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I have 2 of these series 7 razors (also owned a series 5) but there is literally NOWHERE (including this site) to buy a replacement foil that needs replacing every 18 months!! Wouldn't bother buying any Braun razor if they can not guarantee replacements will be available for a reasonable time. Shame I was going to buy a series 9 but moving to another brand now. Braun way of built in obsolesence I guess.
No, I do not recommend this product.
Have used Braun shavers for at least 25 years. Got a series 7 about two years ago, and out of the box it was the best razor I've ever used. Approximately a year later I bought my first replacement cutter/foil set. Drastically lower quality. The foil hole design changed, reducing the cutting efficiency and comfort. The replacement sets also only last about 9 months. The replacement sets are not cheap, and now it seems like they are impossible to find locally. Sadly, it seems like I will need to research and try another brand.
I have had my Braum Razor for several years and I have really liked it. But now, when I buy new Cutters and Foils, they will only last a few weeks before they start pulling and I have to go over my face several times before I can get a good shave. I really like this razor, but, if I can't get better service out of the cutters, then I am going to have to go to another brand.
I've owned my Braun 6520 Flex Integral razor for about 8 years, and liked it more than any other razor I ever used. I've replaced the cutter and foil 4 times during its life and gotten a great and comfortable shave every time. I just got the new Braun Series 3 31S replacement and from the first use it pulled my skin, didn't shave closely and was downright uncomfortable to use.
I see from the other comments here that I am not alone. I will try to use my old foil and cutter for a few more months and if the design of the new foils hasn't been changed back, I will be looking for a new brand of razor.
The original foil appeared to have non uniform holes at differing angles. The holes on the new ones are uniform and do not lift hairs as well.
The shave is much worse now, takes longer and is not as comfortable.
like others have mentioned, the new design is painful to use. I have given up shaving my neck with the shaving head and use the trimmer instead. I liked this shaver, dont make me purchase a replacement from your competitors.
I have had my 790 series razor for several years now. I have replaced the shaver head twice. I never had any problems with the original or first replacement head. However, the latest one I purchased has a tendency to pull almost every time I shave. This is not a pleasant experience. I love the close shave, but am not a fan of the discomfort/pain when it pulls a hair. I shave on a daily basis so this is not a case of going too long between shaves. I have read where Braun has changed the shape of the openings in the foil head and others experience the same problem with the new foil. This has happened right from the start of using the new foil, so it is not a case of it being worn out. While I like the close shave I am considering going back to my Norelco because of the pulling. I would be interested in hearing Braun's response.
Yes, I recommend this product !
I've used Braun shavers my entire adult life (20 years). They have always worked great. When my last braun shaver, after years of faithful service, finally gave up the ghost I upgraded to the series 7.
The Series 7 did a great job for a couple of years but then the design on the replacement foil head changed. Before the foils had lots of irregularly shaped holes. The new design has uniform circular holes.
I'm not sure if it is the shape of the holes, some other change that also happened with other components to the razor head, or a combination but now my series 7 feels like sandpaper on my skin and it literally takes the better part of an hour of running it over my face to get anywhere near the shave that the old design gave in just a couple of minutes.
I managed to find an older razor head still for sale on e-bay and swapped the old and new designs back and forth to compare and it is definitely the new head design that is killing the series 7's performance.
Unfortunately after using it for 2 years that last old style replacement head is pretty worn and it looks like I'll have to finally leave Braun to find something that actually works.
Hi, James. I am sorry the Series 7 shaver isn't giving you the close and smooth shave. I do understand that this can be very frustrating. I do appreciate your commitment to Braun over the past twenty years and for sharing your feedback. As you are aware, when you try a new razor for the first time, it can take your skin a little bit of time to get used to the new shaver. I hope with this knowledge, you will continue to us Braun for your shaving needs.
I'm a 20+ year, loyal Braun shaver. In May I gifted a Series 7 to my recently graduated son as he began his career. He reported horrible shave experience...pulls, requires several passes and still not picking up hairs, etc. Of course I responded with, "give it time for your face to get used to it." Four months later he still hated it. So I gifted him a new block/foil (70s). When he reported no improvement, I gifted him a Norelco...to which his response was, "wow! Wish you had given me this the first time. Dad, you should try this one." Well, I may finally do that. When he visited in November he brought his "old" Braun shaver and both blocks home for me. I tried both blocks in his razor and mine and, sadly, my results were horrible. Worst shave I've had in 20 years. As a rule, I have always bought replacement blocks in pairs. So I pulled out my "new" block and had the same horrible shave. So all in, three "new" blocks...two replacements and one with a new razor. All with horrible results. So very sad. Looks like all good things come to an end. I guess it's hello Norelco for me.
I own 4 Braun Series 7 razors. One for my home, one in our motor home, one in my car and one I acquired when my Father died last year. Until recently I considered it the best razor I have ever owned. However something has happened at Braun and it is not good. The razors are fine but the foil/cutter heads are now junk. What a disappointment as I had intended to purchase the new Series 9, however I have changed my mind because of the poor quality of the foil/cutter for my Series 7. I have a tough beard and replace the foil/cutter on my home razor every 4 months, however now I can't even find one to purchase. I have tried all my usual sources to no avail, including the official Braun web site. Looks like Braun has lost another loyal customer.