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Old 25th August 2017, 17:04   #166
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Hope you ordered the one shown on Amazon since the other doesn't look right. I bought it from the US for $5 and prefer it to the more expensive LAB Series oil that I had before.
Yeah. Bought this one only but from another seller on Amazon.
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One final question - so far I clean the Philips shaver (it has three circular whirring heads) in running water after removing the blade section in toto as one piece. Am I supposed to dismantle the three circular blade sections to clean it or is warm fast running water good enough on the combined piece okay. Once I dismantled it and it took my quite some effort to refix it with the right alignments. Thanks in advance for you advice.
Glad to have helped. For daily cleaning, just washing it in toto under the tap is good enough. It is advisable to dismantle it and clean every part separately by removing the 3 blades and their covers about once or twice a month.
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I too clean with running hot water and seems to be OK for me. Also, I use a shaving gel, so oil accumulation doesn't seem to be a problem. BTW, try the shaving gel I think you'll love it.
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Glad to have helped. For daily cleaning, just washing it in toto under the tap is good enough. It is advisable to dismantle it and clean every part separately by removing the 3 blades and their covers about once or twice a month.
Thank you gentlemen for taking the trouble to answer my questions.....Narayan meets Norelco....and he lived happily ever after with his beautiful whirring electric shaver
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I have just ordered a Philips/Norelco S9311. I had to order at amazon.com since amazon.in did not have any 9xxx shavers. I have ordered it with spare cutters for $332.47 (incl import duty deposit).
Finally the cutters gave up the ghost and it was barely cutting. So I replaced the heads with the spares I had bought at the same time. Performance back to original. I must say I am surprised at getting less than one year from the cutters. Normally, I get about two years. Now I will have to check for more spare heads.
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Finally the cutters gave up the ghost and it was barely cutting. So I replaced the heads with the spares I had bought at the same time. Normally, I get about two years. Now I will have to check for more spare heads.
where should I be buying my next set of cutters from? - amazon? Following in your footsteps I have moved to 'only dry shave'
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where should I be buying my next set of cutters from? - amazon? Following in your footsteps I have moved to 'only dry shave'
I bought my set along with the shaver from amazon.com. Now just the cutters may not be a good option. I have at least six months to look around.
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I was using Philips trimmer for close to two years but it suddenly stopped working this Tuesday. This time I wanted to try Braun as I had used that brand when in US and was satisfied. So after some search went and bought this one :

Which electric shaver/razor do you recommend?-d6d349bfad694ec79cb72dafd98ab852.jpg

I received it today and yet to open it. Will try it out in a couple of days and check how it works.
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I have the below shaver from Philips-
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I don't remember exactly when I bought it. May be in 2013 as seen in above (3rd) image.
I used it for some days when it was new. Then it went in somewhere unnoticed as the Shave was not smooth and started using Normal Regular Razors.

Then in Aug 2017, I found it in cupboard and decided to use to do my part of saving 1. Water, 2. Razors Waste, 3. Shaving Cream Tubes.

But I have a problem- The Shave is not smooth (complete) unless I shave against grain. Is there any way to get smooth shave with the Electric Shaver I have above without going against grain? Can I continue to shave against grain without damaging my skin?
I did not use to shave against the grain with Regular Razors even though I was not getting complete shave with these (regular Razors).


Also could some one please identify the model of above shaver as I don't remember what model it is? This would help me in sourcing the blades.

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I had bought the Philips Shaver for Rs.650/-.

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But I have a problem- The Shave is not smooth (complete) unless I shave against grain. Is there any way to get smooth shave with the Electric Shaver I have above without going against grain? Can I continue to shave against grain without damaging my skin?
Dry shaving is hard on the skin and more so if the beard is dense and hard (like in my case). I sometimes apply a little bit of powder (Johnson's baby talc) on the face and then the whirring goes off very smoothly. You can also try shaving gels and creams but that may detract you from your mission to get away from them! The powder acts as a dry lubricant and works like a charm.

Sorry I can't help with your other question on identifying the model. Prof. @sgiitk is the most knowledgeable amongst us on this.
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The Shave is not smooth (complete) unless I shave against grain. Is there any way to get smooth shave with the Electric Shaver I have above without going against grain? Can I continue to shave against grain without damaging my skin?


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I had bought the Philips Shaver for Rs.650/-.

Not sure what you mean by going against the grain. Since it is a rotary blade, won't shaving in any direction have the same effect?


How long have you been shaving with this? It takes close to a month for your skin to get adjusted electric system. And during this period, you should use electric exclusively and not switch to regular shaving. There are electric shaving oils available which help a bit.


But at the end of the you get what you pay for. What you have got is a travel shaver which can do a quick cleanup job, not a proper shave. My suggestion is to spend at least 5 times the price and get a decent full sized shaver.
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Dry shaving is hard on the skin and more so if the beard is dense and hard (like in my case). I sometimes apply a little bit of powder (Johnson's baby talc) on the face and then the whirring goes off very smoothly. You can also try shaving gels and creams but that may detract you from your mission to get away from them! The powder acts as a dry lubricant and works like a charm.
Prof. @sgiitk is the most knowledgeable amongst us on this.
I have never used wet shaving. Remember I have been with electrics since 1974-75. I have not hd any hardening of skin or whiskers. Modern Philips/Norelco are good, but the floating head design means that the cutter gets clogged and may need to be cleaned half way through. One think though I found the cutters needed to be replaced after less than a year, while the older ones gave me three years plus. With age whiskers tend to soften (I am 66 plus now).

I keep a Braun for quickies.
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Well! Now am looking out for a simple electric shaver/trimmer and came across this model on Amazon.

Please pour in your suggestions/recommendations!

https://www.amazon.com/Philips-Norel...eywords=QT4000
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@JMaruru; It is primarily a trimmer; I find the basic trimmer function can be easily done using the shaver itself. Well I do not have a beard of mustache, so am not the best qualified. I may add that my latest Philips/Norelco (series 9) has an add on trimmer as part of the system.
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Looking for a trimmer/shaver. I usually zero trim once in a week or ten days. Budget is around Rs. 2000 to 3000. Please suggest a possible good one around that budget.

Thanks in advance.

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I've been dry-shaving with the Remington Titanium R-950 for about 10-years now! Pretty much the time I started shaving on a regular basis.

Haven't had the need to replace the blade yet. Although the battery has given up, the shaver is still going strong. I can't remember where exactly I bought it, but most likely it was either at a walmart or sam's club.

For dry shaving it certainly helps to be a bit more frequent to avoid extra strain on the skin while shaving.

As a backup, I did get a norelco (which is still locked up somewhere in the boxes), and is yet to earn the right to serve its current master!

As part of the maintenance of the shaver, apart from regular cleaning - sometimes with the just the brush - I think one of the primary causes of death in most things that contain any motor like part is HEAT. So, if the facial hair is light, one can do it in one go. However, if it is a bit on the heavy side, it might be better to go at it with some gaps/rest given to let things cool down.
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