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Old 07-28-2014, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I've been using the Norelco 3 headed one for years, they are very durable and give a good shave. I've been using mine the past 10 years and haven't even replaced the razors in it.
How much do those usually go for?
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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Going a bit sideways on OP's question:

I've used several, over the decades, about age 16 to current.

None to-date have given nearly the close shave and good look as a Gillette three-blade. Mach 3, I think.

Blades are expensive, of course, which is a bummer. Ongoing mess and expense, to be sure. I buy all that in bulk at Costco for some marginal savings. And the blades do last a number of weeks.

My facial hair is blonde, hence my C-D user name, hence I usually shave every other day and no one is the wiser and my skin thanks me. If I let it go a week, people may notice. @two weeks, I've got that shadow, which btw starts to itch and be a nuisance that isn't worth it as a fashion statement (more like a laziness statement).

Someday, there will be an electric shaver that really equals blades. It's technology. Until then, nope: the stubble, skin irritation, etc. from electric are absolutely not worth it to me.
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Greenbelt, MD
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They suck monkey balls. Every time I've tried one, I absolutely hated them.
Tell you what I think ---

When you put the pre-shave on did you wait and let it dry for 2-3 minutes before shaving? Or did you put it on and shave right away?
If it was the latter I see why you have that opinion.
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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What concerns me is that someone knows what sucking monkey balls is like.
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Greenbelt, MD
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Norelco with three cutting heads. Also has a trimmer. Rechargeable. I've used electrics for 25 years or so now.
Me too.

I had a Remington once and didn't like it as much. Returned it and got another Norelco. Been using them for 40 years.
I think of it as a big easy eraser for your face.
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Greenbelt, MD
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How much do those usually go for?
They're around $100.00. You can get one for a little less and other models are a little more.

Blade replacement should take place once every 8-10 months. They are about $32.00.
Use the little brush that comes with it at least once a week.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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Nothing beats shaving with a Mach 3 razor in the shower. A shave so close I only have to do it twice a week.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Nothing beats shaving with a Mach 3 razor in the shower. A shave so close I only have to do it twice a week.
Thanks. But this thread is about electric razors
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I use a Braun Series 7 - 790cc, combined with Aramis Lab Series pre-electric shave solution. My facial hair tends to grow flat against the skin, and this is one of few approaches that worked decently for me.

Every now and then I'll use an Andis T-Outliner trimmer for touching up here and there.
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Old 08-20-2014, 04:21 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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So....the bottom line; which brand do you guys prefer? And which has the best quality?
  • Panasonic
  • Norelco
  • Braun
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