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Re: Alternative to Gillette Fusion razor [Re: DBMaster] #4982508 01/17/19 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by DBMaster
I've been using a Merkur 34C for about 25 years. My current DE blade choice is Feather. The 34C currently costs about $45 (I paid $20 in the early 90s) and the Feather blades work out to 25 cents each. I can get almost two weeks out of a Feather blade.


Got my first Merkur last year. Don't travel with it, but use it with the brush and cream while at home, taking my time.

A solid, well-crafted tool.

I was inspired by an episode of "How Things are Made" on Science Channel...I'll pause for everyone to laugh at me, but I'm quite happy with the razor....


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Re: Alternative to Gillette Fusion razor [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4982533 01/17/19 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by TheLawnRanger
Dollar General blue double blade 5 for $1 pack.

I bought some imitation razors from DG not long ago. For the price, I figured 'what the h*ll". They were .... okay. No way did they compare to the good razors though. They might be okay for some people and as much as I dislike spending money on the overpriced, brand-name razors, they're clearly better for me.

Re: Alternative to Gillette Fusion razor [Re: gman2304] #4982584 01/17/19 03:50 PM
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I had 2 packs of Gillette double edge blades and as soon as I saw the commercial I tossed them away and bought me 10 packs of Feather...a big middle finger to Gilette...

Re: Alternative to Gillette Fusion razor [Re: DBMaster] #4982601 01/17/19 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by DBMaster
I've been using a Merkur 34C for about 25 years. My current DE blade choice is Feather. The 34C currently costs about $45 (I paid $20 in the early 90s) and the Feather blades work out to 25 cents each. I can get almost two weeks out of a Feather blade.

Ditto!


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Re: Alternative to Gillette Fusion razor [Re: gman2304] #4982618 01/17/19 04:20 PM
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I’m a fan of Harry’s razors


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Re: Alternative to Gillette Fusion razor [Re: gman2304] #4982649 01/17/19 04:41 PM
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Which is better, Harry's or Dollar Shave Club? Been thinking on switching for a while. Not really about the commercial. I just think that it's really irresponsible to put something out like that. Lots of ramifications of butting your nose into someone else's business (violence for one).

Re: Alternative to Gillette Fusion razor [Re: gman2304] #4982658 01/17/19 04:48 PM
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I got totally fed up paying for high priced razors about 3 years ago. On a whim, I bought a $4 DE razor from Russia (an old style Gillette clone)
I will never go back.

The latest Gillette ad campaign undertones just enforce my decision!

Re: Alternative to Gillette Fusion razor [Re: gman2304] #4982669 01/17/19 04:59 PM
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You could be like Clark Howard and reuse a disposable for many moons on end: https://clark.com/deals-money-saving-advice/clark-reaches-12-month-mark-using-single-disposabl/

I use a Bruan 5 series electric foil. The last blade razer I used was a Schick something.


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Re: Alternative to Gillette Fusion razor [Re: gman2304] #4982685 01/17/19 05:13 PM
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Dollar Shave Club

It's Dorco supplies, and lots of other fun stuff in a box every month

At a reasonable monthly price


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Re: Alternative to Gillette Fusion razor [Re: gman2304] #4982696 01/17/19 05:26 PM
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TwinTrack. Going on forty and still performs fine for an old guy. Blades are getting a little pricey though. Now about $2.50 each.

Re: Alternative to Gillette Fusion razor [Re: gman2304] #4982698 01/17/19 05:27 PM
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Lol I like the Lexus shaver,
But really
Dorco via slickdeals website


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Re: Alternative to Gillette Fusion razor [Re: jcartwright99] #4982719 01/17/19 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by jcartwright99
Which is better, Harry's or Dollar Shave Club? Been thinking on switching for a while. Not really about the commercial. I just think that it's really irresponsible to put something out like that. Lots of ramifications of butting your nose into someone else's business (violence for one).

I've heard mixed things about Dollar Shave Club. Harry's shaves almost as good as the Fusion - blades are made in Germany and the cartridge has a living hinge instead of the Fusion's mechanical pivot points.

Good shaving cream really makes a difference. I'm using Trader Joe's for now. Kiehl's is good stuff.

Re: Alternative to Gillette Fusion razor [Re: gman2304] #4982728 01/17/19 05:57 PM
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I was never a fan of following the razor rip-off trends. Decades ago I upgraded from a Gillette Track II to a Sensor and stopped there. Now I buy no name blades from the local Shoppers Drug mart. laugh


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Alternative to Gillette Fusion razor [Re: DBMaster] #4982732 01/17/19 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by DBMaster
I've been using a Merkur 34C for about 25 years. My current DE blade choice is Feather. The 34C currently costs about $45 (I paid $20 in the early 90s) and the Feather blades work out to 25 cents each. I can get almost two weeks out of a Feather blade.


Thanks for letting me know about the feather blades. I made the switch to a safety razor based on a chat here last summer. Took some time to get used to using a DE blade. I just upgraded to an Edwin Jagger razor this week and I like the heavier weight. I bought 100 dorco blades and another 100 derby blades for under $10 each last year. I replace the blades every Sunday.

I'll ask for some feather blades for fathers day then I'll have about 6 years worth of blades. Talk about another hoarding pastime.

What soap do you use for shaving?


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Re: Alternative to Gillette Fusion razor [Re: JC1] #4982752 01/17/19 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by DBMaster
I've been using a Merkur 34C for about 25 years. My current DE blade choice is Feather. The 34C currently costs about $45 (I paid $20 in the early 90s) and the Feather blades work out to 25 cents each. I can get almost two weeks out of a Feather blade.


Thanks for letting me know about the feather blades. I made the switch to a safety razor based on a chat here last summer. Took some time to get used to using a DE blade. I just upgraded to an Edwin Jagger razor this week and I like the heavier weight. I bought 100 dorco blades and another 100 derby blades for under $10 each last year. I replace the blades every Sunday.

I'll ask for some feather blades for fathers day then I'll have about 6 years worth of blades. Talk about another hoarding pastime.

What soap do you use for shaving?


I actually discovered that the generic Walmart "Oil Free Face Wash" makes an excellent shaving cream. It has a high glycerine content. For the several years prior to using Feather blades I really liked Personna medical prep blades. I have quite a few remaining. If you PM me your address I would be glad to send you a few at no charge. They are pretty excellent as well.

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