06-30-2016, 06:14 AM
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I just received notification that mine has shipped. I'm a bit nevous now because I just read something about a flaw in the razor. Anyone know anything about this?

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 06-30-2016, 07:01 AM
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It's a non-issue as far as I'm concerned. With traditional injector razors inserting the new blade pushes the old blade out of the razor. This does not work as smoothly as might be desired on the current version of The Single Edge.

However, unlike traditional injectors the used blade can be removed simply by pressing on the baseplate. Also unlike traditional injectors a blade can be easily loaded without a used blade already being in the razor. The only reason to have the new blade push the old blade out is because, well, that's how injectors have always worked.

It's not really a flaw at all - it's just different. And better, IMHO.

It has absolutely no effect at all on how the razor shaves.

--Bob

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 06-30-2016, 07:05 AM
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  • Entasis
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(06-30-2016, 07:01 AM)spidey9 Wrote: It's not really a flaw at all - it's just different. And better, IMHO.

--Bob

Bob,

Always great to have your feedback given your vast knowledge of razors. What are your thoughts regarding what Supply can do to potentially better their current design? Thanks.

James

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 07-02-2016, 08:59 AM
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  • Harvey
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I think they nailed it...works very easily....biggest problem will be if you like injectors....using mine on aggressive but totally like the design and presentation.

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 07-02-2016, 09:26 AM
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Two things they could do as improvements are, 
(1) manufacture them out of titanium instead of stainless steel, 
and (2) offer an optional open comb baseplate.  
That's my opinion anyway.

Roy

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 07-02-2016, 09:44 AM
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(06-30-2016, 07:05 AM)Entasis Wrote:
(06-30-2016, 07:01 AM)spidey9 Wrote: It's not really a flaw at all - it's just different. And better, IMHO.

--Bob

Bob,

Always great to have your feedback given your vast knowledge of razors. What are your thoughts regarding what Supply can do to potentially better their current design? Thanks.

James
I'd like to see the handle shortened a bit (more like a Schick E type) but I'm probably in the minority on this - lots of guys like the longer handle. I agree that an open comb baseplate would be way cool, and perhaps a baseplate that would accept Twinblades.

--Bob

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 07-05-2016, 07:12 AM
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I received mine before we left on vacation and used it the day before I left last Friday morning. I was not impressed after 2 passes. Maybe I had the wrong angle but nowhere near a BBS. I'll try again when I get back this weekend. It's well made and has nice balance but compared to all of the other single edge and double edge razors I have and have tried, this is the first time I have had a "non-shave". I was shocked that I had the amount of stubble that I had after my usual 2 pass shave. Maybe I was rushing and not focused getting ready for vacation but that is unusual for me. I'm a very experienced shaver. We'll see but if this one doesn't do the job, it will be up for sale pretty quick!


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 07-05-2016, 07:47 AM
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After going back and forth with the Get Supply people, it appears that I am an idiot and didn't realize that the blade that comes already inserted in the razor is a dummy blade. That explains A LOT!! I was in a hurry to get finished packing so forgive me folks. Wish I had brought it along on my trip so I could give it a proper maiden voyage before I get back in town. Oh well, gives me a new shave to look forward to!!
By the way, they are smartly monitoring these forums to clear up any misconceptions before they erupt in to something else. Well done Get Supply!!

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 07-05-2016, 11:24 AM
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I'm using mine for a few days.

I have to try it with a different blade. I have been using a Gillette Platinum vintage blade I had an open dispenser of.

The first thing I notice is the blade stops. They're enormous. Why do they stick out so far?

It's like shaving with a safety bar razor that has an open comb tooth at each end. It's not comfortable at all.

I have tried all three of the plates and they all have huge blade stops. Side by side with vintage Schick injectors they are dramatically larger. 

I'm going to give it a few more days with a different blade, but I don't know if I'll be keeping it.

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 07-05-2016, 11:55 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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(07-02-2016, 09:44 AM)spidey9 Wrote: and perhaps a baseplate that would accept Twinblades.

+1 to this.  I was shocked to find out it wouldn't accept the twin-blades (my personal favorite blade).

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 07-05-2016, 03:03 PM
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I've been shaving with this injector for 2 weeks. I haven't been able to get a decent shave with any of the plates or 3 different injector blades. I suppose it must be me but I don't think the blades available work for me in this razor. They do in a couple of old Schick models that I own. But, bot with the Supply Provision? I really don't see how people can be getting good shaves with this razor? My received version has the crooked blade when loaded so maybe that's it? I can't believe the results I'm getting. Very disappointing!!! I'm boxing the razor up, and waiting for time to allow me to dump it on the Bay!!! YMMV is simply a cop out to me!!! I wonder if I simply received a dud razor?

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 07-05-2016, 03:13 PM
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(07-05-2016, 03:03 PM)oldjoe Wrote: I've been shaving with this injector for 2 weeks. I haven't been able to get a decent shave with any of the plates or 3 different injector blades. I suppose it must be me but I don't think the blades available work for me in this razor. They do in a couple of old Schick models that I own. But, bot with the Supply Provision? I really don't see how people can be getting good shaves with this razor? My received version has the crooked blade when loaded so maybe that's it? I can't believe the results I'm getting. Very disappointing!!! I'm boxing the razor up, and waiting for time to allow me to dump it on the Bay!!! YMMV is simply a cop out to me!!! I wonder if I simply received a dud razor?

It could be.  I had to check mine as I saw the reports of crooked and bent plates.  I have no problems with mine and it shaves fine.  I don't like their blades, but once I started using the Schick blades, the razor performed much better.

Is better than my Hydromagic?  No way!

