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Electric razors... Rotary? Foil? Brands?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by binary visions, Sep 9, 2005.

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What brand/type do you use?

  1. Braun

    5 vote(s)
    23.8%
  2. Remington

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  3. Norelco

    14 vote(s)
    66.7%
  4. Foil

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  5. Rotary

    9 vote(s)
    42.9%
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  1. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    So, to you monkeys who use an electric razor... Who has experience through multiple brands and/or types?

    Right now I'm using a Remington rotary cordless razor, was about $40. I find that I get some irritation on my throat and around my Adam's apple, unless I'm really careful about prep.

    I've heard that foil razors typically cause less irritation, but are less inclined to deal well with longer hair. I'm not a wookie or anything, and I'd be much more inclined to shave when I otherwise wouldn't have to (weekends, vacation) if it was less inclined to irritate my skin, so that may work well, but I'd like other opinions.

    What works well for you?

    And yes, I know that electric razors don't shave as well as blades :eviltongu
     
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  2. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Electric razors don't shave as well as blades.
     
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  3. Andy_B

    Andy_B Monkey

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    I have this one . It works great, easy to clean, new blades every 6months. Charges quick. Its also the Razor that James Bond uses....

    I snagged it new from ebay for about $75.00
     
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  4. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    I heard lawn mowers work real well. Just be really really steady.
     
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  5. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I declare this poll a complete failure.
     
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    tonyhawk bikerag.com whore

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    I hate shaving.
     
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    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    I have a norelco. It works well. Cant cut as close as a Mach 3 but it does the job without shaving cream. It has that gu shizz that comes out of it too, you can get the lotion kind or the aftershave kind. I like the aftershave kind because you dont have to clean the blades nearly as much since its alcolol based.

    A good elec razor isnt cheap... I think mine went for about $80 when it was first introduced (bought it like 5 years ago), they last forever though.

    I had 2 cheapies before that and they sucked ass.
     
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    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Junk or trunk?
     
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  10. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Neither, I need a blade to get the desired smoothness on those areas...
     
  11. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Hey - things are looking up for this poll now.

    Amazing what a well timed bump will do.
     
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    Norelco rotary.
     
  13. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    i used a Remington and a Braun. both cut the hell out of my neck. beyond razorburn.
     
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    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    I run a Phillishave rotary w/ 3 heads. Think it's time for a new one...
    Get some irritation, but not bad if I'm careful.
     
  15. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I thought I'd bump this old post to maybe help any other monkeys out who are buying razors.

    I just received this for my birthday:
    http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-ES8...ef=pd_bbs_1/104-3278711-1987926?ie=UTF8&s=hpc

    It's awesome. I have very sensitive skin on my neck and most of the time shaving causes a lot of redness and irritation unless I prep very carefully, shaving immediately after I dry off after a shower. This causes no irritation at all, regardless of my prep.

    Never owned a foil shaver before, maybe they're all like this, but all I know is I like this one a lot. It's quick, a close shave (for an electric razor), and the cleaning base is very convenient. The shape is nice, too - very ergonomic to hold, instead of holding a brick like a Braun.
     
  16. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    God do I hate having to agree with -SS-...especially when the post is a year old.

    I stopped using an electric razor in college.
     
  17. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    i stopped using one about a month ago. i'm still not that hairy, but shaving with a razor is so much better because it is much smoother after i'm done.
     
  18. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Electric razors are for metrosexual, martini-drinking pansies.
     
  19. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    i wait until i have a beard then use hair trimmers to shave it off, leaving a nice layer of lumberjack-like stuble. i then repeat this process.

    shaving irritates my skin so try not to shave if i dont have to, but for stuff like interviews, etc. i have no choice.
     
  20. Konabumm

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    thanks for the bump - I have been looking at E-Razors - I'm going to check this one out al little more.

    Thanks BV
     
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    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    I use a brawn... I get an ever so slight amount of razor burn (and I don't prep at all)... it only bothers me when I sweat, and it isn't noticable.

    I will say that the base/charger/cleaner thing is rather fragile, but the actual shaver is great.
     
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    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    I hear if you shave your eyebrows they will grow back thicker.
    Bert says don't let this happen to you!
    Now you know.

     
  23. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Day late and a dollar short advice for some around here......
     
  25. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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