Panasonic Arc 5 PRO (2022): All You Need To Know

Less than one year after the launch of the Arc 5 revision G, Panasonic just announced the new 2022 generation, called the Arc 5 (Lamdash 5) PRO.

And while this appears to be just the usual incremental update that Panasonic has been doing for years with the Arc 5, what sets it apart is the inclusion of the PRO in the name.

From smartphones to electric shavers, everyone wants to capitalize on this word. If it’s a Pro model, it has to be extra special compared to the regular one, right?

Braun also did it a while back with the Series 9 Pro, so this could very well be in response to that.

In this article I’ll take a close look at what this new Arc 5 Pro (revision H) has to offer and also compare it to the previous Arc 5 models.

Arc 5/Lamdash 5 Pro (revision H) — a short overview

The Lamdash 5 Pro lineup.
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Having tested pretty much all Arc 5 generations, I think I have a pretty good idea of what to expect in terms of shaving performance, even though I haven’t actually used an Arc 5 / Lamdash 5 Pro.

The presentation page on lists June 1st as the date when the shavers will be available for purchasing, so my detailed review will come later on.

But until then, here’s all you need to know about the new 2022 Panasonic Arc 5 / Lamdash 5 Pro (aka revision H).

Let me start by quickly going over the terminology.

The revision H moniker is just an unofficial way of referring to this particular 2022 Arc 5 update.

The model names of most Arc 5 models in a revision include a certain letter and Panasonic has been using this naming scheme consistently since 2015 when they introduced the revision A.

With the 2022 revision (aka the Lamdash 5/Arc 5 Pro), that letter is H (the previous one was G).

Also, Panasonic uses the term LAMDASH instead of Arc when referring to the shavers intended for the Japanese domestic market.

I tend to stick to the Arc 5 name on this website as that one is a lot more familiar to users worldwide.

But in essence, both terms refer to the same shavers, so it doesn’t really matter which one you’re seeing listed.

Further reading: I wrote a very comprehensive Arc 5 comparison guide where I compare in great detail all the generations and revisions ever released.

You can check it out if you want to really get into the specifics of a certain Arc 5 model.

Panasonic Arc 5 (Lamdash 5) Pro features

Let’s start by going over the main features of the 2022 Panasonic Arc 5 Pro.

I’ll try to keep this part really short and to the point and clear of any marketing fluff (the official presentation page is quite extensive in that regard).

1. 5-blade shaving system

The 5-blade shaving head of the Arc 5 Pro.
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The new Arc 5 Pro continues to be a family of foil electric shavers with 5 active, individual cutting elements.

This was the highest number of blades on any foil shaver until last year with the introduction of the Arc 6.

Just like the previous models, the Pro Arc 5 has 4 foil cutters and one slit trimmer.

The foils cut short stubble at skin level, while the specially designed trimmer (gold) is supposed to capture and pre-trim longer, flat-lying hairs that also grow in different directions.

Just as before, we have two removable inner blades, while the other three are integrated into the foil block itself.

Panasonic ES9040 foil and blades set.
The ES9040 foil and blades set that comes with the 2022 Arc 5 Pro.

The two comfort rollers are also present and will allow the head to glide easier on the skin, especially during a dry shave:

Arc 5 Pro comfort rollers.
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Fun fact: the foil and inner cutters of the 2022 Panasonic Arc 5 Pro are the same as on the last year’s revision G (you can read my full review of it here). The part number of the foil and blades set is ES9040.

This detail is in my opinion the most relevant in order for us to get an idea of the performance of the new 2022 Lamdash 5 Pro.

The most important part of the shaver, which comes in contact with the skin and does the actual cutting, is carried over from the previous non-pro generation.

That one (the revision G) was actually an excellent performer and in my opinion the best Arc 5 yet (although the improvements over the older revisions were minor), so the Pro models should be at least as good.

That said, I am really skeptical about any significant performance leap since again the cutting system of the Arc 5 Pro is identical.

2. Fast linear-drive motor

The Panasonic Arc 5 Pro motor.
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Panasonic is in my opinion the electric shaver brand with the best motors in the industry.

It’s just way ahead of the competition in this regard.

Their 14 000 CPM (cycles per minute) linear drive motor has been continuously refined over the years and its size has been reduced considerably.

The evolution of Panasonic's linear drive motor.
The evolution of Panasonic’s linear drive motor. Image credit:

In fact, the engineers were able to place it into the shaving head itself, not in the body of the shaver like Braun does.

