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Posted: 9/14/2010 9:04:59 AM EDT
I have fairly coarse facial hair that is not uniform in growing pattern and have struggled with finding a good electric razor. Can anybody suggest one that they use that is good on battery life and also easy to keep clean?
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 9:13:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 9:15:54 AM EDT by --bullseye--]
I use a Norelco 7810 I picked up at Wal-Mart most days. You can rinse it with water without damaging it, and the battery lasts a long time.


There are cheaper Norelco shavers out there, but they don't have the battery life this one does. The 7810 uses a Li-Ion battery so it lasts me over two weeks no problem between charges. The cheaper models use older technology batteries (maybe Ni-Cad?)


When I have the time I use a Mach 3 razor for a real close shave, but the Norelco is a decent utilitarian electric shaver. I've heard good things about the Braun foil shavers too, but I am used to the triple head Norelco style so that's what I got. I guess if you're not used to this style it can irritate you, but I have a bit of a baby face and it holds up fine to the Norelco. You just have to take a little care so you don't jab yourself too hard with it at a weird angle.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 9:15:31 AM EDT
I have a Braun Series 6 that I love. I think they're up to 7 now though.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 9:30:07 AM EDT
Braun makes a good shaver, get the Activator, not sure what series they are up to now, but it works better than any other and I've tried a bunch.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 9:35:50 AM EDT
No such thing
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 9:43:18 AM EDT
Learn to shave like a grown-up and buy a real razor. You'll get closer shaves and less skin irritation.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 9:52:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By zercool:
Learn to shave like a grown-up and buy a real razor. You'll get closer shaves and less skin irritation.


I have one, a really nice old fashioned safety razor that is great but not for use overseas. It was a gift from my wife last Christmas and with the brush, teak bowel, and silver shave bowel is VERY expensive.

This wil be for use while in Iraq.

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 10:15:48 AM EDT
Definitely go Braun. The first electric I bought was a Remington and foils would only last me about 3 months before turning into a cheese grater and I could only get a few days on a battery. My Braun I can get over 2 weeks on a charge and the last set of foils lasted me almost 2 years.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 10:16:42 AM EDT
DE Safety Razor.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 10:19:10 AM EDT
I gave up on electrics and went back to Fusion blades. Better shave, only a tad slower.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 10:28:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 1:21:03 PM EDT by eracer]
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 10:29:35 AM EDT
Occam
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 10:29:58 AM EDT
Anything Braun.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 10:31:00 AM EDT
The Braun self cleaning ones are great. I was suspicious of them, but they work very well.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 10:32:48 AM EDT
Panasonic, can't kill the damn thing. Washable, it will work on battery or on the cord. Way better than the POS Braun that I had before.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 10:33:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By callahan318:
I have fairly coarse facial hair that is not uniform in growing pattern and have struggled with finding a good electric razor. Can anybody suggest one that they use that is good on battery life and also easy to keep clean?


Honestly, if you have course facial hair just give up and stick with soap and blade.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 10:37:24 AM EDT
the braun stuff if great- i have a 360 complete that i use for daily shaves, and a DE safety razor that i use for special occasions.

here's the thing- when you get the braun give it about 2 weeks before you declare that it's garbage. it took my beard a while to adjust to it, probably my technique as well, but i wasn't impressed with the first few shaves. after the break-in period it does just fine. the self-cleaning cartridges might be tricky to get over there is the only drawback i can think of.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 10:42:24 AM EDT
Braun Series 7.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 11:00:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 11:02:25 AM EDT by Wingman26]
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 11:21:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:20:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 1:21:27 PM EDT by eracer]


OK, you convinced. me. I compared this model to the other Panasonic offerings, and this one hits the nail on the head. Doesn't have the self-cleaning option, which I don't want or need. Has everything else I need to replace my 10 year-old Panasonic model. Don't need to replace it, as it's still going strong, but what the heck.

I can think of no reason to consider anything but the Panasonics - mine has been great, and the Linear Motor is the best choice (by far) for an electric razor.

