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Friday's Stupid Thread: Electric Razors  
User currently offlineSv7887 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1025 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

Hi All,
I thought we might take a welcome break from our usual discussions and talk about something fluff like Electric Razors.

Anyone use one here? What's your preferred brand?

I used to be loyal to Panasonic Wet/Dry series before I got my hands on a Braun 360 Complete like this one:



The cleaning base is kinda annoying because the cleaning cartridges are expensive, but otherwise it's a good system. Mine is about 2 yrs old and I just replaced the cutting block and blades. It's like brand new.

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
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I had a Braun Independent and it was crap. Give me Mach 3 anyday.


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User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1362 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

I'm a loyal Braun customer. Since three years I use a Braun Flex Integral 7xxx (haven't got the right number in my mind), before I used a 5xxx which is now at my mum's place for when I visit her over the weekend. Almost 10 years old and still working well, just needs a new cutting block and foil every 12 to 18 months.  Smile


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8967 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2252 times:
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Quoting Sv7887 (Thread starter):

I don't have an eletric razor. only Mach 3 Turbo Big grin

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User currently offlineSv7887 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1025 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2241 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 3):

Quoting Sv7887 (Thread starter):

I don't have an eletric razor. only Mach 3 Turbo Big grin

I didn't even know they were up to five blades now!



That is the Gillette Fusion razor.

I would use blades but it irritates my skin like hell and causes breakouts. I find the electrics far easier on my skin.

One of my guy friends told me to get man facial but I balked at it. He loves them and I have to say his skin is great. He religiously uses this European (Environ?) brand of products that is hideously expensive but works.

I was told by one of these skin care experts that soap should not be used on the face. I wonder if that is true.


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

I don't feel I've had a proper shave if I use an electric shaver.

I'm a wet shave only guy. Gillette 2.


User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8967 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2237 times:
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Quoting Sv7887 (Reply 4):
I didn't even know they were up to five blades now!

Actually it's 6 blades. 5 on the one side and one on the other side  Wink

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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3928 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

I use a Phillips, although I don't remember the exact model. Which reminds me, I bought a new one and it crapped out in less than a month but I have been too lazy to take it back to Circuit City (not even sure there is one of those stores here in Boston).


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User currently offlineSv7887 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1025 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2216 times:



Quoting Pyrex (Reply 7):
I bought a new one and it crapped out in less than a month but I have been too lazy to take it back to Circuit City (not even sure there is one of those stores here in Boston).

There are quite a few in Boston. One in Burlington right near the Burlington Mall. Another is off of Rt.9 in Natick and there is one in Somerville too.


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4863 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

I've had a Panasonic wet/dry shaver for the last 8 years and it's been a beauty. For close shaves I used to be a Gillette M3 guy, but I recently switched to the Schick Quattro with the electric trimmer on the reverse end, it too is wicked.

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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3494 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

I have a Philishave 7120 which I bought for when I needed to shave but had no time to shower. I probably use it once every week or two. I find it misses spots on my neck and irritates my face. The best shave is still my Gilette Fusion.


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User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3733 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

Funny this thread should appear.
I'm pondering about switching to an electric razor myself.

I like my old disposable plastic thingy, but I'm getting really lazy. Is the switch to mechanization worth it?



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User currently offlineSv7887 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1025 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2195 times:



Quoting Francoflier (Reply 11):
Funny this thread should appear.
I'm pondering about switching to an electric razor myself.

I like my old disposable plastic thingy, but I'm getting really lazy. Is the switch to mechanization worth it?

I think so. I used to use a Gillette Sensor but the Panasonic Wet/Drys are quick, useful, and very durable.

The Braun gives a better shave in my opinion because the head swivels. It also creates less of a mess especially if you are traveling all the time.


User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2182 times:

Disposable razors, with foam.

Electric shavers don't get rid of all the hair (at least when I do it) and it irritates my skin. Plus with a disposable one, I can get as close to my sideburns as I like without actually starting to cut the hair on my head....


User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2167 times:

Sv7887,

Quote:
I didn't even know they were up to five blades now!

Anyone have that MadTV clip, depicting the Mach 20 (A Satirical 20-bladed razor) razor? In the bit, it shows using a cartoony graphic how it cuts through the layers of hair, then the skin, the muscle below and eventually the bones! In the next scene the guy's all bandaged up like The Mummy! No doubt, it was the shave of your life!


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Stuff Like This: http://www.defensetech.org/archives/001148.html
Essentially To Fight Them Terrorists Who "Hate Us For Our Freedoms" We Gotta Hate/Violate Our Freedoms at Least as Much as the Terrorists  Wow!


[Edited 2008-09-12 09:37:12]

User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2161 times:

I use both wet shaver and electric. Phillips wet/dry with squirty cream and a Gillette mach3 turbo thingy. Damn expensive blades but so nice to use.

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2152 times:

I may be the only female member airing in here

Generally, I use a Schick Quattro for Women, although I usually use waxing for the most part -- I have a do-it-yourself kit.


Blackbird


User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2147 times:

I use a Philips Norelco Speed XL electric razor. It's great for trips as well as day-to-day use. I never really thought I'd take well to an electric one (I was a die-hard Mach 3 user) but it's actually not that bad.

Quoting Blackbird (Reply 16):
although I usually use waxing for the most part -- I have a do-it-yourself kit.

Ouch and double-ouch! Just thinking about that makes me wince. I'm glad I'm a guy.  Smile



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User currently offlineGofly From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 1727 posts, RR: 38
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2142 times:
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Quoting Sv7887 (Reply 4):
One of my guy friends told me to get man facial but I balked at it. He loves them and I have to say his skin is great. He religiously uses this European (Environ?) brand of products that is hideously expensive but works.

