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Griff
06-27-2010, 08:29 PM
Fed up with paying 2 bucks for a replacmennt blade for my mach 3 and then only getting 5-8 shaves out of it.

I went old school straight razor. It takes time to get good with, but so for only very minor cuts,and man is it a close shave when you do it right. It cost about 230 For razor ,strop,and 1000/6000 grit stone it will cost another 90 for my 12,000 grit stone.

xsvly-fat
06-27-2010, 10:22 PM
Or you could just get an electric razor for that price...

DFSniper
06-27-2010, 10:23 PM
i shave 2-3 times a week and replace my mach 3 blades maybe every 3 months.

xsvly-fat
06-27-2010, 10:27 PM
Yeah I shave about 2-3 times a week too even though I don't really get facial hair lol. I can't remember the last time I bought new blades.

TheDarkShadow
06-28-2010, 06:18 AM
i shave everyother day with throw away mach3 razors and i change them every or 4 weeks

druid
06-28-2010, 07:48 AM
Gillette Fusion here...and I shave my head as well as my face around my sculpted goatee...change the blades about every 6-8 shaves.

marvin-martian
06-28-2010, 08:37 AM
Fusion > all other razors

oldironmudder
06-28-2010, 12:19 PM
Mach3... when the blue strip turns white ir I can feel a ROUGH shave then I swap them out.

fatkidfrompbaz
06-28-2010, 02:26 PM
I'm jealous that all of you get to shave and I don't :(

WhatThaSmurf
06-28-2010, 03:20 PM
I'm too lazy to use razors and I've been told I look better with a shadow (really thick beard, great coverage), so I just use my beard trimmer on the closest setting. Leaves me with a day old beard. Makes a hell of a mess though.

TheDarkShadow
06-28-2010, 08:41 PM
I'm jealous that all of you get to shave and I don't :(

i jealous that you donthave to shaving is a pita

Hossy
06-28-2010, 08:46 PM
Fusion > all other razors

qft

xsvly-fat
06-28-2010, 09:36 PM
i jealous that you donthave to shaving is a pita

Mmhmm, I hate facial hair.

druid
06-28-2010, 10:14 PM
I'm jealous that all of you get to shave and I don't :(

i jealous that you donthave to shaving is a pita

QFT. I've had a full beard since 10th grade...went to the prom and hotel staff thought I was a chaperon...lol

vikingshadow
06-29-2010, 12:31 AM
I use an old school Gillette sensor, lol. Started using it in college some 20 years ago, and haven't changed since. Ive tried these other 3,4 and 5 bladed contraptions, but it is a PITA getting everywhere I need to.

I should shave everyday, and have a hell of a day old shadow when I dont the next day. But, I like a day old shadow, and I get so flipping tired of it, well, the heck with it!

oldironmudder
06-29-2010, 06:24 AM
Mmhmm, I hate facial hair.

Even goatees? They make such great flavor savers for ...... opps, family forum.

Past few months Ive been lazy with shaving....... once every 7-10 days.

marvin-martian
06-29-2010, 08:30 AM
hahaha oh wow...
anyway, what do you guys think of straight edge razors? I have thought about getting one, but I'm not really sure about it.

Hob Hayward
06-29-2010, 09:52 AM
Too expensive lol.. I would probably also kill myself by accident. Idk, I only shave like twice a week, my blades seem to last for at least a few months though...

WhatThaSmurf
06-29-2010, 10:45 AM
Even goatees? They make such great flavor savers for ...... opps, family forum.

Past few months Ive been lazy with shaving....... once every 7-10 days.
Wow. Just wow. But truth.

Yeah, recently, with the exception of the past two weeks because of female companionship, I have just let my beard grow out until it became hot and uncomfortable.

vikingshadow
06-29-2010, 11:07 AM
Hmmm, I usually am running short of time in the morning, so a straight razor wouldn't be feasible for me with the sharpening and such.

Instead, I just shave while I'm in the shower - works wonders!

WhatThaSmurf
06-29-2010, 11:12 AM
I take it you have a mirror in the shower? How do you keep it from fogging up?

fatkidfrompbaz
06-29-2010, 02:33 PM
Wait i forgot about the nice and thin, yet noticeable, mustache thats on my face

vikingshadow
06-29-2010, 02:54 PM
I take it you have a mirror in the shower? How do you keep it from fogging up?

Yes, but its just a hand held one. To keep it from fogging, you can do a couple of things. Old SCUBA diving trick - spit on the mirror and wipe it around. It keeps from fogging that way, but I just tend to rinse the mirror a lot. Plus, I only really use it to get near my sideburns - been shaving enough years that it's pretty routine for me...

marvin-martian
06-29-2010, 03:10 PM
Come on Vike, 90 years of shaving and you still haven't gotten it down?

UKwithPride
06-29-2010, 03:47 PM
My razor from 8th grade is still good. Then again, 8th grade was pretty much the one and only time I've ever shaved.

vikingshadow
06-29-2010, 04:43 PM
Come on Vike, 90 years of shaving and you still haven't gotten it down?

excuse me? Not a day over 85!

WhatThaSmurf
06-29-2010, 10:40 PM
Vike, you're forgetting that gene therapy again. I think the age reversal fried a little bit of your brain.

RSX99
06-30-2010, 03:09 AM
Have to shave daily. Use a fusion in the shower. Once you shave in the shower, you won't go back. For those that get a few months out of a razor...grow a beard already.

oldironmudder
06-30-2010, 06:27 AM
Have to shave daily. Use a fusion in the shower. Once you shave in the shower, you won't go back. For those that get a few months out of a razor...grow a beard already.

I have a big mirror I took off a Peterbilt (semi truck) that I thought about putting in the shower but now where to really mount it.


I took the clippers & buzzed the beard I had & then buzzed the goatee. Wife didnt really like it.... oh well.

vikingshadow
06-30-2010, 05:27 PM
Vike, you're forgetting that gene therapy again. I think the age reversal fried a little bit of your brain.

nah, that's the Viagra. Gunny left some serious **** behind! Should have checked the expiration date...

Ace24
07-02-2010, 07:26 AM
Shick quattro here and I change it every month. I also shave every day for work.

durrell
07-02-2010, 10:28 AM
I have a Mach 3 Nitro and it sucks, but I only shave like once a week because I freaking hate shaving.

marvin-martian
07-04-2010, 08:59 PM
I'm pretty surprised at how many Mach 3s are still out being used...

DRAGON
07-04-2010, 11:11 PM
Still have a TracII but don't use it much. I use a Norelco electro that does 250wps(that's wisker per second) -

http://www.spyder.tv/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=649&stc=1&d=1278309718

It's silent, water immersible, remote or plugin, best danged investment I've made in a while. I can sit here and type while I'm shaving - :)

Hah, aint that sumpthin? The site will let you download attachments but won't post them. Kinda slacky **new word** - :o

vikingshadow
07-04-2010, 11:14 PM
I have a nice electric razor but it doesnt get near as close unless I spend a LOT of time with it...I wish I could use it!

RSX99
07-05-2010, 08:27 AM
Electrics are a nice commodity but never had a close enough shave from one. I would end up doing more harm than good trying to get a close shave.

WhatThaSmurf
07-05-2010, 09:19 AM
I just stick to the perpetual shadow. I've had it so long, whenever I shave with a razor people tell me I look funny clean shaven.