12-21-2012, 08:30 AM
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I recently tried the Personna Med Prep Blades and find I can easily get 5 comfortable shaves from them. This, for me, is highly unusual! I am wondering if this is a "YMMV" thing, or if these blades deliver to most in terms of sharpness and longevity.

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 12-21-2012, 08:34 AM
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  • Dave
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I get 5 as well. I know folks swear that the Med Preps and the Labs are the same thing, but I get 4 good shaves from a Lab and 5 from a Med Prep. It may be psychological, but the edge holds for one shave longer on a med prep

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 12-21-2012, 08:36 AM
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All of my chosen blades had to give me at least 7 shaves in order to be "chosen". Med Preps normally give me at least that, but I believe I've gotten as many as 10 shaves with one.

I do a 2 1/3 pass shave.

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 12-21-2012, 08:36 AM
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  • EHV
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  • Milford,PA
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I can push the Med Preps to 4 shaves but I'm usually out by 3 with most blades just because instead of tugging, I get a load of weepers.

Sorry, I guess that I'm not the best to judge pushing a blade but I do truly like the Med Preps. Smile

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 12-21-2012, 09:19 AM
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I could go to 4 with them, but they were best for me at 3. Still my favorite goto blade in my R89.

In contrast, my new fave blades for my R41, Rapiras, have gone to 6 pretty easily.

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 12-21-2012, 01:27 PM
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I get 5.

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 12-22-2012, 02:45 PM
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  • Qhead
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  • Cleveland, Ohio
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Usually get 4 - could push it to 5. But I've found lately that the Med Preps leave me a touch irritated compared with Gillette Siver Bleue.

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 12-23-2012, 08:26 AM
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I can get 10+ but I see no reason to do that since I ahve 100 of them. There's a guy on another forum named "NoahPictures" who got 34 shaves from one blade until he gave up.

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 12-23-2012, 08:46 AM
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  • Andrew
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  • Austin, TX
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I usually swap out at around 4-5 shaves just for variety. I think they'd last longer.

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 12-23-2012, 02:20 PM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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4-5 days. These are very good blades made in the USA.

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 12-23-2012, 05:38 PM
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(12-23-2012, 08:46 AM)Andrew Wrote: I usually swap out at around 4-5 shaves just for variety. I think they'd last longer.

I agree, Andrew. They do well for me Monday through Friday, and they probably would last longer, but by then I need to change things up, just to keep the weekend shaves interesting.

--Glenn

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 02-12-2013, 10:03 AM
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So far, 4-5 shaves without issue. Several times I have used a full 7 days. Those are all 3 pass shaves. Trying a Personna Lab tomorrow for first time, I expect to use it through my Monday shave.

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 02-12-2013, 10:43 AM
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For the comparisons to be relevant, we should be stating how many passes each shave includes.

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 02-12-2013, 10:58 AM
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  • vuk
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  • Virginia
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Med Preps are a nice blade for me, I just wish they were easier to find. I typically do a two pass shave and can get 10 shaves from them.

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 02-12-2013, 11:12 AM
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Personna Med Preps provide me with 4 to 5 top notch shaves.

They are in my opinion an excellent blade and are one of my top 6 blades.

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 02-12-2013, 02:17 PM
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It lasts a work week for me. Along with Polsilver SI and Gillete silver blue.

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 02-12-2013, 04:16 PM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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I easily get seven shaves from one and could probably get a few more.

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 02-12-2013, 06:19 PM
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Seven two-pass shaves plus touch up for me.

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 02-16-2013, 12:10 PM
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  • vpayne
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Sometimes I get 4-5 & sometimes I get 8. Don't know why.

Vic

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 02-16-2013, 04:44 PM
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  • Blue line
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  • East Central Alabama
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I'd like to try some. Where do you get them and what is their OFFICIAL name?

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