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 07-06-2016, 02:53 PM
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(07-05-2016, 03:03 PM)oldjoe Wrote: I've been shaving with this injector for 2 weeks. I haven't been able to get a decent shave with any of the plates or 3 different injector blades. I suppose it must be me but I don't think the blades available work for me in this razor. They do in a couple of old Schick models that I own. But, bot with the Supply Provision? I really don't see how people can be getting good shaves with this razor? My received version has the crooked blade when loaded so maybe that's it? I can't believe the results I'm getting. Very disappointing!!! I'm boxing the razor up, and waiting for time to allow me to dump it on the Bay!!! YMMV is simply a cop out to me!!! I wonder if I simply received a dud razor?


Oldjoe - Are you loading the razor as you would a standard injector? For what it is worth I did the same, but I may be out of practice as I believe I completely dulled the cutting edge in the process, which resulted in shaves akin to yours. I then hand loaded a blade (as I would with a Cobra or Mongoose) and my experience was dramatically improved. You might try that approach before throwing in the towel and selling the razor. YMMV after a few more shaves.

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 07-10-2016, 03:23 PM
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Ok, just got home from vacation and needed to shave today on my every other day rotation. Was about to use my Blackbird when I looked to my left and realized that I needed to try the Supply razor again because last time right before we left, Get Supply told me that the reason why my shave was so bad was because the blade loaded when shipped was a dummy blade. Sooooooo, I tried to load a new blade with the injector that came with the razor and the blade would not go in because it seems to be misaligned. Anyway, I finally loaded a blade by hand, made sure that it was loaded correctly and proceeded to lather up my face with some new Razorock soap that is outstanding!! The shave that I just got with 2 passes was another bad one with the Supply. I have a ton of DE and SE high end razors and have never owned an injector. I thought the Supply was a good addition to my collection but I'm not getting anywhere near a close shave with this thing. I don't know if it's the blade or the razor itself. All of my other razors produce a BBS with 2 passes whether mild or aggressive. My travel razors are the Seygus and the Goodfella OC. Been gone for a week using those and had not had any issues getting a BBS using Voshkod and PolSilver blades. Might have to put this Supply razor on the chopping block. I will try it one more time using the most aggressive plate and see if that makes a difference but right now I'm truly doubtful about this one!!


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 07-10-2016, 07:11 PM
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(07-06-2016, 02:53 PM)poonjaji Wrote:
(07-05-2016, 03:03 PM)oldjoe Wrote: I've been shaving with this injector for 2 weeks. I haven't been able to get a decent shave with any of the plates or 3 different injector blades. I suppose it must be me but I don't think the blades available work for me in this razor. They do in a couple of old Schick models that I own. But, bot with the Supply Provision? I really don't see how people can be getting good shaves with this razor? My received version has the crooked blade when loaded so maybe that's it? I can't believe the results I'm getting. Very disappointing!!! I'm boxing the razor up, and waiting for time to allow me to dump it on the Bay!!! YMMV is simply a cop out to me!!! I wonder if I simply received a dud razor?


Oldjoe - Are you loading the razor as you would a standard injector?  For what it is worth I did the same, but I may be out of practice as I believe I completely dulled the cutting edge in the process, which resulted in shaves akin to yours.  I then hand loaded a blade (as I would with a Cobra or Mongoose) and my experience was dramatically improved.  You might try that approach before throwing in the towel and selling the razor.  YMMV after a few more shaves.  

I've taken to hand loading blades as well. Be careful the blades in the magazine isn't crooked when ejecting them as that can run the cutting edge along the side and dull them. Same with the blade stops (which is why I've taken to hand loading). 


It's a potential problem with all injector blades and razors and not something unique to the SupplyProvisionCo version.

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 07-23-2016, 09:57 AM
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  • Entasis
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(07-02-2016, 09:26 AM)Roy Otto  Yor Wrote: Two things they could do as improvements are, 
(1) manufacture them out of titanium instead of stainless steel, 
and (2) offer an optional open comb baseplate.  
That's my opinion anyway.

Roy
Thanks

(07-02-2016, 09:44 AM)spidey9 Wrote: I'd like to see the handle shortened a bit (more like a Schick E type) but I'm probably in the minority on this - lots of guys like the longer handle. I agree that an open comb baseplate would be way cool, and perhaps a baseplate that would accept Twinblades.

--Bob
Thanks

I read elsewhere, and I forget by whom, that they filed down the blade stops. Has anyone here done this and did this improve its shaving ability? Thanks.

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 07-26-2016, 03:01 PM
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I say Put the razor on the chopping block. I haven't been able to get a decent shave with any of the available blades for the injector razors in mine and a friend is having the same conclusion. In the Supply Provision razor I have loaded the blades by hand very carefully. With all 3 plates, and It ain't the blades, it is the razor. The blades work fine in my 3 old Schick injectors. The angle isn't right and the shave is extremely harsh and a close shave or even a decent shave for me are simply a pipe dream. All 3 plates considered. I got one and a long time friend got one and we both agree. The razor simply doesn't give a decent comfortable shave. How others find it is their concern but IMHO the razor simply doesn't deliver. Also I contacted the company about an exchange to correct the razor's shave quality, that they claimed they would provide on a forum and what I got back was an e-mail questioning me and wanting me to take pictures and send them to them. Really? A description of the crooked blade wasn't good enough? So, regardless of what they are preaching on the forums I decided to simply chalk it up as a loss. It will sell to someone on the Bay. IMHO their customer service truly stinks. Not the first time advertising isn't what it seems?

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 07-28-2016, 01:40 PM
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I'll be putting mine on EBay shortly. Tried again today and tried the most aggressive plate and not even close to a decent shave. DONE!!

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 07-30-2016, 08:09 PM
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Deleted-- already covered in previous posts.

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 07-31-2016, 06:55 AM
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I'm waiting on the next run...has anyone tried standard Chick blades?


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