We also have a maine coon wannabe
The only shaving we do on him is on his hips because his hair tangles so quickly there. He absolutely hates being brushed or having his back legs handled and the daily combings were stressing him out. Last year he was diagnosed with Calici so i made the decision to enforce a stress free lifestyle which meant cutting out the daily battles to detangle him. He gets a once weeks brushing now when he is calm and i also run a clippers over his hips at the same time.