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#1 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

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Posted October 01, 2013 - 09:30 AM

  After yrs of trying various models of Remington and Norelco shavers I bit the bullet and bought a midgrade Braun. Used it this AM and am amazed at how close it shaves. They recommend changing the head after 18 mos. so we'll see how that pans out.

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Posted October 01, 2013 - 10:49 AM

I can't use an electric. I get ingrown hairs if they are not shaved real close. I found the electrics would burn my face because I was always trying to get a really close shave with them. Maybe the new ones are beter in that respect.


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Posted October 01, 2013 - 10:56 AM

I had a Remington.  The screens kept wearing out.  I currently use a Norelco.  I like it fine.  If it goes, I'll consider the Braun.



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Posted October 01, 2013 - 12:16 PM

I can't use an electric. I get ingrown hairs if they are not shaved real close. I found the electrics would burn my face because I was always trying to get a really close shave with them. Maybe the new ones are beter in that respect.

 

Same with me! 

 

I shave every evening with a good old disposible razor.  If I don't shave every evening I end up with ingrown hairs all over.  The electric razors give me ingrown hairs over night.


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Posted October 01, 2013 - 12:31 PM

Guess I'm a shave by feel in the shower sort of guy. Usually comes out so close that I can get away with every other day. White beard on pale skin doesn't show up much.  :smilewink:



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Posted October 01, 2013 - 12:40 PM

I can't use an electric. I get ingrown hairs if they are not shaved real close. I found the electrics would burn my face because I was always trying to get a really close shave with them. Maybe the new ones are beter in that respect.

 

JD., I'm the same way. I would love to be able to shave with an electric razor, but I have to stick with my Gillett Ultra that I've had for years.


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Posted October 01, 2013 - 02:48 PM

JD., I'm the same way. I would love to be able to shave with an electric razor, but I have to stick with my Gillett Ultra that I've had for years.

Brian, what bugs me is the ever increasing number of blades and expense. The Fusion with 5 blades!! I've tried a free one that came in the mail and it did shave very nice but too expensive in my books. I reluctantly went to the 3 blade version after I couldn't get blade refills for the old 2 blade one. Maybe I'll have to go back to a straight razor and a strop......No! that's a bad idea!  


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Posted October 01, 2013 - 02:52 PM

Brian, what bugs me is the ever increasing number of blades and expense. The Fusion with 5 blades!! I've tried a free one that came in the mail and it did shave very nice but too expensive in my books. I reluctantly went to the 3 blade version after I couldn't get blade refills for the old 2 blade one. Maybe I'll have to go back to a straight razor and a strop......No! that's a bad idea!  

 

I know what you mean, These things get more blades, but don't shave any better then the one I had 30 years ago with only one blade. I think my ultra has 3 blades and seems to do the best job of what out there.



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Posted October 01, 2013 - 03:44 PM

I'm more of a straight razor kind if guy. I bet it's been 15 years since I bought a razor.

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Posted October 01, 2013 - 04:16 PM

I use Bic disposable 2 blade razors.  I can get 2 to 3 shaves per, and get a good close shave.  Tried electric, but end up with a fuzzy face from the skin burn.  I DO NOT want a straight razor anywhere near me! 



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Posted October 01, 2013 - 05:23 PM

I just wish I could still get injector razor blades.


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Posted October 01, 2013 - 05:50 PM

Fortunately, I don't have a razor problem. I do have a Wahl hair clipper to trim my mustache. It works really well.


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Posted October 01, 2013 - 09:51 PM

I use my dad's double edge razor from the 50's or 60's. Best shave I've ever had when combined with the Feather Hi Stainless blades from...you guessed to, Japan.
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Posted October 01, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Once a week whether it needs it or not. Straight razor.


Mike, glad to hear ya found one that works for ya.

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Posted October 02, 2013 - 05:43 AM

I also have several de razors. Feather blades are awesome.

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