My top goal is to make sure all people trying OmniShaver enjoy their shaving experience so before giving up on Omnishaver, please allow me the opportunity to help you achieve this goal...
Just A Background FYI: OmniShaver's blades are US made and are very high quality. No one can answer how long any manufacturer's blade edges will stay sharp because sharpness depends on many factors like thickness of hair, coarseness of hair, amount of hair, length of stubble being cut and lubrication being used...Having said all that I can confidently say that if OmniShaver's suggestions from its instruction sheet are followed, its blade edges will stay sharp longer than all other shavers. If OmniShaver's blades are tugging, or not shaving well after only a few shaves, then it's because not enough deliberate downward pressure is being applied, or it's because the blades are clogged with debris.
Most other shavers require replacement blades after about a week's worth of shaves, so getting two or more times as many shaves from your OmniShaver is usually considered by most to be a good value. You reported that you only received 5 shaves so I agree with you in that OmniShavers should be expected to last much longer than 5 shaves. The following is what we write on our website about how long your OmniShaver should last: 'Although individual experiences may vary, OmniShaver feels that if properly maintained and used, our shaver will provide at least twice the number of shaves other shavers or razors can provide.'
I need to be careful about how I make my recommendations because it might sound like I'm challenging your ability to shave (which as I just wrote is not my intention). OmniShaver has a learning curve because it's like using no other shaver, so please allow me to thoughtfully share some advice that I think will be helpful...
#1- The MOST important OmniShaver use recommendation by far is to apply deliberate downward stroking pressure with your back and forth strokes. Applying lighter downward stroking pressure is the main reason why sharp blades can feel dull and tug hair...Here is a short instructional video that will explain how to get the best shaving results from your OmniShaver. To address this issue, please pay special attention to 0:45 into the following short video: https://www.omnishaver.com/scalpshave
#2- Please look closely at your blades to see if they look like brand new. If cleaned well after each use your OmniShaver will look and function great. If you can see a film on the blades or on the chrome shaving head, or if you can see any other shaving debris that hasn't been completely removed after your cleaning attempts, then the blades will not be able to self clean, self sharpen or shave well at all. To address this issue, please pay special attention to suggestions at 0:44 & and at 2:19 into the following short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F19yDovMWhM
I'd love to hear back from you about if these videos and suggestions helped you to achieve better shaving results from your OmniShaver.