High Performance Parts

Change foil & cutter block every 18 months


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.

Therefore 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.

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How and where to buy high performance parts: Note down the model number of your high performance part (e.g. 70S for all Series 7/Pulsonic shavers) and then you can either buy it in most electro stores or where you bought your shaver, online, or via our authorized service partners.

Frequently asked questions

Why should I replace the foil and cutter block regularly?

The cutting parts will gradually wear out over time and your shave may become less close and comfortable. After replacing them you get back 100% of your shaver’s performance.
Video: Why to change your high performance part

What is the difference between foil & cutter, cassettes, and foil only products?

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.

How can I find out which foil and cutter block fit my shaver?

Please have a look in the high performance part finder above. Select your shaver by recognizing it from the picture or its name and then click on it to see the corresponding high performance part. In case this doesn’t work because of a slower internet connection, please click on the overview or download the high performance parts model finder as a pdf.
If you can’t find your shaver it might be because we only show the most popular ones from the last years. You can still go to our Braun service website where you can find model numbers for older shavers.

Why can’t I interchange different models?

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.

Where can I buy high performance parts for my Braun shaver?

You can buy them in most electro stores or where you bought your shaver. To find a store or an online shop please click on the ‘Buying Braun products’ link in every side bar or on the ‘Where to buy’ link in the high performance parts overview. You can also visit the following link authorized service partners to get the required information.

How long will a foil and cutter block last?

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.

The parts recommended look different than on my current shaver, is it still the right part?

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!

How do I change the high performance parts?

The replacement of the shaver head is very easy. Have a look at the video above how fast eand 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 precedure in reverse.
Please visit the Braun service website for information about other replacement parts.