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This shaver does the job of removing hair quite well but there is a bit of a learning curve needed get the best from it. There is an optimum angle to get the blade to shave and sometimes it is difficult to get the blade to that angle when reaching down or around to your own back. I don't understand how the 1 star reviews can say it doesn't remove hair at all unless they are just not finding that angle and laying the blade flat on their back. I love the fact it takes standard DE blades compared to some others that need special blades costing a fortune. The sales ad states it "tears down for easy travel" it doesn't it is one piece. Detachable shaving head is another misdirect the head comes apart for loading new blades but it does not detach from the handle. The sales page also states it doesn't come with blades due to Amazon's bladed product policy but mine did include blades. The handle is very flimsy feeling I think it would be difficult to break under normal shaving conditions but does feel weak and one reviewer has posted a pic of his broken handle but I don't how. As for whether it cuts you - I have used it twice and haven't been cut, I was being careful but am cut free but it is a razor at the end of the day so if you go in waving your arms about in all directions it will cut. I think for what it is this overpriced but needs must, it does work. Also agree with another review - I'm no prude but the whole 70's sexiest advertising thing is really cringe worthy.
Hopeless. I have used the bakblade for a couple of years now and really liked the results I got. The only problem was the price of the blades were very expensive. I saw this product used disposable blades that cost next to nothing so thought I’d give it a go. Not nearly as good as the bakblade. I even bought superior blades for it but still not up to scratch. Just doesn’t seem to remove much hair at all. I will be returning to the bakblade unfortunately. Waste of £40
I don't give 5 star reviews often but it is well deserved for this product.
Ordered it last night on prime, it turned up just before lunch, it looked horrendous, like a torture tool, on assembly I was even more terrified to use it, once I plucked up the courage to give it a go I started very tentatively but to my surprise it was actually fine, before long i was scraping away without a care in the world.
I'm quite a big guy, so took a little getting used to and you do have to be prepared to get into all sorts of positions to get around all of the contours but once you get used to it it's a snip pardon the pun.
My back is smooth as a baby's bottom, i should know we just had one, and I'm very pleased with the product, it's robust and uses standard razor blades which are as cheap as chips, i managed to do my whole back on one side of the blades and i was quite hairy they were getting blunt by the end.
Really pleased no more bothering the wife to shave my back which is a relief for both parties i can tell you!
Most of the unit is plastic and the handle is very flimsy, feels like it’s going to break. The product should be much cheaper considering what it’s made of. Takes a while to get to used to it the first few times, I did read that it’s hard to cut yourself but that’s not true. It’s quite easy to cut and nick your skin even while being careful so bear that in mind. Needs a cover on the blades and a foldable handle for storage. The good thing is the cheap blades.
I put the razor blades in and thought to myself this is going to cut me to shreds. So I started off gingerly and well, not a scratch. Did take me a while to complete my first shave, getting used to best ways to hold the shaver to reach all the areas, but in time no doubt will get more proficient. A good clean shave on “M” setting, did a dry shave. With the pack of razor blades I purchased separately, and for the fact that you can turn the blades round when one side gets blunt, this shaver will work out a lot cheaper than other brands and electronic ones. Well impressed.
I don't normally bother to write reviews but felt like I should with this. I was a bit concerned with some of the other makes of these that the replacement blades seem to be as expensive as the actual thing. Not with this - it just takes two regular double edge old style blades, which are cheap as chips. I was also worried after reading reviews by people saying they cut themselves, however I think you'd have to be pretty ham fisted to cut yourself with it. I just used it dry so I could feel exactly what was going on, you have to be pretty slow and cautious (it has razor blades in it ffs) but it works really well. My back is now as smooth as a porn stars ball bag. I had a shower afterwards and had no razor burn.
The product overall is good. Build quality (plastic) is decent and makes for a lightweight yet solid long-handled razor. The setup is easy enough. Just take your blades and put them around the 2 tabs, select which side of the comb you want to use (mild or saucy), tighten the screws and you're in business!
There is a big problem with the product though, which can give the wrong impression: The included blades.
First time I used the product it was a major letdown. I managed to take longer to finish shaving, than with my Philips electric back trimmer and that resulted in skin irritation.
Having used a safety razor for a few years now, I suspected the included blades might have been the issue, so I figured I'd give them a shot in my safety razor. Turns out I was correct. Those damn things couldn't deal with my facial hair without several passes and even then the result wasn't as close a shave as with my normal blades (Astra Platinum). Next time I was due for a back shave I gave the BROSHAVER another chance, this time using my Astra Platinum blades and even in Mild mode the experience was fast, clean and irritation free. A second pass was needed very rarely and only due to the contouring of my back, which is to be expected.
TL:DR Use different blades before considering the BROSHAVER to be bad. The included ones are best recycled or maybe left aside for a rainy day. Of course that's just my experience. Could have been a bad batch.
This is the best back shaver I have used to date. I have tried all the others, some were better than others, but this one tops the lot.
I have never cut myself with it either, so this is my goto back shaver now. The things I dislike about it is the price and the handle. The handle can, and does snap easily, even when you take care using it, and the price is way to expensive.
It's good that it uses cheap refills blades, but you cant look at it and think "this is worth £39.99". It should be at least £10-£15 less.
The handle has snapped yet again. I have now reduced the stars from 4 to 2. When it doesnt snap it works great, but even been gentle the handle is very weak and does break. This is the second one I have purchased now.