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Mike
September 7, 2019, 06:49 PM
I undertook the task of trying out a few of these shaving clubs. A little pissed with the price gouging from Gillette, I started in the early summer with Harry’s. Each one I went two weeks with. I tried Harry’s, Defender, Dollar Shave Club and One Blade.

Harry’s had a nice box, the razor was plastic and felt cheap and the overall shave was 5/10. Too many nicks. The quality of blade was poor.

Defender was the worst of the lot. The worse shave and no matter what I tried, it just didn’t cut it.

One Blade was ok, but again, not as good as the multi-Blades.

Dollar Shave Club. The blade is metal and feels very solid. The blade cart has 5 blades and a single one for hard to reach areas. The kit comes with 5 blades, a pre scrub, a shaving cream and a post shave cream. All for $5. This is a winner. A better shave than my Gillette, a shaving “program” which really works. Count me as a member!


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joeinid
September 7, 2019, 07:12 PM
Always wondered how they differed. I’m running out of the refill blades I loved once I realized they were discontinued. I think I’ll try the dollar shave club once my supply runs almost out.

mep
September 8, 2019, 09:10 AM
Screw Gillette, they have been ripping men off for too many years. The prices on their blade refills were so high that grocery stores were keeping them under lock and key. Totally ridiculous plus the blades go dull in no time. And if that wasn't maddening enough, Gillette decided it was a "woke" company and started an add campaign to show how toxic men are and that we need to change our ways. So not only was Gillette ripping off their customers, they decided to attack their customers in an ad campaign.

CPP
September 8, 2019, 09:44 AM
Just buy Gillette 15 count MAch 3 refills for 29.00 thats $1.93 a cartridge, I get the same shave as a "fusion" blade. I go a week or more on a blade. Hell we spend more than that on freaking cables, audio equipment. LP's, gas for our cars, golf fees, eating out. . I tied the Dollar Shave Club Executive blades for 3 months, Harrys for one month and went back to Gillette. At least I know the darn blades will be sharp/. It all depends on your beard and how you treat your razor when your finished. I was told a long time ago, dry the blades and put them in a drawer. I almost went electric, but I could never get a good close shave.

Mr Peabody
September 8, 2019, 10:59 AM
I just use an electric for what face isn't under the beard. It works well if you use the preshave like Afta.

I knew a guy who bought one of those kits with the straight razor and he loved it. I wish I could remember a brand. It had all the lathers and stuff to go with it.

still-one
September 8, 2019, 01:55 PM
I too only use a electric razor. Too lazy to fiddle with blades.

RDSChicago
September 8, 2019, 03:32 PM
A secret I learned a long time ago to lengthen life of blades. Put some rubbing alcohol in a squeeze bottle (I use an old Sea Breeze bottle). When finished shaving, spray a little alcohol over each side of the blade, over a little plastic cup so you can use the alcohol over and over again. Pour the alcohol in the cup back into the Sea Breeze bottle. Repeat at the end of each shave. I have a very heavy beard and my Gillette Mach blades stay fresh literally for at least a month or more. Try it, you’ll like it.

stax
September 8, 2019, 03:41 PM
I use the same Mach 3s and buy the big packs. It's worked fine that way for years.

Dylan
September 8, 2019, 05:17 PM
I used Dollar Shave Club for a while. Unfortunately the handle broke too easily and there was no cover for the blades when traveling. I'm back to my Gillette triple blade disposable.
What totally changed my shaving was "Jack Black Beard Lube". I stumbled on this by accident. It is not a cream or gel. You just wet your face, squirt two squirts in your hand, cover your beard (no need to rub in), instantly begin shaving and can run the blade very fast. Takes two minutes to shave and no cuts/nicks. A big container costs $35 on Amazon or in stores, but it lasted me a year. Shaving is no longer a big chore.

GSOphile
September 8, 2019, 06:05 PM
Retired, electric here. Not the closest but fast, no fuss, no nicks, no rip off. Skip a day, no problem.

nicoff
September 8, 2019, 08:41 PM
Having a beard is a preference, but If you let your beard grow then you will need to shave the perimeter about once a week. A single blade could then last you months.

tino27
September 8, 2019, 10:47 PM
Before I started taking coumadin for a pulmonary embolism over the summer, I was a big Mach 3 fan (since college actually), although I did buy them in bulk at Sam's Club to save money. Since then I've switched to an electric razor. I totally miss the close shave I got with a safety razor ... although I will concede that it takes about half the time to shave with the electric razor over the regular one. Currently I own a Norelco ($40) and was considering something much more expensive. Does anyone have any experience with the more expensive models? Not interested in shaving in the shower (a lot of the more expensive models can be used for a dry or a wet shave) necessarily, just getting a closer shave.

puroagave
September 8, 2019, 11:03 PM
Screw Gillette, they have been ripping men off for too many years. The prices on their blade refills were so high that grocery stores were keeping them under lock and key. Totally ridiculous plus the blades go dull in no time. And if that wasn't maddening enough, Gillette decided it was a "woke" company and started an add campaign to show how toxic men are and that we need to change our ways. So not only was Gillette ripping off their customers, they decided to attack their customers in an ad campaign.

huge blunder on Gillette's part, its the postmodernist doctrine and nihilism that results from it. it turns my stomach.

UltraFast69
September 9, 2019, 10:03 AM
Got on the Harry’s bandwagon, don’t like the automatic schedule or having to remember to go back into the site to change delivery.

Blades are not good as Gillette but do work, kinda like Audio where you get 90% for considerably less.

Of course I forgot the handle but had a box of cartridges in my travel kit while at RMAF this past weekend so had to shave only holding the blade [emoji851]


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mep
September 9, 2019, 06:23 PM
Got on the Harry’s bandwagon, don’t like the automatic schedule or having to remember to go back into the site to change delivery.

Blades are not good as Gillette but do work, kinda like Audio where you get 90% for considerably less.

Of course I forgot the handle but had a box of cartridges in my travel kit while at RMAF this past weekend so had to shave only holding the blade [emoji851]


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I’ve done that before too, but it’s dangerous.

MikeCh
September 10, 2019, 02:44 PM
Currently I own a Norelco ($40) and was considering something much more expensive. Does anyone have any experience with the more expensive models?

Try a Braun foil model shaver. They work better for me than any Norelco rotary bladed shavers. Still not as close as a Gillette two or three blade, but much faster and less pulling altogether. The Braun shavers are not very expensive.

Mikado463
September 10, 2019, 03:02 PM
Thankfully I have a light beard so my razor of choice, Schick Hydro 3, last me weeks.

preferred cream - edge gel