Tac Shaver Review: Does This As Seen on TV Razor Work?

Tac Shaver is an As Seen on TV electric razor that is compact and can work wet or dry. Does it really work? Read my full Tac Shaver review.

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Where to Purchase

There are three primary places to buy Tac Shaver, with Amazon (purchase here) being your best bet online. And while you’re there, I suggest perusing the 300+ comments about the product. You can also pick it up in some stores in the As Seen on TV aisle, or at the official website, tacshaver.com. You should expect to pay about $30 at any of the above locations.

About Tac Shaver

Tac Shaver is an electric razor under the “Tac Brand” umbrella of “tactical” As Seen on TV products, typically pitched by Nick Bolton. The official product website is tacshaver.com, which was registered in March 2019.

Claims & Features

  • Compact and convenient
  • Wet or dry operation
  • Twice the power of old electric razors
  • Waterproof

Tac Shaver Review

Tac Shaver is advertised as a compact electric razor that is completely waterproof. It’s marketed under the “Tac Brands” umbrella, which begs the question how an electric razor can be called tactical, but that’s for another discussion. Although the As Seen on TV industry has not been nearly as active over the past couple of years, it’s still nice to see a new offering hit the airwaves on occasion. I purchased my Tac Shaver directly from the official website, and it arrived the next week, so delivery times does not appear to be a problem.

Tac Shaver has been advertising heavily in 2020, and I’ve had numerous requests for it. Upon opening the box, I immediately noticed that the razor differed slightly in appearance from the model shown in the ads. My assumption is that this was a prototype used in the commercial versus the final version found in retail packaging. Tac Shaver is advertised as waterproof – as demonstrated in the commercial by a man using it underwater in a swimming pool – and smaller than a credit card. While it may be smaller length and width wise, it certainly isn’t thinner than a credit card. Tac Shaver is rechargeable and takes approximately eight hours (per their instructions) to fully charge. I found that my unit came pre-charged, despite the instructions which indicated to charge it before the first use.

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There is an on/off button to activate the razor, and a lever which engages the trimmer on the opposite side. I found the trimmer to be quite weak compared to a dedicated trimmer such as those produced by Wahl. In fact, when I went to shave my beard off using the Tac Shaver’s trimmer, I gave up after several passes and used my Wahl instead. Once my beard was trimmed down to stubble, I decided to use the Tac Shaver on one side of my face, and a Philips OneBlade on the other. I did this because the OneBlade is a proven trimmer that can be used for shaving, although it not designed to provide a close shave.

Using the Tac Shaver’s trimmer.

Tac Shaver’s instructions state to move in a circular motion and pull the skin tight, which I did. I found that did a satisfactory job of shaving, although nowhere near as close as a cartridge or safety razor. The closeness was quite similar to that of the Philips OneBlade. Over the period of a week, I used the Tac Shaver on one side of my face and the Philips OneBlade on the other. In the end, I determined that the two products were about equal in terms of closeness and speed.

Using the Tac Shaver requires a circular motion and pulling the skin tight.

Regarding the claims that Tac Shaver can be used underwater, I did in fact confirm this to be accurate. In fact, I took it to a swimming pool and actually shaved underwater. To my surprise, my “underwater shave” was actually superior to the dry shave I had achieved a day earlier. I continued to use the Tac Shaver and the Philips OneBlade (each on one side of my face) and used both with plain water and shaving cream. After each shave I compared the stubble remaining on my face, and it was usually about even on both sides, meaning the OneBlade and Tac Shaver continued to perform about equally, even though the OneBlade is not technically a shaver.

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The night before finishing my video review, I noticed that the Tac Shaver was not turning on, so I chalked that up to a dead battery. After charging it all night, it still wouldn’t turn on. I opened it up to clean it, although there was not much hair to clean out. To be fair, I wonder if the shaving cream may have somehow negatively affected the unit, although there is nothing in the instructions to dissuade users from this practice. After cleaning it and letting it dry, the Tac Shaver did turn on again, although it no longer turns on every time, and the motor’s power seems to fluctuate.

Even before the intermittent problem with the motor, I would not have recommended Tac Shaver. It requires charging far more often than the Philips OneBlade, and does not deliver a close shave as advertised. If you’re looking for a good electric razor, you’ll probably have to spend more than $30.

Be sure to read some of the comments on Amazon to see that my experience is not unique. Reviews are mixed, but I believe there are sufficient complaints to warrant exploration of other options.

Below you can watch my full review of Tac Shaver.

Alternatives

I still recommend the Philips OneBlade, which is an excellent all-around grooming tool for $35. I’ve only had to replace the head once after two years (they say 4 months). If you’re set on an electric razor, you might want to take a look at this model, which runs only $40 and holds high consumer ratings.

Your Tac Shaver Reviews

Have you used Tac Shaver? Tell me what you think in the comments below.

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kevin Wright
kevin Wright
1 year ago

do not order this,,,it sucks,,,not worth a fucking dollar

kevin Wright
kevin Wright
1 year ago

they took the money out of my bank account without my permission,,,do not order

Cal Bambi
Cal Bambi
1 year ago

The TacShaver commercial is a complete joke/fraud. Look closely nobody shaves with razor they just make believe they are shaving on a face that is already shaved. He didn’t shave his beard at all just made believe he did. Too funy

Calvin Sanford
Calvin Sanford
1 year ago

I wish I had seen this review before I bought this useless piece of manure. I should have known better when they tried to get me to buy 5. A total waist of my money.

Truthsayer
Truthsayer
1 year ago

absolute garbage. when it breaks (it WILL break), good luck getting them to honor their 10 year warranty!

Mark Fraktman
Mark Fraktman
1 year ago

The ONE (1) shave I got from it was as smooth and close as they claim.

However, though I followed the enclosed instruction about charging it, it has not run since. I EXPECTED to get more than one shave from it!

I believe I know why they stopped the 10 (ten) year warranty they offered at the time.

David
David
9 months ago

Piece of crap! It does not cut stubborn beards like they claim. I waited 3 days to test it and it did not work. You are better off buying disposable razors than this JUNK! I sent it back for refund.

G Whiz
G Whiz
8 months ago

This electric razor is a vacation razor at best. I didn’t pay much for it — got it at Menards because I had a Father’s Day gift card to use. It takes a long time to recharge using a USB which they don’t say anything about that. The RPMs on the razor blades are low so sometimes it doesn’t cut the facial hair, it pulls it. I couldn’t figure out why once in it while it felt like that until I dump out the hair in the razor in my sink. I don’t have a tough beard face so I… Read more »

Sterling
Sterling
8 months ago

I thank all of you for giving your opinion of the shaver ’cause I was going to buy one😄

David
David
7 months ago

Worthless,bell&howell fucked again

James Coles
James Coles
4 months ago

It did not work, how do I get my money back?

John Rodriguez Jr
John Rodriguez Jr
3 months ago

The Tac shaver I received is JUNK and I am aid 40 dollars for it ! It just pulled out hair and I tried calling but just got the run around!

gerard
gerard
2 months ago

Waste of Money! Not worth the effort to return for refund!

Mark Fraktman
Mark Fraktman
21 days ago

I bought one from the commercial, even bought extra blade heads. The ONE time I used it it worked very well. Then HASN’T WORKED SINCE!! I haven’t been able to contact them to complain, I guess that’s how the deal with their “ten (10) year warranty they don’t make it easy to contact customer “service”. I’m still well within the ten years but still haven’t been able to get satisfaction.