Manscaped VS Meridian – Which Is The Better Ball Trimmer? We all want the best product for the cheapest price, right? I know I do! I own and have used both of these products and formulated my own opinion on which of these two ball trimmers is the best. I will share my experience and knowledge to help you determine which one of these trimmers is better for you.
Let’s get some!
Why We Need A Dedicated Ball Trimmer?
Any man knows after taking some typical hair clippers down there why a dedicated ball trimmer is needed.
Nicks and cuts and bloody nuts.
That’s why we need a dedicated ball trimmer and oh yeah, the pain. Who needs that discomfort too. Hair clippers are not meant to be used on the weird skin of the ol’ nut sack. There are too many wrinkles and manly weirdness down there for the average hair clippers to handle without cutting into the skin. Save yourself the discomfort and never try using hair clippers down there. I’ve tried it before and it is not recommended. A ball trimmer is designed to better handle the weirdness of the skin on the scrotum and is highly recommended. A dedicated ball trimmer is a must-have tool that every man needs in his toolbox.
It Is The Way Of The World Nowadays
Most women, at least what I read on the internet if you can believe what you read on there anymore, prefer shaved nuts and we men aim to please. Most people don’t want to see an overgrown jungle down there, they would much rather see it either completely hair-free or at least nicely manicured is often the preferred or the desired look.
Can Any Ball Trimmer Cut You?
Yes, all ball trimmers can potentially cut you. It is just far less likely with the design and materials used in a dedicated groin trimmer.
What Most Men Are Looking For In A Nut Trimmer?
Simply, I believe a trimmer that cuts hair without cutting their skin. That’s it! Just don’t cut me down there…please!!! I beg of you!
After all, these are our most prized possessions.
Meet The Contenders
At the present time of writing this, these are the two current models of each manufacturer. I have reviewed both products before on this website and will point to the reviews down below if you want more information.
- Manscaped The Lawn Mower 4.0 – You can read my in-depth review here, Manscaped The Lawn Mower 4.0 Review.
- Meridian Trimmer – To read my full review head on over to my post here, Meridian Trimmer Review – Best Male Pubic Trimmer?
A First Glance Look At Both Trimmers
|Feature||Meridian Trimmer||Manscaped The Lawn Mower 4.0|
|RPM||6,000 strokes/min||7,000 strokes/min|
|Blade Width||1 ½” inches wide||1 ¼” inches wide|
|Nicks||Never Experienced||Multiple Nicks Experienced|
|Guide Combs||2 two-sided (3-6mm, 9-12mm)||2 (3-6mm, 10-13mm)|
|Battery Life||90 minute run time||90 minute run time|
|Charging Light Indicator||Yes||Yes|
|Colors||2 options (onyx, sage)||1 (black)|
|Weight||4.23 Ounces||8 Ounces|
|Battery Type||Lithium-Ion Rechargeable||600mAh Li-Ion Rechargable|
|Check Price At Meridian||Check Price On Amazon|
Speaking strictly about performance here both of these pubic hair trimmers do trim hair pretty darn good. They both do not bog down when trimming hair, they both just consistently “mow” through hair without hesitation. The only advantage I think goes to Meridian is that is lighter in weight but still performs roughly the same.
Also, the fact that the Meridian Trimmer has a wider trimming head which I appreciate. I like the wider trimming head, it is only 1/4″ inch wider but feels a lot bigger as well as looks quite a bit bigger too. The wider trimmer head also makes trimming hair on other areas of the body better as well and will take far less time than using The Lawn Mower. If you plan on using this on other parts of your body the wider trimming head of the Meridian is better suited for this as well.
The motor speed also needs to be mentioned here in the performance section. The Manscaped (7,000) runs a full 1,000 rpm higher than the Meridian (6,000). Does this translate to better performance and worth a higher price tag? Meh, not really as both trim hair just fine and never really bog down. The 4.0 does have a slightly better sound to it when turned on but what does that mean? I don’t really see any major improvements with the extra 1,000 RPMs but maybe.
