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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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Yes, variable due to beard type and method. One review even stated that and received a standard reply that still pointed out these possible variables. Bottom line - the razor heads need to have a shorter lasting time stated and your replacement heads need to be better. Each person here realizes that the 18 months can be a variable, but the difference should not be that great. With all of that in mind, your price should go down or the product get better. I purchased the top one for my husband and he doesn't shave everyday, due to age, and it's been about 12 months and I am on this site to purchase new cutters. I was going to buy one for my son as well, now that's a maybe. The replacement heads are expensive, especially if they aren't going to last at least a year. My husband likes a very close shave and has always used razors, but, is decently surprised at how well this razor does the first 11 months.
Yes, I recommend this product !
The original blades that came with my shaver lasted 15 months. I considered this to be excellent. Even though Braun claims the blades will last 18 months I knew this would not be true for most users so I was very happy that mine lasted 15 months. The first set of replacement blades I bought only lasted around 7 months. The second set were noticeably not sharp out of the package and last about six weeks. Thinking that maybe I just got a bad replacement blade I order a third set. While the third set is sharper than the second set, it is not as sharp as the original blade. It does not shave anywhere near as close as the original blade. There are also instances when I can feel the blade pulling at the hairs. I have not changed the way I shave and I clean the razor after each shave using the cleaning station. The quality of the replacement blades are unacceptable.
No, I do not recommend this product.
We'd hope for a clean and comfortable shave every time, Jim, so we're sorry to hear you're not getting the same shave as you did in the beginning with us. We do want to let you know that a shaver foil & cutter should typically last about 18 months, however, this depends on your shaving method, beard type and how well and often you clean your shaver. To ensure the longevity of your device, we recommend cleaning it regularly along with oiling it with light machine oil from time to time. Also, using light pressure when shaving along with always holding it at a 90 degree angle will give you the best results as well. If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, we're here to help! Simply, give us a call at (800) 272-8611.
This is an excellent razor with an impressive usable life span but the initial cost as well as the cost of replacing the cutting head and the cost of the cleaning cartridges cannot be justified.
This should be not 18 months for replacing the head, rather it should be a year-and-a-half....on Mercury! I consider this false advertising as the original did not last one year and the replacement went just over one earth year. Considering how much I paid for this Series 9 and that the replacement head doesn't last 18 months, I think I was simply bamboozled.
We can certainly understand your frustration and we're here to help you get the most out of your foil and cutterblock. We do want to share with you 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 your device. To get the best performance and the most uses out of it, we suggest cleaning your shaver and oiling it with light machine oil regularly. If you'd like to share anything else with us, we can always be reached at (800) 272-8611. We're always here to help!