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Anyone use a DE razor for their legs?

Old 01-19-13, 08:56 PM
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Anyone use a DE razor for their legs?

Last year I made the switch from a Mach 3 to using a DE razor on my face because I was tired of spending $30 for 8 cartridges (I just bought 35 blades for $10, and these were expensive blades).

Anyway, I was just curious if any other DE (or SE) razor users out there use one to shave legs, too? If I start shaving my legs again, I'm not gonna pay stupid amounts for cartridges. Should I get a longer handled razor (à la Lady Gillette?) or just stick with my (shortish handled) Merkur HD?
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Wow. I just learned what DE means. It's not even lunchtime.

I just use disposables like bic.
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i dont think i'd ever ride hardcore enough to shave my legs. more power to ya. lol

me personally, i'd just get an electric and use a clipper attachment and cut it short, but like i said, i wouldnt ever do that.
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I use a double edged safety razor on my face, but an electric body shaver on my legs. Life is too short to waste it wet-shaving my legs.
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My daughter likes using an adjustable double edged razor for shaving her legs... let her use my 1959 Gillette safety and she was sold on it.
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I have used an HD, but prefer my good old 1964 Gillette Super Speed. Gotta be careful though, you can draw blood if you are not careful.
If I am in a rush, I just use a cheap BIC disposable.
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I do. It's kind of nice because I go relatively long periods of time between leg shaves (I only shave during race season, and sporadically at that), and a DE razor chops long hair down without requiring clippers first. I'm not a girl and don't require super smooth legs, just need to get the hair down, so I shave with the grain and chop it down quick and easy. One pass and I'm done; as quick as an electric.

I only have a short handled razor, so that's what I use.
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Originally Posted by YOJiMBO20 View Post
Last year I made the switch from a Mach 3 to using a DE razor on my face because I was tired of spending $30 for 8 cartridges (I just bought 35 blades for $10, and these were expensive blades).
I don't shave my legs, but I throw my mach3 into my ultra sonic cleaner and I have yet to change a blade for over a year.

Here is another way to sharpen your blades.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwb-YU-...eature=related
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I shaved my knee in order to practice using my SE when I first got it ... better than cutting up your chin the first time out.
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