02-10-2016, 04:33 AM
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For me, I have noticed that by the 4th shave, the blade is a bit dull.  I'm shaving about 3 times a week.  Anyone else have this experience?

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 02-10-2016, 05:03 AM
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My experience as well.  I can run a blade up to a week, but it gets rough, and isn't worth it.  When I can get my hands on them, I use NOS Schick Plus Platinum, and they are terrific:  a week per blade.

Stanley

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 02-10-2016, 05:04 AM
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I should add that I shave daily:  that may give the blade a longer number of shaves.

Stanley

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 02-10-2016, 05:19 AM
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Let me clarify Ted Pella injector blades. Ted Pella is a distributing company selling medical instruments including injector blades. If you go to their website you will immediately see they are Personna blades. In other words no such thing as Ted Pella blades. Anyway I use Personna injector blades and find them extremely smooth and easily get 10 shaves out of one blade. I like the idea that blades are made in the USA.

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 02-10-2016, 10:54 AM
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(02-10-2016, 05:19 AM)slantman Wrote: Let me clarify Ted Pella injector blades. Ted Pella is a distributing company selling medical instruments including injector blades. If you go to their website you will immediately see they are Personna blades. In other words no such thing as Ted Pella blades. Anyway I use Personna injector blades and find them extremely smooth and easily get 10 shaves out of one blade. I like the idea that blades are made in the USA.

I agree-- very good blades, and as you say, they are Personna's made in USA.  My only complaint with them -- a minor one -- is that I find the plastic injector sometimes a bit hard to use.  As I noted above, I can get a week out of a blade, but sometimes it gets rough toward the end.

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 02-10-2016, 11:13 AM
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Yes, the dispenser has a propensity for mis-feeding sometimes. I find the blades average as modern versions go; I'm only able to squeeze two or three shaves out of any injector blade. Nonetheless I was about to pick some up when I saw Personna 74s for sale and went with those instead. They're much more long-lived, even for me.

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 02-10-2016, 11:18 AM
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I have both the Personna blades via Ted Pella and the Chick blades. Which are the Chinese made Schick injector blades.

I find the Chick blades are sharper and last longer by at least 2 shaves vs the TP Personna injector blades. The TP Personna blades state teflon coated while the Chick blades do not.

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 02-10-2016, 11:25 AM
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I too prefer the current Chinese made Schick Blades.  I find them to be sharper and smoother, and I have no problem in getting 7 good shaves out of them.  Plus, I have never had any blade feed issues with the current Schick Blades.

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 02-10-2016, 12:18 PM
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I'm apparently in the minority in that I generally prefer the Pella/Personnas in all of my injectors, although I can get a good shave from the Schicks as well. The Personnas just seem a touch smoother. I get a weeks worth of shaves from both.

However, I prefer the shaves I get from NOS blades, in particular the Schick Plus Platinum and Super Chromium, and of course the Personna 74 Tungsten.

--Bob

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 02-10-2016, 01:27 PM
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(02-10-2016, 10:54 AM)radioman4 Wrote:
(02-10-2016, 05:19 AM)slantman Wrote: Let me clarify Ted Pella injector blades. Ted Pella is a distributing company selling medical instruments including injector blades. If you go to their website you will immediately see they are Personna blades. In other words no such thing as Ted Pella blades. Anyway I use Personna injector blades and find them extremely smooth and easily get 10 shaves out of one blade. I like the idea that blades are made in the USA.

I agree-- very good blades, and as you say, they are Personna's made in USA.  My only complaint with them -- a minor one -- is that I find the plastic injector sometimes a bit hard to use.  As I noted above, I can get a week out of a blade, but sometimes it gets rough toward the end.

Totally agree about the plastic dispenser. It's hit or miss ejecting a blade. They used to be all metal but plastic is cheaper.

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