a quick and inexpensive upgrade.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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      • Got it, so if i do want new blades so for example, the main blade, the small precision blade, and another big style blade they give in the package, where do i get those 3 new ones? Off amazon or something?

        Thanks for the help man!

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        • You are very welcome. Apart from the main blade with the part number 422203632211 that is readily available (including on Amazon), the rest can be found on Encompass. But if you mainly use your Multigroom as a beard trimmer, the main blade is usually the only one that needs to be replaced.

          Sincerely,
          Ovidiu

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  11. This has been a very good multigroomer with the weight and balance being comfortable when trimming a long beard. Having said that, the foil trimmer is a weak point and now that mine is broken I am looking for an alternative instead of replacing the attachment. Do you have any recommendations for a complimentary standalone foil shaver that can work close to a beard line on cheeks and neck for 1-2 days growth?

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    • Hi Jeff,

      Could you tell me what your budget would be for such a shaver? There are a lot of options that would work well in this case, from single to 3-blade shavers and knowing the budget would really help me narrow down the options. Also, I believe you’re interesting in a shaver that will shave as close as possible to the skin and clean everything to the beard line.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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      • The primary concern is a design not so bulky that it is tough to work with along a trimmed hairline. But without the need to shave a whole face every day, the top tier $200+ USD models are probably overkill for my purposes.

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        • Definitely overkill. I was think of the Andis ProFoil, it’s pretty much designed for that and lots of barbers love them and use them in that manner. I wouldn’t recommend it for the whole face, but in this case I think it’ll work great. It’s ideal for shaving small areas with short hair (1 or two days of growth) as close as possible.

          It has two staggered foils and you can use just the top one that sticks out more when shaving very close to the beard. It cuts the hair closer to the skin than even the shavers that are 5 times more expensive. It can do that because it has very thin foils. This also means that normally you would need to replace them more often, but again since you’ll only use it to clean up the cheeks and neck, that won’t be an issue.

          Sincerely,
          Ovidiu

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  12. Have you tried the Multigroom 9000? It has a body shaver attachment which seems to work well on sensitive areas – I’m wondering if there are any downsides at all with that one since that attachment came out.

    Just wondering if you’ve tried it vs the Bodygroom. I too got nicks on the regular trimming attachment but that attachment seemed to work pretty well.

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    • I am yet to test the 9000, so I’m afraid I can’t say anything about that particular attachment. I did however used similar ones in the past and I think there’s a good chance it’ll perform alike.

      The Philips Bodygroom 1100 for example has a trimming head that uses the same design. It’s gentle enough for the sensitive areas and very easy to use (being very narrow/compact), but I wouldn’t say it shaves quite as close as a foil+blades head like the one on the Bodygroom 5000 or 7000. I also found that I need to go a bit slower especially if the hair is longer/denser.

      Again, I must stress that this has been my experience with a similar trimmer head, but the exact same one that comes with the Multigroom 9000. But until I get to test it, this would be my best guess about its performance.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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      • Thanks! I bought the Bodygroom 7000 as well, and just a few thoughts below:

        – The Bodygroom has the rotating head as you mentioned, while the Multigroom 9000 has only the fixed one.
        – The Bodygroom has a trimmer (on the other side) which seems mostly safe for sensitive areas, due to its low guard. That is really useful especially in a hurry.
        – The Multigroom does win out on build quality – the bodygroom looks like plastic, which I’m not a fan about.

        Appreciate the reviews! Thanks so much.

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  13. Does the foil attachment on the multigroom 7000 not work well on the genital area? It definitely looks smaller than the one on body groomers but I would think this would make it more ideal.

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    • Hi Eric,

      It would work well only on very short hair that grows straight. And on the genital area that won’t be the case most of the time. The foil head on the body groomers has the two shearing blades which are extremely useful to (pre) trim the longer, flat lying hairs before cutting the remaining stubble at skin level using the foil cutter.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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  14. At first I should thank you for your great website and your dedication to continue these hands-on reviews
    I have a couple of questions and I hope you can answer ’cause even after choosing a brand there is so much confusion:

    – In specifications for Multigroom QG3380 says it has “rounded tips and combs ensure smooth, protected contact with your skin” is this what’s missing on the bare blades of 7000? On the other hand in specs page of some models like MG-7920, 7785 & 7720, it says that “skin-protection system guards sensitive areas while you shave as close as 0.5 mm”, is this the same?

    – How important or practical is features like BeardSense technology (MG-7920: “scans the beard density 125x per second and boosts power”), PowerBoost or Turbo power (QG3380: helps you cut the longest, densest parts of your hair by increasing the cutting speed)

    – QG3380 has a new design for nose/ear trimmer. Do you think that is less irritating?

