Braun Series 5 5040 Men's Electric Foil Shaver Wet and Dry Rechargeable and Cordless Razor at Amazon for £59.99
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Braun Series 5 5040 Men's Electric Foil Shaver Wet and Dry Rechargeable and Cordless Razor at Amazon for £59.99

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Found 21st Jul 2017
Series 5 electric shavers are equipped with a distinctive combination of power and precision for uncompromising performance without sacrificing on skin comfort. While the contemporary FlexMotionTec delivers significantly more skin contact in problem areas for efficient shaving with less skin pressure, the PowerDrive of this electric razor supplies 20 per cent more motor power than before, for high speed cut
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i love mine
Any good on heads ?
Is this much different from the 3040?
Geezer08

Any good on heads ?


wld like to know also
abhijitdash1231 h, 19 m ago

Is this much different from the 3040?



I misses a lot less hairs... still misses some though I guess that would happen even on a series 9
Gone for this. Cheers very much for the spot OP
Just in case your wondering why are all electric shavers supplied with a 2pin plug?
Due to EU regulations all manufacturers must ensure that electric shavers are only supplied with a shaver cord which has a 2pin plug. This is a safety feature. It has been implemented to ensure that we do not plug our shavers directly into the 240V UK mains socket while shaving- causing possible risk of electrocution when water is involved.
wadz

Just in case your wondering why are all electric shavers supplied with a … Just in case your wondering why are all electric shavers supplied with a 2pin plug?Due to EU regulations all manufacturers must ensure that electric shavers are only supplied with a shaver cord which has a 2pin plug. This is a safety feature. It has been implemented to ensure that we do not plug our shavers directly into the 240V UK mains socket while shaving- causing possible risk of electrocution when water is involved.



Hardly a great feature when a 50p adapter circumvents it? Besides, a kettle is by definition associated with water and that has a standard plug?
I grabbed a 3010BT on prime day and kinda wish I hadn't. Its useless in the wet and just leaves my chin covered in hair. In the dry its a bit better. It seems yucky to return such an item but I really dont get on with it. Maybe it's faulty. Maybe it's my beard. Who knows.
I had mine for years now... I always have to finish off with a razor blade anyway as this won't give you 100% clean shave. So as long as you understand that then you should be fine
I think most foil shavers need a finish with a razor (or a shrug of the shoulders & saying "good enough" before heading to work).

I've had several Phillips aquatouch and it's the same story. Nothing beats a razor!
This is my first foil shaver and I really wasnt expecting it to be this crap. Sure I've got the model beneath this but I've got to give it a day or so then dry shave to see if it still misses stuff on my neck.

Today I couldn't stay half shaven so had to grab the DE razor and finish off but it's really not ideal.

I might just go full beard and say stuff it.
Barst

I think most foil shavers need a finish with a razor (or a shrug of the … I think most foil shavers need a finish with a razor (or a shrug of the shoulders & saying "good enough" before heading to work). I've had several Phillips aquatouch and it's the same story. Nothing beats a razor!


You are wrong.
I switched from Gillette Fusion to Panasonic foil shaver (similar style to Braun but arguably better) and never looked back.
It gives me as close as wet razor shave in just 3-4 minutes.
I save alot of money not buying razors and most importantly save lots of time and it's much easier and more convenient than the hassle of wet shaving.
Philips rotary style is not as good as foil style though.
I can't comment on this model but Braun series 7 is as good as wet razor shave.
I recommend Panasonic RF31 which should be around £50.
It was my first electric switching from Gillette Proglide and it shaved as close.
Bear in mind It takes 1 week to 10 days for the skin to adjust to new shaving method,
Barst

I think most foil shavers need a finish with a razor (or a shrug of the … I think most foil shavers need a finish with a razor (or a shrug of the shoulders & saying "good enough" before heading to work). I've had two Phillips aquatouch and it's the same story. Nothing beats a razor!



I have very thick hair and I cannot return to a manual razors - they shred my skin. I have used 2 aqua touch Philips Shavers since changing from manual razors- the current one is the Philips 941 with 3 concentric cutting rings (no longer being produced) - I wouldn't go without it. Its perfect for me, but everyone is different.
Tequila

You are wrong.I switched from Gillette Fusion to Panasonic foil shaver … You are wrong.I switched from Gillette Fusion to Panasonic foil shaver (similar style to Braun but arguably better) and never looked back.It gives me as close as wet razor shave in just 3-4 minutes.I save alot of money not buying razors and most importantly save lots of time and it's much easier and more convenient than the hassle of wet shaving.Philips rotary style is not as good as foil style though.



Thanks Tequila - it's always nice to be told that I'm wrong Obviously this was based on my experience and I'm a ginger fair-haired middle-aged man who's waiting for his hair to turn grey (but the $%%£&$ stuff stays ginger).

What I was trying to say was that my foil shavers never go as close as a clean, sharp razor. It's fine for work but if I'm going to a wedding (especially my own), the better half always requests I spend the time using Gillette Mach 85 (or whatever number they're on now).

What I don't know (and I've always been suspicious of) is whether spending £200 on a foil shaver is that much better than the £50-70 I have spent on Phillips in the past. It's such a personal experience that going on Amazon reviews isn't really going to cut it (!)
Barst

What I don't know (and I've always been suspicious of) is whether … What I don't know (and I've always been suspicious of) is whether spending £200 on a foil shaver is that much better than the £50-70 I have spent on Phillips in the past. It's such a personal experience that going on Amazon reviews isn't really going to cut it (!)


The sweet spot price for foil shavers is between £70-£100.
Anything more is overspending imo.

The best models like Braun Series 7,Panasonic LV65 can be bought for around £100 usually they are on sale for this price range.
The Panasonic RF31 is also excellent which is between £50-£70.

a good specialist seller for shavers is shavers.co.uk they often have sales and better prices than amazon.

They recently had the Panasonic LV65 for £80 which was a steal,the LV65 was exactly like LV95 the flagship top of the range model without the cleaning/charging dock thing.

Panasonic foil shavers are very good.on par and most of the time better than Braun.
Edited by: "Dante4KR" 21st Jul 2017
Chris-C19 h, 26 m ago

I grabbed a 3010BT on prime day and kinda wish I hadn't. Its useless in …I grabbed a 3010BT on prime day and kinda wish I hadn't. Its useless in the wet and just leaves my chin covered in hair. In the dry its a bit better. It seems yucky to return such an item but I really dont get on with it. Maybe it's faulty. Maybe it's my beard. Who knows.


You can return it within 30 days. The only reason I buy most of my stuff from Amazon is their no hassle returns policy. The money is back in your account the day the item is picked up.
Edited by: "hcc27" 22nd Jul 2017
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