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Shaving question regarding clippers

Old 02-21-09, 06:41 PM
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Shaving question regarding clippers

So, I have some Remington electric clippers that I use to shave my chest and whatnot, but when I'm finished I look like I just got in a bar fight with a bobcat. Does anyone have any recommendations for a decent set of clippers that won't give me tetinus?
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Easier to just start taking estrogen and stop producing so much testosterone.
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Originally Posted by MarkSLC
So, I have some Remington electric clippers that I use to shave my chest and whatnot, but when I'm finished I look like I just got in a bar fight with a bobcat. Does anyone have any recommendations for a decent set of clippers that won't give me tetinus?
What do you shave your whatnot? Wax it or just be a man and shave your legs only.
Unless, of course, you are a chick, in which case I fully support you in your quest to rid yourself chest hair by any means necessary.

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i got some barber clippers.. they work great if you havent shaved in a long time
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A dull hatchet. That's what men shave with.
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Put a couple of drops of oil on the blades.
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I use the mach 3 also. they work great!!
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Originally Posted by TheJackMove
What do you shave your whatnot? Wax it or just be a man and shave your legs only.Unless, of course, you are a chick, in which case I fully support you in your quest to rid yourself chest hair by any means necessary.
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I started shaving my chest a year or so ago for a photo-shoot. I have extremely thick, and ample chest hair, so it grows in extremely quickly.

I tried going the route of electric and it just didn't to it, and actually took longer than some quick strokes on a day to day basis using a Mach 3 in the shower.

Now I'm damned though, it gets so itchy when it starts to grow out and I just can't tolerate it and have to keep shaving. Be for warned.
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Originally Posted by Shipht
I started shaving my chest a year or so ago for a photo-shoot. I have extremely thick, and ample chest hair, so it grows in extremely quickly.

I tried going the route of electric and it just didn't to it, and actually took longer than some quick strokes on a day to day basis using a Mach 3 in the shower.

Now I'm damned though, it gets so itchy when it starts to grow out and I just can't tolerate it and have to keep shaving. Be for warned.
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Good god, I knew I would get a little ball busting with this thread. I figure if I'm gonna shave my legs, shouldn't the rest match?

I'm suddenly very uncomfortable with this conversation.
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Both norelco and remmington make body shavers, I own the latter. they can be nice but generally when i shave its a two step process. First i use the electric body clippers to get the hair short, then shave it close with a razor.
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Originally Posted by Grumpy Pig
Put a couple of drops of oil on the blades.
+1 And have them checked for alignment & sharpness at a repair shop. I use clippers to cut hair (on the noggin) and if the plates are not aligned correctly they cut like crrrrap.
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+1 And have them checked for alignment & sharpness at a repair shop. I use clippers to cut hair (on the noggin) and if the plates are not aligned correctly they cut like crrrrap.
Why a repair shop? They can be checked by putting it close to your eye, and looking at it.
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Why a repair shop? They can be checked by putting it close to your eye, and looking at it.
This is why we have the Darwin Awards.
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Originally Posted by MarkSLC
Does anyone have any recommendations for a decent set of clippers that won't give me tetinus?
Try the Short Cut https://www.remington-store.com/produ...1=REM+SCC-100R It's designed for stoopid easy buzzin' cuts but it works other places, too.
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