    – Which type of batteries are better: li-ion in series 7000 or NiMh in series 5000 (QG3380/QG3362)? And are Battery indicator different between various models in series 7000?

    – Does body/handle of premium models like 7785 have extra features ’cause have a different look?

    – Does foil head do a shaver’s job in closeness?

    – How much is closeness in these philips multigrooms? 0.5 or 0.2 mm?

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    • Hi Morty,

      Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated.

      Regarding your questions:

      1. The Multigroom QG3380 has both a shearing blade and a foil head. In my opinion only the latter can be safely used on sensitive areas (groin, armpits) for a close shave. The other blade will still nick the skin when used without a guard. From what I can tell, only the static blade has rounded tips in the sense that they won’t scratch the skin like for example the teeth on a hair clipper or regular beard trimmer.

      2. I’d say it’s mostly marketing regarding the ones that automatically adjust power. The power button on the QG3380 on the other hand actually increases power, so that one will make a difference.

      3. It looks like the standard trimmer attachment for ear hair and different from the older tube-style nose trimmers. I think it’ll be the same. I do not like these trimmers for nose hair as it will leave a short stump and in my case it’s really itchy. I prefer using small tweezers and pluck the hairs.

      4. Li-ion batteries are better in this type of devices. From what I know all of them have a basic LED indicator.

      5. No extra features, just different look.

      6. The foil does cut really close, but it won’t be as close as a let’s say a premium face shaver like the Panasonic Arc 5 which uses thinner foils and parts machined with tighter tolerances.

      7. 0.5 is usually the closeness for trimmers with shearing blades like the Multigrooms.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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  15. Thanks a lot.

    So in terms of features and functionality, which series do you think is better overall? Take for example QG3380 / QG3362, versus MG7750 / MG7720?

    Two more questions; What’s with the 2-digit number after the / in model names? I read somewhere that it pertains to regions they are released in, but in spite of this I saw differences; for example 7750/59 has 24 pieces and 6 hr run time and 7750/49 has 23 pieces and 5 hour run time.

    By the way, here it says the model you reviewed has stainless steel frame:

    https://www.usa.philips.com/c-p/MG7750_49.amp/norelco-multigroom-7000-face-head-and-body/overview#see-all-benefits

    Also Philips says this for 7785 and 7790. Are these incorrect?

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    • You are very welcome.

      I would actually pick the MG7910/49 — while the performance is the same as in the case of the MG7750/MG7720, the accessories and price just make it a best buy. The MG7910/49 is a newer version with slightly tweaked aesthetics and more practical accessories like the adjustable combs and a USB cable. I still find it quite remarkable that such a capable device is sold at very a competitive price. There’s really no comparison between it and other trimmers from other brands in this price range and beyond.

      Those two digits do refer to region-specific models, but that can also imply slightly different accessories. The battery on the other hand is 5 hours for all the models in the 7000 series.

      To me the feel/weight and look of my Multigroom 7000 definitely suggested aluminum. It scratches with relative ease and I think using stainless steel would end up being just too expensive. But I might be wrong.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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      • Thanks again. Pardon me for asking more questions.

        I looked up 7910 and I found it strange the it has more accessories and battery runtime than 7920 (because MG7920 apart from seeming to be newer and more stylish, its model number suggests to be the higher one). Anyway these models lack foil shaver head. Is the difference in closeness between foil head and shearing blades significant?

        On Philips website it says for MG7720 or MG7920 or even MG7791, “Comfortably shave below the neck with our unique skin-protection system that guards even the most sensitive areas of your body and lets you shave as close as 0.5 mm”. Is this about the bare shearing blades that you believe is not suitable for bodygrooming?
        A 1 mm body comb isn’t listed in the attachments for series 9000 MG7791 you mentioned in the review, but there’s a “bodyshaver” listed. If this is that body guard, MG7720 and MG7920 (not 7910) have it according to Philips. These 2 models also boast something called “Body skin protector attachment”; What’s this?

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        • Model names for electric shavers and trimmers don’t always make sense so a higher number doesn’t always mean more accessories or a higher specced product.

          A foil head will usually shave closer — a shearing blade will always leave a small stump. A foil is also safer (on the pubic area for example) since the blade is not exposed.

          That quote refers to the bodyshaver attachment that comes with the MG7791 and the others you mentioned and it is suitable for the sensitive areas also. The closeness isn’t quite as good as in the case of a foil shaver, but it’s somewhere in between it and the 0.5mm bear shearing blades — so a bit closer than what Philips says since it’s quite forgiving and you can be more thorough vs using a shearing blade that can nick the skin. It’s also the one Philips refers to as Body skin protector attachment.

