09-18-2012, 11:10 AM
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Can anyone that has shaved with both compare the two? I have both Webers and love them but am thinking about purchasing the Tradere but am a little hesitant considering the price. Thanks.

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 09-18-2012, 11:37 AM
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  • Dave
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They both shave very close. To me the added weight of the tradere makes it slightly more aggressive. They're both fine shavers and I'll keep both of them for a long time. I do think weber uses a differen type of stainless steel as well as a different manufacturing process.

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 09-18-2012, 12:54 PM
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  • slantman
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(09-18-2012, 11:37 AM)Dave Wrote: They both shave very close. To me the added weight of the tradere makes it slightly more aggressive. They're both fine shavers and I'll keep both of them for a long time. I do think weber uses a differen type of stainless steel as well as a different manufacturing process.

I think the Weber handles are machined out of 316 solid stainless steel but the heads cast out of 304 stainless ( a slightly lesser grade). The Tradere like the ikons 316 stainless and machined.

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 09-18-2012, 01:09 PM
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Dave and Jerry, thanks so much. Looks like I will be placing an order with Phil soon. Biggrin

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 09-18-2012, 02:47 PM
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  • biggiej42
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I enjoy both, the extra weight and superior build quality of the Tradere is what really draws me to it. I also find the Tradere can get into tighter areas, but that's just me.

Both excellent razors.

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 09-18-2012, 02:50 PM
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Another two more razors to try! Biggrin

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 09-19-2012, 06:36 PM
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Those Tradere razors look fantastic. The look alone is almost enough to convince me to buy one.

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 09-19-2012, 06:42 PM
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  • Tonality
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So far (after 2 shaves) I feel I am enjoying my Trader SB more than I did the Weber ARC when I get it. The extra weight really helps is slice through those hairs plus is just looks incredible.

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 09-19-2012, 08:15 PM
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  • ben74
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I found the Tradere to be more effective than the Weber. The Tradere also commands more care with use and is more expensive than the Weber.

The Tradere is a beautiful tool and well worth the extra investment (but I sold mine and kept the Weber).

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 09-20-2012, 06:02 AM
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Resistance is futile. I just placed an order with Phil. Can't wait.

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 09-24-2012, 12:43 PM
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Just had my first shave with the SB and it was incredible. BBS in 3 passes WITHOUT any touch up. One shave in and it is my favorite razor. Also I placed my order with Phil and he is amazing. This was my first order from him but most certainly not my last. Great customer service.

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 09-24-2012, 03:59 PM
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  • biggiej42
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Congrats, enjoy the razor! It really is a wonderful shaver.

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 09-24-2012, 04:05 PM
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I'm about a week into the Tradere and it is quite good indeed. Very efficient and not harsh at all. However, I find myself not fully enamored with it. We shall see what this week holds. After two weeks with it I plan on going back to my Fatboy, my favorite, and see which I prefer.

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 12-13-2012, 09:39 AM
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Resurrecting an old thread.
I have both, the SB and the Weber with the classic handle.
The weber handle has more of an industrial grip and you can hold it even if your hand is covered with soap and conditioner. The tradere requires you at least rinse your hand.
I do find the tradere handle slightly more comfortable.

As for the shave, the Tradere is more aggressive.

If I had bought the weber when I bought the tradere I would have been perfectly happy. I was coming from vintage gillettes that are mild and I was used to that. The Tradere required a period where I had to learn to ease off the pressure. I am now drawn to more aggressive razors.
A Slim on 9 is still to mild for me and a Micromatic OC feels nice and comfy.

While the Weber is smooth an amazingly so on an ATG pass, maybe the smoothest on ATG passes period, for my beard, I do feel I am better served with the SB.

Both are excellent razors and are better built than any other mass produced razor available today.

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 12-13-2012, 09:46 AM
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  • Dave
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The Tradere, Weber, and Futur are my 1a,1b,1c. Easily my 3 favorite razors of any that I've tried.

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 12-13-2012, 12:59 PM
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The Tradere continues to be my favorite razor. Followed closely by the Vintage Bakelite Slant and Weber.

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 12-13-2012, 01:02 PM
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I found the first-generation Tradere to be too aggressive for me and ended up selling it. I'm hoping that this won't happen with the Weber DLC that I just bought.

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 12-13-2012, 01:07 PM
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(12-13-2012, 01:02 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I found the first-generation Tradere to be too aggressive for me and ended up selling it. I'm hoping that this won't happen with the Weber DLC that I just bought.

Although YMMV, I would be surprised if you found the DLC to be too aggressive. The DLC is a wonderful 'all-rounder' in my view. Good luck!

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 12-14-2012, 07:12 PM
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(12-13-2012, 01:07 PM)Agravic Wrote:
(12-13-2012, 01:02 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I found the first-generation Tradere to be too aggressive for me and ended up selling it. I'm hoping that this won't happen with the Weber DLC that I just bought.

Although YMMV, I would be surprised if you found the DLC to be too aggressive. The DLC is a wonderful 'all-rounder' in my view. Good luck!

Agreed. The Weber IMO is smooth and comfortable, but definitely NOT aggressive. I couldn't shave comfortably with the first generation Tradere OC or SB, so I sold both. I happily shave with the Joris, FaTip and even the current R41 all of which are IMO notably more aggressive than the Weber.

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