Braun razors fall into the category of not testing their
products. This is typical of "German Engineering".
a Braun razor. The battery needs to be recharged after every
I think the battery lasts long enough. The problem is that it
takes three or four times as long to shave my face as it did with the
Remington or the Norelco. It takes longer because the Braun
misses hairs and if you permit it to miss the same hairs multiple days,
you will have hairs that it will not cut and you have sort of a sparse
beard growing where you think you shaved. The Braun is a
"nibbler". It nibbles the hairs a bit at a time until it is
short to cut further. The nibbled bits become a powder inside
the shaver head.
Do not get me wrong. Your hair is not so short: --
portion that the razor cut is this short. The powder is not
problem. The probleem is that the short hair ends are sent as shrapnel flying into
other portions of your face. When they hit your eyes, it
hurts. Wear safety glasses if you own a Braun. The
problem, of course, is the hairs that you missed yesterday.
will miss them again since they are too long for the nibble holes to
I bought the Braun because my Norelco needed new
heads and I
needed a shave and could not locate the correct head
The Braun was a very bad mistake. Yes, I know. When
"German Engineering" on the reasons to buy section, I tell you to
run. I should follow my own advice. Since I have
spare time, I could afford the time it takes to shave with the
Braun. This does not make it less frustrating when I feel my
and find hairs that it missed and will never cut again. Using
trimmer over my entire face removes these hairs but scrapes my face
so that I have little red stripes all over. After the trimmer
finished, then I can restart my shaving from the start. -- if the
battery lass long enough.
When the head blades cut a chunk out of the metal screen and the metal screen cut a matching chunk out of my face, I tossed the Braun and bought a new Norelco.