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Posted: 1/8/2006 6:56:09 PM EDT
Just curious. I use the Mach 3, but have been thinking of switching to an electric.
For the electric users, what do you have and do you like it? Is it as close of a shave as with a razor?
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 6:56:58 PM EDT
I got one of these fancy electric jobs last year, i am thinking of going back to the Mach 3
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 6:56:58 PM EDT
Braun supermegaubercomputerselfcleaning shaver.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 6:57:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Braun supermegaubercomputerselfcleaning shaver.



The Activator eh? Do you like it?
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 6:58:52 PM EDT
Mach3 Power Nitro
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 6:59:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
Just curious. I use the Mach 3, but have been thinking of switching to an electric.
For the electric users, what do you have and do you like it? Is it as close of a shave as with a razor?



what he said.....
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:01:05 PM EDT
I use a Norelco electric that is about 3 years old. I have been pleased with the results. Seems to get just as close as a blade.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:03:08 PM EDT
electric does the job about ten times faster....
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:05:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 7:06:32 PM EDT by MoparMike]





I also use that Mach 10 razor sometimes. (I cant find the spoof image of it)
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:06:13 PM EDT
I have an electric braun which does a good job but takes forever.

Regular twin blade razor works good and is pretty quick.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:06:50 PM EDT
Mach 3![
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:08:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 7:08:56 PM EDT by 22bad]
Have used two Norelco's that each lasted approx 15 years, time for another one
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:08:30 PM EDT
I switched to electric about 4 years ago becuase I was getting really bad ingrown whiskers from blades. An electric isn't going to ever be as close as a blade, but it is quicker and in my case safer. It does take a few weeks though for your face to get used to an electric.

Right now I'm using an older Braun 6000 series, does the job nicely.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:10:33 PM EDT
I use to use an electric...Norelco quad something. Then Gillette sent me a sample pack of mach 3 turbo with shave creme,,,Never going back to electric. Though since last year I have quit shaving all but my neck and upper lip.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:10:58 PM EDT
I dropped the electrics after giving them a good try, and I'm back to the Mach 3 for my babyface.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:11:17 PM EDT
Braun

SRM
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:12:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AshNH:
I switched to electric about 4 years ago becuase I was getting really bad ingrown whiskers from blades. An electric isn't going to ever be as close as a blade, but it is quicker and in my case safer. It does take a few weeks though for your face to get used to an electric.

Right now I'm using an older Braun 6000 series, does the job nicely.



I occasionally get those ingorwn whiskers too. Also, for some reason I am retarded with a razor and can never shave the left side of the jawline without nicking myself. And my neck always breaks out after shaving with a razor.
Really want to try an electric.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:27:23 PM EDT
Braun Activator. Thing ROCKS.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:28:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 7:29:07 PM EDT by david_g17]
KA-BAR



j/k - but i did teach myself to shave with a ka-bar.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:34:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By david_g17:
KA-BAR



j/k - but i did teach myself to shave with a ka-bar.



Only an Arkansas boy



I've used a glock 81
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:36:46 PM EDT
I dropped 100 bones on one of those Norelco razors, and even after I replaced the blades in it, it still takes longer and doesnt get as close as my Mach 3. I pretty much only use it for the trimmer attachment now.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:40:50 PM EDT
I use a cheap $30 Norelco electric. Not as close as a blade, but it has more than paid for itself in the last two years.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:44:00 PM EDT
Mach III and Edge gel.

I shave 95% in the shower then finish things off @ the sink post shower.

Works for me
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:47:22 PM EDT
I used to use an electric, norelco. Then one day it caused my face to explode. Massive ingrown whiskers, nasty irritation

now I use a mach 3 turbo and I shave every 3 days

I just cannot shave with any more frequency lest my face turn into a pizza
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:47:54 PM EDT
Razor. Same Atra system they first gave me as an incoming Freshman in college back in 1980. Liked it and never saw a need to switch to any of the newer systems that came along since then. I've bought a few electric razors over the years to carry as back ups while travelling,but I have a rough beard that kills electric razors very quickly.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:48:55 PM EDT
I have very thick grizzly adams facial hair:(

Anything but a Mach3 wont even cut it without multiple passes. I bought the most expensive electric razer out there and it didnt work well at all.

Mach3 all the way.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:49:16 PM EDT
Blade and shaving cream. I hate Electric razors.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:49:19 PM EDT
That bump and ingrown hair shit made me wear a beard everysince I got out of the Army.

Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:56:48 PM EDT
Mach 3 Turbo

The only electric thing I own is a trimmer because I keep a moustache/goatee.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 8:37:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 8:38:21 PM EDT
I use my hair trimmers when I cut my hair
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 8:42:43 PM EDT
Mach 3. I've probably owned every electric razor on the market, and none get as close as a Mach 3, nor are any of them as fast. I use the beard/mustache trimmer on a Norelco to knock down my beard if I haven't shaved in a few days, then I finish it off with a Mach 3.

I really never saw the utility in shaving cream, either. I just use hot water.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 8:56:24 PM EDT
Started with the Gillette "good news" disposable twin blade razors. Then went to the Gillette Sensor Excell. That's a fine razor, but when the Mach 3 came out I tried that and have been using it since. Nothing gives me a better shave. I got a free sample of the Shick Quatro and that was a total POS.

I plan to try the vibrating Mach 3 handle and see if it works any better. My facial hair is so thick and coarse that the blades don't last very long (only wish the hair on my head -what's left of it anyway- was like that on my face).

I want to get an electric as a back up and for a quick shave if I don't have time to use a razor (only shave in the shower with the Mach 3).
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 9:00:53 PM EDT
Braun Syncro system here. I like the shaver, but the damn clean and charge station broke, so now I gotta get a new one. :/
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 9:06:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kaxter:
I have very thick grizzly adams facial hair:(

Anything but a Mach3 wont even cut it without multiple passes. I bought the most expensive electric razer out there and it didnt work well at all.

Mach3 all the way.



What he said.
I've tried a few different electrics over the years and nothing seems to do a good job.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 9:19:42 PM EDT
Razor and cream.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 9:19:56 PM EDT
I use both.

Mach 3 when I need a close cut. Norelco something or other the rest of the time.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:00:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 3:00:35 AM EDT by Sandguard]
Whatever soap is in the dish and a Mach 3 razor.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:02:23 AM EDT
Braun
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:11:23 AM EDT
Old double edge safety razor and the cheap Colgate shaving cream. One of these days I'm going to get a good shaving brush and real shaving cream.

John
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:26:52 AM EDT
I used an electric shaver when I was in the service..Until one of my whiskers somehow got caught in the cutting mechanism,but failed to cut my whisker.Hurt like a MoFo and I haven't used an electric since.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:28:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TrijiCog:
I used an electric shaver when I was in the service..Until one of my whiskers somehow got caught in the cutting mechanism,but failed to cut my whisker.Hurt like a MoFo and I haven't used an electric since.


wuss
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:26:01 AM EDT
Mach 3. i've used electric and hated it. It took for ever and i had to hid parts of the neck with the razr after anyway.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:36:00 AM EDT
If I shave in the morning and have an appointment at like 5pm, I need to shave again. I usually do a regular double blade in the AM, then I carry a cheap 2 AA Battery $10.00 electric in my center glove box, that gets me through it.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:47:15 AM EDT
whatever triple blade is on sale..

Bene wanting an electric, just never got around to getting one. Want one that will work on my head to, since I bic my head quite often.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:52:10 AM EDT
Using an electric on my ugly, leather face is like pruning the hedges with fingernail clippers.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:00:18 AM EDT
Mach 111. Handsdown.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:03:03 AM EDT
I've really tried to make electrics work, but no joy.

Mach III. Edge gel. Shower.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:09:04 AM EDT
Schick ST disposables. Used to use a brush & soap to lather up but the soap dried my skin out too much and at 7000 feet, here in the Rockies, its already dry enough. Any cheap hand lotion works well in place of shaving soap.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:12:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CavVet:
That bump and ingrown hair shit made me wear a beard everysince I got out of the Army.




I would love to wear a beard, and did as a student in Germany (my German driver's license has me in full hirsute mode in the pic), but, for my job, I have to be utterly clean-shaven AND wear long hair....


As a Rev. War reenactor, I got used to using a straight razor, shaving brush, hot water and lotsa soap in a shaving mug. (That's actually pretty luxurious, compared to how the average grunt shaved back then - and now, I should imagine... )

Works well, after you get the hang of it, but some little hairs always stay. Keeping it sharpened and stropped is key. Mine's about 100 years old, still has its original box. No pits in the blade, works great.

If it's really critical, like a job interview, wedding, late for work, etc., I break out a Mach 3 like everybody else.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:15:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By A_G:

I plan to try the vibrating Mach 3 handle and see if it works any better. My facial hair is so thick and coarse that the blades don't last very long (only wish the hair on my head -what's left of it anyway- was like that on my face).





Vibrating handle Mach 3 sounds gimmicky, but IME works better than the regular one.


Hmmmm....I wonder if anybody has ever thought of taking off the blade and using the vibrating handle for, ummm....other uses....
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