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OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 26, 2011 04:01PM
Poll
On a gender neutral basis (one 'shave' = 1 face or one leg) how many 'shaves' do you get from your blades ?
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37 votes were received.
Shave ? Yeti me tell you about that.... 2
 
5%
10 or less 14
 
38%
20 or less 7
 
19%
30 or less 5
 
14%
Until the rust endangers me 9
 
24%
I have no hair to shave, you insensitive Neanderthalic humanoid, you ! 0
 
0%



Just thinking. After reading in a William Gibson book this quote "They just don't get duller." I figured.. what the heck. And I've been shaving (in the shower, my face) with the same blades for a YEAR now.
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 26, 2011 04:08PM
costco sells 52 packs, I figure I replace the razor every week, one pack seems to last one year smiling smiley
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: July 26, 2011 04:08PM
I usually use the same one for months. However, if I don't shave every day and let it grow out for a few days then I have to use a new one.



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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: iaJim
Date: July 26, 2011 04:08PM
I have no idea. I change them somewhere around once a month, but I do it when I think they are pulling too much. Sometimes when I change, I think, "WOW! Why didn't I do this a long time ago?" And sometimes I think, "Crap, it still pulls as much as the old one." It's all a mystery to me, and I've been doing this for over forty years.
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: TLB
Date: July 26, 2011 04:10PM
Usually 30-45. I make sure my blade is dry before it is put away. Where does that fit?
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: DP
Date: July 26, 2011 04:12PM
I'll have to check but I read somewhere that if you rinse your blades in alcohol-of course denatured; why would you waste that Grey Goose-they will stay sharp much longer. It cleans off your your skin oils which can degrade the steel or something like that...
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 26, 2011 04:14PM
2-3 victims, depending upon size.



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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 26, 2011 04:17PM
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2-3 victims, depending upon size.

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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: July 26, 2011 04:17PM
lectric shaver



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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: haikuman
Date: July 26, 2011 04:22PM
I also think it depends on the razor. I am currently using the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Razor and I love it. Seems to last forever. However I have never counted shaves.
Rudie



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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: Buck
Date: July 26, 2011 04:25PM
Norelco!
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: July 26, 2011 04:26PM
Every 7-10 days.
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: July 26, 2011 04:53PM
Seems the Fusion lasts a while longer for me than the others.

Being part Asian helps too. ; )
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: iaJim
Date: July 26, 2011 05:03PM
Quote
haikuman
I also think it depends on the razor. I am currently using the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Razor and I love it. Seems to last forever. However I have never counted shaves.
Rudie

Tell me about the power part of this razor. I use the "unpowered" version of it and really like it. What's the power add?
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: July 26, 2011 05:12PM
I change mine every week. However, I use my Grandfather's sterling silver Gillette safety razor and get the blades from Amazon. Cost me $8 for a hundred. Took some getting used to, but I can get as good a shave from it as the 4 to 5 blade razors.
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: haikuman
Date: July 26, 2011 05:13PM
The razor seems to move with less drag as the blades vibrate. I seem to get a smoother shave with
the power on I have used it both ways. I just use soap and water no Gels, foam or Creams.

Rudie



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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: July 26, 2011 05:17PM
Cbelt,

15 to 30 days. I don't count shaves since I shave once or twice a day or sometimes shave every other day. It depends on my mood, where I am going, what I am doing and level of laziness. That said, a very good shaving cream makes a vast difference in the quality of the shave and in my experience it appears to make a blade last longer, too.

I used to replace the blade at least once or twice a week when I used shaving foams and gels like Barbasol foam and Edge gel. After suffering way too many nicks and mediocre shaves and wasting lots of dollars on replacement cartridges for my trusty Gillette Sensor, I switched a high quality shaving cream. Vastly better shaves and blades that last significantly longer.

So, if you find yourself replacing the blade (or cartridge) often and you're using something like Edge or Barbasol or the other "big name" brands of shaving foam or gel, seriously consider switching to a high quality cream like Proraso/C.O. Bigelow shaving cream or The Real Shaving Company shaving cream. The difference is readily apparent. The Real Shaving Co. cream is very good and surprisingly reasonable in price. I've heard the company that makes it is the same company that produces shaving cream for The Body Shop (whose shaving cream is pretty good, too).

Robert
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: July 26, 2011 05:33PM
2 Shaves per Razor. I typically shave every other day. I've used Clinic shave cream forever.

