04-19-2016, 02:34 AM
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What electrics are recommended these days?

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 04-19-2016, 03:20 AM
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I would guess that depends on your skin and beard - so far in my life I've had best results with the Philips rotating heads, for certain values of "best"... actually, make that "least worst". The worst shave I got from a cheap foil type electric... didn't get the beard off, and made my skin sore and red.

YMMV and all that Smile

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 04-19-2016, 03:43 AM
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About a year ago I was researching them and the Norelco 9000 series seemed to come up the most often in the "best" categories. I actually used one for awhile knowing they have the money-back guarantee. To be honest, it never approached a multi-pass DE shave, more like a single pass DE shave. It was super-quick though.

If you have a Costco membership they have an incredible deal on one of the 9000 series: $130 for a 9800. I believe it's the 9700 but made specifically for Costco. Those normally retail for $300 plus.


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 04-19-2016, 04:14 AM
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Before I switched to wet shaving I was interested in the high end Norelco razors. They have slots in the heads that are supposed to help grab hairs that are laying down.

That was my biggest issue. I would get a quick and easy shave but tons of long whiskers were left behind. So I would have to go over those sections and pull and stretch to get those and that caused a ton of irritation. I tried both rotary and foil razors and the same issue but the rotary were a lot quieter.

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 04-19-2016, 05:17 AM
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  • jtmke
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I have a nice Panasonic wet/dry that I used to use without much irritation. Had a cleaning dock that seemed to help even if you didn't buy the soap packs that cost more than carts.

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 04-19-2016, 05:24 AM
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I have never been able to.use an electric razor, they say it might irritate your skin for the first few weeks, but it never works and my skin is always inflamed when I tried the switch...

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 04-19-2016, 06:04 AM
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  • nikos.a
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Four years ago, I was given as a gift for my birthdays a Philips electric razor with rotating heads. I used it only a few times because it was irritating my skin, especially in the neck area. I had literally forgot about it. I am so glad I discovered the wet shaving world, I won't go back to these days never again.

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 04-19-2016, 07:52 AM
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 04-19-2016, 09:10 AM
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That is a somewhat permanent solution Kav, and it wont give you a very good shave at all.

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 04-19-2016, 09:49 AM
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  • Harvey
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BUT you only have to shave once.....saves a lot of time ......and the smell of napalm in the morning....priceless.....highly recommended by General Electric and most health insurance companies. Biggrin Lightbulb

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 04-19-2016, 12:35 PM
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(04-19-2016, 07:52 AM)kav Wrote: [Image: 5wfRjgq.jpg]

Smile
I bet it makes your hair stand on end and easy to shave after the fact!

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 04-19-2016, 01:14 PM
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  • greyhawk
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I've shaved with Brauns for years and found them to be comfortable, fast, and pretty damn close. Surprisingly good. Not as great--or fun-- as our hobby, but quick and efficient on days where there isn't time for a proper shave.

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 04-19-2016, 03:56 PM
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  • Johnny
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(04-19-2016, 01:14 PM)greyhawk Wrote: I've shaved with Brauns for years and found them to be comfortable, fast, and pretty damn close. Surprisingly good. Not as great--or fun-- as our hobby, but quick and efficient on days where there isn't time for a proper shave.

Ah, the three key words.

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 04-20-2016, 05:19 AM
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  • Urolex
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Before I saw the light and converted to DE's, I really enjoyed the Braun Series 9 (newest edition from Braun).  That being said, I think the Lab Series pre-electric splash is a must.  Now that I'm with DE's though....

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 04-23-2016, 03:50 AM
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  • Mouser
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Many moons ago Mouser used electrics. I found Braun to work the best, or least bad anyways. The Norelco rotary was one of the few times in my life I had irritation after a shave. We are talking decades here. many.

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 04-29-2016, 05:29 AM
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Haven't used one since I was 19 years old. I'm in my 40's now. Never found one, even the $200 Braun and Philips that could remove the whiskers on my neck completely.
Don't want to go back. Ever. Again. To. See. If. They. Have. Improved. Since. Then.

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 04-29-2016, 08:27 AM
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  • Mouser
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(04-29-2016, 05:29 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: Haven't used one since I was 19 years old. I'm in my 40's now. Never found one, even the $200 Braun and Philips that could remove the whiskers on my neck completely.
Don't want to go back. Ever. Again. To. See. If. They. Have. Improved. Since. Then.

Same. Here. My. Man.

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 05-05-2016, 05:06 AM
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The shaves from my Braun Series 7 are equal to my best DE shaves. Simple and quick, it's a keeper.

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