          The 1mm comb I refer to in the review is a beard trimming comb that I also use below the neck simply because the model I have doesn’t include a 1mm body guard.

          Sincerely,
          Ovidiu

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      • Hi Ovidiu. Just wanted to ask a confirmation question.
        In your article write up, you say you prefer the old MG7750 over the newer MG7910 due to the corded possibility, and the less bulky guards. But in this comment you now prefer the MG7910 for the price factor and accessories. Could you just provide a little more insight into why the MG7910 is the better shaver?

        I’m cross shopping between these two (any possibly looking into the 9000). I hope to use it as a regular beard trimmer, and for haircuts every other month. I don’t mind the corded/cordless aspects, just hoping for a good all-round trimmer that can handle a haircut with basic fades.

        Thanks!

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        • Hey,

          Normally I prefer the older variation for the cordless/corded feature, but nowadays the availability and prices seem to fluctuate quite a bit, with the newer one often being a better buy.

          Overall both are very similar and you do get a lot for the money with either. The way you’ll be using it for most of the time should also tip the scales in favor of the new or the old one. For example, the adjustable guards that come with the new version allow you better control over the beard length, so you can blend/fade it more seamlessly. If that’s not something you’ll be doing, then the old one should be fine as well (again as long as the price is the same or very similar).

          Regarding the hair clipper capabilities of the Multigroom, it should be perfectly fine for basic haircuts once a month. It doesn’t have a lever to adjust the blade gap, so a skin fade is probably not very easy to achieve. I also cut my hair myself, but I always use a clipper with a lever to give myself a skin fade. The Multigroom also only has 4 hair guards and the size difference between them is quite significant, therefore not ideal for a seamless fade. So I wouldn’t really recommend it for anything except buzzcuts.

          Hope this helps.

          Sincerely,
          Ovidiu

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  16. Hi,

    I would like to thank you for a very rewarding and good website with great tips! It’s appreciated!

    I am very indecisive to choose, as I am looking for a beard trimmer with shortestest trim-settings available, but as well one having the ability to fade and trim if necessary (not very long beard or such, more a trimmed “faded look”. Also it would be good to have a nose/ear trimmer if it’s included.

    What do you think about these two models:
    1) “Braun Series 9 BT9440”? – Which also includes a “Beard stencil” – as I am not good with lines and such and seems a good-to-have.
    2) Or : “Philips 7000 Multigroomer MG7920/15”?

    And lastly, I want to go be able to vary, and sometimes having very clean and close shaving (as with a razor) – which one would you recommend for a sensitive skin? A product that is delicate and doesn’t damage the skin like a razor does in the long run?

    Thanks so much for your help!

    Regards,
    Samie

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    • Hi Samie,

      Thank you for the comment, much appreciated.

      Both are among the most capable beard trimmers out there. The Multigroom 7000 has an adjustable comb with 0.2mm increments, allowing you very granular control over the length of the beard so you can get that blurry fade. It also has a nose trimmer and a body hair trimmer head (0.5mm). The battery has a runtime of 120min, while other models in the Multigroom 7000 like the MG7910/49 have a larger 5-hour battery. But 120 minutes is still plenty.

      The Braun allows you to set the comb length in 0.5mm steps but it should still be easily enough. The battery is also larger at 180 min of cordless use. The wide blade is probably better for edging vs the Multigroom 7000 MG7920/15 that only includes a standard blade.

      Without the comb both will trim the hair at approx. 0.5mm (with the blade exposed). For a clean shave you will need a separate shaver. None of these two (or other beard trimmers) will be able to provide a close shave. I would consider a separate foil shaver for those times when you want a close shave. You will need to use the beard trimmer beforehand as shavers only work well on short stubble.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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      • Hi Ovidiu,

        Thank you so much for your feedback!

        I have previously had a braun trimmer, and the cutting wheel could sometimes end up at the wrong lengtht, as there was no locking function on that model.

        As I understand the “Braun BT9440” now has a lock function, when the lenght been selected on the wheel, so no mistakes can happen.

        Do you need to change the trimmer guards manually on “Philips MG7920/15”? Or is it similar to Braun BT9440, to adjust it on the device itself? Also does it have a lock mechanism to limit mistakes?

        The reason I was drawn a bit more towards Braun BT9440 is it includes a “beard shaper” (i.e. a stencil).
        Perhaps this might be an unnecessary toolt to pay more for, as BT9440 is a little more expensive than MG7920/15 – for the time being it differs (in euros) €26,24 on black friday.