The ARc 5 Pro motor powering the blades.
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This comes with a host of advantages as the power goes directly to the blades and there’s no complex linkage involved, so fewer things that are prone to break.

This motor is fast, powerful, has a lot of torque and is also reliable.

Unsurprisingly, it was also carried over from the previous Arc 5 models and in this regard, I really don’t have anything against it.

It’s a proven design that works reliably and ensures excellent performance.

3. Flexible shaving head

The flexible shaving head of the Panasonic Arc 5 Pro.
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The shaving head of the Arc 5 generations in recent years has been really impressive (on paper) with the way it can flex in every possible direction.

For the Lamadash 5 Pro, Panasonic went with the same system of the previous generation (called Close contact 5D head) and it can move front and back, left to right, up and down, but also slides and twists back and forth.

As mentioned earlier, it all seems really impressive, but in practice, it doesn’t really improve the experience to a significant degree.

This is an area where Panasonic could really learn a thing or two from Braun with their very simple, but effective flexing shaving heads.

The range of motion is limited in the case of the Arc 5 Pro and the 5 shaving elements, while being able to flex independently, it takes a lot of pressure to move them (you’ll never be pressing the shaving head this hard during use).

So just like the other two key features (motor and outer foil), the flexing of the head is also identical to what we had on the previous Arc 5 generation.

4. Bubble making mode (New)

Arc 5 Pro bubble making mode.
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Here’s the only new feature that Panasonic introduced with this Arc 5 Pro line: a bubble making mode.

Precisely, in the case of the wet/dry models, you can start the shaver in a special mode that makes the blades vibrate really fast and lather soap/lotion so you can wet shave with it.

I really can’t say that I find it particularly useful or exciting.

Palm and face lathering shaving cream is by far the best way when wet shaving with an electric razor.

But this is the only true novelty of the Lamdash 5 Pro (also present on the Lamdash 6 Pro shavers).

As mentioned earlier, the dry only models do not get this feature.

5. Automatic cleaning stations

The Lamdash 6 Pro cleaning stations feature an all-black color scheme.
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Three of the new Panasonic Arc 5 Pro models include an automatic cleaning and charging station.

And while functionally the stations appear to be exactly the same as before, there is a visual difference.

The new stations of the Pro Arc 5 now come in an all-black colorway which looks really sleek in my opinion.

All the previous stations came in a black and silver color scheme. So this is more like a visual update than a functional one, but still worth mentioning.

6. Basic LED displays

the 5-stage LED display.
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The new 2022 Arc 5 Pro models come with either a 5 or 3-stage battery level indicator (just like the revision G).

This is a downgrade compared to the older revisions (from F down) where more capable displays were being used on the range-topping models.

Those were capable of showing the remaining battery charge in 5% increments and would also display the elapsed time.

The displays fitted to the 2022 Arc 5 PRO shavers are pretty basic and definitely the result of a cost-cutting decision.

7. All-plastic body

Also on the subject of cutting costs, none of the Arc 5 Pro models come with aluminum bodies.

In the past, at least one of the models in a revision would come in a premium brushed aluminum body. Panasonic ditched that with last year’s revision G and it did the same with the 2022 Arc 5 Pro.

There isn’t anything wrong with using plastic — in fact, Panasonic is the best in my opinion when it comes to build quality, but it’s a shame we do not get the option of buying a premium build for some extra money.

Side note: if you want an Arc 5 with a metal body, the best option is currently the ES-LV9Q from the revision C. You should be able to buy one regardless of where you live.

8. Misc features

The rest of the Panasonic Arc 5 Pro features are directly taken from the previous models:

  • AI shaving sensor
  • waterproof for easy cleaning
  • 3-minute quick charge function
  • automatic cleaning station (certain models)
  • cordless only or corded & cordless use
  • automatic voltage converter (can be used worldwide)

Panasonic Arc 5 Pro (2022) model comparison

There are 5 shaver models in this 2022 Panasonic Arc 5 Pro lineup. Here is a comparison table that showcases the main differences between them:

ModelOperationCleaning stationDetails
1. ES-LV9V [-S, Silver]
Wet/dry (cordless only)Yes5 stage battery display, hard travel case, bubble making mode
2. ES-LV7V [-A, Blue]

Wet/dry (cordless only)Yes3 stage battery display, cloth pouch, bubble making mode
3. ES-LV7H [-S, Silver]
Dry only (cordless & corded)Yes3 stage battery display, cloth pouch
4. ES-LV5V [-A, Blue]
Wet/dry (cordless only)No3 stage battery display, cloth pouch
5. ES-LV5H [-S, Silver]
Dry only (cordless & corded)No3 stage battery display, cloth pouch

As you can see, the most important differences relate to the inclusion of a cleaning station and whether the model is a wet/dry or dry only shaver.

