# Replacement blades for my Mach 3 razor

1. Sep 6, 2008

And I'm here with a $5 pack of five 2 blades...Ha ha 4. Sep 6, 2008 ### Jimmy Snyder Re: $$I put this to the test. First, I shaved every other day with a razor, then I shaved every day with an electric. The results are: Out of 47 women, 32 said my skin was significantly more comfortable for kissing with the electric, 10 said I looked more sexy with a 2 day growth, 4 said either way is good, One told me to go sleep on the couch. My wife is not a big fan of the scientific method. 5. Sep 6, 2008 ### humanino Re:$$$

Mine said "get an electric". Oh no, she's not even my wife.

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Re: $$I would like to ask Astro's opinion about kissing with a beard. Did we hack this thread already ? 7. Sep 6, 2008 ### Lisa! Re:$$$sexy or dirty?:tongue: 8. Sep 6, 2008 ### edward Re: $$Adding insult to financial injury, I have noticed over the years that when Gillette comes out with a new blade the old ones aren't as sharp and don't last as long. What are they up to now ? 5 blades in a single cartridge I think. The Mach 3 when it first came out was the best blade they ever made. Even electrics get dull over time. Replacing the cutters costs a lot. It's a toss up. I bought mach 3's in a pack of 24 at Costco for 28, but I am really noticing that they are much duller. I'M an old geezer I guess I will just quit shaving except on holidays. 9. Sep 6, 2008 ### edward Re:$$$

:rofl: Come to think of it just when did that 2 to 3 day scruffy look become popular?

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### Astronuc

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Re: $$I kiss fine with a beard, but you'd have to get Ms. Astro's opinion. She's seen me shaven 27+ years ago (for about 1 week). My kids have never seen me without a beard. I never liked shaving - never saw the point, and I never liked wearing cologne. 11. Sep 6, 2008 ### edward Re:$$$No Fair. I just asked my wife what she thinks of the scruffy look. She said she thinks it is sexy but wouldn't want to kiss me. PEE on you Don Johnson.:tongue: 12. Sep 6, 2008 ### OAQfirst Re: $$My electric is cheap. (Hey, I'm a student.) The razor is a Philips Norelco Reflex Plus. The razor costs 26.98, which come with replacement heads. The replacement heads (same store, same shelf) separately cost 28.99. I won't bother trying to figure that one out. 13. Sep 6, 2008 ### turbo Re:$$$

I've got a Norelco 7140XL, and it works just fine. Rechargeable, and you can rinse it under running water for fast clean-up. Like all manufacturers of electric razors, they lie about initial performance, saying that it takes at least a few days before your skin and beard get used to the new razor. The truth is that it takes a few days of use before the cutters wear into the guides and start cutting cleanly without pulling. It's the razor, not you.

14. Sep 6, 2008

Re: $$Can you cut yourself using an electric razor? I've never used one before. How close does it cut compared to a regular mach 3? I'm not going to switch to electric because I enjoy the process of using a razor. But Im just curious to know. 15. Sep 6, 2008 ### rootX Re:$$$I have http://www.shavercentre.com/philips-norelco-hq8140.jpg" [Broken]but it irritates my skin. So, I just use dollar store. 5 disposable razors for 1$ (good for 1 month)

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Re: $$My only guess is the 90s with grunge being high style, cause you see lots of pictures of Kurt (Cobain) with that kind of facial hair. 17. Sep 6, 2008 ### tribdog Re:$$$If I use one of those electrics with 3 circles I always cut the thin membrane at the corners of my mouth. I use the mach 3 that vibrates, but the blades are so expensive I push it and get more shaves out of them than they have in them 18. Sep 6, 2008 ### jtbell ### Staff: Mentor Re: $$My wife of 20 years has never seen me shaven, except in old pictures. I think I started with a goatee in college, then went to a full beard in graduate school. While in grad school, I shaved it off for a while, then regrew it and have kept it ever since. 19. Sep 6, 2008 ### tribdog Re:$$$

I keep clean shaven, clipped fingernails and fresh breath.

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Re: $$Are you implying that those with facial hair also have long fingernails and bad breath? ; ) 21. Sep 6, 2008 ### tribdog Re:$$$no, I'm implying that those with facial hair are more concerned with their own comfort than with that of whomever they may be with. Actually I wasn't implying anything and that came out meaner than I meant it to. I was simply saying how I am in case any of the single PF women are interested. 22. Sep 6, 2008 ### Moonbear Staff Emeritus Re: $$My experience of being on the female side of the equation is that a beard that has been grown in a while is no problem. The hair softens and might tickle a bit, but no problem with being kissable. It's the beard that's under a week old in growth that's scratchy. Looks really cute, but you might as well kiss sandpaper. 23. Sep 6, 2008 ### Jimmy Snyder Re:$$$

That's not the female side of the equation that I'm curious about. Or is it?

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Re: $$if it's rough on the cheeks, it's rough on the thighs. 25. Sep 6, 2008 ### Cyrus Re:$$\$

When do you guys throw away your blades? I do it when the blue aloe strip wears away and turns white. I'm just curious if that's too soon, but I think the blades get pretty dull right around when that strip is gone.

I should just invest in a good straight razor and leather strap to sharpen it like the good ole days.