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Old 03-16-09, 07:11 PM   #1
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Electric razors of Foo?

OK, seriously, really now, is there such a thing as an electric razor that's a one-pass, fast, reasonably close shave? Before I drop a c-note on one, I could use recommendations. Need fast, reasonably close, and no real need for recharging. All that I've had in the past weren't too impressive.

p.s.: this is for my face only. No one needs to hear about how nicely your razor shaves your jimmies.
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OK, seriously, really now, is there such a thing as an electric razor that's a one-pass, fast, reasonably close shave? Before I drop a c-note on one, I could use recommendations. Need fast, reasonably close, and no real need for recharging. All that I've had in the past weren't too impressive.

p.s.: this is for my face only. No one needs to hear about how nicely your razor shaves your jimmies.
No. It won't happen.

I've bought many electric shavers over the years and dropped a C-Note one or two times, and do you know what I've found? The el cheapo (norelco's cheapest) ones for about $30 are about the same as the $120 ones. Don't waste your money and don't bother with a rechargeable, the cord isn't that big of a problem.

If you want a real shave, you still need a real (manual) razor.
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Old 03-16-09, 07:50 PM   #5
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Best electric razor there is.
Works without power too.
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I use a Wahl professional clipper with no guard. Not super-close, but fast and easy.

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Best electric razor there is.
Works without power too.
What's Gillette up to now, 73 blades?

I found the two-blade Gillette a much nicer and more comfortable shave than the atrocious Mach 3. It'd take a whole lot of 'splainin to convince me that four or five is better.

I think when I start shaving again, I'll pick up a nice safety razor or maybe even a straight razor. Eff all this expensive, disposable plastic crap.
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No such thing as a one pass electric but there are good ones. I second buying the $30 ones. I myself don't like the ones with the round cutters. Worked great on the face but irritated the hell out of my neck.
Plus, everyone knows you only use razors with good shave lube/cream on the boys and jimmy. Never electric. Trust me from experience.....
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5 or 6 I don't remember.
I was dubious of it when I first tried it. I was surprised at its preformance.
The expense does not make me happy, but I'm lazy about shaving.
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The $35 braun at Walmart does a very good job. It none of them will get you on the first pass unless you shave once a day religiously and grow a normal amount of hair.
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OK, seriously, really now, is there such a thing as an electric razor that's a one-pass, fast, reasonably close shave? Before I drop a c-note on one, I could use recommendations. Need fast, reasonably close, and no real need for recharging. All that I've had in the past weren't too impressive.

p.s.: this is for my face only. No one needs to hear about how nicely your razor shaves your jimmies.
No shave should be fast and IMHO no shave should be just one pass. But if you must just shave one pass (sigh), use a quality double edge razor such as the Merkur Heavy Duty . You should still shave gently, take your time and with the grain of your face to avoid ingrown whiskers.
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I have and love my Remington Titanium shaver. It says to get new blades every 6 months, but you really only need to get new ones every year. Works extremely well, only cost me 60 bucks.
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I tried one of those to please an air monitor at an abatement site that said I had too much facial hair, a false opinion which he clearly held because my white skin didn't blend in with whisker stubs as well as it does for he Mexicans who make up 95% of valley abatement workers. The fancy ass blade worked once, then got so dull it was trash. And it certainly didn't do a closer shave than my Remington.
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Old 03-16-09, 10:35 PM   #13
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I bought one of these, and then freaked when I went to grab replacement blades and thought hey I bet I can get another electric for this amount of booty. Besides, the thing has so much drag on your face I feel like it's gonna pull my cheeks off. 5 blades lol, what were they thinking?
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Have never liked electric razors. I use the Target-brand three blade disposables. 8 for $5...LOVE 'em.
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i've had a philips/norelco 8240? for a few years now, it uses their XL heads. Sometimes it works well, other times it won't pick up one of those random hairs. Also not great for doing straight lines (i.e., around the sideburns). It seems to keep a charge well, but if it died, i think i'd try one with a straight edge instead of the circular blades. I still keep my old mach 3 for the random hairs it misses.
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OK, seriously, really now, is there such a thing as an electric razor that's a one-pass, fast, reasonably close shave? Before I drop a c-note on one, I could use recommendations. Need fast, reasonably close, and no real need for recharging. All that I've had in the past weren't too impressive.

p.s.: this is for my face only. No one needs to hear about how nicely your razor shaves your jimmies.
you gotta be kidding....
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Over the decades, I have probably owned 20 electric razors, and still have several Panasonic and Norelco models. I shave my head and face daily. Regardless of cost, the electric razors still do not do as good a job as the cheap three blade razors I buy at Wally World or Target at eight for five dollars. I do use a Norelco rotary electric razor if I am in a hurry.
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I'm still looking for a good safety razor. Screw all this multibladed crap. Just run the blade over your face a second time if you think you need to.
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No shave should be fast and IMHO no shave should be just one pass.
A straight razoring from a barber who does a proper 14-stroke shave will be done both quickly and in a single pass.
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You don't understand that I am not in need of a rechargeable, and that a plug-in is fine? Doesn't seem all that crazy to me.
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I didn't know they make plug-ins. Srlsy.

But I haven't looked either.
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I think you got your answer. Don't waste money on an expensive electric, they just aren't worth it. If you want an electric (like I keep) just for the quick shaves (work days), then grab a $30 cheapo.

It's still good to keep a manual razor around for when you want a good shave though. I concur with AllenG abut the Gillette Fusion. It's the best manual razor I've used (wish the refills were cheaper though).
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I'm one of those heretics that doesn't use shaving cream of any sort either. Just step out of the shower and shave.
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