Mach 3 vs Fusion blades

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I have no clue what im trying to read here. a lot of screaming and kicking. and a lot of misinformation from my own personal experience.

A cartridge razor is not any safer or more dangerous then a real razor, DE or SE. its just less intimidating. A lot of people I know are to damn scared to try a real razor because they think the blades will rip them all to hell.
Just try sliding a cartridge of your choice sideways on your face, wow, you get cut. just like a real razor.

Last and last? I can barely get a cartridge razor of schick quatro or mach 3 or fusion to last more then 3 miserable lousy ass shaves. IF I can get them to last more then 1 shave.

The ONLY carts that were worth a damn are the old early 1990s puppies with 2 blades and the old style tissue paper style lube strip on top
One man's meat is another man's poison. For years I went back and forth between a Mach3 and a host of DEs and SEs, but I am now an inveterate Mach3 user. I find the Mach3 gives me a better overall shave than any modern or vintage DEs and SEs I've used. Moreover, I can usually get 10 shaves, 2/3 passes each, and often more, with one cartridge. I've been shaving for 50 years and that's my personal experience!
 
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One man's meat is another man's poison. For years I went back and forth between a Mach3 and a host of DEs and SEs, but I am now an inveterate Mach3 user. I find the Mach3 gives me a better overall shave than any modern or vintage DEs and SEs I've used. Moreover, I can usually get 10 shaves, 2/3 passes each, and often more, with one cartridge. I've been shaving for 50 years and that's my personal experience!
That's good. I remember being able to get 2 weeks of daily shaving out of one Mach 3 cartridge and 1 month out of the Fusion Proglide. The Proglide is good, but it irritates my skin due to the extremely high number of blades.
 
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I may have to have a go with some Mach 3 action then ... This thread has inspired me. I have been using a Gillette Blue II on and off for a month or so and got twelve (!) great shaves from it. In fact I could probably have got more ... no pyramids were involved. I have come to the conclusion that it's down to the prep. :D
 
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Most of the times it is. Mach III blades irritate me too. I got a new pack and can get great BBS shaves, but I fall victim to ingrown hair.
 
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Since disposables are lighter than DE razors there is a tendency (at least for me) to press harder which resulted in hairs being cut below the skin & causing folliculitis, i.e., ingrown hairs. Multiple blades easily compound that problem. I have always believed that multiple blade heads were merely a gimmick as Gillette was feeling the heat in 1971 when Bic introduced the first disposable. Gillette, which had come out with the Trac II in '71 as well, used the same double blade concept in their first disposable in '75, the Good News. It has been a game of "one upmanship" ever since.

Surely, Gillette has done a superb job of conning the public into believing that multi-blade razors are a necessity whereas we have yet to see multi-blade steak knives or bayonets. :rolleyes: ;)
 
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Since disposables are lighter than DE razors there is a tendency (at least for me) to press harder which resulted in hairs being cut below the skin & causing folliculitis, i.e., ingrown hairs. Multiple blades easily compound that problem. I have always believed that multiple blade heads were merely a gimmick as Gillette was feeling the heat in 1971 when Bic introduced the first disposable. Gillette, which had come out with the Trac II in '71 as well, used the same double blade concept in their first disposable in '75, the Good News. It has been a game of "one upmanship" ever since.

Surely, Gillette has done a superb job of conning the public into believing that multi-blade razors are a necessity whereas we have yet to see multi-blade steak knives or bayonets. :rolleyes: ;)


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Billy
 
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