The Oster brand may be chiefly famous for its “Osterizer” blenders, but it actually started by manufacturing electonic hair clippers. For over 90 years, Oster’s hair clippers and beard trimmers have been implemented with the latest technology as time marches on. However, many people forget the brand’s trimmer potential as they tend to go to the more prominent brands. Which is a shame, considering the pure craftmanship of Oster’s electric hair trimmers and other related products.
But to the most inveterate fans of Oster’s products, they know that their hair clippers are considered among the industry’s finest when being pitted against competitors.
One of the latest Oster trimmers that have become popular lately is the Oster Artisan Cord/Cordless Trimmer. Yes, that’s right. You can use it with or without a cord depending on your choice. Explore the other features of this tool besides its main selling point.
The Written Review
The elegant-looking exterior of the Oster Artisan Cord/Cordless Trimmer certainly exudes sophistication. But do not be fooled by its silvery and luxurious outer appearance, because this is actually a competitively priced model. It looks quite a lot bulky but the Oster Artisan Cord/Cordless Trimmer has an ergonomic design for reduced stress and tiredness to your hand and wrist, moreover providing you comfort each time you use it.
One of the chief selling points of the Oster Artisan Cord/Cordless Trimmer is the corded and cordless feature, as the name implies. You can safely use this trimmer even when it’s plugged in, especially if you need to trim continuously. A full charge will provide up to 45 minutes of use and a continuous cutting time of up to 20 minutes. But in case you have already bought the Oster Artisan Cord/Cordless Trimmer, you will still need to charge it for at least 16 hours for the first time to make sure that its battery life has reached its maximum load. The unit’s nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery explains its relatively shorter usage span compared to the lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery of other electric trimmer brands and models, so you have to consider that if you want to go all the way cordless.
But whether it is corded or cordless, the Oster Artisan Cord/Cordless Trimmer will still deliver the same high performance, thanks to its powerful rotary motor. Precision is achieved whether you’re doing edgings or outlines around your neck, mustache, beard or ears, thanks to its fine cutting teeth.
Now the most important feature of the Oster Artisan Cord/Cordless Trimmer: the blade. Its proprietary T-blade is coated with titanium for added durability and resistance to rusting. So no matter how many times you “abuse” the Oster Artisan Cord/Cordless Trimmer, it will never corrode and go dull. The unit’s snap-on, snap-off detachable blade system allows for easier and more convenient change-outs.
The Oster Artisan Cord/Cordless Trimmer is ideal for shaving and trimming around the face as well as around the ears. You can also use it for a close shaving and a more detailed trimming.
Each unit of the Oster Artisan Cord/Cordless Trimmer consists of the trimmer, five guide comb attachments, a blade guard, a lubricating oil and a cleaning brush. You use the brush and the lubricating oil for cleaning and maintenance of the trimmer to ensure its top performance and longer useful life.
Some units come with the optional charging base and stand for a more convenient charging and storage, while some units do not (based on the actual users reviews) so the price actually depends on the availability of the charging base. Should you choose the unit that does not include the charging base, there’s the eight-foot power cord for charging, which is available on every unit.
Final Mark from the Beard Institute
We will hold off until we come up with a video review of the Oster Artisan Cord/Cordless Trimmer, but overall this trimmer is good for its price. It offers convenience because of the corded and the cordless feature.
If you want a more fuss-free charging, you may choose the unit which includes the optional charging base; otherwise, there’s always the traditional corded charging.
- Charge: 45 minutes for up to 45 minutes of use. Initial 16-hour charge. Some units include an optional charging base.
- Length settings: two (0.2mm and 0.5mm)
- Features: corded and cordless use and/or charging, titanium-coated T-blade, powerful rotary motor
- Amazon rating: 3.1/5 stars