04-02-2018, 08:55 AM
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Today I tried Gillette Sensor Excel for the first time and I was disappointed.. that it was quite aggressive(compared to the Mach 3) and I had tiny cuts in several places inside and especially in the neck, And now half an hour after shaving I feel that my face is burning and unpleasant compared to the Gillette Mach 3 which the feeling is very pleasant after shaving.
I have no idea if the reason of cuts it's because Sensor Excel sharper than Gillette Mach 3 or its blades are more jagged.
The handle was a very comfortable and easy to navigate under your nose.
the conclusion: In my opinion Gillette Mach 3 is the best razor Gillette has ever produced, much more Gillette Fusion Proglide + Fusion Proshield and also the others razors.

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 04-02-2018, 09:04 AM
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It's been a longish time since I last tried a cart, but the Sensor and Sensor Excel was my daily drivers for many years. I found that while both gave me trouble (in the days of little prep and little skill), the Excel was more inclined to nip and tug than the plain Sensor.

I also seem to recall that there could be significant differences between different lot-number of carts for both the Sensor and Sensor Excel - and quality declined as time went by and (presumably) the assembly machinery got worn.

YMMV off course, but I feel that the best shaver Gillette ever made didn't take carts Tongue

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 04-02-2018, 02:33 PM
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2 Bladed Sensor carts are milder than their Sensor 3 siblings, that's true. And yes, Mach 3 is considerably gentler on the skin. I own a couple of Contours (one NOS), Sensors, Mach 3s and a Fusion. The Mach 3 is the one I reach for when my skin is tired, but I find the Fusion more effective and almost as smooth.

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 04-02-2018, 02:52 PM
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The Sensor Excel is what I used for 20 some years befor I took up wet shaving some 7 years ago. It suited my needs when I started shaving and I never went in for the 3, 4, or 5 bladed cartridges. I still use it with a shave stick and brush who I fly a don't know if I will be able or have time to run out for de blades.

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 04-02-2018, 04:09 PM
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(04-02-2018, 02:52 PM)lbkindy Wrote: The Sensor Excel is what I used for 20 some years befor I took up wet shaving some 7 years ago. It suited my needs when I started shaving and I never went in for the 3, 4, or 5 bladed cartridges.

Same here

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 04-02-2018, 05:04 PM
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I use a sensor excel when traveling. As long as I use the same prep & technique - I get good shaves.

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 04-03-2018, 02:41 AM
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I find the bog standard Sensor doesn’t irritate my face, but the Excel does. The Sensor is my travel razor whereas the Mach3 is my at home razor. Both give me equally good shaves and certainly better shaves than any DE (modern or vintage) that I’ve used.

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 04-03-2018, 01:47 PM
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For me the Sensor Excel is the only cartridge worth using.

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 04-03-2018, 01:48 PM
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(04-03-2018, 01:47 PM)Nero Wrote: For me the Sensor Excel is the only cartridge worth using.
I totally agree on that, Matt.

Best cartridge for me.

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 04-03-2018, 04:15 PM
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I prefer the 2 blade sensor to the three, but I prefer the older, non-power Fusion carts to the sensors.

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 04-06-2018, 07:46 AM
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I always liked the Sensor Excel, too, although if I am traveling and choose to use a cart nowadays, I use the Atra.

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 04-07-2018, 07:15 AM
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Ok, glad I'm not the only one (not that I ever use it anyways). The Excel never tugged the whiskers. For me, when they added blades to carts (3, 4, 5, 16), those always tugged.

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