electric shaver

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electric shaver

Post by yak » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:09 am

Hello, guys!
I'm a big fan of Braun shavers, I've had Braun series 3 shaver for 3 years and I'm very satisfied with it. Now I need to buy one more shaver to leave it in the second flat, so I think about Braun again. Of course, I could buy one more series 3, because I'm absolutely ok with it, but I'm sure that other Braun shavers are good too. Which model do you like more? Share with me

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Re: electric shaver

Post by drmoss_ca » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:31 am

Man, did you end up on the wrong forum! This place is dedicated to wet shaving with proper razors. All we're going to do here is to try to convince you to use a straight razor or a double edged safety razor and some decent shaving soap with a brush.

Apart from that small matter - welcome!
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Re: electric shaver

Post by Sam » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:47 am

Yak, you won't get many responses since we share in the delight of a proper razor, and not a multi-bladed one. However, I was in Costco and saw a Phillips and I was wondering how these things shaved. I had one in high school. Started off with the safety/DE razor and then got I think a Norelco and some AftaShave to use to prop up the whiskers. When the Atra ( I think that was the first two-bladed razor) came out, I never used an electric shaver again. But yes, my mind started to wonder if the electrics have improved and are as close or pretty darn close to what the DE razor could do.

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Re: electric shaver

Post by Rufus » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:44 am

I’ve used an electric razor just three times in my life: When I first started shaving my Dad thought I was too young (17 years) to use a DE or SE, so he gave me an electric for Christmas; 10 years ago when I was undergoing intensive chemo; and last Nov. and Dec. following liquid nitrogen treatment to my face to repair sun damage. That was enough of electrics for me and I’ve never felt so good as when I was able to get back to wet shaving. In contrast my brother-in-law, who is 78, has used an electric all his life and never has had any interest in or inclination to explore wet shaving, despite my protestations and cajoling. It’s similar to personal writing instruments: many people abhor the thought of writing with a fountain pen, preferring a biro/ballpoint instead; I, on the other hand, am a devoted fountain pen user and will avoid a biro/ballpoint/rollerball whenever I can. It just boils down to personal preference, and not what’s right or wrong, but I would urge you to explore the world of wet shaving if you haven’t already done so.
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Re: electric shaver

Post by John Rose » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:05 am

I was on my third Braun electric (because I liked them) when I needed to to buy a new foil.
It turned out that even though I had just bought it a year before, the foils were no longer available.
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That was it. No more Brauns for me, and no more electrics.
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Re: electric shaver

Post by brothers » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:35 pm

I think my deal is all about shaving, not really a crusade for, or antipathy against, whatever specific kind of razor somebody else might be using to get the shave they like. Bring on the razors! I'm completely passive when it comes to other folks' choices. It's their money, their time, and their faces. :D
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Re: electric shaver

Post by CMur12 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:00 pm

Welcome, yak!

I've used electrics, on and off, for a long time. Among them are two Brauns. I currently have a Series 7 that I bought at Costco and it is an outstanding tool. It shaves close (I have it on its closest setting) and it causes no irritation to my very sensitive skin. Mine doesn't have the automatic cleaning system in the charging stand, which I have never been sold on, anyway. (You can remove the head assembly and wash it, if you like. I just blow mine out.) Considering that you already have a Braun that works well for you, I'm sure you would like this one, too.

I haven't sought a new foil/cutter assembly for my current Braun, but I had no problem finding foils and cutters for my first Braun.

If you're happy with your Braun, you're getting good results from a foil-type shaver. Norelco/Philips are rotary-type shavers and they represent a very different shaving experience. My experience with Norelco/Philips has been very poor. The rotary heads didn't shave my neck well, at all, and I got skin caught and bloodied between the floating pods.

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Re: electric shaver

Post by yak » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:42 am

drmoss_ca wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:31 am
Man, did you end up on the wrong forum! This place is dedicated to wet shaving with proper razors. All we're going to do here is to try to convince you to use a straight razor or a double edged safety razor and some decent shaving soap with a brush.

