Foo - Electric shaver/trimmer recommendations, anyone??
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07-05-10, 04:50 PM
I bought a beard/mustache trimmer for like $20 when I let things get too wild for the razor. I've now come to the conclusion I hate shaving so I only do so every few days or so since my job allows for it. Since this becomes too painful for a razor, I use the trimmers. They are cheap and take forever due to inconsitent cutting, but I kinda like the 'scruff' that's left behind. Are there electric shavers that can handle consistently taking off 1/4-1/2" beards effectively, or should I stick with trimmers? I also don't want to spend too much more than $100. I don't really trim the beards, just let 'em grown then take everything off. Thanks for any opinions on this.
07-05-10, 10:46 PM
Phillips Bodygroom. ;)
Oh wait, for facial hair? No clue...
take a look at anything by Panasonic. My latest shaver is one and it's way more powerful than anything I've owned before.
07-06-10, 04:58 PM
I'm interested in how the shavers work with longer hair. The 'screen' type seem like they just won't work, which leaves 'rotary' type. Any thoughts there pro or against??
Was never a fan of rotary types. Either the one I had was dull & underpowered, but it seemed to snag every semi-long hair and yank it vs cut. The Panasonic I have has two foils with a "trimmer" in the middle to take care of the longer stray hairs. I haven't tested it against a fully grown beard yet, but I've been known to go 4-5 days between shaves (and my facial hair grows fast and thick) and the Panasonic has plowed through it as well as any shaver I've owned. If you're just looking for a trimmer to knock it down to "scruff" perhaps the Panasonic ER224S ($24 on amazon.com). As far as a shaver, mine is similar to the ES8075S.
07-07-10, 07:43 AM
i have a phillips/norelco rotary shaver (with speed-XL blades), was never that impressed with it. it gets close enough for going to work, but if I have a special occasion I use my gillette sensor excel. I still have to use that for touchups on the hairs that the shaver can't pick up. I'm probably due for new blades though. This is the only electric I've used.
07-07-10, 08:27 AM
I use a Wahl as well (not sure of the model, it was about $40 10 years ago if that helps).
Supposedly Oster (http://www.osterpro.com/Products.aspx?id=groomer&cid=927) are a cut above (ouch) and I believe they have more attachments (in between numbers for more exact length increments, etc.). I believe that is the brand the pros use tho I may be wrong...
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