Andis T-Outliner Trimmer Review – Professional Detailer

The Andis T-Outliner Trimmer and the Andis Outliner II rank as one of the best beard trimmers you can buy.

The only difference between the two models is the length and shape of the blade.

This is a review of the T-Outliner, but it applies equally to the Outliner II.

Andis 04710 Professional T-Outliner Beard/Hair Trimmer with T-Blade, Gray, Model GTOThe Andis T-Outliner is perfect for detailed, precision work.

Best for outlining and fading as well as for trimming necks, beards, mustaches, goatees, side-burns and edging around ears.

It has been the industry leader for over 10 years, and apart from a couple of upgrades, has kept its original design.


The Blade

Andis 04521 T-Outliner Replacement T-BladeThe quality of the blade in any trimmer is essential for sculpting and getting those clear, sharp lines.

A cheap blade could also leave you with burns and rashes, as the blade tugs at the skin rather than slices through the bottom of the hair.

The Andis T-blade is made from carbon steel, which lasts up to five times longer than a regular steel blade and stays sharper for longer.

Andis also applies a special chrome finish to their blades to reduce corrosion and maintain the highest cutting performance.

Powerful Motor

The driving force behind any clipper or trimmer is obviously the motor.

It is essential the motor not only delivers good power to the trimmer blade, but also lasts many years without a drop in performance.

The motor inside the Outliner II incorporates a powerful magnet which uses electricity to drive the trimmer blade.

The result is an incredibly powerful motor that runs longer and quieter than conventional rotary motors.

Unfortunately there’s still no technology to prevent the build-up of heat radiating to the blade, and after 10 to 15 minutes of continual use, the blade does become quite hot.

Applying cooling spray every so often will help keep the heat from building up.

Design and Build Quality

The design of the Andis T-Outliner is by no means a ‘work of art’. It is a plain white plastic color and has a shell-like effect for grip.

It comes with a heavy-duty, 8ft cord and a little loop so you can hook it up when not in use.

To be honest, it’s not the sexiest looking trimmer out there! But the build quality more than makes up for its ‘pug-like’ looks!

However, it is perfectly weighted, which makes for better handling and performance.

The design of the T-shaped blade helps with more detailed trimming, especially around the ears.


This is a ‘no frills’ trimmer that doesn’t come with any accessories. Not even a pouch or case to store it in!

If you just want this trimmer for precision work and sharp lines, then you really don’t need anything else.

However for trimming a fuller beard you’ll need to purchase the guide combs that are specific to the T-Trimmer.

Andis Snap-on Combs Attachment Set



  • Ideal for anyone with sensitive skin. This trimmer cuts extremely close but won’t give you that nasty, red shaving rash.
  • Powerful, quiet(ish) motor.
  • Strong and sharp cutting blades.
  • Perfect for precision work, including; fading and trimming necks, beards, mustaches, goatees, side burns and edging around ears.
  • Can also be used for normal, dry shaving.


  • Slightly more expensive than a lot of similar models, but for around $60 you get a truly professional trimmer for your money.
  • The blade will get quite hot after 10 minutes or so of continual use, so ensure you buy some cooling spray.
  • Doesn’t come supplied with any accessories.

Customer Reviews

With over 2500+ positive reviews from satisfied customers, and a near 5 star rating, it tells you all you need to know about these clippers.

Read more reviews here..

Almost every review I’ve read about this much sought after trimmer has been positive and full of examples of how guys have achieved a better ‘look’ and ‘cut’ than their previous trimmer gave them, and how easier on the skin it is.

Andis T-Outliner Trimmer with T-Blade (04710)


Andis T-Outliner Limited Edition ‘Blackout’ Trimmer

The limited edition version is exactly the same trimmer, but comes in an awesome looking black.

Even the screws are black!

I want one!


When it comes to detailed work around the hair, beard, or neck line, you need a quality trimmer you can trust.

Don’t waste your time on cheap beard trimmers, you’ll only regret it, and end up paying for a good quality one in the end!

The Andis T-Trimmer is one of the market-leaders that has been around for a long time.

For shear quality and performance, it offers excellent value for money.

Used professionally or for home use, this machine is as good as it gets.


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3 thoughts on “Andis T-Outliner Trimmer Review – Professional Detailer”

  1. Thank you for this thorough review! I just ordered the attachments, which I didn’t know existed. And the cool spray and replacement blades. You rock!


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