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Panasonic - Arc5 Wet/Dry Electric Shaver - Silver-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 390 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good shaver…

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    Jofus
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    I use an Arc 3 shaver and made a jump to the Arc 5 for my son who has a heavy beard. So far, the Arc 5 seems to outperform the Arc 3. We tried other shavers in the $50 - $100 range and didn’t have much luck. The particular shavers we bought either failed or just weren’t up to the task. The Arc 5 seems to be well-built and convenient to clean. The last shaver we tried came with an optional soap vessel that you submerged the shaver in while charging it…too much counter space lost on that deal. The Arc 5 is a wet/dry shaver that you simply hold under running water to clean…very handy. I might invest in another one if my Arc 3 ever gives out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best electric shaver and I've had a lot of them.

    Posted
    MarathonMan
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    I have owned numerous Panasonic wet/dry shavers over a 25 year period. When combined with a good pre-shave face scrub and Billy Jealousy Hydroplane shave cream, this razor will give as close a shave as a blade. The head stays sharp with normal use for about two years. I always replace the shaver as I've not had much success with head replacement and they are expensive. Easily outperforms a Braun which I purchased for a change but I returned to the Panasonic for a closer and quieter shave. Motor is powerful and recharges in an hour lasting for many shaves. This is about the sixth Nano Arc model I've had except the previous ones were four blade and this one is five. I like it better, cleans easy and only a few bucks more than the four blade; a high quality product worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb - Best shaver ever

    Posted
    GeorgeAlcor
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    I have been hunting for the right electric shavers for years. I used Phillips Norcelo and then threw it out, when I started getting rashes, switched to Braun 7 series which is ok, but after few months of use, I had to use a razor to redo the neck area the braun series 7 would leave the hair and also my skin was getting rashes. I then switched to the latest Norcelo - 9700 which was touch sensitive but still was not feeling good, when someone at BestBuy suggested Panasonic. I bought this shaver and it is simply superb. This is the best shaver ever and easy to use and clean too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bottom line, this electric shaver doesn't shave

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    PensiveV
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    I haven't used electric shavers for a lot of years because they didn't shave close enough, especially compared to a standard razor, so this shaver was my first revisit to see if the technology had improved to allow better shaves to be achieved. My finding is that "not yet". This shaver did a terrible job of shaving. I had to go over my face to the point of it starting to get sore from running the shaver over it so many times. After all that I ended up having to whip out my standard razor to finish up the job. I'm very disappointed because I was hoping it would have worked and save me some time on my daily shave. Unfortunately it didn't work out that way.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Shaver Ever!

    Posted
    Duluthian
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    This is easily the best electric shaver I have ever owned. I have a very tough beard to shave. I had pretty much given up any hope of finding an electric shaver that works for me. This one has changed my mind! I have always purchased Braun & Phillips before. Usually spending around $50-$75 on a shaver. They were ok but not great. I have a drawer full of them. But this Panasonic works as good as a blade for me. Plus, the fast charging and the charge indicators are fantastic. It might seem pricey (particularly if you don't catch it on sale) but it's worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quit reading and buy it

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    Db35688
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    I've had many electric shavers (a family member sends different ones from where they work) but I always go back to my Pan ES-SL41 that I've had for years and it's served me well. The 41 has finally gave up it's ghost and I went to buy an arc3 but went for the arc5 and am happier than I've ever been when shaving. The old 3 blade had a slow time on 3 day growth on my face but the arc 5 cuts through it like it's one day growth. Is it smooth? My spouse is the jury and she loves how close it gets. Charge lasted a month on mine with shaving (may differ on your face and how often you shave). But this was worth every dime!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    Nick
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    I bought this because I needed an electric razor that would not leave me with any razor bumps. I previously used a Braun series 3 shaver that worked well in the beginning, but gave my sensitive skin some issues. Bought a new foil, but it did not solve anything. Bought the panasonic higher end model and am really glad I spent the money. I I have not had any issues with razor bumps. The motor itself is very quiet compared to Braun. I love the digitial screen that shows how long i've used it and the amount of battery left. Also worth mentioning, the shaver auto detects the length of you stubble and will change some settings. I feel like the shave itself is very close. I had issues with the braun around and under my jawline, but not with the panasonic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bang for buck

    Posted
    FirstElectric
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    Disclaimer: This is my first electric shaver. I'm pretty impressed with this shaver. I've only used it dry, so can not comment on how it does wet. I'm dark haired and have 5 oclock shadow pretty much all the time. This razor gives me about as close of a shave as I've had. One co-worker wondered what I had changed, and then they disclaimed, "Oh, you're clean shaven" I had to chuckle at that, but I suppose the difference is noticeable. I like to think that my other shaves were not bad, but were just not as frequent. This item does the job pretty quickly. Shaves take about 2-3 minutes. Cleanup (without the cleaning station) take about 30 seconds. It took 10 days of shaving every morning to wear the battery down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very impressed, close shave!

    Posted
    MH83
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    This is my first electric razor as I've always used "safety" razors that cost big bucks to replace. I was hesitant to spend $100 (on sale) on an electric without trying it but I'm glad I did. It lasts a whole week on a charge and even though you have to go over the same area a few times from different directions (especially on the neck) it works very well. My job requires I shave each day and this razor has saved me a few minutes each morning. I also expect it will pay for itself after a few months since I not longer buy replacement blades. I haven't experienced any irritation or bumps that some describe.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great shave!

