04-21-2016, 08:05 PM
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I never could understand why a company like KAI and Personna can produce blades without any wax spots inside on the blade to fix the blades position inside the package, while other brands do such a sloppy job, and even in not so rare cases masterfully incorporates the wax spots so ingenius, that you find them directly on the cutting edge of the blades.

Here is my Top 3 of worst wax spots on a DE balde - let me hear your Top 3  Biggrin

1. Gillette Silver Blue - I have now bought 2 100 packs of these and received several 5 packs as gifts from vendors. They never seem to amaze me. The blades shaves very well, but in 50% of my blades, the wax spots are directly on one or more of the cutting edges. This blade is a huge NO GO for me, becasue of this.

2. Gilllette Platinum - same problem, but for some reason the 100 pack I had, was not quite as grossly waxed on the cutting edges, as my Silver Blues. But still unacceptable wax spot placement.

3. Feather HI Stainless. They may only have two spots, and they are in the middle - but the size of these wax spots.......makes my OCD SCREAM !!!!!!!

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 04-21-2016, 08:15 PM
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I really don't understand this from a manufacturing perspective. The wax doesn't seem to add any value.

I also like how the Gillette Silver Blue package says "Do not wipe blade." They'd rather tell you not to worry about it than actually do anything to fix it.


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 04-21-2016, 08:21 PM
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  • kav
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I think the spots are a holdover operation for no longer relevant packaging no one in the industry has considered. Perhaps if we start a campaign they might ask each other 'why Do we bother'?

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 04-22-2016, 05:39 AM
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  • chazt
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I agree, wax dots are unnecessary. The two biggest wax offenders in my stash are GSBs and 7:00 Yellows. I like the blades so I deal with the wax. Sufficient hot water rinsing alleviates much of the issue.

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 04-22-2016, 07:54 AM
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I really don't understand the issue here? I use GSBs in regular rotation, and have yet to have a wax dot interfere with my shave.

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 04-22-2016, 09:02 AM
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(04-22-2016, 07:54 AM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: I really don't understand the issue here? I use GSBs in regular rotation, and have yet to have a wax dot interfere with my shave.

OCD issues combined with common sense is the issue here.

OCD because wax spots are unnecessary and annoying.
Common sense because wax spots directly on the cutting edge of a razor balde is just unacceptable, whether your shave with the blade goes well for you or not.

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 04-22-2016, 04:35 PM
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I've never encountered wax spots on the cutting edge of a glade. The wax spots on other parts of the blade don't affect the shave and I just ignore them.

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 04-25-2016, 05:19 AM
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I hate wax. I only use Personna Med Prep. Still there are some great Indian Gillettes where wax spots are tiny - Super Platinums and Permasharp.

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 04-29-2016, 11:56 AM
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I agree wax spots make no sense.  I use Gillette Silver Blue and the wax takes away from the quality.

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 04-29-2016, 12:44 PM
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  • eengler
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Wax is messy. Very happy that Personna is my go to blade.

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