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    Salonistas; #1 Son emailed me from college asking for an electric shaver, his claim being that it's too time-consuming to razor himself in the morning...or any time of day, for that matter. I'm a blade guy who has never used an electric shaver. Any recommendations on a decent one? He doesn't need a gazillion-dollar appliance, but something several notches up from a torture device would be sufficient. Is something like a Norelco okay? What about those wet/dry shavers? Benefits/detriments of the various blade configs would be really good info. Thanks in advance for any guidance.

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    Many years ago I used to use a classic corded Remington that did the job well until one day the screen wore a hole through and off came a chunk of my face. So replace the foils every so often. My father still uses the rotating Norelco style, but we both take 3 weeks to grow a beard if you can even call it that.
     

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    No help from me either. 50 some odd years ago my high school English teacher called me a 'callow-bearded youth'. I still am. Callow-bearded.
     

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    Answer #1 from someone who never had a child in college - Teach him to plan for personal time in the mornings. He deserves to know that it is important to have the basic male mes en place for grooming and self care. It is not about getting the job done as quickly as possible yo. Hope that does not sound harsh. This seems like a good opportunity to teach him something that will last a lifetime.
    Answer #2 See answer #1

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    Default Re: Electric razor recommendations sought....

    If not this:
    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Answer #1 from someone who never had a child in college - Teach him to plan for personal time in the mornings. He deserves to know that it is important to have the basic male mes en place for grooming and self care. It is not about getting the job done as quickly as possible yo. Hope that does not sound harsh. This seems like a good opportunity to teach him something that will last a lifetime.
    Answer #2 See answer #1
    Then get him the rechargeable, self cleaning Braun. They even work on my wiry, blade eating, not shaved daily, face. Expensive but worth it. They last and do a great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhoff View Post
    Then get him the rechargeable, self cleaning Braun. They even work on my wiry, blade eating, not shaved daily, face. Expensive but worth it. They last and do a great job.
    This is the only electric shaver that ever worked for me. It's a good product...for an electric shaver. That said, I always end up back with a razor.
     

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    I have used Brauns for going on 20 years and they work for me. The foils have gotten better and do not collapse as fast as they once did.

    Just have him make frequent inspections and it's not a bad idea to have a replacement in reserve.

    Also don't depend on the cordless versions they do not operate at the same speed as the cord units. And the last thing you need is losing
    a charge and not have the cord as back up when you need it.
     

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    Thank You, Gentlemen.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhoff View Post
    If not this:

    Then get him the rechargeable, self cleaning Braun. They even work on my wiry, blade eating, not shaved daily, face. Expensive but worth it. They last and do a great job.
    ^^^^ this

    I use a blade and brush, but when travelling I usually haul this thing along with me.

    The only one I ever owned that actually works.
     

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    Electrics suck.

    You can do a better job in less time with a good blade and good shave cream. Just takes practice.
     

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    /thread revival

    I need a recommendation as my almost 15 year old Braun series 5 is dying.

    Please don't bother telling me to use a razor and cream because even as I reach the mid-century mark, I rarely have to shave my baby face (with lack of facial hair) more than every other day.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    /thread revival

    I need a recommendation as my almost 15 year old Braun series 5 is dying.

    Please don't bother telling me to use a razor and cream because even as I reach the mid-century mark, I rarely have to shave my baby face (with lack of facial hair) more than every other day.
    Get a Braun. That is what I use for travel. They are quite decent.

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    Electric razors are slower in my experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    Electric razors are slower in my experience.
    Not when you have so little facial hair that you can get away with only shaving every other day for work and often can get away for a few days without shaving on vacation (or when there is a pandemic) before anybody notices that you have visible stubble. In my case, electric shavers actually take less time and cause less ingrown hairs.

    Most adult men have stubble by 5pm, I get it after 5 days.

    I am simply not a hairy person. Most people assume I shave my legs because I am a cyclist. Then, when I tell them I don't shave my legs they are amazed that I simply have no leg hair.
     

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    I am going to be real glad when radiation is over and my neck can have a razor near it because I really don't like electric. I bought a pretty decent Braun but I must be using it wrong because it leaves random whiskers behind and big patches on my jaw line.
     

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    I’m surprised no one mentioned Panasonic.

    I have used one for years with good results and bought one for each of my sons when it was time.
     

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