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    Question how often do you replace your blade?

    this is out of curiosity, but how often do you change the blade? when do you know the blade should meet its end ?

    any thoughts....?

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    When the blade starts to tug in the least, or doesn't deliver a satisfying shave it's done. This varies a bit between manufacturers, but 4-6 shaves is about average. I've had some that were kicked out after the first pass because of bad machining.

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    Because my hair is fairly fine I can get 10 to 12 shaves out of a blade so it can last me almost a month since I shave every other day.

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    thanks for the info guys.

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    I find 4 shaves is the max depending on the blade. Yea they will still shave after that but the result ain't so hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    I find 4 shaves is the max depending on the blade. Yea they will still shave after that but the result ain't so hot.
    +1, although sometimes that 4th shave can be a little rough, depending on the blade of course.

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    Default How often do you replace your blade?

    Gentlemen:

    For me, three is the magic number. Experience has taught me that after the third shave the blade begins to lose its edge. I use the Feather and the Gillette yellow pack blades.

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    dynamo,

    For me Feathers last for two (2) comfortable shaves; The Russian blades (Gillette 7'o Clock, Iridium Super & Astra (Platinum & Stainless)) last for three (3) comfortable shaves.

    I get more mileage from my SE blades - the GEM PTFE cooated stainless can go four to five (4 -5) comfortable shaves (with a bit of hand stropping after shave three (3)). Personna Injector blades go for four (4).

    As with all things shaving, YMMV

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    I only shave with replacable blades on holiday or if I am really in a hurry.
    I generally don't count shaves. I just shave until it starts pulling. I use Feather super pro blades and they last up to 12 shaves or so.
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    I agree with the three shave per blade. The D/E blades are so cheap anyway, so I want comfort and BBS shaves, not the maximum shaves per blade.

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