Looks like I'll be buying the ES8243A very soon. (I changed my post above to point to this one...
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:10:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 2:10:40 PM EDT by RogerRoger]


Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:18:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
Occam

*golf clap*
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:20:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eracer:


OK, you convinced. me. I compared this model to the other Panasonic offerings, and this one hits the nail on the head. Doesn't have the self-cleaning option, which I don't want or need. Has everything else I need to replace my 10 year-old Panasonic model. Don't need to replace it, as it's still going strong, but what the heck.

I can think of no reason to consider anything but the Panasonics - mine has been great, and the Linear Motor is the best choice (by far) for an electric razor.

Looks like I'll be buying the ES8243A very soon. (I changed my post above to point to this one...

You won't regret the purchase, love mine!
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:23:01 PM EDT



In, before the zit beard.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:23:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Thepilot:
the braun stuff if great- i have a 360 complete that i use for daily shaves, and a DE safety razor that i use for special occasions.

here's the thing- when you get the braun give it about 2 weeks before you declare that it's garbage. it took my beard a while to adjust to it, probably my technique as well, but i wasn't impressed with the first few shaves. after the break-in period it does just fine. the self-cleaning cartridges might be tricky to get over there is the only drawback i can think of.


What's a DE safety razor?
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:29:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By manowar669:
Originally Posted By Thepilot:
the braun stuff if great- i have a 360 complete that i use for daily shaves, and a DE safety razor that i use for special occasions.

here's the thing- when you get the braun give it about 2 weeks before you declare that it's garbage. it took my beard a while to adjust to it, probably my technique as well, but i wasn't impressed with the first few shaves. after the break-in period it does just fine. the self-cleaning cartridges might be tricky to get over there is the only drawback i can think of.


What's a DE safety razor?


Double Edged...nice stuff!

I like mine, but it is not suitable for field use.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:31:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By callahan318:
Originally Posted By manowar669:
Originally Posted By Thepilot:
the braun stuff if great- i have a 360 complete that i use for daily shaves, and a DE safety razor that i use for special occasions.

here's the thing- when you get the braun give it about 2 weeks before you declare that it's garbage. it took my beard a while to adjust to it, probably my technique as well, but i wasn't impressed with the first few shaves. after the break-in period it does just fine. the self-cleaning cartridges might be tricky to get over there is the only drawback i can think of.


What's a DE safety razor?


Double Edged...nice stuff!

I like mine, but it is not suitable for field use.


Like this?
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 5:29:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By manowar669:
Originally Posted By Thepilot:
the braun stuff if great- i have a 360 complete that i use for daily shaves, and a DE safety razor that i use for special occasions.

here's the thing- when you get the braun give it about 2 weeks before you declare that it's garbage. it took my beard a while to adjust to it, probably my technique as well, but i wasn't impressed with the first few shaves. after the break-in period it does just fine. the self-cleaning cartridges might be tricky to get over there is the only drawback i can think of.


What's a DE safety razor?


http://www.amazon.com/Edwin-Jagger-De89lbl-Double-Safety/dp/B002RBF1PO/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1284514121&sr=8-5
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 8:58:29 AM EDT
I used a Norelco triple head since about 1975 and was pleased. It does take a while to get accustomed to one.

Recently I started back with a gillette fusion(five blade head) razor and honestly it's so quick and smooth I prefer it.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 10:55:18 AM EDT
I have used the SAME Braun for about a decade to shave my head and occasionaly my face.It still works great as long as I change the razor-foil at the recomended yearly basis.Some of the rubber grip recenlty begain to loosen so I super glued it.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 11:11:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SperlingPE:
No such thing

+1
I've tried a few brands and styles and never get a good shave

I usually go a few days between shaving and they are good for thinning it out a bit before hitting it with a blade
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 11:12:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
Occam


Link Posted: 9/15/2010 11:17:22 AM EDT
go Double edge.
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