In order to maintain performance, eventually, all trimmer heads need to be replaced over time and both companies offer replaceable trimmer heads at the same price. Both companies also use ceramic blades which is great as they never corrode and retain their edge longer than steel does.
Nicks & Cuts – My Experience and Oh Yeah, Bloody Nuts
This is where The Meridian Trimmer pulls ahead of the Manscaped 4.0 big time and it is the most noteworthy difference between the two trimmers. It also needs to be stated that I used both trimmers without any guide combs attached, strictly just using the trimmers bare-boned.
The Meridian Trimmer = Zero nicks. I have used this many times and never experience any nicks at all. The clear and concise winner!
Manscaped The Lawn Mower 4.0 = To many to count, multiple. I used this a couple of times already and every time I do it cuts me down there.
I can not adequately explain why The Meridian doesn’t cut me and the Manscaped does. It just happens and I am not the only one who thinks so.
Many reviews state it also cut them too.
Maybe it is a quality control issue in production, maybe it is the slightly wider trimmer blade provided by Meridian that keeps the trimmer from catching skin, or maybe a design flaw in The Lawn Mower 4.0. All I know is the Lawn Mower 4.0 cuts me every time and the Meridian doesn’t ever cut me.
This problem of nicking from The Lawn Mower can be solved by simply attaching a guide comb, this will eliminate any nicks. But I prefer trimming the hair down as far as it will go and just using the trimmer with no guide comb attached.
These are some of the most notable and major differences between these two cajones trimmers.
- Handle Comfort – The Meridian Trimmer handle design is more comfortable and wider and thus fits better in the hand than Manscaped 4.0.
- Blade Width – The Meridian blade width is 1/4 wider and it seems a lot bigger, I really like that it is wider. The wider head makes trimming hair faster especially on other areas of your body.
- Weight – The Manscaped is heavier and not as wieldy and light as the Meridian.
- LED Light – Manscaped comes with a single LED light and Meridian doesn’t have a light.
- Motor Speed – Manscape has 7,000 rpm and The Meridian has 6,000 rpm. I noticed nothing significant from the speed difference other than slightly less noise coming from the 4.0 Lawn Mower.
- Price – Meridian is cheaper.
- Nicks & Cuts & Bloody Nuts – Most importantly!!! Zero nicks from Meridian. Multiple nicks from using Manscaped 4.0 without using any guide combs.
- Wireless charging dock – Manscaped dock makes recharging slightly easier by just plunking down the trimmer into its docking station while with the Meridian you have to plug it in to charge it.
- Color – With Meridian, you have two color options (sage & onyx) while with Manscaped you only get the ubiquitous black color option.
I don’t like putting prices on my websites for a couple of reasons but mainly the prices often fluctuate, going up or down. So generally speaking the Meridian Trimmer is significantly cheaper than the newer Manscaped 4.0.
This Promo Code is good till June 30 2022 and is a great saving. Use code JUNE10 at checkout to save 10% at Meridian’s website.
The Final Shave
Sure, they both will trim pubic hair just fine but…
I believe The Meridian Trimmer offers the best groin trimmer in two ways, a better price point and more importantly not nicking your sack. I haven’t experienced any nicks or cuts using The Meridian Trimmer (zero) over multiple uses, as opposed to using the Lawn Mower 4.0 and experiencing lots of nicks and cuts each and every time I use it.
Right there is the main reason, you can take that LED light, wireless docking station, and slightly faster motor of the Lawn Mower 4.0 and just keep right on keeping on. I’ll pass. If your product can’t keep from my breaking skin, causing discomfort and bleeding then…you’re not doing your job Manscaped. Nope, nope, nope. Unacceptable. Something is wrong then either a design flaw, quality control, or something I don’t know about.
Maybe it is just my experience but also it is also my experience so it has value at least to me and I am going to share that experience. I wanted to be impressed by the Manscaped 4.0 but just wasn’t on that one simple task it had to perform, no nicks. That being said, if you plan on using guide combs then the Manscaped 4.0 would make a good option too.
The Meridian Trimmer is the clear and concise winner in my book.