Electric Shavers?

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  1. metro273

    metro273 Glock 19 Rocks!

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    Please give me the pros and cons on using them and what brand name is your favorite to use!

    I'm getting tired of shaving cream and shaving the old way already! :embarassed:
     
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    I used a Remington for a couple of years. I can't explain why, but I felt like using it was drying my skin out. Probably should have used some kind of aftershave lotion, but I'm not into that stuff. I went with a Gillette Turbo something or other and Barbasol and it does a good job.
     

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    I have tried using an electric razor several times....never could get used to it.....i never could get it to shave as close as a blade.....my Dad uses one and loves it, gets a very close shave.....
     
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    I never could get used to an electric. Tried one time, gave it to my brother. I will stick with my straight razor, Burma Shave mug and brush. Sometimes will let my barber do it.
     
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    They're OK. If you get one that doesn't get close enough, use Shave Secret or some other shaving oil in the shower with a Mach 3 Turbo. Fast, close, and easy.
     
  6. metro273

    metro273 Glock 19 Rocks!

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    I agree with you on the Mach 3 Turbo cause I currently use it! I just figure I might try a different route! :supergrin:
     
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    I think it is whatever you get used to. I can't shave with a straight razor because I break out. I've tried most of the different shaving creams and most of the razors. I stopped wasting my money.

    I've used Braun and my current one is a Norelco. Both worked fine.
     
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    I prefer Braun ones. Also if you read the labels you can find ones made in Germany or Norelcos that are made in Holland. That suprised me as I expected something like that to all be made in china.
     
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    $30-50 Norelcos never done me wrong over the past 2 decades.
     
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    I got a Phillips Norelco last year to use while recovering from rotator cuff surgery to my right shoulder. I was in a sling for 6 weeks and could not use my right hand to shave with. I have recovered and still use that electric razor. It works fine, cleans up with hot water run over the heads. I found that using Williams 'lectric shave gives me a closer shave and seems to allow the heads to glide over my face better. I know that I do not miss cutting myself with a razor blade. The directions said to allow a couple weeks for your skin to get used to electric razor and they were correct.
    If mine quits working I will buy another one. I like it that much.
     
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    I'm just sayin', that plus shaving oil, especially if shaving in the shower, is a totally different shaving experience, man. Put the cream down and back away!
     
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    I've tried several...the most expensive and best was Braun, $250. Still wasn't as good as a razor. Switched back.
     
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    Braun 150 I got one for 15.00 black Friday
     
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    I tried an electric for awhile, never got used to the crap from my face getting caught up in its parts, and smearing it all over my face day after day. Nothing like the crisp clean feel of a razor shave. Just find the right products, they exist.
     
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    Braun- Only one that has worked for me. My first one lasted about 7 years. The one I'm using now is about the same age. It's starting to need charging more frequently. Doesn't quite last a week. Used to go 2+ weeks in-between charges. I change the heads every 1-2 years.

    Was given Remingtons, Norelco's and some Sharper Image POS for gifts. None of them worked like the Braun on my stubble.

    For me an electric shaver dries out my skin much less than a blade.
     
  16. metro273

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    Great feedback fellas, thanks! :wavey:
     
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    I had a real expensive Braun self cleaner.
    Battery died right at 6 months.
    The norelcos with the round heads work great, even on close neck
    hair. Highly recommend them.
     
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    Brauns are fantastic
     
  19. NavDoc

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    I have been using Norelco for about 25 years. Love them. The two most important things to remember is to use a pre-shave like "Lectricshave" and to give your beard about 2-3 weeks to get used to the razor. After that, no issues.
     
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    I keep a Phillips Norelco charged in the bathroom if I need a quick shave. Works pretty good.

    Otherwise I use a razor in the shower.