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Pass Around: Schick Adjustable Injector

Discussion in 'Lending Pool' started by riverrun, Tuesday May 31, 2016.

  1. riverrun

    riverrun

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    That's what I used to think as well.. I have come full circle...
    Personna injector blades will do for most.. Chinese Schicks if you are serious about your injectors... Japanese Twins for the connoisseurs.. NOS vintage blades for the obsessive and Personna 74 blades for the insane...
     
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  2. riverrun

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    The Schick Adjustable is now with @Blackmass.

    Anyone wondering what this injector malarkey is all about and if they are any good (they are!)...
    Join the list!
    If you haven't been on a pass around before - it's easy enough. Read this first, then join the list.

    1. riverrun
    2. ben139
    3. Nathan
    4. newbie
    5. p.b
    6. wayne mattison
    7. Honk
    8. Electrif
    9. ajmw89
    10. Macaronus
    11. Mr Bigmem
    12. Looney12345
    13. SeanC
    14. Fuzzyian
    15. Blademonkey
    16. matteob
    17. Les Dupondt
    18. Burgundy
    19. Blackmass
    20. ???
    The list is open.

    Legend: Completed, Currently with, Waiting
     
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  3. riverrun

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    My favourite Japanese ebay seller has Japanese Twin blades back in stock: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371925222399
    Quite a bit cheaper than other sellers and I had no issues ordering from them.

    And the list for the Schick Adjustable is still OPEN. Try an excellent injector for free! Comes with blades! (Not Twin blades though)
     
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  4. Fasa

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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302277523869

    I found a better deal here and he/she is in the uk so faster shipping and no custom tax to pay (remember you get that royal mail 8£ handling fee ...)


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  5. riverrun

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    My Japanese seller here is a few pennies cheaper, but the UK link is a good one (I don't have any experience with the UK seller).
    If you buy just the one clip of blades from Japan, you're below the VAT threshold and no fees are payable.
    Also, I have never paid any customs/VAT/Royal-Mail-ransom for stuff ordered from Japan. My theory is that the customs people see the Japanese customs declaration, don't have a clue what it says, ignore it and go straight for the parcel from the US next to it...
     
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  6. Fasa

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    Lucky you, i had to pay custom tax and the whole shabang for my stuff from japan ...


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  7. riverrun

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  8. Fasa

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    Haven't tried for this, i grabbed mine in my last trip to japan last year. I think the threshold is around 18£ or so...


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  9. riverrun

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    Bump! This pass around is still open. Try a nice adjustable injector razor!
    1. riverrun
    2. ben139
    3. Nathan
    4. newbie
    5. p.b
    6. wayne mattison
    7. Honk
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    Legend: Completed, Currently with, Waiting
     
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  10. mpf9ret

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    My last shipment from Japan incurred the Dreaded R.Mail ransom.The Customs Label very clear in Japanese English. col 7 shows the value of item which triggers the tax if over £15.
     
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  11. Could I be added to the list please Andreas?
     
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  12. riverrun

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    Certainly. Please contact @Blackmass who has the razor right now..
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    2. ben139
    3. Nathan
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    6. wayne mattison
    7. Honk
    8. Electrif
    9. ajmw89
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  13. Thank you Andreas
     
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  14. riverrun

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    The razor is now with @Barry Giddens
    The list is open - in case you want to find out why Injector razors are better than DE razors... ;)
    1. riverrun
    2. ben139
    3. Nathan
    4. newbie
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    8. Electrif
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    12. Looney12345
    13. SeanC
    14. Fuzzyian
    15. Blademonkey
    16. matteob
    17. Les Dupondt
    18. Burgundy
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    21. You?
    The list is open.

    Legend: Completed, Currently with, Waiting
     
  15. Shave 1 with the Schick Injector Adjustable.

    Many thanks to @Steve Bowles and @riverrun for giving me the opportunity to try this razor. It's my first shave with an SE injector, and I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

    I whipped up a lovely lather with the MWF and bowl lathered using a RazoRock 24mm synthetic. I used a Personna blade.

    The Schick felt very comfortable in my hand, probably due to years of using a cartridge razor. Finding the correct blade angle was intuitive. But I had to concentrate to retain the right angle when shaving across the grain. The razor was very manoeuvrable, and I found that I naturally shaved a little quicker than I normally would with a DE. 3 very comfortable passes on a setting of 5. Very close, but not quite BBS. I think that having read other members shave reports I should have gone straight in on setting 7. Zero irritation and my face feels great!
    On the evidence of this first shave, I can see why SE injectors are still so popular. Perfect as part of a travel set up, or for when perhaps time is a factor. Or, indeed, just for the pleasure of using it.
    I will be picking up a Supply Provision Single Edge from the post office tomorrow (also a pass around), so it will be interesting to compare and contrast.
    @Blackmass kindly added a pack of Schick Injector twin blades to the pass around. How do you folks feel about a twin blade? Isn't that edging back towards 4-5-6 blade irritation? Interested to hear your thoughts.
    Barry
     
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  16. Fasa

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    Very nice report :)

    Try the twin blades they may rock your world.

    I initially thought they were a gimmick but they work great for me. Judge for yourself.




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  17. Thank you Fasa. And I will give the twin blades a try.
     
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  18. Shave 2.

    Face lathered RazoRock Italian Barber soap with a Semogue 620 brush. Personna blade (2).

    3 passes on setting 7. Again, fun to use, and very manoeuvrable. Not quite as comfortable as the first shave, but this maybe a result of the RazoRock soap not being quite as protective as the MWF. I think I may also have applied just a touch of pressure in places. 2 minor weepers and a touch of irritation on my neck. But a close, enjoyable shave. Back to basics next time - no pressure and perhaps slow down a little.
     
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  19. Shave 3.

    Bowl lathered the RazoRock Italian Barber with a RazoRock Bruce synthetic. Personna blade (3).

    3 passes with pick ups on 7 wtg/xtg and 5 atg. A really comfortable and enjoyable shave was had. I took my time and refrained from applying any pressure. The result was a very close shave, not quite BBS. I do like the Schick, and I see it as ideal as part of a travel set up. I may well purchase one in the near future.

    Once again, thank you to @Steve Bowles and @riverrun for giving me the opportunity to try the Schick.

    Andreas, I presume that as there is no one after me on the list, I get to keep the razor? Lol. I wish
     
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  20. riverrun

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    For the time being... yes - until the next person wants to find out what a wonderful razor this injector is.
    Don't forget to try a Twin blade...
     
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