I was at a show a couple of months ago where one of the demonstrators talked up this wonderful electric seam ripper gadget she had. I looked it up on line and found out that her gadget was a small beard trimmer, which confused the heck out of me. I told my husband about it. A couple of days ago he handed my his beard trimmer and asked if it would work. It seems that you still need a seam ripper for the first inch or so to get things started, but that beard trimmer really scoots. Now we have to fight over who gets it!