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It depends on how much you want them to multi task. I bought an inexpensive, cordless pair of “trimmers” from Amazon. I would hate them if I wanted to use them for anything other than what you described. For those small tasks, I love them because they’re small, light, and portable. If you think you’ll try to do more grooming at all down the line, you might be better off investing in a good pair of clippers. I have found most things I can do with trimmers I can also do with clippers in a pinch, but the guards on my trimmers aren’t great and there’s the issue of making sure the battery is charged.
As a convenient backup tool, or for small touch ups, I think trimmers can be inexpensive. If they were going to be my primary grooming tool, or I was using them to start learning how to do a full groom, I’d get something nicer or go with clippers first.