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Old 03-27-2012, 09:20 PM
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The other day at the store I remembered I needed some new razors so off to the "Manscaping Aisle" I went and nearly passed out when I grabbed my Sensor Blades and seen the price.
Always thought they were pricey, but this time it really hit me. Holy Cow they were like $12.00 for 5 inserts!

Anyway I'm starting to think about an electric razor, or heaven forbid I may go old school and pick up a single blade handle and try that route.

What do you use and why? Cost?
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:35 PM
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I grew a beard, much easier
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I had a good electric razor and was impressed by its ability to pull the whiskers out by the roots...Ouch Not only that, it appeared better at rubbing off the whiskers as opposed to actually shaving them. I now buy the cheapo two blade disposables and have never looked back, they actually get better after a shave or two.

If you ever find a barber shop that still gives shaves with a straight razor, go for it. The closest shave you can get, my beard grows slow (shave every other day) but after the straight razor I can go three days and still look good.

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I go with the neither...but my son just bought a blade that vibrates when you push a button. He says it shaves incredibly close. I didn't dare ask how much $$
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i use a pair of small electric hair/stash clippers. haven't bought or used a razor in about 5 years

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Default Re: Electric or blade?

After 30 years of having to shave every workday, I was ready to go back to the full beard. I still use the pricey multi-blade disposables, but I get a month or more out of each one.
I think I go to the bushy homeless look before I'd use a cheapie like a Bic. Those things are horrid.
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i use a pair of small electric hair/stash clippers. haven't bought or used a razor in about 5 years

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I go lecktrick 80% of the time, and double edge safety razor the rest, blades are cheaper and sharper. milt.
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Fysh,

I have a Braun #7526 also known as a 7000 series. This is one that comes with the cleaning / charging base. The unit is expensive when you ramp up in this type but at 12 bucks per 5 blades it'll pay for itself in the first year. I don't remember the exact price(it's several years old) but over 100. It is my second Braun shaver, I got ten years outta the first one. Good clean shave and holds a charge for a long time.

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Electric (Gillette). I get three or so years out of a new one at home, then it moves to my travel kit for another couple of years, then rotates into the recycling bin....
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