Sunday, December 24, 2017

Panasonic Arc 5 Electric Razor

So for years I have hated electric shavers, none ever worked well for me.  I get rather thick facial hair, and a razor really made my face raw, my solution for years was to shave like once a week or less. I would use hair trimmers with a 000 setting, unless I needed something close.  Then I would use a razor after that.  I was reading reviews and came across the Panasonic Arc 5 reviews, and while expensive I figured it was worth a try as Panasonic offers a satisfaction which I was hoping I would not need to jump thru a bunch of hoops if it sucked.

The first time I used it had about a weeks worth of beard, and wow it took it all off. It did take a while in the section I did, so I decided to use the trimmer on it to remove most, and go over it.  It is a Wet / Dry so you can use it either way, typically I use it dry but sometime I will use some shaving cream, or shave butter with it, and it works great.  This is by far the best shaver I have ever used.  Gets it nice and close, and takes less then 2 minutes a day.  The charge lasts for quite a while, and has a built in power meter.  It even has a cleaning mode to move the head when rinsing.  I did not get the one with the cleaning stand, as I don't really have room to leave that out all the time.  What I do is clean it with rubbing alcohol every once in a while.   I have been using it since August (about 5 months) and I really love it.

I would recommend trying it if you hate electric shavers and stay away because they always sucked.  It is available online at quite a bit lower then I paid for it when I got it (its dropped about $50 so the current price I would not say is as expensive as it was at the time, and near what I would expect to pay for a quality razor.

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Dave