I bought this to replace my Braun which had recently died after 17 years of use. I bought the Remington because the price was right, and I thought I could use it until I was able to afford a new Braun. I didn't expect the Remington to perform very well... As it turns out, the Remington F2 is everything my Braun was, at a ridiculously low price. I purchased this shaver on November 19th, 2017. I have used this shaver well over a month. Sometimes I shave everyday, other times I let my beard grow for several days. The Remington F2 handled it in stride. Two caveats: First, this razor shaves very close and can give you razor burn if your skin is sensitive. Give yourself at least 3 weeks of use before you make an assessment. I always use a pre-shave when using an electric shaver. This reduces friction between your face & the shaver, allowing you to shave more smoothly with less irritation. Secondly, this shaver is somewhat loud. Not crazy loud, but it could be made quieter. But this is really not a big deal. I plan to buy several more as back ups... at this price, you can't go wrong. One for the car, one in my travel kit, one in the bathroom. Cheers!