A Compact Rechargeable Shaver/Trimmer
In this Manscaped The Handyman Review, I will review the features and performance to help you decide if this is worth purchasing. This could be a great product to have in your house or even possibly pack on trips to help maintain a well-groomed face.
Well, let’s see…
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What Is Manscaped The Handyman?
This is a rechargeable, compact, travel-friendly grooming face shaver with a foil shaver and a trimmer built into the shaving head. So, it trims and shaves with each stroke.
What Is Included With Purchase?
1 – Manscaped The Handyman compact face shaver
1 – Magnetic blade cover
1 – Dual-action blade head (pre-attached)
1 – USB-C charging cable
Specs Of Manscaped The Handyman
The Handyman measures 4 1/2″ inches long and 2 3/8″ inches wide. The foil and trimming blades measure 1 11/16″ wide. The long hair leveler (trimming blade) is made of stainless steel, while the foil blade is primarily made from nickel.
The battery is a Li-ion battery, which offers a run time of 60 minutes on a full charge. The battery is charged via a USB-C charging port and takes approximately 90 minutes. There is a charging indicator light on the front of the device.
Where Can You Use The Manscaped The Handyman?
The Handyman is primarily designed and built for dealing with facial hair.
Does It Work? Do I Recommend It? My Experience
Yes, it works.
Would I recommend it? Sure, if you like using foil-type shavers, but I don’t like using them as they irritate my skin, especially on my neck. I can use other methods of removing hair from my face without irritation.
My Experience – The Good
I had two days of facial hair growth, and The Handyman quickly took care of it.
The Handyman works quickly and does an excellent job of removing facial hair generally in one pass. Giving you a nice clean shave. Removing all the hair (except my goatee) took a couple of minutes.
Despite its blocky design, it is compact and feels good in the hand. The smooth corners and width just fit nicely in my hand.
This kept my sink relatively clean, and I was quite surprised at the lack of mess I had to clean up afterward. It was also relatively simple to clean the Manscaped The Handyman.
My Experience – The Bad
If you have facial hair like a mustache or a goatee, it is hard to get accurate detailing done with this device. It is not impossible to do this, but it requires more effort and time and is not designed for detailing.
Getting under your nose or around your mouth can also possibly be problematic. I also had to experiment with how much pressure I applied for a few moments to determine what was optimal. I don’t have a lot of experience with foil shavers, though.
Also, while giving you a clean shave, it doesn’t give you a close shave like a razor will. This is to be expected but worthy of note.
This is a decent foil-type shaver and would make an excellent travel shaver, being small, compact, and functional. If you typically sport facial hair (like I do), I would, then I would look elsewhere, but if you prefer a clean-shaven look, then this will do nicely.
This is on the expensive side and, to me, is a significant drawback, but the product works nicely, making short work of facial hair.
Pros & Cons
- Small compact design. Easy to travel with and put in a toiletry bag (Dopp kit) or even in your pocket.
- Trims and shave all in one pass.
- Gives a decent and close shave.
- It comes with a protective cap to help avoid damaging the trimming and shaving head when storing or traveling.
- The cap is also magnetic, which helps snap it in place and stay secure.
- Comes fully charged.
- USB-C charging cable and port.
- Waterproof. It can be used in the shower. It has an IPX7 rating and can be immersed up to one meter in water for 30 minutes.
- The power button is placed in the optimal spot to avoid accidentally turning on or off during use.
- It fits very comfortably in the hand when used despite its bulky shape.
- Li-ion battery gives you 60 minutes of run time.
- Fast charging ability. If your battery is completely dead, A 5-minute charge will get you up and running.
- Never nicked or cut me.
- The shaving/trimming head is easy to take off and clean and can be run under water to clean it.
- Great instruction booklet. Clear descriptions and fully detailed.
- LED battery indicator light lets you know how much power you have.
- Not a lot of cleanup after using it. The Handyman does an excellent job of controlling and containing the stubble, as a lot of the mess to clean up is left inside the machine.
- The blade should last a while, as Manscape recommends replacing it every 12-18 months.
- Expensive. When compared to other compacted trimmers/shavers. You are going to be paying up for the name (Manscaped).
- Sometimes, the width of the trimmer blade makes it hard to trim smaller areas on your face that require more precision and detail. Things like mustaches and goatees are harder to detail with this device.
- My skin was slightly irritated after using it, especially on my neck. Generally, I don’t particularly appreciate using foil shavers for this in general.
- It takes a few seconds to figure out the correct pressure to apply when using this to work optimally.
- Currently, they do not have replacement blades available for purchase. Expect to see this around early 2024.
- Trying to use the trimmer on The Handyman, I struggled to get this to trim hair decently. When I used it properly (along with the foil shaver), it really worked.
How Does This Compare To Other Similar Products? What Do I Recommend Instead?
While The Handyman does perform decently, I still prefer and recommend the Philips Norelco OneBlade Face & Body Trimmer. This micro trimmer performs so well that it is like shaving. This is far cheaper, works faster, performs better, and allows you to efficiently perform more detailed work like mustaches, goatees, and beards. It has two trimming blades (1 for the face and 1 for the body) and five guide combs.
Compared to the Manscaped The Handyman, you will have many more options. With the Philips Norelco OneBlade, you are supplied with two blades, one for the face and one for the body. This can even trim the groin area with the right guide comb attached. Thus giving you a lot more options for your money.
You can read more about why this product rocks here: Philips Norelco OneBlade Face & Body Review.
Manscaped Replacement Blade
At the time of writing this, replacement blades are not available to purchase. But Manscaped states they will be available to purchase in early 2024.
How To Clean The Manscaped The Handyman
- Turn on the travel shaver and run the blade under the faucet. Don’t worry, it’s waterproof! The Handyman™ is IPX7-rated to protect against immersion in up to one meter of fresh water for up to 30 minutes.
- Turn The Handyman™ off and remove the blade by pulling the blade upward and away from the shaver.
- Gently shake any leftover hair from inside the blade.
- Run the dual-action blade under water to rinse any leftover hair.
- Lay all the pieces out to air dry completely.
- Once all pieces have completely dried, finish up by reassembling The Handyman.
- Place the blade on the device by clicking it into place.
- Place the magnetic protective cover over the Handyman to keep it clean.
- Charge trimmer as needed between trim sessions.
The Final Shave On Manscaped The Handyman Review
Manscaped The Handyman is a decent foil-type shaver that works quickly and quite well. The compact design makes it easy to take it along no matter where you go. As I have mentioned above, there are negatives, but the biggest for me is the price, which seems a little steep.
You will get a decent shave with the Manscaped The Handyman.
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I started this website in 2017 because I too deal with back hair and I want to help others. My website deals with everything with grooming. I only review products I actually own.