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4-5 blades ie, Fusion, Quattro 35 25.74%
2-3 blades ie, Mach 2, Track 2 55 40.44%
1 blade ie, classic double edge 11 8.09%
Mostly electric razor 35 25.74%
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:59 PM   #21
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I swear by Occam's razor.
Is that the simplest solution you can come up with?
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Old 12-04-2014, 05:40 PM   #23
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I'm also a fan of the Gillette Fusion razor. As another poster noted I extend the life of the blade by drying it off after use and strop it on an old pair of jeans maybe once a week. I shave maybe 3 times a week and the blades last several months and still give a good shave.
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Old 12-04-2014, 05:47 PM   #24
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Electric. I have never used a non-electric razor to remove hair on my face.
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Old 12-04-2014, 05:48 PM   #25
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I've been using Dorco razors for three months now. Love the razor and love the price.
DORCO - Disposable Razors, Shaving Systems, Shavers, 6 Blade, Blades, Cartridges, Cartridge, Mens, Womens
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The sharpest one too
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I use this (so I couldn't vote in your poll). I have seven of them and use a different one every day. This is the only new one I have; the rest are antiques I got off ebay. I periodically hone them myself with a Belgian coticule.
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Gillette Mach 3 for me...been using them for years...pretty much daily since I was in the military. I also figured out that by simply drying them off, they would last two months or longer.

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I use this (so I couldn't vote in your poll). I have seven of them and use a different one every day.
I assumed straight razor users would fall in the single blade category no?
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Gillette Mach 3. Change the blade on the last day of the month, like clockwork. Buy the blades at Costco. First handle lasted over a decade, on second handle now. I find the 4 and 5 (and 6 and 7 and 8 and 9 and 10) blade trend to be akin to obsessing over whether one's FIREcalc results are 97 or 98 or 99 or 100%: Just polishing the cannonball.
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I've been using Dorco razors for three months now. Love the razor and love the price.
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I have been using them for a few years now. MUCH less expensive than name brands.
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I assumed straight razor users would fall in the single blade category no?
In "1 blade, i.e. classic double edge", i.e. means id est or "that is". Thus reading "1 blade, that is classic double edge", and thereby defining single blade as a classic double edge and nothing else. If it had been e.g., meaning exempli gratia or "example given", then a classic double edge is only one of the razors that could be called 1 blade.

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I just buy the blades- the usual double- or triple-blade, generic version, and I've got steady enough hands that I shave with the blade only
I do the same, no handle! It's also much easier when traveling.

I don't buy generic though - when I went to three blades I finally got a decent shave and haven't found significantly cheaper ones (vs. mach 3 bought on discount). Cheap throwaways just hurt, take long, and give a bad result with lots of injuries. Of course, I just might be doing it wrong.

Still, +/- 2 USD per blade is kind of expensive, and my blades dull quite quickly Basically every week I should replace, even though I try to aim more for the 1x month regime.

So I'll keep an eye on the tips here, see if I can improve.
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Much like NanoSour, I agree that the 5-blade razors are really the best. I shave only once or twice a week.

Fusion to me is a great blade and shaving system. Gillette sends out razor handles and blades as advertising gimmicks in our ZIP code. It turns out they send out to all graduating male seniors. So I use a Gillette Fusion.

Recently my wife bought more blades, but got the Mach 3 blades, so I switched back to my old Mach 3 handle. There is ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT that Mach 3 is worse than the Fusion system. The 5-blade Fusion setup is designed to stretch one's skin better just before the blades cut the whiskers much better than other razors including the Mach 3. So shaving is not just the blade, but how the skin is presented to the blades. One has to make sure to use those stretching features of the Fusion blade to get the best shave. One does this by the angle and the pressure. I can use much more pressure with Fusion and have no chance of cutting my skin.

As for old-fashioned razors, I think that's just hipster nostalgia talk and folks stretching out their skin with their other hand.
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In my Gym kit a few weeks ago switched to one of my old Army days double edge razor. It even has adjustable blade angle. Works as well as I remembered.

I wonder what would be the reaction if I used my straight razor in the Y. One day I'll try it.
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If you really want to go LBYM, you could try to abstain from shaving and go for the duck dynasty look. I don't pay too much attention to what I am using, but think its a Fusion, not sure how many blades it has 3-4?? I also try to limit my shaving to 3 times/week since I retired.
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In "1 blade, i.e. classic double edge" i.e. means ibid est or "that is". Thus reading, "1 blade, that is classic double edge" and thereby defining single blade as a classic double edge and nothing else. If it had been e.g., meaning exempli gratia or "example given" then a classic double edge is only one of the razors that could be called 1 blade.

i.e. and e.g. Usage Cheat Sheet - wikiHow
Guess I should have used e.g. (thanks for the correction) so I guess the poll was hopelessly misguided. Maybe a Mod or Admin could replace the i.e.'s with e.g.'s?
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Too often an overly dull disposable razor.

LBYM or Just plain lazy?!
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As one gets REAL old, hairs grow quickly... not on the top of the head, but the eyebrows, ears... OMG a half inch in three days... and in the nose.
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I buy the 52 pack of Gillette disposable, double blade, swivel head from Bj's wholesale club for $23.99. I use 1 razor per week and then throw it out. Less than .50 cents a week!

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