Works ok when new. Wont get your beard completely gone like a shave will, but that's not what you're looking for here. What you will end up with will be a 5 o'clock shadow look, which is in style now so it can be pretty nice. The problem that I have with the unit is that the battery only lasted a few months before being completely useless. It won't hold a charge now. Also the hair catcher doesn't really work very well. The electronics are a little bit dicey, meaning don't get the unit wet. Maybe That's what happened to my unit if I got it wet and the electronics got screwed up. I haven't had much luck with man groomer products lasting very long though. I'm gonna try something different.