05-01-2014, 06:25 AM
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  • Johnny
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Well, I'll start this new section off. I have been using the Feather MR3 with the Feather FII Neo blades and I have been getting wonderful shaves.

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 05-01-2014, 10:34 AM
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  • bullgoose
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 05-01-2014, 01:05 PM
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Nice to see a new section on more razors that also provide fine shaves for some! Smile

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 05-01-2014, 01:43 PM
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  • Johnny
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The Bolin Webb R1.

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 05-01-2014, 01:56 PM
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  • CMur12
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  • Moses Lake, Washington State, USA
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Wow Johnny, you have gone to the Dark Side!

The Mach 3 never worked for me, so no temptation to try the Bolin. I do have a Feather MR3/FII combination on order, however.

- Murray

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 05-01-2014, 02:01 PM
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  • Johnny
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Not sure how I am going to like the Mach 3 set-up. It was a gift from my youngest son so I have to keep it. May just set the handle and stand out on display. You will not be sorry for getting the MR3 and the FII blades.

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 05-01-2014, 02:10 PM
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  • CMur12
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That's a nice gift, Johnny. I hope you find it at least somewhat useful for that reason alone.

The bottom-hinged cartridge of the Mach 3 and Fusion is a different experience from the center pivot of other cartridge razors.

- Murray

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 05-01-2014, 02:26 PM
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  • Johnny
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Not sure how to treat this Mach 3. No pressure like a DE, some pressure, or a lot of pressure. Sure do not want to remove the skin in the process.

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 05-01-2014, 02:38 PM
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  • CMur12
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I'm surprised that the Feather Neo takes such little pressure. My impression is that most other pivoting cartridge razors require some pressure in order to align the cartridge with the skin's surface and that the blades are set back a bit from the skin to accomodate this function.

I once saw a YouTube video demonstrating a shave with the Mach 3 in which the shaver actually pressed his finger against the cartridge itself as he took one long stroke from his sideburn to the bottom of his neck! I think that the bottom-pivoting cartridges especially require some pressure for purposes of alignment.

- Murray

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 05-01-2014, 02:51 PM
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Here are some of my Cartridge "Set-ups."
All 2 Blade Trac IIs or ATRAs.

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 05-01-2014, 03:03 PM
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  • Lutebro
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(05-01-2014, 01:43 PM)Johnny Wrote: The Bolin Webb R1.

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Those Bolins are gorgeous! Where did you pick yours up Johnny?

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 05-01-2014, 03:40 PM
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  • Johnny
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It was a gift from my son. I "think" he got it at Fendrihan.

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 05-01-2014, 04:42 PM
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The Mach3 is light and easy to maneuver, more so than the Hydro, especially under the nose. It doesn't require any more pressure than a Trac II, at least the way I use it. The aloe strip loses its juice after maybe three shaves, so is useless after that, and the three blades bring with them some irritation if used too many shaves in a row. It does cut closer than the Trac, I'll give it that. I use it regularly, but I'm not happy about it.

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 05-02-2014, 09:19 AM
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  • Johnny
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Well, I attempted my first shave with the Bolin this morning using the Mach 3 cartridge. Started the first pass and stopped. I knew right then this was not for me. Washed my face off, went to the drug store and bought a pack of Mach 3 Sensitive cartridges.

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Don't know what the difference is other than they are green, but they work for me. Got a really nice close shave without any weepers or irritation in 3-passes.

I will use this for a week and we will see how it goes. I do like the contour handle of the Bolin Webb.

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 05-02-2014, 09:43 AM
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  • P Funk
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Quote:Show Us Your Cart Set-Up

I don't think anybody wants to see a picture of my garbage can Tongue

All kidding aside, some very nice modern razors pictured here.

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 05-02-2014, 09:51 AM
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The Sensitives are supposed to have "superior coating" and "advanced geometry." Maybe that's what you're feeling? My local drugstores only carry the powered Sensitives so will have to search for the stand-alone cartridges.

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 05-02-2014, 10:30 AM
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  • Johnny
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I think all of the Mach 3 Sensitive cartridges are the same no matter what name they put on the package.

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 05-02-2014, 10:42 AM
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  • CMur12
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This is interesting. My reaction to the Mach 3 was the same as yours, Johnny. I knew right away that I couldn't complete the shave with it. I never heard of these Mach 3 Sensitive cartridges, so I'm guessing they are fairly new. It would appear to mean that P&G/Gillette realizes that they can't sell the Fusion as their only razor.

- Murray

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 05-02-2014, 11:33 AM
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  • Johnny
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(05-02-2014, 09:51 AM)rsp1202 Wrote: The Sensitives are supposed to have "superior coating" and "advanced geometry." Maybe that's what you're feeling? My local drugstores only carry the powered Sensitives so will have to search for the stand-alone cartridges.

These are the blades I purchased from my drug store. They say power on them and they worked great on a non-powered razor handle.

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 05-02-2014, 11:43 AM
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Those are the ones I'll keep an eye out for. Rite-Aid and CVS here only carry the powered razor and disposables, but I'll hike over to the nearest Walgreens and see what they've got.

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