06-27-2018, 09:06 PM
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A little while back my Better Half bought a IPL - Intense Pulsed Light - hair remover. In the package was a razor to shave hair of, so the light pulses can more easily reach the hair roots and burn them out.

The razor imidiatly caught my attention, seeing as how it is a DE! And upon unpacking, I found that the design and construction is interesting, even for something meant to be a semi-disposable item. Let me show you (click on photos to make big);

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The biggest surprises  -apart from the fact that they included a DE and not a disposable cartridge razor - is how sturdy the plastic is and the fact that blades are changeable. I might use this for my shaves next week, just to try it out.

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 06-27-2018, 10:46 PM
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Interesting.  It looks like it's 3D printed, no?

You recently posted about the early 20th century razors that supposedly used the power of electrical waves magically to assist the cutting of hair.  Do you see this as a modern equivalent, or is there a bit more actual science behind this IPL concept?

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 06-28-2018, 12:20 AM
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The IPL unit and the razor is two separate things - shave first, then use the IPL. And yes; Intense Pulsed Light is used professionally for permanent hair removal, and is legit for that purpose. It's also used for treatment of other skin conditions, both legit, tested and verified procedures and pure quackery.

Looks like it's injection moulded, the spruce is at the far end of the handle.

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 06-28-2018, 02:00 AM
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(06-28-2018, 12:20 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Looks like it's injection moulded, the spruce is at the far end of the handle.

. . . “the spruce”?

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 06-28-2018, 02:14 AM
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Spruce. Basically the nub left over from the mold when casting. On more expensive cast items it's often machined away, on cheap things you'll find a rough spot.

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 06-28-2018, 03:12 AM
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(06-28-2018, 02:14 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Spruce. Basically the nub left over from the mold when casting. On more expensive cast items it's often machined away, on cheap things you'll find a rough spot.

The term I know for the leftover moulding bits and nubs is "flash" 

Let us know if it it shaves Hans!

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 06-28-2018, 05:39 AM
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I have a case of surgical prep razors that look like that but they're opaque blue. Horrible shavers, but they have Personna med prep blades in them. I suppose if push came to shove I could take the blades out of mine and use them in a nice razor. The ones I have are also open comb. They are terrible at shaving though, at least on the comfort factor on my face... They're in a box in the basement currently. I did take a blade out of one and put it into a conventional DE razor before. That was successful and I noticed not any difference between it and other Personna blades. It's just the crappy molded plastic handles on the blue ones I bought that are not really practical. Maybe in an operating room for a one stroke prep on a sedated person. Not at all suitable for face shaving on a conscious man.

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