    Posted
    chesty44
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    4-5 yrs ago I had a Panasonic 4 blade elec razor. I loved it but had issues with the battery and unfortunately it was outside of the warranty. It was time for a new one so I purchased a Braun last year. Top of the line, cleaning/charging station etc. Hate it! I have used it for about a year and have never liked it. I was never able to get as close of a shave as I did with the Panasonic. I bought this one as a Xmas gift to myself and immediately enjoyed a closer, quicker, better shave. Learned my lesson and will stick with Panasonic as it gives a far superior shave when compared to the more expensive Braun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Wet/Dry Shaver

    Posted
    unclebull50
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    Being a blade user for most of my life and having not used an electric shaver in years, I decided to give one another try. After doing quite a bit of research, I purchased this item (it being on sale didn't hurt either). The unit is quite comfortable to hold and does a decent job of providing a clean shave. If there is a negative, and it could be that I am still trying to get used to using an electric shaver, I am having difficulty cutting some of the longer facial hairs. After multiple tries I usually end up getting out the old blade shaver and finish the job. The unit however is very easy to clean and it holds a charge for a long time. Overall, this is a very nice shaver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done.

    Posted
    Chicagotrainlover
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    I was disappointed at the failure of my previous Braun S3 shaver. Even the easiest hairs of my face required repeated swipes and still it was not a clean shave. The Braun shaver almost complete failure to to cut the tough hairs above my neck. Looking at the reviews I choose the Panasonic to replace it. I find that yes I need to swipe more than once but the shave is close and clean. Tough hairs around my neck, do get cut with multiple swipes. The electric charge last a long time. It is fast recharge. There is clear indication when you need to recharge. I find I need to clean the shaver once a week which saves time most mornings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    amazed at how good this is

    Posted
    Michael
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    I bought this on Black Friday because it was 50% off and hoping it would give a better shave than my other razors. I've bought other expensive razors but usually the only difference is the expensive razors are harder to clean than the cheaper ones. Others claim that their head moves around to give a close shave but I've never seen one that moves like this one. It says it adjusts speed and has sharper blades. I'm not sure which of those features makes the most important difference but this gives a far superior shave to any other razor I've used before.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You won't be sorry

    Posted
    SilentDave
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    I've had a number of Braun razors over the years. This is my first Panasonic, and i'm glad I have it. You won't get a fresh razor shave close, but I think this is about as close as you can get with an electric razor. I read some reviews where this might be rough for sensitive skin, but I think its still a more comfortable than my previous Braun (8 years old now). So unless you have super sensitive skin, I don't think you'll have a problem. The shave head is huge and it takes some getting used to, but its not a big deal. The batter is good for about 5 days of daily shaving. I wish it was a little bit better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For an electric shaver - it’s unrivaled

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    IRONHIDE
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    It’s louder than I expected and it’s no quick shave, either. But it’s the most comfortable and the closest shave you can get with an electric. A bit pricey, but if electric is your thing I wouldn’t hesitate at all to buy this. Forget the extra cleaning / charging station. This thing is already too expensive without it and is even more absurd with it. It’s easy to clean, anyway. The little edge trimmer on the back of the shaver has some serious bite to it, so take it easy with that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice upgrade from Arc4

    Posted
    CleanShave
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    I had been using an Arc4 for about 4 years. Unfortunately, there is something wrong with the motor and it no longer can provide a consistent cut. I needed something that could cleanly shave my head and face (fairly thick growth), which the Arc4 did pretty well. Enter the Arc5, which does it even better. The addition of the fifth blade and slightly more powerful motor (might have to check this fact) provide a clean, smooth cut. Battery life is better, and cleaning it is still as easy as the Arc4 was. Though it's only been a couple of weeks, I definitely recommend the Arc5!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great razor

    Posted
    bob729
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    This may be the best electric razor I've ever owned, and I've owned several. This is the first Panasonic however. It's fairly quiet and shaves great, especially after a week or so and your face gets used to it. Charging is fast; about 30 minutes to fully charge. Cleaning is very easy, but takes awhile for the razor to dry after the cleaning. I now let it sit on a paper towel for awhile, then use a hair dryer to finish the process.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost as close as a razor

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    guraaf
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    I like this shaver. It is much better than my previous electric shaver from a different company. Shaves much closer and battery lasts a long timer. It is almost as close as I used to get with a razor though I would nick myself with a razor or get burn. Not with this. I do wish that one could shave with the charger plugged in but you can't. The carrying case is nice. Best would be if they used a USB-C charger which is what we use for laptops and phones anyways these days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Love This Razor

    Posted
    KRWD
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    I had been shaving using a 5 blade razor, but I found my neck constantly getting irritated. I did that for about a year, but for many users used a well-known brand rotary razor and found I had to go over the same area too often. The Panasonic razor does an excellent job. I have used it on a totally dry face with no problem. The foil gets a bit warm, but never hot. I know use some shave cream over a wet face just to get a bit of lubrication, and the results are excellent. This razor is also very easy to clean. Can't believe I waited so long to try a foil razor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Close shave!!

    Posted
    Batman
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    I've been using a combination of cheaper electric razors and traditional 5 blade razors with cream as the cheaper electric razors I've owned always left stray hair. Never wanted to spend the money on higher end razors, well I'm glad I did. This Arc 5 is great and I got it at a reduced price at my BestBuy. Extremely close shave, no pulled hairs, very comfortable to use, powerful motor and great carrying case. Not sure the experience can get any better but am now a believer!

    I would recommend this to a friend