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    Anyone have any exp. with Dorco DE blades?
    I was offered 400 for $50.00
    But I have to take them all -or nothing!
    Any good ? or should I pass on them?

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    It works out to about 13 cents per blade- can you get them anywhere else for a better price per blade?

    EDIT: And do you even like Dorco's? That's an important part of it too

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    There are rwo types of Dorco blades. The ST-300 and the ST-301.

    Most users (me included) seem to prefer the 301. They tend to be sharper from the start and last a bit longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfat1 View Post
    There are rwo types of Dorco blades. The ST-300 and the ST-301.

    Most users (me included) seem to prefer the 301. They tend to be sharper from the start and last a bit longer.

    Thanks for the reply

    Is the Dorco the blade you use most often ?
    If not , what blades do you prefer over the Dorcos?

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    That's actually kind of pricey for Dorcos. St-301s, which are fairly smooth and sharp shavers, can be bought for about 10 cents a blade from some sources. And you should NEVER buy a huge stock of blades if you don't know if you like them, unless they are premiums like Swedish Gillettes or Feathers--you can always get rid of those later. Dorcos? Not so much.

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    i tried dorcos, im not too happy they seem to dull fast and dont shave as good as the personas or derbys. i tried the drebys so fatr they are the best for my face, the dorcos dull fast and have to replace them faster, thats why they are cheaper.

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    I do use the Dorco ST-301 but I wouldn't say I do most often. I use Gillette 7O'clock Sharpedge and Israeli Personnas the most.

    Keep in mind that more often than not it is finding a blade that matches the razor. That may sound silly but trust me some blades work in some types of razors and others don't.

    A lot of it can also depend on you. I know a guy who has very senstive skin who can't use the very "sharp" blades like say a Feather. They cause him too much irritation.

    If you have not been shaving long, let me suggest you try a few blades to see what works for you before you make a large purchase.

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    I agree. If you haven't used them before, don't buy that many. Now if you happen to know where I can find 400 Iridiums for $50, let me know

    Personally, I'm not much on Dorco blades. They seem a little rough and don't last long (to me). I also don't like Feather blades, so go figure.

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    I would not go buy 400 of anything, especially if you have not used them and a whole lot of others to decide which you really like.

    Ive used the 301 and they are OK - not super sharp but they are not harsh on your face either, which is good for a newbie. I had to make too many passes to get a close shave with them so I prefer a sharper blade. The Gillette Swedes and Iridiums are good, but more expensive. As far a budget blades, a lot of folks seem to really like the personnas. I would buy a sampler package from one of the vendors here and try all the blades.

    Once you have narrowed down what you like, then consider a larger bulk purchase.

    Just me recommendation. You dont want to spend $50 on someones recommendation and the find out you dont like the blades One persons favorite may be one that YOU will not like at all! Al faces are different and your likes of a particular blade will change as your skills improve so don't get locked into a single blade just yet!

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    One of the worst blades I ever tried but I have read of others who liked them.
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