Apart from that small matter - welcome!
I got that this forum related to wet shaving after I've signed up #-o But I took a chance to ask this here, sorry for off-topic :roll:
CMur12 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:00 pm
Welcome, yak!

I've used electrics, on and off, for a long time. Among them are two Brauns. I currently have a Series 7 that I bought at Costco and it is an outstanding tool. It shaves close (I have it on its closest setting) and it causes no irritation to my very sensitive skin. Mine doesn't have the automatic cleaning system in the charging stand, which I have never been sold on, anyway. (You can remove the head assembly and wash it, if you like. I just blow mine out.) Considering that you already have a Braun that works well for you, I'm sure you would like this one, too.

I haven't sought a new foil/cutter assembly for my current Braun, but I had no problem finding foils and cutters for my first Braun.

If you're happy with your Braun, you're getting good results from a foil-type shaver. Norelco/Philips are rotary-type shavers and they represent a very different shaving experience. My experience with Norelco/Philips has been very poor. The rotary heads didn't shave my neck well, at all, and I got skin caught and bloodied between the floating pods.

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I feel for your experience with Norelco and Philips, I have the same experience with Panasonic. Unpleasant feeling... As for a shaver, is there a big difference between series 7 and series 9? I was choosing out of this list, and I found two types of series 9 Braun, one of them intended for both wet and dry shaving. Is it a good option? I mean using electrical shaver for wet-shaving? I didn't know about that before. Braun series 7 described well, but if I'm not mistaken it's cheaper then 9-th one only for $20. It'll be easier to find foil for the newest model, what do you think?

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Re: electric shaver

Post by brothers » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:43 pm

Yak, welcome to SMF. 😀
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Re: electric shaver

Post by CMur12 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:24 pm

yak wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:42 am
drmoss_ca wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:31 am
Man, did you end up on the wrong forum! This place is dedicated to wet shaving with proper razors. All we're going to do here is to try to convince you to use a straight razor or a double edged safety razor and some decent shaving soap with a brush.

Apart from that small matter - welcome!
I got that this forum related to wet shaving after I've signed up #-o But I took a chance to ask this here, sorry for off-topic :roll:
CMur12 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:00 pm
Welcome, yak!

I've used electrics, on and off, for a long time. Among them are two Brauns. I currently have a Series 7 that I bought at Costco and it is an outstanding tool. It shaves close (I have it on its closest setting) and it causes no irritation to my very sensitive skin. Mine doesn't have the automatic cleaning system in the charging stand, which I have never been sold on, anyway. (You can remove the head assembly and wash it, if you like. I just blow mine out.) Considering that you already have a Braun that works well for you, I'm sure you would like this one, too.

I haven't sought a new foil/cutter assembly for my current Braun, but I had no problem finding foils and cutters for my first Braun.

If you're happy with your Braun, you're getting good results from a foil-type shaver. Norelco/Philips are rotary-type shavers and they represent a very different shaving experience. My experience with Norelco/Philips has been very poor. The rotary heads didn't shave my neck well, at all, and I got skin caught and bloodied between the floating pods.

- Murray
I feel for your experience with Norelco and Philips, I have the same experience with Panasonic. Unpleasant feeling... As for a shaver, is there a big difference between series 7 and series 9? I was choosing out of this list, and I found two types of series 9 Braun, one of them intended for both wet and dry shaving. Is it a good option? I mean using electrical shaver for wet-shaving? I didn't know about that before. Braun series 7 described well, but if I'm not mistaken it's cheaper then 9-th one only for $20. It'll be easier to find foil for the newest model, what do you think?
Yak, my only experience with a recent model Braun is with the Series 7. As I recall, there are different models within this series: Some include the cleaning/charging station (mine just charges with a cord) and some allow wetshaving. I have always suspected that the cleaning station was just a way to get a customer to pay more money on an ongoing basis (for cleaning solution) and I have no interest in wetshaving with an electric (Why bother?), so these are two features that have no appeal for me and I prefer having the simpler/less expensive model.

I have no personal experience with the Series 9. If it is newer, it might be worth the extra $20.00 for longer-term access to parts, as you suggested.

Good luck with your purchase!

- Murray
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