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Electric Shavers
Do any of you guys use them?

 2:14 pm on Dec 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Just curious, do any of you chaps use an electric shaver on a regular basis?

I used one about 10 years ago (a remington) and got fed up with it rather quickly because it was uncomfortable to use. The fast moving cutting blades made the protective foil hot and this caused an unpleasant sensation on the face, causing irritation.

Have shavers progressed since then? are they really a viable alternative to wet shaving?

Be glad to get your opinions.




 12:52 am on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Mach3 forever ;)


 12:54 am on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

the old discussion blade shavers = tough guys - electric shavers = sissies wright or wrong? isn't really breathtaking imo. i use both systems according to the specific situation.

what about the shower? anyone uses warm water (esp. only)? then you are a "warmduscher" as we say in .de :)


 3:51 am on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

5 pages of replies... and still no mention of


My step father used one back in the days when MEN used the cut-throat and wussies used safety razors.

My first ever attempt at removing teenage fluff involved "borrowing" the cut-throat, soap, shaving mug..... and blood, lots of it.

I ending up looking like a left-over from Halloween 3.


 5:02 am on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

a Wilkinson double edged blade in a decades old "twist-and-drop-in-the-blade" razor handed down to me by my grandfather

Ahh yes... I learned to shave with one of those. I still have a scar on my left shin to show for it. ;) But, those plastic safety razors can't do half the job that old twist model did, once you get the hang of it. (And the skin on the face heals a lot better than the shins... so you guys get off easy that way)

Craziest method I ever tried: Couldn't find the twist handle, so I shaved both legs with a double edged blade by itself. :) If you pinch the two short ends together just so, it curves the blade just perfectly to shave one's legs in half the time...


 5:11 am on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Speaking of the old straight razor, I found my grandfathers recently and was tempted to put it to skin, ..... then I thought to myself life is worth living and I put it away.

The drop and twist system sounds tempting, .....

So, I'll repeat the question:



[edit: spelling, again :(]

jeremy goodrich

 5:59 am on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Shane - I'll share, it takes less than a minute - and I have to shave down to my adams' apple, and a bit below.

That includes wetting the face with water, wetting the razor, and shaving.

No need to all that 'foam' or 'gel', which I have bought, have tried, but can't bring myself to spend the extra minute on prep, and minute on clean up. :)


 6:04 am on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks Jeremy, Man I waste alot of time!


 6:45 am on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

> How long does it take you to shave?

I've never thought to time it. And it's such a relaxing activity I just go into a sort of trance dragging the braun up and down, listening to the weed whacker do its thing. Seems there's always a millimeter left on most of the whiskers no matter how often I go over it and how many contortions I make; puffing out the cheek, stretching the chin. Sometimes it takes all morning. Off and on. Working at the terminal I'll often discover one I missed and... wzzzzzz. Back at it. Takes some discipline to put it away finally.

But alas. The rotten thing just snapped at the foil head the other day and I'll be buying a new one for Christmas. Actually I've been sending out feelers to friends and family. The beard's growing and they're curious. Hehe. We'll see who's worth Toadhall's affection. First one to cough up one of those Panasonic es8003's wins.

Or, it's adventure time. Strap on the 45s, pull on the snake skin Tony Lamas, take the bull whip off the wall, and go buy a Mach 3.



 1:38 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Razor Guard does kept the blade from becoming dull and makes it last

Is this one of those little pyramid things that magically keeps your blades sharp forever? :) The engineer in me wonders how something can keep a blade sharp longer when blades usually lose their edge due to mechanical abrasion during use... And does this stuff affect the little lube strip on the blade holder?


 1:41 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Anybody tried those shaving oils you can get they are suppose to reduce the irritation to the skin from the Electric Shaver.

They smell a bit though…

I am quite tempted to get the one you can use in the shower and dispenses some sort of gel I saw it on the TV a couple of days ago I think its from Phillips.



 2:30 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've been using a Norelco electric for years. Blades invariably leave nicks on my face no matter how careful I shave. With the Norelco, I can go at it until my face feels almost perfectly smooth and almost never get a nick or irritation.

I tried a Remington once. It just wasn't the same.

