Arc3 3-Blade Electric Shaver with Automatic Clean and Charge Station Wet/Dry ES-RT97-S


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  • 3-blade cutting system with 30° blades for a quick, smooth shave
  • Slide-up 45° trimmer, five-setting comb attachment included
  • Stainless steel foils follow facial contours for closeness and comfort
  • Pivoting head glides effortlessly over face, chin, jawline and neck
  • 10,000 rpm motor for power and performance
  • Use dry or in the shower with wet/dry convenience
  • 100% washable—cleans in seconds under running water
  • Automatic Clean and Charge Station included
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Legendary Craftsmanship. A Tradition of Innovation.

Advancing the Japanese art of crafting exceptionally sharp and durable swords, Panasonic has applied state-of-the art blade technology to the Panasonic ARC3 Series shavers.

The result is precision blades of extraordinary strength and performance—and the edge you need for an extremely close, comfortable shave.

Advanced ARC Shaving System

Shave quickly and closely through the thickest, densest, most stubborn beards with three ultra-thin, nano-polished, independently floating stainless-steel inner blades. Each is precision honed to a perfect 30° angle to cut whiskers cleanly at the base for smoother, more efficient shaving. And all are hypoallergenic for safe, irritation-free shaving on sensitive skin.

30° Nano
Polished Blades

The acute 30° cutting edge of the inner blades enables an incredible close shave. Driven by a high-speed, the blades cut smoothly through the toughest beards.

Ultra-Thin ARC Foil System

Three contoured, micro-thin hypoallergenic foils instantly capture, hold and cut the different types of hair that make up the beard for outstanding closeness and comfort.

High-Performance Motor

The high-speed ARC3 inner-blade system in the Panasonic shaver is driven by a powerful 10,000 rpm motor for fast, streamlined shaving.

Ultra-thin Foils. Closely captures even stubborn, extra thick hair to ensure smooth, even results.

Quick-Comb Blade Foil. Angled to grab and cut longer hairs that often grow in opposite directions.

Flexible Pivoting Head

As you shave, a highly flexible, quick-pivoting shaver head glides effortlessly over face, chin and neck, flexing up-and-down and side-to-side for faster, more comfortable shaving.

Wet/Dry Versatility
and Convenience

When you're on the go or need a quick touch-up before heading out for the evening, the ES-RT97 ARC3 Men's Shaver provides a quick, smooth dry shave. And, because it's also designed to be fully immersed in water, it performs just as efficiently in the shower or over the sink using your favorite shaving foam or gel. The shaver is 100% washable and cleans in seconds under warm, running water.

Adjustable Trimming Comb Attachment

A versatile, five-setting comb attachment snaps quickly and securely onto the shaver head to turn this exceptional men's shaver into a precision beard, mustache and hair trimmer, with adjustable lengths from 1.0 to 7.0mm. It's dual shaving and grooming convenience, all in one device.

Slide-Up Trimmer Adds the Perfect Finish

When done shaving and grooming, a simple move of the finger instantly engages a super-sharp, 45° blade trimmer to add the perfect details to sideburns, beards and mustaches, plus deal instantly with stray, unwanted hair.

View Shaver Status at a Glance

The quick-read, dual LED battery/charge indicator in the shaver body and sure-grip ergonomic handle makes it simple to instantly monitor available power level and recharging status.

Masculine Design with Rubberized Grip

The shaver's sleek, lightweight body features an ergonomic design and rubberized grip for maximum comfort, total control and optimum shaving and trimming results.

Clean and Recharge Automatically

Keep your Panasonic shaver in pristine condition with the included, fully automatic Clean and Charge Station that cleans, dries and recharges your ARC3, and helps ensure like-new operation for years to come.

Durable, Rechargeable Battery

The rechargeable lithium-ion battery charges in only an hour to provide up to 50 minutes of continuous, cordless power. And built-in universal voltage makes using this electric shaver as quick and easy while travelling as it is at home.

ARC3 Shaver Replacement Blades and Foils

To help maintain the level of grooming comfort and satisfaction you demand from your Panasonic shaver, blades and foils should be replaced once every one to two years* with genuine, easy-to-install Panasonic replacements blades and foils, plus detergent for your clean and charge station.

Outer Foil: WES9087PC(Foil only)
Inner Blade: WES9068PC (Blade only)
Outer Foil and Inner Blade Combo: WES9013PC (Set)
Clean and Charge Station Detergent: WES4L03

*Suggested blades and foil replacement based on once daily usage of 3 minutes.
Replacement schedule varies based on individual hair type/density and usage.

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    • Replacement Foil/Blade
    • UPC 885170229044


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Product I like this razor and use it to cut my beard and I get a close shave, however it does leave so area and just will not get them close. Because it does cut close I use my old razor and get a really close shave. The old razor works best after using the Panasonic. February 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Shaver I am 86 years old. And Ive tried every shaver and was never satisfied with any of them. Until I purchased this shaver.Ease of cleaning, and shaving. Now I enjoy shaving.I really like the comb attachment.It works so easy keeping the hair neat around the edges. January 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by unlike other shavers I have used many different shavers over the years and none of them come close to this. Get it close shave! Love how fast and quick and the amount of time it takes now to be on the go. I have sensitive skin and this product protects my skin and leaves it so smooth after. I have been researching this product for months and I am so glad I have it. Great job! September 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Shaver Replaced a much older Panasonic shaver. Works great and I do like the cleaner/charge stand. The new stand is much easier to use and maintain. September 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great electric shaver This is my second Panasonic shaver in 10 years. The first one was running fine but I was looking for an upgrade. Panasonic makes a very high quality shaver. The shaver cuts right up to the surface of your skin without causing any irritation; I have sensitive skin so that's a prerequisite. It's light, comfortable to hold and easy to maneuver around the face. The slide-up trimmer is stable and great for sideburns. There's an integrated charger and cleaner but I've yet to use the latter. I use my shaver dry--cleaning is a snap with a quick rinse under the tap and an air-dry thereafter. I paid $100 for mine. Based on its expected durability and useful life, it was an easy cost analysis for me. If I need another shaver down the line, it will be a Panasonic. September 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shaver is a good investment after learnng it Very long battery life. Easy shape to hold. Trimmer works well. As with many electric shavers, the closest shave requires the use of a shaving lotion / conditioner. I found one that works for me and am pleased with the results. March 28, 2015
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