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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 395 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Razor

    Posted
    Jim226
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    I have always used Norelco triple rotary razors and thought I would try this style after another Norelco gave out. I was pleasantly surprised with how close a shave I received with this razor from the first shave. There was no "give it 30 days for your face to get used to it" time. Very easy to use and clean. The pop-up trimmer works great and is a nice feature most Norelco's do not have (have to switch heads). I will not go back to rotary razors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent shaver

    Posted
    Rock
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    I bought a well known brand of rotary shaver, that left me with neck burn. After 3 weeks of use, I returned it and bought the Arc 5. It has super reviews from multiple websites. The Arc 5 shaves my face very close and with no neck burn. You will love the Arc 5, it is the best shaver I have ever owned. It has no problem getting all the neck hair and hair under my nose. Charge lasts me 3 to 4 weeks. It was half price at Christmas time, which is a outstanding buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great quality

    Posted
    Chris
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    This is my 1st attempt at another electric razor in 20 years. Getting sick of using a razor and wanted to try out an electric again. This razor is very easy to use and clean. Shaves close, but need to go over many spots multiple times and in many directions to get it all. Sometimes it will miss a thick hair or two which is annoying. Other than that I really like it. I gave it 4 * because I have nothing to compare it to but a regular razor which will always be superior.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Misses hairs

    Posted
    Turbo
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    For the amount of money I spent on this shaving device, I would expect it to get all the hairs on my face and throat. But it doesn't. It constantly misses hairs on my throat. I go over them in all different directions and it will still leave some. I even bought Lectric Shave to help. Still misses them. I end up with a red and irritated throat. I usually have to finish with a disposable razor to get those last hairs that this overpriced shaver can't get.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Shave.

    Posted
    Dave
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    I upgraded to this unit from an Arc3 I had for about 4 years. I thought my Arc3 was great and didn’t think the 5 could be that much better but I got it on sale so I went for it. Let me tell you, the 5 is big improvement over the 3. The shave is much closer with less time spent shaving. I also feel like it doesn’t irritate my skin as much, but this could be because of the decreas in amount of time spent shaving. Overall I highly recommend this shaver, even over the rotary style ones (which I’ve also owned before).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Will buy again

    Posted
    KevinK
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    I purchased this shaver to replace a Panasonic ES-LA63. This was my previous best shaver ever. It lasted about five years. This time I had to stay with the same brand and upgraded from four blades to this five blade model. After one week of use, I've noticed my shave time has decreased by about one minute. Now it takes me about 2 1/2 minutes to complete shaving. I'm still on my original charge at 80%. Hopefully I will experience the same performance and life with this model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice shaver

    Posted
    Butch525
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    This is the first electric shaver I have used in about 20 years so I can't claim to know much about whats out there. That being said I have been impressed with it's performance. I have very thick hair and the shaver has had no problem dealing with it. The closeness of the shave isn't what Im used to from a 5 blade razor but I didn't expect it to be. For a quick shave on the go this is a great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Razor I’ve had

    Posted
    cbs2669
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    I’ve had two previous Panasonic razors prior to this one and have always liked them. I was a little skeptical when I first saw this one due to the large number of blades. Looked like overkill to me. However, it’s extremely quiet, and gives and amazing shave. Battery lasts a really long time. You can hear it change speeds depending on the thickness of your beard. Overall a great razor. Very glad I purchased it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good razor not great

    Posted
    Scott
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    I usually buy cheap (under $50) razors that last a few years. They work ok. This time i decided to splurge and buy a nice one. It charges super fast and shaves well. It seems too work better when i shave every other day. It takes about 5 minutes to shave my face. My past razors took much longer and you had to shave every day. The trimmer on this razor is just ok.I was hoping it would shave my neck area better too.Overall 8 out of 10 rating. Price of this razor should be much less in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very close shave; perhaps not as close as a blade

    Posted
    Ed08
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    Most recommend trying for 30 days before "final opinion." I'm at 21 days using this shaver only. Generally pleased, but it is still taking me longer to shave than using my blade razor. Perhaps it's technique? My skin is sensitive; my beard is quite tough with a few "problem areas" that grow in different directions. I am curious if one of the rotary blade shavers might work better for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Electric Shaver

    Posted
    Jimmy
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    I have been using Panasonic electric razors for years. When my four bladed razor quit I bought the Arc5 which has an additional blade. It is clearly the best electric shaver I have owned and I have a very heavy beard. It actually shaves closer than a manual blade because you can press harder without cutting or abrading your skin. Buy it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Shave Ever!