This is important because the dry only models will also work with the cord plugged in, while the wet/dry ones can only be operated cordlessly.

To some users, being able to use a shaver while charging is a must-have feature, so there are two such models: the ES-LV7H (includes a cleaning station) and the ES-LV5H (no cleaning station).

All the shavers (both the wet/dry and dry only) are however waterproof and can be easily cleaned with water.

Rinsing the head with water while the sonic mode is active.

The shaving performance is identical throughout the entire Lamdash 5 Pro range.

As mentioned earlier, only the wet/dry Arc 5 Pro razors feature the new bubble making mode that you would use when shaving wet.

Strictly referring to how feature-rich this Lamdash 5 Pro line is, I must admit that it is a step down compared to the previous revisions.

Some of the downgrades include the less capable display, all-plastic bodies, cloth pouches and the lack of the smart lock feature.

For example, with the previous revisions, from A to F, you had the option of buying at least one fully loaded, premium model.

The range-topping ES-LV9EX from the revision E (2019): Metal body, smart lock, leather case, cordless + corded use

These downgrades that started with last year’s revision G do not however impact the shaving performance — it will be just as good.

But given the obvious cost-cutting measures, it should be reflected in the price of the shavers as well.

If the 2022 Panasonic Arc 5 Pro models will end up costing less than the previous models, I think there’s nothing to complain about.

Is the Arc 5 Pro actually better than the regular Arc 5?

Considering what has actually changed in the case of the Panasonic Arc 5 Pro compared to the older Arc 5 generations, I think it’s safe to say that No, it is not better.

In fact, if we objectively compare them to some of the older revisions (particularly C, D, E and F), the Pro Arc 5 is a step down because of the aforementioned minuses.

However, they do come with the newer and revised foil that debuted on the revision G which is slightly more comfortable and a bit better with longer hairs than the previous iterations.

And that’s what really matters for the actual shaving performance.

I can confidently say the Arc 5 Pro will be absolutely identical with regards to closeness and comfort to the previous revision G (introduced in 2021).

And even the older revisions are pretty much the same performance-wise, the differences between the foils being marginal.

On top of that, you can actually upgrade any Arc 5 to the latest foil (more on that later on).


The 2022 Panasonic Arc 5/Lamdash 5 Pro will most likely be exclusive to the Japanese market.

So we won’t be getting an official global/European release which is always a lot more practical than importing the shaver from Japan (because of warranty issues and the added shipping and customs fees).

If for some reason you really want an Arc 5 Pro, you will be able to order one starting in June 2022.

The shavers will likely be available on and on other major online shops from Japan like Rakuten.

If the vendor does not ship to your location, you can use a proxy service like for a rather reasonable fee.

I’ve used them in the past and they are very reliable (I am not endorsed by them in any way).

Should you buy the Panasonic Lamdash 5 Pro?

While I’m sure the performance will be just as impressive as before, I really can’t find any compelling reason for buying a Panasonic Arc 5 Pro over any of the previous iterations, especially from the revision C and up.

A lower cost would indeed be a solid reason to get one, but we do not have any price info yet.

And considering that these Lamdash Pro models will only be available in Japan starting in June, I think there are definitely better alternatives out there if you want a top-of-the-line Arc 5 shaver.

Let’s check out some of these options.

(Better) alternatives

As I hinted throughout this post, some of the older Arc 5 revisions which are really just as good should strongly be considered.

In my opinion the ES-LV9Q from the revision C is really hard to beat.

Panasonic Arc 5 ES-LV9Q

It comes with a cleaning station and hard leather case, it features an aluminum body and the better display and the price is usually quite reasonable, especially in Europe.

In the USA it wasn’t officially released, but you can still get it on sites like

The closeness and comfort are in my opinion extremely similar to the revisions G and H (Arc 5 Pro), but as I mentioned previously, you can actually upgrade the foil to the one used by those.

It will fit perfectly.

