01-08-2018, 07:18 PM
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I would like to have a bottle of the Small Batch Shave Tonic.

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 01-09-2018, 07:35 AM
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This is really great to hear and read Johnny. You have been wet shaving longer than I have been alive and it is good to see an option that works for you. Adapt and overcome, good to see you have!!

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 01-11-2018, 12:08 AM
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The Braun, and Norelco shavers really can give a great shave with proper prep, and Technique.

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 01-13-2018, 02:28 PM
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Back in the 70's and early 80's I used exclusively what was then known as the "Norelco Triple Header".  I think Norelco only made one model back then.  It was... OK.  I mean it worked, and none of my work colleagues ever called me names or anything, but it wasn't close to a good DE shave.  My Dad used a Remington MicroScreen my entire childhood, and his face was always rough.

Are the modern Brauns, Phillips and Norelcos much better than that?  I'm kind of interested for occasional use (mostly because I like shaving gadgets, and hey the Europeans love 'em), but the really good ones seem pretty expensive if the shave isn't stellar.

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 01-14-2018, 06:22 AM
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A whole lot better than back in the 70's and 80's.  If I wet shave with my Norelco 9300 I can get as close as I ever did with a DE razor.  Initial investment can get expensive, depending on which model you  choose.

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 01-17-2018, 04:18 AM
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My Norelco Sensotouch 3D 1260X wouldn't conquer my 4 day old beard last night. I had to switch over to my Braun Series-7 to finish the job. It alway's leaves me 99.9% bbs. 11 hours later my face is still smooth with no irritation. I did dry shave and I used Afta Electric Preshave Lotion. I did a warm water rinse afterwords and then put on some P&G Old Spice Classic AS and again I suffered no alcohol burn from the Old Spice. It was a great shave I enjoyed it.

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 01-17-2018, 05:18 AM
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(01-14-2018, 06:22 AM)Johnny Wrote: A whole lot better than back in the 70's and 80's.  If I wet shave with my Norelco 9300 I can get as close as I ever did with a DE razor.  Initial investment can get expensive, depending on which model you  choose.
Braun, and Norelco/Philips both have a thirty day money back warranty if their shaver doesn't work for you. And it can take a month for your face to adjust to an electric. When we wetshave we build up minor scar tissue that can take a few weeks to smooth out when one takes up electric shaving. So your shaves may not be the greatest at first, sound familiar. And try to shave daily?, rotary shavers don't like 2 plus days of stubble, and a foil shaver will do it but it will take a little longer. I kept thinking of beard reduction, and no pressure as I mowed down 4 days growth with my Braun Series-7. I ended up with a smooth comfortable shave that was equal to a DE/SE shave.

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 01-26-2018, 09:18 AM
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I was checking around on battery replacement cost for my vintage Norelco Spectra 8865XL and I found it to be around $20 at Battery Plus. I then did a search for local in town repair and the little shop that my dad took his Norelco to for repair 40 years ago popped up on my phone. It's under newer ownership and they also do appliance repair. It'll cost me the same as Battery Plus, but I think I'll get a better job done at the smaller shop and I had a nice conversation with the owner. 

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 01-26-2018, 10:34 AM
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(01-26-2018, 09:18 AM)chevyguy Wrote: I was checking around on battery replacement cost for my vintage Norelco Spectra 8865XL and I found it to be around $20 at Battery Plus. I then did a search for local in town repair and the little shop that my dad took his Norelco to for repair 40 years ago popped up on my phone. It's under newer ownership and they also do appliance repair. It'll cost me the same as Battery Plus, but I think I'll get a better job done at the smaller shop and I had a nice conversation with the owner. 

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I agree.  Will always use the small shop (if they know what they are doing) over the chain store.

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 01-29-2018, 09:33 AM
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What a great thread. Good to know there are options for people who cannot use blades.

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 01-29-2018, 10:04 AM
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(01-29-2018, 09:33 AM)bkatbamna Wrote: What a great thread. Good to know there are options for people who cannot use blades.
And sometimes it's just fun to put the electric shavers back into the weekly rotation. I can actually get a smooth comfortable shave from an electric shaver that rivals a blade shave. even with an electric shaver you have to have good pre, and post shave procedures. And you need to keep your shaver in good condition.

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 03-03-2018, 09:07 AM
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Don’t do it.


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 03-03-2018, 01:03 PM
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(03-03-2018, 09:07 AM)Russrat Wrote: Don’t do it.

On occasion people have no choice, although I'm quite sure it's not often by choice.

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 03-04-2018, 01:45 AM
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(03-03-2018, 09:07 AM)Russrat Wrote: Don’t do it.


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I've already got them so I might as well use them. I always get a smooth comfortable irritation free shave. With an electric you basically have to shave daily otherwise the shaver might miss whiskers, or it might get painful do to pulling of the whiskers. With good prep and a quality shaver that's been aclimated to your face for up to 4 weeks you can get a great shave.

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 03-04-2018, 01:52 AM
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(03-03-2018, 01:03 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote:
(03-03-2018, 09:07 AM)Russrat Wrote: Don’t do it.