I recenly replaced my 4 year old Norelco with a new model... less than $50 and rechargeable. And even though it is far from the top model, the improvement in blades alone make a big difference. A very close shave, no irritation... and I don't even use a lotion (thought I have found applying baby oil to my face in the shower does make for a more comfortable shave).

And another improvement... past rechargable models could not be used with a cord. The cord was for recharging only, so if the batteries died before I finished, I had to whip out the dreaded non-powered blade.

My new Norelco can be used with the cord or without. I may never use a standard blade again. :)


 4:06 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

thought I have found applying baby oil to my face in the shower does make for a more comfortable shave... My new Norelco can be used with the cord or without.

If you are performing this act in the shower, I vote for without the cord. ;)


 4:28 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Use a high end Braun and you will never use a razor again. Get the one with the self cleaner (I wish more things in life came with a self cleaner).


 5:16 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

triple blade and still a tough shave. Hairy guy here.


 5:42 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

.. [ahajokes.com]


 5:46 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

From the link above it was the braun as an electric that won the day.

May venture into it some day. Though today is a no shave day, as i feel out of my bed a little late, and rushed into work completely dishevelled.

I'm a Mach 3 man, though bic's come in hand if the M3 has turned into a cut throat, and i can't acquire one from the corner shop.


 5:57 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Razor Guard works by keeping the blade from deteriorating from water sitting on the blade after use. They sell it based on the blade being stronger than a hair so the deterioration can not be from use. No little pyramid here!

On dull electrics, you can buy new blades for them!



 8:41 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

> The rotten thing just snapped at the foil head (the Braun that is)


Just got out the masking tape and put it back together. The rash from the foam 'n bare blade was getting too much and the family was avoiding me, blotched, hairy and muttering.

Only regret is I couldn't use duct tape. All out.

Anyway, half shaved and happy.



 8:58 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Braun. Definitely Braun. ;)


 10:22 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've got a Panasonic ES7016 since summer. It's pretty cool, because you can use it for a dry shave or use foam and have a wet shave. It doesn't shave quite as close as the Mach 3 I used to use, but is much gentler on my skin. So if you've got sensitive skin, that might be a choice.


 8:27 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

That sounds good as I have sensitive skin.

Which is better?

A. Foil shaver

B. Head (e.g. 2/3 head shaver)*

*I have this one.


 8:56 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Clippers to keep the beard neat and whatever cheap disposable is on hand for shaping.

No gel, cream, or water with the blade. So long as I'm fresh out of the shower my skin is razor burn free. (even shaving against the grain)

<Dashes off to negotiate a Mach 3 affiliate program and make his second million off WebmasterWorld members alone>


 9:42 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Women like to watch men shave. It's very seXy, especially in the morning.


 10:59 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Women like to watch men shave. It's very seXy, especially in the morning.

I'm gonna pass this information on to my wife. Silly her. She doesn't know what she's been missing for the past eight years. :)



 11:08 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Man, I've been dating the wrong women all these years. The only thing I heard was, I didn't know you could splash water that far from the sink.

I use a blade too. Those electrics just rub me raw in no time. The only thing different I do, is shave in the shower most of the time. Good hand soap works better than that sissy cream stuff any day ;-)


 11:13 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Good hand soap works better than that sissy cream stuff any day

I used to use a sissy gel. One day I ran out. I borrowed my wife's gel. I liked its smell. I discovered that women's gel cost the same as men's gel. I now smell like passion fruit after I shave. Have I gone beyond sissy?



 12:43 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>Have I gone beyond sissy?

Nah, your safe, as long you dont use watermellon after shave over that.


 12:48 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Okay, now that the shaving implement preferences have been covered, how many of you wear a beard or a mustache or both?

I simply refuse to shave everyday. After getting out of the service I made it a point not to. Now I keep a mustache and a beard and make it a point to keep them trimmed up. Haven't seen my chin in years. :)


 12:59 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

lol 88 posts about shaving.....an we think woman babble on about there 'problems'.

anyway I wont have a word said against a Mach3 Gillette with Gel :)

anyone use bic orange disposable?!


 1:05 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>anyone use bic orange disposable?!

Yep. Once. Ouch. Blood. Cursing.


 1:11 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

I usually shave everyday (electric) except Saturday.

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