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Help re: Electric Shavers

romafan

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I find myself in the unenviable position of needing to shave with an electric razor for the next few months. Beard is medium heavy; hair slightly curly. Any recommendations or must-avoids?
 

fashionnoob

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braun pulsonic is the best if you're going that route. it's about as good as it gets for an electric.
 

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i recommend a mid priced braun (around $75). the more expensive models won't shave you any closer and often have the same cutting block. some of the panasonics have good reviews but i don't have experience with them. stay away from the rotary shavers a la norelco. and forza inter!
 

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Braun and Panasonic are good choices. Avoid the rotary shavers- take too long to shave with them and they are a real pain around the sideburns.
 

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I recently got a panasonic that I've been pretty happy with. Much closer than any norelco.
 

fortune

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yeah don't get a rotary is all i can say. i made the stupid mistake of dropping decent money on a rotary that i NEVER use because it's horrendous and takes way too long.
 

romafan

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Thanks all. I got a cheap Braun - we'll see how it goes.....
 

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Philips/Norelco Aritec is very good.

The older models (81xx) and below are pretty bad, I have one. It does a passable job but produces some irritation.
 

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There's a new type of shaver from Hitachi I've been thinking of picking up. The outside looks like a Braun-like foil design, but the blade inside is actually like a cylinder that spins around, with the blades on a slight diagonal, it looks similar to an old-fashioned lawnmower. The idea is that the blades cut at an angle like chopping lettuce or how a guillotine works.
 

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