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Electric Shaving

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:28 pm
by Jim Sofonia
Well engineers have to shave too. The last three shavers I've had are poor. Noreleco used to manufacture these in Europe somewhere. But now they are made in China like everything else and are poor after a few months. Replacement blades If you can find them are almost the same price as a new crummy shaver. Anything good out there?
Maybe I should stick my face in a TX cavity and radiate all the hairs to stop growing.

Re: Electric Shaving

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:41 pm
by Dale H. Cook
WTCM wrote:Anything good out there?
I use a mug, brush, and razor, and have no problems with quality.

Re: Electric Shaving

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:46 pm
by dbuckley
Braun.

The models with the cleaning stations are particularly nice.

Re: Electric Shaving

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:39 pm
by Shane
2nd on Braun.

Re: Electric Shaving

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:50 am
by KPJL FM
If I don't shave, people leave me alone after a couple of days. Then I can get some work done. :twisted:

Re: Electric Shaving

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:23 am
by Jim Sofonia
KPJL FM wrote:If I don't shave, people leave me alone after a couple of days. Then I can get some work done. :twisted:

Sounds like a good idea :)

I think I will give Braun a try.

Re: Electric Shaving

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:47 pm
by kcbooboo
It pays to shop around too. I was a BJ's Club yesterday and saw a Braun shaver. I think the price on the shelf was only $199. And you thought Norelco was expensive! Well, perhaps Norelco replacement parts are expensive; I have no idea how often Braun wants you to fork over money. "Das ist good German engineering, das ist!"

A bigger problem is finding a shaver that doesn't have batteries. The outlet in my bathroom switches on and off with the light fixture so I can't charge it there, and it just doesn't seem to really belong anywhere else. Usually you can find the cheapest model somewhere but then as was pointed out, new heads cost more than the entire shaver.

I did manage to buy a Wahl trimmer at BJ's for $20. It is rechargeable (a single 1.2V NiMH battery) but since I only need it about once a month I can live with that. I was reading the instructions on how to dispose of the battery after 3-5 years: "cut off the rubber grip, pry the case open, unplug the battery, dispose of it properly, throw the rest of the trimmer away." At first I thought they were kidding, but since opening it is a destructive process, that's really what they want you to do. I suppose at $20 it's just not worth trying to buy another battery, and you get brand new sharp blades as well.

Nothing like good old American planned obsolescence and Chinese quality.

Bob M.

Re: Electric Shaving

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:27 pm
by ChuckG
Dale H. Cook wrote: I use a mug, brush, and razor, and have no problems with quality.
I do the same, only with shave gel instead of the mug and brush. In addition to my face I shave my head (beat mother nature to the punch) :lol: an electric didn't do a close enough job.
Harrys.com Cheap, decent quality, never have to remember to stock up.

Re: Electric Shaving

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:55 am
by Dale H. Cook
ChuckG wrote:I do the same, only with shave gel instead of the mug and brush.
I use the gel when travelling overnight.