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Any of You Fools Use Electric Razors?

I am REALLY getting tired of blades and might break down and but an electric - I have it narrowed and was wondering if any of you fucks have used these or other good ones that I am missing

1. Philips Norelco arcitec 1050 Men's Shaver
2. Braun 8995 360 Complete Men's Shaver
3. Braun Pulsonic System 9595 with LCD Screen

I am leaning towards #3 but it is kinda expensive - #1 is just cool looking though
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I've tried a handful over the years with the Pulsonic being the last one I've tried. I have somewhat sparse facial hair but the hairs themselves are quite thick and not one I've tried has cut it. I still look unshaven 2 hours afterwards. You can buy a lot of Mach III Fusion blades for the cost of a Pulsonic, that's always been what has worked for me.

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norelco for the win. I've been shaving my head for over 14 years with them and have owned about 5 in that time. I'll never go back to razors. It takes a full month to get used to it. The others are just overpriced in my book.
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. You can buy a lot of Mach III Fusion blades for the cost of a Pulsonic, that's always been what has worked for me.
Yeah I use the one that hss (4) blades now but the whole, wash face, apply cream, shave, clean sink think just gets to me - I am LAZY

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are they nad-safe?

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are they nad-safe?
- That made me chuckle

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These are important questions you should be asking!

I personally am very particual about what touches my luggage

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Gillette's 5 blade razor keeps my foo man chu all nice and trim. That's right I said it, 5 blades!

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These are important questions you should be asking!

I personally am very particual about what touches my luggage
I pay for my manscaping - 78 yr old Japanese Woman - AWESOME

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Eddie,

Just shave in the shower. No messy sink, no washcloths, nada. Get a fog-free mirror and your good!

Thats how Maynard rolls

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electric razors have never given me the close cut that a razor has. you could say i hate electrics. especially cause its pretty painful and irritating cause it always feels like the spinning blades are pulling my hair in and plucking it straight out.

mach3 and/or fusion 5 does the job and does it well with a nice can of barbasol

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I use some cheaper Norelco electric shaver during the week as I am too lazy to do the whole regular razor shaving. On Sundays, I use the normal razor as the electric doesn't give the best shave.

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I've got the Braun 8585 Activator and one of the old Phillips Norelco Advantage. Both work well enough, though nowhere as close as a Mach 3. The Braun is cool because it cleans itself, and the Phillips is cool because it dispenses shave gel and I can use it in the shower. Of the two, the Phillips gets a bit closer andis more comfortable to use.
The next one I get, if any, will be the Arcitec.
I kinda like the idea of going old school with a nice straight blade. I've read that it will blow away modern safety razors or electrics when done right.

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And I should add that using the Braun typically takes just as much time as using a blade because I have to go over everything 2-3 times. Lately, I've just been using the trimmer attachment and going stubbly.

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I personally am very particual about what touches my luggage
Your luggage is made out of nads?!

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I've found the rotating heads to be much more effective than the recipricating heads for shaving. It just doesn't seem that the back and forth does much cutting.

and +1 on the Phillips Bodygroom, I picked it up a couple months ago when it was first mentioned on here, keeps the ladies coming.
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA - Great site - Funny Shit

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Is that an actual Philips thing or a spoof????

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Is that an actual Philips thing or a spoof????
oh it's real, just great marketing by Philips. I don't know about the 2nd Puberty thing, but the Bodygroom one is outstanding.
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yah, its for real. I have the bodygroom as well, and the website doesn't lie.
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I have the Braun you have in your photos up there. It does a good job for me and I love the cleaning device. You have to buy the cleaning liquid about once-a-month. I use it along with a regular blade razor. Every-other-day I swap out...

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I don't have much facial hair but I use an electric. The sparse hair I do have on my face grows sideways and all different directions and I thought the rotational heads would work best but for me they don't. I've been using a POS Panasonic travel shaver that's served me well for 10 years. The blades are dull and it takes forever to shave but I have to use it because I have sensitive skin and the razor burns my skin up. It's the opposite way for others. I still use the razor once a week on the weekends when I have time but for me it's much quicker to buzz the stubble off with an electric in the mornings before work. Cleaning the bastards every now and then suck so I've been thinking for a long time of buying the self cleaning Braun. They're just so damn expensive!
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Whatever type you choose, the rotational or reciprocating(or whatever) type you should stick with for 30 days or so to let your skin adjust. I used to like the wireless ones, but eventually they lose their battery power. I now use the wired ones.

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I have the Braun and I love the self cleaning ability. You do infact have to go over thing a couple of times to make sure you are clean. But the self cleaning and cordless is well worth it. I hate shaving with a blade, way too much rash and potential injury.

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Just got back from Walgreens and this fugger is charging now - Not the latest and greatest of the Braun Lineup but for quick spot shaving on the fly, I really did not want to drop big $$$

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Just got back from Walgreens and this fugger is charging now - Not the latest and greatest of the Braun Lineup but for quick spot shaving on the fly, I really did not want to drop big $$$

BRAUN MENS RAZOR CONTOUR SYSTEM 5790
I've never been a fan of that style. Unless the stubble is really, really short already...they seem like they don't cut, but pull like hell. I use one of the rotary norelcos. I would use a regular razor, but being eyetalian, I can ruin a razor just by looking at it funny.
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but being eyetalian, I can ruin a razor just by looking at it funny.
HAHAHAHA - I hear ya on the "From The Boot Hair" as I am 50% myself

I read up on this system before buying it though

Contour Series features the unique Braun Contour-Hugging Head that automatically adjusts to every contour of your face for a close and comfortable shave without any effort. The shaver has been designed with a perfect grip for better handling while shaving.

The automatic Clean&Renew system cleans the shaver head in alcohol for optimal hygiene and less skin irritation. The system keeps it feeling like a new shaver every day.

Contour Series shaver comes with SmartFoil, a unique foil pattern that captures hairs growing from different directions, as well as a 3-Stage Cutting System that progressively shaves long hairs and stubble for a closer shave in fewer strokes.

And

Contour-Hugging Head

Shaver head automatically adjusts with every facial contour for maximum closeness and comfort.
SmartFoil captures

Unique foil pattern captures hairs growing from different directions for a closer shave in fewer stokes.

3-Stage Cutting

Features twin foils and an integrated cutter that shaves long hairs and stubble progressively closer.
Clean & Renew™ System

At the touch of a button, automatically cleans, lubricates, dries and charges the shaver.

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