Norelco shaver parts are great for one understandable reason: They extend the life of your electric shaver. This is why electric razors are cheaper in the long run than disposable plastic safety razors. If a plastic razor gets rusty, you throw it away. If it gets dull, you toss it. If it cracks, it goes on the garbage.
On the other hand, if your electric shaver gets dull, you swap out the head. If the battery dies, you put in a new one or just recharge it. If the motor dies, even, you just switch it out. This way a shaver never really dies, it just needs new parts now and then. In the long run, buying a few Norelco shaver parts here and there is a lot cheaper than buying new shavers every single weekend for the rest of your life.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping for Norelco shaver parts…
Stick with the same brand
Norelco shavers are designed to work with Norelco replacement parts. Acme shavers are designed to work with Acme shaver parts. There is some cross compatibility, but it’s a crapshoot. You are able to be sure that an offbrand shaver head will work on a Norelco, but you can be 100% guaranteed that a Norelco replacement head will work on your Norelco.
Buy in bulk!
You do not have to buy hundreds of spare motors at a time, but when it comes to batteries or shaver heads, it’s a good idea to buy a few more than you think you need. The razors industry is always changing, and you never know when your favorite shaver could be discontinued. So keep well stocked on replacement parts to make sure that you will not have to replace your favorite shaver if it ever falls out of favor with the general shaving public.
Just because you bought the Norelco Speed XL Shaver at your local drug store does not mean they will always have parts for it, so you may wind up wanting to buy online to make sure you get the replacement pieces you are after.
Even if you are able to afford to easily replace a full electric shaver, it’s hard to find the one that’s absolutely perfect for you, and when you do, you want to hold onto it for as long as you can. The only way to do that is to keep it in good shape with replacement parts whenever it starts to show its age. If there’s one thing guys love, it is precision machinery, if there is two things men love, they are precision machinery, and the maintenance of precision machinery. Think of your shaver as a sports car and keep it tuned up.