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Old 02-11-2009, 09:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Another alternative is an ulta old-timey straight razor.

Must take a little work to figure how to sharpen those things right, but they sure look cool.
The other name for those things is "cut throat" with good reason.

A mate of mine had a wind up razor which he used on bushwalking and camping trips.
Wind the handle and shave just like an electric razor.
No idea where he got it or any other details but it seemed to work OK.
Personally I use a blade and gel in a can day to day and shave when I get back after camping.

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Old 02-12-2009, 01:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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A mate of mine had a wind up razor which he used on bushwalking and camping trips.
Wind the handle and shave just like an electric razor.
No idea where he got it or any other details but it seemed to work OK.
You just remimded me that a granduncle of mine also had one of those. It was Sowiet production, called Sputnik I never had the chance to try it, b/c he died before I had anything to shave
I don't see why today's electric whirly razors couldn't come in a manual wind up version. They'd have at least one customer.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I just had a quick look at Google for "Wind up shaver" and they are still about.
No personal experience but they seem like a viable option.
You can also buy wind up remote TV controls.

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I have a Panasonic Wet/Dry that I've been using for 10 years.
I haven't replaced the blades yet, but probably should start looking for some soon.
Very easy to clean - it works underwater!
Here's the new model:
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Just wondering, how close a shave do you guys seem to get from an electric shaver (my fiance insinists that I have it smooth)? I've been using a manual blade with the disposable heads for years but only just realised how expensive it really is. I think it's time to invest in an electric, probably a cheapo one. Any suggestions?
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Just wondering, how close a shave do you guys seem to get from an electric shaver (my fiance insinists that I have it smooth)?
My electric doesn't get my face as smooth as a disposable does, but after half a day what starts to grow isn't as rough. A few hours after shaving with the manual my face is not only rough, it's sharp! I guess the electric rounds the tips of the hairs it shaves.
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:52 AM   #17 (permalink)
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well, I've heard, that you waste more water and other resources shaving with foam and razor, than shaving with electric razor. Just keep that in mind, if you're thinking about ecoshaving
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I think it's time to invest in an electric, probably a cheapo one. Any suggestions?
Given this is something you ate going to use on a daily basis buy the best you can afford.

Braun and Phillips both make excellent electrics.

Personally I have not used an electric for about twenty years and on those rare occasions I do now it still feels like a job half done to me.

Each to their own.

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I only shave every three weeks or so. I'm in college, so it's ok. I guess. Need to get a good razor blade, because the electrics I have suck.
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I've had good luck with a Braun FreeControl 1000. Been using it for a few years now. Can't find them anymore.

It gets me nice and smooth. But has a few problems with the neck. I'm not sandpaper at the end of the day. It takes a few days to get to that point usually.

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