Environ products are usually found in skin clinics or beauty parlours; you're completely correct in saying that they're hideously expensive and, having tried them myself, I'm not sure they're worth that amount of money. It's very nice stuff, but at a good two or three times the price of over-the-counter products, you do have to question it...

It terms of a razor, I wouldn't touch the electric ones with a 10ft A.net Mod issue bargepole... !  Wink

Gillette M3 Power is the way to go; anybody who hasn't tried a Gillette blade with the battery in it is missing out - I can't recommend them enough!

-Gofly



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26357 posts, RR: 76
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2137 times:



Quoting Sv7887 (Reply 4):

I didn't even know they were up to five blades now!

The Fusion is great. That trimming blade comes in really handy for under the nose and at the base of the sideburns, and the 5 blades are good at getting a close shave. That said, I think the best thing about them is the newer alloys they are using in the blades, which means they last a really, really long time, which negates much of the added cost.

Quoting Sv7887 (Reply 4):
I find the electrics far easier on my skin.

I find just the opposite. I think it is what one gets used to, however, as a very good friend of mine who also has a tough, thick beard to shave through uses an electric and loves it. Apparently his secret is to use Williams 'lectric Shave before shaving.

Quoting Gofly (Reply 18):

Gillette M3 Power is the way to go; anybody who hasn't tried a Gillette blade with the battery in it is missing out - I can't recommend them enough!

I have no interest in the battery operated ones, as they did a study finding that any benefit is linked to a placebo effect. The real reason Gillette developed those is so they can sell more Duracell batteries.



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User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

I recently bought a Philips electric shaver - using Gillette Fusion Power gave me some lovely acne eveywhere below the jawline. It's starting to recede after a couple of weeks with the new one...

That said, I have a relatively tough beard which needs a fair amount of combating.  Smile



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3928 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2101 times:



Quoting Sv7887 (Reply 8):

Thanks. I don't have a car in the area so I need to find a place where I can go by public transportation. I will look into the Somerville one.



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User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3733 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2065 times:



Quoting Sv7887 (Reply 12):
The Braun gives a better shave in my opinion because the head swivels. It also creates less of a mess especially if you are traveling all the time.

Thx.

I'll buy one just to try. Probably a Braun.



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8661 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

I use regular razors as thats all I need right now. However, I have a phillips ready for action should the need arise.

Hunter



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26357 posts, RR: 76
Reply 24, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1992 times:



Quoting Sv7887 (Reply 8):

There are quite a few in Boston. One in Burlington right near the Burlington Mall. Another is off of Rt.9 in Natick and there is one in Somerville too.

The one in Somerville is off Mystic Ave. near Sullivan Square, so the transportation shouldn't be an issue.



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25 KaiGywer : I have had nothing but bad luck with electric razors. Works great!
26 MCOflyer : I used an electric back in HS but since then, its been down hill for me. Hunter
27 Comorin : A stripper at Scores once advised me to use Conditioner instead of shaving cream - who am I to argue?
28 Post contains links Bill142 : I used to use an electric shaver, but it caused a nasty rash as high lighted in this thread http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/non_aviation/re
29 ManuCH : I've always used Philips electric razors. I'm one of those people who, for some reason, are unable to shave using tradizional, non-electric razors...
30 Mir : I used to use an electric razor, but gave it up because it felt like it wasn't so much cutting the hair as grabbing and yanking it out. I've gone to s
31 HAWK21M : I find the shave from an Electric razor is too fine....leading to rash at times.The good old Mac3 blade is adequate. regds MEL
32 Post contains images Mike89406 : Braun Flex Integral bar none for me. I've been using Braun razors since 1995 and it is the only razor that gives me a close enough shave. I have used
33 Post contains images Mike89406 : If you switch to a electric razor especially in my case the Braun your skin will take a month before it gets used to it as my face would feel a littl
34 Blrsea : I found schick's quattro to be much better than gillete m3 or fusion. Gives a smoother shave too!
35 ACDC8 : I tried using an electric razor once, the Phillips Coolskin shaver. And while it was somewhat quicker, it did a pretty poor job (compared to a blade r
36 A342 : Hm, what make and model was it, do you still remember?
37 HAWK21M : Is there a razor than can shave to give a slight unshaven look of one day old.Any suggestions.It would be great to use on Holidays regds MEL
38 Ihadapheo : That's the problem, go uphill (against the grain), or is that with the grain? I use a Fusion with pretty dang good results, I do have a Braun for use
39 HAWK21M : Down hill has its advantages regds MEL
40 747srule : Using an electric is like having a death wish. One more time,folks. Soak your blade in baby oil between uses. You will get an EXCELLENT shave. The oil
41 Ihadapheo : Electric or blade the results for me are often the same.. a bloody mess on the face and the sink. I hate shaving IHAP
42 Mir : No, I don't. I think it was a Schick, but I could be wrong. -Mir
43 Post contains links HT : Wilkinson Sword is the original, Schick only the brand name in NA and Australasia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilkinson_Sword & http://en.wikipedia
44 Post contains links ACDC8 : " target=_blank>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schick_...zors) Actually, I found this ... http://www.fundinguniverse.com/compa...son-Sword-Ltd-Company-
45 HT : " target=_blank>http://www.fundinguniverse.com/compa....html Most interesting. But it leaves me curious for the history of the Schick-company. Will d
46 HAWK21M : Try the candle I personally prefer the One day unshaven look. regds MEL
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