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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-02-10 10:31 AM
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Anyway you slice it, doesn't a six-blade razor feel excessive?
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I used disposable Schick double-blades from Costco for a while, and they worked great. Then one day I needed razors and wasn't near a Costco, so I grabbed a pack of cheap Bic single blades. They work just as well.

BTW, I buy disposable razors because for some obscene reason they are cheaper than refill blades.
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  -Anyway you slice it, doesn't a six-blade razor feel excessive? qb  Aug-02-10 10:31 AM   #0 
  - It may seem excessive, but I've found that more blades = smoother shave.  EOTE   Aug-02-10 10:35 AM   #1 
  - I agree...  MicaelS   Aug-02-10 11:08 AM   #2 
  - I use my hubbies...  Maine-ah   Aug-02-10 12:17 PM   #11 
     - If you don't consider it too personal...  MicaelS   Aug-02-10 12:33 PM   #12 
        - na, not too personal at all :)  Maine-ah   Aug-03-10 08:05 AM   #28 
           - Thanks n/t  MicaelS   Aug-03-10 11:04 AM   #33 
  - I find that if I slide the twin-blade over my face three times, it's exactly the same.  Orrex   Aug-02-10 11:42 AM   #8 
  - Hahahaha! True!  kayakjohnny   Aug-02-10 11:46 AM   #9 
  - I'll take one swipe versus three that leave my face all red and burned.  EOTE   Aug-02-10 12:10 PM   #10 
     - If you shave in the shower, the abrasiveness is reduced almost to zero  Orrex   Aug-02-10 05:09 PM   #23 
        - Not with my facial hair.  EOTE   Aug-03-10 09:39 AM   #29 
           - Dude--did you just prove that six equals one?  Orrex   Aug-03-10 10:13 AM   #31 
              - What? With regard to a straight edge?  EOTE   Aug-03-10 11:43 AM   #34 
                 - I haven't been able to use a straight razor ever since reading "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"  Orrex   Aug-03-10 12:55 PM   #36 
  - That's been my experience  MajorChode   Aug-02-10 05:12 PM   #24 
  - i thought so after two.... nt  seabeyond   Aug-02-10 11:13 AM   #3 
  - Replacement cartridges are what, $18 each?  Richardo   Aug-02-10 11:21 AM   #4 
  - Cool! I just might look for one of those.  qb   Aug-02-10 11:25 AM   #5 
     - Ha!  Richardo   Aug-02-10 11:29 AM   #6 
     - Thanks for the idea - I just nabbed one on eBay, along with a vintage blade sharpener!  qb   Aug-02-10 03:32 PM   #19 
     - One word of advice: Very short strokes  Richardo   Aug-02-10 03:37 PM   #20 
        - Thanks. I will also make sure the direction of the strokes is perpendicular  qb   Aug-02-10 04:10 PM   #21 
     - I've got my great uncle's  pokerfan   Aug-03-10 01:08 AM   #26 
     - Is this you, qb?  Richardo   Aug-03-10 07:09 AM   #27 
  - 5 blades work better than 4, 4 better than 3, 3 WAY better than 2  Schema Thing   Aug-02-10 11:35 AM   #7 
  - I'm holding out for the 50-blade model.  Common Sense Party   Aug-02-10 02:55 PM   #15 
     - Me too. Or at least 20. 20 might do it.  uncommon   Aug-03-10 12:15 PM   #35 
  - I prefer uber-cheap disposable single blades...  MiddleFingerMom   Aug-02-10 01:55 PM   #13 
  - I'm Waiting For The Moonrock Google Blade Razor  Beetwasher   Aug-02-10 02:48 PM   #14 
  - I thought so before I tried one,  burrfoot   Aug-02-10 03:08 PM   #16 
  - I think the vibrating feature is to corrupt young women.  Schema Thing   Aug-02-10 04:57 PM   #22 
  - I remember reading this Onion piece when it came out:  InternalDialogue   Aug-02-10 03:11 PM   #17 
  - Satire from only 6 years ago: "Fuck Everything, We're Doing Five Blades"  AngryAmish   Aug-02-10 03:13 PM   #18 
  - A few months after that was posted, iirc  miscsoc   Aug-03-10 10:34 AM   #32 
  - Saturday Night Live had a sketch, in the first or second season,  trackfan   Aug-03-10 12:26 AM   #25 
  - I won't settle for less than a dozen!  Deep13   Aug-03-10 10:06 AM   #30 
  - And Warren Buffett is laughing all the way to the bank.  Common Sense Party   Aug-03-10 02:08 PM   #37 

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