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Electric shaver advice

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by msmith, Aug 30, 2012.

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  1. msmith

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    Need advice on a good electric shaver. I completely tore a distal bicep tendon and will be having surgery to repair it so I will need to purchase a good electric shaver as I will not be able to use my arm for 6 weeks. Growing a beard is out. Thanks, mike
     
  2. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    Philips Norelco with out a doubt.
     
  3. Bill Roberts

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    But which one? Norelco makes a ton of models.
     
  4. GrubbyJack

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    Norelco, but look and see where it was made, China or Holland !!!

    the ones I have seen made in Holland cost more, but to me, worth the price.. Grubby
     
  5. Catpower

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    Nolelco here too

    Man don't get a Braun, had one lasted two years and the battery crapped out, and you can't replace the battery, and it was pretty pricey too, my wife bought it for me for Christmas
     
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    I have the Norelco model AT830. You can use the shaver in the shower and or rinse the blade heads under the tap in the sink. I've only done it a few times as I clean mine with the brush provided with the shaver.

    In the last 25 - 30 years I've only had to replace the shaver twice.
     
  7. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    msmith:

    Sorry to hear about your injury. I don't know diddly squat about electric shavers so understand what follows is a sincere if naive question.

    Why would an electric shaver be easier to use with an injured wing than a regular razor?

    sissy
     
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    Braun not cheap just the best! Jeff
     
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    Have had a Braun made in Germany for a ittle over five years and so far so good. It is a model 5790. I'm sure the Norelco shavers are great also. Very happy with the Braun. John
     
  11. Hardcsh

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    Braun, Series 7 is rated the best by Consumer Report.
    I have the Series 3-370 cc. that I purchased at Wally World and love it.
     
  12. Rick Barker

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    I am on my second Braun for almost 10 years and it is just as good now as it was when I bought it.

    The first one lasted over 10 years before I tossed it, because they quit making replacement heads for it.

    Before that I have tried both Remington and Norelco and they never lasted more than a year.

    Neither the Remington or the Norelco gave me as good as a shave as the Braun.
     
  13. Shoot-at-em

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    Buy something cheap if you're only planning on using it while your arm recovers.
     
  14. grntitan

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    What Sissy said.


    I have had 4 shoulder surgeries and a complete replacement. I use an old fashioned brush and mug with a modern 4 blade razor. I have yet to need anything else because one arm was down for repair. To each his own though and good luck with your arm troubles. I wish you a speedy recovery.
     
  15. Redbone311

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    Norelco three head. I had one for 20 years that I finally retired. Got a new one, a bit cheaper made but works well. The other type heads/blade can pull and tear out hairs instead of cutting them. A bit painfull. And a better closer shave w/ the 3 head as well.
     
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    Norelco #7410 Around 39.95 and Water proof. Charge it then use it. Lasts about a week for me.JMO Joe joe90t
     
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    Being right handed I do not use my left hand with blade razor. I can however use my electric w/left to do entire face. I have a Philips/Norelco 7340XL that does a pretty good job. Jake
     
  18. mark54

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    Over the years,I have used nearly every name brand shaver. Currently, I have a Braun Series 5 550cc-4. By far the best of the bunch.

    Mark54 in Lititz
     
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    Braun that takes AA's. Shaves as good as the rechargables but less than $50 and runs on batteries. Tried them all and this one wins!!!
     
  20. Pull Bang

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    I have the Norelco PT730, great shaver, I use it every say.

    I also have a Norelco 781OXL that was my only shaver, I purchased the PT730 so I had a shaver in each bath room. Each of these shavers are very good. The 781OXL will cost a little more.


    Check the PT730 out at the URL above.


    Frank
     
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