New job requires me to shave daily. Electric razor suggestions?

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  1. golls17

    golls17 Lifetime Newbie

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    No big deal, I've just never had to shave more than once a week since my past/current jobs lets me get away with a little scruff.

    I usually use an electric razor, but the one I have does a half-@$$ job and I want a nice one, but don't want to break the bank.

    Thanks.
     
  2. BEAMEUP

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    I have the Braun 8985 360 Complete self-cleaning electric razor. It is a great razor.
     

  3. Viper16

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    Electric Razors destroy my face! Plus I can work quicker with a regular razor.

    I prefer the rotary cutting razors with the three discs. they seem to do a better job than the foil bar electric razor.

    That is my $0.02
     
  4. SunGunner

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    Braun all the way! I'm on my second one the last on lasted 8 years. I just got a brand new 5 series.
     
  5. Fixxer

    Fixxer Got ointment?

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    I know a guy that used another friend's battery-operated electric shaver about 25 years ago.

    He took it out, turned it on, and started shaving. The instant the thing touched his face, the fact that the batteries were bad revealed itself real fast when it stalled and stuck to his face, not to be removed- nope, that thing wouldn't budge.

    Since he had to be on stage soon, he had no choice but to rip the thing off of his cheek, and it left 3 perfectly formed bloody rings on his face. He had those rings on his face for at least a month.

    Since then, I will never use a battery-operated shaver again.

    For what it's worth.
     
  6. farley45

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    Hope you can find a good one.

    I've never used one that I liked.

    I can shave with a razor just as quick as using an electric, and the razor always produced the best results.
     
  7. silentpoet

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    I save time by shaving in the shower. I do have an electrical razor, but I don't use it much because it does not really produce a good smooth shave.
     
  8. mr00jimbo

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    Use a DE safety razor and a brush. Not the answer you were looking for but you'll thank me later.
     
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    maynardwix Notre Dame Fan!

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    I've gotten electric razors in the past as gifts, I tried to use them and I just don't like them. They don't seem to do a good enough job for me, it is slower than using a regular razor, and my skin didn't seem to enjoy it either.

    I use a Gillette Mach3 Turbo right now, and have for years, I like the three blades versus the 4 and 5 blade razors they have out now. I am thinking of switching to the one below though, getting back to the old school.

    http://www.classicshaving.com/catal...source=BROI&utm_medium=Yahoo&utm_campaign=SSP

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  10. Blinky

    Blinky Rocket Surgeon

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    I've got one of the self cleaning Braun's that I've had for about 4 years. I just replace the blades and foil every 6 months or so and I works like a charm.
     
  11. longhair

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    What you talkin' "old school"?
     
  12. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    What job requires you to shave every day? The USMC?

    :supergrin:
     
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    If you have heavy facial hair, your going to need a manual. Otherwise you can get away with an electric. In my experience.
     
  14. Chad Landry

    Chad Landry Cajunator® CLM

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    Absolutely.

    I started with the DE Safety Razors and a badger hair brush at the suggestion of many GTers. I can't imagine any other way of shaving now.

    I actually enjoy shaving. It is a pleasurable experience.

    Leave the electrics alone and do it the way God intended.
     
  15. NYresq

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    Never had much luck getting a close shave with any of the electrics, but the braun I used a few years ago was good for quick "look presentable" kind of shave, but after trying a couple, I have concluded my beard is too heavy to expect a clean shave with an electric, but the braun was the best of the bunch.

    PS I also found it easiest to shave in the shower, fastest clean up, and just use a facial soap for a little lather.as long as its not too much past two days groth I can even get by with just the hot water running over my cheek as I shave.
     
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    :rofl: Well not to age myself, but those type razors were around a good 35 years before me, so I consider them "old school", but nothing wrong with that, I think it is probably the better way to shave.
     
  17. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Where would be a good place for a discerning shaver to acquire these DE Safety Razors?

    And how are they better than, say, a Gillette Mach 3 three-blade?
     
  18. Chad Landry

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    westcoastshaving.com

    They're better because they just do the job so much better.

    I'd used Mach 3 for my entire adult life, but decided to give wet-shaving a try, based on the experience of others here on GNG.

    Check out badgerandblade.com

    Read a bit. Give it a try.

    Before this, shaving was always a chore. Now it's a pleasure.
     
  19. tbhracing

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    Seriously- Noreco, the Glock of electric razors.

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    I have own like 2- one front line and one backup. The battery last a long time between shaves and is easy on my skin.
     
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  20. Chad Landry

    Chad Landry Cajunator® CLM

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    It's plastic, has a lousy trigger, and a strange grip angle?