From the manufacturer One pass even trim Electric Beard and stubble trimmer The Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer 5500 is a premium beard and stubble trimmer which also cuts hair. Designed for a fair trim from any angle and contours 40 adjustable lengths, DualCut steel blades and 90 mins of Lithium Ion run time. One pass even trim Designed for a fair trim from any angle. Lift&Trim system captures low-lying hairs, and rounded combs trim at a fair length. 40 adjustable length settings Spin the zoom wheel to fasten in length settings from 1/128″(0.2mm) increments. DualCut 2x more steel blades, for a quick or even trim. Blades are self-sprucing, for durable performance. Lift & Trim PRO system trim your stubble in one stroke with our cutting edge Lift & Trim PRO system. It lifts low-lying hairs and guides them towards the pointy metal blades for an actual cut. Philips Norelco Beard and Head Trimmer Series 5000, BT5511/49.
So what does this do for $50 that the other one doesn’t do for $18?
Well, this one is way more powerful than my previous "$ 18 wonder." It also lasts about 3 times longer on a charge and has some really useful accessories. Is it worth the extra $ 30? It's for me ... your mileage may vary.
What is the blade width?
Hello! The width of the cutting head of the Philips Norelco Beardtrimmer 5000 is 32 mm.
Why Doesn’t this come with the nose hair attachment? Is it compatible with the attachments on the 3000 model?
Hello! The Philips Norelco BT5511 / 49 is a beard trimmer and does not include a nose trimmer accessory. You can consult our Multigroomer line to find out all your personal hygiene needs.
Can it be used without a comb for outlining?
Hello! Yes, you can use it without attached comb.
Does this come with a smaller precision blade?
Hello! The Philips Norelco BT5511 / 49 Beard Trimmer comes with a zoom wheel that has 40 adjustable length settings for beard and hair, and also includes 3 guards.
What is the absolute maximum length you can cut the hair to? 20mm?
Hello! Yes, the maximum length of hair cut by the Philips Norelco Series 5000 Beard Trimmer is 20mm.
Im having trouble choosing between this one or the multigroom 7000. Which one would be better?
This is all you need for a beard. If you need more, try the 7000.
Is this more powerful than the Series 3000 BT3210/41 model?
Hello! Yes, because the Philips Norelco 5000 series beard trimmer - BT5511 / 49 has 2x more steel blades, for a fast and even cut. The blades are self-sharpening, for long-lasting performance.
does it come with charger?
Hello! Yes, the Philips Norelco BT5511 / 49 Beard Trimmer comes with a charger.
Does the number setting lock in well enough that keeps it from changing during use?
Hello! Yes, the selected hair length setting does not change even when the protection is removed. For more questions, you can call 1-800-243-3050: Monday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. M. At 6:00 p. M. EST.