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158 of 158 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon November 29, 2010
Update 7 October 2012
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Buyer beware - my most recent purchase of this replacement pack (June 2012) contained the "wide" blade cutter. This is the same type of blade as in the official replacement pack for the 8585 and it is completely ineffective. I even bought another replacement when I was traveling because it was taking too long to shave...same result. This picture shows the difference between the two types of blades: http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/permalink/mo4AIXSC44WNNE/B001VH6F9G

To get my razor to work better I had to go to the store and look at the cutters myself to find the thin blade cutter. I found it on a 31s replacement pack. Note that the 31s foil does not fit the 8585 so I had to use the foil I already had, which is fine since it was only a few months old.

I don't know why Braun is messing with success but the wide blade cutter works horribly...other reviews note this as well. If the entire product line moves to the wide cutter I don't know what I'll do...switch razors probably. I really don't want to - I love the cleaning unit. I've got at least a year to figure it out, though, since I just bought a new cutter.

Update 7 January 2012
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I've purchased another one of these and it works as well the one I reviewed over a year ago. I noticed that it started taking longer and longer to shave - at least twice as long as it took with new blades. I'm happy to report that time I spend shaving is again much less and still no whisker pulling. I still recommend this foil and cutter.

Original review
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About 8 months ago I purchased this replacement cutter for my Braun 8585: Braun 8000 Activator Combi-Pack Foil and Cutterblock Replacement Parts for Braun's Activator Razor Models 8595 and 8585. As soon as I replaced the cutter and foil the razor started pulling whiskers when I shaved. It wasn't an every day occurrence, but if I skipped a day of shaving the next time I shaved it would hurt, as the razor pulled whisker after whisker. I also had more nicks too, something that was rare before.

I was thinking about replacing my years-old 8585 when I saw reviews that said this cutterblock and foil will end the whisker pulling. I figured buying this was cheaper than a new razor so I took a chance.

The cutterblock fit just fine in my 8585 and is the same size as the blade I replaced. The foil likewise fits perfectly, though the screen is a different design. The exterior plastic is a different color than my 8585 but I don't care about that...I just want a good shave.

I shaved a two-day's growth without a single pull, for the first time in 8 months. What a relief! The shave was closer too. My old razor cuts like it used to, so I don't need to get a new one.

If your 8000 series razor isn't cutting like it used to, give this a try.
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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon November 17, 2010
The Braun company are constantly innovating, changing their razors and blades and even introducing the over-the-top "Clean & Charge" system that will scrub down your electric razor and keep it clean and sharp a lot longer. Unfortunately, not all innovations have been for the best, so if you own a Braun electric razor, you should probably check out my notes here and some of the comments that have followed this review.

I've had my Braun 7000 series electric razor for a long time now, and I even have the "Clean & Charge" system that flushes the heads and charges the battery. I love the thing--it helps me not have to shave with a blade every day.

The problem is, these things wear down so gradually it's hard to notice when it gets bad...until you replace it. I try to replace mine every year and a half, and every time I do I'm reminded how much better my Braun works when it's got a new blade and foil.

This is my second Braun and I've had it for 7 years now. My first lasted me 16 years. Although the price can be steep, it's worth the effort to pick one up and remind yourself why you bought an electric razor in the first place.

NOTE: These blades are for my 7000 series, but if you look over the compatibility details (and the alternate listings here at Amazon), you will see that the "30B" series are compatible with other razors, such as the 8585. This is important to know because Braun recently changed their blade and foil system for some series to the "51S"...and are getting customers complaining about having their face chewed off by the bigger-bladed 51S. If you're having problems with your Braun, check the listings here at Amazon to see if your razor is capable of using the 30S head: it has smaller blades, a finer foil design, and in my opinion provides a smoother shave than even the previous iteration of the 30B.
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85 of 99 people found the following review helpful
on September 8, 2010
The foil supplied in the package did not fit the Braun 7526 shaver. The foil is too short and does not clip to the shaver. The cutter seems fine. Contacted Braun directly to see if I had ordered the wrong parts. Braun stated that the 30B is the correct pack and shipped a free replacement pack. Received the new 30B foil and cutter pack from Braun. The foil in the new pack was the correct part. Braun customer service was great.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on March 14, 2011
Even thfough these are supposed to be for the 7000 series, I followed the recommendation of others on Amazon and bought these for my 8995. The color of the foil case is black instead of silver, but that is way more than made up with by the performance of these blades. The blades for the 8000 series are thick and uncomfortable, where these are thin and really cut well. I will never go back to the 8000 series blades again, these are the best out there for the 8995! I was thinking about throwing the whole shaver out and buying a different brand because I was so fed up with the quality of the other replacement blades. I am sure glad I tried these out first. I am ordering another set now so I have it in stand-by.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on January 24, 2011
Thanks to other reviewers I decided to give this a try on my 8975 and am getting a better shaves than with the original mfg recommended replacement head. I am new to electric razors and didn't know that hair pulls were not the norm. I now get smoother painfree shaves with this head and it fits my razor perfectly. The only difference is the black color vs chrome and the plastic head protecter fits a little looser but no big deal.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2011
My razor says BRAUN and 7526 on the front, and this product fit perfectly.
(note: my purchase date was May 1, 2011)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on December 17, 2010
I'll chime in here and confirm this works fine with my 8595 shaver. Nice close shave again - seems better than the previous cutter/foil I had.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2011
I read reviews for the 8000 series replacement foil and cutter and it was recommended to use this one instead. I took their advice and they are right, it DOES fit perfectly. My shaver shaves like it's brand new. In fact, it feels like a much smoother and closer shave than the original. The packaging says these are made in Germany. I guess the moral of the story is; if your packaging says it's made in China, send it back!

Also, I bought this at Walmart because I needed it right away. They also had the 8000 series replacements that are now made in Germany (I guess Braun had too many complaints about the junk from China) but they are $15 more. If the 7000 series ones fit why pay more?
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on October 9, 2010
Have had my Braun 7526 electric razor for over 12 years and replacing the Combo Foil & Cutter with the 30B model replacement turns an old razor into a brand new razor everytime I do the replacement - which is about every 12 to 14 months. Easy to remove the old one and install the new one.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
For years I have been using a Braun 8000 Series razor. I love it but the blade cost is outrageous. I change my blades every 12 months (instead of 18), and the $40 cost was really getting me down. I had almost decided to just give up on my Braun when I stumbled upon these babies. $20 for a new foil and cutter block that reportedly perform better than the OEM blades? I was skeptical but gave them a try. WOW! This set fits perfectly and cuts much better than the OEM blades did when new. This is a KILLER deal! Give it a shot. I seriously doubt you will be disappointed. I have posted several pictures of my razor head compared to the one sold here...take a look.
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