03-02-2017, 03:41 PM
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Hello Gents;

I have a fusion.  I admit it.  Don't use it much anymore.  It served its purpose, which was building confidence while learning to wetshave the back of my head.

It will travel with me soon, i hope!

I keep reading about the incredible amount of shaves people do with one cart.  I even seen a strop device that claims it can extend its life to 100 shaves!

My experience is this:  the first two shaves are amazing.  during the third, you start noticing that performance is going down.  after the fourth, it is in the garbage bin.  

I know, i use it to shave my head.  there is a lot of real estate there, with a lot of hair.  i haven't lost a single one! my hair might be tough.  not the toughest, just middle of the road.

how many shaves do you get out of it?

It is important to state what kind of shave you do.  My little brother uses one for six months.  He keeps it in baby oil.  He has a beard.  So, he only shaves the top of his cheeks and the bottom of his neck, once a week or so...

Thanks for your time!

Pepe Peña

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 03-02-2017, 04:57 PM
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I can get 20-25 shaves from it.

The key is to keep the blades DRY.  So after a thorough rinse, I dry it with a towel, then strop it on the towel, then AIR dry it with a small hair dryer.  I believe the stropping and air drying significantly extend the life of the blades.  

Some have said to strop it on an old pair of jeans....I just use the bath towel and that seems to work.

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 03-02-2017, 07:12 PM
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(03-02-2017, 04:57 PM)Steelman Wrote: I can get 20-25 shaves from it.

The key is to keep the blades DRY.  So after a thorough rinse, I dry it with a towel, then strop it on the towel, then AIR dry it with a small hair dryer.  I believe the stropping and air drying significantly extend the life of the blades.  

Some have said to strop it on an old pair of jeans....I just use the bath towel and that seems to work.

That's amazing Ron.  I do believe stropping and drying the blades on a towel does extend their useful life.  I use a Harry's blade to shave my head in the shower very morning.  Prior to switching to Harry's, I used other cartridges on my head, including Fusion.  I change blades once a week, so I get 7 head shaves from each one.

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 03-03-2017, 03:19 PM
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Without thumb and finger stropping I get maybe 4-5 shaves from one Fusion cart, give or take.

With thumb and finger stropping before, during and after my shave, I get anywhere from 12-15 shaves from one Fusion cart.

With the use of the RazorPit cart stropper, I get anywhere from 25-30 shaves from one Fusion cart.

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 03-03-2017, 03:27 PM
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(03-03-2017, 03:19 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Without thumb and finger stropping I get maybe 4-5 shaves from one Fusion cart, give or take.

With thumb and finger stropping before, during and after my shave, I get anywhere from 12-15 shaves from one Fusion cart.

With the use of the RazorPit cart stropper, I get anywhere from 25-30 shaves from one Fusion cart.

[Image: razorpit-razor-blade-sharpener_16938.jpg]


Amazing!

Tell me one thing my friend. Why we dont use that device to strop our DE and SEs...???? :-/


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 03-03-2017, 11:33 PM
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(03-03-2017, 03:27 PM)carlospppena Wrote:
(03-03-2017, 03:19 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Without thumb and finger stropping I get maybe 4-5 shaves from one Fusion cart, give or take.

With thumb and finger stropping before, during and after my shave, I get anywhere from 12-15 shaves from one Fusion cart.

With the use of the RazorPit cart stropper, I get anywhere from 25-30 shaves from one Fusion cart.

[Image: razorpit-razor-blade-sharpener_16938.jpg]


Amazing!

Tell me one thing my friend. Why we dont use that device to strop our DE and SEs...???? :-/


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SE DE blades are comparatively cheaper than a cart and people won't mind sending them to bin after a reasonable amount of output. You may still try though...


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 03-03-2017, 11:36 PM
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Before I switched to SE /DE blades I used to rely heavily on razorpit.I used razorpit every 4-5 shaves. I would bin it after 45 days minimum and I am a daily shaver. So it was more than 40 shaves for me.


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 03-04-2017, 01:48 AM
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(03-03-2017, 03:27 PM)carlospppena Wrote:
(03-03-2017, 03:19 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Without thumb and finger stropping I get maybe 4-5 shaves from one Fusion cart, give or take.

With thumb and finger stropping before, during and after my shave, I get anywhere from 12-15 shaves from one Fusion cart.

With the use of the RazorPit cart stropper, I get anywhere from 25-30 shaves from one Fusion cart.

[Image: razorpit-razor-blade-sharpener_16938.jpg]


Amazing!

Tell me one thing my friend. Why we dont use that device to strop our DE and SEs...???? :-/


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A guy called Søren on badger & blade used the razorpitt on one DE blade and got 100 solid shaves on one and the same DE blade.

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 03-04-2017, 04:09 AM
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That is amazing. I want one.... not for my carts! Jajaja


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 03-13-2017, 08:44 PM
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Haven't used a Fusion in 3 years, but I got around 2 weeks worth of mediocre shaves.

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