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Posted: 9/20/2009 12:57:55 PM EST
I'm looking at ditching using a regular razor for an electric. What does the hivemind have to say about which is best?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:04:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 1:04:41 PM EST by Zedhead]
I have a Braun Self-cleaning razor and love it.

I was hesitant to get one because youy have to replace the cleaning solution cartridges every 3 months or so, but it does an awesome job. It is way nice to not have hair all over my counter. It has been going strong for the last 18 months.

Understand that it takes your skin/beard a few weeks to get used to a new shaving system. You will most likely not get the best shave until you have stuck with it for a few weeks.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:05:07 PM EST
I was seriously about to post the same question. Not because I'm going to quit using a regular razor, I just need to be able to touch up a bit in the evenings sometimes and lathering up twice a day is a pain in the ass.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:05:16 PM EST
I've been using Remington for over 30 years
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:05:47 PM EST
the new Brauns are the shit!
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:08:05 PM EST
I've used Norelco for over 20 years. I'm on my 3rd or 4th one.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:09:19 PM EST
No such thing unless you have facial hair made up of peach fuzz.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:12:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By UV830:
I've used Norelco for over 20 years. I'm on my 3rd or 4th one.



I've been using one or another for about 15. They're great razors, and the newer generations of blades do really get quite a bit better. I upgrade my razor at least every two years, I get the one with the newest head design and the fewest doodads. I don't care about LCD displays, self cleaning bs, lotion, or any of that other stuff. I just want the best razor. I'll admit I have a very light (blonde) beard, and if I was the kind of dude who has 5 'O clock shadow at noon it wouldn't work as well. I still use a razor occasionally for dates or special occasions when I want a really close shave.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:41:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 1:42:35 PM EST by dugedug]
Keep the electricity in the walls.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:43:16 PM EST
Have the Braun. It's not bad. Has trouble with my neck sometimes, but it's easier than regular shaving.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:12:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:15:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 2:15:37 PM EST by liaisons]
Another one for Braun... love mine. Not cheap, but it'll last a looooong time. Well worth it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:21:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 2:22:36 PM EST by eracer]

I've had the same Panasonic wet/dry for 10 years. Shaves close, and has a linear motor that maintains constant RPM regardless of load. (Translation: It doesn't bog down and pull hairs while chopping through a 3-day growth.)

Good shaver handicapped by the world's worst trimmer.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:30:06 PM EST
For the life of me I cannot shave under my chin around my Adams apple with an electric. I still them though.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:46:03 PM EST
ahhh the semi annual Arfcom shaving thread.

guys , where do you get your sharpenning stones for straight razors?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:16:39 PM EST
I also have a self cleaning Braun it works awesome. I thought it did a lot better with neck hair than my old Panasonic.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:32:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 3:34:22 PM EST by sharky30]
I've never been able to get a perfect shave with one
there's always a few hairs left in random spots

I have a norelco with the 3 round heads now that I use for under my neck below where I keep my beard trimmed to. works well when I haven't shaved in a few days
then I do a quick shave with a disposable to cleanup the missed hairs
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