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Old 08-13-16, 06:07 PM
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which razors do you use? and blades

I'm almost out of my mach 3 . I see many adds for online razers and blades are any good as mach 3? which ones do you like/? I hate buying stuff with out tons of input I looked online but it had mixed results
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Geez. You're buying razor blades, not getting married.

Walk into a store, try a brand that's priced right and give it a shot. Wasting a few bucks on blades that aren't "the best ever" won't break the bank, and if you don't like them you can try others at any time.

BTW- like chain oil and countless other things, there won't be s solid consensus anyway. Everybody has a preference, and most have at least one they feel is terrible (of course that will be the one that others rate as the best).
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Old 08-13-16, 06:20 PM
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Old 08-13-16, 06:20 PM
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be a man, get a straight razor...
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I use the Gillette mach 5. The blades last a long time and give a good shave. I tried electric razors and was very disappointed.
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Old 08-13-16, 06:26 PM
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Dollar Shave Club. $6 a month gets 4 cartridges of the 4-blade variety. No complaints.
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ha I went to a barber once and he grabbed a straight razer I was terrified lol. that was a long time ago I shave head now adays even thou I almost grew it long again
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Razor. A razer (if such a word existed) would be someone that knocks down buildings or homes for a living.
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Old 08-13-16, 07:08 PM
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hect I wanted to spell it with a s but that seemed wrong
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Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
Razor. A razer (if such a word existed) would be someone that knocks down buildings or homes for a living.
If this were Scrabble, I absolutely would accept razer.
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Old 08-13-16, 07:27 PM
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Edwin Jagger DE89L
Feather platinum-coated stainless blades, although I've tried several other brands.

Get basic DE razor and a sample pack (there are loads to chose from on blamazon). It doesn't have to break the bank to get a good shave.
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Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
Razor. A razer (if such a word existed) would be someone that knocks down buildings or homes for a living.
Razer is a legit word- brand of gaming keyboards .

Back O/T, I can't recommend anything, as I'm still trying to figure out what works for myself .
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Old 08-13-16, 09:25 PM
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Parker 99

Either of these or even the stainless drugstore brands......Probably made by the name brand company with the store logo anyway.

I can't even get any kind of a decent shave out of those new multi bladed cartridge razors. Ex GF wouldn't allow.
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Old 08-13-16, 11:44 PM
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Horrible things. Can't see why anyone uses 'em, especially at those inflated prices. But I'm biased. Besides a mole on my jaw line I have scars from accidents and fights that get cut easily by razors.

When I did shave, before I went all furfaced, I preferred Remington foil and Norelco floating head electric shavers. Painless, quick, smooth as a razor shave. I still have two, a wall plug electric that's at least 30 years old and still works, and a more recent rechargeable. Still handy on occasion when I need to shave around a scrape or cut to hold a bandage. Between the two the Norelco floating head design is better for folks with scars and moles.
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Old 08-14-16, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
Wasting a few bucks on blades that aren't "the best ever" won't break the bank
You obviously haven't purchased razors lately. I'd need to up my credit score to qualify for the loan that would allow me to buy a six month supply of the Gillette "Fusion" blades I use. But boy, they are almost worth it . ..
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Old 08-14-16, 05:35 AM
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I still use an old Gillette razor from the 60's -- the kind where the handle screws off. I think they called them "Tech" models. The twist-to-open ones don't work as well. I bought some double edge blades on Amazon -- got 100 for about $13. They only last like 4 or 5 shaves, but still, there's 100 for $13. Yeah, I'm kinda cheap.
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Old 08-14-16, 07:31 AM
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I use this razor

This brush
https://www.amazon.com/Escali-100-Ba.../dp/B003WR3QSG
This soap
https://www.amazon.com/Proraso-Shavi...ywords=proraso
These blades
https://www.amazon.com/Derby-Extra-D...s=derby+blades
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Old 08-14-16, 08:02 AM
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grow a beard.
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Shick Hydro 5 in the bathroom
Norelco cordless in the car for when I forget.
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Wahl grooming clipper , it's fast, and being retired the white stubble is just managed to close enough .

If shorter needed, a 2 head Norelco corded razor is here .. had a 2AA Phillips made one for bike tours .
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I'm still using the Gillette Atra I got when I was 15. They still sell blade cartridges for it at CVS.
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Old 08-14-16, 01:29 PM
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those who use them safety razers are they hard to shave around mouth and nose?
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
those who use them safety razers are they hard to shave around mouth and nose?
When I put a new blade in it I always leave it on top of the dryer by the bathroom door.for a couple days so I won't forget and get in a hurry with it. You pretty know the path after using them for awhile.

Blades last me for weeks......months since retiring because I don't always shave every day.
I tried a Gem single edge once but it didn't work for me. I think the angle to the edge on those might be a little steeper and affects the whisker cutting efficiency in that it just rides over them. And the cartridge razors clog up with whiskers between the blades so they don't last anywhere near as long as the double edged blades for me either. I'll use the disposable multi blade ones though, for traveling ever since 9-11......About one per week.
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I always use these. They last long, and shave smooth (face or legs). However whenever I get a gift pack of shavers for a Christmas gift, I use and like them too. More importantly I have a reference to the latest multi blade razors. The only problem is keeping these away from wifey.
FWIW I only use water to shave my face, it helps offset the pastel colors of the razors.
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Dude, cartridge razors are a huge ripoff. Go to traditional double-edge safety razors. Compared to cartridges, double-edged blades are virtually free.

I'm not a shaving nerd, myself, I have one razor, one brush, currently two kinds of soap (because I almost ran out of one and got some replacement), and use one kind of blade.

My razor is one of these, given to me by a shaving nerd I met online who didn't need it (he has like 50 other razors, and this one is not special in any way). It works fine.

My brush is from the Trader Joe's shaving kit. It works fine. I've pretty much used up the soap, it's really more of a shave cream, very soft.

My current soap is a bar of handmade glycerin soap I got as a gift, microwaved-melted for 20sec into a little bowl. It works ok, the lather it produces is not the best.

My original shaving cream solution was Cremo. I got it free (i.e. rebated), and it worked great. It's almost gone, I gave it to my son who is just starting to shave. I might just go back to it because it's easier, no need for a brush.

My blades are Feather. The Best. The sharpest out there. Too sharp for some people. More likely to go through any skin imperfections than around/over. My skin is not super-sensitive, so it's ok for me. I bought a pack of 5 blades off eBay for a few bucks, to try them out, and they lasted me 18 months (i shave avg twice/week). So I bought another 25, they might last until I retire.
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