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Panasonic 5-Blade Wet/Dry

Panasonic 5-Blade Wet/Dry

ES-LV65, ES-LV61, ES-LV81, ES-LV95
3.6 from 21 reviews

Reviews

Review distribution

5 star
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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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1 star
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Abe

Abe

  • 10 reviews

Bad quality

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Purchased in June 2019 for $249.00.

Value for Money
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Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Causes Irritation Yes
Razor BurnNo
Performance
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The WORST shaver I have ever had the misfortune to buy.

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This is by far the worst electric shaver I have ever bought. Leaves lots of individual hair unshaven on my chin especially stubborn white hair. Even going over the same place several times in different directions does not work. I have to end up pulling them out with tweezers. It's also incredibly difficult to wash out properly as the shaving foils cartridges have incredibly small gaps where hairs get stuck and are impossible to remove. Please DO NOT buy this overpriced, overhyped piece of garbage

Purchased in June 2018.

Value for Money
Build Quality
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Causes Irritation No
Razor BurnNo
Performance
Shave Closeness
Wet Shave
Dry Shave
Battery Life
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Tim B

Tim BAdelaide

Only had it 3 days, but so far, best shaver I’ve ever owned

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Absolute bargain if you can get it on sale for $250. I’ve been using various Philips shavers for the past 30 odd years, the last one I was never really happy with, I was all set to get a Series 9 Braun when I came across reviews for the Panasonic. To be honest, Panasonic isn’t really a brand that I’d associate with men’s shavers, but boy, I’m glad I got it. Best shave I’ve ever had. Time will tell how well it holds up, but so far very happy.

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Panasonic
Panasonic Australia C.Panasonic

Hi Tim, thanks for taking the time to provide such great feedback, it's great to hear you took a chance on this shaver and that it far exceeded your expectations.

CHICK

CHICKCoromandel Town

  • 2 reviews

Time saver

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After 2 different manufacturers an a 3 blade Panasonic clean shave but 40 mins of rubbing even with gel have found the 5blade clean as shave in 20mins thanx shaver shop excellent service Cheers Ross

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Panasonic
Panasonic Australia C.Panasonic

Hi Ross, thanks for your great feedback on your shaver and the customer service experience with the shaver shop.


SYED

SYED

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Cant go back to razors

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I have been using these for 2 years now . So used to this that i cant go back to razor . Closest shave ever. No lines , best shave everytime . Charge last for days if not weeks . Parts easily available at shaver shop. Nill issues whats so ever. Works great with shaving gel/foam


BJ from Belmont

BJ from BelmontGeelong

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Panasonic IN, Philips OUT

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Used a Philips for past 42 years, over 6 shavers, but their subborn policy of replacing original robust heads with cheap flimsy head and blades on very expensive shavers and their dismissive response was last straw. New Panasonic is great, excellent quality, great shaving results, the closest and best ever. No cheap head and blades this time.


Bruno

BrunoMelbourne

  • 3 reviews
  • 5 likes

Best shaver I've had

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My girlfriend bought this shaver for my birthday does a great job in very short time easy to use easy to clean Just an all-round superstar of shavers excellent value for money


richard

richardFar North Queensland, QLD

  • 4 reviews

Blades lasted 5 months only :(

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Ok i purchased this shaver from shavershop because they had a money back guarantee. I was wrapped with it initially and now 5 months down the track the blades are blunt and its terrible. I didnt realise the blades would only last a short time or I wouldnt have purchased it. Happy to replace blades every year at $99 but not twice a year!

Tom

TomAdelaide

Doesn't last as promised or guaranteed in the Panasonic Manual

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Wary Consumer

Wary ConsumerSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 30 reviews
  • 1 like

Not worth the premium price

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I purchased this shaver in July 2015 because of the, at that point in time, largely rave reviews. I've been using it pretty consistently for 9 months now. It does a very close shave on my face; at least as good as a blade. However I've found it quite patchy on my neck: to the extent that I need to use a safety razor once or twice a week to remove the hair that keeps growing there. It was expensive to buy, and it won't be cheap to replace the parts when they wear out, which probably won't be long. The perfect electric razor is yet to be fashioned!


