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Old 07-05-10, 04:50 PM   #1
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Electric shaver/trimmer recommendations, anyone??

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.
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Old 07-05-10, 10:46 PM   #2
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Phillips Bodygroom.

Oh wait, for facial hair? No clue...
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Old 07-06-10, 02:53 PM   #3
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take a look at anything by Panasonic. My latest shaver is one and it's way more powerful than anything I've owned before.
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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??
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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.
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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.
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I use a Wahl as well (not sure of the model, it was about $40 10 years ago if that helps).

Supposedly Oster 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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