    Posted
    JoGun
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    I'm 56 years old and have used numerous electric shavers over the years, as well as shaving with a blade. This is the most expensive shaver I've ever purchased and it's well worth the additional cost. It actually shaves closer than a blade, and much quicker than any other electric shaver that I've tried. It's also very easy to clean and you can get quite a few shaves out of one charge. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great shaver

    Posted
    mitchswy
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    I needed to replace an older Panasonic that has served me well for many years. The older one was not holding a charge very long so I thought I better get a new one. This razor is faster, less noisy (not silent), and definitely holds a charge much longer than my old one. The bigger head was a small worry, but it gets under the nose and close to the ears with no problems. Shaving doesn't take as long and my face is much smoother than when I used my old razor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Okay so far

    Posted
    Salvador
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    I got this on sale for $100 and I would say that so far it is ok. This is my first electric shaver and I'm still getting used to it. The shave isn't as close as a normal razor and it struggles to remove my neck hair, however it does comes with a nice trimmer that removed those pretty easily. I think it could be worth the investment to save on razors since you only need to change parts after a year or two. So far I am not sure of how I feel about this shaver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bigger is Better!

    Posted
    knivels
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    This will initially appear intimidating if transitioning from an Arc 3 but the power and closeness of shave are worth it in my opinion. Design wise, it's beautifully crafted and higher in cost but Best Buy occasionally has these sales that make it "attainable". Having used rotary heads, razors and other Panasonic Arcs, this is a very good investment in my opinion; I hope to use it for several years like my previous Arc 3 ( which still works)!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Its OK - Nothing Special

    Posted
    Packerman8
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    For the price of this Razor, I was expecting something amazing. It left me very disappointed. It didn't seem to cut very well on my face, and left a lot of hair. I also really liked the idea of having a razor that would clean itself and have a charging base. This didn't have either of those options. I returned this item and will be looking for another razor soon. Thanks!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost as good as a blade

    Posted
    DevilDog
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    Replaced an old phillips electric. Read the reviews at BB and online and could not decide between Braun and Panasonic. I chose Panasonic becuase I read it was as close to a blade as any electric razor without the huge rotary head. Reviews were correct. I love this razor. Easy to manuever, cuts close, trimmer is great, fits well in my hand and easy to clean with soap and water.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    No

    Posted
    Richards
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    At first I liked the HUGE size of the head. But having used it for awhile, it is far to big to keep in medicine cabinet. One nice thing is you can hear as it cuts hair. It would be good for blind people or in low light conditions as you hear whenyour done. Other than that, it takes awhile to get a smooth shave and I seem to get ingrown hairs since using it that I never had before. For the price, I wish I would have picked something else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best electric I have owned!

    Posted
    James
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    I find that the in-line style of shavers does a better job for me, as opposed to the triple head, which others prefer. I was replacing a Panasonic Arc 4 and was a little concerned that the shaver head on the Arc 5 seemed large... but I adjusted on the first shave and now find that the larger shaver head makes for a quicker shave. Very comfortable shave whether dry, with pre-shave lotion, or with shaving gel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Close and Comfortable

    Posted
    Marc
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    I suppose it isn't fair to compare this shaver new to my older Norelco 7340XL with its never changed them blades. But I can't help it. Um WOW! With an average beard growth rate , I shave either once a day or once every other day. The Panasonic ARC 5 is very quick, close, shaves well the first time through with no excess facial pressure, and comfortable to me. I am quite pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend