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    Electric Razors, Anyone Recommend One?

    Hey all,
    I wasn't sure where to post this, so mods feel free to move. Anyway I am sick of shaving with a standard razor so I thought I would give an electric one a go. Can anyone recommend one for me?

    I have found a few that look good in the argos sale:

    Braun Activator 8590
    Braun Syncro
    Philishave HQ5812

    If anyone can provide me with some feedback it would be very much appreciated,
    Thanks in advance,
    Leon

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    Thanks for the quick reply Kez, I'm not massively beardy either. Have you tried it yet? Is it as good as a standard shave?

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    I haven't tried it cordless yet - but it works fine in corded mode, certainly when compared with my old philishave, which had seen better days.

    Still... hang fire for some more feedback.
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    Nice one cheers Kez. Yep gonna wait for some more feedback. Just trying to work out whether it is worth paying a bit more will get me something that will last longer and peform better.

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    Do you really want to fork out that money for somthing that will 'shave' 20 seconds off your shaving time and not shave as good? I would choose the third one.
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    I tried using electrics for a while - started to get a hideous rash on my neck from the daily rubbing, wet shave only for me.

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    are they any good ? i used to have one but it pulled my hair instead of cutting it, also left a shaving rash

    so they need replacement razors ? and do they shave close ? or just leave stubble
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    I'm with Skii and the others on this, I had an electric one for last Christmas, and to be honest it was the most pointless present and to think i actually asked for it....

    I'm back with Mach3 Turbo blade now, just as quick (because shaving with electric doesn't account for those hairs that don't grow the right way)

    Tho i tend to grow a beard back pretty quickly so i guess its down to personal preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swafeman
    are they any good ? i used to have one but it pulled my hair instead of cutting it, also left a shaving rash

    so they need replacement razors ? and do they shave close ? or just leave stubble
    They will NEVER replace the razor + foam. Basically a series of rotating blades (that can never get close enough to your skin to shave as close as a proper razor) bludgeon the hairs into submission and leave a series of stumps behind.

    In all honesty I can wet shave just as fast nowadays , the better the razor (don't even bother with single blade disposables - almost as bad as dry shave) the faster the shave.

    3 blade razor, gel and hot water - its the only way to be sure

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    Definatly the last one with the circular head things as they work so much better than the other design imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kez
    I got the last one in that list for Xmas - it's good. Better than my old two head. However, I'm not overly furry so I don't need an uber-razor.
    what he said but I got it in June.

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    Razor and Gel/foam is the only way. Iv got a Wilkinson Sword Quattro which does the job better than any electric shaver i ever tried.

    If you have to go for an electric then maybe consiuder a scherna. Have a look in the argos book.

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    I hate shaving and luckily I don't get too much growth.

    I had a remington leccy shaver and it was ok, but pretty useless really.

    The wife bought me a Philishave for Xmas, one of the three headed jobbies.... and it rocks!!!

    I can't be arsed lathering up for a shave, so the leccy is the way forward for me.

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