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    This blade is dull. But have i used only the one side all the time?

    I feel silly asking this but i am loosing track of which side of the DE is getting the work. I can see myself using only one side and tossing a "half used" blade away.

    I have started laying the last used side down and using the upward facing side the next day.

    With a straight there is no choice....

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    Here's the crazy way I do it.
    I take one stroke, the roll it over for the second stroke, rinse, repeat untill the shave is done.
    Then I open the razor, remove the blade with my left hand, use a wet Q-tip with my right to wipe the residue for both edges & both sides, then place it back in the same way it came out.

    I'm getting 6 good shaves out of a Shark & 7 or 8 out of a feather before I put a new blade in. I could probable get more shaves out of each, but I'm working my way through a sample pack, so I can't wait to test the next brand.
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    That's the reason I quit using a DE. I could never figure out which side of the blade got the most passes. When the wife found me counting strokes with a magic marker on the bathroom wall, out went the DEs.

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    I use them however it comes, then take out the blade hand strop on my palm. Blades go for as long s they go and there is no difference in how each side shaves as far as I can tell.
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    I never remove the blade till the end of her life
    In shaving after the first pass from the cork i use both sides
    I never turn upside down the blade cause i think will make the cut a little bit different
    Practically a shaver must be a Super-Expert to understand the difference if someone turn the blade without to know it so i do it first for psychological reasons and second due to "machinist rules".

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    I generally flip sides, each half pass. I do the right side, flip the razor, do the left. I am sure that I occasionally end up with slight uneven wear, but I tend to toss blades, especially DE blades very quickly, so a "good enough" system fits my needs.
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    i use one side on one side of my face , and the other on the other side ..
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    Ditto the last two replies.


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    i thought the reason for two edges was so that when one side gets loaded up with lather you can use the other and rinse the razor half as much. i've been flipping the blade over after each use and i thinks it helps it last longer.IMHO
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