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2.0 out of 5 stars Not As Good As The Original Foil, 14 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: Braun 51S Replacement Foil and Cutter Cassette Multi Silver BLS Combi Pack (Personal Care)
I've got the Braun Activator 8585 razor which has the strange looking foil (as currently shown on the Amazon web page at the time of writing although this is not actually the same design as the current foil being sold by Braun) that cuts in all directions and was the best electric razor I've ever used. I have a heavy beard growth with very thick/tough individual hairs that most razors struggle to cut but the combination of foil/cutters and powerful motor meant that this was best razor I've found for a dry shave. Unfortunately Braun took it on themsleves to change the replacement foil/cutter pack (51S) supposedly to a newer/"better" design but I can tell you now that it is a massive step backwards if you have a tough beard. It now drags and pulls at my beard and is nowhere near as good as the old design. I'm really annoyed with Braun making this change to the foil/cutter specification after customers have bought the razor, no doubt to cut costs. I won't be buying a Braun razor again but in the meantime I've found that the 30B foil/cutter pack, which has the original foil design of the 8585, seems to work and gives a much better shave than the new 51S. It's black rather than silver but that's not an issue for me.
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Initial post: 17 Sep 2013 19:07:21 BDT
sony one says:
I agree with you changed mine twice in the last 12 months emailed brune no reply will not be bying anymore shavers from them original did last 18 months last 2 didnot last six months.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Sep 2014 09:30:27 BDT
Phil P says:
I also agree. 6 months is a poor life for one of these shaver heads and Braun needs to wake up before we all vote with our feet! I clean mine religiously and use the blue rinse system - though I'm not so sure that this makes much if any difference! I'm now gonna hunt down one of the older heads to restore the shave. Next step is new razor, but guessing the brand will be a challenge.
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