Rokko

RokkoSydney, NSW

  • 13 reviews
  • 5 likes

Built-in obsolescence

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Mister Ed

Mister Ed

  • 16 reviews
  • 21 likes

Panasonic versus Braun.

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Dean

DeanNorthern NSW

  • 12 reviews
  • 13 likes

Great smooth shave - sensitive skin and tough whiskers

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Panasonic
Panasonic Australia C.Panasonic

Hi Dean, thank you for taking the time to provide more feedback on your shaver, it is great you have had such varied use out of it. Hopefully this Christmas you will get another break and the opportunity to grow the beard again!


Farmer

FarmerWingham 2429

Way overpriced

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My old Remington was past its use by date so I decided to lash out and buy a 5 blade Panasonic despite the expensive price tag. It shaves my face well but is useless on the neck or on longer hair if I don't shave for a few days. Replacement screen and blades are also expensive and I am replacing my Panasonic with another Remington for $100 which is what the screen and blades cost. Buying the Panasonic was an expensive bad experience that I truly regret.

Phil

PhilGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 16 reviews
  • 6 likes

I wanted to like it

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George37

George37Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 17 reviews

Hello Panasonic

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Flash Fabio

Flash FabioGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 6 reviews
  • 14 likes

Ideal for sensitive skin. And daughters.

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Michael_Jones

Michael_Jones

  • 36 reviews
  • 16 likes

Highly Recommended

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Paul

PaulThe Mallee, VIC

  • 38 reviews
  • 1 like

Technology has come a long way .....

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Dakabin Charlie

Dakabin CharlieDakabin

  • 3 reviews

Best for head shaving

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I love my ES-LV65 5 blade shaver, Fantastic for shaving my head. Great for my sensitive skin and is so quick. Does the job much quicker than my old 3 blade shaver. Gives a smooth result with no razor burn. I am very happy with the way the shaver contours to the shape of my head. I am looking forward to taking my ES-LV65 with me with I go overseas.
very smooth finish


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Questions & Answers

Rokko

Rokkoasked

Shaver is almost 3 years old, and quite regularly it becomes rough/vibrates while shaving. It sounds like the motor is speeding up (not as much as when sonic-cleaning but very noticeably). Switching it off/on again fixes it for a while.

I decided to see what was happening by carefully unclipping the shaving head WHILE it was doing this and I could see one of the cutters was vibrating very roughly while the other was still operating smoothly. Wondering if this just due to worn cutters/foil or is there a mechanical reason within the shaver itself?

The cutters/foil ARE due for replacement but I have replaced them several times in the past and don't remember this symptom before with worn parts.

I always keep my last set of parts as a backup just in case so I popped those in and it did the same thing so I suspect the issue is probably in the shaver. If that's the case that would be quite disappointing for the shaver only to have lasted 3 years.

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Rokko
Rokko

So... my question is, has anyone else noticed this with one of these shavers? And if so, do you think it's repairable?
The battery also needs replacement, which apparently is quite easy and would cost about AU$40 if bought online, but I'm reluctant to spend money on a new battery and new cutters, if the shaver itself is on its last legs.


kornel

kornelasked

HI ,please let me know what is the difference (if any) between ES -LV61 -A and ES-SV61-W

thanks for Your help

best regards
kornel

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Beau J.
Beau J.

The difference is the absence of Automatic Cleaning and Charging System with Panasonic ES-LV61. Since Panasonic Arc 5 is fully washable with wet/dry shaving features it is only a matter of convenience while deciding between the two versions. You need to manually clean with ES-LV61 which is not hard at all but even better with automatic cleaning system of ES-LV81.


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