Electric head shaver

I shave my head using either a 3 bladed disposable or Norelco triple head electric razor.
Unfortunately, using the Norelco on my head decreases blade life to only two months.
Are there any good electric razors for head shaving with reasonably priced blades?
My budget is around $100.
Thanks, Andy
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On 1/4/2019 9:25 PM, Andy wrote:

I'd get a real razor over the disposable if you go the wet route.
I just keep a little fuzz around the sides and use a Wahl beard trimmer with the shortest guide. Not sure how well it would work to make it smooth though.
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On 1/4/19 8:25 PM, Andy wrote:

I checked Consumer Reports list of Recommended Razors. PanasonicArc4 Multi-Flex ES-LA63-s is rated 4th with a score of 77 and $150. The top rated BraunSeries 7 Shaver System 760cc-4 has an 80 score and is $240. Readers weren't happy with the lack of reviews of stuff under $100. Have you checked Amazon's product reviews?
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On 1/4/2019 9:25 PM, Andy wrote:

Be careful as you shop. Just as with electric toothbrushes, many electric razor manufacturers sell multiple models, but the main difference is usually in the bells and whistles, not in the most important component (brush head and shaver head, respectively). Norelco has quite a few models of shaver head and most of them are used on multiple models. You might spend a lot more for a fancier razor that uses the same head assembly as a more economical model.
Two months is an incredibly short life for a set of rotary head blades. Do you use a pre-electric such as Williams Lectric Shave? The pre-electrics not only lubricate the blade head - skin interface to minimize razor burn, they lubricate the cutting edge of the blades to provide a smoother shave with less blade wear. One bottle is much cheaper than a replacement set of blades and lasts longer than 2 months.
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On 1/5/2019 10:00 AM, Peter wrote:

Looking at thread, I've never replaced a Norelco head in three I used over 20 years. Still have 2 of them and tossed one when battery expired. My beard is moderate and I only shave my face. I have not used a blade since I started blood thinner 20 years ago. Maybe I am putting up with a little stubble and heads only need replacement if you want a super smooth shave.
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On Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 9:14:36 AM UTC-6, Frank wrote:

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I think my beard and head hair dulls blades quickly.
I tried sharpening them using a method I saw on YouTube.
Andy
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On 1/5/2019 11:27 AM, Andy wrote:

I just copied down my head number and may try a new head to see how it works as it has been maybe 3 years. With current razor which is apparently water proof as you can shave in the shower if you want, I just shake the stubble out, rinse it off when open, then close it and dip running razor in shallow water to clean it out.
Older models, I would remove individual blade and receptacle, brush off and replace same blade in same receptacle. I figured mixing blades and receptacles up might be mismatch as wear was different.
I would think that shaving both head and beard would be maybe 3X the surface area of just beard so head life may only be 1/3.
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On 1/5/19 10:14 AM, Frank wrote:

I've been on an anti-coagulant a good while too and at the doc's recommendation, switched to an electric shaver- a mid-level Norelco. I was never really happy with the shave I got from it though and switched back to a blade and foam.
I can't remember the last time I nicked myself because I use a two-razor system, starting with a super-sharp disposable and a foam can that I shake the snot out of for at least 30 seconds before I dispense any. Stays nice and thick that way for that shave as well as for the entire can
I use a new razor on my lip and chin and press very lightly. As an old timey real barber in a downtown barber shop that had been there since the Great Depression told me, the secret of a real close shave is to lather up a second time and shave again. Which I do.
After five or six shaves, that razor starts to pull a little and it gets demoted to the razor i use on my cheeks and neck. Same double-up shaving there too. The razor lasts for at least a dozen more cheek/neck shaves so I have a back inventory of used lip/chin razors waiting to into cheek/neck service.
I place a tiny rubber band around the handle of the lip/chin razor so I don't mix them up. I remove the rubber band when it gets demoted.
Your face may have different sensitive/hard to shave zones so you'd need to adjust where you use the new razor in the rotation.
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On 1/5/2019 12:56 PM, Wade Garrett wrote:

I'm sure I could use a blade but I am just as happy with an electric. My beard is not heavy and mostly gray so I have no 5 o'clock shadow. In the long run cost is about the same as I don't need to buy razors or shaving cream. Probably only takes a minute to shave with the electric.
When first hospitalized with my clotting problem, I had a roommate on antibiotics who cut his face shaving and got infected. He was using an old double edged razor that had broken when he put it in the razor and not noticing it he was deeply cut. When he got infected he was allergic to penicillin and spent 3 days in the hospital on special antibiotic drip.
I don't even let a barber use a razor.
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In alt.home.repair, on Sat, 5 Jan 2019 12:56:02 -0500, Wade Garrett

Don't these razors ever challenge their demotions in court?
I can send you the name of a good attorney who handles cases like this.

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On Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 9:00:22 AM UTC-6, Peter wrote:

I tried Afta pre electric shave, but could not tolerate the strong alcohol smell.
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On Sat, 5 Jan 2019 10:00:17 -0500, Peter

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On 1/4/2019 9:25 PM, Andy wrote:

I'm not confident of any electric razors that can stand up to shaving a head. I used mine a few times but it simply took too long and I had to continuously go over same areas.
I buy a package of disposables from Costco and use one blade per month shaving my head four times a week in the shower. Thus, that's roughly 12 head shaves a month.
I forgot the exact quantity of razors but I think 26 for roughly $23 which gets me just over two years. IMO, that's the best deal I'm gonna find.
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