I recommend the video from The Art of Shaving (http://www.theartofshaving.com/taos/videos.php
click on the 4 elements of the perfect shave).
I have thick facial hair and I used to have a really hard time with electric razors all my life. The times I tried wetshaving it just didn't do it.
Then I started following the advice in this video with the hot water, pre-shave oil, and a good shaving creme and man, oh, man... what a difference! Now I have a baby-smooth face (for a few hours anyway--I'm like Homer Simpson).
I'll have to check out the YouTube videos and see how they compare (can't do that right now--I'm at work!)