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    Dollar Shave Club

    Anyone ever tried this. For a really small fee per month they send razors to you so they're always sharp.

    Blades for my razor require I sell my kidney to purchase a 3 pack. The whole process just pisses me off because I feel like I'm getting ripped off. I bought one of those traditional old skool razors, but I find that takes longer & you need to sharpen it. I'm not a lumber sexual so there is no hope in me growing a beard and I just don't dig the style.

    If you never heard of the place, this is it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_Shave_Club

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    Quote Originally Posted by yvr_hacker View Post
    Anyone ever tried this. For a really small fee per month they send razors to you so they're always sharp.

    Blades for my razor require I sell my kidney to purchase a 3 pack. The whole process just pisses me off because I feel like I'm getting ripped off. I bought one of those traditional old skool razors, but I find that takes longer & you need to sharpen it. I'm not a lumber sexual so there is no hope in me growing a beard and I just don't dig the style.

    If you never heard of the place, this is it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_Shave_Club
    Save your cash. These are like dollar store razors ...atrocious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poonerboi View Post
    Save your cash. These are like dollar store razors ...atrocious!
    Thanks for the warning. While staying at an AirBNB I tried one of those and cut my face open about 6 times. I figured there had to be a catch.

    Side note: Anyway use an electric shaver? I have a light beard and was thinking of buying one. I've read that actual shaving is better as it's closer & healthier for the skin. Is there a difference between electric razors? They seem to vary in price on Amazon from 30 bucks up to 200 bucks.

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    Bought a Panasonic electric over ten years ago for about $150. Just put in 3rd set of blades, if you want to call them that, for around $30 each time. Great shaver!

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    I use a straight razor, after my daily shower when the beard is softest.
    I ran out of disposable at one time years ago and had my Grandads old set with ivory handles on the brush and razor.
    I'll never go back to the new stuff, as there is no running out, and it costs about a buck a year for soap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sybian View Post
    I use a straight razor, after my daily shower when the beard is softest.
    I ran out of disposable at one time years ago and had my Grandads old set with ivory handles on the brush and razor.
    I'll never go back to the new stuff, as there is no running out, and it costs about a buck a year for soap.
    I have a straight razor. Best shave ever. I have that little thing you put the soap on your face in. They make for a great shave, but I'm often under the gun and it takes too long to shave. So I end up defaulting back to the Gillette shit. If you've never gone, hit up a barber for a professional shave. It's awesome. I've did it when I get the 2 week growth of whiskers.

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    Pick up one of these double edged razors:

    https://www.menessentials.ca/collect...-razors/merkur

    Then buy a whole bunch (as in 100+) of blades from ebay - Feather, Astra Platinium and the Wilkinson are all superb blades.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtkYYe_Cw14

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    Yes, the five blade Gillettes are expensive, but they give by far the best shave, IMO. My only issue is that, while most last for three to four weeks of daily shaving, a few last barely two weeks. i don't understand the inconsistency. On the other hand, about $60 per year is peanuts anyway. Aerosol shaving creams and gels cost maybe another $40 an annual basis. $100 per year is an insignificant personal grooming expense compared to, say, haircuts. Complaining about the cost of blades is like complaining about spending $12 for a boner pill while spending $500+ for a session with an escort.

    As for less expensive razor blades, what about Harry's? They're made in Germany, not China or some other low wage Asian country.

    https://www.harrys.com/

    One thing that bugs me about shaving commercials is that the guys only shave downwards. Anyone who shaves with a blade knows that you have to also shave against the grain for a really smooth shave.

    As for electric razors, they're designed for a fast, no mess shave, not for closeness. They can't possibly match a wet shave with a good blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avery View Post
    Yes, the five blade Gillettes are expensive, but they give by far the best shave, IMO. My only issue is that, while most last for three to four weeks of daily shaving, a few last barely two weeks. i don't understand the inconsistency. On the other hand, about $60 per year is peanuts anyway. Aerosol shaving creams and gels cost maybe another $40 an annual basis. $100 per year is an insignificant personal grooming expense compared to, say, haircuts. Complaining about the cost of blades is like complaining about spending $12 for a boner pill while spending $500+ for a session with an escort.

    As for less expensive razor blades, what about Harry's? They're made in Germany, not China or some other low wage Asian country.

    https://www.harrys.com/

    One thing that bugs me about shaving commercials is that the guys only shave downwards. Anyone who shaves with a blade knows that you have to also shave against the grain for a really smooth shave.

    As for electric razors, they're designed for a fast, no mess shave, not for closeness. They can't possibly match a wet shave with a good blade.
    The two or four week sharpness difference may have something to do with uneven tempering of the steel, as they are done in very large batches.
    The top of the batch gets the proper tempering , the last of the thousands of blades, have air cooled some ,and don't get the appropriate temper, creating a less than optimum blade.

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    If your interested in just trying a set http://www.dorcousa.com/ is what Dollar Shave Club sources their kits. No Subscription and you can google for discount codes before your order. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetnose View Post
    Pick up one of these double edged razors:

    https://www.menessentials.ca/collect...-razors/merkur

    Then buy a whole bunch (as in 100+) of blades from ebay - Feather, Astra Platinium and the Wilkinson are all superb blades.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtkYYe_Cw14
    I second this, though my favourite razor is a Parker. It has just the right heft to it. I tried several brands of blades and finally chose the Feathers. They're from Japan, supposedly the sharpest blade available. You can get many of the brands of blades mentioned above at places like House of Knives to try. I now buy mine online from Fendrihan. A hundred pack will cost around $40. Blades last me a week. Stay away from shave foam it dries your skin, a nice shave soap or cream is best. A good blade, shave cream and brush to lather up and you'll never go back.

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    Speaking of Dollar Shave Club, the ArrangementFinders version of their commercial comes to mind. Unfortunately, cannot find that hilarious "Blowjobs are f**king great" video anymore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenten View Post
    I second this, though my favourite razor is a Parker. It has just the right heft to it. I tried several brands of blades and finally chose the Feathers. They're from Japan, supposedly the sharpest blade available. You can get many of the brands of blades mentioned above at places like House of Knives to try. I now buy mine online from Fendrihan. A hundred pack will cost around $40. Blades last me a week. Stay away from shave foam it dries your skin, a nice shave soap or cream is best. A good blade, shave cream and brush to lather up and you'll never go back.
    I think I may go this router. It's quicker than the straight razor. Thanks for the tips. Shaving every day is a huge chore for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yvr_hacker View Post
    I think I may go this router. It's quicker than the straight razor. Thanks for the tips. Shaving every day is a huge chore for me.
    DO NOT SHAVE WITH A ROUTER!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgg View Post
    Unless of course your looking to dramatically alter your profile........then I suggest a Dovetail bit to give yourself that chiseled look.

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