Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 1 out of 5 by BillA Requires Cleaning Head Every Shave
I bought this plug only shaver because I had the HQ6940 at my ranch and needed a new shaver at home. I have had Philips shavers since a teenager (I am now retired) and avoid rechargeable models due to poor product life. This PT710 is the worst model as it clogs up so easily and badly when it grabs a long hair at the sideburn. It winds around the drive wheel and the cutting blades stop turning due to poor contact. Must be taken completely apart and cleaned with a toothbrush scrub as water does not remove wound hairs. The HQ6940 has three substantial sized claws and this never happens with it. The long hairs get chopped. Also a coiled cord and trimmer is missing. I find a blade razor is easier than this model and less time. I should have read the reviews before buying.
22 September 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kenwd The Philishave 5401 is a more convenient shaver
My other shaver is a Philishave Model 5401. Although the PT1710 has a nice feature of being able to wash the shaving head it also has a serious inconvenience. The transformer is external and the cord is flimsy and kinky from being folded in shipping. It is awkward to pack for traveling.
The 5401 has a robust cord and an attached clipper.
Overall I prefer the 5401.
18 September 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Colin001 good design, replacement blades overpriced
I like the product performance but replacement blades should not be priced as high or higher than original price paid for the machine.
15 September 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by gpowner100 Great low cost triple rotary-head shaver
Great low cost triple rotary-head shaver. Sacrificed having beard/side-burn trimmer for lower price, compared with other products available at retail.
11 September 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hans This product is a poor example of the Phillips name
The cord is not the curly type Phillips used in the past and is a pain to store. The cutting heads seem dull as they pull on the stubble making the experience unpleasant. I no longer use the product after the first two weeks as I consider it a waste of money. I am totally disappointed in the product. I may have to switch brands in the future.
1 September 2013