Further reading: You can check out my complete Arc 5 foil compatibility guide for all the details.

You can even buy any of the Arc 5 models from the C, D, E or F revisions (the performance is basically the same) depending on your needs.

For example, maybe you want an Arc 5 with a metal body that works corded and cordless and doesn’t have a cleaning station.

You will still need to import it from Japan, but at least you can buy it right now.

Again, you can check out my Arc 5 buying guide to find a model suitable for your needs.

Finally, let’s not neglect the older generation Arc 5 models that cost a bargain compared to these new Japan-exclusive shavers and still shave phenomenally.

I am referring of course to the best-selling ES-LV65-S and ES-LV67-K that are widely available and offer a lot for the money.

Panasonic Arc 5 ES-LV67.

They feature the same powerful 14 000 CPM model and the ES-LV65-S for example even comes with the better display and the ability to turn off the shaving sensor.

It’s really difficult to find better shavers at this price point.

And finally, while they do come with the older foil (no comfort rollers) that is a bit more aggressive, the closeness is just as good and again, you will be able to upgrade the foil to the latest ones if you choose so.

The second generation Panasonic Arc 5 ES-LV65 with the latest revision G foils.
The Panasonic Arc 5 ES-LV65 with the latest revision G/H (Lamdash 5 Pro) foils.

Final word

In conclusion, the latest 2022 Arc 5 Pro just feels a bit underwhelming.

There’s really nothing Pro about it compared to any of the older Arc 5 models and I think most users will be better off buying some of the alternatives mentioned above.

The Lamdash 5 Pro family is basically a rebranded 2021 revision G. Apart from the gimmicky bubble-making mode and an all-black cleaning system, we’re really not getting anything else.

For me, a very reasonable price would be the only thing that would make me recommend them over other (older) Arc 5 models.

However, I am skeptical about it since at least in theory, Panasonic considers the Lamdash 5 Pro their flagship line of 5 blade shavers, so the price will likely be premium as well.

Over to you now: what do you think about the 2022 Panasonic Arc 5/Lamdash 5 PRO? Will you be getting one?

If you have any other questions, make sure to post them in the comments below.

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  1. Hi Ovidiu, thanks for another great post. How long do the Panasonic Arc 5 shavers last in your experience? I bought an LV-97 shaver in March 2019 and it now seems to be at the end of its life. The shaver at times sounds strange (there is probably something wrong with the motor) and the screen is also not working properly any longer (the numbers can blink and are missing some parts). However, I have been happy with the shaver and ordered and LV67 to replace it.

    • Hey,

      Thanks for the comment, much appreciated. I’d say they usually last a lot longer than that, I for example have two with more than 5 or 6 years of regular use. The battery is actually the weakest link, so when it’s a motor or logic board problem, that is quite uncommon. If you’re certain the culprit is not the foil+blades, then getting a new shaver makes sense, especially since you can get the LV67 at a good price. Just be aware that it will not work with the cleaning station of your LV97 (I don’t know if that’s an issue or if you’ve ever used the station).


  2. Hi, i just noticed that my Panasonic es-lv6q 2 inner blades are not 100 percent simetrically, what do you think about it?

    • Hi Jonas,

      Can you be a bit more specific or even better if you can take a photo and show it to me? Are you referring to the way they are positioned to one another? If so, it can appear so because they are able to move on those struts.


      • Hi Ovidiu,

        Yes I am in mind about their vertical position, one is a very little slanted, i checked at the shop it was more sinmetric, i put photo in and this is link:
        And I want to hear your opinion if it is ok or not. Thanks very much!

        Best regards,


        • Hi Jonas,

          Thank you for the picture. You can rest assured that there’s nothing wrong with the blades of your shaver.

          As I mentioned in the previous comment, the inner blades can pivot on the mounts and remain in a position that makes them look asymmetrical. Check out this pic I took of my Arc 5. You might think it’s broken, but it’s perfectly fine (you can just gently press with your finger on the end that sits higher to make them even again — check out the third pic). Once you put the foil frame in place, the blades will be perfectly aligned. This range of motion of the blades is necessary since the 5 foils can move (so the blades will need to move along with them). Moreover, there are very tight tolerances between the blades and foils, if there was something wrong with the position of the blades, you would notice it during use (terrible vibrations and noise, not cutting the hairs and so on).


  3. Dear Ovidiu,

    I recently realized that filling my Arc 5’s “interspace” with shaving gel/foam, then shaving wet lathering with gel or foam, substantially reduces irritation and bleeding. Would you try and give me your opinion?