        But then, I’m very bad at doing sharp lines, and keep the lines straight, and being able to get the some similar results as going to barbershop, it feels a bit tempting.

        Maybe MG7920/15 together with a “beard shaper/stencil” bought separately be a better option? I don’t know.. :)

        Exactly – so, my idea is to buy a completely separate shaver that will replace my everyday regular razor.
        A device equivalent to regular razor, and which is gentle on the face (for sensitive skin).
        Is there a specific model you would recommend that is only for this purpose? (And can be used with my shaving creams, if necessary).

        To sum this all up, there are actually 3 different things I’m looking for.

        1. A beard trimmer that can go down to very short lengths and with which you can fade and create lines with. And It is between the two models I mentioned above.

        2. A gentle electric foil shaver that can provide as close and totally clean shave as possible as regular razor which is specificically suited for sensitive skin.

        3. I have already received a tip from you in a previous post to buy the body trimmer Philips model 5000, as my back is a problem area and you mentioned it has an extender.

        So there will be quite a lot of purchases. :)

        Thanks again for your help! Apologies for such a long post and for all the questions.

        Greetings,
        Samie

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        • You are very welcome, Samie.

          The Philips MG7920/15 has two adjustable combs with the dial/lever built into the comb itself as opposed to the wheel on the Braun. So you would only need to swap between two combs if needed. The first comb is for a beard length between 1 and 3mm with 0.2mm increments and the other one for 3 to 7mm in 1mm steps. So the Braun with a single comb and an integrated dial is a bit more practical.

          I think a beard stencil can help, at least in the beginning. But you can of course get one separately should you feel the Philips is a better match. You shouldn’t have any issues with either with regards to the length settings.

          Regarding the shaver, there are a few options that present a good compromise between closeness and comfort — many shavers usually excel at only one of the two.

          But I will need to know your budget because the differences in price can be significant. A more expensive model is usually better (faster, more comfortable and more enjoyable to use). It would also be useful to know if your beard is on the coarse side.

          Sincerely,
          Ovidiu

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          • Hi Ovidiu, Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions!.

            Regarding your question about tej budget.Factors such as durability (in terms of years of usage), good quality and a product that is very gentle on sensitive skin are most important to me.
            Where, unlike an ordinary razor, you won’t damage the skin in the long term, and an electric shaver that gives almost the same results as clean shave with an ordinary razor.

            My beard hair are coarse/“sharp”

            Unfortunately, the Philips model ran out, not sure if that is an outdated model or so?
            So I bought the Braun model, but haven’t opened it yet, as I saw that Braun doesn’t have a nose trimmer included, which the Philips model had.

            Is there any other Philips model (than the one above) you can suggest instead, which is trimms, fades, and able to give detailed and precise, sharp lines?

            If there is none to recommend, maybe I just keep the Braun. And get a separate nose trimmer as well. :)

            Thanks for all the help!

            Greetings,
            Samie

          • You are very welcome. Getting a separate nose trimmer is definitely an option should you decide to keep the Braun. For example the Panasonic ER-GN30-K is inexpensive and works really well. I also think it’s a lot easier to use compared to any beard trimmer + nose attachment, it’s a lot more compact and lightweight.

            I think the shaver that offers the best blend of closeness and comfort is the Panasonic Series 900 with models like the ES-LV6U. These are readily available in Europe and you should be able to get a good deal on it. I recommend using a pre-shave lotion (like the one from Speick) when shaving dry.

            If you want to try it with shaving cream, I really like the ones from Speick, Nivea or Proraso (all of them come in a squeeze tube and are reasonably priced). If you have the time check out my guide on wet shaving with an electric razor, there are a couple of things that can really help you get a better shave.

            Hope this helps.

            Sincerely,
            Ovidiu

  17. Hello,

    Thanks for a great review page!
    I was wondering if Philips MG7715/15 multigroomer MG771515V2 is the same model as the other 7000 series? It is a bit diffucult to know which 7000 series does what. I want a beard trimmer mainly for fading beard with multiple guards.
    Would you recommend this one or another brand? Panasonic? Braun 9000?

    Cheers!
    Sebastiano

    Reply
    • Hi Sebastiano,

      If you want a trimmer for fading the beard, I would not consider the MG7715/15. That one just doesn’t have enough beard guard for a proper fade. I would get either a Multigroom 7000 with adjustable guards (like the MG7920/15) or a Braun Series 5/Series 9 (depending on your budget) that have an integrated dial to adjust the comb length in small increments.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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  18. Let me get this straight, the only reason to not get the multigrain series for down there trimming is because of the non-guard blade?
    So if I buy the 9000 series and have the 2mm attachment will it be okay then?
    I am totally confused honestly… help would be greatly appreciated

    Reply
    • The Multigroom 7000 doesn’t have an attachment/blade to allow the user to safely trim the groin area at skin level. The 9000 includes a so-called body shaver attachment that is safe to use (0.5mm). If you need a trimmer to be used mainly down there I would recommend one of the Bodygroom models instead (like the 5000 or 9000).

