01-22-2014, 12:51 PM
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I recently sold my OSS and I regret it terribly. It was to fund another purchase that did not work out so I'm kicking myself.

Was thinking of going for the Shavecraft as it is less than 1/2 the price of a new OSS. I have read that the Shavecraft is more aggressive but can someone who has used both maybe elaborate and talk about the differences?

It would be much appreciated before I decide on a new purchase. Biggrin

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 01-22-2014, 02:09 PM
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I found the Shavecraft to be a bit more effective than the OSS which was incredibly mild. I know many folks really enjoy the Shavecraft, but I am not one of them as I am deeply spoiled by my Weber DLC.
For the money, I would have to say that the Shavecraft head is an incredible bargain as it is very well made and a good shaver. Some of the blemished heads were priced at $35.
Best of luck.

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 01-22-2014, 04:10 PM
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I have both. The OSS is mild but works well for me. I find the open comb side slightly more aggressive than the safety bar side. I like the razor but I think the Shavecraft Is the bargain. Still on the mild side but more aggressive than the OSS. Either side of the head shaves the same for me. Blemish models are available for half the cost of the OSS and the blems generally have been some loss of plating on the threads which usually are not a problem. I'd recommend the Shavecradt between the two.

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 01-22-2014, 04:22 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Both the OSS and ShaveCraft 101 are mild razors, but the ShaveCraft is more effective. It is also not only more effective, but much more keenly priced too.

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 01-22-2014, 05:35 PM
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With the whole blemish problem and the money you save can't you just get it coated?

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 11-15-2014, 02:53 PM
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I have both a Shavecraft 101 and an OSS. The OSS is my everyday razor (I like mild razors) and I usually take my Shavecraft when traveling (checked bag only, please). I recently was on a ten day trip, staying with friends and at hotels while driving up the coast of California from San Diego to Oakland. I used my Shavecraft with an Astra SP everyday and it was great. I agree that the OSS is milder - lets me make more passes without irritation - but the Shavecraft 101 is certainly not aggressive IMO. My OSS is the older, plain stainless shave head - wonder if the black DLC on the new models makes any difference in the shave?
The reason that makes the OSS worth the extra cost for me is because the pins that align your blade seem more precise. The Shavecraft alignment pins are similar to Merkur and Edwin Jagger in style.
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 11-17-2014, 10:30 AM
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Never used the 101 but I have 2 oss razors (bulldog handle and the discontinued oss handle) for a reason ,the oss is a great razor

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 11-17-2014, 11:19 AM
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  • Gago
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(01-22-2014, 02:09 PM)celestino Wrote: I found the Shavecraft to be a bit more effective than the OSS which was incredibly mild.

My thoughts exactly. I sold an 5 piece set, bought a 101, and there was enough left to buy a bunch of soaps Biggrin

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 11-17-2014, 08:35 PM
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(11-17-2014, 11:19 AM)Gago Wrote: My thoughts exactly. I sold an 5 piece set, bought a 101, and there was enough left to buy a bunch of soaps Biggrin

You might want to try the 102 Slant as I am getting some very good shaves with this razor head which is incredibly fortunate for me as I am so loyal to my DLCs. Biggrin

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 11-17-2014, 09:12 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
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I have the 101 and it is a great razor. I always have a smooth comfortable shave with it. Biggrin

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 11-19-2014, 01:59 AM
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(11-17-2014, 08:35 PM)celestino Wrote:
(11-17-2014, 11:19 AM)Gago Wrote: My thoughts exactly. I sold an 5 piece set, bought a 101, and there was enough left to buy a bunch of soaps Biggrin

You might want to try the 102 Slant as I am getting some very good shaves with this razor head which is incredibly fortunate for me as I am so loyal to my DLCs. Biggrin
The 102 is a great razor

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 11-19-2014, 02:57 AM
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  • Shanman
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(11-17-2014, 08:35 PM)celestino Wrote: You might want to try the 102 Slant as I am getting some very good shaves with this razor head which is incredibly fortunate for me as I am so loyal to my DLCs. Biggrin


You got one. Good for you Celstino, I never thought we would hear you say this!

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 01-22-2015, 11:28 AM
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  • Niro884
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  • Stoney Creek, Ontario CANADA
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The 102 is a great shaver but I love my 101 as well. I agree with Celestino though....it's still a notch below my weber dlc. OSS never worked for me at all.


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 01-22-2015, 12:01 PM
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102 with feather also works great for me

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 01-22-2015, 12:18 PM
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  • Carloz
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  • Tilburg (Netherlands)
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I like my 101 but the 102 gives me the smoothest BBS of all safety razors. Just buy both  Biggrin

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 01-22-2015, 12:43 PM
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I actually prefer the 101 to the102.

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 01-24-2015, 06:03 PM
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imo the 101 is better then the oss, and the 102 is a great razor but imo for me at least does not work as well as a actual "twisted" type of slant. the 102 just tilts the head but its a great razor.

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