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    Buying an electric shaver!?

    Hello.
    I am looking for a good electric shaver. In the old days I used a Philips dry shaver, which I actually liked. I know that there is the eternal "dispute" between Braun and Philips
    Maybe someone can recommend 1 or 2 good models. Price may also be a bit more expensive, the main thing is that the shave is thorough.

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    Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4

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    I realize that we may never hear from the OP again, but I would like to second Stereodude's recommendation. I've owned many Philips, Braun and now Panasonic shavers.

    The Philips are good for longer hair but cannot easily produce as close a shave as foil shavers. You end up rubbing your skin raw. They're also terrible to clean.

    I may be comparing apples to oranges in terms of models, but I thought my Braun shavers were easier to use - I found it took a while to become efficient with a Panasonic. That's the only advantage I can think of, otherwise the Panasonic kills it. The biggest feature for me is Panasonic's linear motor. It works great when it's fully charged, and it works just as well when there's 20% charge left - unlike my Braun shavers.

    I have found that a typical 3-head foil layout is the minimum. The middle head usually has a more open comb to grab longer hairs. I can't see the point in a bulky 5-head model and I think the Arc 4 is obsolete, so I would suggest 3-head models. Don't forget you need to replace the comb and cutter assemblies every year or two, so simpler generally equals less cost.

    You don't need a cleaning station with a Panasonic. They really are waterproof, and very well made.

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    I have to give it to you...you put in the effort to try and get your spammy links in. Too bad all three of your accounts blew your load too early.

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    I ended up buying this shaver:

    https://shop.panasonic.com/personal-...ES-RT51-S.html

    Very good shave, easy to clean, uses parts that have been around a long time.

    Waterproof as well.

    Did find out something interesting about plastic bodied shavers. They warp, and parts that fit one don't fit another.
    Sometimes, it's just better to buy a new product.
    tried to replace the battery and some other parts from another shaver into mine, and it didn't work.
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    Also have this one:
    https://groomandstyle.com/art-of-sha...uch-3d-review/

    Works well, cuts close, but not as close as Feathers and a double edge.

    http://store.mensroombarbershop.com/...saAoDCEALw_wcB

    https://www.amazon.com/Merkur-Long-H...00374F5CY?th=1

    However, it's much safer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Santilli View Post
    Also have this one:
    https://groomandstyle.com/art-of-sha...uch-3d-review/

    Works well, cuts close, but not as close as Feathers and a double edge.

    http://store.mensroombarbershop.com/...saAoDCEALw_wcB

    https://www.amazon.com/Merkur-Long-H...00374F5CY?th=1

    However, it's much safer.
    Which is best on the nads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Which is best on the nads?
    I think you meant to send him a PM with that question.

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    Why?
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    Probably because having someone recommend to you which shaver is best for your fleshy-fun bridge is not typically a public conversation. If you want to know which shaver is best for your ballsack you might need to google for it.

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    Happy Thanksgiving, or Turkey Day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Which is best on the nads?
    None....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Which is best on the nads?
    Tweezers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newtun View Post
    Tweezers.
    No love for Nair or waxing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handruin View Post
    Probably because having someone recommend to you which shaver is best for your fleshy-fun bridge is not typically a public conversation. If you want to know which shaver is best for your ballsack you might need to google for it.
    I see your point. It's just that everyone puts so many details in the product reviews nowadays I did not think it was too personal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    I see your point. It's just that everyone puts so many details in the product reviews nowadays I did not think it was too personal.
    Time to recalibrate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Which is best on the nads?
    https://www.amazon.com/BEST-Straight.../dp/B06XY2GY7G
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    tried one of these:
    https://www.classicshaving.com/colle...blade-razor-ss

    Couldn't replace the blades, cut myself a bunch, and gave up quick on it.
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