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General Chat Thread, Calling All Hairy Geeks - Recommend Me An Electric Shaver in General; I have to say what I find most shocking is that photo was taken 2 years ago ? And it's ...
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    I have to say what I find most shocking is that photo was taken 2 years ago ? And it's still on the forum....

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    Here's me after a shave. I think I scrub up quite well:


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    aww you're cute tech_guy!

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    I am only 19 in chimp years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I am only 19 in chimp years.
    Have a banana:


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    Wet shave all the time, much better I find. I've just bought some blades in Tesco on buy one get one free got 2 boxes fairly cheap. I find with wet shave I can get away shaving every couple of days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Sorry, I'm allergic to fruit. I come out in a nasty rash:


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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Agreed on wet shave being best, but cost of blades is getting stupid.
    It gets cheaper if you use a DE safety razor, such as the Merkur ones, which are highly-rated. Depending on where you look, you can get 100 blades for less than £20. The downside, of course, is that that kind of razor isn't to everyone's tastes.

    I have a Philips one (HQ6970) and it did the job all right, but I could never get used to an electric one, really. Well-build and comfortable, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Sorry, I'm allergic to fruit. I come out in a nasty rash:

    http://www.poison-ivy.org/rash/sourc...all-rashes.jpg
    Ewwww - some of those are just waiting for a pin arn't they ?

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    Well I have stopped doing a full wet shave and now just use a razor to tidy my fuzz up. Generally I use an i-Trim Stubble to trim my beard to the desired length and then tidy up with the razor.

    I found that electric shavers gave me a sort of shaving rash that would last for about two days, which irritated the life out of me. A razor was better and I'd recommend it but having to buy blades is a PITA and far too frequent for my liking, plus I'm more attractive to some of the lasses in the town on a night out with a bit stubble/trimmed beard.

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    Best time to buy an electric seems to be christmas and fathers day.

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    I've never found any electric shaver to do that good a job - certainly not to the results shown in commercials.

    I use an old Gilette Sensor Excel and buy the blades from Ebay. A pack of 20 costs just over a tenner. Supermarkets charge about £7 for 5.

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    On the rare occasions that I shave, I usually do a wet shave. Since it's not often, and disposable blades have got so expensive I ended up buying a cut-throat razor and would never consider going back to disposables. It's almost like meditation - but don't try shaving with one while you've got any sort of shakes.

    Three or four good cut throats will last you years, no replacements needed, so long as you take care of them and rotate them on a daily basis to let them recover properly.

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    I'd end up with a cut throat alright.

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    I've never actually cut myself with mine, so long as you take it slowly and methodically, going with the grain and keeping the blade sharp, and at the right angle, it's as safe as any normal disposable.

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