Best source for Sensor Excel Blades?

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Although I can't answer your question I can tell you that after returning to cartridges after years using a DE/SE, I've not regretted it. I primarily use a Mach3, the regular cartridge, not the Turbo, but interspersed with a Sensor. I must say though that my shave with the regular Sensor cartridge is superior to that of an Excel cartridge.
 
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Hi,
I'm using Guillette Sensor 3 since 20 years ago. To me it's the best cartridge in the market

In Spain there are


About 2€ per cartridge


About 1€ per cartridge

I use this disposable cartridge but I put the cartridge in a handle Sensor. To me disposable cartridge has same qualiy as refill, but it cost half







 
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Guys, any thoughts on the performance of the Sensor vs Mach3?

@Quique, some lovely aftermarket handles for the Sensor are available from PILS

http://www.pils-rasur.de/rasierer/sensor/104ee.html?___store=english&___from_store=deutsch
My Mach3, with regular cartridges, is my mainstay, but I do like my Sensor, with regular cartridges. I haven't tried the Sensor3 cartridge, but soon will; however, I find that I don't get as close and irritation free a shave with the Sensor Excel cartridge as I do with the regular Sensor cartridge. Similarly, I find I get a closer, smoother shave with the regular Mach3 cartridge than I do with the Turbo cartridge. On balance, I find the shave with my regular Mach3 a whisker closer and more comfortable than my shave with my regular Sensor, but the Sensor is still a damn fine razor. In all cases, however, the Mach3 and Sensor give me a better shave than the TracII. As concerns aftermarket handles, shavemac makes them for the Mach3 and the Sensor and they're no where near the price of a PILS. I have one of each and they're very well made and you have a choice of colour. Shavemac nails it once again.
 
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I have tried neither of them, so I am not really qualified to an opinion. But wouldn't it make sense that less blades lead to a better shave? Given that, I would guess that the Sensor is the better razor.

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I've been DE shaving after returning to wet shaving from electric a few months ago. Although my DE technique has been slowing improving I'm really not a morning person and find I take a long time to get the prep, shave and 'clean-up' right and thought I'd try a cartridge to see if it would speed (some of) the process up a bit. I'd read good things about the Gillette Sensor Excel cartridge on this Forum so scored a new one off ebay and - lo and behold - have found it gives a damn good shave in a shorter time. Same prep but the shave time is reduced and - yes - it's just all a bit easier (go ahead - shoot me). So, the question is, where is the best place to score the best replacement blades for it at the most reasonable price? Thanks.
Connaught sell the 2 blade carts, although I wouldn't say they're cheap.
 
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Connaught sell the 2 blade carts, although I wouldn't say they're cheap.
I think I'll place an order with Connaught and buy a Razorpit too. Second shave with the Sensor this morning and it being a 'start of the week jobby' and therefore more of a test (I don't tend to shave at the weekend), I'm happy that a got a damn fine shave with my usual prep. A couple of nicks here and there but nothing that didn't stop after a quick face splash with cold water. I can see the Sensor becoming my go-to razor at this rate, and don't feel particularly inclined to complicate the issue by introducing more blades (i.e. trying a Mach 3 as well) into the equation right now tbh.
 
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