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    Razors

    For the past 12 months or so I've not been able to bring myself to pay the ridiculous prices for Gillette fusion blades / wilkinson sword alternative . Instead I just buy whatever disposable ones are on offer at the time .
    So , the question to the wam is , what razors do you buy ? And are they any good ?

    Ps after going to scalford I realise this will only apply to half the wam.

    Oh , and this is hopefully a serious thread so If it ends up with pictures of cats they'd better be shaved ;)
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    Aldi or Tesco triple blades/razor, work fine, and I have a fairly heavy beard and only shave every 3-4 days.

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    I've recently found that Gillette razors are a bit like ink cartridges for your printer, BLOODY expensive!!




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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...2-43-each.html

    I've been using the sainsburys 6 blade jobbie lately. Not the cheapest but certainly less than the fusions etc .
    "Eat food, drink liquids, shite in a bog."
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    Quote Originally Posted by age136 View Post
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...2-43-each.html

    I've been using the sainsburys 6 blade jobbie lately. Not the cheapest but certainly less than the fusions etc .
    6 blades? Surely totally unnecessary, I tried the 4 blade and found they kept getting blocked up with bristles. I think 3 is the optimum number.

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    A lot of razors are shoplifted but apparently a lot that find their way onto eBay could be fakes and there was an article about it a while back about the metal being contaminated with all sorts .
    Not good if it's anywhere near your blood .

    6 blades , yep . I thought it was a bit overkill but I seem to cut myself less with the multi blade razors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by age136 View Post

    I've been using the sainsburys 6 blade jobbie lately. Not the cheapest but certainly less than the fusions etc .
    Just how many blades do you need? I remember when 2 was the latest high tec thing.

    Just stop buying foo razors

    Razors will be like venetian blinds before long.
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    Than a mortgage and a lawn to mow - Joni

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    Started using a DE razor about 6 months ago.
    Blades? 3.50 for 10.
    Beard rash/neck redness? Gone.
    optimum number of blades is ONE! Not 3,5 or anything else.
    When I see all the fusion/vibrating/multi blade tosh, 8 for 4 blades I'm so glad I found an alternative that works for me.
    Even if the cost was the same, the comfort & lack of razor burn, (after all these years of trying all those bloody wonder blades & canned goo) would be worth it alone.
    And yes, I still use LP's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tel View Post

    Razors will be like venetian blinds before long.

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    Whal VEry rarely use proper razors and just buzz cut every few days or when the kids tell me i look like a badger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gthang View Post
    Buy an electric shaver and get used to it. I did over 10 years ago and never looked back.
    How ghey

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    Electric or cut-throat. Safety razors are for wimps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gthang View Post
    Buy an electric shaver and get used to it. I did over 10 years ago and never looked back.
    I have one but I find it takes so much 'scrubbing' to get a smooth shave that in the same time I may as well shave wet. And anything over 2 days particularly so. Plus I know with a wet shave everything is cut - the electric one always leaves some that refuse to poke through the filter to meet the blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Cat View Post
    yeah, I do a no.1 one my head...
    That's disgusting, haven't you got toilets up there?

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    ...and a pearl necklace?

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    Bic on my legs and gillette triple jobbies on my head, face, ears, nose, arse etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by russ abbott - royds brother View Post
    Bic on my legs and gillette triple jobbies on my head, face, ears, nose, arse etc...
    What about your back?
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    Than a mortgage and a lawn to mow - Joni

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    Don't bother shaving my back as it gets used as a doormat when we have visitors.

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    Feather Stainless DE blades, approx 18 for 100, 3x shaves per blade = 6p per shave with the sharpest blade you can get.
    "Suitable outcomes for all - FME/proper not overpriced/underperforming e.g. Walmart-wotever Wallwart CAN be just spot-on so often, utilised correctly/unplugged after enjoyment."

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    Bic disposables (triple blade).

    ... and once in a while I might treat myself to an ultra smooth cut-throat shave by a professional.
    Eats, shoots and leaves...

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