I bought a Remington brand triple-rotor electric shaver once. It practically skinned me. Ten years prior, I bought a Braun dual foil electric shaver, but damaged the foils by leaving it in my car console. Twenty bucks after the Remington, I had new Braun foils.
Lesson learned? Never risk your face for cheap shit.
@msayler Never had a problem with Norelcos. The basic models work just as good.
The top of their line models are on sale at Sam’s/Costco every now and then if you need the “I have to shave in the shower” features. They also have groomer heads with the top end models if you don’t like unitaskers.
@mike808@ponagathos@PooltoyWolf I’ve had a Wahl for years, many years, no idea how long… Over 5? I use it a couple times a week. It holds it’s charge for weeks. The one it replaced lasted for years, I’ll guess over 10, before I replaced it.
I’m still using mine (beard trimming), charge it every couple of months . Bought another (duplicate with a different name on it) from Amazon when I dropped the Trym and broke the only guard I really use. Now I just change out the guard from one to the other when it needs charging. Charge up the dead one, put it up and use the other for a few months until it slows down, then charge that one… rinse and repeat. NiCad batteries don’t seem to fare well if you keep them on a constant charge.
@mike808@ponagathos@PooltoyWolf@Telanis I dunno how hard those are to take apart, but they probably just have a NiCad rechargable battery in them that has died. I revived an old trimmer for cheap by replacing that battery with one I found on Amazon($15 for a 2 pack, I think). If one of Y’all has one that doesn’t work, there’s not much harm in “exploratory surgery”.
@mattig88@mike808@Num1Zero@omegamonkey Try the Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer for Women ES2113PC (yes, for women).
I have picked it up for 10 bucks (on sale) direct from their website. It uses 1 AAA battery (downside). It appears relatively weak but surprisingly does the job without any nicking. Make sure the batteries you use are charged, weak batteries can cause a rare nicking.
I actually need a good trimmer…the one I’ve been using was cheap to begin with and really isn’t holding a charge anymore. This one says it has a replaceable blade…is it a proprietary one, or can I find them easily? I’m gonna try this one out and see how well it does.