I know I have a very tough beard. If I try to use a blade a third time, I typically cut up my face, so while expensive, frequent replacement is my only option.
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: July 26, 2011 05:55PM
Beard trimmer and a good pair of scissors. I don't think I have shaved my beard completely off except maybe once or twice in the last 30+ years. I'm no slave to the razor!! :-)



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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: volcs0
Date: July 26, 2011 05:55PM
Fusion blades. Expensive. I usually get them from Amazon Subscribe and Save.

I replace them about every 7-10 days. When I don't shave on the weekend, I feel like I'm saving money!
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: New Guy
Date: July 26, 2011 06:26PM
I'm using a Fusion ProGlide, non-battery version. Does seem to last a long time for me, about a month and that's using it almost every day. The cheap ones (disposable double blades) I'd use once or twice and throw them away. I'm assuming I'm saving money. I always use shaving cream as I've been told it helps keep the blades sharper longer but that's open to debate.

New Guy
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: July 26, 2011 06:52PM
2 months.

Clark Howard says if you actually dry them after using, they will last very long.

I get the cheap ones and they for for 45-60 days without drying them.
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: rz
Date: July 26, 2011 07:04PM
I shave face and head every weekday in the shower. I get about a month out of them before I notice any degradation. Using Gillette Fusion or its generic equivalent.
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: Michael
Date: July 26, 2011 07:23PM
I've been using Schick injectors since I started shaving 40 years ago. About 20 years ago, I found a cart full of blades at a grocery store that was going out of business. I bought a couple hundred packages with 7 to a pack for something like .10 per pack. I've probably got half left and will probably never have to buy a blade again.

I don't use anything but water to shave--I get out of the shower, dry off and then splash hot water on my face and shave. I dry the razor off and the blades last a long time.
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: billb
Date: July 26, 2011 07:28PM
really don't know, maybe two months

got about 100 5 packs of gillette replacements from someone who worked there - friend of a friend
gave a bunch of 'em away, too a while ago

probably have a dozen 5 packs left


drying them out does work for extending lonevity
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: testcase
Date: July 26, 2011 08:12PM
Fusion ProGlide Power here. Usually shave head & face every other day. I easily get 3+ MONTHS on a blade. Years ago, I read an article where the author stated most modern blades would provide good shaves far longer than most people expected. I started stretching my replacements and found he was right.

I also use "Shave Secret" (formerly "Total Shaving Solution" ). Two drops of these "essential oils" results in a closer shave for me. I get it at Walmart.
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: July 26, 2011 08:26PM
Can't get Sensor blades from the US anymore.
Gotta find something modern.
Probably some CostCo deal.
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: July 26, 2011 08:41PM
I keep a can of compressed air in the bathroom to blast the blades; as others have noted, prompt drying increases blade life.

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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: July 26, 2011 10:02PM
Fritz,

I use only the Sensor and always go back to it even after all of the newer new-fangled razors from Gillette and its competitors. Various versions of the Sensor blades (Sensor, Sensor Excel, Sensor 3, and several non-gillette versions are readily available from various online sources. I got my last batch at [www.greatrazors.com]. After searching around, they offered them at the best price at the time. A quick search found them for various sources for less $$$ this time 'round:

[www.google.com]

Robert
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 26, 2011 10:28PM
.....longer than a 10 cent hooker......???



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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 26, 2011 10:45PM
Gillette Sensor, 3-4 days.





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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: Wags
Date: July 26, 2011 11:31PM
Remember the pyramid craze? Supposedly you could keep your razors in a little pyramid and they would stay sharp for all eternity, or until Isis used them to shave her pits.
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: July 27, 2011 12:20AM
Gillette Sensor-about 20 shaves, a couple of a months. I don't need to shave everyday.

BTW my Sensor handle was a gift from my Dad, he hated seeing me use disposables. Its about 20 years old!
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: Carm
Date: July 27, 2011 01:36AM
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bhaveshp
2 Shaves per Razor. I typically shave every other day. I've used Clinic shave cream forever.

I know I have a very tough beard. If I try to use a blade a third time, I typically cut up my face, so while expensive, frequent replacement is my only option.

Same problem here. I get about 3 good shaves before I start getting cut up.

I use a combo of a Remington twin foil shaver and Gillette disposable razors. Tried the triple blade disposable shavers. Similar results/uses. And yes I have tried soaking in alcohol and letting them dry out , same results.

Might consider going with a Safety Razor.

Joe Carm



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/27/2011 01:45AM by Carm.
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: July 27, 2011 07:08AM
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Re: OT: Useless Poll... How long do razor blades last for you ?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: July 27, 2011 03:25PM
thanks Robert. Didn't think they was still being made.
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