09-20-2015, 10:22 AM
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Anyone have any experience with either of these products that are supposed to prolong the life of cartridges?

Most of the "reviews" that I have found on the www sound like veiled sales pitches.

Any reason to believe that they are better than "forearm stropping?"

Any reason to choose one over the other?

Thanks!

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 09-20-2015, 10:38 AM
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I have a razorpit and had it for a good few years now.

It works and works well. Well worth a purchase.

I've never compared it to arm stropping but it's hassle free way of keeping my cart good.

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 09-20-2015, 01:22 PM
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I own one as well, and it works.

I get 12-15 fine shaves out of each of my Fusion carts using the Razorpitt, but could probably get 20+ shaves if I really wanted to.

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 09-20-2015, 01:34 PM
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I just ordered a RazorPit. Of course, having several different razors in rotation* will also increase the blade life of each.

*Ancient wetshaving proverb.

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 09-20-2015, 01:48 PM
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Thanks

Do you all know about how many more shaves the razor pit gives a cart?

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 09-20-2015, 02:01 PM
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(09-20-2015, 01:48 PM)tm3 Wrote: Thanks

Do you all know about how many more shaves the razor pit gives a cart?

I'm just guessing here but, I will say 3. Biggrin

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 09-20-2015, 02:28 PM
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(09-20-2015, 02:01 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(09-20-2015, 01:48 PM)tm3 Wrote: Thanks

Do you all know about how many more shaves the razor pit gives a cart?

I'm just guessing here but, I will say 3. Biggrin

Phil, a little FYI -  a Danish shaver & member of the B&B forum, did a test of the Razorpitt.

He normally post his shave of the day photo, and has a huge amount of Semgoue brushes and different vintage DE razors.
All of a sudden the man posted his shave of the day for 100 days in a row using the same razor and same DE blade.

He counted the number of shaves he got from the DE blade - and stopped at shave number 100 on the same DE blade.

He said he definitely began to feel th blade got less and less sharp, but still got a fine shave on his 100.th shave with the same DE blade.

He then told us, that he had been using the same DE blades and honed it on the Razorpitt 100 days in a row.

I have no reason not to believe the man, as he is a true Gentleman.

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 09-20-2015, 02:37 PM
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(09-20-2015, 02:01 PM)bullgoose Wrote: . . . I will say 3.

I always expect the minimum advertised. It just works out that way.
In this case, I know my jean-stropping doesn't help much, so . . .

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 09-20-2015, 02:40 PM
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I was just having fun and threw a random number out there. I have no experience with this product.

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 09-20-2015, 03:02 PM
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I have one and it definitely helps.  I don't use on DE or SE blades, but am using with the Gillette Guard I'm using for my head.  I don't try to push the number of shaves, but do notice a palpable difference is how keen the razor is 5 shaves in ... I usually switch at 6 or 7 with very little blade degradation.

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 09-20-2015, 03:20 PM
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(09-20-2015, 02:40 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I was just having fun and threw a random number out there. I have no experience with this product.

Not to mention that was many how many licks it took Mr. Owl to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop.


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 09-20-2015, 03:26 PM
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(09-20-2015, 03:20 PM)jpakstis Wrote:
(09-20-2015, 02:40 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I was just having fun and threw a random number out there. I have no experience with this product.

Not to mention that was many how many licks it took Mr. Owl to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop.


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24 Yes, true.

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 09-20-2015, 03:49 PM
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(09-20-2015, 03:20 PM)jpakstis Wrote:
(09-20-2015, 02:40 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I was just having fun and threw a random number out there. I have no experience with this product.

Not to mention that was many how many licks it took Mr. Owl to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop.


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 09-21-2015, 05:54 PM
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My record is 35 shaves out of a Sensor two blade cart and it could have went for some more shaves, I got bored and wanted to shave with my EJ DE86. I've gone 12 shaves with my Feather MR3 and it's still going strong. I strop it daily on the Razorpit.

Clayton

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 09-21-2015, 08:07 PM
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These devices seem well worth trying for both carts and DE's, thanks!

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 09-23-2015, 05:57 PM
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Thanks to everyone who helped with my original question.  It sounds like it is worth the $25 investment.

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 09-23-2015, 06:07 PM
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I just received mine. Too soon to tell how well it works -- but I had to go and buy some Foamy just to have something to strop with.

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 09-24-2015, 02:46 AM
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(09-23-2015, 06:07 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: I just received mine. Too soon to tell how well it works -- but I had to go and buy some Foamy just to have something to strop with.
I use liquid hand soap.

Clayton

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 09-24-2015, 06:19 PM
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Any recommendation on where to buy?

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 09-24-2015, 07:00 PM
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I got the newer "slide" model from Amazon. They also have the original for a few bucks less.

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