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Old 04-17-2017, 06:41 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Dollar shave club. Hubby pays $6. a month, but gets enough blades for both of us. Handles are free. Every few months, we skip a month. About $ .90 a week.
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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My dad was a barber and he could not shave himself with a straight razor. If you can, hat's off to you. This isn't a practical solution for most people.
I understand. Living underwater, for some crews it is not uncommon to stay underwater for 6 months at a time. The classes of boats that I served on usually surfaced after 90 days. But we needed to carry with us all supplies that we might need for an extended deployment. Early in my career I found that a regular razor would outlast the disposables.

Strop it briefly every day and they stay sharp.
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I use an electric razor. Free so far.

hubby signed up for DSC but he doesnt shave so i think he just thought it was a great idea at the time?
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:36 AM
 
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I shave once a week, but I actually use a trimmer on my beard first. It gets all the thickness of the hair out. I have found that if I shave like this I can use one of those $2 razors for about 8-10 weeks as long as I dry off the blade after I am finished shaving. Before when I didn't do that I'd be lucky to get 3-4 weeks before the razor was dull.
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Old 04-17-2017, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Is Dorco the best (cheapest) source? - I'm not willing to give up convenient disposal 3-blade plus glide-strip cartridges. No problem with generics but with the high prices!!! How can I best buy these?
I know nothing about razors or blades, but hubby gets them from Harry's via mail order.
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I use an electric razor. Free so far.
Where did you get an electric razor for free?
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:27 PM
 
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I use an old fashion type "Safety Razor" with the double edge disposable blades to shave with first and finish up with my new type disposable Plastic Razor. I like Good News the best.

That way the Good News last a real long time as I'm only using it very little. Blades for the Safety Razor are pretty cheap saving me money all the way around.

What's a good way to dispose of double edge blades? Apparently there are "blade banks" for this, but I've never actually seen one and don't know where to find them.
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Old 04-18-2017, 02:15 AM
 
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i bought the braun electric shaver with the ribbon cutting blades . it cost a lot but i never bough another blade again .
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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What's a good way to dispose of double edge blades? Apparently there are "blade banks" for this, but I've never actually seen one and don't know where to find them.
I use an empty Coke can. The blades just fit through the opening. When full, tape over the hole and toss in trash.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:20 AM
 
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What's a good way to dispose of double edge blades? Apparently there are "blade banks" for this, but I've never actually seen one and don't know where to find them.
Put them down the slot in the back of your medicine cabinet. That's what it's there for.

Alternately, most of the double edge blades I have bought came in a little plastic box that had a slot on the back for the used ones to go into.
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