11-22-2015, 05:21 PM
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  • DayMan
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I'm thinking about purchasing a Gillette Tech. Is there a difference in the US and Canadian made techs? How do they compare to the super speed flare tips?

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 11-22-2015, 05:55 PM
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Dont know if there is any difference between Canadian and US versions but they are milder than the SS and Flare tips. Probably on par or just a hair milder than the 34C. Pretty efficient though! I have one I use at least once a week. Great to keep around for those times when you have a rough shave and need something gentle to shave with the following day.

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 11-23-2015, 05:27 AM
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I'll add that I like the Tech head's low profile.  It makes shaving under the nose a breeze.  I like my SS too, but the Tech is better in this respect in my opinion.

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 11-23-2015, 05:55 AM
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Thanks for the replies. The super speed is a little milder than what I'm used too, but it shaves good. I'm not sure I like the TTO though, so I was thinking a tech might be a good alternative.

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 11-23-2015, 09:27 AM
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If your looking for around the same but more aggressive then look at getting a travel tech with one of those tiny handles. Just change the handle for one that's larger and heavier. About the same in head profile but I find more aggressive.

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 11-23-2015, 10:19 AM
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The Canadian Tech is, in my experience, just a tad more aggressive than its respective U.S. cousin.  In other words, the Canadian Tech with the oblong slots is mild, but not as mild as the US version with the oblong slots.  The Canadian Tech with the triangular slots is more aggressive than the US version with triangular slots.  The blade gaps are larger.  

I would place them like this, in order from most aggressive to least aggressive:  Canadian triangular slot, American triangular slot, Canadian oblong slot, American oblong slot. 


Bear in mind that even the Canadian triangular slot is not a very aggressive razor.  For my needs its about perfect.  I think it's the best Tech of the four.

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 11-23-2015, 11:36 AM
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  • Shaun
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Get an English one. Hefter. More well made.

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 11-24-2015, 01:05 PM
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  • Mouser
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I just shaved this morning with my nickel, made in USA, triangular hole  Fat Handle Tech ( I have a gold one too) with a Personna 74 blade. The best a man can get for sure! A smooth and efficient three passer.

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 11-24-2015, 06:34 PM
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I just bought a triangle tech on the BST and I'm looking forward to trying it!

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 11-24-2015, 07:25 PM
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(11-24-2015, 01:05 PM)Mouser Wrote: I just shaved this morning with my nickel, made in USA, triangular hole  Fat Handle Tech ( I have a gold one too) with a Personna 74 blade. The best a man can get for sure! A smooth and efficient three passer.

I'm getting one of those, too, and will be trying it with the RR Barberpole SS handle. Glad to hear yours is working out.

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 11-24-2015, 08:27 PM
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Hmm I never really liked the triangle sloted american I have, to me honest. 
Will take it out for a spin one of these days. Everyone deserves a second chance Smile

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 11-28-2015, 01:32 PM
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  • Mouser
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I also have an oblong slotted Gold American, never noticed a difference.

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 11-29-2015, 08:46 AM
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Thanks to a long-time member, I received a USA triangle-slot FH Tech and just had a very nice shave with it. I'd still like to try a Feather AS-D2 as a comparison (to the Tech and everything else) but am resigned to that never happening since I won't pay the going rate just to experiment. The Tech works especially well with the longer/heavier RazoRock Barberpole handle, so things are pretty good as is.

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 11-29-2015, 11:07 AM
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Ron, you'll find the Feather AS-D2 milder than any Tech you'll try, in my opinion.

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 11-29-2015, 11:56 AM
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I don't think I'd want to go any milder than this particular Tech, Celestino. Or more aggressive, for that matter. The RR SS handle helps too and is a good match.

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 11-29-2015, 12:06 PM
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(11-29-2015, 11:56 AM)rsp1202 Wrote: I don't think I'd want to go any milder than this particular Tech, Celestino. Or more aggressive, for that matter. The RR SS handle helps too and is a good match.

Good to hear, my friend! Enjoy the shaver! Thumbsup

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 11-29-2015, 10:27 PM
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the travel tech will teach you technique. its to easy to mess up on the angle, but its not an aggressive beast. Its between a wieshi and a new improved in aggressiveness for me.

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 12-03-2015, 08:46 PM
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(11-22-2015, 05:21 PM)DayMan Wrote: I'm thinking about purchasing a Gillette Tech. Is there a difference in the US and Canadian made techs? How do they compare to the super speed flare tips?

There is a difference between the US and Canada Tech if you get the triangular slot type (1938-1941). The Canada triangle slot is a little more efficient.

There isn't a difference in the later years, 46 and on.

Which flair tip do you want to compare to? 1961 and earlier with the early construction head, or 1962 and later with the lower profile head?

Let me know, I've got 40s superspeeds, 50s, and 60s with the lower profile head.

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 12-03-2015, 08:47 PM
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(11-29-2015, 08:46 AM)rsp1202 Wrote: Thanks to a long-time member, I received a USA triangle-slot FH Tech and just had a very nice shave with it. I'd still like to try a Feather AS-D2 as a comparison (to the Tech and everything else) but am resigned to that never happening since I won't pay the going rate just to experiment. The Tech works especially well with the longer/heavier RazoRock Barberpole handle, so things are pretty good as is.

I sometimes put the Maggard MR8 handle on the Tech. It's a beast, and works great.

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 12-04-2015, 05:21 AM
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(12-03-2015, 08:46 PM)vmarks Wrote:
(11-22-2015, 05:21 PM)DayMan Wrote: I'm thinking about purchasing a Gillette Tech. Is there a difference in the US and Canadian made techs? How do they compare to the super speed flare tips?

There is a difference between the US and Canada Tech if you get the triangular slot type (1938-1941). The Canada triangle slot is a little more efficient.

There isn't a difference in the later years, 46 and on.

Which flair tip do you want to compare to? 1961 and earlier with the early construction head, or 1962 and later with the lower profile head?

Let me know, I've got 40s superspeeds, 50s, and 60s with the lower profile head.
I have a 56 super speed. There seem to be some differences between models and country of manufacture, so I'm never quite sure what I'm looking at. I want something a little more aggressive than the super speed.

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