Electric Razors

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  1. Marshall Stack

    Marshall Stack Well-Known Member

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    I used to have a Braun about 15 years ago until it but the dust. Now that I work from home I don't shave as much so I'm considering one again.

    I got a Remington awhile ago but I returned it because it was plastic and a hastle to replace the blades. I went online to review some and the reviews are all over the place. I will spend some money for a decent one but even they have some negative reviews.

    Anyone bought one recently that they like?
     
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    My Dad tends to like Braun (though, he does have a really old Remington that he likes as well), but for me personally, I tend to have much better luck w/the Norelco style. I've had my current Norelco since college (I'm 46 years old now). Works great and has stood the test of time (and then some). Oh, and I also like the way Norelco cuts compared to other styles. Having said that, I've been using a Norelco beard trimmer for about 5 years now ... I set it down to the lowest setting (1mm), and find that it's much easier on my face/skin (and looks clean cut enough for me). My vote is for Norelco.
     
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    fitz288 Space-Time Curver Silver Supporting Member

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    I was always a Remington guy (foil), never liked the Norelco (rotary), but seems like everyone makes both kinds now.
    Switched to a Braun a few years ago and like it even more, because of the easy change from razor to trimmer.
    Lately, I gave up on a close shave under the mask.
    I just use the short comb beard trimmer all over.
    Anyway - Braun gets my vote.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    I have a Norelco its about $40, feel like I've had it 10 years or more it never wears out. :yesway:
     
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    I've been using Braun for about 2 years. I had Norelco before, and Remington before that. I will be going back to Norelco. And likely stick with Norelco forever.
     
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    Depends on your skin type, needs (close shave vs. zero irritation), etc.


    Foils:

    Panasonic shaves VERY close and tends to aggravate razor bumps for people with curly heavy stubble due to angled blades technology... pretty sure that works great for straight thin light stubble in their domestic Asian markets. Unuseable for me though, literally constant infected bumps, ingrown hairs, leaves scars. F-

    Braun shaves pretty close, but less harsh. May leave light cuts on neck. B-.

    If you have chronic irritation problems, try a Philips BODYGROOM (the one that says it's for body hair and comes with the folding backscratcher attachment) it's very irritation-free... on the down side, NOT a close shave, can't skip a day, and blades are very clog-prone and require a lot of cleaning... also, it throws shaved hair debris all over the place. And the old version with the charger base station would rot the charge terminals in less than a year because of the way it collected moisture, although they recently reissued an updated model with a normal plug-in charging system.
    A for no irritation / C for cleanness of shave.
     
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    I use a Braun, series 5. Not quite as expensive as the top of the line models but does a good job for me.
     
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    Hmm...
    I haven't shaved in 8 years or so at this point.
    Guess I can't really help here.
     
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    They don't make 'em like they used to, that's for sure. I still have a cordless Norelco from 15 years ago. Old NiCad-type battery. I like the kind with the three spinny wheels. Still works like new, but the charging cord has frayed. I tried 3 new ones from $40-$90 and they all suck.

    I keep returning them.
    Know why?
    Well, because they suck!
    Profusely and vehemently.
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    "Top of the line"...

    It's not like I'm an expert on shavers, but from what I've seen so far, once you go beyond the $80 price point, rather than getting a better shaver you're just getting more accessories like heated / self-cleaning, maybe a built-in clock, more attachments, a blade cover, nicer travel pouch, etc.
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    I cant help, I use wet shave. Gillette “the best men can get” or whatever the way slogan goes :)
     
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    Norelco Phillips rotary. I think it was like $35-$40 at the most. It does just fine, had it for years. Has the pop-up trimmer if needed.

    I'd say the biggest decision to make is whether you like the rotary type or the other, whatever it's called. I prefer the rotary.

    Haven't used a razor blade in years, I prefer my blood INSIDE my body vs. out.

    :coffee:
     
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    I just ordered a Norelco on Amazon to try something different. $60 razor.

    Different but related subject - manscaping seems to be a big thing now. Not sure what to make of that..
     
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    I occasionally use Braun electric razor, but I’ve been working on growing a beard since October....
     
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    Vinsanitizer . Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    Really? What is manscaping?
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    Really? Trust me, you don't want to know. It's mostly for men who carry purses.
     
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    I use my old beard trimmer for that.
     
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    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    A Philips rotary rechargeable. Works great. Used them for decades. Change blades as required. Easy on my baby butt soft facial skin. :D
     

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