On occasion people have no choice, although I'm quite sure it's not often by choice.
I like gadgets so electric shavers give me another option for shaving. I even have the option of wetshaving with them.

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 03-08-2018, 08:23 PM
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Thanks for sharing your journey Johnny. None of the males in my family have used an electric razor yet. It's nice to hear that you can still get as good a shave from the electric as a DE/SE.

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 03-09-2018, 04:24 AM
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I have appreciated all the support that I have received over these past few months.  I think what I miss most about the blade is the sound it makes when it first starts to cut the whiskers.  I do not miss the nicks.  I enjoy switching out between the Norelco and Braun shavers and I still enjoy prepping for a good wet shave now and then.  Like anything else in life, we adapt.  A quick splash of Williams Lectric Shave, a good shave, cold water rinse, and a good aftershave and I am ready to go.

The funny thing is, this past Wednesday we started our Senior Pistol/Revolver Shooting League.  I think there were some that wondered if I was going to be able to do it this year.  But with a steady two hand grip on my revolver, I put everything on target and within a 2 inch group at 25 and 40 yards.

I will continue to adapt and overcome what life throws at me.  None of us had a guarantee attached to our butt when we were born and I have outlived most of the males in my family, so I will take what I can get and be grateful for it.

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 03-09-2018, 04:38 AM
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(03-09-2018, 04:24 AM)Johnny Wrote: I have appreciated all the support that I have received over these past few months.  I think what I miss most about the blade is the sound it makes when it first starts to cut the whiskers.  I do not miss the nicks.  I enjoy switching out between the Norelco and Braun shavers and I still enjoy prepping for a good wet shave now and then.  Like anything else in life, we adapt.  A quick splash of Williams Lectric Shave, a good shave, cold water rinse, and a good aftershave and I am ready to go.

The funny thing is, this past Wednesday we started our Senior Pistol/Revolver Shooting League.  I think there were some that wondered if I was going to be able to do it this year.  But with a steady two hand grip on my revolver, I put everything on target and within a 2 inch group at 25 and 40 yards.

I will continue to adapt and overcome what life throws at me.  None of us had a guarantee attached to our butt when we were born and I have outlived most of the males in my family, so I will take what I can get and be grateful for it.

You have a great attitude Johnny.  By the way, a 2" group at 25 and 40 yards with a revolver is impressive!

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 03-09-2018, 04:42 AM
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(03-09-2018, 04:38 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(03-09-2018, 04:24 AM)Johnny Wrote: I have appreciated all the support that I have received over these past few months.  I think what I miss most about the blade is the sound it makes when it first starts to cut the whiskers.  I do not miss the nicks.  I enjoy switching out between the Norelco and Braun shavers and I still enjoy prepping for a good wet shave now and then.  Like anything else in life, we adapt.  A quick splash of Williams Lectric Shave, a good shave, cold water rinse, and a good aftershave and I am ready to go.

The funny thing is, this past Wednesday we started our Senior Pistol/Revolver Shooting League.  I think there were some that wondered if I was going to be able to do it this year.  But with a steady two hand grip on my revolver, I put everything on target and within a 2 inch group at 25 and 40 yards.

I will continue to adapt and overcome what life throws at me.  None of us had a guarantee attached to our butt when we were born and I have outlived most of the males in my family, so I will take what I can get and be grateful for it.

You have a great attitude Johnny.  By the way, a 2" group at 25 and 40 yards with a revolver is impressive!

I've been shooting revolvers since I was 10 years old.  I can operate a wheel gun, but I'm not worth a darn with a pistol.  Kind of like some are good with a straight razor and some are not.

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 03-09-2018, 07:27 AM
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(03-09-2018, 04:42 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(03-09-2018, 04:38 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(03-09-2018, 04:24 AM)Johnny Wrote: I have appreciated all the support that I have received over these past few months.  I think what I miss most about the blade is the sound it makes when it first starts to cut the whiskers.  I do not miss the nicks.  I enjoy switching out between the Norelco and Braun shavers and I still enjoy prepping for a good wet shave now and then.  Like anything else in life, we adapt.  A quick splash of Williams Lectric Shave, a good shave, cold water rinse, and a good aftershave and I am ready to go.

The funny thing is, this past Wednesday we started our Senior Pistol/Revolver Shooting League.  I think there were some that wondered if I was going to be able to do it this year.  But with a steady two hand grip on my revolver, I put everything on target and within a 2 inch group at 25 and 40 yards.

I will continue to adapt and overcome what life throws at me.  None of us had a guarantee attached to our butt when we were born and I have outlived most of the males in my family, so I will take what I can get and be grateful for it.

You have a great attitude Johnny.  By the way, a 2" group at 25 and 40 yards with a revolver is impressive!

I've been shooting revolvers since I was 10 years old.  I can operate a wheel gun, but I'm not worth a darn with a pistol.  Kind of like some are good with a straight razor and some are not.
And revolvers, and straight razor's are just plain cool. I'm glad you had a great time and that you shot well Johnny. I'm enjoying my electric shaves with my Braun Series-7, and my Norelco's. It is amazing how comfortable and smooth they are. Electric shavers really can shave as close as a blade with proper prep.

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