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Panasonic - Arc3 3-Blade Electric Shaver - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Close shave all around

    Posted
    Nick
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    For an electric razor the Arc 3 provides a close comfortable shave. I have been using the Arc 3 for a month and the closeness of the shave has improved with time. I have shaved using a pre shave, foam and wet shave while in the shower. Using a pre shave is the most preferred method during the work week. Applying a foam and then shaving resulted in a very close and smooth shave. This method does take a bit more time. Shaving in the shower using soap also resulted in a very smooth shave. Not having a mirror caused this method to take the longest time. I did shave one time during the past month using shave oil. This method did result in a very close shave the only downside, if you could call it that, is having to clean the oil from your face. Cleaning the Arc 3 is easy, a brush isn’t necessary. Using the cleaning setting (fast vibration) and applying a bit of hand soap, cleans the Arc 3 quickly. I usually let the Arc 3 drip dry. I use this method to clean the Arc 3 maybe twice a week on average. I do apply oil to the blades and foil, only twice in the past month. I only had to charge the Arc 3 twice over the past month when shaving every day and cleaning as described. I’ve been shaving some forty years mostly using blade type razors and electric razors of the time. I’m very happy with the Arc3, it’s technology, closeness of the shave and ease of cleanup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good shaver

    Posted
    ParticularGuy
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    I use this to shave my head, and I've owned it for about four months by now. So I can't speak to how it works on a beard, but this isn't one of those gushing unboxing reviews that are worse than pointless. Overall, I'm very satisfied. It's not the fastest shaver but that's because the hair on my head seem to grow in different directions and trying to keep track of how best to angle the head for the closest shave takes some work. But once you figure it out, it gives a remarkably close shave, almost like a blade. It is also successful under my jaw and on my neck as well, areas that have defeated every other shaver I have ever owned. It charges lightning fast and is easy to hold and easy to clean. If I were to change anything it would be the protective cap, which is a bit more fiddly than it needs to be, and provide it with an actual travel case instead of a padded pouch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's ok, but not great for me

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    rpc1
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    I had to order this twice by mail. The first one had an older (evidently used) model in the right box. I know the box had been sealed because I had to cut it to open it. I immediately took it to the store and customer service was very helpful in returning the shaver and ordering a new one for me online from the store. As far as the shaver itself is concerned, it has some good points and bad points for me. I've been using the popular rotary razor for 15 years, but noticed that the newer ones don't shave as close as the old ones, so I decided to try the Panasonic. At first, I was impressed with the closeness around the mustache and parts of the face but found that it's uneven in places. So, I've been starting out with the arc-3 and finishing up with the rotary. It's not ideal since it takes longer, but I do end up with a good and painless shave. I'm going to recommend it because I love everything Panasonic, and everybody's different and it may work for them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent foil shaver!

    Posted
    Goodfella
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    I purchased the Panasonic to replace my (very) old Norelco rotary shaver that was getting a little long in the tooth. I wanted to change it up a bit and go in for a foil shaver this time around (what can I say life is short ;-)). I did quite a bit of research before zeroing in on this model. The experience has been less than overwhelming. Don't get me wrong- there is nothing wrong with the shaver. Cleaning is a lot easier than the old rotary model. Assembly is also a breeze. The issue is that we will never be able to get to the closeness offered by the good 'ol razor blade....just my thoughts

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Marvelous

    Posted
    Tidji
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    After years of using razor blades - I finally switched to the electric thing. No more irritation, no more splashes on my sink, no more cuts and blood. First of all - the shaver is light, easy to operate. Second - it has many useful features, which you can read about all over the web. Third - the battery life is good - with my stubborn hair - I am able to go through one week of shaving down to 40% of battery left. Four - the head is kind of bulky - I still need to use a "BIC" to shave off some hair under my nose. Other than last thing - it was a great purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great shaver. Expensive

    Posted
    Gebus26
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    I tend to stick with panasonic for shavers.. Easier to edge than norelco for example. I had an issue with original purchase but it was not panasonics fault more so best buy.. But not gonna get into that.. Cuts great just like the last 7 ones ice owned over the years.. The swivel head is awesome compared to past models as it makes it plush.. Would be 5nstars if not for the price.. Although i dont like other brands you do get more bang for the buck at this price point with them.. Just personally dont like the circle style shavers.. So go with panasonic

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Shaves really close. Wish it had charging stand.