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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  19. I owned one of these trimmers, Phillips 7000 series, however unfortunately it wasn’t waterproof enough, and water got into the board a destroyed it, and since has stopped working. Now looking for a new shaver that isn’t Phillips.

    Regards

    Travis

    Reply
    • Thank you for the comment, Travis.

      These are usually very reliable and will last many years, but it’s understandable if you’d want to try a different brand. Braun for example also makes a few compelling trimmers like the Body Groomer Series 5.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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    • Hi Alex,

      Thank you so much for the feedback, that’s very kind.

      Your observation is entirely correct, the European Multigroom 7000 is not as feature-rich nor does it offer the same outstanding value for money as the USA model. It’s still a very capable multi-purpose trimmer (same durable blades/attachments), but you just don’t feel like you’re getting more than you pay for compared to the USA version.

      The European models resemble more the USA Multigroom 5000 (smaller battery, plastic body, etc.).

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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  20. I bought an MG 7900, and approximately two months after I bought it and used it on a weekly basis, the head trimmer came off as soon a I turned it on. I have to hold it down with electrical tape now.
    Could it just be a defective product? Or is it a common issue with this model?

    Reply
    • Hi Jose,

      It’s not a common issue from what I know. Also the way the blade fits to the trimmer seems sturdy and more durable vs other trimmers I’ve tried (Manscaped, Olov). I would contact Philips support about the problem, they’re usually very helpful in these cases.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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  21. Hi Ovidiu,

    Thanks for the excellent detailed product summary and comparisons. I am about to order the MG7000 product in the article. Since I travel often, I would like to minimize shavers that I need to bring with me. Since the MG7000 is not suitable for sensitive areas (e.g. pubic zone), would you recommend just ordering the bodygroom part (~$18+ shipping) or ordering the Bodygroom separately (either the BG5000 or BG7000)?

    Thanks much!
    Bob D.

    Reply
    • Hi Bob,

      Thank you for the comment, much appreciated.

      I believe you are referring to the Body Shaver attachment (Encompass link) that ships with the Multigroom 9000 — it is different than the foil head that comes with the Bodygroom 5000 and 7000. It would be a practical and inexpensive upgrade to the MG7000 that will allow you to get a safe and pretty close trim on sensitive areas as well.

      That said, a Bodygroom will get even closer, so the choice is either to have a single Multigroomer 7000 with a Body Shaver attachment and get a pretty close trim (you will still feel some stubble) or get a get a separate Bodygroom 5000 or 7000 and get a closer, smooth shave. But it also means carrying two trimmers with you.

      So it comes down to what makes more sense for you. Hope this helps.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

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  22. Ovidiu thank you for your extremely detailed review.
    I needed a real and honest review and more than just a star rating of the product. I truly am grateful for the content you’ve posted for us.
    I need to get a new set of clippers. I have literally been using a corded Wahl trimmer since 1993 and it has finally decided that it has had enough.

    I will be getting mine tomorrow because I look like a scruff.
    -Matthew

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  23. I am looking for a good groomer to replace my old manscaped groomer for my wife and I nether regions.

    I keep seeing mixed reviews some people saying you can use the Multigroom and some you can’t…

    I have had the 7100 Bodygroom in the past and I thought it was way to bulky, we liked the size of the Manscaped but it doesn’t hold a charge

    Do you have a recommendation? My wife I worried about getting cuts and I have cut myself with the manscaped before but not that often

    Thoughts?

    Reply
    • Hi,

      As I mentioned in the review, the Multigroom 7000 can only be used with a guard on the genital area because just like the Manscaped, it can cut the skin. So it cannot give you a close trim if that’s what you’re looking for. It’s also noticeably larger than the Manscaped.

      I think the best compromise would be the Bodygroom 5000. That one, while still on the larger side, is more manageable than the 7000.

      Other compact groomers that can be used on the pubic area for a close trim feel underpowered and are in my opinion only good for occasional use (while traveling) or for someone with light body hair. For example, the Braun XT5 is such a groomer. I use it on vacations, but I wouldn’t use it as my main groomer. Persoanlly, I got used to the larger Bodygroom 7000 and that one is my groomer of choice currently.

      Hope this helps.

      Sincerely,
      Ovidiu

      Reply

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