questionswhat is the worst/best razor you've ever used?

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Worst was hands down the first electric shaver I received. It didn't really cut the hair, but rather it would rip it from my face. I don't remember the brand. It went in the trash though.

Best shave so far would be a Fusion Power. Specifically the first shave on a fresh cart. After 5-6 shaves, starts to get a little more tug and pull. I want to try a safety razor. Fresh blade every shave sounds wonderful, but I'm somewhat scared to try since I don't want to accidentally have the nickname "Scarface" from now on....

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@okham asked about the Dollar Shave Club, and nobody seems to have answered that yet. I discovered through some curiosity-fueled Googling that the Dollar Shave blades are apparently available for even cheaper through a company called Dorco - http://dorcousa.com . Dollar Shave will ship once a month, while (in order to get the good price) you need to order in bulk from Dorco--but we're talking razor blades, not paper towels, so "bulk" really means carving out about a tissue box's worth of storage space for six months' worth of blades.

I've been using the Dorco SXA5040 (6 blade) cartridges for a little while now. I won't say they're the most bestest shave evar, but they work as well as the Mach 3's I was using before and are a great deal cheaper.

I'm a bit surprised nobody's jumped on the wet-shave-with-a-safety-razor bandwagon here yet too. Those guys seem almost like a cult; folks who can manage it say it really is the most bestest shave evar.

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@fmp031000: I can't wait to try this! Thanks for the find.

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@jrpigman: sorry, sometimes I forget that humor doesn't come through on the interwebs. :)

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@okham: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam's_razor

Basically, it's the idea that the simplest idea is the right one. This is both the best (Keep it simple, stupid) and the worst (Not everything is simple, stupid.)

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I like a good dovo straight razor but if I'm just trying to shave quickly i use a Gillette. Here's a good trick, works extremely well, that makes my blades last extra long: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-extend-the-life-of-your-Razor-Blade-keeping/

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The Mach 3 Turbo works great for me. As long as I take my time shaving it gives me a good shave and doesn't give me any razor burn.

If I'm in a rush I usually use an electric flat headed razor I have, it gives me a lot of razor burn but its quick. I think its a Remmington of some sort, not sure if the razor burn from it is my fault for rushing or if the razor just stinks.

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Has anyone said Occam's Razor yet? Occam's Razor.

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@wilfbrim: I have no excuse. I fell victim to a buyer beware by not reading up on it...and I had a jumbo coupon.

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BEST: I agree with @darkinc about the Fusion comment....not bad, but the blades are horribly expensive.

WORST: Had to be a rechargeable electric from a few years back. I don't remember the brand, but it took special pre-shave lotion packs that were inserted into the handle.

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Fusion power. Expensive, but the blades last a week, and with Amazon Subscribe and Save they aren't too bad.

I'm a bit surprised you weren't warned off the Woot deal. I thought about it, then read the comments. Universally awful.

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@stryker4526: I have the De89bl, love it also!

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I currently use the Gillette Fusion Razor. While its not the best razor out there I bet, it is certainly not the worst.

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@107bear: I live to serve. And save face(sj :)

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I saw those on sale numerous places lately. Was thinking about trying it because of the price, and to keep for travel emergencies...thanks @okham for saving my face!

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I've had the best shaves with a vintage DE, and also a new Feather straight razor with professional blades. Prep is everything, make sure you have the right gear in your kit.

One of the worst shaves was after first starting to hone my own vintage straight razor...it was still better than a disposable bic type razor though!

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Best: Edwin Jagger DE89LBL in conjunction with a badger brush and proper shaving soap or cream.
Much better than any cartridge razor and goop "shaving system," and you don't have to pay $2-3+ per cartridge, as DE razor blades are 8-50c per piece if you buy in bulk.

Worst: It would have to be any of the face grinders people like to call "electric shavers." Holy cow I never had a worse shave or worse facial skin/hair condition as when I used one of those.

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I prefer just about any disposable double or triple edge razors with lube strip and shave gel. The worse was a no brand name electric, which sounded like a 747 powering up to takeoff.

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I got a Norelco (3 head) when I was 16. Terrible. If I wanted 5 o'clock shadow immediately after shaving, I'd use it instead of the Mach 3 I bought to replace it. Now that's a razor. Well, it's 3 razors, but you know what I mean.

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I use an electric (Norelco). The worst razor I've ever had was a Remington rotary head. Slow, dull, shaved poorly, and took much longer to shave.

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Schick Xtreme3 disposables rock, good for three days each @ $9.99 for 8 at wal-mart. Sometimes I find a $6 off two packs coupon which helps the price or a 24 pack at Sam's.

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I'm personally a fan of electric razors. I have two, one is a tri-head that works awesome and the others a flat top with guides. I typically keep a full beard and the combination works perfectly for places that I completely shave (such as my neck) and keeping the hair groomed.

Back before I could grow a good looking beard, I just used the tri-head and some preshave gel that lifted the hair a little allowing me to get good coverage. I cleaned them once every month or so and have only had to replace the heads once in the six or seven years I've owned the razor.

For real, though, facial hair's where it's at. Let that beard grow!

EDIT: If you're interested, the tri-head I have is some lower end Norelco (reflex plus?) and the grooming razor is some random Wahl razor I found at a TJ Maxx or a Marshall's or something. It gets the job done, but I clean and oil it regularly

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They haven't made a good razor since the Mach 4. Nobody has. I have quit shaving since then.