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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 381 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quick, quiet, close, and efficient shaver

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    Elrond
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    I had used a Braun Series 5 (8000) Activator for what seemed like forever. It had seen better days (even with replaced foil and cutter block). I saw the Panasonic Arc5 on Deal of the Day. I had no idea how good this shaver was, but the reviews were outstanding around the Internet so I went for it. I first was taken aback by the large shaver head (I guess due to the 5 blades) but quickly learned that this made shaving quicker. Pros: It cuts closer, and is quieter than my Braun. It is comfortable to hold, and there is no burning or scratching afterwards. It has a pop-up trimmer, and can be used wet or dry (haven't tried the wet shave yet), and also rinses or washes clean. It also has great battery life, shows battery left percentage, time used, and time to clean indicator. In addition, it has a lock-out feature that when activated, it won’t accidentally turn on when you don’t want it to, like when in your luggage. Cons: You can’t use it while it is charging. Also, maybe it’s just my beard, because the Braun did the same thing, but there are a number of hard to cut hairs left behind on my lower neck, and where the jaw meets the neck (especially next to my ears). The pop-up trimmer can help with that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good and Fairly Quiet

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    Mohtly
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    Have been using a older model of Panasonic Arc shaver with 4 blades for the last 10 years or so. It was definitely getting old and beat up from travel. Bought this ARC5 model when it went on sale $100 off. It's definitely much quieter than my old ARC4. The shave is close and battery lasts over a week. One thing I had to get used to is the blade position design. There are 5 cutting blades: Two sets on either side plus one in the center for cutting any long ones that are laying down. The 2 sets of blades on either side of center do most of the work. The most outer blades cut the hair down to a level where the next blade over cuts it to skin level. This is different from my older version where these blades were swapped in these positions. I'm finding that the newer ARC5 is hard to get a smooth shave just under the nose and up to the side burns because the outer most blades on either side IS NOT the blade that shaves the closest. This means you have to work it in quite a bit around those areas to get a good close shave. I liked the older opposite design better. However all in all its a good shaver that cuts well to a smooth finish without causing any burn.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's Awesome!!

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    WilmaD2270
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    I do not have a lot to compare this shaver to, as the last electric shaver I had was 10+ yrs ago and it was awful and expensive(braun). I was skeptical of this shaver, but it has impressed me. My neck area is super sensitive and I have tried all the shave club razors, store bought all the same. They give me ingrown hairs in the neck region as they pull the hair, cut it, then it goes under the skin and breaks you out. It makes for a great smooth feel the day of, but the days after suck. This panasonic leaves my skin just as smooth and standard 4-5 blade types and no breaking out the following days. Only complaint and reason for 4 instead of 5 star is the shaver always misses 5-10 hairs, not sure if my beard grows weird, but I always have a few stragglers that have to be hit with the trimmer part and then shave then. If it wasn't for that, I'd be on the mountain tops praising this shaver lol. I did but the extended warranty not knowing how well this will do over time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but...

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    SwordzmanBrown
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    I feel that this is a great electric razor. But I had a few issues shaving my head. This was excellent shaving the front and sides of my head but it rough time shaving the back of my head. My hair is very thick in the back area of my head so it took repeated go-overs which made my hair sore (even with shaving creams) and sometimes bleeding. As for shaving my face and neck it works really well. I have no complaints about this device for the regular shaving areas. I have to say that the 5 blades is a great use of technology and with me shaving my head and face I would recommend purchasing the cleaning stand. You'll be surprised how much hair is still packed the the razor even after you manually clean it. I think this is a great razor but it wasn't a good fit for me. I would still give this 4 or 5 stars even though I had some issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Wet/Dry Shaver

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    You won't be sorry

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great quality

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good razor not great

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    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

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Okay so far

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing But you may need to look elsewhere

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    Punisher2021
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    Love this razor. Amazing for the price and really the 2nd best out. This has the CLOSEST cut of ANY electric razor our PERIOD. Only reason didnt work for me is I have very sensitive skin and kept have to go over neck area to get tricky hairs that grow other ways and lay flat and would irritate the heck out of my neck. If you dont have these problems save money and get this razor you will be super happy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

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    Toby
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    I’ve had three electric razors. The Remington burned my face (though it was several years ago). The Norelco was okay. It lasted two years and died. I use this Panasonic razor with warm water and shaving cream. If I want a close shave there are a few areas I must follow up with a standard razor. I like that it is fast, does a good job for most occasions and cleans easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great shaver

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    SOS123
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    Had a ARC4 and went to the ARC5 and got a bit closer shave and not as irritating after shaving, not that it was a drastic difference but enough that I'm happy with the shaver. Still have to go over the neck area 4-5 times to get those hairs that lay flat but still think it's a good shave when on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good so far!

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    David34231
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    It takes a while to adjust from a rotary shaver, but I wanted to try something different. The large head takes some getting used to and extra effort to shave under the jaw line. Pulling the skin to expose the whiskers is required. Battery life and quick recharging are a plus. It's a very good shaver and may be great with practice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't sound like older foil shavers

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    ldervish
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    Got this to give as a gift, the recipient raved about it. He had only used rotary-type electrics before and was surprised how nicely this razor cut. I noticed it makes a high-pitched buzz, nothing like the old Remington my father used. When turned off it shows how long he used it and how much charge is left on the battery.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well

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    Ainsworth
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    Overall, I am pleased with this product. The shave is smooth and nearly as close as a blade. The unit is easy to clean. My skin is not sensitive, so I use it dry. It does struggle with longer soft hair on the side of my neck if I don't shave for a couple of days, but the pop up trimmer helps with that problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Shaver

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    Culvers2020
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    First shaver I've purchased in some time. Bought it for the great reviews and am not disappointed. Super smooth, but my only complaint is it struggles to get the tiny hairs. I guess most shavers do. Fantastic product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as Expected

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    Scbobbyhopkins
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    Electric Shaver is relatively easy to use. Is somewhat straightforward on keeping it clean. Based on user manual the blades should be good for about 1 year prior to being replaced. Isn’t a horribly noisy shaver. Not bad on the price for what it is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Delivers a really close shave

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    diegoegonzalez
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    I really like the product because of how good the shave is and the battery life of the shaver. The only downside to it is since it's such a close shave it irritates the skin a little more than i'd like. Worth it, but worth noting if you have really sensitive skin.

    I would recommend this to a friend