    Basically, when wet in the shower, I remove the outer foil case, fill that and the inner blades with foam, close them back so it oozes out from every spot inside and out, then lather my skin generously, and proceed to shaving.

    It really helped me after choosing my Panasonic Arc 5 (ES-LV-65) and discarding Braun Series 9 as an option. Reading all your comprehensive Panasonic & (and vs.) Braun guides REALLY helped me choosing the former, and after a huge time pondering both options! Because my very sensitive and dry skin, grows a very thick, coarse, and flat-lying beard like you. On the one hand I wanted Braun’s sensitiveness, but on the other I valued closeness so I can shave the least times possible while enjoying short hair.

    So far and even with this “trick” of mine, I still cannot shave everyday as I’d wish, because of my huge skin irritation would make me constantly burn, bleed and prone to acne. Any other advice or links to your reviews that I may have missed, more than welcome by me.

    Again, I can’t thank you enough for all your effort in your guides, which gave me a vast understanding of Panasonic’s and Braun’s models, and ultimately had me make this decision. I’d still be using laborious and more dangerous manual razors today if it wasn’t by you.

    Best regards,

    • Hi Alain,

      Many thanks for your comment, I really appreciate it. I’m truly glad you found the information helpful in getting a suitable shaver.

      I personally haven’t used your method, but did contemplate trying something similar. I was initially inspired by an old Philips rotary shaver, which was actually a colab with Nivea. During use, the shaver would ooze out this Nivea lotion/moisturizer through the shaving heads, supposedly improving the comfort of the shave.

      As long as the gel/foam inside the shaving head of your Arc 5 has a more airy/watery consistency, I can see this working well in addition to the lather that’s already applied on the skin. A very thick product would probably have a detrimental effect as the blades wouldn’t be able to move freely.

      Regarding the frequency of the shave, it’s actually a good idea to allow your skin an extra day to recover. In fact, I personally prefer shaving every other day as that gives me by far the most comfortable and irritation-free shave. If you have a coarse beard and sensitive skin, shaving daily may not be ideal. It could be an option with a milder shaver like the Series 9, but that also means you’ll be giving up a bit of that closeness. Overall I think you made the right call, an Arc 5 + shaving cream is a great compromise to get a close and comfortable shave for users with dry skin and difficult facial hair.

      Getting the basics right will give you the best chance of reducing irritation and razor burn. I recommend washing your face with cold water after your shave and applying a soothing alcohol-free balm. I also avoid hot water touching my face (like during a shower) the day I shaved, at least in my case it always leads to irritation and redness.


  4. Hi Ovidiu,

    I’ve currently narrowed my list to;
    1) Panasonic ES-LV65 (leaning towards this) £84.99
    2) Panasonic ES-RF31 (was originally my first pick but I saw you mentioned the 10000 motor and that made me lean towards the LV65) £54.99
    3) Braun Series 6 60-B1200s £89.99
    4) Braun Series 5 50-B1200s £59.99

    I currently have an old Braun 380s-4 which I find does in most places provide a close enough shave but is also very patchy on the sides of my neck and also above the jawline. I also get ingrown hairs at the bottom of the middle of my neck. The hair that grows on my neck is quite coarse.

    Do you think I am making the right choice with the ES-LV65 also considering the prices I have listed.

    (There is also currently on sale on Amazon a Phillips Series 7000 S7783/35 for £99.99, but I’ve read less on that product so am not sure if it’s a suitable option)

    Thank you.

    • Hi Alex,

      Out of the options you’ve listed, the ES-LV65 is by far the most capable shaver and the one I would choose considering its price and the other available options.

      I think it’ll be a worthy upgrade to your 380s, but it will probably not solve all the issues. If the hairs on the sides of your neck stay flat on the skin, you may still work a bit harder to get them. The ES-LV65 has an excellent trimmer that can be handy to reduce those hairs to a stump and then you can easily shave them at skin level. Also, the Arc 5 has a massive shaving head which may seem very awkward at first coming from a 3-blade shaver with a very slim head like the Series 3.

      But the Arc 5 is a much more powerful and smoother shaver so I think the pros will outweigh the cons and you’ll enjoy shaving a lot more.


    • For the next few years my guess is we’ll see many small refinements of the series. They already started with the revision B of the Arc 6. Can’t say what will follow next, but I doubt it’ll have 7 blades. 🙂


        • I think Pro will likely be the latest flanker of the Series 9, maybe we’ll get one last incremental upgrade, but it’ll still basically remain the same. We’ll probably have to wait a bit more for a brand new series that’ll replace the current S9/S9 Pro. I personally don’t see it happening in 2023 for example.


  5. I have an ES-LV65 that I bought in August 2013, so now it’s 9 years old. I have only replaced the blades and foil 3 times, about every 3 years. Just now getting the foil and blades with the gold bars from Amazon for $54, so will be the 4th set, including the original. Gen 2 blades/foil are currently $49, so I will spend the extra $5 for the gold rollers out of curiosity. Previously, I just got the gen 2 foil/blades from Amazon. Looks like they used to be $35. I never add oil to the blades/foil. It just works. Battery now lasts 20 shaves, but when it gets to 30% it drops faster. Looks like the battery is easy to replace, too. Will see if I notice any change with the new foil with the gold rollers. May have to get a new battery. The shaver otherwise works great. The vinyl case started to disintegrate in the last year. But 8 years is pretty good for that, too. Electronics are working fine.

    • Hi Jon,

      Many thanks for taking the time to share this.

      Seems like your ES-LV65 is still going strong. The battery seems fine as well — 20 shaves is outstanding, albeit I presume it takes you very little time to complete a shave. I recommend charging any shaver when the battery drops to 20-30%, and even more so in the case of a 9-year-old battery.

      The new set will probably be an upgrade, if not for the rollers then definitely because of the sharp blades and pristine foil of any new set.


      • Yes, Ovidiu, with new blades/foil, generally a shave takes me about a minute. Currently, with the older, duller blades/foil, about 1:30. Will update when the new foil/blades arrive tomorrow, or so. Never would have known all the newer foils would be ok on the ES-LV65 without your information. Prior to the ES-LV65 I had an Arc 3 shaver that lasted 8 years. The Arc 5 was an upgrade from the Arc 3 as memory serves me (it has been 9 years) but the trimmer is better for sure, and I have had good luck with both of my Panasonic shavers over the last 17 years.

          • I have been using the new ES-9036 foil/blades with the gold rollers. Shave time is back down to 1 minute with the sharper blades. With new foil/blades, the shaver is much quieter, too. I find the rollers really comfortable, but then the old 9032 foil was also very comfortable. Not much of a change that I can discern. Have you found that rotating the replaceable blades between the 2 snap on positions or flipping them around makes any difference in longevity or shave quality? I have tried it occasionally and I honestly can’t tell if moving the blades around makes any difference. Glad these replacement parts are still available, and glad the quality of the Panasonic replacement parts is still very good.

          • Hi Jon,

            Awesome, glad you enjoy the new foil.

            Regarding your question, I am pretty certain that there won’t be any major benefits. I never do it mainly because the blades are a bit fiddly to remove and put back on, not to mention that doing this repeatedly may cause some wear on the plastic part of the struts. So it’s a low reward for a bit of risk type of situation, I don’t think it’s worth the trouble. The one closer to the top of the shaver (the top = the part with the pop-up trimmer) may get more cutting since that one is usually the leading blade of the two during the stroke, but again I think that alone will cause a lot more wear to the blade and the corresponding part of the foil.


  6. Hi Ovidiu,

    I tried emailing you but it got bounced. Do let me know if there is another way to contact you?


  7. What a great guide.
    It hard to find old version from japan.
    They always sell the latest version, until I founded ES-NLV98-K
    But I cant find information about it. I think it released at 2020, like LV9FX. Do you know about NLV98?

    btw, is shaver appropriate always charging in cleanser? or just charging when battery low.
    I think I will but the LV9W, it’s only 200 usd in japan

    I seldom use English, please ignore grammatical errors.

    • Hi Nelson,

      Thank you for the comment, much appreciated.

      The ES-NLV98-K is basically the Japanese version of the the ES-LV97-K. You are right, it was first introduced in 2019-2020. I actually reviewed it here, even though it was the variation without the cleaning station (called ES-LV67-K, but essentially the same).

      It’s fine to always charge it in the cleaner. Ideally, a Li-ion battery would have the longest lifespan if the charge is kept somewhere between 20% and 80% but that’s not very practical and easy to do. So I wouldn’t worry too much about it and just charge it the way it works best for you.

      Hope this helps.



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