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Foil vs. Rotary vs. Blade Razors



How would you advise someone trying to decide between foil and rotary style electric razors?

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by Saxguy
May 6, 2001 My Now 35 -year Love-Hate Relationship With Shaving
Wet electric shaving is less irritating than a blade and nearly as close. I've the foil units shave better, are easier to clean and less complicated than the rotary units.... read full review
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by beefchop
Aug 1, 2006 Pre-Prohibition Shaving
Go with the old-fashioned safety razor, a badger-hair brush, piping hot water and a glycerin soap cake or shaving cream made by select manufacturers.... read full review
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by Horswispr
May 28, 2000 A Cynic Uses the Mach III Razor
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by acdc711
May 1, 2000 Manly Yes, But I Like It Too!
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by snsh
Apr 24, 2003 Gillette Mach3 vs. Sensor
The Gillette Mach3 Turbo shaves better than the Sensor Excel. With cryogenic treatment, it becomes inexpensive.... read full review
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by spacepup
Jan 26, 2000 Engwall is on target - but I say don't trash that electric razor just yet...
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by mshawpyle
May 8, 2000 Foil? Ha! Hand Me My Epee!
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by engwall
Jan 26, 2000 Hello, Mach 3 - Goodbye, Braun!
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by pfolk
Jan 17, 2002 Foil != Blade
Both work: my face gets smooth. Foil is accurate but noisy and messier. But rotary takes longer and refuses to cut where I want. In the end, I chose foil.... read full review
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by mattjoe
Feb 14, 2000 I'm Bleeding here!
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by BARRY0619
Jan 12, 2000 MACH 3 Razor
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by lpmiller
May 19, 2000 I use Occum's Razor, myself.
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by mgreber
Feb 3, 2000 Sensory Perception
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by myheidel
Jun 1, 2000 Rotary pulled, foil soothed
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by Kaleb
Mar 13, 2000 How can it get any better than this?
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by JanaM
Jan 24, 2000 I'm a Mach3 Woman!!!!!
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by tmathe
Feb 8, 2000 And the winner is ROTARY
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by hotcandy
Jan 21, 2000 My man's beard scratches my thighs
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by Ember59
Mar 30, 2000 There is no one best shaver
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by oktoberfest
May 16, 2000 In my mind.....
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