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Good article. I actually picked up a Mach 3 razor today, just out of curiosity really. Can’t believe I’ve never tried one. I used the same Wilkinson Sword Protector 3D razor (and canned gel crap) for a long time, but Mach 3 gets mentioned in so many cart razor articles that I felt I had to try it. Only with a brush and cream of course !
 
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Good article. I actually picked up a Mach 3 razor today, just out of curiosity really. Can’t believe I’ve never tried one. I used the same Wilkinson Sword Protector 3D razor (and canned gel crap) for a long time, but Mach 3 gets mentioned in so many cart razor articles that I felt I had to try it. Only with a brush and cream of course !
The best value for Mach3's are disposables in Savers or in Tesco on promotion. Disposables are far less expensive than the carts. The disposables are quite solid, or detach the head.
 
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The best value for Mach3's are disposables in Savers or in Tesco on promotion. Disposables are far less expensive than the carts. The disposables are quite solid, or detach the head.
Thanks, but whilst I'm not exactly a tree hugger, I despise the thought of using a plastic disposable razor a couple of times then binning it.

My Mach 3 shave this morning wasn't earth shattering, which I'm kind of glad about, given the price of the cartridges anyway. After over 6 months of DE shaving, it was very strange to be using a cart razor again. I did the usual prep of shower, & using shaving cream with a brush, lathered in a bowl. The shave just felt totally lifeless and for the most part, ineffective. I couldn't feel or hear the razor doing any cutting. I felt like I had to apply pressure because of the handle being so light, the way the pivot is, and because like I just said, I couldn't feel or hear the razor doing any cutting. I was wary about doing another pass and dragging those 3 blades back across my face again (and I thought the whole point of a cartridge razor was convenience, ie getting a good shave with one pass anyway) but just tried to do a bit of touch up as there were still lots of hairs left.

After I got back from the school run, I was so annoyed with that excuse for a shave, that I did an XTG & ATG (no ATG on neck!) & touch-ups with the DE89, finished off nicely with Barts Balm, and the difference was night and day. I hadn't realised how important audible feedback is until I had a cart shave again. I suppose it could have been a duff cart, but I'm not in a hurry to have a cart shave again anytime soon! If Mach 3 really is supposed to be just about the best option for cart razors, then I think I'll stick with DE !
 
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Why do you need feedback? You wouldn't know an injector or a Feather AC was against your face. If you applied pressure, that's just your incompetence or inexperience. It certainly not the razors fault, at least you didn't complain about tugging. I do a three pass shave with a Mach3. Usually my first pass is with an injector.
 
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Why do you need feedback? You wouldn't know an injector or a Feather AC was against your face. If you applied pressure, that's just your incompetence or inexperience. It certainly not the razors fault, at least you didn't complain about tugging. I do a three pass shave with a Mach3. Usually my first pass is with an injector.
Do you do multi razor shaves as well?
 
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I have rosecea, and very sensitive skin. I burn with factor 50 on in ten minutes. So, it's quite usual for me not to shave for 4,5,6 days. At 7 days, the growth is too annoying. I use an injector for the first pass, going ATG on my neck. I then do a three pass shave with a Mach3, if not using another razor. WTG on my cheeks and neck, ATG/XTG on my cheeks for a BBS shave and a day looking purple.
 
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