I have a very thick middle-eastern type stubble and electric shavers have never worked. But in January I decided to bite the bullet and have another go. I did some internet research and saw the Panasonic ES-LV67 was highly recommended for men like me and not too pricey (the top-ranked shaver for heavy stubble was much much more expensive).
I have to say - I’m really impressed. It gives me a really close shave - almost as close as a razor. It doesn’t pull at my hairs and, after getting through the first few shaves, doesn’t irritate. I still need to go over the bits I missed though - you won’t get everything first time like with a sharp razor.