    Posted
    JimFromIL
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    I just bought this shaver after using Norelco razors for 40+ years. I've only tested it on my "5 o'clock" shadow, and it really provides a nice, smooth, close, shave. Haven't tried cleaning it yet, but am glad that you can. My only complaint, is that this razor does NOT come with a charging stand. They do make a stand for the next model up, and it appears that it "might" work with mine. I sent an email to Customer Support asking that. For the price, this seems like it should work out nicely. Only time will tell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Semi OK

    Posted
    Kris
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    I have been shaving with various electric razors for about 30yrs. So, I have seen my share of good and bad. I have had this razor for about a month, it does an ok job. It is not the best and it is not the worst. I used to have a Panasonic years ago and I loved it. This one does a good job except, sometimes, you have to go over an area multiple times to finish the shave. So, it takes extra time. This is not what I remember from the Panasonic razor. But, probably my biggest complaint, is with Bestbuy. After I purchased this razor, 3 days later they put it on sale...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Smooth Shave

    Posted
    George
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    Purchased this Panasonic electric shaver to replace another brand that I have been using for over 30 years. My previous brand shaver's design and quality had gone down hill so thought it was time for a change. I have been really pleased with this Panasonic shaver. It has cut the amount of time to get a close shave in half and no skin irritation. Very pleased and definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Shaver!

    Posted
    RAZR
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    I tried a "which is smoother" test with my wife after the 30 days. I didn't tell her which side was which using my previous razor, and this one. She tested it the night before, then again in the morning BEFORE I shaved. She even closed her eyes, and used on hand to feel any difference. Afterwards, she opened her eyes, and said my right side was smoother. I was surprised, and said that it was the new razor! So, yes, it is better than my other one, and really does what it says, and the other reviewers say as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    Posted
    burma419
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    I purchased this Panasonic shaver to replace my approximate 6 year old Panasonic shaver which would not keep much of a charge. I like the design of the Panasonic shaver so stayed with the brand. I like the red color of this one however, it does not seem to have the same power that my older model had so the shave process seems to take a bit longer. The blades do not seem to be as sharp. Build quality is somewhat lacking compared to my older model. It does hold a good charge.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gives a decent shave

    Posted
    pesticidal
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    I had a Panasonic before, and used it for many years. I'd still be using it if I had not messed up and left it on top of my bed where my dog decided it was a chew toy. So, I'm pretty happy with the Panasonic. Decent shave, very good battery life, and a fast charge. My only complaint is the trimmer. My old one would flip out very quickly, since it has a separate switch for the swivel lock. This one takes just a bit more effort to flip. A minor inconvenience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Shaver

    Posted
    PLui
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    Panasonic always make good products. This shaver shave very close and the sound of the motor is very refine( high RPM). and it is make in Japan. It is better than my 12 year old Braun 5 shave that I been using. Braun is not make in Germany anymore. For those people have thick beard. I wound recommend to get the 5 blade model. It's not fair to give this 3 blade model a bad review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good product

    Posted
    Hawk
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    This is a very good electric shaver. I'm one of those people that would give five stars for the product but have another related problem. The Best Buy in my home town does not carry replacement heads or the liquid cleaner cartridges. Nor can I find them anywhere in my home town. Population 100,000 plus. I purchased this product not realizing that this was the case. Would not have purchased had I know this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best electric shaver

    Posted
    Elie
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    I have been using Panasonic Electric Shavers for over twenty years. The new Panasonic Arc3 is by far the best electric shaver. You can use it wet or dry. I only use it with my favorite shaving cream. It gives me an extremely smooth shave without the nicks. It produces little sound compared with older models. I tried other well known (electric) brands, but they never come close to the Panasonic Arc3

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Shaver Purchase

    Posted
    197048
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    I needed a shaver and wanted to buy one different than my normal brand so I decided to give this one a try I haven't shaved for 3 days and once I turned this Panasonic shaver on from the sound of the motor didn't think it will handle my shave but to my surprise the shave experience it was a close smooth shave.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Provides an Excellent Shave

    Posted
    HowardC
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    Over the years, I’ve used electric shavers from Norelco, Braun, and others. This Panasonic provides the closest shave of all. I was initially hesitant of purchasing this model because of the larger head, but that has turned out to be a non-issue. I’m very pleased with this shaver overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the best electric razor

    Posted
    Buzzardcrue
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    Its not bad for the price. I used some reward bucks for this purchase, I needed a new electric shaver and this was one of two this B.B. had.I’m glad I used my reward bucks.It’s not a bad shave, but you do get what you pay for. I view this as something to hold me over for a year. It’s rather bulky and not a consistent shave, for me anyway.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than most

    Posted
    Tontgon85
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    Electric shaver is pretty good. I have owned several in the past. This one charges as promised, in an hour or less. The cleaning of it with water and soap is not enough though. You should purchase a lubricant because it does get kind of rough after a few uses. Overall, I am satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great shaver

    Posted
    techmaster
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    After having tried most of the major brands, Panasonic always comes out on top, for me. This is an excellent mid-level shaver that has all the features I need, without having to pay extra for bells & whistles that I'll never use. Most importantly, the results are a S M O O T H, close shave that's accomplished quickly.

    I would recommend this to a friend