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Braun recommends changing your shaver’s foil & cutter block every 18 months to maintain your shaver’s maximum performance. For a perfect shave every day.
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I have a series 5 that did an amazing job for the first 18 months. When I replaced the cassette which included the foil and cutter head in one cartridge it lasted only six months. I am hesitant to buy another cartridge because of the difference in quality between original and replacement. Is there a way to buy the original cassette?
No, I do not recommend this product.
Paul, we'd hope for nothing but the highest quality from us with every single purchase so we're very sorry to hear about this. We do want to let you know that a Braun shaver foil and cutter should last up to 18 months, depending on your shaving method, beard type and how well and often you clean it. To get the most uses, always hold your shaver at a 90 degree angle and regularly clean and oil it with light machine oil. If you have a thicker beard, you may be shaving longer each day which can reduce the lifetime of the foil. If you'd like to share more with us, we're always here to help. Simply give us a call at (800) 272-8611.
I have a Braun series 5. I purchased the replacement head which states that it is for a Braun series 5, but it is not compatible. The blade insert is not the same attachment and the foil head is too small to fit.I’ve only owned the razor for 2 years. Has the model changed so much that the replacements no longer fit my razor?
We're sorry for the confusion! Our 52S Combipack is compatible with our 50xx models. For example, our 5090CC, 5070CC, 5050CC, 5040S, 5030S shavers will require this foil and cutterblock.
I have had 3 foils in a year and a half. I use the cleaning station after every shave once a day and still get a tear or hole in the foil. I always change the foil and cutter block together. Braun has replaced one foil at no charge. I agree with other reviews of foil redesign since the original that came on my series 5. When I had series 3 I would replace foil every couple years.I might try the new series 7 but hope for a better foil.
We always want you to receive the highest quality from us so we're sorry to hear about your recent Braun experiences and we'd like to help. We do want to share with you that a foil and cutter should last up to 18 months, depending on your shaving method, beard type and how well and often you clean it. To prevent this from happening in the future, be sure to use light pressure when shaving. Pressing too hard can shorten the lifetime and cause damage to the foil. If you have a thicker beard, you may be shaving longer each day which can reduce the lifetime of the foil. Always hold the shaver at a 90 degree angle along with cleaning and oiling it regularly. If you'd like to share more with us, please give us a call at (800) 272-8611. We're always here to help!
At 1/3 the cost of the shaver, each of these replacement foil and cutter-block kits is a poor value given it's construction. The replacements do not fit as well in the shaver head as the original component, and their performance is still only marginally better than the worn-out original. The longevity of the replacements is also 12 months at best rather than the prescribed 18 months.
Each time I buy a replacement foil and cutter the foil wears out faster with each new set. I used to get 18 month+ out of a set and now I only get barely 6 months, I use spray oil regularly. I noticed the foil design has changed since I first bought this shaver and it's the newer design that does not last.