This thread seems to be for women, but I suspect that I might be welcome here. I wear hosiery with shorts, so I think that it is important to keep my legs relatively hair free.
I use the Silk Epil 5.* and it hurts a lot. It's loud too. When I first used it, I thought that it was pinching my skin and ripping it off. I was so scared. I still haven't gotten used to it.
I think that it hurts me more because my hair is probably thicker than yours. Then again, it hurts even when I remove thin hair, too.
The sad thing is that my hair usually grows back ingrown, so my legs can have a very disgusting feeling.