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    Well, after a manic few days I'm getting to try the blades. Updates to follow. Found a merkur blade aswell, don't recall buying any, must have come with the razor.

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    This was my set up for my first go with the Dorco ST301.

    My usual prep, hot bath, exfoliating face wash, shave oil and cream.

    My first impressions were good. It mowed around 3 days growth well on the cheeks, chin and lips.

    Then we come to the neck. The blade tugged and skipped causing a few weepers and its a wee bit uncomfortable still, I don't recall the last time I had razor burn. This was on setting 1!

    My opinion, the Wilkinson swords are better 'OH POPS. FANCY DOING A SWAP FOR SOME BLADES?'
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    Have you tried the Wilkinson blades in this DE? You may want to use it a few more times before drawing a final conclusion about the Dorco 301's.

    The angle must be more shallow when using the Futur. It is easy to roll the angle into a sharper angle that can scrape rather than cut whiskers. The handle should be brought just below perpendicular to the cutting surface until the blade just starts to cut, then hold that angle. Rolling the handle too far forward will start scrapping regardless of the blade being used. This is especially easy to do on the neck.

    Good luck.
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    I have tried the wilkinsons and get a way with a higher setting on them. This may have been part of the problem as the razor didn't feel like it was cutting in it's usual way, I may have fiddled a bit on the neck to try and get it going.

    I'll bang it up to the dizzy heights of 2.5 and give the Dorcos another go.
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    Day 2, shave 2 and I'm happy to report I don't need a lie down this time!

    Cranked it up to 3 and let rip. It did a much better job but I had to take it easy on the neck after yesterdays shenanigans.

    I have to be honest, while better on a higher setting, they aren't great. I'll probably hang on and use them with the DE until they're gone but I won't be replacing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTheGeordie View Post
    Day 2, shave 2 and I'm happy to report I don't need a lie down this time!

    Cranked it up to 3 and let rip. It did a much better job but I had to take it easy on the neck after yesterdays shenanigans.

    I have to be honest, while better on a higher setting, they aren't great. I'll probably hang on and use them with the DE until they're gone but I won't be replacing them.
    So if you shave daily, in about 4 months you should have used em up then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edhewitt View Post
    So if you shave daily, in about 4 months you should have used em up then.
    I hadn't thought of using it daily, perhaps if I don't have time to use the straight. My god these blades are going to hang around like a bad smell :0

    In fairness, the blade did a lot better today and I honestly don't mind them, especially as 50 cost less than 5. At superdrug or boots, if they have them, 10 Wilkinson Sword will set you back around 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTheGeordie View Post
    I hadn't thought of using it daily, perhaps if I don't have time to use the straight. My god these blades are going to hang around like a bad smell :0

    In fairness, the blade did a lot better today and I honestly don't mind them, especially as 50 cost less than 5. At superdrug or boots, if they have them, 10 Wilkinson Sword will set you back around 4.
    My 35 years worth of astras cost $13 us. I wish I had done the maths before ordering.them
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    Quote Originally Posted by edhewitt View Post
    My 35 years worth of astras cost $13 us. I wish I had done the maths before ordering.them
    You and me both ED, on the bright side they are good blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    You and me both ED, on the bright side they are good blades.

    Bob
    Yeah, I have used one from a 5 pack that MickR sent me, I just wanted to make sure I had some blades to hand before I ran out.
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