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Posted: 11/25/2002 8:42:50 AM EDT
Ok, I am thinking about getting an electric shaver and would like some recommendations from the braintrust here. I have tried them before, the rotary head (norelco) don't work for me so a foil style maybe ?? Thanks
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 8:58:46 AM EDT
stick with a blade. Trust me on this one.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 9:03:45 AM EDT
Don't bother. If you've used a blade you won't be satisfied with any of them. For me they cause more skin irritation and do a lousy job. Save your money and buy a new magazine. :)
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 9:07:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 9:08:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 9:09:02 AM EDT
I have always used a blade and decided to try an electric. I bought the Braun Syncro and was sadly disappointed. No matter what the manufacturers tell you, you will never get as close a shave as with a blade.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 9:09:40 AM EDT
I've tried several electrics over the last 40 years, and have yet to find one that I'm happy with. Nothing shaves as close as a razor. And no electric I've used does a thing below the jawline. For a bunch of reviews try [url=www.epinions.com/well-Personal-Electric_Razors-All-Mens-Electric_Razors]here[/url]
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 9:12:16 AM EDT
My recommendation would be don't!!! I have tried 3 or 4 different electric razors over the course of my adult life, and not one of them was worth a damn (missed hairs, inconsistent shave, ingrown hairs, razor burn, etc...) My advice... stick with a good twin blade disposable razor (change often) & get yourself a shaving cream brush & the shaving soap that comes in a bar, like regular soap (canned shaving creams suck IMHO). Nothing busts a tough beard like a brush and soapy lather that is as hot as you can stand it!!!
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 9:15:35 AM EDT
For the cost of that Braun razor I could have bought another Mach3 and about 100 blades.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 9:22:49 AM EDT
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Braun 7526.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 9:26:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 9:32:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hawkeye: I have a Norelco one. The one that you put the little gel packs or lotion packs in. Works pretty good compared to the others I have tried. I rarely use the lotion stuff. Only way I can get a good colse shave is with my Mach 3. My neck is so frickin sensative it doesnt matter which one I use, I get nicks and razor burn. The Norelco sisnt wuite as bad as the razor, so I use the Razor about twice a week and the elec in between. I have tough whiskers I guess. I can only get about 2 or 3 shaves out of a razor (even my Mach 3) before it is very noticably dull. Of course we all know what fun it is to shave tough hair with a dull razor. I have tried every cream out there, epsecially the ones for sensative skin, but none really seem any better than another. Never tried the bar shaving soap though. Sorry Spectre. To get back to your question, the Norelco I have is pretty good for an elec one I guess. Like I said, its the one with 3 floating heads that you can put the lotion or gel packs in. (my brain isnt woprking right now so the name slips me)
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Hawkeye, I had that exact shaver, the spooge electric one. You seem to have the same face problems I do. your shaving story mirrors mine almost exactly. I guess I will stick with the blades and try the brush and hot soap and see if it helps.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 9:34:19 AM EDT
I use the panasonic wet/dry. They are spectacular. I used to have the neck problems others have, this one cured that. Get the cheap panasonic, with the mustache trimmer. Pull it up, use the razor perpindicular to your face, and it gets all neck hairs. This is the best I have ever used, and ive tried them all hth. TXLEWIS
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 9:42:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 9:43:52 AM EDT
Yooz gyz get that porno stud look with a blade? [BD] Dave S
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 9:46:22 AM EDT
I started shaving with a blade, and sure, it gets closer than any electric, but it ANNOYS the shit out of my skin. Plus I end up with dozens of little nicks on my neck. I hate that! I have one of the Panasonic wet/dry razors, and it works OK. Except replacing the blades/foil costs almost as much as a new one... I may try something different next time around. Heck, I'd rather just stop the hair from growing in the first place.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 9:53:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hawkeye:
Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
Originally Posted By Hawkeye: I have a Norelco one. The one that you put the little gel packs or lotion packs in. Works pretty good compared to the others I have tried. I rarely use the lotion stuff. Only way I can get a good colse shave is with my Mach 3. My neck is so frickin sensative it doesnt matter which one I use, I get nicks and razor burn. The Norelco sisnt wuite as bad as the razor, so I use the Razor about twice a week and the elec in between. I have tough whiskers I guess. I can only get about 2 or 3 shaves out of a razor (even my Mach 3) before it is very noticably dull. Of course we all know what fun it is to shave tough hair with a dull razor. I have tried every cream out there, epsecially the ones for sensative skin, but none really seem any better than another. Never tried the bar shaving soap though. Sorry Spectre. To get back to your question, the Norelco I have is pretty good for an elec one I guess. Like I said, its the one with 3 floating heads that you can put the lotion or gel packs in. (my brain isnt woprking right now so the name slips me)
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Hawkeye, I had that exact shaver, the spooge electric one. You seem to have the same face problems I do. your shaving story mirrors mine almost exactly. I guess I will stick with the blades and try the brush and hot soap and see if it helps.
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Glad I'm not the only one. Another contributing problem I have, is that a lot of the hair wants to grow parallel to the skin, instead of perpendicular. Makes it a PITA to cut.
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Hawk, you're my twin !! My beard grows in six different directions on my neck and many pores have two or three hairs each !! I get a lot of ingrown hairs.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 9:57:03 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/25/2002 10:47:09 AM EDT
I have a high end Norelco, the one the guy washes out in the drinking fountain at work. Takes aboout a week to get used to, but cuts almost as close as a Mach III. Stubble washes out of the head. Runs a couple of months on one charge.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 11:09:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 11:13:50 AM EDT
Why bother. Stick with blade. In my young years I haven't found one that's given me a good shave. I recently started using the mach 3 and THAT works well, mainly cause the design makes it easy to clean in between swipes. Save your dough.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 11:39:09 AM EDT
I disagree with the majority of people who seem to have posted here. get an electric razor. A good one. I have sensitive skin, and either shave too close or not close enough with a regular razor. A couple years ago I bought the nicest razor by Norelco and have been VERY happy with it. I use it in the shower, and use shaving cream with it. It takes me about 1 minute or less to shave now, and it's always a uniform shave that is comfortable, quick, and easy. The razor keeps a charge for about a month before charging, and I simply leave it in the shower when not charging it. Very convenient, and very quick. I left it over at my girlfriend's house a couple weeks ago and had to shave regular for a week. Going back is hell, but going to the electric shaver is heaven.... JMHO Shawn
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 12:05:54 PM EDT
...get a good belt sander...
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 12:06:44 PM EDT
BTW, give up on the shaving cream. Use Vaseline Intensive Care and wet the blade type razor with water.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 12:31:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 2:19:27 PM EDT
I use a Braun 6520 and it does a great job.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 2:22:51 PM EDT
Braun has been the best so far.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 6:36:17 PM EDT
if you go electric avoid foiltype as you call int (inline) they are noisy enough to wake up a city block. the rotarys are far far quieter. 357 magnum to 22lr.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 6:43:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kaoma: ...get a good belt sander...
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he wants to shave off his hair... not strip flesh from bone.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 7:00:54 PM EDT
Panasonic Wet/Dry are the best electric shavers. Used in the shower/bath they exceed a blade in closeness and do not irritate. I've tried them ALL. Here's a list... [url]www.accessoryave.com/elecrtic-shavers-panasonic.html[/url]
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 7:07:47 PM EDT
I use a Norelco 6865XL, I shave not only my face but my head as well, I have had the razor for about 2 years and I'am very satisfied with its performance.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 7:47:26 PM EDT
Go to the local Hospital and obtain whatever the Shave Prep Technician uses. THAT, my friend, is a close shave! [;D]
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