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Frequently asked questions about electric shavers


Which brand of electric shaver should I buy?

How much does it cost to maintain my shaver?

Is my electric razor worth repairing?

What's the difference between cordless & cord/cordless?

How long will it take to repair my shaver?

How much does it cost to repair my electric shaver?

Can I change the rechargeable batteries myself?

Why does my shaver foil wear out so quickly?

How often should I change the screens and cutters?

 

 



Which brand of electric shaver should I buy?

This is most often asked, and most difficult to answer.
The short answer is: "Get the shaving system that works best for you." There are two shaving systems available:
The rotary action (Philips / Norelco) and the foil / cutter system (Braun, Remington, Panasonic and a few other manufacturers) If you're already using an electric shaver, and are happy with its performance, I suggest you stay with what works best for you. If you need to change brands, you may want to buy a shaver that comes with a "money back" guarantee from the manufacturer. That way you're not obligated to keep the shaver if it doesn't do the job for you.

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How much does it cost to maintain my electric shaver.

Changing the screen and cutter is a judgment call. For foil/ screen shavers you should change the screens every 6-9 mths. and the cutters once a year. The replacement parts costs varies with the models. In most cases manufacturer's have discontinued selling the foils and cutters separately. They recommend changing both at the same time. A set of Braun or Remington Panasonic screen and cutter range in price from $32.00 to $47.00 (depending on the shaving system). Rotary head shavers require fewer replacements and may be more economical to use. Philips / Norelco rotary shaving heads will last approx. 2 years. They range in price from $35 to $50 for a set of 3. Always clean and lubricate your shaver to make these heads last longer.

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Is my shaver worth repairing?

We provide shaver service for most shaver brands. They usually can be repaired at a reasonable cost. Most Philips rechargeable shavers can be repaired for approx. $35.00 US (shaver battery replacement) If your shaver needs repair at the same time that the heads need replacement, it may be better to buy a new one. Braun cordless models require a new circuit board when the batteries are defective.
The cost is approx. $44.00 US.

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What's the difference between cordless and cord/cordless?

Cordless electric razors only work when the batteries are charged.
Cord/cordless shavers will work as a cord shaver even when the batteries are not charged. Cord/cordless electric shavers cost a little more, but for the added convenience they're well worth the money.

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How long will it take to repair my shaver?

Our average turnaround time is 48 hours from the time we receive your shaver. Depending on the shipping method you choose, your shaver should be back in less than a week. If parts are required and are not in stock, or on backorder from the manufacturer, this could take longer.
You will be notified if this is the case.

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How much does it cost to repair my shaver?

Whenever possible a flat rate repair charge will apply.
Please click HERE for our repair charges and other service information.

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Can I change the rechargeable batteries myself?

Changing the shaver battery should be left to trained technicians only. These batteries are soldered onto the circuit board, and improper or careless installation could damage your electric shaver beyond repair. It really isn't worth it. You'd be better off letting us do a proper job, besides, we'll clean and lubricate your shaver as well. It'll work and look like new!

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Why does my shaver foil wear out so quickly?

If you apply too much pressure while shaving, the screen will wear out more quickly. Make sure that the cutter gets replaced yearly. Screens are very delicate, so proper handling is most important as they can be easily damaged. Using a shaver lubricant after cleaning will reduce friction.
This should help make the screen last longer.

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How often should I change the screens and cutters?

Here is a chart that can be used as a guideline.
These are manufacturer's recommendations.
PHILIPS Set of Heads every 18 - 24 months
BRAUN Screen and Cutter every 12 months
REMINGTON
Foil Shavers
Screens every 6 months
Cutters every 12 months
REMINGTON
Rotary Head Shavers
Set of Heads every 12 months

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