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Braun recommends changing your shaver’s foil & cutter block every 18 months to maintain your shaver’s maximum performance. For a perfect shave every day. Within 18 months, your Braun shaver will cut an average of 6,000,000 hairs. In accomplishing this substantial task, the cutting parts will gradually wear out and your shave may become less close and comfortable.
Series 7, Pulsonic
Series 5*, ContourPro 360° Complete, Activator
Series 3, cruZer Clean Shave
Series 3*, Contour, Flex XP, Flex Integral
Series 3*, Series 1*, SmartControl, TriControl
cruZer, Series 1, FreeControl
Series 1 130 and 150 models
for all Clean&Charge Stations
In general when we talk about high performance parts we talk about the shaver foil and the cutting block. Both parts work together and are subject to wear out. Braun always recommends changing both foil and cutter block to get back 100% performance. The only exception would be in rare cases when you want to exchange just your foil because it has been broken or damaged. Some of our new shaver lines already have cassettes, where the foil and cutter block are integrated into one piece. This ensures that both parts always work perfectly together.
These are precision parts that, in time, are subject to wear. This wear is dependent on your shaving method and beard type. The foils should be inspected visually for nicks, dents and wear patterns before each use. The cutter blocks are not self sharpening and will wear out over time. To maintain optimal shaving performance you should replace these parts when worn. Generally, with good cleaning habits and an average shaving frequency, Braun recommends changing foil and cutter block every 18 months.
While some models fit more than one shaver, some are technically different. Therefore we do not recommend interchanging them. Doing so may create internal damage to your shaver.
Certain shavers have benefited from improvements in the high performance parts during the lifetime of a model. For example, the Series 7 shaver now uses OptiFoil™, our most advanced foil, whilst previous models used Smart Foil™. Rest assured, we only offer a high performance parts model where the compatibility is guaranteed, meaning you can safely buy it and in these specific cases get back even MORE than 100% of your shaver’s performance!
The replacement of the shaver head is very easy. Have a look at the video above how fast and easy the exchange is for the Series 7 cassette. For older models which have a foil and a cutter block as two independent parts you have to change the parts in two steps: First remove the foil, either by pressing the release button if your shaver has one, or simply by pulling the foil. Now rotate the cutter block by 90 degrees and pull it off, holding it at the ends to avoid touching the blades. To fit new parts, carry out the same procedure in reverse.